2006 – Singer Bryan Adams is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the
2006 – Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Miles Davis are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Blondie’s performance is marred when several old members of the band try to bumrush the stage.
2006 – Metallica inducts Black Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Metallica also performs a short set of Sabbath songs during the event at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Other inductees include Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sex Pistols and A&M Records co-founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.
2004 – Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a gala ceremony at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
2003 – An eclectic array of artists induct the new members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani inducts the Police, while Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler inducts AC/DC. Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello introduces the surviving members of the Clash, Elton John inducts Elvis Costello, and […]
1987 – Carole King is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City.
1941 – Big band leader Duke Ellington makes his first recording of the classic “Take the A Train.” The recording receives a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1976.
1940 – Smokey Robinson (William Robinson) is born in Detroit. He forms the Miracles, then called the Matadors, in 1955.The group hits No. 1 in 1970 with “The Tears of a Clown.” He leaves the group in 1972. He is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and receives a Grammy […]
1932 – Country star Johnny Cash is born in Kingsland, Ark. He writes his first song at age 12. Among his No. 1 country hits are “I Walk the Line” in 1956, “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” in 1959, “Ring of Fire” in 1963 and “A Boy Named Sue” in 1969. He is elected […]