2004 – For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder is named the 2004 recipient of the Chart Toppers Century Award. Wonder follows George Harrison (who received the inaugural award in 1992), Buddy Guy, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Chet Atkins, James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman, John Mellencamp, Annie Lennox and […]
2001 – Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the
1999 – Garth Brooks appears on Sesame Street. He sings a song called “Together We Make Music” with Harry and the other Sesame Street Monsters.
1992 – Grammy-winning singer and pianist Harry Connick Jr. is arrested at New York’s Kennedy Airport after guards discover a 9mm pistol in his carry-on luggage.
1978 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “MacArthur Park,” Donna Summer. Richard Harris hit No. 2 with his version of the song in June 1968.
1962 – Having just released their first single, “Love Me Do,” the Beatles play their first major gig at the Liverpool Empire. Also on the bill are Little Richard, Craig Douglas, Jet Harris, Kenny Lynch, and Sounds Incorporated.
1954 – Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trevor Rabin (born January 13, 1954) is a South African-American musician, best known as a guitarist and songwriter for the British progressive rock band Yes from 1983–1994, and since then, as a film composer. Biography Early years Rabin was born Trevor Charles Rabinowitz […]
1953 – Tom Petty is born in Gainesville, Fla. He wins a Grammy Award as part of the Traveling Wilburys for the 1989 album “Traveling Wilburys Volume One.” Thomas Earl “Tom” Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and a […]
1950 – Chris Stein of Blondie is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Chris Stein (born January 5, 1950, Brooklyn, New York) is co-founder and guitar player in the New wave band, Blondie. He is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the Hip hop film Wild Style. Stein wrote th Sunday Girl as […]
1948 – Born on this day, Tim Harris, drums, The Foundations, (1967 UK No.1 single ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You’, 1969 US No.3 single ‘Build Me Up A Buttercup’).
1944 – Keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is born in the U.K. The group’s biggest album is the live triple album “Welcome Back, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends; Ladies and Gentlemen … Emerson Lake and Palmer.” It sells more than 1 million copies and reaches No. 4. Keith Noel […]