1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2007 – Quiet Riot Singer Kevin DuBrow Died Of Cocaine Overdose: Report Coroner said toxicology results, which were released Monday, show that musician died of accidental drug overdose. Two weeks after news of his death first made headlines, the autopsy results on late Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow — who was found in his Las […]
2005 – Billy Joel announces his return to the road as a solo headlining artist for the first time in nearly eight years.
2005 – Death Cab for Cutie wrap up the two-day Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago with a headlining set. Other performers during the weekend included the Pixies, The Kaiser Chiefs, and Dinosaur Jr.
2005 – Bob Geldof and Elton John announce five July concerts that will make up Live 8 – a new initiative to raise awareness of poverty. Among the headliners are Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Lauryn Hill and Duran Duran.
2005 – Performances from some of the world’s most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. About 50,000 people descend on this desert town for the twoday event, which features headlining sets by Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails, plus […]
2005 – Coldplay headline the first day of the Coachella Festival in California. Other performers included Razorlight, Bloc Party, the Raveonettes and a reformed Bauhaus.
2004 – UK prog rockers Muse play the biggest show of their careers when they headline the Sunday night at Glastonbury Festival. The gig is marred by tragedy when drummer Dominic Howard’s father dies backstage shortly afterwards.
2004 – Organizers announce that the Lollapalooza touring festival, set to feature Morrissey, the Pixies and String Cheese Incident as headliners, has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
2004 – A record 50,000 fans turn out for the fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., headlined by Radiohead and the Cure.
2003 – The Rolling Stones headline a one-day festival in Toronto to revive the city’s tourism industry following an outbreak of the SARS virus. Other performers include AC/DC, Rush and Justin Timberlake. An estimated 450,000 people attend.
2003 – Ashanti and Ja Rule headline Hot 97’s Hot Summer Night show on a New York pier. Newcomer Loon and Fat Joe also perform.