2008 – Gilmour’s tribute to Floyd star Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Syd Barrett and Richard Wright Gilmour said Wright (right) was “gentle, unassuming and private”. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has praised late bandmate Richard Wright for his “vitality, spark and humour”. Writing on his website, Gilmour said he had “never played with anyone quite […]
2006 – U2’s Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14,000 to the Myer Music Bowl, and is broadcast to thousands more on giant screens through Melbourne, Brisbane […]
2006 – Barbara Streisand’s tour-opening performance at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Is Barbara a Rock chick…. oh yeah… she was funny girl… and Hello Dolly chick… she rocks.
2005 – Elvis Presley’s single ‘One Night’ made chart history by becoming the 1,000th UK number one. Elvis, who led last week’s chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’, had now scored more number one UK hits than any other artist with 20 number 1’s, beating The Beatles’ 17 chart toppers. Lyrics: (words & music by D. Bartholomew […]
2003 – Britney Spears tops the album charts with her much hyped In the Zone record. She becomes the first female artist in chart history to land four consecutive albums at No. 1. Blink-182 are at No. 3 with their self-titled album, while a remix of the Beatles’ Let It Be enters at No. 5.
2003 – John Mellencamp address a class in rock music history at Indiana University, sharing a key bit of rock ‘n’ roll wisdom: “You’ve got to believe in yourself no matter where your dream leads you.” Bring back Noam Chomsky.
2003 – Prince plays a secret show at the Bennett’s Lane jazz club in Melbourne, Australia on this day in rock history!
2003 – Madonna’s first children’s book is published in 42 languages in more than 100 countries. The release of “The English Roses” by Callaway Editions and Penguin Group, in association with various publishers around the world, is touted as the largest simultaneous worldwide release of a book in history.
2001 – Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard has a history of coronary artery disease.
2000 – David Brown of Santana dies due to liver and kidney failure this day in rock history!
1999 – The largest music bootleg bust in U.S. history was made in 1999. It was estimated that this one operation alone was responsible for $100 million in lost revenues. Recording equipment valued at $250000 was confiscated, as were almost 100000 CDs, over 110000 cassettes, 300000 blank CDs and 4 million CD and cassette labels. […]
1997 – Former Alice Cooper guitarist Glen Buxton dies at age 49 this day in rock history!