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 […]
2006 – Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58.
2003 – Bobby Brown is arrested in an Atlanta restaurant while eating dinner with wife Whitney Houston. The former New Edition star was wanted for violating parole.
2002 – In a televised plea, pop diva Whitney Houston’s ailing father, who had earlier sued his daughter for $100 million calls for his daughter to settle the case.
2002 – Country singer Lyle Lovett suffers a compound fracture toi his lower right leg when he is trampled by a bull at his uncle’s farm near the Houston suburb of Klein.
2000 – Whitney Houston’s lawyers appear on her behalf in a Kona, Hawaii, courtroom to defend her in a marijuana possession case that stems from a January, 2000, incident at Keahole-Kona International Airport in Hawaii. It is decided that the case will be dismissed in three months if Houston stays out of trouble until then.
2000 – Chart-topping R&B vocalist Whitney Houston is caught with more than a halfounce of marijuana at Keahole-Kona International Airport in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The drugs are discovered in Houston’s handbag during a search at the airport’s security checkpoint. Although the bag is taken and security personnel attempt to detain her, Houston simply walks off and […]
1998 – Retailers in the U.S. are hit with a wave of superstar releases on what the industry dubs “Super Tuesday.” Among the sets released are Garth Brooks’ “Garth Brooks: Double Live,” Whitney Houston’s “My Love is Your Love,” Mariah Carey’s “#1’s,” Jewel’s “Spirit,” and three soundtracks associated with the animated film “The Prince of […]
1997 – Elvis Week begins in Memphis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16. Elvis Week 2008 Event Calendar & Ticket Information Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 17 Below is the current Elvis Week 2008 calendar of events along with ticket purchase information for each event. Updates to the […]
1997 – In Houston, Ted Nugent faces off against animal-rights groups at a hunting show. Go Ted Go. What a Rock-em, Sock’em, Guitar Warrior!
1996 – Alanis Morissette finishes her first U.S. tour in Houston, Texas.
1996 – Blues guitarist Johnny “Guitar” Watson dies while touring Japan. b. 3rd February 1935, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. d. 17th May 1996, Yokohama, Japan. Johnny Guitar Watson’s career went back to the early 50’s in Houston. As a teenager, Johnny played with various artists including Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland. His father played piano, which […]