2002 – Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis. The band is forced to postpone upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and Boston.
1999 – Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as “Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway.” In conjunction with the honor, the Indianapolis native donates $50,000 to establish VH1’s Save The Music campaign in the state.
1999 – First ladies of hip-hop Salt-N-Pepa embark on their first North American tour in four years in Indianapolis.
1977 – Elvis Presley’s final concert. Market Square Arena, Indianapolis.
1954 – Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band is born in Indianapolis.
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 […]
1939 – Detroit Spinner Billy Henderson is born in Indianapolis this day in rock history!
1935 – Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Miss., one of a pair of twins. His brother Jessie is stillborn. Chart Toppers ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog” stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record […]