1998 – The Rolling Stones announce that they are postponing the U.K. dates on their current European tour until June of the following year. A statement cites “rescheduling problems, insurance claims, and tax issues.
1998 – Eric Clapton’s “Pilgrim” is issued worldwide.
1997 – Bob Dylan releases Time Out of Mind. Critics call it a masterpiece this day in rock history! Time Out of Mind is Bob Dylan’s 30th studio album, released in 1997 by Columbia Records. For fans and critics, the album marked Dylan’s artistic comeback after he struggled with his musical identity throughout the 1980s, […]
1996 – Aretha Franklin’s “Christmas Extravaganza” concert at the Detroit church where her father was once pastor leaves hundreds of fans out in the cold – literally. The New Bethel Baptist Church sells 2,500 tickets, but the church’s benches and pews can only accommodate 1,500. The church issues refunds and apologies for the ticketing snafu.
1995 – Cyndi Lauper won an Emmy award in 1995 for a guest appearance on the Mad About You sitcom. She won for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, a few weeks after her first hits package, Twelve Deadly Cyns… and Then Some, was released. A new track, “Hey Now (Girls Just Want to […]
1995 – A day after the Justice Department refuses to investigate Ticketmaster, Pearl Jam issues a statement saying they are “disappointed” in the result.
1993 – George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” is the first episode of The Simpsons’ fifth season. It features the Be-Sharps, a fictional barbershop quartet founded by Homer, whose story roughly parallels that of The Beatles. The […]
1993 – The U.S. Postal Service releases a set of seven stamps featuring rock and blues legends. The featured performers are Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley. A separate Presley stamp was also issued earlier in the year.
1991 – Van Halen’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’‘ debuts at No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (also known as F.U.C.K.) is the ninth album by the American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1991. The album’s title came from lead singer Sammy Hagar, who wanted to push the […]
1990 – The BBC issues an apology after one of its radio stations broadcasts a profanity-laden Madonna live performance.
1985 – After Paul McCartney advises him to invest in a music catalog, Michael Jackson buys ATV’s for $47.5 million. The catalog contains 251 Beatles songs written by Lennon and McCartney. Michael Broke a sacred trust amoung artists… turned corporate on McCartney after trying to help him. Disgusting. This is one of those items which […]
1985 – The latest issues of Playboy and Penthouse feature nude pictures of Madonna taken when she was a struggling dancer. Madonna dismisses the ensuing media storm with a glib, “Who cares?” Hey… this is family site!