2005 – Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Award. Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson are also thanked for their services to the channel that doesn’t show videos anymore, winning Best Male Video and Best Female Video for “Jesus Walks” and the grammaticaly challenged “Since U […]
2005 – Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for “Jesus Walks.”
2001 – Police raid a record store in Glasgow, Scotland and confiscate T-shirts promoting the Goth metal band Cradle of Filth. The Lord Provost of Glasgow took offence to the T-shirt’s legend “Jesus is a c*nt,” accompanied by a picture of a nun masturbating with a crucifix.
1998 – On the verge of launching Davidbowie.com, Bowie hosts several online concerts by performers including Ani DiFranco and the Jesus & Mary Chain.
1998 – Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who earlier announced he wanted to be known as Big Baby Jesus, checks himself out of a New York hospital against the advice of his doctors. A few days prior, ODB, whose real name is Russel Jones, had been shot in the back at his girlfriend’s apartment […]
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 […]
1991 – the first of three nights at Wembley Arena for The Brits 91, which featured the Happy Mondays, James, 808 state, The Cure, Jesus Jones, The Quire Boys, Thunder and The Little Angels. Tickets £12.50 ($21.25) for each day.
1973 – The Doobie Brothers achieved gold status for the first time in 1973. Their second album, Toulouse Street, did the trick with the help of the tracks “Listen to the Music,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and “Jesus is Just Alright.”
1971 – Jesus Christ Superstar mania seizes Pittsburgh. An audience of 13,000 packs the Civic Arena to see a special performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
1971 – Born on this day, Kid Rock, US singer, (Robert James Ritchie), 2000 US No.2 album ‘History Of Rock’, 2007 US No.1 album ‘Rock N Roll Jesus.’
1966 – John Lennon can’t win. After he apologizes for his “more popular than Jesus” remarks earlier in the week, the London Catholic Herald brands his apology “arrogant.” Meanwhile, the Beatles play the first rock concert held at Cleveland Stadium before 24,000 people.
1966 – At Chicago’s International Amphitheatre, the Beatles begin their final U.S. tour under the storm clouds surrounding John Lennon’s “more popular than Jesus” comment. They’re supported by the Cyrkle, the Ronettes, the Remains, and Bobby Hebb.