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 […]
2005 – Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. Daniel Stephen Sugerman (aka Danny; October 11, 1954 – January 5, 2005) was the second manager of the Los Angeles based rock band The Doors, and wrote several books about Jim Morrison and […]
2004 – Traffic cancel their reunion tour after drummer Jim Capaldi is diagnosed with a severe gastric ulcer.
2003 – Jim Morrison’s parents sue the Doors 21st Century – made up of Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger and The Cult’s Ian Astbury – claiming their U.S. tour “maliciously misappropriated” the name and logo of the original Doors lineup.
2000 – Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada’s federal government, which handles immigration matters, prevent Eminem from entering the country for a concert at Toronto’s SkyDome. The request stems from a complaint filed to the Toronto police hate crimes squad by a community activist who claims that the Interscope rapper’s lyrics advocate violence toward […]
2000 – Neil Young is honored in Toronto with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame. The Toronto native joins prior honorees Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Gordon Lightfoot, Rush, Christopher Plummer, Jim Carey, and director Norman Jewison.
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. Among the stringed beauties auctioned off is “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender upon which he recorded his hit “Layla”; the instrument goes for a […]
1998 – Hootie & The Blowfish make an emergency stop in Denver during their American Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles when a passenger described as “extremely agitated” reportedly turns violent after meeting the band. The incident begins after drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld’s conversation with a male fan who, according to reports, becomes […]
1998 – Actor Jim Carrey launches an unexpected musical direction when he joins Elton John onstage in Anaheim, Calif., to sing “Rocket Man.”
1998 – Veteran musician, music executive, and manager Jim Tyrrell dies of heart failure in New York. He is 67. Tyrrell had a 10-year career at then-CBS Records, starting in
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, […]
1992 – Simple Minds lead singer Jim Kerr marries British actress Patsy Kensit in London. The actress was previously married to Big Audio Dynamite ex-keyboardist Dan Donovan. Kerr ended a six-year marriage to Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde in