2008 – The Times: The story in this morning’s paper is on the ruses various celebrities use to evade reporters outside the main criminal courthouse in Manhattan. Actor Rip Torn, for example, once led paparazzi through a park and past a gaggle of chanting construction workers before jumping into the cab of an occupied 18-wheeler, […]
1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. Anthony joined the band in 1974 and was their official recording and performing bassist […]
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]
1999 – German schlager artist Rex Gildo dies from injuries he sustained three days earlier when he jumped from the second floor of his Munich flat.
1999 – Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release “Supernatural” jump to the top spot at the nation’s retailers. It’s the Carlos Santana-led group’s first No. 1 release in 28 years.
1999 – The Best of Van Halen, Vol. 1 [Japan Bonus Tracks] Release date: 1999-10-05 By trying to give the David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar eras equal space, The Best of Van Halen, Vol. 1 winds up a little uneven. The first eight songs run through several of Diamond Dave’s biggest songs — “Ain’t […]
1997 – A memorial service is held for Michael Hutchence in Sydney. Attending are his band INXS, his girlfriend Paula Yates, his former girlfriend Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Jason Donovan, Tom Jones, and Midnight Oil. The service is interrupted when a man tries to jump from the balcony of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, crying, “He’s […]
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 […]
1987 – Levon Helm discovers the perils of playing the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J. Bruce Springsteen jumps onstage and joins Helm’s band to play “Up on Cripple Creek” and “Lucille,” the rocker originally made famous by Little Richard.
1984 – No. 1 Chart Toppers hit: “Jump,” by Van . Eddie Van Halen writes the music for “Jump” two years before band member David Lee Roth agrees to write the lyrics and record it.
1984 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Jump,” Van Halen. The song is the first top 10 single for the group, which has already placed 11 songs on the Hot 100. Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. They enjoyed success from the release of their self […]
1983 Bob Neal (DJ and former Presley manager) dies this day in rock history! We didn’t have a picture of Bob, so here is a pic of the King to pay tribute to his former manager! He’s singing, ” He did it his way!” BOB NEAL – MANAGING THE HILLBILLY CAT This interview took place […]