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 […]
2007 – Quiet Riot Singer Kevin DuBrow Died Of Cocaine Overdose: Report Coroner said toxicology results, which were released Monday, show that musician died of accidental drug overdose. Two weeks after news of his death first made headlines, the autopsy results on late Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow — who was found in his Las […]
2006 – Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele is sentence to four years in jail after pleading guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. In February 2003, a fire at a nightclub set off by the metal band’s pyro killed 100 people.
2004 – A man is killed and another wounded in a shooting outside a New York nightclub hosting a party for rapper Ja Rule. The incident comes one week after a man was shot at a similar Ja Rule affair in Peoria, Ill.
2004 – The man who shot John Lennon is denied parole for a third time. The New York State Division of Parole say that Mark David Chapman showed “extreme malicious intent” in killing the former Beatle.
2003 – The Los Angeles Times reports that Phil Spector told his chauffeur, “I think I killed somebody,” the night actress Lana Clarkson died in his California mansion.
2003 – UK/USA alt.duo The Kills postpone their British tour due to exhaustion.
2002 – Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa.
2000 – Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit “Take Your Time (Do It Right),” is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53.
2000 – Pete Townshend announces via his Web site that he contacted Eddie Vedder after learning about the deaths of nine people during a Pearl Jam performance at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. In 1979, 11 people were killed before a Who concert in Cincinnati. “I spoke yesterday to Eddie Vedder,” Townshend’s posting reads. “I […]
2000 – An off-duty policeman kills himself at a Cure gig in Prague.
1999 – Spice Girls manager Bob Herbert was killed in a car crash in Windsor, England. Herbert was behind the formation of The Spice Girls and Five and had managed Bros during the 80’s.