2003 – Britney Spears performs a surprise show at Las Vegas’ Palms hotel/casino, singing three songs from a forthcoming album.
2003 – Mariah Carey kicks off her tour behind her album Charmbracelet at Celine Dion’s venue of choice, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
2003 – The New York Post reports that it’s all over for Kid Rock and Pam Anderson. The actress tells the Las Vegas Sun, “We remain good friends, but we have two different lives right now. I am with my kids and I couldn’t be happier.”
2002 – The Who’s John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the Deaths is ruled accidental. He is 57. John Alec Entwistle (October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, and horn player, who was best known […]
2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]
2000 – Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas.
2000 – Folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary celebrate their 40th year together with a U.S. tour that kicks off with a three night stand in Las Vegas.
1999 – The surviving members of The Who, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, reunited for the first time in two years for a concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to launch Pixelon, a new internet video company.
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 […]
1997 – Though it’s not a sell-out, the Bee Gees’ show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas still manages to gross a stunning $1,681,100.
1997 – Matchbox 20 (which in early 2000 changes its name to matchbox twenty) embarks on its first headlining tour in Las Vegas with opening act Lila Haydn & Her Band.
1997 – Portugal’s pop phenomenon of the ’90s, the Delfins premiere their album “Azul” (“Blue”) in Madrid’s Las Ventas bullfight arena. Compatriots Madredeus and Dulce Pontes also play.