2004 – Pop singer Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a surprise ceremony held at a private home in the Studio City area with 20 to 30 people attending. The ceremony lasts about 5 minutes. It is Spears’ second marriage in nine months. Pop star Britney Spears did it again and got […]
2004 – L.A. Laker Rick Fox files for divorce from pop star and actress Vanessa Williams (“Save the Best for Last”).
2004 – Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his Deaths, according to a spokesperson for the artist. Charles, who made his last public appearance April 30, when his recording studio […]
2004 – The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry report that global music sales fell 7.6 percent over the last year. They blame the slump on piracy, poor economic performance, and the rise in DVD and video game sales.
2004 – James Lawrence, guitarist with Hope of the States, is found hanged at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios near Bath, where the UK art rockers were finishing work on their debut album. He was 26. HOPE OF the States, for whom James Lawrence played guitar, was one of a new generation of British bands […]
2003 – Ozzy Osbourne seeks treatment for Parkinson’s Disease-like tremors and postpones a fall European tour, The veteran rock artist says in a statement, “I have been in Boston for the last three weeks, having medical tests for a tremor which has become markedly worse over the last two years.”
2003 – R.E.M. play the last show in their European tour in Nyon, Switzerland. The set includes rarities like “Permanent Vacation.”
2003 – During a Vienna show, R.E.M. play the unreleased “Permanent Vacation,” which last featured in their set 20 years ago.
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
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 […]
2001 – Tim Booth announces that James’ forthcoming U.K. tour is to be his last with the band. With 11 albums and 20 top-40 U.K. singles under its belt with Booth at the helm, the Manchester-based group’s remaining members plan to continue making music together following the singer’s departure.