2001 – The Strokes release their debut album Is This It, featuring their signature songs “Last Night” and “Someday”. The album peaks at No. 33 on the Billboard charts.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single “Boogie Chillen” became a No. 1 R&B hit. Lyrics: Boom boom boom boom I’m gonna shoot you right down, right offa your […]
2001 – James Myers, whose 2-minute, 8-second tune “Rock Around the Clock” is considered the granddaddy of all rock’n’roll songs, dies of leukemia. He is 81. Myers wrote the song with Max Freedman in 1953. 1919-2001 JAMES E. MYERS a.k.a. JIMMY DeKNIGHT Posted May 11th – From the Associated Press: Songwriter James Myers dies; co-wrote […]
2001 – Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was granted a quickie divorce from Meg Matthews at the High Court in London. The couple had split last September, eight months after Meg had given birth to their daughter, Anais.
2000 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the last night of their American tour in Seattle.
2000 – Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens denies that he has in the past supported militant Islamic group Hamas. Islam was denied entry into Israel because he allegedly gave money to Hamas during his last visit to the country in 1998.
1999 – Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and ’70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old.
1999 – Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson’s last album, the 1998 Giant release “Imagination.” The suit is filed by Wilson’s wife and conservator Melinda. Person Brian Wilson Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
1998 – Mariah Carey uses her celebrity status to try to help police find a missing 13-yearold girl. The Grammy award-winning singer joins the family of Christina Williams at a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel to tape a public service announcement about the girl who disappeared a month earlier while walking her dog. Carey volunteered her […]
1997 – John Denver’s last recording, “The Unplugged Collection,” is released in the U.S. The album features versions of such well-known Denver compositions as “Annie’s Song,” Rocky Mountain High, and “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
1997 – John Denver’s last recording, “The Unplugged Collection,” is released in the U.K. The album features versions of such well-known Denver compositions as “Annie’s Song,” Rocky Mountain High, and “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
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, […]