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, […]
2005 – Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, dies at his home in Asheville, N.C. He is 71. A native of N.Y., Moog was diagnosed with brain cancer in late April and had since undergone radiation treatment and chemotherapy. […]
2005 – Elvis Presley’s single ‘One Night’ made chart history by becoming the 1,000th UK number one. Elvis, who led last week’s chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’, had now scored more number one UK hits than any other artist with 20 number 1’s, beating The Beatles’ 17 chart toppers. Lyrics: (words & music by D. Bartholomew […]
2003 – Time Warner agrees to sell its Warner Music business to a group led by media mogul Edgar Bronfman Jr. for $2.6 billion. Warner Music artists include Madonna and R.E.M.
2003 – Antipodean rockers The Datsuns announce Led Zeppelin’s bassist John Paul Jones will produce the follow-up to their self-titled debut.
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 […]
2000 – Puff Daddy testifies before a grand jury about the December nightclub shooting that led to his arrest on possession charges. Jennifer Lopez attends the hearing.
1991 – Enigma went to No.1 for one week on the UK singles chart with ‘Sadness Part One’. As Enigma is primarily an electronic music production, I assume you had a long standing interest in this area, so what artists influenced you to explore this direction right from the start? Influences, I’d have to say […]
1987 – Robert Plant plays with his old group, the Band of Joy, in Folkestone, England. Plant performs Led Zeppelin numbers as a solo artist for the first time, including “Trampled Underfoot” and “Misty Mountain Hop.”
1983 – During a solo concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, Robert Plant is joined by his old Led Zeppelin cohort Jimmy Page. The two perform “Treat Her Right,” a song that was originally a hit for Roy Head in 1965.
1982 – “Jack and Diane” by John Cougar led the Billboard singles chart, while his earlier release, “Hurts So Good” was still at number ten.
1980 – Led Zeppelin announces its decision to break up on this day in rock history! Man… that was a depressing day for Rock fans… ouch! Hand me the bong!