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 […]
2003 – Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff (“The Harder They Come”) is awarded Jamaica’s the Order of Merit, honoring his work in music and film.
2003 – A week after his Deaths at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash is bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. Cash wins song of the year for his cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” and album of the Year for […]
2003 – Country legend Johnny Cash is buried next to his wife June Carter Cash in Hendersonville, Tenn. Among those attending the private ceremony are Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, daughter Rosanne Cash and former veep Al Gore.
2003 – Gerry Marsden, 60, of Merseybeat legends Gerry & the Pacemakers (“You’ll Never Walk Alone”) undergoes a triple heart bypass, but is expected to make a full recovery.
2003 – Punk legends the Clash receive a lifetime achievement award at the GQ Men of the Year awards in London. Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay is named Most Stylish Man.
2003 – Dead Kennedys vocalist Brandon Cruz leaves the California punk legends to spend more time with his family. He joined the band after they reformed minus original singer Jello Biafra in 2001.
2003 – The White Stripes’ Jack White (the talented one with the guitar) announces he’s producing tracks for C&W legend Loretta Lynn. Told you he was talented.
2003 – Guitar legend Carlos Santana announces alongside Bishop Desmond Tutu that the proceeds from his summer tour will go towards battling AIDS.
2003 – Pop singer Kelly Clarkson and rock legends Styx both cancel shows in Toronto following warnings about the spread of the killer respiratory disease SARS.
2002 – R&B legend Ray Charles is presented with an honorary doctorate of philosophy degree during commencement at Albany State University in his hometown of Albany, Ga.
2002 – James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82.