1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2005 – A $100,000 (£58,823) statue honouring the late punk guitarist Johnny Ramone was unveiled by his widow Linda at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Johnny died from prostate cancer in September 2004 at the age of 55. Hundreds turned out for the ceremony, including Tommy Ramone – the only surviving band member. Dee Dee Ramone […]
2004 – Singer Linda Ronstadt is fired by the Aladdin Casino after she praises Michael Moore’s film Fahrenheit 9/11 during her stage show. The audience reacted with boos and threw cocktails.
2003 – Linda Gail Lewis the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, dropped a claim of sex discrimination against Van Morrison. Lewis had claimed that Morrison had ‘publicly humiliated’ her on stage and had tried to ruin her life by asking her for sex. She withdrew her claim after discussions with her lawyer. Morrison denied all […]
2000 – A schizophrenic man said to be stalking Linda Ronstadt is arrested in Sun City, Ariz. The man was wearing a white tuxedo and carrying a rose he planned to give the singer during a concert.
1999 – Paul McCartney releases Run Devil Run. The collection of rock ‘n’ roll covers originally recorded by artists like Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley is his first album since the death of his wife, Linda, in 1998.
1999 – George Michael, Sinead O’Connor, Chrissie Hynde, and Paul McCartney all perform at Here There and Everywhere: A Concert for Linda, a charity tribute to Linda McCartney held at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1999 – Bruce Springsteen and Bill Joel gracefully thank their beaming mothers. Paul McCartney mourns the loss of his wife Linda. And the three lead a jam session that has a star-studded audience up and dancing during the 14th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
1998 – Robert “Waddy” Wachtel, a musician and arranger who worked on such albums by Linda Ronstadt and Fleetwood Mac, and his wife are arrested for investigation of possessing child pornography, allegedly found on his personal computer.
1998 – Sir Paul McCartney personally chose and arranged the 45,000 flowers that decorate Manhattan’s Riverside Church where the friends and family of Linda McCartney gather to say a candlelit good-bye to the wife of the former Beatle.
1998 – Surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, Sting, Pete Townshend and Sir Elton John are among the mourners at a private service for McCartney’s late wife, Linda, at St. Martins-in-the-Fields church in London. The crowd sings a version of McCartney’s Beatle-era classic “Let It Be,” and the Brodsky Quartet performs […]