2006 – Ex-teen star Leif Garrett is arrested for possession of drugs and attempting to travel on Los Angeles’ subway line without a ticket. Guess that answers the question of who the hell uses L.A.’s public transport system.
2006 – Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer and longtime community activist dies in Los Angeles. He is 72.
2005 – Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny’s Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
2005 – Edith Wong, a promoter who booked bands like the Police, X, the Go-Gos, Oingo Boingo, the Motels, the Knack, the Textones and Plane English at her string of Madame Wong’s clubs in Los Angeles, dies aged 88.
2005 – Casey Chaos, lead singer with Los Angeles scum rockers Amen, is hospitalized with internal bleeding after suffering several ruptured hernias.
2005 – Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. Daniel Stephen Sugerman (aka Danny; October 11, 1954 – January 5, 2005) was the second manager of the Los Angeles based rock band The Doors, and wrote several books about Jim Morrison and […]
2004 – Michel Colombier, a French composer who co-wrote the score for Prince’s Purple Rain movie, worked with Charles Aznavour and Serge Gainsbourg, and was responsible for the first “pop symphony,” dies in Los Angeles aged 65.
2004 – Usher, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Cullum and Reba McEntire perform at a Los Angeles tribute to the late Ray Charles hosted by actor/comedian Jamie Foxx.
2004 – Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born John Cummings in New York City on Oct. 8 1951. He is the third of the quartet’s original members to […]
2004 – Funk legend Rick James is found dead of a heart attack at his Los Angeles home. He is 56. An autopsy shows that he had methamphetamine, cocaine, Vicodin, and Xanax in his system at the time of Death.
2004 – Courtney Love turns herself in at a Los Angeles police station. The aging grunge princess became a wanted woman after failing to appear at arraignment to respond to a charge of felony assault with a deadly weapon.
2004 – Courtney Love is rushed to hospital in New York with what her lawyer calls “a gynecological medical condition.” Police were called to her New York apartment after it was reported she was throwing bottles from her window, and she is handcuffed to the hospital gurney. She misses her court date in Los Angeles, […]