2005 – Michael Jackson’s seemingly un-ending legal woes continue, as he’s sued for breach-of-contract by a financial firm which claims it’s still owed money for a loan it negotiated.
1980 – The Eagles: A 28-year-old truck driver takes the office manager of Elektra/Asylum Records’ New York branch hostage. Joseph Riviera demands that either Jackson Browne or the Eagles give him money in order to start his own business. Neither responds, and he eventually surrenders to New York police.
1949 – Bruce Springsteen is born in Freehold, N.J., which last time we looked was indeed still in the U.S.A. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist. He has recorded and toured with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock […]
1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London. Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him […]
1947 – Keith Moon of the Who is born in Wembley, England. He dies on Sept. 7, 1978 at age 32, from an overdose of the sedative Heminevrin. Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. He gained notoriety for exuberant drumming and his […]
1946 – Guitarist Duane Allman is born in Nashville, Tenn. Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American, lead guitarist of the southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band, and session musician. Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band he helped co-found, as well […]
1942 – Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Texas. Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American soul and funk singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, composer, and actor. Hayes was one of the main creative forces behind southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served as both an […]
1900 – Although jazz legend Louis Armstrong always claimed to have been born on this date, later scholarship established that his birthday was on August 4, 1901. Louis Armstrong (4 August 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Sachimo and Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer. Coming to prominence in the 20s […]