2004 – An album Paul Simon recorded in 1965 that has never saw the light of day in America gets its first official release there. “The Paul Simon Songbook,” previously only available as an import and long out-of-print even in that form, is released via Columbia/Legacy. The original 12-track album was recorded in the […]
2004 – Usher releases Confessions, featuring the hit singles “Burn” and “Yeah!” Allegedly inspired by his break-up with TLC’s Chili, the album tops the Billboard 200 chart.
2003 – Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose sends the Offspring a cease and desist letter after they announce plans to call their new album Chinese Democrazy (You Snooze You Lose). Chinese Democracy is the name given to the long-awaited new GNR album.
2003 – The Allman Brothers Band release Hittin’ the Note, their first album since 1994’s Where It All Begins. Note peaks at No. 37 on the Billboard 200.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single “Boogie Chillen” became a No. 1 R&B hit. Lyrics: Boom boom boom boom I’m gonna shoot you right down, right offa your […]
1998 – Van Halen release their first album with new singer Gary Cherone, titled Van Halen III. The band promotes it with a midnight record-signing session at a New York record store.
1995 – Annie Lennox : Medusa : UK LP is no. 1 chart topper.
1995 – Bruce Springsteen : Greatest Hits : US LP is no. 1 chart topper.
1992 – Bruce Springsteen : Human Touch : UK LP is no. 1 chart topper.