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 […]
2000 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York’s Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a rally for Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. The event draws a sold-out crowd of 18,000 that include the Beastie Boys’ Adam […]
1999 – David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young appear at New York’s Madison Square Garden to announce their forthcoming album and CSNY2K tour.
1999 – Eric Clapton performs a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for his Crossroads rehab center in Antigua. His guests include Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and Bob Dylan.
1998 – HBO is the home of the world premiere of Janet Jackson’s new music video Every Time. The premiere takes place just before the 8 p.m. showing of “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” and serves as a prelude to HBO’s premiere of the live concert special from Madison Square Garden, “Janet: The Velvet Rope.”
1997 – David Bowie performed his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, New York with guests Frank Black, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, The Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, and Billy Corgan and Placebo. Proceeds from the concert went to the Save The Children fund.
1991 – Warrant lead singer Jani Lane marries model Bobbie Brown in Los Angeles. I guess he got his Cherry Pie… and a big slice too. In 1990, Lane began a relationship with model Bobbie Brown. Brown is perhaps best known for her role in the music video for the Warrant single “Cherry Pie”. Lane […]
1984 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, nutty Judas Priest fans tear up hundreds of seats as their idol performs.
1980 – Yes sell out three nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden. This edition of the band boasts Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn, but no Jon Anderson.
1979 – Police arrest 15 youths at Earth, Wind & Fire’s concert at Madison Square Garden. The kids are charged with robbing fans on their way to the gig.
1977 – Tousle-haired rock god Peter Frampton plays the first of three sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden. And we’ll bet he did “Do You Feel Like We Do” every single time.
1976 – Elton John sells out his first Madison Square Garden show. Impressive… Most Impressive.