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 […]
2007 – Bob Dylan and his brother bought Aultmore House a mansion in the Scottish Cairngorms National Park, near Nethybridge, Inverness-shire. Bob Dylan has just purchased a sprawling Scottish estate. Britain’s The Telegraph reported that Dylan and his younger brother David Zimmerman purchased the secluded property for over $7.8 million under the family name, Zimmerman. […]
2005 – Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s Buckinghamshire mansion catches fire. The pair are treated for smoke inhalation after rescuing their pets from the blaze.
2004 – Billy Joel marries for the third time. The lucky bride is Kate Lee, 23. The pair are spliced during a sunset ceremony at Joel’s Long Island mansion. Billy Joel got married to a woman who is just four years older than his daughter. The 55 year old piano man tied the knot with […]
2003 – The Los Angeles Times reports that Phil Spector told his chauffeur, “I think I killed somebody,” the night actress Lana Clarkson died in his California mansion.
2000 – Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall is arrested at his mansion in Surrey, England, on charges of rape. After six hours of questioning he is released and the investigation is dropped. His manager says, “He knew the allegations would never go very far, but it has left him shaken.”
2000 – George Harrison leaves hospital following a knife attack at his English mansion by a crazed fan. Doctors tell him that he will be able to play the guitar again, despite suffering a hand wound.
1998 – Bruce Springsteen’s father Douglas Springsteen dies in Belmont, Calif. Their often tempestous relationship inspired Bruce’s songs “Independence Day,” “Mansion on the Hill” and “Adam Raised a Cain.”
1997 – Elvis Week begins in Memphis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16. Elvis Week 2008 Event Calendar & Ticket Information Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 17 Below is the current Elvis Week 2008 calendar of events along with ticket purchase information for each event. Updates to the […]
1987 – A fire sweeps through Tom Petty’s Encino, Calif., mansion, causing a million dollars in damage.
1982 – The late Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn., opens as a tourist attraction.
1980 – Jimmy Page buys Michael Caine’s English mansion for a reported 900,000 pounds.