2005 – Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as “Hasta que te Conoci” and “Querida” is nabbed by federal authorities upon arrival at the Ciudad Juarez airport.
2005 – Mexican tropical icon Rigo Tovar dies of a heart attack in Mexico City. He is 59. Tovar, who became wildly successful in the 1970s with his band Costa Azul, left behind a legacy of hit songs, including “Mi Matamoros Querido” and “La Sirenita.”
1970 – Jimi Hendrix is found dead from barbiturate overdose. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and Hendrix is posthumously voted a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992. Jimi Hendrix Jimi HendrixAKA Johnny Allen Hendrix Born: 27-Nov-1942 Birthplace: Seattle, WA Died: 18-Sep-1970 Location of death: […]
1947 – Don Felder of the Eagles is born in Topanga, Calif. Donald William Felder (born September 21, 1947 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American rock musician who was a member of the Eagles from 1974–1980 and from 1994–2001. Felder was the primary guitar soloist and co-writer of the Eagles’ hit song “Hotel California”. He […]
1946 – Linda Ronstadt is born in Tucson, Ariz., the daughter of German/Mexican parents. Her biggest hit is the No. 1 song “You’re No Good,” penned by Roy Orbison. She goes on to win Grammys in the pop, country and Mexican/American categories. Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American […]
1941 – Operatic powerhouse Placido Domingo is born in Madrid. Mustv’e influenced Jeff Tate from Queensryche José Plácido Domingo Embil KBE (born 21 January 1941), He is also admired for his acting ability, his musicality and musical intellect, and the number and variety of opera roles that he has mastered. In addition to his singing […]