2005 – Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, dies at his home in Asheville, N.C. He is 71. A native of N.Y., Moog was diagnosed with brain cancer in late April and had since undergone radiation treatment and chemotherapy. […]
2004 – Michel Colombier, a French composer who co-wrote the score for Prince’s Purple Rain movie, worked with Charles Aznavour and Serge Gainsbourg, and was responsible for the first “pop symphony,” dies in Los Angeles aged 65.
2004 – Michelle started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All This Time.’
2001 – The 17-year-old songwriter Michelle Branch releases her debut The Spirit Room. Helped by the hits “Everyday” and “All You Wanted,” the album peaks at No. 28 on the Billboard charts.
2001 – Presley Scott Harwell, son of Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell and Michelle Laroque, dies from complications due to acute lymphatic leukemia.
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 […]
1970 – Michelle Phillips marries actor Dennis Hopper. The marriage lasts eight days.
1967 – The ninth annual Grammy Awards are held. Frank Sinatra’s Sinatra, A Man and His Music wins Album of the Year, while “Strangers in the Night” is named Record of the Year. John Lennon and Paul McCartney win the Song of the Year Grammy for “Michelle.”
1966 – The Beatles started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Rubber Soul’ the groups seventh US chart topper, which went on to spend 56 weeks on the chart. The group also started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘We Can Work It […]
1955 – James Dean, whose iconic stance in films like Rebel Without a Cause influenced countless rockers, dies in an automobile accident. He was 24. James Dean: one of the most influential actors on rock n roll who was not famous as a musician… Rather, a great actor with the right ‘tude. James Byron Dean […]
1944 – Byrds guitarist Clarence White is born this day in rock history! Clarence White (born Clarence LeBlanc) (June 7, 1944 – July 15, 1973) was a guitar player for Nashville West, The Byrds, Muleskinner, and the Kentucky Colonels. His parents were French-Canadians from New Brunswick, Canada. The father, Eric LeBlanc, Sr., played fiddle, guitar, […]
1944 – Michelle Phillips (Holly Michelle Gilliam) of the Mamas and the Papas is born in Long Beach, Calif. on This Day in Rock! The group’s biggest hit is the million-selling No. 1 song “Monday, Monday.” Phillips later acts in the TV show “Knots Landing.”