2009 – The official Roadrunner Records web site has been updated with top-album picks for 2008 from a number of artists that are signed to the label, including members of MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH, DEVILDRIVER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and TRIVIUM. A few of the selections follow below. The entire list can be found at this location. Shawn […]
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 […]
2006 – Bill Miller, who played piano with Frank Sinatra’s combo for over 40 years, dies aged 91. You can hear him tickling the ivories on evergreens like “My Way,” “Strangers in the Night” and “Young at Heart.”
2006 – Co-founder of Mercury Records Irving Green dies in Palm Springs, Calif. at the age of 90. RIP – Irving Green July 4, 2006 What do Sarah Vaughn, The Platters, Brook Benton, Patti Page, The Diamonds, Del Vikings, James Brown, Dinah Washington, Roger Miller, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Laine, The Troggs, Wayne Fontana, the Mindbenders, […]
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 […]
1996 – Blues guitarist Johnny “Guitar” Watson dies while touring Japan. b. 3rd February 1935, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. d. 17th May 1996, Yokohama, Japan. Johnny Guitar Watson’s career went back to the early 50’s in Houston. As a teenager, Johnny played with various artists including Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland. His father played piano, which […]
1993 – The Grateful Dead gather around one of their own, saying they will help pay for artist Stanley “Mouse” Miller’s liver transplant. Miller created the band’s distinctive skull-and-roses logo.
1993 – Paul McCartney headlines an Earth Day concert at the Hollywood Bowl with Ringo Starr, Steve Miller and Don Henley. He hasn’t performed there since he appeared with the Beatles in 1965.
1991 – After repeatedly criticizing Miller Beer, the tour sponsors, The Black Crowes are dropped as the opening act on ZZ Top’s tour.
1988 – Steve Miller begins his first tour in six years in Burlington, Vt.
1987 – Trumpeter Gene Miller, who played with Otis Redding and Etta James among others, dies in Memphis.
1987 – Steve Miller is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.