FEATURED: Yaayo Gak! 1960 – Steve Vai: Widdlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddly-SCREECH! Yes, it’s happy birthday to Steve Vai, born today in Long Island, N.Y. this day in rock Guitar God History! Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional […]
2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Cafe in what is the pioneering alternative rock act’s first show in 12 years.
2000 – announces details of its planned 24-date “Back To Basics” tour. Kicking off July 4 and ending Aug. 6, the tour _ with rappers Cypress Hill in tow _ is to play multiple night stands in 3-5,000-capacity venues in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.
1999 – “Faith Hill’s This Kiss Tour,” the country singer’s first solo outing, kicks off at Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre.
1993 – Prince performs a concert at his Paisley Park studios benefiting a Minneapolis community radio station.
1984 – The Prince film “Purple Rain” premieres. Purple Rain is a 1984 feature film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. Prince stars in this movie, which was developed to showcase his particular talents. The film was very successful earning nearly US$100 million at the box office. A sequel titled […]
1982 – Devo bring their video-synchronized concert experience to Minneapolis. This involves the band performing in front of a giant screen on which are projected films and lyrics. The robotic band also interacts with the clips.
1962 – Bob Dylan plays a private party in Minneapolis. Pal Tony Glover records his set.
1960 – Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai would also record and tour in Zappa’s backing band starting in 1980. The guitarist began a solo […]
1958 – Prince (Prince Roger Nelson) is born in Minneapolis. His biggest hit is “When Doves Cry,” which tops Chart Toppers’s Hot 100 for five weeks and sells more than 2 million copies. On his 35th Birthdays in 1993 he changed his name to a symbol. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Prince Rogers Nelson received […]