2004 – Married for two days, pop star Britney Spea… Read more

2004 – Married for two days, pop star Britney Spea…

2004 – Married for two days, pop star Britney Spears, contending that she “lacked understanding of her actions,” asks a county court in Nevada to annul her Las Vegas marriage to a childhood friend over the weekend. Spears, 22, married Jason Allan Alexander of Kentwood, La., two days earlier at an early morning ceremony. The […]

2001 – James Myers, whose 2-minute, 8-second tune … Read more

2001 – James Myers, whose 2-minute, 8-second tune …

2001 – James Myers, whose 2-minute, 8-second tune “Rock Around the Clock” is considered the granddaddy of all rock’n’roll songs, dies of leukemia. He is 81. Myers wrote the song with Max Freedman in 1953. 1919-2001 JAMES E. MYERS a.k.a. JIMMY DeKNIGHT Posted May 11th – From the Associated Press: Songwriter James Myers dies; co-wrote […]

1999 – Former Beatle George Harrison is stabbed fo… Read more

1999 – Former Beatle George Harrison is stabbed fo…

1999 – Former Beatle George Harrison is stabbed four times in the chest during an attempted robbery early in the morning at his home at Henley-Upon-Thames, near London. The 56-year-old musician and his wife Olivia struggle with the intruder and are able to subdue him until the authorities arrive. The couple is then transported to […]

1998 – Scott Weiland is arrested again on a felony… Read more

1998 – Scott Weiland is arrested again on a felony…

1998 – Scott Weiland is arrested again on a felony warrant in Los Angeles. Weiland posts the $250,000 bail and is released the next morning. Weiland’s court appearances stem from a September ’97 arrest, which alleged two charges of felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic needle. Person Scott Weiland Right click […]

1998 – Johnny Cash returns to a Nashville stage an… Read more

1998 – Johnny Cash returns to a Nashville stage an…

1998 – Johnny Cash returns to a Nashville stage and performs for the first time since has was stricken with Shy-Drager Syndrome the preceding October. Cash joins a surprised Kris Kristofferson, who is singing Cash’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” at “Witness History II,” a tribute to Cash and Waylon Jennings at the Ryman Auditorium.

1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original gui… Read more

1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original gui…

1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of Deaths is undetermined. Henry Charles Vestine (December 25, 1944 – October 20, 1997) a.k.a. “The Sunflower”, was an American guitar player known mainly as a member of the band Canned Heat. He […]