2007 – Bob Dylan and his brother bought Aultmore House a mansion in the Scottish Cairngorms National Park, near Nethybridge, Inverness-shire. Bob Dylan has just purchased a sprawling Scottish estate. Britain’s The Telegraph reported that Dylan and his younger brother David Zimmerman purchased the secluded property for over $7.8 million under the family name, Zimmerman. […]
2003 – The manager of controversial Russian lesbian pop duo t.A.t.U. is arrested after 200 teenage fans riot in Moscow’s Red Square.
1999 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform with local Russian artists during a free music festival in Moscow’s Red Square. The “MTV Live With the Red Hot Chili Peppers” event marks the first time the band has performed in Russia.
1999 – Infuriated by a scathing review of a concert he gave in Moscow in December, Mstislav Rostropovich declares he will never play in Russia again. “I will give concerts only where people want to hear me and find pleasure in this, not where they say that I am a `has been’.”
1997 – James Brown becomes the first U.S. artist to appear in Lebanon following the recent lift of the ban on U.S. travel to the country. After playing in Beirut, Brown heads to Moscow where he performs in honor of the city’s 850th anniversary.
1995 – Rapper M.C. Hammer plays a benefit in Moscow for Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin’s political party, Our Home Is Russia.
1989 – The Moscow Music Peace Festival kicks off. The two-day bill of metal acts was corralled by manager Doc McGhee, who hopes to make a judge forget his role in a drug-smuggling scam with this charity concert. All proceeds from the gigs, which feature Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, and the Scorpions, go […]
1985 – Bob Dylan appears at the 12th World Festival of Youths and Students in Moscow. He performs “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’.”
1956 – Little Richard’s “Tutti-Frutti” crosses over from the R&B to the pop chart, rising to #17. Elvis Presley performs “Tutti-Frutti” twice on national TV in February. “Tutti Frutti” is a song by Little Richard, which became his first hit record in 1955. With its opening cry of “Womp-bomp-a-loom-op-a-womp-bam-boom!” (supposedly intended to be a verbal […]