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 […]
2007 – Jurors in the murder trial of music producer Phil Spector were shown the bloody revolver that was found at the feet of Lana Clarkson, the actress he was accused of killing at his home in the early hours of February 3rd, 2003. She had accompanied Spector to his Alhambra, California mansion after meeting him […]
2004 – Phil Spector is arrested on This Day in Rock! Arguing over their business relationship, Phil and his chauffeur got into a slight knock down which ended in both trying to make a citizen’s arrest to the other.
2004 – A warrant is issued for the arrest of Rosalind Morganfield, the daughter of blues giant Muddy Waters, in Gainesville, Fla. Morganfield is wanted for the murder of a 19-year-old man in 1996.
2003 – Producer Phil Spector pleads not guilty in the shooting Deaths of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is formally charged with one count of murder by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
2003 – Murder Inc., the record label that’s home to Ja Rule and Ashanti, announces it’s changing its name to The Inc. Label boss Irv ‘Gotti’ Lorenzo is also to drop the ‘Gotti’ part of his name.
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
2000 – Having been found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos’ Cesar Rosas, Gabriel Gomez, the victim’s half-brother, leads police to a shallow grave in a nearby canyon. Dental records are used to ID Rosas body.
2000 – Gabriel Gomez is found guilty of murdering his half-sister Sandra Rosas. Sandra, the wife of Los Lobos guitarist Cesar Rosas, vanished from their California home nearly a year ago.
2000 – Spencer Goodman was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. Goodman was convicted of kidnapping and murdering the wife of ZZ Top manager Bill Ham in 1991. Ham was present for the execution.