2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in … Read more

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in …

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]

2000 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben… Read more

2000 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben…

2000 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York’s Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a rally for Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. The event draws a sold-out crowd of 18,000 that include the Beastie Boys’ Adam […]

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 […]

1999 – VH1 links its Save The Music campaign with … Read more

1999 – VH1 links its Save The Music campaign with …

  1999 – VH1 links its Save The Music campaign with NBC’s “Today” show for a weeklong instrument drive. Donated instruments are collected during the program at the Today studios in New York’s Rockefeller Center, for distribution to public schools. A different musician collects the instruments each day. Musicians include Natalie Merchant, Meatloaf, Tony Bennett, […]

1998 – Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guita… Read more

1998 – Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guita…

1998 – Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on “The Drew Carey Show.” On the program, Carey’s band is looking for a lead guitarist, and a string of axemen audition for the gig – including Ramone, even though […]