1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. Anthony joined the band in 1974 and was their official recording and performing bassist […]
1950 – Ann Wilson of Heart is born in San Diego this day in rock history! Biography When she was a child, Wilson’s family moved around because her father was a Marine Corps colonel. The family eventually settled in Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. Shy due to a stutter, Wilson turned to music, and […]
2004 – Bobby Gillespie, singer with British rock band Primal Scream, is awarded undisclosed damagers in a libel suit against a tabloid that alleged he was having an affair with supermodel Kate Moss. Moss duetted with the band on a version of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood’s “Some Velvet Morning.”
1998 – Nancy Sinatra makes the announcement at a press conference in the capital that the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., have worked out an agreement to be the repository of the late Frank Sinatra’s music and movie archives.
1997 – Elvis Week begins in Memphis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16. Elvis Week 2008 Event Calendar & Ticket Information Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 17 Below is the current Elvis Week 2008 calendar of events along with ticket purchase information for each event. Updates to the […]
1994 – Singers Sting and Nancy Wilson receive honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The former lead singer of the Police called music a priceless gift and told graduates it has the power to heal souls. His diploma was inscribed with his real name: Gordon Sumner.
1978 – Sid Vicious tries to commit suicide at Rikers Island in New York. No, it wasn’t because he saw how much Never Mind the Bollocks was now selling for. Vicious was waiting to be charged with murder following the stabbing death of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
1978 – Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. A 1986 movie of the relationship and murder at New York’s Chelsea hotel, “Sid and Nancy” starred Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. Vicious dies of a heroin overdose before he can be tried for the murder.
1967 – Tonight’s Saturday Evening Post asks the question “What’s Happening in Pop Music?” The answer is Nancy Sinatra.
1967 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Somethin’ Stupid,” Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra. The duo is the only father-daughter team to top the pop chart.
1965 – The Beatles record “Day Tripper” this day in rock history! “Day Tripper” is a riff-driven rock song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and released by The Beatles as a “double A-side” single with “We Can Work It Out”. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the Rubber Soul album. The […]