1999 – A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself battling the condition again. Cash is listed in serious condition at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. Among the stringed beauties auctioned off is “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender upon which he recorded his hit “Layla”; the instrument goes for a […]
1999 – Country singer Lee Ann Womack welcomes her second child into the world. Anna Lise is born in Nashville, weighs 6 lbs., 11 oz. and measures 19 inches long.
1998 – It is announced that Johnny Cash has suffered a recurrence of pneumonia, less than a year after nearly dying from the ailment. Cash, 66, receives treatment at a Nashville hospital.
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 – Bob Dylan releases Time Out of Mind. Critics call it a masterpiece this day in rock history! Time Out of Mind is Bob Dylan’s 30th studio album, released in 1997 by Columbia Records. For fans and critics, the album marked Dylan’s artistic comeback after he struggled with his musical identity throughout the 1980s, […]
1997 – In Nashville for a concert, James Taylor spends three hours swapping stories and trading licks with Mr. Guitar, Chet Atkins. The special meeting takes place at Taylor’s request.
1996 – This year’s Olympic torch is carried through Nashville by none other than Billy Ray Cyrus.
1992 – “Sex,” a book of erotic photographs of Madonna, is released. Sex is a highly-designed coffee table book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven Meisel and film frames taken from film shot by Fabien Baron. Sex was released on October 21, 1992 by Warner Books. The book was released by Madonna as an […]
1988 – Roy Orbison dies of a heart attack while on a visit to his mother near Nashville, Tenn. He is 52. His biggest hit is the million-selling No. 1 song “Oh, Pretty Woman.” He is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1988 he joins the superstar collaboration the […]
1988 – Steel guitarist Pete Drake, who played with Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr, dies in Nashville at age 55.
1988 – The “Is Elvis Alive?” frenzy reaches a high point as Nashville radio station WYHY offers $1 million to anyone who can produce the King alive. Despite our best efforts, Elvis still refuses to emerge from his quarters at the 23rd Street YMCA in New York. So the reward is unclaimed.