2004 – Bjork performs at the opening of the Summer Olympics in Athens.
2003 – U2 and The Corrs perform at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, held in Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland.
2002 – N Sync, Moby, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and KISS perform at the Winter Olympics closing ceremonies.
1999 – Sugar Ray kicks off the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games with a performance during the Opening Ceremonies.
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 […]
1996 – This year’s Olympic torch is carried through Nashville by none other than Billy Ray Cyrus.
1996 – Blues guitarist Johnny “Guitar” Watson dies while touring Japan. b. 3rd February 1935, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. d. 17th May 1996, Yokohama, Japan. Johnny Guitar Watson’s career went back to the early 50’s in Houston. As a teenager, Johnny played with various artists including Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland. His father played piano, which […]
1992 – Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses walks off stage after 55 minutes at a concert at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, complaining of a sore throat. Many of the 53,000 fans who came see the group and Metallica riot.
1991 – On tonight’s International Special Olympics All-Star Gala on ABC, Debbie Gibson performs “Lost in Your Eyes.”
1984 -Who better to close the Los Angeles Olympic Games than Lionel Richie? He delights a packed coliseum by singing “All Night Long.”
1983 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “All Night Long (All Night),” Lionel Richie. Richie sings the song at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
1968 – London’s Olympic Studio catches fire while the Rolling Stones are there recording Beggars Banquet.