2008 – Coldplay announced plans to release a new EP and album. Chris Martin said the band are planning two further releases including the full-length follow up to Viva La Vida, by the end of 2009. He told BBC 6 Music: “We’re going to put an EP out at Christmas called Prospects March and we’re […]
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 […]
1999 – Don Henley sues Paramount Pictures, saying the studio backed out of a deal for him to write a song for the Ashley Judd film Double Jeopardy. “Taking You Home” later turns up on Henley’s 2000 album Inside Job. Person Don Henley Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
1999 – Don Henley sues Paramount Pictures Corp., alleging the studio reneged on a deal to feature a song, “Taking You Home,” he penned expressly for the hit film “Double Jeopardy.” Lawsuits were flying in 1999, when Don Henley, Brian Wilson and Alannah Myles all initiated legal action. The solo Eagle was suing Paramount Pictures […]
1998 – The Presidents of the United States of America play their final show at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. The show benefits the Chicken Soup Brigade, which provides food and services to Seattle residents with HIV/AIDS.
1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]
1967 – The Who play their first American live gig at New York’s Paramount Theater.
1964 – The Animals give their debut U.S. performance at the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1963 – ABC Paramount record label signs Fats Domino, who has been with Imperial since the start of his career.
1956 – Elvis Presley signs a three-picture deal with Paramount only five days after his first screen test.
1955 – Reading Billboard today, we learn that Hollywood movie studios are preparing to cash in on this rock ‘n’ roll craze. 20th Century Fox is readying Do Re Mi, starring Jayne Mansfield, Fats Domino, and Little Richard. The film is released in 1956 as The Girl Can’t Help It. Paramount, on the other hand, […]
1935 – Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Miss., one of a pair of twins. His brother Jessie is stillborn. Chart Toppers ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog” stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record […]