2005 – New York rock club CBGB is served with an eviction notice by their landlord. The landmark was the cradle for New York punk, hosting gigs by The Ramones, Talking Heads and Patti Smith.
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 […]
1991 – Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa have a daughter, Jessica Rae Springfield. It is the couple’s second child.
1989 – At the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., the Who perform their rock opera Tommy with an all-star cast that includes Elton John, Billy Idol, and Patti LaBelle. The Who’s Tommy premiered in the West End at the Queen’s Theatre on February 6, 1979, running for 119 performances. In the 1990s, Pete Townshend […]
1972 – Punk poetess Patti Smith goes to see the Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder at Madison Square Garden and remembers it as: “My brain cracked like an egg. The gold liquid spurted all over the stage. Mick bathed in it. Keith got his feet wet.” Mm-hmm.
1967 – The Beatles have their first meeting with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Park Lane Hilton. The bandmates were convinced they should meet the guru by George’s wife, Patti. Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull tag along. John Lennon later says the experience was akin to “going somewhere without your trousers,” a […]
1967 – As the Beatles continue to record “A Day in the Life,” they’re visited in the studio by Pattie Harrison, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards, Mike Nesmith, and Donovan. The Beatles recorded the orchestral build-up for the middle and end of ‘A Day in the Life’. At the Beatles’ request, the orchestra members […]
1968 – Eric Clapton plays lead guitar for George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” on the album “The Beatles” (also known as “The White Album”). I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping While my guitar gently weeps I look at the floor and I see it need sweeping Still my […]
1966 – George Harrison marries Patti Boyd. The couple later divorces and she marries Eric Clapton.
1965 – George Harrison proposes to Patti Boyd as they drive to a Christmas dinner in London. It’s a good offer, Patti. George and the Beatles are currently No. 1 in the British album charts with Rubber Soul. Patti Boyd – the face that launched many songs for George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
1964 – Fans attending one of the Beatles’ London Christmas shows attack George Harrison’s girlfriend Patti Boyd.
1956 – There will be a lot of joy in the Boss’s house today. Patti Scialfa of the E Street Band – and Mrs. Bruce Springsteen – is born.