1963 – The Beatles are introduced to the Rolling Stones for the first time backstage in Richmond, England. George Harrison says he’s particularly impressed by the unsigned band’s performance.
2008 – Grammys still on. While the writers’ strike put a damper on the Golden Globes, the Writers Guild of America announced Tuesday (January 22) that the striking union will not protest the upcoming Grammy Awards, as had been expected. The unresolved writers’ strike already resulted in a scaled-back Golden Globes and was looming over […]
2006 – Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, wins for best male and best pop. Gnarls Barkley wins best song for their international smash “Crazy.”
2006 – Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, “Perfect Partner,” and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J.
2006 – Barbara Streisand’s tour-opening performance at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Is Barbara a Rock chick…. oh yeah… she was funny girl… and Hello Dolly chick… she rocks.
2006 – English songbird Katie Melua performs a concert 303 meters below sea level. The world’s deepest gig happens at the bottom of an oil rig shaft in the North Sea. Unfortunately, someone lifts Melua back to the surface. Katie Melua has entered the record books by playing the deepest ever gig. Melua set the […]
2006 – Scottish no-fi performer Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly has two guitars and a trumpet stolen after a gig in Wales. Someone please return this stuff before he decides to make a hambone record.
2006 – Musicians like David Byrne and Sufjan Stevens share the stage with literary celebs like Sarah Vowell and Jon Stewart at the first Revenge of the Book Eaters charity event, held at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Byrne, Stevens and John Roderick of the Long Winters all perform short sets at the event, which benefits […]
2006 – Top of the Pops airs for the last time on BBC, after 42 years of broadcasting performances by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Madonna, David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Shakira.
2006 – Deep Purple perform a concert to inspire the Croatian soccer squad after their 1-0 defeat to Brazil in the World Cup. “Music gets the rhythm process going and the blood stream running,” says the team treasurer. Steve Morse replaces Ritchie Blackmore on guitar… Awesome…. with all due respect to Ritchie.
2006 – Izzy Stradlin joins Axl Rose onstage to perform “Patience,” “Night Train” and “I Used to Love Her” with Guns N’ Roses (Mark III) at England’s Download Festival.
2006 – American Idol contestant Derrell Brittenum surrenders to the Georgia police. Along with his twin brother Terrell, Brittenum performed on the hit show while being wanted on theft and forgery charges. Terrell and Derrell Brittenum caught in new ‘American Idol’ controversy By Christopher Rocchio, 01/17/2008 One American Idol mini-controversy apparently wasn’t enough for Terrell […]