1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2005 – Due to a display of incorrect phone numbers at the end of an “American Idol” performance episode, the entire public vote is scrapped with plans to redo voting the following night. American Idol are forced to have a re-vote after the right person doesn’t win … we mean, when they display the […]
2004 – Imprisoned rapper Shyne (“Jimmie Choo”) sends a fax to MTV protesting his prison’s “Taliban phone rules.” The Clinton Correctional Facility denied Shyne phone privileges after it discovered he was using them to promote a new album, Godfather Buried Alive.
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 – Elvis Week begins in Memphis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16. Elvis Week 2008 Event Calendar & Ticket Information Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 17 Below is the current Elvis Week 2008 calendar of events along with ticket purchase information for each event. Updates to the […]
1996 – Tickets to the Pearl Jam concert at the University of Toledo go on sale. However, because of an AT&T screwup, people who try to buy tickets by phone get a busy signal instead.
1985 – The theme from the TV show “Miami Vice” climbs to the No. 1 spot in the Chart Toppers Hot 100. The theme is composed by Czechoslovakian artist Jan Hammer, who composed most of the original music for the television series. Hammer’s composition for the ’80s pop-culture television giant remains on top for one […]
1983 Bob Neal (DJ and former Presley manager) dies this day in rock history! We didn’t have a picture of Bob, so here is a pic of the King to pay tribute to his former manager! He’s singing, ” He did it his way!” BOB NEAL – MANAGING THE HILLBILLY CAT This interview took place […]
Tim Curry in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 1973 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, opens at a London theater,. Also, making his first time ever appearance is Meatloaf. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films. With a screenplay written by […]
1972 – In a TV interview with Dick Cavett, John Lennon says he thinks the FBI is tapping his phone as part of a plan to have him deported from the U.S. The Dick Cavett Show Recorded: 05/May/1972 Transmitted by: ABC (USA) Colour 11/May/1972 John & Yoko’s final appearance on Dick Cavett’s show which was, […]
1969 – Dave Grohl of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters is Born. Dave Grohl, drummer, singer, Nirvana, (1991 UK No.7 & 1992 US No.6 single Smells Like Teen Spirit’ from the 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ spent over 2 years on the UK chart & made US No.1 album chart in 1992). Foo Fighters, (1995 UK No.5 […]
1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in London. He first records with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo. His two No. 1 songs are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance.” David Bowie (IPA: Although he released an album and numerous singles earlier, David Bowie first caught […]