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 […]
2008 – Led Zeppelin ‘To Announce 250Million Pound World Tour’ Whitesnake singer says… by Jason Gregory More Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin will mark their 40th anniversary with a £250million world tour, according to reports. Calls for the band to reform for a full world tour have been relentless since they played a one-off show at […]
2006 – Libertines/Babyshambles drug casualty Pete Doherty is arrested in London after photos appear in UK tabloid The Sun of him allegedly injecting an unconscious girl with drugs. Oh dear.
2004 – One of the few CD copies of U2’s follow-up to All That You Can’t Leave Behind vanishes during a photo shoot in the south of France. Twenty people present at the session are questioned in connection with the disappearance.
2004 – Prince and his bodyguard are sued by a college student when supposedly he tried to snap a shot at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The PP and the PPB, (Purple Prince and Purple Prince Bodygaurd), must’ve been camera shy, but the student alleges he was beaten and had his camera stripped off him when […]
1999 – Steve Tyler of Aerosmith tells the New York Daily News he’s trying to prevent his ex-wife from printing naked photos of him in a new book. “She has some old pictures we took one night in a toxic psychosis and she thought it would be very funny to put them in her book,” […]
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 […]
1992 – “Sex,” a book of erotic photographs of Madonna, is released. Sex is a highly-designed coffee table book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven Meisel and film frames taken from film shot by Fabien Baron. Sex was released on October 21, 1992 by Warner Books. The book was released by Madonna as an […]
1988 – Several Department stores in Minnesota refuse to stock the newly released Prince album, “Lovesexy” because the cover photo features a nude photo of him. Wow… take away our freedom to choose!
1987 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The comeback album is the band’s first since the departure of Roger Waters and the subsequent lawsuit over the use of the band name. A Momentary Lapse of Reason is Pink Floyd’s 1987 album, the band’s first release after the departure of Roger Waters from […]
1987 – Classical guitarist Andres Segovia dies of a heart attack. Age 94. He receives a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986. In the ceremony he is cited as the most brilliant and influential of all classical guitar players. Andrés Torres Segovia, 1st Marquess of Salobreña (21 February 1893–2 June 1987) was a Spanish classical […]
1985 – President Ronald Reagan seizes a photo opportunity and gives Michael Jackson a humanitarian award at the White House.