2007 – Quiet Riot Singer Kevin DuBrow Died Of Cocaine Overdose: Report Coroner said toxicology results, which were released Monday, show that musician died of accidental drug overdose. Two weeks after news of his death first made headlines, the autopsy results on late Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow — who was found in his Las […]
2006 – U.K. heroin casualty Pete Doherty – singer with Babyshambles and The Libertines – is detained on a flight bound for Barcelona after a bloody syringe is found in the plane’s bathroom.
2006 – Pink Floyd reaches the staggering plane of 1,500 weeks on the Chart Toppers charts with its record setting 1973 album “Dark Side of the Moon.”
2005 – Edith Wong, a promoter who booked bands like the Police, X, the Go-Gos, Oingo Boingo, the Motels, the Knack, the Textones and Plane English at her string of Madame Wong’s clubs in Los Angeles, dies aged 88.
2003 – No one is injured when a chartered plane carrying the Dixie Chicks clips a building at Glasgow Airport. The group is en route from Dublin for a concert at Glasgow’s Exhibition and Conference Center. The show goes on as planned.
2000 – Roxy Music’s lead smoothie Bryan Ferry settles back in his seat hoping to catch a few winks before his flight lands in Nairobi when the plane cockpit is stormed by a man intent on flying the British Airways jet into the ground. Fortunately, he’s overcome in a struggle and Ferry is free to […]
1999 – Goo Goo Dolls narrowly avoid serious injury when the military plane they are aboard skids off the runway at a U.S. Naval Air Station in Sicily, Italy. The group is on its way back from Bosnia, where they had just performed for soldiers at Tuzla army base. The plane attempts two landing approaches […]
1999 – Diana Ross is held in police custody at London’s Heathrow Airport for several hours following an incident involving a member of the airport’s security staff. Ross is arrested then cautioned and released following an allegation of assault on a female security officer during routine security checks prior to boarding a plane.
1999 – Diana Ross is arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport after allegedly assaulting a security guard. Ross was apparently peeved at being searched before she boarded a plane.
1997 – John Denver, whose 1970s hits including “Rocky Mountain High” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads” gained him millions of fans worldwide, is killed when his experimental plane crashes into Monterey Bay in Northern California. He is 53.
1996 – Jamaican authorities opened fire on Jimmy Buffett’s seaplane, mistaking it for a drug trafficker’s plane. U2 singer Bono was also on the plane; neither singer was injured in the incident.
1982 – In a year that has seen him bite the head off a bat and watch his guitarist Randy Rhoads die in a plane crash… metal madman Ozzy Osbourne marries his manager, Sharon Arden.