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 – Radiohead were forced to abandon an intimate gig at Rough Trade East records in London after police raised safety fears. The band moved the gig to a nearby club after over 1,500 fans turned up after the event was announced in the morning promising tickets to the first 200 fans.
2007 – The Police were the highest earning touring group for the past year, bringing in nearly $132 million (£66.5m) The band’s 54 gig North American trek generated almost double the total of the second-placed act, Country star Kenny Chesney.
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 – Snoop Dogg is arrested after the LAPD allegedly find a firearm, marijuana and cocaine in his van. The rapper was stopped by police armed with warrants after an appearance on The Tonight Show.
2006 – Willie Nelson is charged with drugs possession after being pulled over in Louisiana for a routine check. Police allegedly find 0.7g of marijuana and 91 grams of magic mushrooms on the country stoner’s bus. Willie’s Kewl factor just went way up.
2006 –Twenty people are injured when ticketless fans try to gatecrash a Rolling Stones concert in Buenos Aires. Police use rubber bullets and tear gas to control the unruly crowd.
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 […]
2006 – Singer-guitarist Bryan Harvey of ’80s duo House of Freaks is found dead with his family in his Richmond, Va., home. Bandmate Johnny Hott summoned police after arriving for a New Year’s party and discovering their house was on fire.
2005 – Vietnamese police drop child rape charges against Gary Glitter after the disgraced glam rock star pays the families of his accusers $2000. The police said they were unable to gather enough evidence.
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.
2005 – Marc Cohn survived being shot in the head during an attempted car jacking as he left a concert in Denver, Colorado. Cohn was struck in the temple by the bullet but it did not penetrate his skull. Police said a man tried to commandeer Cohn’s tour van as it left after a show, […]