2005 – U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union t… Read more

2005 – U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union t…

2005 – U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Brussels after meeting European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, Bono says the EU is facing a crisis of confidence because its citizens do not share the ideas promoted by political leaders.

2000 – Rage Against The Machine lead singer Zack D… Read more

2000 – Rage Against The Machine lead singer Zack D…

2000 – Rage Against The Machine lead singer Zack De La Rocha quits the politicallycharged rock outfit. In a statement, he says, “I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed. It is no longer meeting the aspirations of all four of us collectively as a band, […]

1976 – John Lennon receives his “green card” fro… Read more

1976 – John Lennon receives his “green card” fro…

1976 – John Lennon receives his “green card” from U.S. immigration authorities. Sometime In New York City (1972) is as outward-looking and blunt as Imagine was, for the most part, soft-focused and otherworldly. As its title suggests, the album reflects Lennon’s immersion in the drama and noise of the city to which he had moved […]

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut per… Read more

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut per…

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]