2003 – Mick Jagger celebrates turning 60 at a private party in Prague. Among the invitees is former Czech president Vaclev Havel, who gives Jagger a two-foot-high crystal vase.
2001 – Milan Hlavsa dies in Prague aged 49. As the leader of the underground rock band Plastic People of the Universe, Hlavsa became a major figure in the Czech democratic movement and subsequent “Velvet Revolution.”
2000 – U2 frontman Bono turns up in Prague, where he meets with the World Bank president to discuss his debt-relief plan for the Third World.
2000 – An off-duty policeman kills himself at a Cure gig in Prague.
1999 – Czech pop rock act Lucie shines at the Czech Music Academy Awards, held in Prague’s Veletrzni Palace. The B&M Music act collects three awards: Band of the year, album of the year (“Vesti Nez Male Mnozstvi Laky” [Greater Than A Small Amount Of Love]), and with author Oskar Petr, single of the year […]
1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history! Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader. Malmsteen became notable in the mid-1980s for his technical fluency and neo-classical metal compositions. Four of his albums, […]
1948 – Jan Hammer is born in Prague. The keyboardist performed with Santana and Jeff Beck, but we love him for his immortal “Miami Vice Theme.”