2002 – Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham’s Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show “Up for Grabs.” Seats for the premiere show sell out within 10 days of going on sale.
2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]
1999 – Bush premiere the video for “Letting the Cables Sleep” on TRL.
1999 – Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of “South Park.” Korn members Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Brian “Head” Welch, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and David Silveria lend their likenesses and voices – as well as the song “Falling Away From Me” – to the episode.
1999 – “Behind the Music,” VH1’s highest-rated original series, begins airing at 9 p.m. nightly. The broadcasts kick off with the premiere of “The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Behind the Music.”
1999 – Entropy premieres at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. The Stephen Dorff-starring film marks the first time U2 have appeared in a dramatic movie.
1998 – HBO is the home of the world premiere of Janet Jackson’s new music video Every Time. The premiere takes place just before the 8 p.m. showing of “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” and serves as a prelude to HBO’s premiere of the live concert special from Madison Square Garden, “Janet: The Velvet Rope.”
1998 – Frank Sinatra, the premier American pop stylist and Chairman of the Board to his legions of fans, dies of a heart attack. He is 82. The singer, who had stayed out of public view since a heart attack the year before, is pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m. in the emergency room of Ceders-Sinai […]
1997 – The U.S. premiere of Sir Paul McCartney’s “Standing Stone” is played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke’s Orchestra under the baton of Laurence Foster.
1997 – Portugal’s pop phenomenon of the ’90s, the Delfins premiere their album “Azul” (“Blue”) in Madrid’s Las Ventas bullfight arena. Compatriots Madredeus and Dulce Pontes also play.
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 […]
1997 – Michael Jackson film ‘Captain EO’ shows for the last time at Disneyland. The scandal and molestation charges Michael faced prompted Disney to remove the attraction. Nice family ride… way to go Disney! After Michael’s death, Disney reinstated the attraction replacing ‘Honey I shrunk the Audience’. Michael Jackson Starred what Disney hoped would be […]