2011 – Prince performed his final concert at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on This Day in Rock. One Highlight… Prince Kicks Kim Kardashian Off The Stage Playing songs such as “Pop Life”, “Mountains.”, “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U” and “Sign O’ the Times.” Prince dedicated “Nothing Compares 2 U” to his […]
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 […]
2007 – Prince kicked off a series of 21 sold out UK shows at London’s O2 arena. Tickets for the events cost £31.21 – the same figure used by the singer to name his album, website and perfume. After completing the 21 nights the Jehovah’s Witness was planning to take time out to study the […]
2007 – The UK music industry reacted angrily at a decision to give away ‘Planet Earth’ the new album by Prince as a ‘covermount’ with the Mail on Sunday newspaper. The 10-track CD was not due to be released in stores until 24 July. Stephen Miron, the newspaper’s managing director, said: “No one has done […]
2007 – Prince was forced off stage by police halfway through his set at the First Avenue nightclub during a late-night gig in his home town of Minneapolis. The club was only allowed to stay open until 3.am but Prince took to the stage at 2.45am. Prince had already played two concerts in Minneapolis before […]
2006 – Prince received a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his “visionary” use of the Internet; Prince was the first major artist to release an entire album, 1997’s Crystal Ball, exclusively on the internet.
2006 – Prince was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘3121’, his 28th album release.
2005 – Prince topped Rolling Stone magazine’s annual list of the year’s biggest money earners after his 2004 tour grossed over $90 million (£53 million). Madonna came in second place after earning $54.9 million (£34.3 million) and Metallica came third with $43 million (£25.3 million).
2004 – Michel Colombier, a French composer who co-wrote the score for Prince’s Purple Rain movie, worked with Charles Aznavour and Serge Gainsbourg, and was responsible for the first “pop symphony,” dies in Los Angeles aged 65.
2004 – Andre 3000 of rap duo OutKast is named the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He beats out contendors Prince and Weird Al Yankovic.
2004 – Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Jamelia, Alanis Morisette, Nelly Furtado, The Corrs and Lionel Richie all play the Prince’s Trust concert held in London’s Hyde Park.
2004 – Usher tops the U.S. album chart for the fifth week with Confessions. The top three is rounded out by two new entries: Mario Winans’ Hurt No More at No. 2 and Prince’s Musicology at No. 3.