2007 – Marilyn Manson was being sued by a former band member who said he was owed $20m (£9.8m) in shared profits. Stephen Bier, who played keyboards under the stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy, claimed he was not paid properly over a period of almost two decades. In legal papers filed in Los Angeles, Bier […]
2000 – Rapper Eminem performs at the University of Illinois, where students circulate a petition proclaiming, “We, the undersigned, believe that it is wrong for the university to promote and profit from a concert that will include hate speech, encourage violence and defame people.”
1986 – ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ by Dionne Warwick began a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart, all company and artists profits were given to aids charities.
1985 – After Paul McCartney advises him to invest in a music catalog, Michael Jackson buys ATV’s for $47.5 million. The catalog contains 251 Beatles songs written by Lennon and McCartney. Michael Broke a sacred trust amoung artists… turned corporate on McCartney after trying to help him. Disgusting. This is one of those items which […]
1947 – Don Felder of the Eagles is born in Topanga, Calif. Donald William Felder (born September 21, 1947 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American rock musician who was a member of the Eagles from 1974–1980 and from 1994–2001. Felder was the primary guitar soloist and co-writer of the Eagles’ hit song “Hotel California”. He […]
1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in London. He first records with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo. His two No. 1 songs are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance.” David Bowie (IPA: Although he released an album and numerous singles earlier, David Bowie first caught […]
1935 – Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Miss., one of a pair of twins. His brother Jessie is stillborn. Chart Toppers ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog” stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record […]