2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile inte… Read more

2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile inte…

2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]

2002 – Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles… Read more

2002 – Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles…

2002 – Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his Deaths in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart-topping singles in British history. The remix of his 1968 track A Little Less Conversation, credited to Elvis Vs. JXL and the first […]

1951 – Vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest is bor… Read more

1951 – Vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest is bor…

1951 – Vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest is born in Birmingham, England. Robert John Arthur Halford (born August 25, 1951) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Judas Priest. Halford has a three-and-a-half octave vocal range (D2-B5). He is one of the most respected […]

1949 – Rick Springfield (Richard Springthorpe) is … Read more

1949 – Rick Springfield (Richard Springthorpe) is …

1949 – Rick Springfield (Richard Springthorpe) is born in Sydney, Australia. His biggest hit is the million-selling No. 1 single “Jessie’s Girl” in 1981. He wins a Grammy for the song as Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949 in Sydney) is an Australian-American songwriter, musician and […]