2004 – Paul McCartney, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Keane, Snow Patrol, Travis, The Darkness and others take part in the recording of a new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The highlight of the session is U2’s Bono reprising his immortal line, “Tonight thank God it’s them instead of you.”
2004 – In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit “Monster Mash” is annually revived, the song’s singer and co-author rewrites its lyrics to protest President George W. Bush’s environmental policies. Bobby “Boris” Pickett reprises his infamous Boris Karloff imitation on “Monster Slash.”
1998 – It is announced that Slash/Reprise act Faith No More has decided to break up. Sources say Lead singer Mike Patton is still a member of Warner Bros. act Mr. Bungle, while keyboardist Roddy Bottum is a member of London Records act Imperial Teen.
1986 – Following the American bombing of Libya, Stevie Ray Vaughan cancels his European tour in fear of reprisals. Born: October 3, 1954. Dallas Texas. Genre: Blues Guitar: Fender Stratocaster (No. 1) Groups : Double Trouble. One of the most influential blues guitarists in america during his life and since his death. Stevie Ray Vaughan […]
Tim Curry in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 1973 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, opens at a London theater,. Also, making his first time ever appearance is Meatloaf. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films. With a screenplay written by […]
1961 – Frank Sinatra launched his own record label. Reprise Records, later the home of Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman and The Beach Boys.
1948 – Fleetwood Mac songwriter Lindsey Buckingham is born in Palo Alto, Calif. Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer, most notable for being a member of the musical group Fleetwood Mac. Aside from his tenure with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has also released five solo albums and a live […]
1947 – Keith Moon of the Who is born in Wembley, England. He dies on Sept. 7, 1978 at age 32, from an overdose of the sedative Heminevrin. Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. He gained notoriety for exuberant drumming and his […]
1947 – Rick Derringer, who went from “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo” to producing albums by the WWF wrestlers, is born Richard Zehringer in Celina, Ohio. Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, born on the 5th of August 1947, in Fort Recovery, Ohio, is an American guitarist, composer and entertainer is 61 years old today. It […]
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 […]
1944 – One of rock’s maddest geniuses, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, is born in Great Bookham, England. George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey) is an English rock musician. He is best known as the bass player, main songwriter, and a lead vocalist of the English rock band Pink Floyd from […]
1927 – Record executive Mo Ostin is born in New York. The artist-friendly legend ran Reprise with Frank Sinatra, signed Jimi Hendrix, and helped lure R.E.M. to Warner Bros.