2008 – Alton Kelley, one of the founding members of the ’60s San Francisco rock scene, died Sunday June 1st, 2008 at his home in Petaluma after a long illness. He was 67. Mr. Kelley will be remembered as the creator (with his artistic partner, Stanley Mouse) of hundreds of classic psychedelic rock posters, such […]
2001 – Severe throat pain suffered by Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno scotches the band’s hometown appearance in Sacramento, Calif. Doctors order the singer _ who at one point is unable to speak _ not to use his voice for 24 to 48 hours.
1998 – The arrest of Sacramento, Calif.-based rapper C-BO on charges that his song lyrics violate the terms of his parole by encouraging violence toward police officers sets a new precedent in the debate over potentially offensive lyrics. The artist, whose real name is Shawn Thomas, is arrested and held without bail following the release […]
1955 – James Dean, whose iconic stance in films like Rebel Without a Cause influenced countless rockers, dies in an automobile accident. He was 24. James Dean: one of the most influential actors on rock n roll who was not famous as a musician… Rather, a great actor with the right ‘tude. James Byron Dean […]
1946 – Sly & the Family Stone trumpeter Cynthia Robinson is born in Sacramento, Calif.