2008 – AES San Francisco 2008 Special Event Friday, October 3, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm Geoff Emerick/Sgt. Pepper Abstract: Marking the 40th Anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Geoff Emerick, the Beatles engineer on the original recording was commissioned by the BBC to re-record the entire album on the […]
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 – Quiet Riot Singer Kevin DuBrow Died Of Cocaine Overdose: Report Coroner said toxicology results, which were released Monday, show that musician died of accidental drug overdose. Two weeks after news of his death first made headlines, the autopsy results on late Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow — who was found in his Las […]
2006 – Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to music. I get it… Sexy bod… Sexy voice = CBE Go get ‘em ROD!
2006 – Kazaa settles a lawsuit with the major record companies for $100 million. EMI Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group had sued the downloading service for copyright infringement.
2005 – Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Award. Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson are also thanked for their services to the channel that doesn’t show videos anymore, winning Best Male Video and Best Female Video for “Jesus Walks” and the grammaticaly challenged “Since U […]
2005 – Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York’s Riverside Church. The artist died July 1 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., two years after suffering a serious stroke. He is 54.
2004 – The late funk rocker and crack smoker Rick James is cremated following a funeral in Buffalo, N.Y. Six thousand fans turn out for the service.
2004 – Ray Charles’ funeral is held at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Among the performers at the service are Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, and B.B. King. Also in attendance are Little Richard, Berry Gordy Jr. and Jesse Jackson.
2004 – Motley Crue’s Vince Neil has a misdemeanor battery case dismissed after he does a 100 hours of community service. Neil was charged after a 2002 scuffle outside a Sunset Strip nightclub.
2004 – An attorney representing the family of the boy allegedly molested by Michael Jackson files a formal complaint about the leak of a confidential child welfare agency memo. The memo said Jackson was cleared of misconduct after an investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
2003 – The file-sharing application Napster returns to the Internet as Napster 2.0, offering a paid-for downloading service.