2001 – James Myers, whose 2-minute, 8-second tune “Rock Around the Clock” is considered the granddaddy of all rock’n’roll songs, dies of leukemia. He is 81. Myers wrote the song with Max Freedman in 1953. 1919-2001 JAMES E. MYERS a.k.a. JIMMY DeKNIGHT Posted May 11th – From the Associated Press: Songwriter James Myers dies; co-wrote […]
1999 – Former Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. frontman Johnny Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, debuts an online radio show at www.eyada.com. The show, dubbed Rotten Radio, is taped in Lydon’s living room in Los Angeles and webcast every Saturday.
1998 – A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awards pop star Michael Jackson $2.7 million in damages in his defamation-of-character suit against Victor Gutierrez. On the TV program Hard Copy, Gutierrez claimed to have seen a video of Jackson having sex with a boy.
1998 – American dancer Alan Reed sues female Japanese star Seiko Matsuda for 48 million YEN in damages for alleged sexual harassment. The suit claims that Matsuda pressured Reed, a dancer in the singer’s stage show, to have sex with her.
1998 – Motley Crue member Vince Neil, not to outdone by Tommy Lee, announces an agreement with Internet Entertainment Group and Vivid Video to distribute a 60-minute home video of him having sex with two adult film models while on vacation in Hawaii.
1994 – Rapper and actor Tupac Shakur is shot five times during a robbery outside a New York recording studio. Two days later a jury finds him guilty of sexually abusing a woman, but acquits him of more serious sex and weapons charges.
1992 – “Sex,” a book of erotic photographs of Madonna, is released. Sex is a highly-designed coffee table book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven Meisel and film frames taken from film shot by Fabien Baron. Sex was released on October 21, 1992 by Warner Books. The book was released by Madonna as an […]
1987 – The BBC bans George Michael’s solo single “I Want Your Sex.”
1986 – Congratulations to former Go-Go Belinda Carlisle, who marries actor Morgan Mason today. He later produced sex, lies, and videotape.
1981 – Wendy O’Williams of The Plasmatics was arrested on stage at Milwaukee and was charged with the offence of simulating sex with a sledgehammer.
1980 – In Dublin, former Sex Pistols singer Johnny Lydon is arrested after allegedly getting involved in a barroom brawl. He is later acquitted on appeal.
1980 – Sex Pistols film The Great Rock and Roll Swindle released.