1999 – Los Angeles sheriff’s investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting her half-brother, parolee Gabriel Gomez, for investigation of kidnapping.
1998 – Mariah Carey uses her celebrity status to try to help police find a missing 13-yearold girl. The Grammy award-winning singer joins the family of Christina Williams at a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel to tape a public service announcement about the girl who disappeared a month earlier while walking her dog. Carey volunteered her […]
1992 – Axl Rose leaves town before a Chicago sheriff can arrest him for allegedly starting a riot at a St. Louis Guns N’ Roses show in the summer of 1991. GNR cancel their shows in Chicago and Detroit.
1980 – Buddy Holly’s glasses and the Big Bopper’s wrist watch are discovered in the Mason City, Iowa, sheriff’s office. They had been recovered from the wreckage of the artists’ plane after it crashed in 1959 and been filed away ever since.
1974 – People ask “How many more years to punk rock?” as Eric Clapton’s “I Shot the Sheriff” goes to No. 1, while Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends – Ladies and Gentlemen is a new entry on the albums chart.
1974 – Eric Clapton releases his hit version of “I Shot the Sheriff.” I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy. I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy. All around in my home town They’re trying to track me down. They say they want to bring […]
1942 – Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Texas. Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American soul and funk singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, composer, and actor. Hayes was one of the main creative forces behind southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served as both an […]