2008 – Gilmour’s tribute to Floyd star Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Syd Barrett and Richard Wright Gilmour said Wright (right) was “gentle, unassuming and private”. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has praised late bandmate Richard Wright for his “vitality, spark and humour”. Writing on his website, Gilmour said he had “never played with anyone quite […]
2008 – The deep-voiced soul singer Isaac Hayes died August 10 after he was found unconscious at his Memphis residence. No autopsy was performed, but paperwork filed by Hayes’ family doctor, David Kraus, lists the cause of death as a stroke. See also: http://www.thisdayinrock.com/?p=1682
FEATURED: Yaayo Gak! 1960 – Steve Vai: Widdlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddly-SCREECH! Yes, it’s happy birthday to Steve Vai, born today in Long Island, N.Y. this day in rock Guitar God History! Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional […]
2008 – American Idol: ‘I thought, ‘OK, wait a second, I’m not going home, and they’re having a good laugh,’ ‘ the soulful singer says of Ryan Seacrest’s tease.
2006 – The Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Peas, which accept the awards via satellite from Costa Rica, are named favorite group in the soul/R&B and rap/hip-hop categories, and pick up honors for favorite album […]
2006 – American Idol contestant Derrell Brittenum surrenders to the Georgia police. Along with his twin brother Terrell, Brittenum performed on the hit show while being wanted on theft and forgery charges. Terrell and Derrell Brittenum caught in new ‘American Idol’ controversy By Christopher Rocchio, 01/17/2008 One American Idol mini-controversy apparently wasn’t enough for Terrell […]
2005 – Mary J. Blige holds onto her Queen of Hip-Hop Soul crown as The Breakthrough debuts at the top of the American album chart. Actor-turned-singer Jamie Foxx’s Unpredictable enters at No. 2.
2004 – John Whitehead, one half of Phillie soul hitmakers Mcfadden & Whitehead (“Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”), is shot dead by an unknown assailant while fixing his car. He was 55. b. 10th July 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. d, 11th May 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. John Whitehead was shot dead, whilst working on a […]
2004 – OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgin album “Damita Jo” is released at the end of the month, receives a standing ovation after accepting the Quincy Jones Award […]
2003 – American Idol winner Ruben Studdard tops the charts with his debut album Soulful. The second highest new entry is Phillie soul star Musiq with his album, er, Soulstar, at No. 13.
2003 – Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora become co-owners of the Arena Football League expansion team the Philadelphia Soul.
2003 – What do pop strumpet Britney Spears, rock behemoths Aerosmith, soul sista Mary J. Blige and punk brats Good Charlotte have in common? Football, apparently. All four appeared at a concert on Washington, D.C.’s Mall to kick off the NFL season.