2000 – Metallica vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield aggravates a chronic back injury before a show at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. The band plays its scheduled sets on the Summer Sanitorium tour in Atlanta, Sparta, Ky., and Irving, Texas, with bassist Jason Newstead handling vocal chores on several songs, and using members of several other bands on the […]
1999 – Sugar Ray kicks off the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games with a performance during the Opening Ceremonies.
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. Among the stringed beauties auctioned off is “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender upon which he recorded his hit “Layla”; the instrument goes for a […]
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 […]
1997 – One of the few bright notes on the summer’s commercially disappointing festival slate, the Lilith Fair, has its last show. The one-of-a-kind all-female slate includes Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow, Tracy Chapman and others.
1997 – Elvis Week begins in Memphis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16. Elvis Week 2008 Event Calendar & Ticket Information Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 17 Below is the current Elvis Week 2008 calendar of events along with ticket purchase information for each event. Updates to the […]
1996 – In 1996, Cat Stevens signed copies of his first album in 18 years. Most of the album was spoken-word and was titled, The Life of the Last Prophet. It was also released under his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam. His birth name in the summer of 1947 was Steven Demetre Georgiou, but chose Cat […]
1993 – George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” is the first episode of The Simpsons’ fifth season. It features the Be-Sharps, a fictional barbershop quartet founded by Homer, whose story roughly parallels that of The Beatles. The […]
1992 – Songwriter Paul Jabara dies of AIDS-related causes in Los Angeles at age 44. He wrote disco-era classics like the Academy Award-winning “Last Dance” (performed by Donna Summer), “It’s Raining Men” (by the Weather Girls) and “No More Tears” (a duet by Summer and Barbra Streisand).
1987 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The comeback album is the band’s first since the departure of Roger Waters and the subsequent lawsuit over the use of the band name. A Momentary Lapse of Reason is Pink Floyd’s 1987 album, the band’s first release after the departure of Roger Waters from […]
1987 – There was more than musical excitement at a Grateful Dead concert in 1987. Police killed an escaped drug addict who had shot one of the officers. The event was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The band’s In the Dark album had just peaked at number 6 in the U.S. […]
1985 – The Beach Boys finally hold their July 4 bash in Washington, D.C., where they’re joined by Jimmy Page on “Lucille.” Fun, Fun, Fun With Jimmy Page Beach Boys Sugarcane Records, SC 52021/22 CD 1: Live at Montego Bay, Jamaica Music Festival, November 26th 1982. See for comment the All Summer Long CD. CD […]