1950 – Ann Wilson of Heart is born in San Diego this day in rock history! Biography When she was a child, Wilson’s family moved around because her father was a Marine Corps colonel. The family eventually settled in Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. Shy due to a stutter, Wilson turned to music, and […]
2006 – The Rolling Stones kick off their umpteenth U.S. tour in Boston. It’s their first American appearance since Keith Richards fell out of a palm tree in Fiji and had to have brain surgery.
2005 – Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley undergoes a five-hour triple-bypass procedure in a hospital near his Southwestern Virginia home. The surgery is described in a statement as uneventful. The 78-year-old artist’s doctors recommend the procedure after a routine checkup the week before.
2005 – Eddie Montgomery _ half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry _ suffers extensive damage to his left wrist during a show in Asheville, N.C., falling to the arena floor after a speaker cabinet on which he steps gives way during the third song in the group’s set. Doctors later perform surgery, inserting titanium […]
2005 – Madman Ozzy and wife Sharon Osbourne announce that their eldest daughter, Aimee, has had surgery after a breast cancer scare. We wish her the best!
2003 – Scotty Moore, the guitarist who with Elvis Presley concocted the sound of rock ‘n’ roll on “That’s All Right, Mama,” is said to be serious but stable condition following brain surgery. Moore was treated for a subdural hematoma.
2003 – Meat Loaf, 56, is said by his record company to be recovering from heart surgery after collapsing onstage in England. He was treated for Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which causes an irregular heartbeat.
2003 – Lynyrd Skynyrd cancel the remainder of their Party of a Lifetime tour after lead guitarist Gary Rossington’s doctor tells him to take it easy. Rossington underwent open-heart surgery in February.
2003 – June Carter Cash dies at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital of complications following heart surgery she underwent the previous week. She is 73.
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]