2005 – Elvis Presley’s single ‘One Night’ made chart history by becoming the 1,000th UK number one. Elvis, who led last week’s chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’, had now scored more number one UK hits than any other artist with 20 number 1’s, beating The Beatles’ 17 chart toppers. Lyrics: (words & music by D. Bartholomew […]
2004 – Britney Spears tells TRL that in spite of her shotgun wedding (and subsequent annulment) to pal Jason Alexander, she still believes in the sanctity of marriage. “I was in Vegas and it took over me and things got out of hand,” she explains.
2003 – Michael Jackson’s chief spokesman quits after the King of Pop gives an interview about child abuse charges to CBS. Stuart Backerman says, “I resigned… over strategic differences with the way things are going.”
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]
2001 – Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Love Don’t Cost A Thing.’
2000 – Ron Wood was questioned by police in 2000 when he was seen stuffing a rigid body into his Bentley. Passenger Vinnie Jones was not alive when crammed into the car, but considering he was made of cardboard, that wasn’t a bad thing. The promotional cut-out of actor Jones had been created to advertise […]
1999 – It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her anticipated New Year’s Eve concert in Anchorage, Alaska, citing, among other things, worries over possible Y2K problems. But many Alaskans say the real problem is jacked-up ticket prices. At the time of the cancellation, only 1,000 of 8,000 available tickets […]
1997 – Things get ugly for the in Barcelona at the 44th Premios Ondas Awards. The industry crowd boos throughout the cheeky quintet’s lip-synched performance of “Spice Up Your Life,” after it is announced that the Girls would not perform while photographers were present.
1997 – Bob Dylan releases Time Out of Mind. Critics call it a masterpiece this day in rock history! Time Out of Mind is Bob Dylan’s 30th studio album, released in 1997 by Columbia Records. For fans and critics, the album marked Dylan’s artistic comeback after he struggled with his musical identity throughout the 1980s, […]
1996 – Blues guitarist Johnny “Guitar” Watson dies while touring Japan. b. 3rd February 1935, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. d. 17th May 1996, Yokohama, Japan. Johnny Guitar Watson’s career went back to the early 50’s in Houston. As a teenager, Johnny played with various artists including Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland. His father played piano, which […]
1995 – David Cole producer, keyboards, C & C Music Factory died of meningitis aged 32. (1991 UK No.4 single ‘Things That Make You Go Hmmm…’, 1991 US No.1 single ‘Gonna Make You Sweat’. Produced Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin.