1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
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 […]
2005 – Live 8 concerts are held in locations from London to Philadelphia to Tokyo to raise awareness of African poverty. Among the performers are Madonna, Green Day, Paul McCartney, U2, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, a reunited Pink Floyd with Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Bjork, Jet, Simple Plan, Neil Young, Maroon 5, Pet Shop Boys, The […]
2005 – Pop-rock band Orange Range is named domestic artist of the year at the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan’s 19th annual Gold Disc Awards ceremony, held Thursday in Tokyo.
2000 – On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon’s 60th Birthdays, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, located about 30 kilometers north of Tokyo, between 7-11 a.m., when the museum opens its doors.
1998 – Fans of Japanese rock act Glay cause the Tokyo area phone system to break down as they try to reserve tickets for an upcoming concert by the band. Chaos ensues at the Nagano Winter Olympics main pressroom as long distance lines go down during the skijumping event.
1993 – Duran Duran perform a concert at Los Angeles’ Tower Records that is broadcast to fans in Tokyo, London, and Sydney.
1980 – Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession after being found with 219g on his arrival at Narita Airport in Japan.
1972 – Led Zeppelin play their second night at Tokyo’s Budokan Hall during a tour of Japan.
1966 – Some 500 police are needed to contain the crowd when the Beatles play Tokyo.
1960 – Stu Sweatman is born in Tokyo Japan this day in rock history! Amazon.com Widgets Amazon.com WidgetsWhen Stu Sweatman was a wee little one he found out very soon that he wanted to do Music for a Heart and Soul life time pursuit… nothing else would do! Coming from a family where everyone around […]