2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in … Read more

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in …

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 […]

2000 – Filmmaker George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd. file… Read more

2000 – Filmmaker George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd. file…

2000 – Filmmaker George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd. files a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against artist Dr. Dre, his Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records. The suit claims that the rapper used Lucasfilm’s trademarked “THX Deep Note” sound to open his current album “Dr. Dre _ 2001″ without Lucasfilm’s permission.

1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars … Read more

1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars …

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 […]

1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original gui… Read more

1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original gui…

1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of Deaths is undetermined. Henry Charles Vestine (December 25, 1944 – October 20, 1997) a.k.a. “The Sunflower”, was an American guitar player known mainly as a member of the band Canned Heat. He […]

1991 – Van Halen’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge… Read more

1991 – Van Halen’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge…

1991 – Van Halen’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’‘ debuts at No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (also known as F.U.C.K.) is the ninth album by the American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1991. The album’s title came from lead singer Sammy Hagar, who wanted to push the […]