2004 – Traffic cancel their reunion tour after drummer Jim Capaldi is diagnosed with a severe gastric ulcer.
2004 – Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a gala ceremony at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
2003 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces it will induct Prince, George Harrison, Traffic, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, and doo-wop group the Dells in 2004. Yep, still no Foghat.
2003 – Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde blocks traffic with fellow PETA protesters in front of a Paris Kentucky Fried Chicken. They also cover the restaurant’s windows in red blood. Hynde is taken into police custody and released about an hour later.
2002 – A man identifying himself as Kid Rock’s personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock’s tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officers find a small amount of cocaine, two marijuana cigarettes, a glass pipe, and rolling papers on Kevin J. McMahon’s person and in his […]
2000 – Boyz II Men fail to show up to sing the national anthem at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. The group say it was delayed by a combination of rehearsals, lousy traffic, and a lengthy security check. The group instead performs later that night at a closing gala with Barbra Streisand and […]
1996 – Veteran California Highway Patrol Officer, Ruben Rios, 53, is struck and killed by a motorist leaving Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozz Fest ’96. Rios had been directing the heavy post-show traffic when a motorist quickly changed lanes and struck him.
1988 – Former member of The Spencer Davis Group and Traffic, Steve Winwood had the number 1 song in the US this week with “Roll With It”. It stayed at the top for 4 weeks, making it the number one song of the year. In the UK however, the record stalled at #53. Winwood’s next […]
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 […]
1980 – Keith Godchaux, former keyboardist of the Grateful Dead, dies in an auto wreck at the age of 32. Biography Keith Godchaux was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Concord, California. He met and married Donna Jean Godchaux in 1970; their son Zion, of the band BoomBox, was born in 1974. The […]
1969 – The Rolling Stones go to No. 5 in the American album charts with their new release Beggars Banquet. In 1968 the Rolling Stones hired Jimmy Miller from Spoencer Davis Group and Traffic fame. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were look for a new boost of new blood into the production of their music. […]
1948 – Steve Winwood is born in Birmingham, England. He is the lead singer of the bands the Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith and Traffic. He establishes a successful solo career in the 1980s and has two No. 1 singles: “Higher Love” and “Roll with It.” Early life He was born in Handsworth, a suburb […]