1999 – The Virgin Megastore Web site gets more than it bargained for over the Labor Day weekend, when a half-price sale forces the site to temporarily shut down for most of the day, after being clogged by customers in record-breaking numbers.
1998 – Spice Girls fans receive an early present when Virgin Records posts the video to the group’s newest single, “Goodbye,” on the Internet at www.virginrecords.com/spicevideo. Visitors are able to see the clip in its entirety, as well as access backstage interviews and snippets from the Girls’ “Live At Wembley” longform video.
1998 – Members of ’70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London’s Oxford Street.
1998 – The Smashing Pumpkins file suit against Westwood One, claiming that the radio syndicator breached an oral and implied contract by licensing a 1991 interview with the band. According to the suit, the virgin band was never consulted about a licensing deal with Sound & Media; the U.K. company in 1996 released a “book […]
1998 – Alice Nutter, a member of “Tubthumping” band Chumbawumba, says on Politically Incorrect that the Leeds anarchist collective support fans who steal a copy of their album. In response, Virgin Megastores pulls the disc from their shelves.
1997 – Elvis Week begins in Memphis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16. Elvis Week 2008 Event Calendar & Ticket Information Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 17 Below is the current Elvis Week 2008 calendar of events along with ticket purchase information for each event. Updates to the […]
1994 – Virgin Records rushes the Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge into stores early after the album is played on the radio.
1991 – Virgin Records are involved in a lawsuit claiming that Paula Abdul did not do all the singing on her hit album, “Forever Your Girl.” . Virgin eventually win.
1991 – Janet Jackson announces she is switching record labels, from A&M to Virgin. The deal is reportedly worth about $40 million.
1987 – Keith Richards signs with Virgin Records as a solo artist this day in rock history!
1984 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Like a Virgin,” Madonna. Chart Toppers ranks the song as the top single of 1984.
1984 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Like a Virgin,” Madonna. The song is Madonna’s first No. 1 hit and tops the singles chart for six weeks.