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 […]
2007 – Bob Dylan and his brother bought Aultmore House a mansion in the Scottish Cairngorms National Park, near Nethybridge, Inverness-shire. Bob Dylan has just purchased a sprawling Scottish estate. Britain’s The Telegraph reported that Dylan and his younger brother David Zimmerman purchased the secluded property for over $7.8 million under the family name, Zimmerman. […]
2005 – R.E.M. reunite with drummer Bill Berry at a roadie’s wedding, and play an 8-song set to the crowd at Kingpins Bowl and Brew in Athens, Ga. Berry left the band in 1997.
2005 – The White Stripes’ Jack White marries Karen Elson, a redhaired model who appeared in the duo’s “Blue Orchid,” video. The pair were wed in a canoe standing at the confluence of the Rio Negro, the Solimones and the Amazon rivers.
2004 – Britney Spears and fiance Kevin Federline tell People magazine they are not legally married, after US Weekly charges they held a fake wedding. The couple say they plan on filing their marriage license in the next week.
2004 – Marilyn Manson gets on bended knee and proposes to longtime girlfriend, burlesque artist Dita von Teese, according to US Weekly. A wedding is expected in the following year.
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.
2004 – Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan Alexander from Kentwood, Louisiana. The lovebirds are hitched at 5 AM at the Little White Wedding Chapel, the famous Strip nuptial warehouse where one can get married at a drive-up window.
2003 – The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera singing Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” while decked out in racy wedding attire similar to what the Material Girl wore during her performance of the song at the 1984 ceremony. Madonna herself then appears to sing […]
2000 – Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas.
1998 – A track from metal-funk band White Zombie’s 1993 Geffen album “La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One” has the dubious distinction of being played repeatedly to ward off paparazzi at the wedding of Barbra Streisand and James Brolin. The hardcore song Thunder Kiss ’65 is played at ear-splitting levels for four hours straight from […]
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, […]