1994 – Singer Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries marries Don Burton in Ireland. She scandalizes the press by wearing a see-through wedding dress. O’Riordan asks, “Why would I want to get married looking like a lampshade or a meringue?” Don’t answer.
1992 – After determining that the vows they traded in Switzerland did not constitute a legal marriage, David Bowie and his supermodel spouse, Iman, repeat their wedding ceremony in Florence, Italy.
1979 – Eric Clapton marries George Harrison’s ex-wife, Patti Boyd. Harrison, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney are among the musicians who perform at the wedding reception.
1978 – All You Need is Cash (Eric Idle’s Beatle satire) gets its first TV showing. By The Rutles – Rhino (1996) – Comedy Rock, Pop/Rock Short of a reunion and tour by the Rutles, this DVD is the deepest and widest-ranging experience of the group that any fan is likely to see. The Rutles: […]
1975 – David Bowie is tonight’s guest star on the TV show Cher. He and Cher perform a medley of “Young Americans,” “Song Sung Blue,” “One,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Maybe,” “Day Tripper,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and “Youngblood.” Now that’s a showstopper.
Tim Curry in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 1973 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, opens at a London theater,. Also, making his first time ever appearance is Meatloaf. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films. With a screenplay written by […]
1958 – Rock siren Lita Ford (“Kiss Me Deadly”) is born in London this day in rock! Just kiss me once…maybe twice…. ok… bring it on. Lita Ford (born September 23, 1958) is an American rock musician and singer who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways and achieved popularity for her solo career during […]
1949 – Bruce Springsteen is born in Freehold, N.J., which last time we looked was indeed still in the U.S.A. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist. He has recorded and toured with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock […]
1946 – Freddie Mercury of Queen is born in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; September 5, 1946 – November 24, 1991) was a Zanzibar-born British musician, best known as the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). He was noted […]
1945 – Ian Gillan, vocalist with the best-known incarnation of Deep Purple, is born in Hounslow, England. Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. During his career Gillan had a year-long stint as the vocalist for Black Sabbath […]
1940 – John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England. One of the founding members of the Beatles. This great day in rock history! John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English rock musician, singer, writer, songwriter, artist, actor and peace activist who gained worldwide […]
1940 – Ricky Nelson (Eric Hilliard Nelson) is born in Teaneck, N.J. He is the son of TV stars Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. He scores 19 top 10 hits. Among his No. 1 hits are Travelin’ Man and “Poor Little Fool.” Eric Hilliard “Ricky” Nelson, later known as Rick Nelson (May 8, 1940 –December 31, […]