2003 – Jack White posts graphic video footage of his hand operation on the White Stripes’ Web site. The guitarist had to have three screws implanted to set the bones in his hand after a July car accident.
2003 – Barry White, the R&B crooner renowned for his deep, erotic baritone, dies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he had been undergoing dialysis after suffering a stroke in May. He is 58.
2003 – The White Stripes guitarist/singer Jack White is in a car accident in his native Detroit, leaving him with a compound fracture to his left index finger.
2003 – The White Stripes’ Jack White (the talented one with the guitar) announces he’s producing tracks for C&W legend Loretta Lynn. Told you he was talented.
2003 – Great White are forced to cancel their tour to benefit the victims of the Rhode Island club fire due to money troubles and insurance issues.
2003 – Iggy Pop reunites with the Stooges for the first time in decades on the closing night of California’s Coachella Festival. Other performers include the White Stripes, the Hives, Primal Scream, Blur, Hot Hot Heat, the Libertines and Queens of the Stone Age.
2003 – The White Stripes perform their cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. The feted Detroit rockers play four straight nights on the TV talkfest.
2002 – Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big red pants at the annual Pageant of Peace Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. Clark’s Santa pants slowly slide off during his performance of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Thankfully, Clark is wearing his own trousers underneath the ill-fitting costume.
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]
2002 – Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, “Sting in Tuscany: All This Time.” He dedicates his award to his “dear late friend Timothy White.”
2002 – Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Chart Toppers since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single “Boogie Chillen” became a No. 1 R&B hit. Lyrics: Boom boom boom boom I’m gonna shoot you right down, right offa your […]