2003 – Country legend Johnny Cash is buried next to his wife June Carter Cash in Hendersonville, Tenn. Among those attending the private ceremony are Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, daughter Rosanne Cash and former veep Al Gore.
2003 – Bobby Brown is arrested in an Atlanta restaurant while eating dinner with wife Whitney Houston. The former New Edition star was wanted for violating parole.
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
2003 – Paul McCartney announces that he and his wife Heather Mills are expecting their first child later in the year.
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 – The Who’s John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the Deaths is ruled accidental. He is 57. John Alec Entwistle (October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, and horn player, who was best known […]
2002 – Metallica’s James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella.
2001 – R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan.
2001 – Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne.
2001 – Tracy Lawrence and wife Becca welcome a new baby daughter, Skylar JoAnn Lawrence. Skylar, weighing 5 lbs, 15 oz., is the couple’s first child.
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 […]