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 […]
1999 – At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group’s encore is delayed because a remote sound tower begins to burn. A fire truck is brought in to put out the […]
1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of Deaths is undetermined. Henry Charles Vestine (December 25, 1944 – October 20, 1997) a.k.a. “The Sunflower”, was an American guitar player known mainly as a member of the band Canned Heat. He […]
1994 – On the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival, Santana performs at Woodstock II.
1994 – During “Woodstock Weekend,” MTV debuted “The Goods,” its electronic retailing test, offering Woodstock memorabilia otherwise only available to attendees of the events. “The Goods” continued through 1994 with “Beavis and Butt-Head Mega Model Jam” and the “Rolling Stone Voodoo Lounge Tour.
1994 – Woodstock ’94 kicks off in Saugerties, N.Y. The eclectic lineup includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, and Aerosmith.
1990 – The Fender Stratocaster on which Jimi Hendrix played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock sells at a London auction for $295,000.
1983 – Felix Pappalardi dies at age 41 after being shot by his wife in their New York apartment. The producer worked on records by Cream, Hot Tuna, Mountain, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. What a bitch! Rock Star Shot Dead by Peter Mclaughlin and Larry Sutton with Thomas Raftery New York Daily News […]
1980 – In Woodstock, N.Y., four masked men break into Todd Rundgren’s home. After tying up Todd and his girlfriend, the thieves strip the place bare. Rundgren later claims that while his house was being ransacked, one of the thieves was humming his song “I Saw the Light.”
1970 – Jimi Hendrix is found dead from barbiturate overdose. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and Hendrix is posthumously voted a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992. Jimi Hendrix Jimi HendrixAKA Johnny Allen Hendrix Born: 27-Nov-1942 Birthplace: Seattle, WA Died: 18-Sep-1970 Location of death: […]
1970 – Woodstock film soundtrack triple LP released. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was an event held at Max Yasgur’s 600 acre (2.4 km²; 240 ha) dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel (Sullivan County) is 43 miles (69 km) southwest of the […]
1970 – The Who release Live at Leeds. The Beatles release their single “The Long and Winding Road.” Both compete in the shops with the Woodstock soundtrack.