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April 7, 2009

April 07, 2009 10:31 AM ET

2008 – The newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots announce a 65-date reunion tour and play for the first time since 2002.

 

2008 – Bob Dylan becomes the first rock and roll musician to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

 

1998 – George Michael is arrested for disorderly conduct at a park restroom in Beverly Hills, Calif., after an undercover officer observes Michael performing a “lewd act.” Michael pleads no contest to the charge and is sentenced to community service.

 

1998 – Drummer Carlos Vega of James Taylor’s band dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound at home in Los Angeles.

 

1995 – Airport police seize a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen’s carry-on luggage. No charges are filed against the guitarist.

 

1987 – Blues and jazz singer Maxine Sullivan dies of heart failure in New York at the age of 75.

 

1974 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Bennie and the Jets,” Elton John.

 

1970 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Let It Be,” the Beatles.

 

1968 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Honey,” Bobby Goldsboro.

 

1962 – Future Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet Brian Jones at the Ealing Club in London.

 

1951 – Singer-songwriter Janis Ian (Janis Eddy Fink) is born in New York City.

 

1951 – Drummer Bruce Gary of the Knack is born in Burbank, Calif.

 

1949 – John Oates of Hall and Oates is born in New York City.

 

1947 – Patricia Bennett of the Chiffons is born in New York City.

 

1943 – Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull and Blodwyn Pig is born in Bedfordshire, England.

 

1938 – Spencer Dryden of Jefferson Airplane and New Riders of the Purple Sage is born in New York City.

 

1935 – Country singer-songwriter Bobby Bare is born in Ironton, Ohio.

 

1920 – Sitarist Ravi Shankar is born.

 

1915 – Jazz singer Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan) is born in Baltimore.

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On December 8, 2004, while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Abbott was shot onstage by a mentally ill former US Marine named Nathan Gale. Abbott was shot five times in the back of the head, killing him instantly. Damageplan's drum technician, John "Kat" Brooks, and tour manager, Chris Paluska, were injured. Gale fired a total of fifteen shots, taking the time to reload once, and remaining silent throughout the shooting. To avoid being injured or killed himself, Vinnie hid in the kitchen in the back of the club. Jeff "Mayhem" Thompson on security detail was also killed in the incident, as well as Alrosa Villa employee Erin Halk and audience member Nathan Bray.

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On the night of 8 December 1980, at around 10:49 p.m., Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times in the entrance of the Dakota. Earlier that evening, Lennon had autographed a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman who had been stalking Lennon since October.

 

Lennon was taken to the Emergency Room of nearby Roosevelt Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:07 p.m. On the following day, Ono issued a statement: "There is no funeral for John. John loved and prayed for the human race. Please pray the same for him. Love, Yoko and Sean. Chapman pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years to life; he remains in prison, having been denied all requests for parole.

 

Lennon's body was cremated at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York; his ashes were then kept by Yoko.

 

Hours before his murder, Lennon told RKO Radio that he felt he could go out anywhere in New York City and feel safe. While still a Beatle, Lennon was asked how he might die. Lennon replied: “I'll probably be popped off by some loony.“

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On December 8' date=' 2004, while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Abbott was shot onstage by a mentally ill former US Marine named Nathan Gale. Abbott was shot five times in the back of the head, killing him instantly. Damageplan's drum technician, John "Kat" Brooks, and tour manager, Chris Paluska, were injured. Gale fired a total of fifteen shots, taking the time to reload once, and remaining silent throughout the shooting. To avoid being injured or killed himself, Vinnie hid in the kitchen in the back of the club. Jeff "Mayhem" Thompson on security detail was also killed in the incident, as well as Alrosa Villa employee Erin Halk and audience member Nathan Bray.[/quote']

 

I remember that. I was living in Ohio at the time and it was big news for a few hours.

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September 20

 

Wow!! I never knew that my birthday was such a illustrious day in music history!

 

1959, Born on this day, Alannah Currie Vocals, sax, The Thompson Twins

 

1960, Born on this day, Robert Wiggins, Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five.

 

1967, Born on this day, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, twin sons of 60's singer Ricky Nelson

 

1970, The Rolling Stones live album 'Get Your Ya-Yas Out' started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. Recorded at New York's Madison Sq Gardens on 27th & 28th Nov 1969, featuring 'Jumpin Jack Flash', 'Honky Tonk Woman' and 'Midnight Rambler'.

 

1970, Jim Morrison of The Doors was acquitted on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, but was found guilty of exposing himself during a concert at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove a year and a half earlier. At his trial at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, Judge Goodman sentenced Morrison to six months hard labor and a $500 (£270), fine for public exposure and sixty days hard labor for profanity. The sentence was appealed, but Morrison was never brought to trial, as he would die in Paris France on July 3, 1971.

 

1972, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for the second time in four weeks for possession of cannabis this time at their Scottish farmhouse in Campbeltown.

 

1973, on his way to perform his second concert of the day, US singer, songwriter Jim Croce was killed with five others when his chartered aircraft hit a tree on take off in Louisiana.

 

1975, The Bay City Rollers made their US TV debut when they appeared on the 'Saturday Night Variety Show'.

 

1976, The Captain and Tennille musical variety show premiered on ABC TV in the US.

 

1986, Huey Lewis and the News started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Stuck With You', a No.12 hit in the UK.

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April 12 1969

 

1969 - Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer" was released.

 

1971 - Crosby, Stills Nash & Young's live album "Four Way Street" was certified gold by the RIAA.

 

1972 - The Rolling Stones released "Exile on Main Street."

 

1973 - The film "That'll Be the Day," starring David Essex and Ringo Starr, premiered in London.

 

1975 - The movie version of "Tommy" opened.

 

1978 - The Four Tops performed at Aretha Franklin's wedding.

 

1984 - "Louie Louie Day" was held in Olympia, WA.

 

1985 - USA for Africa's "We Are The World" album was released.

 

1986 - Belinda Carlisle married Morgan Mason.

 

1988 - Sonny Bono was elected mayor of Palm Springs, CA.

 

1990 - James Brown was released from a South Carolina jail on work furlough after serving 15 months of a six-year sentence for aggravated assault.

 

1993 - Actress Lisa Bonet filed for divorce from Lenny Kravitz.

 

1999 - Shania Twain became the only female artist in music history to sell at least 10 million units with back to back releases.

 

2000 - Bo Diddley filed suit against Nike for using his name and image without permission. Nike is accused of continuing to use his image after a contract expired in 1991.

 

2000 - It was announced that Tony Bennett would have a selection of his paintings exhibited at a London gallery from May 16 until June 16. The title of the exhibition is "What My Heart Has Seen."

 

2000 - Metallica filed suit against Napster, the University of Southern California, Yale University and Indiana University for copyright infringement, unlawful use of digital audio interface device and violations of the Racketeering Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

 

2002 - Ozzy Osbourne received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Music History for

April 25

 

1690 - Composer Gottlieb Theophil Muffat was born.

 

1961 - Elvis Presley made his last stage appearance for nearly eight years at Bloch Arena, HI.

 

1967 - The Beatles recorded "All You Need Is Love" during a British TV broadcast. Marianne Faithfull sang in the chorus.

 

1968 - The Beatles refused to perform for the Queen of England at a British Olympic Appeal Fund show because "Our decision would be the same no matter what the cause. We don't do benefits."

 

1970 - The band Pacific Gas and Electric was shot at while leaving a club in Raleigh, NC.

 

1974 - Greg Allman played the last date of his solo tour. A 90-minute encore followed with the Allman Brothers Band.

 

1974 - Pam Morrison, Jim Morrison's widow, died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27.

 

1977 - Elvis Presley recorded a concert in Saginaw, Michigan. Three of the songs later appeared on the album "Moody Blue," which was released posthumously.

 

1979 - The film "Rock & Roll High School" starring the Ramones premiered.

 

1981 - Wings broke up with the departure of Denny Laine.

 

1985 - "Big River," the musical by Roger Miller, opened on Broadway.

 

1999 - Roger Troutman died at the age of 47. He had been shot several times. His brother, Larry, was found near the crime scene with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

 

2002 - In Honduras, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (TLC) was killed in a car crash.

 

2003 - Sinead O'Connor announced on her Web site that she was going to retire.

 

What, no mention of me in there anywhere, what kinda Music History is that? =D>

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Wicked' date=' we share a birthday! Another two things that happened on that day are us.[/quote']

 

Hey Grampa and Wicked1 I'm Sept. 19th :-)

 

 

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1970)

 

"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" by Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1987)

 

19th September 1960 : Chubby Checker has a number 1 record with The Twist which launched a worldwide dance craze.

 

September 19, 1957 Nevada is site of first-ever underground nuclear explosion.

 

Juan Peron ELECTED PRESIDENT of Argentina Overthrown: September 19th, 1955.

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April 7' date=' 2009

April 07, 2009 10:31 AM ET

2008 – The newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots announce a 65-date reunion tour and play for the first time since 2002.

 

2008 – Bob Dylan becomes the first rock and roll musician to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

 

1998 – George Michael is arrested for disorderly conduct at a park restroom in Beverly Hills, Calif., after an undercover officer observes Michael performing a “lewd act.” Michael pleads no contest to the charge and is sentenced to community service.

 

1998 – Drummer Carlos Vega of James Taylor’s band dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound at home in Los Angeles.

 

1995 – Airport police seize a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen’s carry-on luggage. No charges are filed against the guitarist.

 

1987 – Blues and jazz singer Maxine Sullivan dies of heart failure in New York at the age of 75.

 

1974 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Bennie and the Jets,” Elton John.

 

1970 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Let It Be,” the Beatles.

 

1968 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Honey,” Bobby Goldsboro.

 

1962 – Future Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet Brian Jones at the Ealing Club in London.

 

1951 – Singer-songwriter Janis Ian (Janis Eddy Fink) is born in New York City.

 

1951 – Drummer Bruce Gary of the Knack is born in Burbank, Calif.

 

1949 – John Oates of Hall and Oates is born in New York City.

 

1947 – Patricia Bennett of the Chiffons is born in New York City.

 

1943 – Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull and Blodwyn Pig is born in Bedfordshire, England.

 

1938 – Spencer Dryden of Jefferson Airplane and New Riders of the Purple Sage is born in New York City.

 

1935 – Country singer-songwriter Bobby Bare is born in Ironton, Ohio.

 

1920 – Sitarist Ravi Shankar is born.

 

1915 – Jazz singer Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan) is born in Baltimore.

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Belated Happy Birthday KSG....

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Today in Music History: October 14

 

Born on this day:

1927 - Roger Moore (James Bond)

1938 - Melba Montgomery (Country Singer)

1940 - Cliff Richard

1946 - Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues)

1958 - Thomas Dolby (”She Blinded Me With Science“)

1965 - Karyn White (Singer)

1974 - Natalie Maines ( Dixie Chicks )

1978 - Usher

 

Releases

1957: Elvis Presley, "Jailhouse Rock"

1972: The Temptations, "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"

Recording

1938: Bob Crosby and the Bob Cats, "Big Noise From Winnetka"

1959: Connie Francis, "Among My Souvenirs"

1968: The Beatles, "Savoy Truffle"

 

Charts

1957: The Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" hits #1

1967: Bobbie Gentry's LP Ode To Billie Joe hits #1

1972: Michael Jackson's "Ben" hits #1

1978: The KISS solo LPs Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss all enter the charts

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