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1 year ago
Composer, arranger, conductor and jazz pianist Michel Legrand
dies aged 86
in Paris, France, Europe. A prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, he won his first Oscar for the song The Windmills of Your Mind from the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair.
and Liam Hemsworth make their public debut as husband and wife at the G'Day USA Gala in Culver City, California, USA, when The Hunger Games star is honoured with an Excellence In Film award.
5 years ago
release their twelfth album, Modern Nature, on BMG Records in the UK.
Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of Blink-182
release a statement declaring that guitarist-singer Tom DeLonge has "indefinitely" left the band and that Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba will replace DeLonge for the band's upcoming set at The Musink Festival. Later in the day, DeLonge posts a note on Instagram, stating "I never quit the band."
Lana Del Rey
is reportedly seen "crying her eyes out" following an argument with her boyfriend, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, at LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors release a new LP, Medicine, on Magnolia Music in the UK.
Wearing a gold mask to hide his identity, Usher
does a spot of busking on Venice Beach
, Los Angeles, California, USA. Towards the end of his unannounced show, he removes the mask and reveals his identity to the surprise of the passers-by. He is, in fact, shooting a video for a MasterCard campaign.
Kitty Daisy And Lewis release their third LP, The Third, on Sunday Best Recordings in the UK.
10 years ago
Blues harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue
releases his latest album, Theshold
, on Beeble Music in the USA.
posts a rebuttal on Twitter denying recent reports that she is a lesbian. The diminutive gay icon fumes "OMG such a load of hype and nonsense ... misquotes and an interview that never HAPPENED!!! Grrrrr!!!."
attends the Chanel Haute-Couture show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, Europe.
On her Monster Ball
tour, Lady Gaga
plays at the Edward C. Elliott Hall of Music, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
On the Who Am I
tour, Nick Jonas
and The Administration play the first of four nights at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A policeman is injured and 120 people are arrested
during a Metallica
concert for 50,000 fans in the Club Hipico horse-racing grounds, Santiago, Chile, South America. Police report that most of the arrests took place when hundreds of fans without tickets tried to force their way into the venue.
Tegan and Sara
play at The Playhouse, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, supported by An Horse.
releases the album Orchestrion on Nonesuch Records. The album
combines Metheny's guitar-playing with mechanical musical
instruments specially created for him.
50 years ago
Spencer Dryden, drummer of Jefferson Airplane
, marries groupie Sally Mann at the Airplane House, 2400 Fulton St, San Francisco, California, USA. He will leave the group soon after.
The Rob Hoeke
Boogie Woogie Quartet spends the last of five days recording tracks for their Philips Records album Racing The Boogie, in Holland, Europe.
of The Rolling Stones
is fined £200 at Marlborough Street Court in London, England, UK, Europe, following the discovery of cannabis resin at his London home.
opens a month-long season at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The shows are recorded for the live album On Stage
Bassist Noel Redding flies from London, England, UK, Europe, to New York City, USA, to discuss re-forming the Jimi Hendrix
Experience with Hendrix.
The Who perform their rock opera Tommy
at The State Opera House, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Writing On The Wall play at The Marquee Club
, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Arcadium.
play at Blaise's, London, England, UK, Europe.
plays at The Purcell Room, London, England, UK, Europe.
plays at The Locarno, Streatham, England, UK, Europe.
Idle Race play at The Star, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Belfry, Sutton Coalfield, England, UK, Europe.
plays at The King's Head, Romford, Essex, England, UK, Europe.
begins a week of cabaret at The Golden Garter, Wythenshawe, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin
is born in Riverside, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
The Liverpool Scene play at The Place
, Hanley, England, UK, Europe.
100 years ago
The musical revue Frivolities of 1920
is presented at The 44th Street Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 61 performances.
The musical comedy Irene
is presented at The Vanderbilt Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 675 performances. When it closes, it will have set a record as the longest-running show in Broadway