Monday, May 15, 2017

Today in Music History...May 15, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

Music History: May 15




2014 Rapper Evan Plunkett, who performed as Hollywood Will, is shot dead at a Las Vegas casino.


2011 Rock star Meat Loaf and rapper Lil Jon are eliminated one week before the Season 11 finale of Donald Trump's show The Celebrity Apprentice.

2011 Jazz vocalist Bob Flanigan (The Four Freshmen) dies at age 84 of congestive heart failure.

2009 Green Day releases 21st Century Breakdown.

2008 Shania Twain and producer Robert "Mutt" Lange announce they are separating after 14 years of marriage. Lange's affair with Twain's best friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud, triggered the split. Twain later marries Thiébaud's ex-husband, Frédéric.

2007 Ike Turner spends a day in a Los Angeles jail over a mistaken warrant.
 


2006 Dubstep artist Burial releases his debut album, Burial, the first full-length album released through Kode9's Hyperdub Records. It's an attempt to capture the feeling of 2000s London late at night, and the album cover features an aerial view of South London. The logo, which later becomes Burial's signature, represents a pirate radio signal.More

2003 June Carter Cash dies after undergoing heart-valve replacement surgery at age 73.

2003 t.A.T.u.'s manager Ivan Shapovalov is arrested for disturbing the peace after staging a video shoot in Moscow's Red Square for the duo's song "Show Me Love." Playing up the act's image as teenage lesbian lovers, Shapovalov had arranged for about 200 young girls to dress like t.A.T.u. and kiss each other, which causes a disturbance. By the end of the year, t.A.T.u. will abandon the ruse and admit that they only acted like lovers for the sake of scandalous publicity.

2001 Weezer releases Weezer (aka The Green Album).

1995 Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland is arrested for heroin and cocaine possession outside a motel in Pasadena. It's the first of his high-profile drug arrests.

1992 '60s singer Barbara Lee (of The Chiffons) dies of a heart attack the day before her 45th birthday.

1984 Nils Lofgren joins Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

1976 The Rolling Stones album Black and Blue goes to #1 in America.

1974 Bill Wyman releases Monkey Grip.
1971 Two short John Lennon films are shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

1971 Pink Floyd, Mountain and the Faces perform the "Garden Party" concert at Crystal Palace Park in London. A small pond in front of the stage becomes an aquatic graveyard when hundreds of fish die during Pink Floyd's performance. What killed the fish? Reports vary, but it was either vibrations from the band's estimated 95-decibal sound system or smoke flares set off in the water. The band received a bill for the dead fish.

1967 Paul McCartney first meets Linda Eastman at a Georgie Fame concert in London. They get married two years later, a union that lasts until her death in 1998.

1963 Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" wins a Grammy for Record of the Year, while Vaughn Meader's The First Family wins a Grammy for Album of the Year.

1961 Brenda Lee guests on Make Room For Daddy on CBS-TV.

1957 Elvis Presley inhales the cap from one of his teeth and is taken to a Los Angeles hospital to have it removed from his lung.

1953 Rock composer Mike Oldfield is born in Reading, Berkshire, England.

1951 Rock singer Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen (of Toto) is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1948 Gary Thain (bassist for Uriah Heep) is born in Christchurch, New Zealand.

1948 Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy" goes to #1 in America. The song was composed by a free-spirited songwriter named Eden Ahbez, who lived in a Los Angeles park.

1947 Soft rock guitarist Graeham Goble (of Little River Band) is born in Adelaide, Australia.

1942 Country singer-songwriter K.T. Oslin, known for '80s hits like "Hold Me" and "80s Ladies," is born Kay Toinette Oslin in Crossett, Arkansas.

1937 Pop singer and guitarist Trini Lopez, known for the '60s hits "If I Had A Hammer" and "Lemon Tree," is born in Dallas, Texas.

1918 Country singer Eddy Arnold is born on a farm near Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder Are Together In Perfect Harmony

1982
The racial-harmony anthem "Ebony And Ivory," by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, hits #1 in the US.
 

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2002 The Wu-Tang Name Generator goes online. The apps turns your real name into one suited for the rap collective; the Songfacts Calendar Wu name is Drunken Desperado.

Donald Glover gets his stage name from the generator, becoming Childish Gambino.

2001 God Bless the Go-Go's, the Go-Go's fourth album, is released. It is the band's first studio album in 17 years.

1986 Run-DMC release their Raising Hell album, featuring the groundbreaking rap reworking of "Walk This Way."

1975 Fleetwood Mac plays their first concert with new members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks at a show in El Paso, Texas.

1963 The Rolling Stones sign with Decca Records in London (who had turned down The Beatles the year before).



1948 Ambient composer Brian Eno is born in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.More

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