6 May, 2019 Grupo Stereo Siete
6 de Mayo:
2015Adele dresses up like George Michael for her 27th birthday. “I was my hero,” she Tweets.
2014 “The Heart Of Man Is Like A Mine,” a lost song from German composer Felix Mendelssohn, is performed for the first time in over a century and a half by alto Amy Williamson and pianist Christopher Glynn on BBC’s Today.
2013Lauryn Hill is sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion. She begins serving the sentence in July.
2009 Donald “Ean” Evans (longtime bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies of lung cancer at age 48 in Columbus, Mississippi.
2008Cher begins her “Cher at the Colosseum” shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, planning to play 200 concerts over three years. The run ends in February, 2011 with 192 performances, since eight were canceled.
2008 In Central London, Mark Saunders, a barrister, Oxford-educated, very secure financially, and married to an equally successful woman, takes a shotgun and fires at random from his kitchen window. Police arrive promptly, and after a siege lasting more than five hours, marksmen open fire on him, and he is shot dead. At the inquest in October 2010, it is ruled he was killed lawfully, and one of the firearms officers involved in the siege is accused of inserting song titles into his evidence.
The officer concerned is known only as AZ8, and the songs concerned include “Enough Is Enough” by Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer, “Line Of Fire” by Journey, and “F–k My Old Boots (Robo Cop And Seacombe)” by The Membranes. AZ8 is cleared in March 2011 of doing this with intent. Obviously he had Faith in the British system of Law And Order, the police having to Shoot Shoot a man who was Ticking until he went off Like A Hurricane.
2006 Australian alt-rocker Grant McLennan (of Go-Betweens) dies of a heart attack at age 48.
2004 Guitarist Barney Kessel, who played on many Billie Holiday recordings, dies at 80.
2003Fall Out Boy release their debut album, the pop-punk effort Take This To Your Grave.
2002 Rock and roll songwriter Otis Blackwell dies at age 71 of a heart attack.
2001Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and his wife Skylar have their second child, a son named Layne.
1996Backstreet Boys release their self-titled debut album to international markets, aiming to tap into Europe’s fascination with boy bands. A US release comes the following year.
1993 The IRS confiscates personal property from Jerry Lee Lewis’ home in Mississippi and later auctions it off to help pay the $1.6 million he owes in back taxes.
1990 Bassist Jason Everman plays his last show with Soundgarden, at Subterrania in London.
1989N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton, which was released nine months earlier, reaches its chart peak of #37 in the US.
1988.- D.J. Tanner ditches school to nab Stacey Q’s autograph on the Full House episode “D.J. Tanner’s Day Off.”
1987 Rapper Meek Mill is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1983 Jazz trombonist Kai Winding dies of a brain tumor at age 60.
1982 Tom Paton, manager of the Bay City Rollers, is convicted of gross indecency with teenage boys and sentenced to three years in jail.
1982Diana Ross gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a solo artist.
1979Bob Dylan records “Trouble In Mind,” “When You Gonna Wake Up,” and “Slow Train.”
1978The Knack is formed.
1978 At the United Nations, The Bee Gees announce an upcoming series of concerts to benefit the UNICEF organization.
1977Led Zeppelin break the record (which they already held) for single-act concert attendance (76,229) in Pontiac, Michigan.
1977The Boomtown Rats sign their first major label recording contract.
1972 Elton John releases “Rocket Man.”
1971 Chris Shiflett (lead guitarist for Foo Fighters) is born in Santa Barbara, California.
1971 Ike and Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” is certified Gold.
1969 The Beatles record “You Never Give Me Your Money.”
1969 Jamaican ska trombonist Don Drummond (The Skatalites) dies at age 37 at Bellevue Asylum in Kingston, Jamaica, where he was institutionalized after murdering his girlfriend in 1965. The official cause of death is “natural causes,” but plenty of theories arise suggesting he was murdered either by gangsters or a music-hating government.
1963.- Mark Bryan (lead guitarist for Hootie & the Blowfish) is born in Silver Spring, Maryland.
1966 The Beatles record “I’m Only Sleeping.”
1965 James Brown records “I Got You (I Feel Good).”
1964 Tony Scalzo (frontman for Fastball) is born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
1963The Ronettes sign a five-year “personal services” contract with Phil Spector, giving him complete control of their recordings in exchange for a cash advance of $15,000 and royalties of about 3% of record sales. This works out very well for Spector, who reaps huge profits on the songs. The group claims they are never paid the royalties, and spend decades in legal action trying to recover them.
1960 Alt rocker John Flansburgh (of They Might Be Giants) is born in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
1960Elvis Presley records “Tonight’s All Right For Love.”
1957 Chuck Berry records “Rock And Roll Music.”
1951 Rock guitarist Davey Johnstone (The Elton John Band) is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1950 Robbie McIntosh (drummer for The Average White Band) is born in Dundee, Scotland.
1950 Guy Lombardo’s “The Third Man Theme” hits #1.
1948 Folk singer Mary MacGregor, known for the 1976 hit “Torn Between Two Lovers,” is born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
1942 Colin Earl (pianist for Foghat, Mungo Jerry) is born Hampton Court, London, England.
1939 Herbie Cox (lead singer of The Cleftones) is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.