11 May, 2020 Grupo Stereo Siete
2017.- To commemorate the 30th anniversary of their acclaimed 1987 album, The Joshua Tree, U2 embarks upon The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, with an opener in Vancouver, Canada. The band plays through the entire album, including rare treats “Exit” and “Trip Through Your Wires,” which haven’t been performed since the ’80s, and a live first for “Red Hill Mining Town.”
2015.- Twenty One Pilots release “Ride.”
2011The Monkees, minus Mike Nesmith, embark on a 45th Anniversary Tour with a date at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. It’s the group’s fourth and final reunion tour, as Davy Jones dies in 2012.
2011 Jamaican drummer Lloyd Knibb (of The Skatalites) dies of liver cancer at age 80.
2008 4AD Records release Bon Iver’s debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, in the UK.
2007 Brian May of Queen goes under police protection after a schizophrenic leaves a letter at his home blaming him for his mental illness and threatening to kill him. The news is published in the Sunday Mirror the following day, against May’s wishes.
2001Perry Como dies in his sleep less than week before his 89th birthday.
2001 File this under strange but true: After 27 years as a fugitive from a New Jersey prison, convicted child-killer Edward Solly is arrested in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he has been masquerading as long-dead Sha Na Na guitarist Vinnie Taylor, complete with a website and nightclub act.
1998Lenny Kravitz releases his fifth studio album, aptly titled 5. The album features his first Grammy Award-winning hit, “Fly Away.”
1997 Married country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill release their first duet, “It’s Your Love.”
1994Garth Brooks guest stars on the “Up All Night” episode of the sitcom Mad About You.
1983Meat Loaf files for bankruptcy.
1981Debbie Harry branches off from Blondie, announcing her solo career. She continues working with the band, which proves more successful.
1978 Alex Ebert, lead singer of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, is born in Los Angeles. His mother is the actress Lisa Richards, who had a regular role on the soap opera Dark Shadows and appeared on episodes of Fantasy Island and Chips.
1975 Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell, each performing in the Sydney production of Jesus Christ Superstar, meet on the first day of rehearsals. Later in the year, they form Air Supply.
1973.- Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy goes to #1 in America.
1971Mick Jagger marries his first wife, Bianca Perez-Mora, who is four months pregnant with their daughter, Jade, in St. Tropez, France. The couple divorce in 1978.
1969 Martin Lamble, drummer for Fairport Convention, dies at age 19 when the band’s van crashes on the way home from a gig in Birmingham, England. Bandmate Richard Thompson’s girlfriend, Jeannie Franklyn, is also killed.
1967Archie Bell is drafted into the US Army.
1967 Procol Harum release “A Whiter Shade Of Pale.”
1967 At a concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Pink Floyd introduce an early version of quadraphonic sound, using a device to pan sound around the venue. There are also bubble machines, which get them banned from the hall for damaging the carpets.
1962 Brett Gurewitz (original guitarist for Bad Religion) is born in Los Angeles, California.
1961 Billy Duffy (guitarist for The Cult) is born in Hulme, Manchester, England.
1960 On Frank Sinatra’s TV variety show, it’s the Welcome Home Elvis special to honor The King, who was recently discharged from the US Army. The famous singers perform a medley of “Love Me Tender” and “Witchcraft” together.
1959 Ray Gillen (of Black Sabbath, Badlands) is born in New York City, but raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
1959 Eddie Fisher marries actress Elizabeth Taylor. They get divorced in 1964.
1958 The Everly Brothers’ “All I Have to Do Is Dream” hits #1 for the first of five weeks.
1958 The movie Let’s Rock, with Paul Anka, Danny & the Juniors and The Royal Teens, opens.
1955 Kix Brooks (of Brooks & Dunn) is born Leon Eric Brooks in Shreveport, Louisiana.
1950 Rocker Billy Squier is born in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
1950.- John “Jocko” Marcellino (of Sha Na Na) is born in Quincy, Massachusetts.
1948Steve Winwood (of Traffic, Blind Faith and The Spencer Davis Group) is born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England.
1945 Ian McLagan (keyboardist for The Small Faces, The Faces) is born in Hounslow, Middlesex, England.
1944 R&B singer James Purify (of James & Bobby Purify) is born in Pensacola, Florida.
1942 Country singer Billy Swan is born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
1942 Ian Dury (Kilburn and the High-Roads, Ian Dury & the Blockheads) is born in England.
1940 Motown songwriter Norman Whitfield is born in Harlem, New York City.
1884 Czech composer Bedrich Smetana dies at age 60.