Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Today in Rock Music History

-The Game is thrown out of the Magic Marketplace fashion event at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The rapper said he was asked to leave by organizers who feared he was involved with the shooting of Suge Knight earlier in the week
-OutKast wins Video of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, Special Effects, and art Direction for Hey Ya. Jay-Z's 99 Problems clip wins Best Rap Video, Direction, Editing, Cinematography at the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami
-Paul McCartney loses a daughter but gains a son in law as daughter Stella McCartney marries publisher Alasdhair Willis on Scottish island of Bute. Guests at the wedding include Coldplay's Chris Martin, The Pretender's Chrissie Hynde and Madonna
-R.E.M's Michael Stipe joins Radiohead  onstage in Vancouver to sing Karma Police
-Michael Jackson celebrates 45th birthday with concert event at the Orpheum Theatre in L.A.
-In a chat with, Garbage's Shirley Manson says "I've softened my hard-line approach towards Britney Spears simply because if we're going to have any vacuous pop stars in our midst, it's all right if it's Britney because she has a sense of humor, unlike... that hideous creature Mandy Moore. Mandy Moore is foul, you must admit. She is absolutely hideous. I want to slap her from here to Tuesday."
-In Martha's Vineyard, Mass, James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon share a stage for the first time in 16 years. They divorced in 1983
-Young Atlanta singer Usher releases his self-titled debut album on La Face Records. Featuring the single Think of You, it reaches #167 in Billboard 200
-Izzy Stradlin of Guns N Roses is arrested for causing a disturbance on an airline flight
-The Rolling Stones release Tattoo You. The album tries to get rid of the opinion that post-70s Stones suck by the hit Start Me Up
-Cher joins her ex-boyfriend Les Dudek's band Black Rose as lead singer for a lone concert in New York's Central Park.
-The Doors finally break up. After Jim Morrison's death in 1971, the band released 2 more albums, that no one owns

-Following 2 concerts at NYC's Madison Square Garden earlier, John Lennon plays what many may consider to be his first true solo show there to benefit the One to One Charity. He's joined on stage by Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder to sing Give Peace a Chance.
-Texas International Pop Festival at Dallas International Motor Speedway. Acts include the Chicago Transit Authority, Led Zeppelin

-Bob Dylan releases Highway 61 Revisited.
-DJ Paul Oakenfold is born in London
-Cheap Thrills album cover designer Robert Crumb is born in New York
-Searchers guitarist John McNally is born in Kirkdale, England
-British DJ John Peel is born in Heswall, England.
-Rockabilly star Dale Hawkins, is born in Goldmine, La
-"Papa" John Philips is born in Paris Island, S.C.

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