9 August

Pick a Day


In Music History

Page 1
1 2 3

2010 Blues bassist Calvin "Fuzz" Jones dies of complications from lung cancer and a heart attack at age 84 in Southaven, Mississippi.

2008 In an interview with the Calgary Herald, Full House actor Dave Coulier claims he's the subject of his ex-girlfriend Alanis Morissette's hit 1995 song "You Oughta Know." Morissette won't confirm or deny the mystery man's identity, but tells Entertainment Weekly: "Fifty-five people can take credit for that song, and I'm always curious about why they're doing it. But Dave is the most public about it."

2007 Mark Marush, saxophonist for the Fabulous Wailers, dies.

2005 Nickelback release "Photograph," the first single from their album All The Right Reasons. Inspired by a drunken snapshot, the song is about Chad Kroeger's memories of growing up in a small town in Alberta.More

2002 Lisa Marie Presley marries actor Nicolas Cage, a union that lasts less than four months.

1997 In Sheffield, England, The Verve play their first show since their breakup two years earlier. The following month, they release their album Urban Hymns, which becomes one of the most successful in UK history.

1994 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Endangered Species, their eight album.

1993 Lionel Richie finally divorces his first wife Brenda Harvey, who was his college sweetheart. After carrying on a secret relationship with Diane Alexander since 1986, it was only a matter of time. Richie married Alexander on December 21, 1995 and fathered two children, Miles Brockman and Sophia, before the pair split in 2004.

1991 The 5th Dimension are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1985 Looking to capitalize on the success of the Motown 25 special, NBC debuts a variety series called Motown Revue, which is cancelled after a five-week run.

1983 22-year-old Thomas Reilly is shot and killed by a British soldier in Belfast. He was a friend of the band Spandau Ballet, and sold merch on their True tour. His death would inspire the band's song "Through The Barricades" and the Bananarama song "King Of The Jungle."

1978 Muddy Waters performs at the Carter White House.

1975 Composer/pianist Dmitry Shostakovich dies of lung cancer at age 68 in Moscow, Russia.

1974 Four members of the jazz-rock group Chase, including leader Bill Chase, are killed in a plane crash near Jackson, Minnesota. The group had a hit with "Get It On" in 1971.

1974 Gilbert O'Sullivan's "A Woman's Place/Too Bad" is released on the MAM label in the UK.

Page 1
1 2 3

Jerry Garcia Dies


Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead dies from a heart attack at age 53. His voice fills the airwaves as millions of Deadheads mourn.

Read more

©2020 Songfacts®, LLC