11 May

Pick a Day

11 MAY

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2014 Ed Gagliardi (bass guitarist for Foreigner) dies at age 62 after an eight-year battle with cancer.

2012 William Balfour, the former brother-in-law of Jennifer Hudson, is convicted of murdering Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew "as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband," according to the jury. Balfour's trial, at which Hudson herself had to take to the witness stand, began in October of 2008.

2008 John Rutsey, the original drummer for Rush, dies of a diabetes-related heart attack at age 55.

2007 The Mamas & The Papas, Otis Redding and Al Kooper are all inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk.

2006 Guitarist Dave Baksh announces he is leaving Sum 41 to pursue a career with his new band, Brown Brigade.

2004 Willie Nelson cancels ten upcoming concerts in order to get some much-needed carpal tunnel surgery.

2004 John Whitehead (of the R&B duo McFadden & Whitehead), age 55, is murdered outside of his Philadelphia home when he's shot while fixing his car. The crime, thought to be a tragic case of mistaken identity, remains unsolved.

2003 Jackson Browne appears on the "Brake My Wife, Please" episode of The Simpsons.

2003 Noel Redding (bassist for the Jimi Hendrix Experience), age 57, is found dead in his Ireland home from a hemorrhage related to cirrhosis of the liver.

2000 Napster, which lets users download songs posted by other users for free, wins the Webby award for best music site, beating out Launch.com, Wired Planet, sputnik7 and FarmClub.

1997 Country singer Trace Adkins marries Rhonda Forlaw in Nashville.

1997 Ernie Fields - trombonist, pianist, and arranger who had a hit R&B version of Glenn Miller's "In The Mood" in 1959 - dies at age 92 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1996 The wonderfully titled Fairweather Johnson, the second album by Hootie & the Blowfish, debuts at #1 in America.

1995 Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray play a tribute concert for Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas. They had all played with Stevie Ray at his last concert on August 26, 1990.

1993 Onyx bring slam dancing to hip-hop with "Slam," releasing their high-energy hit co-produced by Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC.

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David Cassidy Reveals All To Rolling Stone

1972

In an effort to shed his teenybopper image, David Cassidy appears shirtless (and pantless) on the cover of Rolling Stone.


The Partridge Family star, 22, is both a TV sensation and a hit recording artist. Most of his fans, though, are teenage girls, who make up most of his enormous fan club and account for the bulk of his record sales. He hopes to change that by granting the magazine and in-depth interview with a revealing cover shot by Annie Leibovitz. The story is headlined "Naked Lunch Box," a reference to how many kids have his likeness on their school lunch boxes. He comes off as a free spirit, and admits to taking drugs. It's a (literally) revealing look at Cassidy, who provides Rolling Stone with one of their most memorable cover stories.

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