Friday, August 30, 2013

August 30

1919: Kitty Wells (Ellen Muriel Deason ) (Country Singer)
1939: John Peel (DJ & Producer)
1935: "Papa" John Phillips (Guitar & Singer / Songwriter for The Mamas and the Papas)
1950: Micky Moody (Guitar for Whitesnake)
1955: Martin Jackson (Drums for Magazine & Swing Out Sister)
1963: Paul Oakenfold (Producer, remixer & DJ)
1971: Lars Frederiksen (Guitar & Vocals for Rancid)
1974: Rich Cronin (Singer in LFO)
1986: Ryan Ross III (Lead Guitarist & Singer for Panic at the Disco)

1959: Brill Building songwriter Carole King, already two months pregnant, marries her writing partner Gerry Goffin in New York City. The marriage lasts nine years.

1963: Jerry Lee Lewis welcomes his second child with wife (and cousin) Myra Gale Brown, a daughter named Phoebe, who would later become his manager.

1963: ABC-TV's American Bandstand airs its final weekday show, becoming a weekly, rather than daily, show and moving to Saturdays for the rest of its run.

1969: The second annual Isle of Wight Festival takes place in England just two weeks after the triumphant Woodstock concert, featuring Bob Dylan, The Who, The Band, Joe Cocker, Free, Richie Havens, The Moody Blues, The Nice, Tom Paxton, Pentangle and The Pretty Things.

1973: After two years and two unsuccessful albums without deceased former frontman Jim Morrison, the Doors officially break up.

1975: Free's guitarist, Paul Kossoff, goes into a drug-induced coma and is legally dead for over 35 minutes, supposedly revived only after stirring at the morgue. (Kossoff died on 19th March 1976 of heart failure after a history of drug abuse).

1975, KC and the Sunshine Band went to No.1 on the singles chart with, 'Get Down Tonight', the group's first of five No.1's.

1988: Brenda Lee sues MCA for back royalties totaling over $20 million, but the suit is eventually settled out of court for an unknown amount.

1988: Papa Dee Allen from War died after suffering a massive heart attack while performing on stage at a gig in Solano County, California.

1988: After tabloids publish photos of Bruce Springsteen, already married to actress Julianne Phillips, frolicking with back up singer Patti Scialfa, Phillips files for divorce. (Springsteen married Scialfa two years later.)

1989: Billy Joel fires Frank Weber as his manager after discovering an alleged $90 million Weber had embezzled from his savings. Weber was the brother of Joel's ex-wife and former business manager Elizabeth Weber Small.

1989: Izzy Stradlin from Guns N' Roses was arrested for making a public disturbance on a US air flight. Stradlin had urinated on the floor, verbally abused a stewardess and smoked in the non-smoking section of the aircraft.

1990: Canadian-born singer Paul Anka finally becomes a US citizen in Las Vegas, but finds his car has been towed away during the naturalization service.

1991: Jan Berry of Jan and Dean marries his second wife, Gertie Filip, onstage during a concert at Las Vegas' Stardust Hotel.

1991: In a rush to make her performance at the Grand Ole Opry, country legend Dottie West is critically injured in a car crash near the Opry itself and dies five days later.

1993: Billy Joel appears as the first musical guest on David Letterman's new talk show, CBS-TV's Late Show With David Letterman.

1994: Usher's first studio album, "Usher", was released.

1994: Oasis' first studio album, "Definitely Maybe", was released.

1995: Sterling Morrison (Guitar for The Velvet Underground) died from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, two days after his 53rd birthday.

1995: James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon reunite onstage for the first time in 16 years for a benefit concert in Martha's Vineyard, MA.

1997: Members from The Wu-Tang Clan were arrested after the alleged assault on a record promotions manager after a show in Chicago.

1997: Kenny Chesney picks up his first #1 single in Billboard: "She's Got It All".

2002: Bjork's west London flat was burglarized while she slept. Valuable recording equipment had been stolen.

2007: Rap star Lil Wayne was sued by a woman for $1m who claimed she was crushed at one of his concerts after a large amount of cash was thrown into the audience. Tyrique Layne, then 17, said she lost consciousness after being trampled by the crowd at a gig in Maryland in October 2006, and had suffered memory loss and severe headaches.

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