This Day in Music History — October 27

1964 : Sonny (31-year-old Salvatore Bono) and Cher (18-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian), exchange vows and wedding rings in their first home. Their publicity materials cite this as the day of their wedding, but they would not officially marry until 1969.

1975 : Bruce Springsteen appears on the covers of both Time and Newsweek amid acclaim for his Born To Run album.

2005 : New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas end their longtime feud and promote peace on-stage during New York radio station Power 105.1’s Power House concert at New Jersey’s Continental Airlines Arena.

2011 : Beavis and Butthead returns to MTV.

2013 : Fleetwood Mac cancels the remaining dates of their world tour after co-founder John McVie is diagnosed with cancer.

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This Day in Music History — September 3

1967 : A young Swedish singer named Anni-Frid Lyngstad wins a talent-show contest on the TV program Hyland’s Corner with her group the Anni-Frid Four. She would later become famous as one of the two female lead singers of ABBA.

1968 : Ringo returns to The Beatles after quitting in frustration during the White Album sessions. He finds his drum kit covered in flowers.

1982 : Fleetwood Mac plays for the first time in 2 years at the U.S. Festival in California, sponsored by the upstart Apple Computers. 400,000 people come to them play along with The Cars, Jackson Browne and The Grateful Dead.

1991 : Ike Turner is released from prison after serving 14 months for cocaine possession.

This Day in Music — August 20

1920 : In Detroit, what will become WWJ (950 AM) becomes the first radio station in America to start broadcasting.

1981 : Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott appears at Kingston Crown Court where he is fined £200 for possessing cocaine.

1987 : Lindsey Buckingham, who had helped turn Fleetwood Mac into one of the biggest-selling groups of the Seventies, leaves the group after refusing to tour behind its latest album, Tango In The Night.

1997 : The “Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway” is dedicated in Alabama, where the singer was born. The 50 mile stretch on Interstate 65 starts at his childhood home of Georgiana and ends in Montgomery, site of his grave. The ceremony takes place in Montgomery (the state capitol), with Hank Williams Jr. on hand to speak.

2012 : Edgy alt band Green Day continues its hip appeal by partnering with the smash hit video game “Angry Birds.” A special 10-level edition of the game, featuring Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool as green pigs, is launched by video game maker Rovio and players can even unlock a new Green Day song from the tenth level of the game.

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac (cover) by Dana Williams and Leighton Meester

Rising Star’s Dana Williams and Singer and Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester sat down and preformed a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams and it is really good.

If you know me then you know my hatred for anything Stevie Nicks, but this I can handle.  Williams’ EP, The Lonely One, is out now.

This Day in Music History — August 8

1970 : Christine McVie plays her first gig with Fleetwood Mac at a show in New Orleans. The band’s first female member, she played on some of their albums before she was asked to join full-time.

1970 : At Philadelphia’s Mount Lawn Cemetery, Janis Joplin purchases a headstone for her idol, Bessie Smith, the famous African-American Blues singer who died from injuries suffered in a 1937 car crash – after being refused at a whites-only hospital. (Bessie’s widower refused to purchase a stone for her.)

1986 : David Crosby (The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) is released from prison after serving only eight months of his original five-year sentence for cocaine and firearms possession.


2000
: The first gathering of the Juggalos takes place in Novi, Michigan at the Expo Center. This becomes an annual event for cult fans of the Horror-Rap group Insane Clown Posse. While the first event only lasted two days and was basically an extended concert, the event has transformed over the years into a full-on festival with concerts by many bands and artists, contests, games, wrestling, and other attractions – sort of a Lollapalooza for the Underground/Indie Rap/Hip-Hop genre. The annual tradition has now settled on Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, as their permanent location, and attracts as many as 20,000 attendees every year.

2011 : While on tour with Maroon 5 and Train, Gavin DeGraw is attacked by a group of men on a New York City street. He suffers a broken nose and is taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.