This Week in Music – Vol 14

August 14

Paul McCartney + Micheal Jackson
Paul McCartney + Micheal Jackson

Let us start this week in music with a story of betrayal.

Sometime in 1985, Paul McCartney had given Michael Jackson some financial advice by telling him there was money to be made in buying the catalogue of other musicians.

Then on this day in music in 1985, Michael Jackson proceeded to buy the catalogue of The Beatles, by out bidding McCartney with a bid of around 47 million dollars.

Ouch, that has got to hurt..

David Crosby
David Crosby

Happy Birthday to David Crosby of the Byrds and of Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young) who turns 78 today!

August 15 – This Week in Music


Do you know which festival began on this date in 1969 on a small farmer’s field in Bethel New York?

Woodstock of course! The festival attracted over 400 000 people (mostly hippies) and had performances by 32 bands over a three day period.

Some notables include Sanata, CCR, a pregnant Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead and The Who.

Matt Johnson - This Week in Music
Matt Johnson

Happy Birthday to Matt Johnson of the band The The.

No I did not misspell the name of the band. It is really called The The.

Matt turns 58 today.

August 16

Elvis Presley - This Week in Music
Elvis Presley

The unthinkable happened this week in music in 1977.

The King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley died in his Graceland home of coronary arrhythmia.

Some people cannot seem to accept the loss and Elvis sightings are still reported constantly to this day. He was apparently even in the movie Home Alone!

Madonna Mandatory Credit: Photo by Carl Timpone/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (8773364av) Madonna The Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - 01 May 2017

Pop Queen Madonna turns 61 today.

She is due for another album and the conversion to another Religion soon enough.

August 17 – This Week in Music

Courtney Love - This Week in Music
Courtney Love

It was on this date in 1995 where Courtney Love of the band Hole, had to be carried off by security because she began fighting with her own fans.

The Lollapalooza tour was a confrontational one for Love, as her antics with fellow tour members made her a very unpopular performer amongst the other acts.

Belinda Carlisle - This Week in Music
Belinda Carlisle

Our Lips are sealed!

We won’t spread the word that lead singer of the Go Go’s, Belinda Carlisle turns 61 today.

August 18

Ringo Starr - This Week in Music
Ringo Starr

On this date in 1962, Ringo Starr made his first appearance as a Beatle, after Pete Best was asked to leave the band after 2 and a half years of being their original drummer.

Erik Schrody - This Week in Music
Erik Schrody

Erik Schrody, AKA Whitey Ford, AKA Everlast hits the big 50 today.

Now he must really know what it’s like to sing the blues.

August 19

Lady Gaga - This Week in Music
Lady Gaga

This week in music on this date back in 2008, Lady Gaga releases her debut album, The Fame.

She would later re-release the album in 2009 under the name The Fame Monster.

Why? Because she was born that way.

Ginger Baker - This Week in Music
Ginger Baker

Guess who turns 80 today?

Ginger Baker of super group Cream of course!

August 20 – This Week in Music

Bon Jovi - This Week in Music
Bon Jovi

Here is a great piece of music trivia.

Can you name the last band to perform at the historic Wembley Stadium before it was demolished?

It was Bon Jovi on this date in the year 2000.

Fred Durst - This Week in Music
Fred Durst

His age keep Rollin, Rollin!

Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit fame turns 48 today.

That makes me want to break stuff. 

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