Posted in music on October 7, 2007
Today in Entertainment History
In 1950, "Your Hit Parade" was first broadcast on NBC-TV. It started as a radio program in 1935.* HMV Errs On Radiohead Release Date, Label
In 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York.
In 1975, John Lennon won his battle against U.S. immigration authorities when a federal appeals court overturned an order to deport him. Officials had wanted to kick Lennon out of the country because of a drug arrest in Britain.
In 1977, guitarist Steve Hackett left Genesis.
in 1995, rapper Tone Loc (LOHK) was arrested for allegedly taking $80 from a pizza parlor in Los Angeles, arguing with the owner over a pizza, and demanding his money back. He pleaded no contest to the charges.
In 2000, Phish performed its last show before going on hiatus.
Today's Birthdays: Musician John Mellencamp is 56. Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 56. Drummer Tico Torres of Bon Jovi is 54. American Idol" judge Simon Cowell is 48. Guitarist Charlie Marinkovich of Iron Butterfly is 48. Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 39. [WBOC]
* Radiohead Closing In On Deal For 'In Rainbows' CD
* Industry: Radiohead will sign with ATO or Warner
* Stanley Donwood: Discbox is worth the money
* Embrace digital or die, EMI told
* Radiohead record deal blind item
* In Rainbows - RADIOHEAD's new album out in 3 days