Rock ‘n’ Roll History and Birthdays – April 15
Dave Edmunds (singer-guitarist) is 70
– Considered a pioneer of New Wave music, but considers himself more of
a Rockabilly musician
Emma Thompson (actress) is 55
â€œKaren Eiffelâ€ in Stranger than Fiction
Tom Kane (voice actor) is 52
â€œYodaâ€ on Star Wars: Clone Wars
Samantha Fox (singer) is 48
– Was a contestant on Englandâ€™s Celebrity Wife Swap
Ed Oâ€™Brien (guitarist, Radiohead) is 46
– Is the tallest member in Radiohead at 6â€™5â€, no other band member is taller
Danny Pino (actor) is 40
â€œScottyâ€ on Cold Case
Seth Rogen (actor) is 32
â€œBen Stoneâ€ in Knocked Up
Emma Watson (actress) is 24
â€œHermioneâ€ in the Harry Potter series
THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY
In 1971â€¦The Beatles won an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song
Score) for â€œLet It Be.â€
In 1971â€¦According to Rolling Stone, the Illinois Crime Commission
compiled a list of â€œdrug-oriented rock records.â€ The list included Jefferson
Airplaneâ€™s â€œWhite Rabbitâ€ and Procol Harumâ€™s â€œA Whiter Shade of Pale.â€
In 1977â€¦Lynyrd Skynyrd gave a gold album for One More for the Road to
Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson. The band donated another gold record
to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, where the double live album was recorded.
In 1982â€¦Billy Joel’s motorcycle collided with an automobile. He had
surgery to mend a broken wrist.
In 1989â€¦Nesuhi Ertegun, A&R man with Atlantic Records and brother of
the boss Ahmet, died in New York.
In 1996â€¦Jerry Garciaâ€™s ashes were scattered near San Franciscoâ€™s
Golden Gate Bridge. A portion of the remains of the Grateful Dead guitarist
had already been deposited into the Ganges River in India.
In 1999â€¦Entropy premiered at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
The Stephen Dorff-starring film marked the first time U2 appeared in a
In 2000â€¦Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell attracted demonstrators and
hecklers to a United Nations youth summit in London. The protestors
disagreed with her promotion of birth control.
In 2003â€¦Fleetwood Mac released their album Say You Will. The disc
reunited the band with Lindsey Buckingham, but vocalist Christine
McVie opted to not reunite.
In 2004â€¦Courtney Love was ordered by a Los Angeles judge to stand
trial for two counts of drug possession.
In 2005â€¦DMX was arrested after causing a three-car collision on an
expressway in The Bronx, New York. He was charged with driving with a
In 2005â€¦OutKast settled a lawsuit with civil rights activist Rosa Parks.
Parks sued the band after they named a song after her on 1998â€™s Aquemini
album. The rappers agreed to help develop programs to educate kids about
Parksâ€™ importance in American history.