Today in Music

May, 29

  • 1999 The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 1997 Jeff Buckley drowns while swimming with a friend off Mud Island in Memphis.
  • 1997 Sharitha Knight, wife of Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight, files suit against Calvin Broadus (a.k.a. Snoop Doggy Dogg). The suit alleges failure to pay Knight 20% managerial fees due her for service between Aug. 3, 1993 and Aug. 3, 1996.
  • 1996 Jazz pianist James George “Jimmy” Rowles dies at the age of 78.
  • 1995 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” Bryan Adams.
  • 1979 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Hot Stuff,” Donna Summer.
  • 1965 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Help Me, Rhonda,” The Beach Boys.
  • 1962 Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” wins a Grammy for Record of the Year, and Judy Garland’s “Judy at Carnegie Hall” wins a Grammy for Album of the Year.
  • 1961 Singer, songwriter and guitarist Melissa Etheridge is born in Leavenworth, Kan.
  • 1945 Gary Brooker, leader of Procul Harum, is born in Essex, England. The group’s biggest hit is “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” a No. 5 song in 1967. The group’s name means “beyond these things” in Latin.