Category: 2000’s

On this day in music history: July 16, 2008 – …

On this day in music history: July 16, 2008 – Billy Joel plays the first of two concerts at Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens, New York. The legendary sports venue which has been the home of the New York Mets since opening in 1964, is scheduled to be demolished before years end to make way for its replacement Citi Field. Joel plays to over 110,000 fans over two nights (July 16-18), and features him with a number of guest musicians including Tony Bennett, Don Henley, John Mayer, John Mellencamp, Steven Tyler, Roger Daltrey, Garth Brooks, and Paul McCartney. The concerts are released as the documentary film “Last Play At Shea” in 2010, and as the album and concert video “Live At Shea Stadium” in March of 2011.

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Film and television actor Rip Torn (born Elm…

Film and television actor Rip Torn (born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. in Temple, TX) – February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019, RIP

Brazilian jazz and bossa nova music icon Joã…

Brazilian jazz and bossa nova music icon João Gilberto (born João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil) – June 10, 1931 – July 6, 2019, RIP

Television and film actor Arte Johnson (born…

Television and film actor Arte Johnson (born Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson in Benton Harbor, MI) – January 20, 1929 – July 3, 2019, RIP

Remembering R&B icon Luther Vandross (born…

Remembering R&B icon Luther Vandross (born Luther Ronzoni Vandross in New York, NY) – April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005

Born on this day: July 1, 1971 – Singer, rappe…

Born on this day: July 1, 1971 – Singer, rapper, songwriter and producer Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott in Portsmouth, VA). Happy 48th Birthday, Missy!!

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Rhythm & Blues and rock & roll music…

Rhythm & Blues and rock & roll music icon Dave Bartholomew (born David Louis Bartholomew in Edgard, LA) – December 24, 1918 – June 23, 2019, RIP

Rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys (born …

Rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys (born Richard Stephen Shaw in Kingston, Jamaica) – December 8, 1966 – June 9, 2019, RIP

Singer, songwriter and musician Dr. John (bo…

Singer, songwriter and musician Dr. John (born Malcolm John Rebennack in New Orleans, LA) – November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019, RIP

Born on this day: June 6, 1959 – Producer, son…

Born on this day: June 6, 1959 – Producer, songwriter and musician Jimmy Jam (born James Samuel Harris III in Minneapolis, MN). Happy 60th Birthday, Jimmy Jam!!!

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