Music Trivia

Cool Music Trivia From This Day In Music!

  • On this Day October 17, 2008

    Four Tops singer Levi Stubbs died at his Detroit home, aged 72. Stubbs had been in ill health since being diagnosed with cancer in 1995 and a stroke and other health problems led him to stop touring in 2000. The group signed with Motown Records in 1963 and produced 20 Top 40 hits over the following 10 years, making music history with other acts in Berry Gordy's Motown stable.
  • On this Day October 17, 2008

    and Guy Ritchie announced that their seven-year marriage was over because they had drifted apart. The press reported that without a pre-nuptial agreement, Ritchie could be looking at up to £50million of Madonnas £300million fortune.
  • On this Day October 17, 2005

    1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow failed to sell in an eBay auction, having not met its reserve price. It had been listed by his sister, Kashmira Cooke, who had inherited the car from him. The auction had attracted nearly 200 bids and exceeded £60,000 (approximately $93,000). The luxury vehicle had not appeared in public since 2002, when it had been used to transport the Bulsara family to the premiere of the Queen stage musical We Will Rock You. It came with a box of Kleenex Mansize tissues left in the car by Freddie.
  • On this Day October 17, 2000

    A flat in London, which was once owned during the 60's by went on the market for £575,000. The two bedrooms, two-story property was also home for and during the 60's.
  • On this Day October 17, 1999

    It was reported that had played a secret gig at a martial arts exhibition in Barnstaple, England. The man who had arrived in the white stretch limo was Navi, a Londoner who claims to be the world's number one Jako impersonator.
  • On this Day October 17, 1995

    Sting's former accountant Keith Moore was sentenced to six years in jail after being found guilty of embezzling £6 million from the singer's 108 bank accounts.
  • On this Day October 17, 1973

    performed two shows at Foret Nationale, Brussels, Belgium, as part of a tour of the UK and Europe. Opening for the tour's shows were Billy Preston and American group Kracker, the first band to be signed to Rolling Stones Records. Bobby Keys didnt show up for the concert, which resulted in him being banned by Mick Jagger from future Rolling Stones tours until 1989, with occasional exceptions. According to legend Bobby missed the gig due to him filling a hotel bathtub with Dom Perignon champagne and drinking most of it.
  • On this Day October 17, 1962

    In between their lunchtime and night shows at in Liverpool, travelled to Granada TV Centre in Manchester to make their television debut. They appeared live on the local magazine program People and Places performing two songs Some Other Guy and .
  • Things you didn't know

    The Supremes became the first all girl group to have a UK No.1 single when 'Baby Love' went to the top of the charts.
  • Quote of the Day

    "The Clash sound is so old-fashioned to me. I quite like The Clash, I don't mind them, I'm very old-fashioned too." Mick Jagger, 1980
  • I fought the law

    In 1969, Mick Jagger was fined £200 plus 50 guineas costs at Marlborough Magistrates Court for illegal possession of cannabis.