Posted 8 months ago
By Brad Moore
On July 15th, 1973, singer Ray Davies announced during a concert in London that he was leaving The Kinks. He returned after a few days.
In 1980, singers Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith opened in a production of “The Pirates of Penzance” at the New York Shakespeare Festival. The production moved to Broadway in 1981 and eventually was made into a movie.
In 1986, Columbia Records dropped Johnny Cash after 28 years. Cash signed a new recording contract with Polygram later the next year.
In 1988, MTV banned the video for Neil Young’s “This Note’s For You” because it ridiculed MTV sponsors.
In 1989, more than 200,000 people crammed into Venice for a free Pink Floyd concert. Before the show began, 80 people were slightly hurt in a scuffle, and residents complained about littering and drug use.
In 1991, actor and game show host Bert Convy died in Los Angeles.
In 1994, singer Phil Collins announced he was seeking a divorce from his wife, Jill.
In 1998, drummer Joey Kramer of Aerosmith was burned when his Ferrari caught fire at a gas station in Scituate, Massachusetts.
In 2006, Avril Lavigne married Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley in Montecito, California. They have since divorced.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Ken Kercheval (“Dallas”) is 78. Actor Patrick Wayne is 74. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 69. R&B singer Millie Jackson is 69. Guitarist-singer Peter Lewis of Moby Grape is 68. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 67. Drummer Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) is 65. Actor Terry O’Quinn (“Lost,” ”West Wing,” ”Alias”) is 61. Drummer Marky Ramone (The Ramones) is 57. Guitarist Joe Satriani is 57. Actor Willie Aames (“Eight Is Enough,” ”Charles In Charge”) is 53. Model Kim Alexis is 53. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 52. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 52. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 50. Drummer Jason Bonham is 47. Actor Kristoff St. John (“The Young and the Restless”) is 47. Singer Stokley of Mint Condition is 46. Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin (“Malcolm and Eddie”) is 45. Actor Jim Rash (“Community”) is 42. Drummer John Dolmayan of System Of A Down and of Scars On Broadway is 41. Actor Scott Foley (“Felicity”) is 41. Actor Brian Austin Green (“Beverly Hills 90210″) is 40. Rapper Jim Jones is 37. Actress Lana Parrilla (“Swingtown”) is 36. Guitarist Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance is 36. Singer Kia Thornton of Divine is 32. Actor Tristan Wilds (“90210″) is 24.