On This Day

Year 1968 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 29 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Dec 1 "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • Dec 1 Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in NYC
  • Dec 5 Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
  • Dec 12 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired

Music release#1 in the Charts

Dec 21 Glen Campbell's album "Wichita Lineman" goes to #1 in the US

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Dec 26 Led Zeppelin's concert debut in Denver as opener for Vanilla Fudge
  • Dec 28 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
  • Dec 28 Beatles' "White Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

Music releaseMusic Recording

Dec 30 Frank Sinatra first records "My Way" with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song "Comme d'habitude"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 30 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • Aug 1 Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed), born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • Aug 5 Terri Clark, Canadian country singer
  • Aug 7 [James] Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot), born in Manhasset, New York (d. 1998)
  • Aug 9 Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Michael Bivins, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 11 Charlie Sexton, rocker (Arc Angels)
  • Aug 11 Veda Hille, Canadian singer
  • Aug 16 Donovan Leitch Jr., American actor (I Shot Andy Warhol) and musician (Camp Freddy), born in London, England
  • Aug 19 Mark McGuinn, American country music artist, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Aug 20 Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 22 Paul Colman, British-Australian guitarist (Newsboys, 2006-09), born in London
  • Aug 24 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura), born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
  • Aug 25 Rafet El Roman [Yaşdut], Turkish pop singer and songwriter (Gençliğin Gözyaşı - The Tears of the Youth), born in at Uzunköprü. Turkey
  • Aug 25 Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer and songwriter (Belle & Sebastian), born in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • Aug 25 Takeshi Ueda, Japanese rock bassist (The Mad Capsule Markets), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Aug 25 Spider One [Michael David Cummings], American musician (Powerman 5000), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Sep 5 Brad Wilk, American drummer (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 7 Kyle Stevens, American rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • Sep 10 Big Daddy Kane [Antonio Hardy], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 11 Kay Hanley, American musician (Letters to Cleo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 12 [Reid Laurence] Larry LaLonde, American guitarist (Primus-Frizzle Fry), born in Richmond, California
  • Sep 14 Vincent Ghadimi, Belgian pianist and composer, born in Rocourt, Liège, Belgium
  • Sep 16 Marc Anthony [Marco Antonio Muñiz], American sala singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 17 Lord Jamar [Lorenzo Dechalus], American rapper (Brand Nubian), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Sep 17 Anastacia [Newkirk], American pop singer ("Left Outside Alone"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 18 Cappadonna [Darryl Hill], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Sep 20 Tim Rogers, Australian singer and songwriter (You Am I), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia,
  • Sep 21 Trugoy [David Jolicoeur], American rapper and producer (De La Soul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 21 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)

Person of interestWill Smith

Sep 25 Will Smith, American rapper ("Parents Just Don't Understand") and actor (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • Sep 28 Bess Singh [Lennart Bes], Dutch pop drummer (Burma Shop-Hippies)
  • Sep 29 Alexander Skolnick, American heavy metal and jazz guitarist (Testament; Trans-Siberia Orchestra), born in Berkeley, California
  • Sep 29 Luke Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
  • Sep 29 Matt Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
  • Oct 2 Jeff Martin, Canadian singer-songwriter (the Tea Party), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Oct 7 Thom Yorke, British musician and lead singer of Radiohead (Creep; Paranoid Android), born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Person of interestHugh Jackman

Oct 12 Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, The Greatest Showman), born in Sydney, Australia

  • Oct 13 Carlos Marín, Spanish baritone (Il Divo), born in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany
  • Oct 14 Johnny Goudie, Cuban American singer-songwriter and musician, born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Oct 15 Jyrki 69 [Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi], Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Oct 17 Ziggy Marley, Jamaican reggae performer and son of Bob Marley, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 19 Sinitta [Malone], British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 22 Shelby Lynne [Moorer], American country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up), born in Quantico, Virginia

Person of interestShaggy

Oct 22 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Jamaican-American reggae musician and rapper (Boombastic), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Pop Singer and Rapper Shaggy
Pop Singer and Rapper
Shaggy
  • Oct 29 Tsunku [Mitsuo Terada], Japanese music producer and former singer (SHARAM Q), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Oct 29 Stanley Donwood [Dan Rickwood], British writer and album art designer (Radiohead; Thom Yorke). born in Essex, England
  • Nov 7 Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist, born in Celano, Italy
  • Nov 10 Steve Brookstein, English singer who won the first series of The X Factor, born in Mitcham, England
  • Nov 11 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuadorean rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), born in Ecuador
  • Nov 11 David L. Cook, American Christian country singer and comedian, born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Nov 12 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 12 Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride), born in England, United Kingdom
  • Nov 12 Nick D'Virgilio, American drummer (Spock's Beard), born in Whittier, California
  • Nov 14 Brian Yale, American bass guitarist (Matchbox Twenty), born in Carmel, California
  • Nov 15 Jennifer Charles, American singer/songwriter
  • Nov 15 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Nov 18 Romany Malco, American actor and music producer (Weeds, No Ordinary Family), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 21 Alex James, English bassist
  • Nov 24 Dawn Robinson, American singer (En Vogue), born in New London, Connecticut (or 1965)
  • Nov 25 Erick Sermon, American rap music artist (EPMD), born in Brentwood, New York
  • Nov 29 Jonathan Knight, American pop singer (New Kids on the Block), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Nov 30 Des'ree [Desirée Annette Weeks], English singer (Feel So High, You Gotta Be, Life)
  • Dec 2 Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters), born in Richland, Washington
  • Dec 3 Montell Jordan [Barnett], American R&B singer, record producer ("This Is How We Do It"), and pastor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 9 Michael Foster, American drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 12 Tatianna, Spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 18 Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer (Más), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Dec 23 Quincy Jones III, Swedish-American musician, born in Wimbledon, London
  • Dec 24 Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist, born in Texas
  • Dec 29 Carlo Ponti, Jr., Italian orchestral conductor and son of Carlo Ponti & Sophia Loren, born in Geneva, Switzerland

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music