‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people,’ Kanye West declares 10 years ago this hour (Sep 2 2005)


Video: 'Bush Doesn't Care About Black People'

(Friday, September 2, 2005, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — During A Concert for Hurricane Relief, a live TV benefit concert to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, rapper Kanye West went off-script to sharply criticize U.S. President George W. Bush, saying he “doesn’t care about black people.”

West’s microphone was silenced and the camera quickly cut away to the next segment.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens with all-star concert 30 years ago this hour (Sep 2 1995)


Video: 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert, 1995' (31 videos)

(Saturday, September 2, 1995, 7:30 p.m. EDT) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened tonight in Cleveland with an all-star concert at Cleveland Stadium featuring Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp and many others.

The Doors record six-song demo in Los Angeles 50 years ago today (Sep 2 1965)


Video: 'The Doors Aura Studio Demos (1965) [Early recordings of the Doors]'

(Thursday, September 2, 1965) — Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore joined Ray’s brothers Rick and Jim and a female bassist believed to be Patty Sullivan at World-Pacific Studios in Los Angeles, California, to record a six-song demo for The Doors, the band’s first known recording. Continue reading