Sunday, January 20, 2019

January 20

Celebrating the birthday today of Huddi William Ledbetter (Leadbelly) today in 1888

On this day in 2011, Etta James died from complications of leukemia at the age of 73

Today in 2015, Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) died of a pulmonary embolism at age 70

Today in 1965, American disc-jockey Alan Freed died from uremia at the age of 42

Questlove was born today in 1971

George Grantham (Poco) is 72 today

Paul Stanley (Kiss) is 67 today

Saturday, January 19, 2019

January 19

On this day in 1971, tracks from The Beatles White Album were played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial

Remembering Janis Joplin who was born today in 1943

On this day in 1998, Carl Perkins died at age 65 from throat cancer

Today in 2006, Wilson Pickett died in the hospital near his Ashburn, Virginia home

Today in 2007, Mamas and the Papas Denny Doherty (The Mamas and the Papas) died at the age of 66

Remembering Phil Everly, (The Everly Brothers) born this day in 1939

Dolly Parton was born today in 1946

Remembering Robert Palmer who was born this day in 1949

Dewey Bunell, (America) was born today in 1951

Friday, January 18, 2019

January 18

On this day in 2016, Glenn Frey of The Eagles died from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia

Drummer Dallas Taylor died on this day in 2015 from viral pneumonia and kidney disease at age 66

Today in 1996, Lisa Marie Presley divorced Michael Jackson after less than two years of (?) marriage

Remembering David Ruffin (The Temptations) born today in 1941

Steve Winwood and his wife Eugenia are celebrating an anniversary today. They were married on this day in 1987

Today in 2004, Jennifer Lopez's divorce from her second husband Cris Judd became final

Today in 2010, Kate McGarrigle died of cancer at home in Montreal at the age of 63

On this day in 1980, the famous Southern-rock record label Capricorn files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Thursday, January 17, 2019

January 17

Former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor is 70 today

Paul Young is 63 today

Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 60 today

Songwriter, manager, publisher and music executive Don Kirshner died of heart failure on this day in 2011

Gram Parsons’ “Grievous Angel” was released today in 1974

Today is the anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” in 1975

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 16

Celebrating a birthday today is Helen Folasade Adu (Sade) born in 1959

On this day in 1992, Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV

Today in 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession

Ross Bagdasarian otherwise known as Dave Seville the man behind the chipmunks died today in 1972

Country music star Ronnie Milsap was born on this day in 1943

On this day in 1964, famed music club The Whiskey-a-Go-Go opened in West Hollywood

Today in 1938, Benny Goodman plays the first ever jazz concert at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York