Friday, February 23, 2018

February 23



Today in 1978, The Police sign with A&M Records


Howard Jones is 63 today


The late Johnny Winter was born today in 1944


Rusty Young of Poco is 72 today


Today in 2003, Howie Epstein, bassist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers died of a suspected drug overdose


Otis Redding’s posthumous album “The Dock of the Bay” was released today in 1968


Thursday, February 22, 2018

February 22



Today in 1987, Andy Warhol died after a gall bladder operation


Remembering Papa John Creach who died on this day in 1994


Today in 1996, Sublime founder and lead singer Bradley Nowell died of a heroin overdose at age 28


Todd Rundgren’s Something/Anything? was released today in 1972


Adele’s 21 was released today in the US in 2011


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February 21



Today in 1982, American DJ Murry The K died of cancer


Remembering Nina Simone, born on this day in 1933


The late Vince Welnick (The Tubes, The Grateful Dead) was born on this day in 1951


Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads is 69 today


Mary Chapin Carpenter was born today in 1958


David Geffen is celebrating his 75th birthday today


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

February 20



Remembering Kurt Cobain, born on this day in 1967 


Today in 1980, Bon Scott (AC/DC) was pronounced dead on arrival at a London hospital after a heavy night of drinking


Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson died on this day in 2005


On this day in 2003, 100 people died after pyrotechnics ignited a club during a gig by Great White in West Warwick, RI


Buffy Sainte-Marie is 77 today


The late great Walter Becker was born on this day in 1950


The late J Geils (J. Geils Band) was born on this day in 1946


The late Randy California (Spirit) was born on this day in 1951


Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic was released today in 1974


Monday, February 19, 2018

February 19



Today in 1995, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married actress Pamela Anderson on a Cancun beach, Mexico


On this day in 1977, Manfred Mann's Earth Band's cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded By The Light" hits #1 in the US. It is the only Springsteen song ever to top the chart.


Today in 1972, Sammy Davis Jr. makes his notorious guest appearance on CBS' All In The Family


Smokey Robinson is 78 today


Tony Iommi, (Black Sabbath) is 70 today


Born on this day in 1963, Henry Samuel aka, Seal