Tuesday, December 18, 2018

December 18


No one thought he would live this long but Keith Richards is 75 years old today


Keith Richards and his wife Patti Hansen are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary today


Today in 2004, A guitar played by George Harrison and John Lennon sold for $570,000 at auction in NY


Chas Chandler was born on this day in 1938


Christina Aguilera is 38 today


Monday, December 17, 2018

December 17


Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free) is 70 today


Today in 1999, saxophonist Grover Washington Jr died of a heart attack at age 56


Paul Butterfield (1942-1987) was born on this day


Today in 1982, Delta blues musician and songwriter Big Joe Williams died in Macon, Mississippi at age 79


Mike Mills (R.E.M.) was born on this day in 1958


Today in 2010, Captain Beefheart (Don van Vliet) died at age 69 from complications from multiple sclerosis


Today in 1969, Tiny Tim married Miss Vicki Budinger on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson


Sunday, December 16, 2018

December 16


Ludwig van Beethoven was born on this day in 1770


Today in 1997, singer songwriter Nicolette Larson died of complications arising from cerebral edema. She was only 45


On this day in 2007, Dan Fogelberg died of prostate cancer at his home in Maine at the age of 56


Today in 1960, 17-year-old George Harrison is deported from Germany for being too young to perform with The Beatles


Bill Gibbons (ZZ Top) was born on this day in 1950


The Who Sell Out was released today in 1967


Saturday, December 15, 2018

December 15


Today in 1944, Hank Williams married Audrey Sheppard, with the ceremony taking place at a filling station


On this day in 1990, Rod Stewart married Rachel Hunter in Beverly Hills


Today in 1994, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora married actress Heather Locklear


The co-founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun died today in 2006 at age 83


Remembering Max Yasgur, owner of the Woodstock farm where the 1969 festival was held, born on this day in 1919


On this day in 1944, swing bandleader Glenn Miller’s plane went down over the English Channel and he was presumed dead


Remembering Alan Freed, American DJ and the man who gave ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ its name; born on this day in 1922


Remembering the birthday of John Hammond today in 1910, one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music


Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14


Today in 1985 James Taylor married actress Kathryn Walker


On this day in 1963, blues and jazz singer Dinah Washington died at age 39.


Today in 1946, actress and singer Patty Duke was born in Elmhurst, Queens, New York


Today in 1980, Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon


The Clash released London Calling on this day in 1979