Sunday, September 15, 2019

September 15


Today in 1965, Ford became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of cars in US


Today in 2004, Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone died in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with prostate cancer


The late jazz alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley was born today in 1925


On this day in 2008, Pink Floyd founding member Rick Wright died at age 65 from cancer


Today in 1945, Austrian composer Anton Webern was killed outside his home by a US Army soldier during the Allied occupation of Austria


Today in 2015, REO Speedwagon guitarist Gary Richrath, died at age 65 after a long bout with alcoholism


In a speech on this day in 1970, Vice President Spiro Agnew claimed that "The youth of America are being brainwashed into a drug culture”


Celebrating the release of Santana’s second album Abraxas today in 1970


Saturday, September 14, 2019

September 14


Today in 1976, Bob Dylan's TV special, Hard Rain aired on NBC TV


Today in 2002, Gwen Stefani married Gavin Rossdale


Today in 1997, Pete Townshend unveils an English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23 Brook Street, London, to mark where Jimi Hendrix had lived


The day after she suffered a stroke while at the wheel and crashed her car, Grace Kelly, actress-turned-Princess of Monaco, died at age 52


Remembering the birthday of Paul Kossoff (Free) 1950-1976


The late Amy Winehouse was born on this day in 1983


Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (Sha Na Na) was born on this day in 1947


Friday, September 13, 2019

September 13




On this day in 1959, Elvis Presley met his future wife Priscilla Beaulieu at a party at his house in Germany where he was stationed


David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears) is 78 today


Peter Cetera (Chicago) is celebrating his 75th birthday today


Fiona Apple was born today in 1977


Producer and record executive Don Was is celebrating his 67th birthday today


Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe’s film featuring fictional band Stillwater opened in theaters on this day in 2000


Thursday, September 12, 2019

September 12




Gerry Beckley of America is celebrating his 67th birthday today


Ben Folds is 53 today


On this day in 1996, Jack Gillis married Meg White. He took her last name, and the couple later form The White Stripes


The Crusaders’ Joe Sample passed away on this day in 2014


Pink Floyd's ninth album, ‘Wish You Were Here’ was released today in 1975


Remembering Steve Biko who died today in 1977. Biko was an anti-apartheid activist and immortalized in a song by Peter Gabriel


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 11




Today in 2003, Tommy Chong, half of Cheech and Chong, was sentenced to 9 months in prison for selling drug paraphernalia over the internet


On this day in 1977, David Bowie recorded a guest appearance on 'Bing Crosby's 'Merrie Olde Christmas' TV show


Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead is 76 today


The late John Martyn was born on this day in 1948


Tommy Shaw of Styx is 66 today


Harry Connick Jr. is celebrating his 52nd birthday today


Springsteen’s ‘The Wild the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle’ was released on this day in 1973