Tuesday, April 7, 2020

April 7

Remembering Billie Holiday who was born on this day in 1915

Today in 1975, Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form his own band and was replaced by Tommy Bolin

Bob Geldof and Paula Yates' daughter Peaches was found dead of a heroin overdose on this day in 2014

Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane) was born on this day in 1938

John Oates (Hall and Oates) is 72 today

Today in 1948, rock drummer Dallas Taylor was born in Denver, CO

Famed recording engineer Andy Johns died on this day in 2013 of complications from a stomach ulcer

Today in 1920, Ravi Shankar, Hindustani classical musician and composer (and dad to Norah Jones), was born in Benares, India.

Janis Ian was born today in 1951

Monday, April 6, 2020

April 6

Composer Igor Stravinsky died on this day in 1971 at age 88

Today in 1979, Rod Stewart married Alana Hamilton in Beverly Hills, California

On this day in 1998, Wendy O. Williams former singer of The Plasmatics died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds

Influential blues harmonica player Big Walter Horton was born on this day in 1921

Today in 1998, Tammy Wynette died at age 55

Session musician extraordinaire Danny Kortchmar was born on this day in 1946

The late Merle Haggard was born today in 1937

Sunday, April 5, 2020

April 5

On this day in 1994, Kurt Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in Seattle

Today in 1981, Canned Heat singer Bob "The Bear" Hite died of a heart attack at age 36

Jim Marshall, who invented the Marshall amplifier died today in 2012 at a hospice in London, aged 88

Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin, was born on this date in 1935

On this day in 1997, beat poet Allen Ginsberg died at age 70

Mike McCready, one of the founding members of Pearl Jam was born today in 1965

Alan Clarke (The Hollies) was born today in 1942

Rock drummer “Cozy” Powell died on this day in 1998

Tracy Chapman’s debut album was released on this day in 1988