Friday, February 15, 2019

February 15

Today in 1965, Nat King Cole died of lung cancer

Today in 1981, Mike Bloomfield was found dead in his car from an accidental heroin overdose

Today in 1968, blues harmonica player Little Walter died from injuries incurred in a fight outside a nightclub in Chicago

Motown songwriter Brian Holland (Holland/Dozier/Holland) was born on this day in 1941

Prince protégé Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews) died on this day in 2016 at age 57

Producer Glyn Johns (Eagles, Clapton, The Who, The Beatles) was born this day in 1942

Today in 1987, Ben and Jerry's introduces a new flavor: Cherry Garcia, named after the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia

Thursday, February 14, 2019

February 14

Today in 1994, Jerry Garcia married moviemaker Deborah Koons

Today in 1984, Elton John married recording engineer Renate Blauer in Sydney, Australia

Today in 1980, Lou Reed married Sylvia Morales at a ceremony in his New York apartment

The late singer-songwriter Tim Buckley was born on this day in 1947

Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) was born today in 1972

The late Merl Saunders was born on this day in 1934

Today in 2010, Doug Fieger singer, songwriter with The Knack died after a long battle with cancer

On this day in 1996, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince married Mayte Garcia in a Minneapolis church

Today in 1972, John Lennon and Yoko started a week long run as co-hosts of The Mike Douglas Show

Today in 1970, The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands 'Live At Leeds' album

Today in 1986, Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of the television series Miami Vice.

Neil Young’s Harvest was released on this day in 1972

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

February 13

On this day in 1914, the music licensing organization ASCAP was formed in New York City

Today in 2002, country singer and songwriter Waylon Jennings died in his sleep after a lengthy fight with diabetes

Peter Tork of the Monkees was born today in 1942

Producer Bill Szymczyk, (The Eagles, The Who, B.B. King, Joe Walsh) was born today in 1943

Peter Gabriel was born on this day in 1950

Today in 1983, Marvin Gaye performed a very memorable national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February 12

Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) is 67 today

Steve Hackett (Genesis) was born today in 1950

The late Ray Manzarek (The Doors) was born on this day in 1939

Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips) daughter of Mamas and the Papas’ John and Michelle Phillips is 51 today

Today in 2015, ‘Laugh-In’ announcer Gary Owens died of complications from type 1 diabetes at age 80

Al Jarreau died on this day in 2017 at age 76

Singer and actor Sal Mineo was murdered on this day in 1976

Drummer Omar Hakim is 60 today

Today in 2000, Screamin' Jay Hawkins died at age 70