Saturday, November 18, 2017

November 18

Today in 1972, Danny Whitten (Crazy Horse) was fired from the band 
and later that night died of a drug overdose 

On this day in 1993, Nirvana recorded their MTV 
unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York

Graham Parker was born today in 1950

Today in 1971, Junior Parker died during surgery for a brain tumor at age 39.

Today in 1994, Cab Calloway died in Hockessin, DE of 
complications of a stroke he suffered in July of that year

Today in 1936, jazz trumpeter Don Cherry was born in Oklahoma

“Achtung Baby” by U2 was released today in 1991

Friday, November 17, 2017

November 17

John and Yoko’s “Double Fantasy” was released today in 1980

“Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” by Derek and the Dominos 
was released today in 1970

Gordon Lightfoot was born today in 1938

Jeff Buckley was born on this day in 1966

Soul singer Jimmy Ruffin died on this day in 2014 at age 78

Today in 1990, David Crosby had a motorcycle accident 
where he broke his shoulder, left leg, and ankle

On this night in 1970, Elton John plays live in a recording studio which would 
eventually become his first live album 17-11-70 (11-17-70 in the U.S.)

Remembering the birthday today of Gene Clark (The Byrds) in 1944

Tommy Bolin’s “Teaser” was released today in 1975

Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 16

Today in 1969, Janis Joplin was arrested during a gig in Tampa, 
Florida, after badmouthing a policeman

Today in 2010, The Beatles' back catalogue was finally made available 
on iTunes, after years of negotiations

Diana Jean Krall (Costello) was born on this day in 1964

The "Father of the Blues", W.C. Handy was born today in 1873 in Florence, Alabama

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 15

Today in 2000, Michael Abram, the man who stabbed George Harrison after breaking into his home, was found not guilty at Oxford's Crown Court

Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones made their US TV debut on Hullabaloo, performing ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’ 

Clyde McPhatter (The Drifters) was born on this day in1932

Jazz and blues pianist Mose Allison died on this day in 2016 at age 89

Petula Clark was born today in 1932

“Country Life” by Roxy Music was released today in 1974

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 14

Today in 1996, Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Sydney Australia

James Young (Styx) is 68 today

Steven Bishop is celebrating his 66th birthday today

Vocalist, guitarist and regular “Mother” (of Invention) Ike Willis celebrates a birthday today

On this day in 1987, Sonny and Cher reunited to sing on The David Letterman Show

American composer Aaron Copeland was born on this day in 1900

Steely Dan’s debut album “Can't Buy a Thrill” was released today in 1972