Sunday, May 19, 2019

May 19

Pete Townshend celebrates birthday 74 today

Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 70 today

Remembering Joey Ramone, born on this day in 1951

Tom Scott (L.A. Express) was born on this date in 1948

Grace Jones is 71 today

Influential jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins passed away on this day in 1969

‘Honky Chateau’ by Elton John was released today in 1972

‘Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy’ by Elton John was released on this day in 1975

Saturday, May 18, 2019

May 18

Rick Wakeman (Yes) was born on this day in 1949

Jack Johnson turns 44 today

Eric Goulden aka Wreckless Eric is 65 years old today

Jazz drummer Elvin Jones (The John Coltrane Quartet) died on this day in 2004

Kansas City bluesman Big Joe Turner (Shake, Rattle & Roll) was born today in 1911

Friday, May 17, 2019

May 17

Chris Cornell passed away on this night in 2017 after a show in Detroit MI, an apparent suicide

On this day in 1963, the first Monterey Folk Festival began in Monterey, California.

Today in 1996, Johnny Guitar Watson died of a heart attack while on tour in Yokohama, Japan

On this day in 2012, Donna Summer, known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer

Born on this day in 1942, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks  a.k.a Taj Mahal

Bill Bruford (King Crimson) was born on this date in 1948

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 54 today

Musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario Lawrence Welk died on this day in 1992

Producer and manager Simon Fuller, best known for creating American Idol was born on this day in 1960

Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 16

On this day in 2010, Ronnie James Dio, died after a six-month battle with stomach cancer

Billy Cobham is 75 years young today

Robert Fripp is celebrating his 73rd birthday today

Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) is 54 today

Remembering Darrell Sweet (Nazareth) born on this day in 1947

Janet Jackson is 53 today

Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt died on this day in 1953

Jonathan Richman (The Modern Lovers) is 68 today

The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’ was released on this day in 1966

Rock's first double album, Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ was released today also in 1966

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May 15

Today in 2003, June Carter Cash, the second wife of Johnny Cash died in Nashville, Tennessee

Brian Eno was born on this day in 1948

Mike Oldfield is 66 today

A little known member of “the 27 club” Gary Thain (Uriah Heep) was born on this day in 1948

Today in 2002, the Wu-Tang Name Generator goes online. The app turns your real name into one suited for the rap collective. Donald Glover uses it and Childish Gambino is born

On this day in 1975, Fleetwood Mac play their first concert with new members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks at a show in El Paso, Texas