Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 20



Carlos Santana is 70 today


The tragically late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) 
would have celebrated his 53rd birthday today


The film based on the life of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, 'Sid And Nancy' 
premiered in London on this day in 1986


Today in 1965, Frank Sinatra appears at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, 
where he leaves his handprints in the cement outside.


Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) turns 51 today


John Lodge (The Moody Blues) was born today in 1945


Kim Carnes celebrates her birthday today


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 19



The late Keith Godchaux of The Grateful Dead was born 69 years ago today


On this day in 1966, 50-year-old Frank Sinatra marries the 20-year-old actress 
Mia Farrow in New York


Today in 1954, Sun Records released the first Elvis Presley single, 'That's All Right'


Founding member of The Eagles, Bernie Leadon is 69 today


Dr. Brian May (Queen) turns 69 today


Remembering Allen Collins of Lynyrd Skynyrd who was born today in 1952


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 18



On this day in 1988, Nico died after suffering a minor heart attack 
while on holiday with her son in Ibiza Spain


Today in 1966, Bobby Fuller leader of The Bobby Fuller Four 
was found dead in his car in LA at age 22


Today in 1992, Bobby Brown married Whitney Houston at her New Jersey estate


The late Screamin' Jay Hawkins was born on this day in 1929


Martha Reeves (The Vandellas) was born today in 1941


The founder of Virgin Records, Richard Branson celebrates his 67th birthday today


Drummer Jack Irons (Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers) was born today in 1962


Monday, July 17, 2017

July 17



On this day in 1959, Billie Holiday died in a New York City hospital 
from cirrhosis of the liver at age 43


John Coltrane died on this day in 1967 from liver cancer 
at Huntington Hospital in Long Island 


Today in 1996, Jimi Hendrix’s manager Chas Chandler died 
at age 57 from an aortic aneurysm


Spencer Davis is celebrating a birthday today. He is 78


The late Nicolette Larsen was born on this day in 1952


Today in 2009, Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon) died of a heart attack at age 64


The late Phoebe Snow was born today in 1952 


Sunday, July 16, 2017

July 16



On this day in 1981, Harry Chapin was killed at age 38 from a cardiac arrest 
while driving on a New York expressway


Today in 2014, blues guitarist Johnny Winter died at the age of 70 in Zurich


On this day in 1966, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton formed Cream


Today in 2012, Jon Lord (Deep Purple) died at age 71


Today in 1900, His Master's Voice, the logo of the Victor Recording Company 
was registered with the US Patent Office


Stewart Copeland, drummer for the Police was born today in 1952


On this day in 2012, country music singer Kitty Wells 
died from complications of a stroke. She was 92.