Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 19

The late Nick Drake was born on this date in 1948

Ann Wilson (Heart) celebrates a birthday today

Bluegrass legend Lester Flatt was born on this day in 1914

On this day in 2013, country and western singer/songwriter Slim Whitman died at age 90

Hall of Fame songwriter Gerry Goffin died on this day in 2014

Happy birthday today to Paula Abdul. She is 56

Jingle Bell Rock’s Bobby Helms died on this day in 1997 at 63

Scott Avett, (The Avett Brothers) was born on this day in 1976

Monday, June 18, 2018

June 18

Sir Paul McCartney celebrates his 76th birthday today. What a fantastic ride!

Today in 1948, Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player

Today in 1993, A&M Records chairman Jerry Moss and vice-chairman Herb Alpert announced they were leaving the company they founded more than 30 years earlier

The late Carl Radle (Derek and the Dominoes) was born on this day in 1942

Happy birthday to Alison Moyet who is 57 today

“The Big Man”, Clarence Clemons passed away on this day in 2011

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 17

Our favorite modern composer, Igor Stravinsky was born this day in 1882

Barry Manilow is 75 today

Gregg Rolie (Santana) is celebrating his 71st birthday today

Today in 1966, 19 year old Peter Green joined John Mayall’s Blues Breakers replacing Eric Clapton

Remembering Paul Young (Sad Café / Mike + The Mechanics) born today in 1947

Ron “Pigpen” McKernan played his last gig with the Grateful Dead on this day in 1972

Today in 2016, The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 11th studio album ‘The Getaway’

Today in 1977, Steve Winwood released his debut solo album

Saturday, June 16, 2018

June 16

Remembering Tupac Shakur, Born on this day in 1971, died from bullet wounds on September 13th 1996

Today in 1982, Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died following sustained cocaine and heroin addiction

On this day in 1994, Kristen Pfaff (Hole) was found dead in her bathtub due to a heroin overdose. She was 27

Today in 1999, Screaming Lord Sutch was found dead after hanging himself. The singer turned politician was 58

Today in 2007, Rod Stewart married Penny Lancaster on the Italian Riviera

The first Monterrey International Pop Festival began today in 1967. The lineup included Janis Joplin, The Who, Otis Redding, Grateful Dead and Jimi Hendrix

Lamont Dozier, part of the songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland was born on this day in 1941

Friday, June 15, 2018

June 15

The late Harry Nilsson was born this day in 1941

Today in 1996, Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California at age 79

Waylon Jennings was born on this day in Littlefield, Texas in 1933

Today in 2016, Jimmy Page takes the stand where he is accused of stealing part of the song "Taurus" for the intro to "Stairway to Heaven"

Today in 2014, American Top 40 host Casey Kasem dies at age 82

Muff Winwood, Steve’s older brother and member of The Spencer Davis Group was born today in 1943

The debut album from Bad Company was released today in 1974 on Swansong Records