Saturday, November 16, 2019

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

Friday, November 15, 2019

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019

November 14

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

James Young (Styx) is 70 today

Steven Bishop is celebrating his 68th 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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November 13

Today in 2016, we lost yet another rocker, Leon Russell passed away in his sleep at age 74

Sammy Davis Jr. and actress May Britt were married on this day in 1960, one of the first public celebrity interracial marriages

Today in 1973, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. was killed in a car accident near Hernando, Mississippi

On this day in 1998, Kenny Kirkland was found dead of a heart attack in his NY apartment. He was 43 years old 

Toy Caldwell (The Marshall Tucker Band) was born on this day in 1947

John Hammond Jr. was born on this day in 1943

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November 12

Still recording, still performing, still as vital as ever, Neil Young is 74 today.

Today in 2008, Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience) was found dead in his US hotel room at age 61

On this day in 1931, Abbey Road recording studios opened in London's pricey St. John's Wood