Tuesday, January 19, 2021

January 19

On this day in 1971, tracks from The Beatles White Album were played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial

Remembering Janis Joplin who was born today in 1943


On this day in 1998, Carl Perkins died at age 65 from throat cancer

Today in 2006, Wilson Pickett died in the hospital near his Ashburn, Virginia home


Today in 2007, Mamas and the Papas Denny Doherty (The Mamas and the Papas) died at the age of 66


Remembering Phil Everly, (The Everly Brothers) born this day in 1939

Dolly Parton was born today in 1946


Remembering Robert Palmer who was born this day in 1949

Dewey Bunell, (America) was born today in 1951


Monday, January 18, 2021

January 18

On this day in 2016, Glenn Frey of The Eagles died from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia

Drummer Dallas Taylor died on this day in 2015 from viral pneumonia and kidney disease at age 66


Today in 1996, Lisa Marie Presley divorced Michael Jackson after less than two years of (?) marriage


Remembering David Ruffin (The Temptations) born today in 1941


Steve Winwood and his wife Eugenia are celebrating an anniversary today. They were married on this day in 1987


Today in 2004, Jennifer Lopez's divorce from her second husband Cris Judd became final


Today in 2010, Kate McGarrigle died of cancer at home in Montreal at the age of 63


On this day in 1980, the famous Southern-rock record label Capricorn files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy


Sunday, January 17, 2021

January 17

Former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor is 72 today


Paul Young is 65 today


Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 62 today


Songwriter, manager, publisher and music executive Don Kirshner died of heart failure on this day in 2011


Gram Parsons’ “Grievous Angel” was released today in 1974


Today is the anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” in 1975


Saturday, January 16, 2021

January 16

Celebrating a birthday today is Helen Folasade Adu (Sade) born in 1959

On this day in 1992, Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV

Today in 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession


Ross Bagdasarian otherwise known as Dave Seville the man behind the chipmunks died today in 1972


Country music star Ronnie Milsap was born on this day in 1943


On this day in 1964, famed music club The Whiskey-a-Go-Go opened in West Hollywood


Today in 1938, Benny Goodman plays the first ever jazz concert at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York


Friday, January 15, 2021

January 15

Today in 1994, Harry Nilsson died in his sleep of heart failure at age 52

Remembering Ronnie Van Zant, (Lynyrd Skynyrd) born today in 1948


On this day in 1992, Dee Murray, Elton John’s bass player died after suffering a stroke at age 45


Today in 1998, harmonica player Junior Wells died at age 63

Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart was born today in 1941. He died in 2010

Producer, singer, musician and rock and roll eccentric Kim Fowley died on this day in 2015 from bladder cancer


Thursday, January 14, 2021

January 14

Today in 1970, Diana Ross made her last appearance with The Supremes at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas


Clarence Carter is 85 years old today. 

The late Allen Toussaint was born on this date in 1938


Dave Grohl, (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) is 52 today  


Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is celebrating his 39th birthday today  

On this day in 2010, Jimmy Page was honored with the United Nations' first ever Pathways To Peace Award


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January 13

On this day in 1979, Donny Hathaway committed suicide falling from a 15th floor New York hotel window

Today in 2010, Teddy Pendergrass died at the age of 59 following a difficult recovery from colon cancer surgery

Today in 1970, John Lennon and Yoko Ono have their hair cut and donate it to a charity auction

Remembering Joe Pass who was born this date in 1929 (1929-1974)

On this day in 1941, The Modernaires vocal group joins the Glenn Miller Orchestra on a permanent basis

Today in 1979, The YMCA files a lawsuit against Village People for their hit single "Y.M.C.A.," claiming that the song is defaming to the organization