Monday, April 19, 2021

April 19

On this day in 2012, Levon Helm (The Band) died of throat cancer aged 71


 

Alan Price (The Animals) is 79 years old today


 

Remembering British blues singer Alexis Korner, born on this day in 1928


 

Mark Volman (The Turtles) was born today in 1947


 

L.A. Woman was released on this date in 1971


 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

April 18

Today in 2012, Legendary American Bandstand host and the man who appeared to never age, Dick Clark died of a heart attack at age 82


 

Record producer Paul A. Rothchild (The Doors, Janis Joplin, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell) was born on this day in 1935


 

Remembering Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown who was born on this day in 1924


 

Lennie Baker (Sha Na Na) was born on this day in 1946


 

Today in 2003, Etta James got her star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame


 

Today in 1973, Neil Young’s film “Journey Through the Past” debuted at the Dallas Film Festival


 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

April 17

On this day in 1998, Linda McCartney died after a long battle against cancer


 

On this day in 1960, 21-year-old Eddie Cochran was killed in England when the taxi he was traveling in crashed into a lamppost


 

Today in 1983, Felix Pappalardi, producer and bass player for Mountain was shot dead by his wife Gail Collins


 

Music publisher, rock music producer, talent manager, and songwriter Don Kirshner was born today in 1934


 

Today in 2008, Danny Federici (The E Street Band) died of cancer at the age of 58


 

Jan Hammer was born on this day in 1948


 

Today in 1970, Beatle Paul McCartney released his first solo album a month prior to the group’s swan song, ‘Let It Be’


 

Friday, April 16, 2021

April 16

On this day in 1999, Skip Spence, (Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape) died of lung cancer at age 52


 

Remembering Dusty Springfield, born this day in 1939


 

Gerry Rafferty (Stealers Wheel) was born on this date in 1947. He died in 2011.


 

Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum) was born today in 1964


 

Today in 1994, Harry Connick, Jr. married Victoria's Secret model Jill Goodacre in New Orleans.


 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

April 15

Punk pioneer Joey Ramone died today in 2001 after losing a long battle with lymphatic cancer. He was 49


 

Today in 1971, The Beatles won the Academy Award for best original song score for “Let It Be”


 

Remembering Bessie Smith who was born on this day in 1894


 

Roy Clark was born on this day in 1932


 

Dave Edmunds is 77 today


 

Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes) is 56 today


 

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Second Helping was released today in 1974


 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 14

Singer, songwriter and actor Anthony Newley died of cancer on this day in 1999


 

Loretta Lynn was born on this day in 1935


 

Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple) is 76 today


 

R&B legend Percy Sledge died on this day in 2015


 

Win Butler (Arcade Fire) turns 41 today


 

John Fred (John Fred & His Playboy Band) died on this day in 2005


 

Today in 2007, Don Ho died from heart failure at age 76


 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

April 13

Remembering Lowell George who was born on this day in 1945


 

Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane) is 77 years old today


 

Al Green is 75 today


 

Max Weinberg (The E Street Band) is 70 today


 

Remembering Hillel Slovak (The Red Hot Chili Peppers) who was born on this day in 1962


 

The tenth studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 'Echo' was released on this day in 1999