Saturday, December 7, 2019

December 7

The late Harry Chapin was born today in 1942

Greg Lake died today in 2016 at age 69

Tom Waits is celebrating a birthday today. He is 70

Today in 1967, Graham Nash announced he was leaving The Hollies and forming a new band; Crosby, Stills & Nash

Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice was born today in 1973

Paul McCartney and Wings’ debut album “Wild Life” was released today in 1971

Friday, December 6, 2019

December 6

Today in 1949, American blues legend, Huddie William Ledbetter aka Lead Belly died

Today in 1969, The Rolling Stones and others played a free festival at Altamont Speedway in CA. Hell’s Angels were hired to police the event and because of the stabbing death of a fan was dubbed “the end of the Love Generation”

Today in 1988, Roy Orbison died of a heart attack aged 52

On this day in2003, Elvis Costello married Diana Krall in a ceremony at Elton John’s UK mansion

Peter Buck (R.E.M.) was born today in 1956

The Rolling Stones’ “Beggars Banquet” was released today in 1968

Thursday, December 5, 2019

December 5

Jazz great Dave Brubeck passed away on this day in 2012 one day before his 92nd birthday

Sonny Boy Williamson was born on this day in 1899

The late JJ Cale was born today in 1938

Richard Wayne Penniman a.k.a. Little Richard was born on this day in 1932

Jim Messina, (Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins and Messina) was born today in 1947

Today in 2003, Coldplay singer Chris Martin married Gwyneth Paltrow in Santa Barbara, California

Johnny Rzeznik, (Goo Goo Dolls) is 54 today

“Let It Bleed” was released today in 1969

“Band on the Run” was released on this day in 1973

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

December 4

Today in 1993, Frank Zappa succumbed to his battle with prostate cancer

On this day in 1976, Tommy Bolin died from a heroin overdose at age 25 after a show in Miami FL opening for Jeff Beck

Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers) is 75 today

John Lyon (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes) is 71 today

Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys was born on this date in 1944

Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd was born on this date in 1951

Today in 1956, a jam session took place at Sun Studios in Memphis with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins

Today in 1971, The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa and inspired the song “Smoke on the Water”

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

December 3

On this day in 1979, 11 members of the audience at a Who concert were trampled to death after a stampede in Cincinnati OH

Today in 2015, Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) died of a drug induced cardiac arrest at age 49

On this day in 2014, Ian McLagan of Faces died from complications from a stroke at age 69

Today in 1977, Wings started a nine-week run at No.1 in the UK with ‘Mull Of Kintyre’

Ozzy Osbourne is celebrating his 71st birthday today

Today in 1976, a 40 ft inflatable pig being photographed for the Pink Floyd album “Animals” broke its moorings and could be seen floating above London

On this day in 1969, The Rolling Stones recorded 'Brown Sugar' at Muscle Shoals studios in Alabama

Rubber Soul was released on this day in 1965