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