Tuesday, April 7, 2020

April 7


Remembering Billie Holiday who was born on this day in 1915


Today in 1975, Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form his own band and was replaced by Tommy Bolin


Bob Geldof and Paula Yates' daughter Peaches was found dead of a heroin overdose on this day in 2014


Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane) was born on this day in 1938


John Oates (Hall and Oates) is 72 today


Today in 1948, rock drummer Dallas Taylor was born in Denver, CO


Famed recording engineer Andy Johns died on this day in 2013 of complications from a stomach ulcer


Today in 1920, Ravi Shankar, Hindustani classical musician and composer (and dad to Norah Jones), was born in Benares, India.


Janis Ian was born today in 1951


Monday, April 6, 2020

April 6


Composer Igor Stravinsky died on this day in 1971 at age 88


Today in 1979, Rod Stewart married Alana Hamilton in Beverly Hills, California


On this day in 1998, Wendy O. Williams former singer of The Plasmatics died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds


Influential blues harmonica player Big Walter Horton was born on this day in 1921


Today in 1998, Tammy Wynette died at age 55


Session musician extraordinaire Danny Kortchmar was born on this day in 1946


The late Merle Haggard was born today in 1937


Sunday, April 5, 2020

April 5


On this day in 1994, Kurt Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in Seattle


Today in 1981, Canned Heat singer Bob "The Bear" Hite died of a heart attack at age 36


Jim Marshall, who invented the Marshall amplifier died today in 2012 at a hospice in London, aged 88


Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin, was born on this date in 1935


On this day in 1997, beat poet Allen Ginsberg died at age 70


Mike McCready, one of the founding members of Pearl Jam was born today in 1965


Alan Clarke (The Hollies) was born today in 1942


Rock drummer “Cozy” Powell died on this day in 1998


Tracy Chapman’s debut album was released on this day in 1988