Friday, February 23, 2018

February 23

Today in 1978, The Police sign with A&M Records

Howard Jones is 63 today

The late Johnny Winter was born today in 1944

Rusty Young of Poco is 72 today

Today in 2003, Howie Epstein, bassist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers died of a suspected drug overdose

Otis Redding’s posthumous album “The Dock of the Bay” was released today in 1968

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February 22

Today in 1987, Andy Warhol died after a gall bladder operation

Remembering Papa John Creach who died on this day in 1994

Today in 1996, Sublime founder and lead singer Bradley Nowell died of a heroin overdose at age 28

Todd Rundgren’s Something/Anything? was released today in 1972

Adele’s 21 was released today in the US in 2011

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February 21

Today in 1982, American DJ Murry The K died of cancer

Remembering Nina Simone, born on this day in 1933

The late Vince Welnick (The Tubes, The Grateful Dead) was born on this day in 1951

Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads is 69 today

Mary Chapin Carpenter was born today in 1958

David Geffen is celebrating his 75th birthday today

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

February 20

Remembering Kurt Cobain, born on this day in 1967 

Today in 1980, Bon Scott (AC/DC) was pronounced dead on arrival at a London hospital after a heavy night of drinking

Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson died on this day in 2005

On this day in 2003, 100 people died after pyrotechnics ignited a club during a gig by Great White in West Warwick, RI

Buffy Sainte-Marie is 77 today

The late great Walter Becker was born on this day in 1950

The late J Geils (J. Geils Band) was born on this day in 1946

The late Randy California (Spirit) was born on this day in 1951

Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic was released today in 1974

Monday, February 19, 2018

February 19

Today in 1995, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married actress Pamela Anderson on a Cancun beach, Mexico

On this day in 1977, Manfred Mann's Earth Band's cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded By The Light" hits #1 in the US. It is the only Springsteen song ever to top the chart.

Today in 1972, Sammy Davis Jr. makes his notorious guest appearance on CBS' All In The Family

Smokey Robinson is 78 today

Tony Iommi, (Black Sabbath) is 70 today

Born on this day in 1963, Henry Samuel aka, Seal