Saturday, December 16, 2017

December 16

Ludwig van Beethoven was born on this day in 1770

Today in 1997, singer songwriter Nicolette Larson died of complications 
arising from cerebral edema. She was only 45

On this day in 2007, Dan Fogelberg died of prostate cancer at his home in Maine at the age of 56

Today in 1960, 17-year-old George Harrison is deported from Germany for being too young to perform with The Beatles

Bill Gibbons (ZZ Top) was born on this day in 1950

The Who Sell Out was released today in 1967

Friday, December 15, 2017

December 15

Today in 1944, Hank Williams married Audrey Sheppard, 
with the ceremony taking place at a filling station

On this day in 1990, Rod Stewart married Rachel Hunter in Beverly Hills

Today in 1994, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora married actress Heather Locklear

The co-founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun died today in 2006 aged 83

Remembering Max Yasgur, owner of the Woodstock farm 
where the 1969 festival was held, born on this day in 1919

Remembering Alan Freed, American DJ and the man who gave 
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ its name was born on this day in 1922

Remembering the birthday of John Hammond today in 1910, one of the most 
influential figures in 20th century popular music

Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 14

Today in 1985 James Taylor married actress Kathryn Walker

On this day in 1963, blues and jazz singer Dinah Washington died at age 39.

Today in 1946, actress and singer Patty Duke was born in Elmhurst, Queens, New York        

Today in 1980, Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon

The Clash released London Calling on this day in 1979

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December 13

Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) was born today in 1948

Today in 2012, Carole King won The Gershwin Prize in recognition of her lifetime achievement. 
She is the first woman to gain this honor

On this day in 1949, Tom Verlaine (frontman for Television) was born in Morristown, New Jersey

Gun nut, right wing poster boy and sometime rock and roller Ted Nugent was born today in 1948

Taylor Swift is celebrating her 28th birthday today

Patti Smith’s “Horses” was released on this day in 1975

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December 12

Frank Sinatra was born on this date in 1915

Today in 1970, The Doors played what would be their last ever live show 
with Jim Morrison at the Warehouse in New Orleans

Today in 2003, Mick Jagger became a Sir after being knighted 
by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

On this day in 2007, Ike Turner died at the age of 76 at his home near San Diego, California

Original keyboard player with the Rolling Stones Ian Stewart, 
died of a heart attack on this day in 1985

Dicky Betts was born today in 1943

Remembering the birthday of Grover Washington Jr., today in 1943

“Sandinista” was released today in 1980