Monday, September 25, 2017

September 25

On this day in 1980, John Bonham died at age 32 after a night of heavy drinking

Today in 1975, Jackie Wilson had a heart attack while performing live on stage 
at the Latin Casino, New Jersey

Today in 1965, The Beatles cartoon series premiered on ABC TV

On this day in 2001, radio goes to the stars with the launch of XM Satellite Radio Network

Famed rock critic and author Robert Hilburn was born on this day in 1939

On this day in 1990, Drummer Dave Grohl auditioned for Nirvana and was instantly given the job.

Released today in 1974, Jackson Browne’s third album, Late for the Sky

Sunday, September 24, 2017

September 24

Today in 1967, Traffic made their live debut when they appeared at Saville Theatre in London

Singer, songwriter and actor Anthony Newley was born on this day in 1931. 
He was once married to Joan Collins.

Gerry Marsden, (Gerry and the Pacemakers) is 75 today

The late Linda Eastman (McCartney) was born today in 1942

Released today in 1971 Electric Warrior by T-Rex

Eagles ‘The Long Run’ was released today in 1979

BloodSugarSexMagik by The Red Hot Chili Peppers was released today in 1991

Nirvana’s Nevermind was released today in 1991

Saturday, September 23, 2017

September 23

Bruce Springsteen is celebrating his 68th birthday today

Jazz legend John Coltrane was born on this day in 1926

Ray Charles was born on this day in 1930

Jerry Corbetta of the band Sugarloaf was born on this day in 1947

Today in 1980, Bob Marley, suffering from cancer, plays his last concert at a show in Pittsburgh

Session pianist Don Gronlick was born on this day in 1947

The late Roy Buchanan was born on this day in 1939

Jazz giant Les McCann is 82 today

Today in 1992, Actress Darryl Hannah broke up with Jackson Browne, claiming he assaulted her

Steely Dan’s Aja was released today in 1977

Released on this day in 1978; Parallel Lines

Friday, September 22, 2017

September 22

Today in 1985, the first "Farm Aid" concert was held, in Champaign, Illinois

Today in 1999, Diana Ross is held by police at Heathrow Airport 
following an incident with the airport's security staff

Composer and lyricist Irving Berlin died on this day in 1989 at age 101

One of the biggest pop stars of the 1950’s, Eddie Fisher, died today in 2010

On this night in 1992, Bruce Springsteen records his MTV Unplugged set 
at the Warner Hollywood Studios in Los Angeles

On this day in 1979, Joe Walsh announces his bid for the U.S. presidency

Joan Jett is 59 today

David Coverdale of Deep Purple and Whitesnake was born today in 1949

The Band release their self-titled second album on this day in 1969