Friday, July 19, 2019

July 19

The late Keith Godchaux of The Grateful Dead was born on this day in 1948

On this day in 1966, 50-year-old Frank Sinatra marries the 20-year-old actress Mia Farrow in New York

Today in 1954, Sun Records released the first Elvis Presley single, 'That's All Right'

Founding member of The Eagles, Bernie Leadon is 72 today

Dr. Brian May (Queen) turns 72 today

Remembering Allen Collins of Lynyrd Skynyrd who was born today in 1952

Thursday, July 18, 2019

July 18

On this day in 1988, Nico died after suffering a minor heart attack while on holiday with her son in Ibiza Spain

Today in 1966, Bobby Fuller leader of The Bobby Fuller 4 was found dead in his car in LA at age 22

Today in 1992, Bobby Brown married Whitney Houston at her New Jersey estate

The late Screamin' Jay Hawkins was born on this day in 1929

Martha Reeves (The Vandellas) was born today in 1941

The founder of Virgin Records, Richard Branson celebrates his 69th birthday today

Drummer Jack Irons (Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers) was born today in 1962

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 17

On this day in 1959, Billie Holiday died in a NYC hospital from cirrhosis of the liver at age 44

John Coltrane died on this day in 1967 from liver cancer at Huntington Hospital in Long Island 

Today in 1996, Jimi Hendrix’s manager Chas Chandler died at age 57 from an aortic aneurysm

Spencer Davis is celebrating a birthday today. He is 80

The late Nicolette Larsen was born on this day in 1952

Today in 2009, Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon) died of a heart attack at age 64

The late Phoebe Snow was born today in 1952 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July 16

On this day in 1981, Harry Chapin was killed in a car accident at age 38 while driving on a the Long Island expressway

Today in 2014, blues guitarist Johnny Winter died at the age of 70 in Zurich

On this day in 1966, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton formed Cream

Today in 2012, Jon Lord (Deep Purple) died at age 71

Today in 1900, His Master's Voice, the logo of the Victor Recording Company was registered with the US Patent Office

Stewart Copeland, drummer for the Police was born today in 1952

On this day in 2012, country music singer Kitty Wells died from complications of a stroke. She was 92.

Monday, July 15, 2019

July 15

On this day in 1958, John Lennon's mother Julia was killed by a car driven by an off-duty drunken police officer

Today in 2000, Sad Cafe singer Paul Young died of a heart attack at his Manchester home at age 53

Happy birthday Linda Ronstadt who turns 73 today

The late Peter Banks (Yes) would have been 72 today

Jason Bonham, a fine drummer in his own right and son of Led Zep’s John Bonham is 53 today

Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) was born on this date in 1948