Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 19


The late Nick Drake was born on this date in 1948


Ann Wilson (Heart) celebrates a birthday today


Bluegrass legend Lester Flatt was born on this day in 1914


On this day in 2013, country and western singer/songwriter Slim Whitman died at age 90


Hall of Fame songwriter Gerry Goffin died on this day in 2014


Happy birthday today to Paula Abdul. She is 56


Jingle Bell Rock’s Bobby Helms died on this day in 1997 at 63


Scott Avett, (The Avett Brothers) was born on this day in 1976


Monday, June 18, 2018

June 18


Sir Paul McCartney celebrates his 76th birthday today. What a fantastic ride!


Today in 1948, Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player


Today in 1993, A&M Records chairman Jerry Moss and vice-chairman Herb Alpert announced they were leaving the company they founded more than 30 years earlier


The late Carl Radle (Derek and the Dominoes) was born on this day in 1942


Happy birthday to Alison Moyet who is 57 today


“The Big Man”, Clarence Clemons passed away on this day in 2011


Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 17


Our favorite modern composer, Igor Stravinsky was born this day in 1882


Barry Manilow is 75 today


Gregg Rolie (Santana) is celebrating his 71st birthday today


Today in 1966, 19 year old Peter Green joined John Mayall’s Blues Breakers replacing Eric Clapton


Remembering Paul Young (Sad Café / Mike + The Mechanics) born today in 1947


Ron “Pigpen” McKernan played his last gig with the Grateful Dead on this day in 1972


Today in 2016, The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 11th studio album ‘The Getaway’


Today in 1977, Steve Winwood released his debut solo album


Saturday, June 16, 2018

June 16


Remembering Tupac Shakur, Born on this day in 1971, died from bullet wounds on September 13th 1996


Today in 1982, Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died following sustained cocaine and heroin addiction


On this day in 1994, Kristen Pfaff (Hole) was found dead in her bathtub due to a heroin overdose. She was 27


Today in 1999, Screaming Lord Sutch was found dead after hanging himself. The singer turned politician was 58


Today in 2007, Rod Stewart married Penny Lancaster on the Italian Riviera


The first Monterrey International Pop Festival began today in 1967. The lineup included Janis Joplin, The Who, Otis Redding, Grateful Dead and Jimi Hendrix


Lamont Dozier, part of the songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland was born on this day in 1941


Friday, June 15, 2018

June 15


The late Harry Nilsson was born this day in 1941


Today in 1996, Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California at age 79


Waylon Jennings was born on this day in Littlefield, Texas in 1933


Today in 2016, Jimmy Page takes the stand where he is accused of stealing part of the song "Taurus" for the intro to "Stairway to Heaven"


Today in 2014, American Top 40 host Casey Kasem dies at age 82


Muff Winwood, Steve’s older brother and member of The Spencer Davis Group was born today in 1943


The debut album from Bad Company was released today in 1974 on Swansong Records