Sunday, September 15, 2019

September 15

Today in 1965, Ford became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of cars in US

Today in 2004, Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone died in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with prostate cancer

The late jazz alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley was born today in 1925

On this day in 2008, Pink Floyd founding member Rick Wright died at age 65 from cancer

Today in 1945, Austrian composer Anton Webern was killed outside his home by a US Army soldier during the Allied occupation of Austria

Today in 2015, REO Speedwagon guitarist Gary Richrath, died at age 65 after a long bout with alcoholism

In a speech on this day in 1970, Vice President Spiro Agnew claimed that "The youth of America are being brainwashed into a drug culture”

Celebrating the release of Santana’s second album Abraxas today in 1970

Saturday, September 14, 2019

September 14

Today in 1976, Bob Dylan's TV special, Hard Rain aired on NBC TV

Today in 2002, Gwen Stefani married Gavin Rossdale

Today in 1997, Pete Townshend unveils an English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23 Brook Street, London, to mark where Jimi Hendrix had lived

The day after she suffered a stroke while at the wheel and crashed her car, Grace Kelly, actress-turned-Princess of Monaco, died at age 52

Remembering the birthday of Paul Kossoff (Free) 1950-1976

The late Amy Winehouse was born on this day in 1983

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (Sha Na Na) was born on this day in 1947

Friday, September 13, 2019

September 13

On this day in 1959, Elvis Presley met his future wife Priscilla Beaulieu at a party at his house in Germany where he was stationed

David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears) is 78 today

Peter Cetera (Chicago) is celebrating his 75th birthday today

Fiona Apple was born today in 1977

Producer and record executive Don Was is celebrating his 67th birthday today

Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe’s film featuring fictional band Stillwater opened in theaters on this day in 2000

Thursday, September 12, 2019

September 12

Gerry Beckley of America is celebrating his 67th birthday today

Ben Folds is 53 today

On this day in 1996, Jack Gillis married Meg White. He took her last name, and the couple later form The White Stripes

The Crusaders’ Joe Sample passed away on this day in 2014

Pink Floyd's ninth album, ‘Wish You Were Here’ was released today in 1975

Remembering Steve Biko who died today in 1977. Biko was an anti-apartheid activist and immortalized in a song by Peter Gabriel

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 11

Today in 2003, Tommy Chong, half of Cheech and Chong, was sentenced to 9 months in prison for selling drug paraphernalia over the internet

On this day in 1977, David Bowie recorded a guest appearance on 'Bing Crosby's 'Merrie Olde Christmas' TV show

Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead is 76 today

The late John Martyn was born on this day in 1948

Tommy Shaw of Styx is 66 today

Harry Connick Jr. is celebrating his 52nd birthday today

Springsteen’s ‘The Wild the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle’ was released on this day in 1973