Sunday, April 21, 2019

April 21

Today in 2016, Prince Rogers Nelson died at his home outside Minneapolis MN at just 57 years old

On this day in 2003, influential and outspoken singer Nina Simone died in France at age 70

Today in 1978, Sandy Denny died as a result of a traumatic mid-brain hemorrhage. She was 31

James Newell Osterberg, Jr or Iggy Pop to his friends is 72 today

Robert Smith (The Cure) was born on this day in 1959

Chicago blues guitarist Earl Hooker died on this day in 1970 of tuberculosis at age 41

Saturday, April 20, 2019

April 20

Today in 1991, Steve Marriott (Humble Pie) died in a fire at his home in Essex

Son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Stephen Marley was born on this day in 1972

The late Latin drummer Tito Puente was born on this day in 1923

Jazz great Lionel Hampton (1908-2002) was born on this day

Carmen Electra was born today in 1972

Friday, April 19, 2019

April 19

On this day in 2012, Levon Helm (The Band) died of throat cancer aged 71

Alan Price (The Animals) is 77 years old today

Remembering British blues singer Alexis Korner, born on this day in 1928

Mark Volman (The Turtles) was born today in 1947

L.A. Woman was released on this date in 1971

Thursday, April 18, 2019

April 18

Today in 2012, Legendary American Bandstand host and the man who appeared to never age, Dick Clark died of a heart attack at age 82

Record producer Paul A. Rothchild (The Doors, Janis Joplin, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell) was born on this day in 1935

Remembering Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown who was born on this day in 1924

Lennie Baker (Sha Na Na) was born on this day in 1946

Today in 2003, Etta James got her star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Today in 1973, Neil Young’s film “Journey Through the Past” debuted at the Dallas Film Festival

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

April 17

On this day in 1998, Linda McCartney died after a long battle against cancer

On this day in 1960, 21-year-old Eddie Cochran was killed in England when the taxi he was traveling in crashed into a lamppost

Today in 1983, Felix Pappalardi, producer and bass player for Mountain was shot dead by his wife Gail Collins

Music publisher, rock music producer, talent manager, and songwriter Don Kirshner was born today in 1934

Today in 2008, Danny Federici (The E Street Band) died of cancer at the age of 58

Jan Hammer was born on this day in 1948

Today in 1970, Beatle Paul McCartney released his first solo album a month prior to the group’s swan song, ‘Let It Be’