Friday, August 17, 2018

August 17


Today in 1969, the final day of the 3 day Woodstock festival took place at Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York


On this day in 1973, former Temptations singer Paul Williams was found dead in his car, after shooting himself


Kevin Rowland of Dexy's Midnight Runners was born today in 1953


Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go's) is 60 today


On this day in 1998, Carlos Santana was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Possibly the best selling jazz record of all time was released today in 1959. Miles Davis’ classic ‘Kind of Blue’


Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 16


On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden


Today in 1938, blues legend Robert Johnson died (probably poisoned by a jealous husband) at the age of 27


On this day in 1962, Brian Epstein fired Pete Best from the Beatles


After dating for six years, Paul Simon married actress Carrie Fisher on this day in 1983


On this day in 1985, Madonna married Sean Penn at a ceremony at David Geffen's estate in California


Bluegrass fiddler Vassar Clements died on this day in 2005


Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was born today in 1958


Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks was born today in 1972


The supergroup Blind Faith released their only album, today in 1969


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August 15


Today in 1969, The Woodstock Festival opened on Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York


On this day in 2008, record producer Jerry Wexler died at his home in Sarasota, Florida at age 91


Leon Theremin, famous for his invention of the theremin, was born today in 1896 in Russia


Singer and songwriter Jimmy Webb was born on this day in 1946


Bill Pinkney of The Drifters was born on this day in 1925


Nesbert ‘Stix’ Hooper of The Crusaders was born today in 1938


Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers is 69 today


Led Zeppelin’s final album ‘In Through the Out Door’ was released today in 1979


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

August 14


On this day in 1958, Elvis Presley's mother Gladys died


Today in 1985, Michael Jackson won a bid over Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney to buy the ATV Music Publishing catalog


David Crosby (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) was born today in 1941


Richie Hayward of Little Feat died on this day in 2010


On this day in 1988, guitarist Roy Buchanan died after hanging himself with his own shirt


Today in 1964, Johnny Burnette was killed in a boating accident on Clear Lake California, aged 30


‘Who's Next’ was released today in 1971