Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 18


At 12:45 pm on September 18, 1970, 27 year old Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead at St Mary Abbot's Hospital, London


On this day in 1983, Kiss appeared on MTV for the first time publicly without their 'make-up'


Today in 2004, Britney Spears married dancer Kevin Federline during a private ceremony in Los Angeles


Frankie Avalon was born on this day in 1939


Today in 1955, singer Eddie Fisher married actress Debbie Reynolds


Founding member of Kansas, Kerry Livgren was born on this day in 1949


Jump blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon died of throat cancer on this day in 1997


Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) was born on this day in 1952. Died of a drug overdose in 2002


Gospel blues singer and guitarist Blind Willie Johnson died on this day in 1945


Today in 1994, The United States Postal Service issued the Billie Holiday stamp to honor the late singer


Today in 1970: Black Sabbath’s album Paranoid was released


Monday, September 17, 2018

September 17


Remembering Hank Williams birthday today in 1923


Today in 1931, the first long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, was demonstrated in New York by RCA-Victor


On this day in 1967, The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show for breaking an agreement with the show’s producers


On this day in 1969, Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead


Today in 1998, a 19-year-old man was taken off a plane in Denver after harassing members of Hootie & the Blowfish


Today in 2000, Paula Yates was found dead from a suspected drug overdose. Yates was married to Bob Geldof and was the girlfriend of Michael Hutchence


Turning 68 today, Fee Waybill, (The Tubes)


Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 16


Today in 1977, 29-year-old Marc Bolan (T Rex) was killed instantly in a car accident in London


The King of the Blues B.B. King was born on this day in 1925


Motown producer and songwriter Norman Whitfield died on this day in 2008 at age 68


Today in 2009, Mary Travers from Peter, Paul and Mary, passed away after suffering from leukemia for several years. She was 72


Drummer Kenny Jones is 70 today


Richard Marx turns 55 today


Released today in 1977, Talking Heads: 77


Saturday, September 15, 2018

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