Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26

Today in 1984, jazz great “Count” Basie died of pancreatic cancer 
in Hollywood, Florida at the age of 79

On this day in 2013, country singer George Jones died aged 81

Blues trailblazer “Ma” Rainey was born on this day in 1886

Maurice Williams is celebrating today, he is 79

Gary Wright was born on this day in 1945

On this day in 2011, Phoebe Snow died at the age of 60

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 25

Remembering Ella Fitzgerald, born on this day in 1918

On this day in 1974, Pamela Courson the long-term companion 
of the late Jim Morrison died of a drugs overdose

Today in 2002, TLC member Lisa Lopes was killed 
in a car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras, aged 30

Today in 2007, Bobby "Boris" Pickett died of leukaemia at the age of 69

Songwriter Jerry Lieber was born on this day in 1933

The late blues guitarist Albert King was born on this day in 1923

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24

On this night in 1976, Lorne Michaels of SNL offered The Beatles $3,000 to reunite on the show. John and Paul are 24 blocks away at John’s apartment but pass on the offer.

Today in 1992, David Bowie married Somali born supermodel and actress Iman in Switzerland

On this day in 1975, Peter Ham (Badfinger) committed suicide at age 27 
by hanging himself in the garage of his Surrey home

Barbra Streisand is celebrating a birthday today

The late Paula Yates, the ex-wife of Bob Geldof and girlfriend of Michael Hutchence 
was born on this day in 1960

Blues pianist Otis Spann died on this day in 1970 at age 40

Kelly Clarkson was born today in 1982

Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 23

Roy Orbison was born on this day in 1936

Harold Arlen who wrote the classic ‘Over the Rainbow’ died on this day in 1986 at age 81

On this day in 1991, founding member of The New York Dolls 
Johnny Thunders died of a drug overdose

The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” was released today in 1971

The Ramones debut album “Ramones” was released today in 1976

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 22

Today in 2013, Richie Havens, died of a heart attack at 72

Influential jazz bassist Charles Mingus was born on this day in 1922 (1922-1979)

Peter Frampton turns 67 today

Glen Campbell who had a string of pop hits in the 1960’s is 81 today

Blue-eyed soul singer Paul Davis died on this day in 2008, one day after his 60th birthday

Jazz great Earl "Fatha" Hines died on this day in 1983 at the age of 79

Musician, arranger, producer and songwriter Jack Nitzsche (deceased) was born on this day in 1937.

Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Mike & The Mechanics) was born on this day in 1951