Tuesday, January 19, 2021

January 19

On this day in 1971, tracks from The Beatles White Album were played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial


Remembering Janis Joplin who was born today in 1943

 

On this day in 1998, Carl Perkins died at age 65 from throat cancer


Today in 2006, Wilson Pickett died in the hospital near his Ashburn, Virginia home

 

Today in 2007, Mamas and the Papas Denny Doherty (The Mamas and the Papas) died at the age of 66

 

Remembering Phil Everly, (The Everly Brothers) born this day in 1939


Dolly Parton was born today in 1946

 

Remembering Robert Palmer who was born this day in 1949


Dewey Bunell, (America) was born today in 1951


 

Monday, January 18, 2021

January 18

On this day in 2016, Glenn Frey of The Eagles died from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia


Drummer Dallas Taylor died on this day in 2015 from viral pneumonia and kidney disease at age 66

 

Today in 1996, Lisa Marie Presley divorced Michael Jackson after less than two years of (?) marriage

 

Remembering David Ruffin (The Temptations) born today in 1941

 

Steve Winwood and his wife Eugenia are celebrating an anniversary today. They were married on this day in 1987

 

Today in 2004, Jennifer Lopez's divorce from her second husband Cris Judd became final

 

Today in 2010, Kate McGarrigle died of cancer at home in Montreal at the age of 63

 

On this day in 1980, the famous Southern-rock record label Capricorn files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy


 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

January 17

Former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor is 72 today

 

Paul Young is 65 today

 

Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 62 today

 

Songwriter, manager, publisher and music executive Don Kirshner died of heart failure on this day in 2011

 

Gram Parsons’ “Grievous Angel” was released today in 1974

 

Today is the anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” in 1975


 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

January 16

Celebrating a birthday today is Helen Folasade Adu (Sade) born in 1959


On this day in 1992, Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV


Today in 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession

 

Ross Bagdasarian otherwise known as Dave Seville the man behind the chipmunks died today in 1972

 

Country music star Ronnie Milsap was born on this day in 1943

 

On this day in 1964, famed music club The Whiskey-a-Go-Go opened in West Hollywood

 

Today in 1938, Benny Goodman plays the first ever jazz concert at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York


 

Friday, January 15, 2021

January 15

Today in 1994, Harry Nilsson died in his sleep of heart failure at age 52


Remembering Ronnie Van Zant, (Lynyrd Skynyrd) born today in 1948

 

On this day in 1992, Dee Murray, Elton John’s bass player died after suffering a stroke at age 45

 

Today in 1998, harmonica player Junior Wells died at age 63


Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart was born today in 1941. He died in 2010


Producer, singer, musician and rock and roll eccentric Kim Fowley died on this day in 2015 from bladder cancer


 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

January 14

Today in 1970, Diana Ross made her last appearance with The Supremes at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas

 

Clarence Carter is 85 years old today. 


The late Allen Toussaint was born on this date in 1938

 

Dave Grohl, (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) is 52 today  

 

Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is celebrating his 39th birthday today  


On this day in 2010, Jimmy Page was honored with the United Nations' first ever Pathways To Peace Award


 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January 13

On this day in 1979, Donny Hathaway committed suicide falling from a 15th floor New York hotel window


Today in 2010, Teddy Pendergrass died at the age of 59 following a difficult recovery from colon cancer surgery


Today in 1970, John Lennon and Yoko Ono have their hair cut and donate it to a charity auction


Remembering Joe Pass who was born this date in 1929 (1929-1974)


On this day in 1941, The Modernaires vocal group joins the Glenn Miller Orchestra on a permanent basis


Today in 1979, The YMCA files a lawsuit against Village People for their hit single "Y.M.C.A.," claiming that the song is defaming to the organization