Tuesday, February 18, 2020

February 18

Yoko Ono is 87 today

Dennis DeYoung (Styx) turns 73 today

Today in 1969, Lulu and The Bee Gee's Maurice Gibb got married

Today in 2001, James Taylor married third wife Kim Smedvig at a small ceremony in Boston

Today in 1973, the nationally syndicated concert radio show The King Biscuit Flower Hour debuted on over 300 radio stations

On this day in 1964, The Beatles met Muhammad Ali in Miami

John Travolta is 66 today

Dr. Dre, Andre Romelle Young, was born on this day in 1965

Today in 2006, The Rolling Stones played to 1.5 million people at Copacabana Beach in Rio

Monday, February 17, 2020

February 17

Today in 1969, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded ‘Girl From The North Country’ together in Nashville at CBS Studios

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) is 48 today

Ed Sheeran was born today in 1991

Rickey Medlocke (Blackfoot) was born today in 1950

On this day in 1989, David Coverdale married actress Tawny Kitaen

Today in 2005, A 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar belonging to Jimi Hendrix sold for $137,000 at an auction in London

Sunday, February 16, 2020

February 16

Blues legend Walter “Brownie” McGhee died on this date in 1996 at age 80

Leslie Gore (“It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To”) passed away on this day in 2015

The late Otis Blackwell was born on this day in 1932

Remembering Sonny Bono, who was born this day in 1935

Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) was born today in 1961

Today in 1993, The Faces reunite at the BRIT Awards, where Rod Stewart received a lifetime achievement award

Among the greatest jazz albums of all time, Coltrane’s A Love Supreme was released today in 1965

Saturday, February 15, 2020

February 15

Today in 1965, Nat King Cole died of lung cancer

Today in 1981, Mike Bloomfield was found dead in his car from an accidental heroin overdose

Today in 1968, blues harmonica player Little Walter died from injuries incurred in a fight outside a nightclub in Chicago

Motown songwriter Brian Holland (Holland/Dozier/Holland) was born on this day in 1941

Prince protégé Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews) died on this day in 2016 at age 57

Producer Glyn Johns (Eagles, Clapton, The Who, The Beatles) was born this day in 1942

Today in 1987, Ben and Jerry's introduces a new flavor: Cherry Garcia, named after the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia

Friday, February 14, 2020

February 14

Today in 1994, Jerry Garcia married moviemaker Deborah Koons

Today in 1984, Elton John married recording engineer Renate Blauer in Sydney, Australia

Today in 1980, Lou Reed married Sylvia Morales at a ceremony in his New York apartment

The late singer-songwriter Tim Buckley was born on this day in 1947

Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) was born today in 1972

The late Merl Saunders was born on this day in 1934

Today in 2010, Doug Fieger singer, songwriter with The Knack died after a long battle with cancer

On this day in 1996, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince married Mayte Garcia in a Minneapolis church

Today in 1972, John Lennon and Yoko started a week long run as co-hosts of The Mike Douglas Show

Today in 1970, The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands 'Live At Leeds' album

Today in 1986, Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of the television series Miami Vice.

Neil Young’s Harvest was released on this day in 1972