Saturday, August 24, 2019

August 24

Today in 1981, Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon

Today in 1967, 17-year old singer and guitarist Bruce Springsteen joined a group called Earth

On this day in 1983, the fifth wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, Shawn Michelle Stevens was found dead at their Mississippi home

Today in 2009, The LA County Coroner ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide caused by a mix of drugs meant to treat insomnia

Blues legend Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup was born on this day in 1905

David Frieberg (Jefferson Airplane) was born on this day in 1938

The late John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service was born today in 1943

‘Tattoo You’ was released on this day in 1981

Friday, August 23, 2019

August 23

Today in 1962, John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at Liverpool's Mount Pleasant register office

Remembering Keith Moon’s birthday today in 1947

Actor and singer Rick Springfield was born today in 1949

Edwyn Collins celebrates a birthday today. He is 59

Today in 1970 Lou Reed plays his last gig with The Velvet Underground at the club Max's Kansas City in New York

Bob Marley’s oldest daughter, Cedella, was born on this day in 1967

Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 22

Today in 1969, The Beatles met at John Lennon's Tittenhurst Park home for their final ever photo session

Today in 1906 The Victor Talking Machine Company began manufacturing the world's first mass-market home record player

Legendary songwriter Jerry Leiber (Leiber and Stoller) died on this day in 2011

Jazz great Toots Thielemans died on this day in 2016 at age 94

Vernon Reid of Living Colour is celebrating a birthday today. He is 61

Bluesman John Lee Hooker was born today in 1917

The late Layne Staley of Alice in Chains was born on this day in 1967

Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) turns 58 today

Tori Amos is 56 today

Donna Godchaux of The Grateful Dead was born today in 1947

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

August 21

Happy anniversary to Bono and his wife of 37 years, Alison Stewart

Today in 2005, Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the synthesizer died at age 71

Remembering Count Basie who was born today in 1904

Kenny Rogers was born today in 1938

Jackie DeShannon (Put A Little Love In Your Heart) was born on this day in 1944

Today in 1951, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England

Joe Strummer of The Clash was born on this day in 1952

Conor Clapton was born on this day in 1986

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 20

Robert Plant is 71 today

On this day in 1992, Sting and Trudie Styler were married

Today in 2009, Larry Knechtel of The Wrecking Crew and the band Bread died of a heart attack at age 69

The late Isaac Hayes was born on this day in 1942

Born on this day in 1947, James Pankow of the band Chicago

John Hiatt is celebrating a birthday today. He is 67

Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit celebrates a birthday today. He is 49

Today in 2016, 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts died of a prescription drug overdose

Remembering 'Sneaky' Pete Kleinow’s birthday (August 20, 1934 – January 6, 2007)

The late Thin Lizzy singer Phil Lynott was born on this day in 1949

Demi Lovato was born on this date in 1992

Doug Fieger of the band The Knack was born on this day in 1952. (d. 2010)

Today in 1987, Alabama dedicated a section of Interstate 65 as the Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway

On this day in 1920, in Detroit, what will become WWJ (950 AM) becomes the first radio station in America to start broadcasting