Friday, April 19, 2019

April 19

On this day in 2012, Levon Helm (The Band) died of throat cancer aged 71

Alan Price (The Animals) is 77 years old today

Remembering British blues singer Alexis Korner, born on this day in 1928

Mark Volman (The Turtles) was born today in 1947

L.A. Woman was released on this date in 1971

Thursday, April 18, 2019

April 18

Today in 2012, Legendary American Bandstand host and the man who appeared to never age, Dick Clark died of a heart attack at age 82

Record producer Paul A. Rothchild (The Doors, Janis Joplin, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell) was born on this day in 1935

Remembering Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown who was born on this day in 1924

Lennie Baker (Sha Na Na) was born on this day in 1946

Today in 2003, Etta James got her star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Today in 1973, Neil Young’s film “Journey Through the Past” debuted at the Dallas Film Festival

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

April 17

On this day in 1998, Linda McCartney died after a long battle against cancer

On this day in 1960, 21-year-old Eddie Cochran was killed in England when the taxi he was traveling in crashed into a lamppost

Today in 1983, Felix Pappalardi, producer and bass player for Mountain was shot dead by his wife Gail Collins

Music publisher, rock music producer, talent manager, and songwriter Don Kirshner was born today in 1934

Today in 2008, Danny Federici (The E Street Band) died of cancer at the age of 58

Jan Hammer was born on this day in 1948

Today in 1970, Beatle Paul McCartney released his first solo album a month prior to the group’s swan song, ‘Let It Be’

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

April 16

On this day in 1999, Skip Spence, (Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape) died of lung cancer at age 52

Remembering Dusty Springfield, born this day in 1939

Gerry Rafferty (Stealers Wheel) was born on this date in 1947. He died in 2011.

Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum) was born today in 1964

Today in 1994, Harry Connick, Jr. married Victoria's Secret model Jill Goodacre in New Orleans.

Monday, April 15, 2019

April 15

Punk pioneer Joey Ramone died today in 2001 after losing a long battle with lymphatic cancer. He was 49

Today in 1971, The Beatles won the Academy Award for best original song score for “Let It Be”

Remembering Bessie Smith who was born on this day in 1894

Roy Clark was born on this day in 1932

Dave Edmunds is 75 today

Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes) is 54 today

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Second Helping was released today in 1974