Monday, May 21, 2018

May 21

Remembering Fats Waller, born on this day in 1904.

Today in 2013, Trevor Bolder (David Bowie's Spiders From Mars) died from cancer at the age of 62.

Leo Sayer was born today in 1948

Today in 1981, Bob Marley was buried in St. Ann's, Jamaica with state honors

Marvin Gaye’s ‘What's Going On’ was released today in 1971

Today in 1972, Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. was born in Brooklyn, NY

In a story about Rickie Lee Jones that appeared on this day in 1979, Time Magazine coined the nickname “the Duchess of Coolsville”

Sunday, May 20, 2018

May 20

Today in 2013, Ray Manzarek, (The Doors) died at age 74

On this day in 2012, Robin Gibb (Bee Gees) died from cancer at age 62.

The late Joe Cocker was born on this day in 1944 in Sheffield England

Little know “27 Club” member Rudy Lewis of the Drifters, died on this day in 1964 of a suspected drug overdose.

Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's) was born on this day in 1958.

Pete Townshend married Karen Astley on this day in 1968

Cher is celebrating a birthday today

Saturday, May 19, 2018

May 19

Pete Townshend celebrates birthday 73 today

Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 69 today

Remembering Joey Ramone, born on this day in 1951

Tom Scott (L.A. Express) was born on this date in 1948

Grace Jones is 70 today

Influential jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins passed away on this day in 1969

‘Honky Chateau’ by Elton John was released today in 1972

‘Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy’ by Elton John was released on this day in 1975

Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18

Rick Wakeman (Yes) was born on this day in 1949

Jack Johnson turns 43 today

Wreckless Eric is 64 years old today

Jazz drummer Elvin Jones (The John Coltrane Quartet) b. 1927 died on this day in 2004

Kansas City bluesman Big Joe Turner (Shake, Rattle & Roll) was born today in 1911

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 17

Frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell passed away on this night in 2017 after a show in Detroit MI, an apparent suicide

On this day in 1963, the first Monterey Folk Festival began in Monterey, California.

Today in 1996, Johnny Guitar Watson died of a heart attack while on tour in Yokohama, Japan

On this day in 2012, Donna Summer, known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer

Born on this day in 1942, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks  a.k.a Taj Mahal

Bill Bruford (King Crimson) was born on this date in 1948

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 53 today

Musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario Lawrence Welk died on this day in 1992