Monday, November 19, 2018

November 19

On this day in 1983, Tom Evans (Badfinger) committed suicide by hanging himself in his back garden from a willow tree

Today in 1994, David Crosby had a successful liver transplant operation at Dumont-UCLA in Los Angeles

Original “Mother” Ray Collins was born on this day in 1936

Swing bandleader Tommy Dorsey was born today in 1905

On this day in 2002, Michael Jackson dangled his baby from a third-floor hotel balcony in Berlin.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “Damn the Torpedoes” was released today in 1979

Today in 1982, Led Zeppelin release their final album called Coda

Sunday, November 18, 2018

November 18

On this day in 2017, Malcolm Young of AC/DC fame died at his home at age 64

Today in 1972, Danny Whitten (Crazy Horse) was fired from the band and later that night died of a drug overdose 

On this day in 1993, Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York

Graham Parker was born today in 1950

Today in 1971, Junior Parker died during surgery for a brain tumor at age 39.

Today in 1994, Cab Calloway died in Hockessin, DE of complications of a stroke he suffered in July of that year

Today in 1936, jazz trumpeter Don Cherry was born in Oklahoma

“Achtung Baby” by U2 was released today in 1991

Saturday, November 17, 2018

November 17

John and Yoko’s “Double Fantasy” was released today in 1980

“Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” by Derek and the Dominos was released today in 1970

Gordon Lightfoot was born today in 1938

Jeff Buckley was born on this day in 1966

Soul singer Jimmy Ruffin died on this day in 2014 at age 78

Today in 1990, David Crosby had a motorcycle accident where he broke his shoulder, left leg, and ankle

On this night in 1970, Elton John plays live in a recording studio which would eventually become his first live album 17-11-70 (11-17-70 in the U.S.)

Remembering the birthday today of Gene Clark (The Byrds) in 1944

Tommy Bolin’s “Teaser” was released today in 1975