Sunday, May 19, 2019

May 19


Pete Townshend celebrates birthday 74 today


Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 70 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 71 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


Saturday, May 18, 2019

May 18


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


Jack Johnson turns 44 today


Eric Goulden aka Wreckless Eric is 65 years old today


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


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


Friday, May 17, 2019

May 17


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 54 today


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


Producer and manager Simon Fuller, best known for creating American Idol was born on this day in 1960


Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 16


On this day in 2010, Ronnie James Dio, died after a six-month battle with stomach cancer


Billy Cobham is 75 years young today


Robert Fripp is celebrating his 73rd birthday today


Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) is 54 today


Remembering Darrell Sweet (Nazareth) born on this day in 1947


Janet Jackson is 53 today


Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt died on this day in 1953


Jonathan Richman (The Modern Lovers) is 68 today


The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’ was released on this day in 1966


Rock's first double album, Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ was released today also in 1966


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May 15


Today in 2003, June Carter Cash, the second wife of Johnny Cash died in Nashville, Tennessee


Brian Eno was born on this day in 1948


Mike Oldfield is 66 today


A little known member of “the 27 club” Gary Thain (Uriah Heep) was born on this day in 1948


Today in 2002, the Wu-Tang Name Generator goes online. The app turns your real name into one suited for the rap collective. Donald Glover uses it and Childish Gambino is born


On this day in 1975, Fleetwood Mac play their first concert with new members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks at a show in El Paso, Texas