Saturday, April 21, 2018

April 21


Today in 2016, Prince Rogers Nelson died at his home outside Minneapolis MN at just 57 years old


On this day in 2003, influential and outspoken singer Nina Simone died in France at age 70


Today in 1978, Sandy Denny died as a result of a traumatic mid-brain hemorrhage. She was 31


James Newell Osterberg, Jr or Iggy Pop to his friends is 71 today


Robert Smith (The Cure) was born on this day in 1959


Chicago blues guitarist Earl Hooker died on this day in 1970 of tuberculosis at age 41


Happy Record Store Day!


Friday, April 20, 2018

April 20


Today in 1991, Steve Marriott (Humble Pie) died in a fire at his home in Essex


Son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Stephen Marley was born on this day in 1972


The late Latin drummer Tito Puente was born on this day in 1923


Jazz great Lionel Hampton (1908-2002) was born on this day


Carmen Electra was born today in 1972


Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 19


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


Alan Price (The Animals) is 76 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


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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’