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


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 16


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


Billy Cobham is 74 years young today


Robert Fripp is celebrating his 72nd birthday today


Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) is 53 today


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


Janet Jackson is 52 today


Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt died on this day in 1953


Jonathan Richman (The Modern Lovers) is 67 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