Sunday, January 19, 2020

January 19


On this day in 1971, tracks from The Beatles White Album were played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial


Remembering Janis Joplin who was born today in 1943


On this day in 1998, Carl Perkins died at age 65 from throat cancer


Today in 2006, Wilson Pickett died in the hospital near his Ashburn, Virginia home


Today in 2007, Mamas and the Papas Denny Doherty (The Mamas and the Papas) died at the age of 66


Remembering Phil Everly, (The Everly Brothers) born this day in 1939


Dolly Parton was born today in 1946


Remembering Robert Palmer who was born this day in 1949


Dewey Bunell, (America) was born today in 1951


Saturday, January 18, 2020

January 18


On this day in 2016, Glenn Frey of The Eagles died from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia


Drummer Dallas Taylor died on this day in 2015 from viral pneumonia and kidney disease at age 66


Today in 1996, Lisa Marie Presley divorced Michael Jackson after less than two years of (?) marriage


Remembering David Ruffin (The Temptations) born today in 1941


Steve Winwood and his wife Eugenia are celebrating an anniversary today. They were married on this day in 1987


Today in 2004, Jennifer Lopez's divorce from her second husband Cris Judd became final


Today in 2010, Kate McGarrigle died of cancer at home in Montreal at the age of 63


On this day in 1980, the famous Southern-rock record label Capricorn filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy


Friday, January 17, 2020

January 17


Former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor is 71 today


Paul Young is 64 today


Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 61 today


Songwriter, manager, publisher and music executive Don Kirshner died of heart failure on this day in 2011


Gram Parsons’ “Grievous Angel” was released today in 1974


Today is the anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” in 1975


Thursday, January 16, 2020

January 16


Celebrating a birthday today is Helen Folasade Adu (Sade) born in 1959


On this day in 1992, Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV


Today in 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession


Ross Bagdasarian otherwise known as Dave Seville the man behind the chipmunks died today in 1972


Country music star Ronnie Milsap was born on this day in 1943


On this day in 1964, famed music club The Whiskey-a-Go-Go opened in West Hollywood


Today in 1938, Benny Goodman plays the first ever jazz concert at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January 15


Today in 1994, Harry Nilsson died in his sleep of heart failure at age 52


Remembering Ronnie Van Zant, (Lynyrd Skynyrd) born today in 1948


On this day in 1992, Dee Murray, Elton John’s bass player died after suffering a stroke at age 45


Today in 1998, harmonica player Junior Wells died at age 63


Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart was born today in 1941. He died in 2010


Producer, singer, musician and rock and roll eccentric Kim Fowley died on this day in 2015 from bladder cancer