Saturday, August 15, 2020

August 15

Today in 1969, The Woodstock Festival opened on Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York

On this day in 2008, record producer Jerry Wexler died at his home in Sarasota, Florida at age 91

 

Leon Theremin, famous for his invention of the theremin, was born today in 1896 in Russia

 

Singer and songwriter Jimmy Webb was born on this day in 1946

 

Bill Pinkney of The Drifters was born on this day in 1925

 

Nesbert ‘Stix’ Hooper of The Crusaders was born today in 1938

 

Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers is 71 today

 

Led Zeppelin’s final album ‘In Through the Out Door’ was released today in 1979

 

Friday, August 14, 2020

August 14

On this day in 1958, Elvis Presley's mother Gladys died

Today in 1985, Michael Jackson won a bid over Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney to buy the ATV Music Publishing catalog

David Crosby (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) was born today in 1941

 

Richie Hayward of Little Feat died on this day in 2010

 

On this day in 1988, guitarist Roy Buchanan died after hanging himself with his own shirt

 

Today in 1964, Johnny Burnette was killed in a boating accident on Clear Lake California, aged 30

 

‘Who's Next’ was released today in 1971

Thursday, August 13, 2020

August 13

On this day in 1965, The Beatles arrived at Kennedy International Airport for a tour of North America

 

Today in 1971, Saxophonist King Curtis Ousley was stabbed to death by a vagrant on the front steps of his New York home


Today in 1982, soul singer Joe Tex died from a heart attack 5 days after his 49th birthday


Today in 2009, Les Paul died in White Plains, New York at the age of 94


The late Dan Fogelberg was born on this day in 1951


Danny Bonaduce actor and quasi musician in The Partridge Family was born today in 1959


James Morrison was born today in 1984

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd released their debut album (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) on this day in 1973

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 12

Today in 1964, The Beatles first film 'A Hard Day's Night' opened in 500 American cinemas to rave reviews

 

On this day in 1968, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time

 

On this date in 1970, Janis Joplin performed at Harvard which would turn out to be her last live performance

 

Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits celebrates his 71st birthday today

 

Blues guitarist Luther Allison died of cancer at age 57 on this day in 1997

 

Composer, music theorist, writer, philosopher, and artist John Cage died on this day in 1992 at age 79

 

Today in 1977, Henri Padovani, guitarist with The Police quit the group after nine months leaving them a trio

 

Porter Wagoner was born today in 1927

 

Buck Owens, Jr. was born today in 1929

 

Pat Metheny was born today in 1954

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

August 11

Eric Carmen of The Raspberries was born today in 1949

 

Today in 1966, at a press conference in Chicago, John Lennon apologized for his remarks that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus'

 

Today in 1980, Johnny Cash appeared on The Muppet Show and sang a duet with Miss Piggy

 

Talk show host Mike Douglas was born on this day in 1925. He also passed away on his 81st birthday in 2006.

 

Joe Jackson is 66 today

 

Today in 1999, Kiss arrived on Hollywood Boulevard to unveil their star on The Walk of Fame