Saturday, August 24, 2019

August 24


Today in 1981, Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon


Today in 1967, 17-year old singer and guitarist Bruce Springsteen joined a group called Earth


On this day in 1983, the fifth wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, Shawn Michelle Stevens was found dead at their Mississippi home


Today in 2009, The LA County Coroner ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide caused by a mix of drugs meant to treat insomnia


Blues legend Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup was born on this day in 1905


David Frieberg (Jefferson Airplane) was born on this day in 1938


The late John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service was born today in 1943


‘Tattoo You’ was released on this day in 1981


Friday, August 23, 2019

August 23


Today in 1962, John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at Liverpool's Mount Pleasant register office


Remembering Keith Moon’s birthday today in 1947


Actor and singer Rick Springfield was born today in 1949


Edwyn Collins celebrates a birthday today. He is 59


Today in 1970 Lou Reed plays his last gig with The Velvet Underground at the club Max's Kansas City in New York


Bob Marley’s oldest daughter, Cedella, was born on this day in 1967


Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 22


Today in 1969, The Beatles met at John Lennon's Tittenhurst Park home for their final ever photo session


Today in 1906 The Victor Talking Machine Company began manufacturing the world's first mass-market home record player


Legendary songwriter Jerry Leiber (Leiber and Stoller) died on this day in 2011


Jazz great Toots Thielemans died on this day in 2016 at age 94


Vernon Reid of Living Colour is celebrating a birthday today. He is 61


Bluesman John Lee Hooker was born today in 1917


The late Layne Staley of Alice in Chains was born on this day in 1967


Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) turns 58 today


Tori Amos is 56 today


Donna Godchaux of The Grateful Dead was born today in 1947


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

August 21


Happy anniversary to Bono and his wife of 37 years, Alison Stewart


Today in 2005, Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the synthesizer died at age 71


Remembering Count Basie who was born today in 1904


Kenny Rogers was born today in 1938


Jackie DeShannon (Put A Little Love In Your Heart) was born on this day in 1944


Today in 1951, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England


Joe Strummer of The Clash was born on this day in 1952


Conor Clapton was born on this day in 1986


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 20


Robert Plant is 71 today


On this day in 1992, Sting and Trudie Styler were married


Today in 2009, Larry Knechtel of The Wrecking Crew and the band Bread died of a heart attack at age 69


The late Isaac Hayes was born on this day in 1942


Born on this day in 1947, James Pankow of the band Chicago


John Hiatt is celebrating a birthday today. He is 67


Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit celebrates a birthday today. He is 49


Today in 2016, 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts died of a prescription drug overdose


Remembering 'Sneaky' Pete Kleinow’s birthday (August 20, 1934 – January 6, 2007)


The late Thin Lizzy singer Phil Lynott was born on this day in 1949


Demi Lovato was born on this date in 1992


Doug Fieger of the band The Knack was born on this day in 1952. (d. 2010)


Today in 1987, Alabama dedicated a section of Interstate 65 as the Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway


On this day in 1920, in Detroit, what will become WWJ (950 AM) becomes the first radio station in America to start broadcasting