Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July 17

On this day in 1959, Billie Holiday died in a NYC hospital from cirrhosis of the liver at age 44

John Coltrane died on this day in 1967 from liver cancer at Huntington Hospital in Long Island 

Today in 1996, Jimi Hendrix’s manager Chas Chandler died at age 57 from an aortic aneurysm

Spencer Davis is celebrating a birthday today. He is 78

The late Nicolette Larsen was born on this day in 1952

Today in 2009, Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon) died of a heart attack at age 64

The late Phoebe Snow was born today in 1952 

Monday, July 16, 2018

July 16

On this day in 1981, Harry Chapin was killed in a car accident at age 38 while driving on a the Long Island expressway

Today in 2014, blues guitarist Johnny Winter died at the age of 70 in Zurich

On this day in 1966, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton formed Cream

Today in 2012, Jon Lord (Deep Purple) died at age 71

Today in 1900, His Master's Voice, the logo of the Victor Recording Company was registered with the US Patent Office

Stewart Copeland, drummer for the Police was born today in 1952

On this day in 2012, country music singer Kitty Wells died from complications of a stroke. She was 92.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

July 15

On this day in 1958, John Lennon's mother Julia was killed by a car driven by an off-duty drunken police officer

Today in 2000, Sad Cafe singer Paul Young died of a heart attack at his Manchester home at age 53

Happy birthday Linda Ronstadt who turns 72 today

The late Peter Banks (Yes) would have been 71 today

Jason Bonham, a fine drummer in his own right and son of Led Zep’s John Bonham is 52 today

Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) was born on this date in 1948