Friday, February 15, 2019

February 15


Today in 1965, Nat King Cole died of lung cancer


Today in 1981, Mike Bloomfield was found dead in his car from an accidental heroin overdose


Today in 1968, blues harmonica player Little Walter died from injuries incurred in a fight outside a nightclub in Chicago


Motown songwriter Brian Holland (Holland/Dozier/Holland) was born on this day in 1941


Prince protégé Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews) died on this day in 2016 at age 57


Producer Glyn Johns (Eagles, Clapton, The Who, The Beatles) was born this day in 1942


Today in 1987, Ben and Jerry's introduces a new flavor: Cherry Garcia, named after the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia


Thursday, February 14, 2019

February 14


Today in 1994, Jerry Garcia married moviemaker Deborah Koons


Today in 1984, Elton John married recording engineer Renate Blauer in Sydney, Australia


Today in 1980, Lou Reed married Sylvia Morales at a ceremony in his New York apartment


The late singer-songwriter Tim Buckley was born on this day in 1947


Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) was born today in 1972


The late Merl Saunders was born on this day in 1934


Today in 2010, Doug Fieger singer, songwriter with The Knack died after a long battle with cancer


On this day in 1996, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince married Mayte Garcia in a Minneapolis church


Today in 1972, John Lennon and Yoko started a week long run as co-hosts of The Mike Douglas Show


Today in 1970, The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands 'Live At Leeds' album


Today in 1986, Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of the television series Miami Vice.


Neil Young’s Harvest was released on this day in 1972


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

February 13


On this day in 1914, the music licensing organization ASCAP was formed in New York City


Today in 2002, country singer and songwriter Waylon Jennings died in his sleep after a lengthy fight with diabetes


Peter Tork of the Monkees was born today in 1942


Producer Bill Szymczyk, (The Eagles, The Who, B.B. King, Joe Walsh) was born today in 1943


Peter Gabriel was born on this day in 1950


Today in 1983, Marvin Gaye performed a very memorable national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February 12


Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) is 67 today


Steve Hackett (Genesis) was born today in 1950


The late Ray Manzarek (The Doors) was born on this day in 1939


Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips) daughter of Mamas and the Papas’ John and Michelle Phillips is 51 today


Today in 2015, ‘Laugh-In’ announcer Gary Owens died of complications from type 1 diabetes at age 80


Al Jarreau died on this day in 2017 at age 76


Singer and actor Sal Mineo was murdered on this day in 1976


Drummer Omar Hakim is 60 today


Today in 2000, Screamin' Jay Hawkins died at age 70