Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26



Today in 1984, jazz great “Count” Basie died of pancreatic cancer 
in Hollywood, Florida at the age of 79


On this day in 2013, country singer George Jones died aged 81


Blues trailblazer “Ma” Rainey was born on this day in 1886


Maurice Williams is celebrating today, he is 79


Gary Wright was born on this day in 1945


On this day in 2011, Phoebe Snow died at the age of 60


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 25



Remembering Ella Fitzgerald, born on this day in 1918


On this day in 1974, Pamela Courson the long-term companion 
of the late Jim Morrison died of a drugs overdose


Today in 2002, TLC member Lisa Lopes was killed 
in a car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras, aged 30


Today in 2007, Bobby "Boris" Pickett died of leukaemia at the age of 69


Songwriter Jerry Lieber was born on this day in 1933


The late blues guitarist Albert King was born on this day in 1923


Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24



On this night in 1976, Lorne Michaels of SNL offered The Beatles $3,000 to reunite on the show. John and Paul are 24 blocks away at John’s apartment but pass on the offer.


Today in 1992, David Bowie married Somali born supermodel and actress Iman in Switzerland


On this day in 1975, Peter Ham (Badfinger) committed suicide at age 27 
by hanging himself in the garage of his Surrey home


Barbra Streisand is celebrating a birthday today


The late Paula Yates, the ex-wife of Bob Geldof and girlfriend of Michael Hutchence 
was born on this day in 1960


Blues pianist Otis Spann died on this day in 1970 at age 40


Kelly Clarkson was born today in 1982


Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 23



Roy Orbison was born on this day in 1936


Harold Arlen who wrote the classic ‘Over the Rainbow’ died on this day in 1986 at age 81


On this day in 1991, founding member of The New York Dolls 
Johnny Thunders died of a drug overdose


The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” was released today in 1971


The Ramones debut album “Ramones” was released today in 1976


Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 22



Today in 2013, Richie Havens, died of a heart attack at 72


Influential jazz bassist Charles Mingus was born on this day in 1922 (1922-1979)


Peter Frampton turns 67 today


Glen Campbell who had a string of pop hits in the 1960’s is 81 today


Blue-eyed soul singer Paul Davis died on this day in 2008, one day after his 60th birthday


Jazz great Earl "Fatha" Hines died on this day in 1983 at the age of 79


Musician, arranger, producer and songwriter Jack Nitzsche (deceased) was born on this day in 1937.


Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Mike & The Mechanics) was born on this day in 1951