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

Monday, August 19, 2019

August 19

Today in 1968, after 58 episodes, the final Monkees TV show airs on NBC

One of the most talented drummers of all time and a real rock personality, Ginger Baker is 80 today. Happy birthday Mr. Baker

On this day in 1973, Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson were married in Malibu

Today in 1967 Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen Cox, give birth to their second son, Jason

Today in 1972, the musical variety show The Midnight Special, featuring DJ Wolfman Jack as announcer debuted on NBC

Manager of successful 1990s boy bands The Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, Lou Pearlman died on this day in 2016 while serving a 25 year sentence for fraud

Johnny Nash is 79 today

Ian Gillan of Deep Purple is celebrating his 74th birthday today

John Deacon of Queen is 68 today

Today in 1969, the film ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ opened nationwide

Sunday, August 18, 2019

August 18

Today in 1937, the first FM radio station in the US was granted its construction permit by the FCC

Remembering Patrick Swayze’s birthday (1952-2009)

On this day in 1992, Kurt Cobain became a father when his wife Courtney Love gave birth to a daughter

Today in 1979, Nick Lowe married Johnny Cash's stepdaughter Carlene Carter in Los Angeles

Today in 1991, psychedelic rock artist Rick Griffin, died after being forced off the road by a van he was attempting to pass on his Harley

Today in 2004, composer/conductor Elmer Bernstein died of cancer in Ojai, California, at age 82.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

August 17

Today in 1969, the final day of the 3 day Woodstock festival took place at Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York

On this day in 1973, former Temptations singer Paul Williams was found dead in his car, after shooting himself

Kevin Rowland of Dexy's Midnight Runners was born today in 1953

Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go's) is 60 today

On this day in 1998, Carlos Santana is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Possibly the best selling jazz record of all time was released today in 1959. Miles Davis’ classic ‘Kind of Blue’