Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 18

On this day in 2016, Glenn Frey of The Eagles died from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia

Drummer Dallas Taylor died on this day in 2015 from viral pneumonia and kidney disease at age 66

Today in 1996, Lisa Marie Presley divorced Michael Jackson after less than two years of (?) marriage

Remembering David Ruffin (The Temptations) born today (1941-1991)

Steve Winwood and his wife Eugenia are celebrating an anniversary today. They were married on this day in 1987

Today in 2004, Jennifer Lopez's divorce from her second husband Cris Judd became final

Today in 2010, Kate McGarrigle died of cancer at home in Montreal at the age of 63

On this day in 1980, the famous Southern-rock record label Capricorn files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 17

Former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor is 69 today

Paul Young is 62 today

Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 59 today

Songwriter, manager, publisher and music executive Don Kirshner died of heart failure on this day in 2011

Gram Parsons’ “Grievous Angel” was released today in 1974

Today is the anniversary of the release of Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” in 1975

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 16

Celebrating a birthday today is Helen Folasade Adu (Sade) born in 1959

On this day in 1992, Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV

Today in 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession

Ross Bagdasarian otherwise known as Dave Seville the man behind the chipmunks died today in 1972

Country music star Ronnie Milsap was born on this day in 1943

On this day in 1964, famed music club The Whiskey-a-Go-Go opened in West Hollywood

Today in 1938, Benny Goodman plays the first ever jazz concert at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15

Today in 1994, Harry Nilsson died in his sleep of heart failure at age 52

Remembering Ronnie Van Zant, (Lynyrd Skynyrd) born today in 1948

On this day in 1992, Dee Murray, Elton John’s bass player died after suffering a stroke at age 45

Today in 1998, harmonica player Junior Wells died at age 63

Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart was born today in 1941. He died in 2010

Producer, singer, musician and rock and roll eccentric Kim Fowley died on this day in 2015 from bladder cancer

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 14

Today in 1970, Diana Ross made her last appearance with The Supremes at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas

Clarence Carter is 82 years old today.

The late Allen Toussaint would have been 80 today

Dave Grohl, (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) is 49 today

Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is celebrating his 36th birthday today