Tuesday, August 21, 2018

August 21


Happy anniversary to Bono and his wife of 36 years, Alison Stewart


Today in 2005, Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the synthesiser died aged 71


Remembering Count Basie who was born today in 1904


Kenny Rogers was born today in 1938


Jackie DeShannon (Put A Little Love In Your Heart) was born on this day in 1944


Today in 1951, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England


Joe Strummer of The Clash was born on this day in 1952


Conor Clapton was born on this day in 1986


Monday, August 20, 2018

August 20


Robert Plant is 70 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 66


Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit celebrates a birthday today. He is 48


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


Sunday, August 19, 2018

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 79 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 debuts 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 78 today


Ian Gillan of Deep Purple is celebrating his 73nd birthday today


John Deacon of Queen is 67 today


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


Saturday, August 18, 2018

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.