Saturday, September 22, 2018

September 22


Today in 1985, the first "Farm Aid" concert was held, in Champaign, Illinois


Today in 1999, Diana Ross is held by police at Heathrow Airport following an incident with the airport's security staff


Composer and lyricist Irving Berlin died on this day in 1989 at age 101


One of the biggest pop stars of the 1950’s, Eddie Fisher, died today in 2010


On this night in 1992, Bruce Springsteen recorded his MTV Unplugged set at the Warner Hollywood Studios in Los Angeles


On this day in 1979, Joe Walsh announces his bid for the U.S. presidency


Joan Jett is 60 today


David Coverdale of Deep Purple and Whitesnake was born today in 1949


The Band release their self-titled second album on this day in 1969


Friday, September 21, 2018

September 21


On this day in 1987, American jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius died from injuries sustained in a fight


Today in 2001, the concert America: A Tribute To Heroes, aired on most major TV networks


Leonard Cohen was born today in 1934


Don Felder was born today in 1947


Faith Hill is 51 today


Liam Gallagher is 46 today


Today in 2004, Cat Stevens, known as Yusuf Islam since the late 1970’s, is stopped from entering the US


Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 20


On this day in 1973, Jim Croce and five others were killed in a plane crash just outside of Natchitoches, Louisiana


Today in 1970 a jury in Miami found Jim Morrison guilty on misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and profanity


Styx rhythm section, twin brothers Chuck and John Panozzo were born today in 1948


Born on this day in 1967, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, twin sons of 60's singer Ricky Nelson


Today in 1972, Paul McCartney was arrested for growing marijuana on his farm in Scotland


Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska was released on this day in 1982


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 19


On this day in 1973, 26-year-old Gram Parsons died under mysterious conditions in Joshua Tree, California


Today in 1979, The No Nukes concert was held at New York's Madison Square Garden


“The Fifth Beatle” Brian Epstein was born on this day in 1934


The late Cass Elliott was born today in 1943


Record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers was born today in 1952


Lol Creme (10cc) is 71 today


Daniel Lanois is 67 today


Saxophonist, Candy Dulfer is celebrating her 49th birthday today


Today in 2000, Madonna released her album Music


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 18


At 12:45 pm on September 18, 1970, 27 year old Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead at St Mary Abbot's Hospital, London


On this day in 1983, Kiss appeared on MTV for the first time publicly without their 'make-up'


Today in 2004, Britney Spears married dancer Kevin Federline during a private ceremony in Los Angeles


Frankie Avalon was born on this day in 1939


Today in 1955, singer Eddie Fisher married actress Debbie Reynolds


Founding member of Kansas, Kerry Livgren was born on this day in 1949


Jump blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon died of throat cancer on this day in 1997


Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) was born on this day in 1952. Died of a drug overdose in 2002


Gospel blues singer and guitarist Blind Willie Johnson died on this day in 1945


Today in 1994, The United States Postal Service issued the Billie Holiday stamp to honor the late singer


Today in 1970: Black Sabbath’s album Paranoid was released