Friday, August 17, 2018

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 was 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’

Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 16

On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden

Today in 1938, blues legend Robert Johnson died (probably poisoned by a jealous husband) at the age of 27

On this day in 1962, Brian Epstein fired Pete Best from the Beatles

After dating for six years, Paul Simon married actress Carrie Fisher on this day in 1983

On this day in 1985, Madonna married Sean Penn at a ceremony at David Geffen's estate in California

Bluegrass fiddler Vassar Clements died on this day in 2005

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was born today in 1958

Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks was born today in 1972

The supergroup Blind Faith released their only album, today in 1969

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August 15

Today in 1969, The Woodstock Festival opened on Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York

On this day in 2008, record producer Jerry Wexler died at his home in Sarasota, Florida at age 91

Leon Theremin, famous for his invention of the theremin, was born today in 1896 in Russia

Singer and songwriter Jimmy Webb was born on this day in 1946

Bill Pinkney of The Drifters was born on this day in 1925

Nesbert ‘Stix’ Hooper of The Crusaders was born today in 1938

Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers is 69 today

Led Zeppelin’s final album ‘In Through the Out Door’ was released today in 1979

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

August 14

On this day in 1958, Elvis Presley's mother Gladys died

Today in 1985, Michael Jackson won a bid over Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney to buy the ATV Music Publishing catalog

David Crosby (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) was born today in 1941

Richie Hayward of Little Feat died on this day in 2010

On this day in 1988, guitarist Roy Buchanan died after hanging himself with his own shirt

Today in 1964, Johnny Burnette was killed in a boating accident on Clear Lake California, aged 30

‘Who's Next’ was released today in 1971