Tuesday, December 18, 2018

December 18

No one thought he would live this long but Keith Richards is 75 years old today

Keith Richards and his wife Patti Hansen are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary today

Today in 2004, A guitar played by George Harrison and John Lennon sold for $570,000 at auction in NY

Chas Chandler was born on this day in 1938

Christina Aguilera is 38 today

Monday, December 17, 2018

December 17

Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free) is 70 today

Today in 1999, saxophonist Grover Washington Jr died of a heart attack at age 56

Paul Butterfield (1942-1987) was born on this day

Today in 1982, Delta blues musician and songwriter Big Joe Williams died in Macon, Mississippi at age 79

Mike Mills (R.E.M.) was born on this day in 1958

Today in 2010, Captain Beefheart (Don van Vliet) died at age 69 from complications from multiple sclerosis

Today in 1969, Tiny Tim married Miss Vicki Budinger on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

Sunday, December 16, 2018

December 16

Ludwig van Beethoven was born on this day in 1770

Today in 1997, singer songwriter Nicolette Larson died of complications arising from cerebral edema. She was only 45

On this day in 2007, Dan Fogelberg died of prostate cancer at his home in Maine at the age of 56

Today in 1960, 17-year-old George Harrison is deported from Germany for being too young to perform with The Beatles

Bill Gibbons (ZZ Top) was born on this day in 1950

The Who Sell Out was released today in 1967

Saturday, December 15, 2018

December 15

Today in 1944, Hank Williams married Audrey Sheppard, with the ceremony taking place at a filling station

On this day in 1990, Rod Stewart married Rachel Hunter in Beverly Hills

Today in 1994, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora married actress Heather Locklear

The co-founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun died today in 2006 at age 83

Remembering Max Yasgur, owner of the Woodstock farm where the 1969 festival was held, born on this day in 1919

On this day in 1944, swing bandleader Glenn Miller’s plane went down over the English Channel and he was presumed dead

Remembering Alan Freed, American DJ and the man who gave ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ its name; born on this day in 1922

Remembering the birthday of John Hammond today in 1910, one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music

Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14

Today in 1985 James Taylor married actress Kathryn Walker

On this day in 1963, blues and jazz singer Dinah Washington died at age 39.

Today in 1946, actress and singer Patty Duke was born in Elmhurst, Queens, New York

Today in 1980, Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon

The Clash released London Calling on this day in 1979