Tuesday, February 18, 2020

February 18


Yoko Ono is 87 today


Dennis DeYoung (Styx) turns 73 today


Today in 1969, Lulu and The Bee Gee's Maurice Gibb got married


Today in 2001, James Taylor married third wife Kim Smedvig at a small ceremony in Boston


Today in 1973, the nationally syndicated concert radio show The King Biscuit Flower Hour debuted on over 300 radio stations


On this day in 1964, The Beatles met Muhammad Ali in Miami


John Travolta is 66 today


Dr. Dre, Andre Romelle Young, was born on this day in 1965


Today in 2006, The Rolling Stones played to 1.5 million people at Copacabana Beach in Rio


Monday, February 17, 2020

February 17


Today in 1969, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded ‘Girl From The North Country’ together in Nashville at CBS Studios


Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) is 48 today


Ed Sheeran was born today in 1991


Rickey Medlocke (Blackfoot) was born today in 1950


On this day in 1989, David Coverdale married actress Tawny Kitaen


Today in 2005, A 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar belonging to Jimi Hendrix sold for $137,000 at an auction in London


Sunday, February 16, 2020

February 16


Blues legend Walter “Brownie” McGhee died on this date in 1996 at age 80


Leslie Gore (“It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To”) passed away on this day in 2015


The late Otis Blackwell was born on this day in 1932


Remembering Sonny Bono, who was born this day in 1935


Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) was born today in 1961


Today in 1993, The Faces reunite at the BRIT Awards, where Rod Stewart received a lifetime achievement award


Among the greatest jazz albums of all time, Coltrane’s A Love Supreme was released today in 1965


Saturday, February 15, 2020

February 15


Today in 1965, Nat King Cole died of lung cancer


Today in 1981, Mike Bloomfield was found dead in his car from an accidental heroin overdose


Today in 1968, blues harmonica player Little Walter died from injuries incurred in a fight outside a nightclub in Chicago


Motown songwriter Brian Holland (Holland/Dozier/Holland) was born on this day in 1941


Prince protégé Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews) died on this day in 2016 at age 57


Producer Glyn Johns (Eagles, Clapton, The Who, The Beatles) was born this day in 1942


Today in 1987, Ben and Jerry's introduces a new flavor: Cherry Garcia, named after the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia


Friday, February 14, 2020

February 14


Today in 1994, Jerry Garcia married moviemaker Deborah Koons


Today in 1984, Elton John married recording engineer Renate Blauer in Sydney, Australia


Today in 1980, Lou Reed married Sylvia Morales at a ceremony in his New York apartment


The late singer-songwriter Tim Buckley was born on this day in 1947


Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) was born today in 1972


The late Merl Saunders was born on this day in 1934


Today in 2010, Doug Fieger singer, songwriter with The Knack died after a long battle with cancer


On this day in 1996, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince married Mayte Garcia in a Minneapolis church


Today in 1972, John Lennon and Yoko started a week long run as co-hosts of The Mike Douglas Show


Today in 1970, The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands 'Live At Leeds' album


Today in 1986, Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of the television series Miami Vice.


Neil Young’s Harvest was released on this day in 1972