Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 31

On this day in 1964, Country singer Jim Reeves was killed 
when the single engine aircraft he was flying in crashed in thick fog

Founder of Atlantic Records, the late Ahmet Ertegun was born this day in 1923

Born today in 1946, Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and The Playboys and son of the great Jerry Lewis

Bill Berry (R.E.M.) is alive and well and celebrating his 58th birthday today

Today in 1995, Jamaica issued a commemorative series of postage stamps 
honoring reggae legend Bob Marley

Today in 2002, Bryan Ferry’s son Otis was arrested by police 
outside Tony Blair’s County home as he staged a demonstration

Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 30

Today in 2003, Sam Phillips the founder of Sun Records and studio 
died of respiratory failure in Memphis, TN.

Born on this day in 1936, George "Buddy" Guy

David Sanborn is 71 today

Paul Anka celebrates his 75th birthday today

Kate Bush was born today in 1958

Seth Avett, lead singer and founding member of the folk-rock band 
The Avett Brothers was born today in 1980

The Stones’ third album ‘Out of our Heads’ was released in the US on this day in 1965

Friday, July 29, 2016

July 29

On this day in 1974, Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London, England. Interesting side note: Elliot died in Flat 12, 9 Curzon Place, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, which was on loan from singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson. Four years later, The Who's drummer Keith Moon died in the same flat at the same age.

Today in 1965, The Beatles second feature film 'Help!' had its premiere at The Pavilion in London

Today in 1966, Bob Dylan suffered a broken neck vertebra after crashing his 
Triumph 55 motorcycle near his Woodstock, NY home

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

Geddy Lee (Rush) is 63 today

Patti Scialfa a.k.a. Mrs. Springsteen is celebrating a birthday today

Thursday, July 28, 2016

July 28

On this date in 1973, The Watkins Glen outdoor summer jam was held outside of 
Watkins Glen, NY. Over 600,000 fans attended

Born on this day in 1944, guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Sadly, Mike died in 1981.

The late Rick Wright of Pink Floyd would have been 73 today

Simon Kirke, drums (Free & Bad Company) is 67 today.

Jonathan Edwards was born on this day in Aitkin, Minnesota in 1946

Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple) was born on this day in 1954