Sunday, December 31, 2017

December 31



Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole died on this day in 2015 at age 65


Today in 1985, Ricky Nelson was killed along with six others, 
when his charted light aircraft crashed in Texas


Andy Summers (The Police) was born on this day in 1942


Burton Cummings (The Guess Who) is 70 today


Today in 1984, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses an arm 
when he crashes his Corvette


John Denver was born on this day in 1943


Today in 1912, 12-year-old Louis Armstrong is sent to the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs, where he learns to read music, and play cornet


Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 30



Today in 1970, Paul McCartney filed a suit against 
the rest of The Beatles to dissolve their partnership


On this day in 1969, Peter Tork quit The Monkees, 
buying himself out of his contract.


The late Davy Jones of The Monkees was born on this day in 1945


Mike Nesmith of Monkees fame was born today in 1942


Felix Pappalardi of the band Mountain was born on this day in 1939


The late Bo Diddley was born on this date in 1928


Del Shannon was born today in 1934


Patti Smith is 71 today


Jeff Lynne is 70 today


Today in 1999, George Harrison was almost killed by a crazed fan 
who broke into his home and stabbed him repeatedly


Today in 2000, Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson married actress Kate Hudson


Friday, December 29, 2017

December 29



Today in 1980, singer, songwriter and troubled young man Tim Hardin died of a heroin overdose


Remembering Rick Danko’s birthday today (1942-1999)


Today in 2008, jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard died at age 70 of complications from a heart attack


Marianne Faithfull is turning 71 today


Today in 1997, Aimee Mann married Michael Penn, older brother of Sean and Chris Penn


Today in 1947, drummer Cozy Powell (Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath) was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England


Thursday, December 28, 2017

December 28



Edgar Winter is celebrating his 71st birthday today


Blues legend known as “The Texas Cannonball”, Freddie King died on this day in 1976


Earl "Fatha" Hines was born on this day in 1905


Dennis Wilson (The Beach Boys) died on this day in 1983


Alex Chilton (The Box Tops) was born today in 1950


Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister died today in 2015


On this day in 1993, Shania Twain married record producer Mutt Lange


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December 27




Today in 2008, Delaney Bramlett died in Los Angeles 
from complications after gall bladder surgery


Today in 2016, the once Mrs. Paul Simon, Carrie Fisher, daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died from cardiac arrest in Los Angeles


Born on this day in 1944, Michael Leslie “Mick” Jones (Foreigner)


Karla Bonoff was born on this day in 1951


Today in 1981, composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader Hoagy Carmichael 
died at age 82. Wrote ‘Georgia on my Mind’


Today in 1932 the world's largest indoor theater of the time, 
Radio City Music Hall, opened in New York City