Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 10

Today in 1967, Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash, aged 26

On this date in 1973, The CBGB Club opened in the lower eastside of New York City

Today in 1999, Rick Danko (The Band) died in his sleep 
at his home near Woodstock, New York. He was 56

Meg White (The White Stripes) was born on this day in 1974

Richard Pryor died on this day in 2005 at age 65

Laurie Partridge aka actress Susan Dey was born today in 1952

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 9

Joan Armatrading is 67 today

Jakob Dylan is celebrating his 48th birthday today

Remembering the birthday today of the late Chicago blues vocalist 
and harmonica player Junior Wells in 1934

Today in 1967, Jim Morrison is arrested at a concert in New Haven, Connecticut, 
after taunting police from the stage

“Fresh Cream” was released today in 1966

George Harrison’s fourth solo album “Dark Horse” was released on this day in 1974

Friday, December 8, 2017

December 8

On this night in 1980, John Lennon was assassinated 
outside his apartment building by a deranged fan

The Doors’ Jim Morrison was born on this date in 1943

Gregg Allman was born today in 1947

Sinead O’Connor is 51 today

Irish musician James Galway celebrates his 78th birthday today

Hotel California was released on this day in 1976

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 7

The late Harry Chapin was born today in 1942

Greg Lake died today in 2016 at age 69

Tom Waits is celebrating a birthday today. He is 68

Today in 1967, Graham Nash announces the formation of a new band, Crosby, Stills & Nash

Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice was born today in 1973

Paul McCartney and Wings’ debut album “Wild Life” was released today in 1971

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December 6

Today in 1949, American blues legend, Huddie William Ledbetter aka Leadbelly died

Today in 1969, The Rolling Stones and others played a free festival at Altamont Speedway in CA. Hell’s Angels were hired to police the event and because of the stabbing death of a fan was dubbed “the end of the Love Generation”

Today in 1988, Roy Orbison died of a heart attack aged 52

On this day in 2003, Elvis Costello married Diana Krall in a ceremony at Elton John’s UK mansion

Peter Buck (R.E.M.) was born today in 1956

The Rolling Stones’ “Beggars Banquet” was released today in 1968