May 17

On this day in 1963, the first Monterey Folk Festival began in Monterey, California.

Today in 1996, Johnny Guitar Watson died of a heart attack while on tour in Yokohama, Japan

On this day in 2012, Donna Summer, known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer

Born on this day in 1942, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks  a.k.a Taj Mahal

Bill Bruford (King Crimson) was born on this date in 1948

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 52 today

Musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario 
Lawrence Welk died on this day in 1992

Producer and manager Simon Fuller, best known for creating 
American Idol was born on this day in 1960


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