Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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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