Monday, July 31, 2017

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 comedian Jerry Lewis

Bill Berry (R.E.M.) is alive and well and celebrating his 59th 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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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 72 today

Paul Anka celebrates his 76th 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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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

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

Geddy Lee (Rush) is 64 today

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

Friday, July 28, 2017

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 74 today

Simon Kirke, drums (Free & Bad Company) is 68 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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 27

On this day in 1976, John Lennon was awarded his Green card, 
allowing him permanent residence in the US.

Today in 2001, Leon Wilkeson (Lynyrd Skynyrd) was found dead 
in a hotel room in Florida aged 49

Today in 1944, Bobbie Gentry, (born Roberta Lee Streeter) 
was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi

Maureen McGovern celebrates her 68th birthday today

Today in 2006, the file-sharing service Kazaa agreed to pay record labels 
over $115 million in damages for piracy.

Today in 1986, Queen became the first western act since 1964 to perform 
in Eastern Europe in Budapest, Hungary

Madonna released her debut album on this day in 1983