Monday, April 30, 2018

April 30

On this day in 1983, Blues legend Muddy Waters died in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois, at age 68

On this day in 1970, Twiggs Lyndon, road manager for the Allman Brothers Band, was arrested for murder. He was eventually acquitted

Music journalist, author and musician Lester Bangs died on this day in 1982 of a heart attack aged 33

Soul singer Ben E. King died on this day in 2015

Today in 2008, Mariah Carey married actor Nick Cannon in the Bahamas

On this day in 1966, writer and folksinger Richard Fariña died as a result of a motorcycle accident

Remembering Mimi Fariña, wife of Richard Fariña and sister of Joan Baez who was born on this day in 1945

Sunday, April 29, 2018

April 29

Remembering the great Duke Ellington, born on this day in 1899

On this day in 1993, guitarist and producer, Mick Ronson died of liver cancer at age 46

Today in 1992, Paula Abdul and Emilio Estevez were married in California

5th degree black belt Willie Nelson is having a birthday today. He is 85

Klaus Voorman (Plastic Ono Band) is 80 today

Blues guitarist Otis Rush was born on this day in 1935

Remembering Tammi Terrell who was born on this day in 1945

Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson is 50 today

Tommy James (The Shondells) is 71 today

Saturday, April 28, 2018

April 28

Today in 1968, the Broadway musical 'Hair' opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City

On this day in 1990, Axl Rose married Erin Everly, daughter of The Everly Brothers Don

Today in 1980, Tommy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band) died of injuries from a car accident at age 30

Jon Bon Jovi and his high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley are celebrating their 28th anniversary today

Delta blues musician Charley Patton died on this day in 1934

Today in 1991, Bonnie Raitt married her first husband, actor Michael O’keefe

Friday, April 27, 2018

April 27

On this day in 2012, Bob Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US president Barack Obama

Today in 1981, Ringo Starr married Barbara Bach

Gordon Haskell, school chum of Robert Fripp and former member of King Crimson was born on this date in 1947

The late Peter Ham (Badfinger) was born on this day in 1947

Today in 1999, jazz trumpeter Al Hirt dies at age 76 of liver failure

American DJ Casey Kasem was born on this day in 1932

Paul “Ace” Frehley (Kiss) is 67 today

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 26

Today in 1984, jazz great “Count” Basie died of pancreatic cancer in Hollywood, Florida at the age of 79

On this day in 2013, country singer George Jones died aged 81

Blues trailblazer “Ma” Rainey was born on this day in 1886

Maurice Williams is celebrating today, he is 80

Gary Wright was born on this day in 1945

On this day in 2011, Phoebe Snow died at the age of 60