Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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 60th 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

Monday, July 30, 2018

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 73 today

Paul Anka celebrates his 77th 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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

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 65 today

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

Saturday, July 28, 2018

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 75 today

Simon Kirke, drums (Free & Bad Company) is 69 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

Friday, July 27, 2018

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 69th 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

Stevie Nicks’ solo album Bella Donna was released today in 1981