Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 16


On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden


Today in 1938, blues legend Robert Johnson died (probably poisoned by a jealous husband) at the age of 27


On this day in 1962, Brian Epstein fired Pete Best from the Beatles


After dating for six years, Paul Simon married actress Carrie Fisher on this day in 1983


On this day in 1985, Madonna married Sean Penn at a ceremony at David Geffen's estate in California


Bluegrass fiddler Vassar Clements died on this day in 2005


Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was born today in 1958


Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks was born today in 1972


The supergroup Blind Faith released their only album, today in 1969


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