Sunday, September 30, 2018

September 30


Today in 1955, James Dean died in a car accident at age 24


On this day in 1977, Mary Ford, wife of Les Paul died of cancer at age 53


Johnny Mathis is 83 today


Marc Bolan of T-Rex was born on this day in 1947


Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, the legendary Buddy Rich was born on this day in 1917


Trey Anastasio of Phish was born today in 1964


The late Dewey Martin, drummer for Buffalo Springfield was born on this day1942


Grammy winning Album of the Year Time Out of Mind was released on this day in 1997


Saturday, September 29, 2018

September 29


Jerry Lee Lewis was born on this day in 1935


On this day in 1997, Bill Clinton awarded Don Henley a National Medal of Humanities for his work on the Walden Woods Project


Today in 1959, Barry Gordy's first release on the newly established Motown Records entered the Billboard Pop chart


Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty is 76 today


Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad fame was born today in 1948


Billy Joel’s The Stranger was released today in 1977


Friday, September 28, 2018

September 28


Today in 1991, jazz great Miles Davis died of a stroke and pneumonia


Remembering the birthday today of Ed Sullivan in 1902. Ed’s influence on the popularity of rock ‘n roll cannot be understated


The late Ben E King was born on this day in 1938


Ringo’s former bandmate Rory Storm (Rory Storm and the Hurricanes) died on this day in 1972


Moon Zappa is 51 today


Kenny Kirkland was born on this date in 1955


Today in 2004, Producer Phil Spector was charged with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson


Koko Taylor was born on this date in 1935


Songs in the Key of Life was released today in 1976


Thursday, September 27, 2018

September 27


Today in 1979, Scottish guitarist Jimmy McCullough of Wings died from a heroin overdose


Marvin Lee Aday a.k.a. Meat Loaf is 71 today


Randy Bachman, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) is 75 today


Today in 1997, Bob Dylan plays "Knocking On Heaven's Door" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" for Pope John Paul II


Legendary session drummer Russ Kunkel was born today in 1948


The great Bud Powell was born on this day in 1924


Robbie Shakespeare was born on this day in 1953


Avril Lavigne celebrates her 34th birthday today


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 26


Today in 1937, American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident just outside Memphis, TN


On this day in 2003, Robert Palmer died in a Paris hotel room of a heart attack at age 54


Today in 1898, George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York,


Bryan Ferry is celebrating his 73rd birthday today


Olivia Newton-John is 70 today


Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) is 56 today


On this day in 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in L.A. It is still in wide release.


Abbey Road was released on this day in 1969 in the UK. US release would follow on October 1