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