Today in 1964, Sam Cooke was shot dead at the Hacienda Motel in LA by Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel. It was eventually ruled a justifiable homicide.
On this day in 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis married 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, who was the daughter of his cousin. The marriage lasted 14 years
The late Big Mama Thornton was born on this day in 1926
David Gates (Bread) is celebrating his 78th birthday today
Today in 2012, sitar master and Bengali Indian musician and composer Ravi Shankar died at age 92. He is best known in the rock and roll world for his collaborations with The Beatles and in particular George Harrison
Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Sting, Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading and others) was born today in 1961
Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx was born today in 1958
John Lennon’s “Plastic Ono Band” LP was released today in 1970