Sunday, November 17, 2019

November 17


John and Yoko’s “Double Fantasy” was released today in 1980


“Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” by Derek and the Dominos was released today in 1970


Gordon Lightfoot was born today in 1938


Jeff Buckley was born on this day in 1966


Soul singer Jimmy Ruffin died on this day in 2014 at age 78


Today in 1990, David Crosby had a motorcycle accident where he broke his shoulder, left leg, and ankle


On this night in 1970, Elton John played live in a recording studio which would eventually become his first live album 17-11-70 (11-17-70 in the U.S.)


Remembering the birthday today of Gene Clark (The Byrds) in 1944


Tommy Bolin’s “Teaser” was released today in 1975


Saturday, November 16, 2019

November 16


Today in 1969, Janis Joplin was arrested during a gig in Tampa, Florida, after badmouthing a policeman


Today in 2010, The Beatles' back catalogue was finally made available on iTunes, after years of negotiations


Diana Jean Krall (Costello) was born on this day in 1964


The "Father of the Blues", W.C. Handy was born today in 1873 in Florence, Alabama


Friday, November 15, 2019

November 15


Today in 2000, Michael Abram, the man who stabbed George Harrison after breaking into his home, was found not guilty at Oxford's Crown Court


Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones made their US TV debut on Hullabaloo, performing ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’ 


Clyde McPhatter (The Drifters) was born on this day in1932


Jazz and blues pianist Mose Allison died on this day in 2016 at age 89


Petula Clark was born today in 1932


“Country Life” by Roxy Music was released today in 1974


Thursday, November 14, 2019

November 14


Today in 1996, Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Sydney Australia


James Young (Styx) is 70 today


Steven Bishop is celebrating his 68th birthday today


Vocalist, guitarist and regular “Mother” (of Invention) Ike Willis celebrates a birthday today


On this day in 1987, Sonny and Cher reunited to sing on The David Letterman Show


American composer Aaron Copeland was born on this day in 1900


Steely Dan’s debut album “Can't Buy a Thrill” was released today in 1972


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November 13


Today in 2016, we lost yet another rocker, Leon Russell passed away in his sleep at age 74


Sammy Davis Jr. and actress May Britt were married on this day in 1960, one of the first public celebrity interracial marriages


Today in 1973, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. was killed in a car accident near Hernando, Mississippi


On this day in 1998, Kenny Kirkland was found dead of a heart attack in his NY apartment. He was 43 years old 


Toy Caldwell (The Marshall Tucker Band) was born on this day in 1947


John Hammond Jr. was born on this day in 1943