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