Thursday, January 17, 2019

January 17

Former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor is 70 today

Paul Young is 63 today

Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 60 today

Songwriter, manager, publisher and music executive Don Kirshner died of heart failure on this day in 2011

Gram Parsons’ “Grievous Angel” was released today in 1974

Today is the anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” in 1975

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 16

Celebrating a birthday today is Helen Folasade Adu (Sade) born in 1959

On this day in 1992, Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV

Today in 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession

Ross Bagdasarian otherwise known as Dave Seville the man behind the chipmunks died today in 1972

Country music star Ronnie Milsap was born on this day in 1943

On this day in 1964, famed music club The Whiskey-a-Go-Go opened in West Hollywood

Today in 1938, Benny Goodman plays the first ever jazz concert at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

January 15

Today in 1994, Harry Nilsson died in his sleep of heart failure at age 52

Remembering Ronnie Van Zant, (Lynyrd Skynyrd) born today in 1948

On this day in 1992, Dee Murray, Elton John’s bass player died after suffering a stroke at age 45

Today in 1998, harmonica player Junior Wells died at age 63

Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart was born today in 1941. He died in 2010

Producer, singer, musician and rock and roll eccentric Kim Fowley died on this day in 2015 from bladder cancer

Monday, January 14, 2019

January 14

Today in 1970, Diana Ross made her last appearance with The Supremes at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas

Clarence Carter is 83 years old today.

The late Allen Toussaint was born on this date in 1938

Dave Grohl, (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) is 50 today

Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is celebrating his 37th birthday today

Sunday, January 13, 2019

January 13

On this day in 1979, Donny Hathaway committed suicide falling from a 15th floor New York hotel window

Today in 2010, Teddy Pendergrass died at the age of 59 following a difficult recovery from colon cancer surgery

Today in 1970, John Lennon and Yoko Ono have their hair cut and donate it to a charity auction

Remembering Joe Pass who was born this date in 1929 (1929-1974)

On this day in 1941, The Modernaires vocal group joins the Glenn Miller Orchestra on a permanent basis

Today in 1979, The YMCA files a lawsuit against Village People for their hit single "Y.M.C.A.," claiming that the song is defaming to the organization