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