Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July 31


On this day in 1964, Country singer Jim Reeves was killed when the single engine aircraft he was flying in crashed in thick fog


Founder of Atlantic Records, the late Ahmet Ertegun was born this day in 1923


Born today in 1946, Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and The Playboys and son of comedian Jerry Lewis


Bill Berry (R.E.M.) is alive and well and celebrating his 61st birthday today


Today in 1995, Jamaica issued a commemorative series of postage stamps honoring reggae legend Bob Marley


Today in 2002, Bryan Ferry’s son Otis was arrested by police outside Tony Blair’s County home as he staged a demonstration


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

July 30


Today in 2003, Sam Phillips the founder of Sun Records and studio died of respiratory failure in Memphis, TN.


George "Buddy" Guy was born on this day in 1936


David Sanborn is 74 today


Paul Anka celebrates his 78th birthday today


Kate Bush was born today in 1958


Seth Avett, lead singer and founding member of the folk-rock band The Avett Brothers was born today in 1980


The Stones’ third album ‘Out of our Heads’ was released in the US on this day in 1965


Monday, July 29, 2019

July 29


On this day in 1974, Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London, England


Today in 1965, The Beatles second feature film 'Help!' had its premiere at The Pavilion in London


Today in 1966, Bob Dylan suffered a broken neck vertebra after crashing his Triumph 55 motorcycle near his Woodstock, NY home


Geddy Lee (Rush) is 66 today


Patti Scialfa a.k.a. Mrs. Springsteen is celebrating a birthday today


Sunday, July 28, 2019

July 28


On this date in 1973, The Watkins Glen outdoor summer jam was held outside of Watkins Glen, NY. Over 600,000 fans attended


Born on this day in 1944, guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Sadly, Mike died in 1981


The late Rick Wright of Pink Floyd would have been 76 today


Simon Kirke, drums (Free & Bad Company) is 70 today.


Jonathan Edwards was born on this day in Aitkin, Minnesota in 1946


Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple) was born on this day in 1954


Saturday, July 27, 2019

July 27


On this day in 1976, John Lennon was awarded his Green card, allowing him permanent residence in the US.


Today in 2001, Leon Wilkeson (Lynyrd Skynyrd) was found dead in a hotel room in Florida aged 49


Today in 1944, Bobbie Gentry, (born Roberta Lee Streeter) was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi


Maureen McGovern celebrates her 70th birthday today


Today in 2006, the file-sharing service Kazaa agreed to pay record labels over $115 million in damages for piracy


Today in 1986, Queen became the first western act since 1964 to perform in Eastern Europe in Budapest, Hungary


Madonna released her debut album on this day in 1983


Stevie Nicks’ solo album Bella Donna was released today in 1981