Monday, September 30, 2019

September 30

Today in 1955, James Dean died in a car accident at age 24

On this day in 1977, Mary Ford, wife of Les Paul died of cancer at age 53

Johnny Mathis is 84 today

Marc Bolan of T-Rex was born on this day in 1947

Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, the legendary Buddy Rich was born on this day in 1917

Trey Anastasio of Phish was born today in 1964

The late Dewey Martin, drummer for Buffalo Springfield was born on this day1942

Grammy winning Album of the Year Time Out of Mind was released on this day in 1997

Sunday, September 29, 2019

September 29

Jerry Lee Lewis was born on this day in 1935

Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush died on this day in 2018. He was 84.

On this day in 1997, Bill Clinton awarded Don Henley a National Medal of Humanities for his work on the Walden Woods Project

Today in 1959, Barry Gordy's first release on the newly established Motown Records entered the Billboard Pop chart

Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty is 77 today

Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad fame was born today in 1948

Billy Joel’s The Stranger was released today in 1977

Saturday, September 28, 2019

September 28

Today in 1991, jazz great Miles Davis died of a stroke and pneumonia

Remembering the birthday today of Ed Sullivan in 1902. Ed’s influence on the popularity of rock ‘n roll cannot be understated

The late Ben E King was born on this day in 1938

Ringo’s former bandmate Rory Storm (Rory Storm and the Hurricanes) died on this day in 1972

Moon Zappa is 52 today

Kenny Kirkland was born on this date in 1955

Today in 2004, Producer Phil Spector was charged with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson

Koko Taylor was born on this date in 1935

Songs in the Key of Life was released today in 1976

Friday, September 27, 2019

September 27

Jefferson Airplane co-founder Marty Balin passed away on this date in 2018 at age 76

 Today in 1979, Scottish guitarist Jimmy McCullough of Wings died from a heroin overdose

Marvin Lee Aday a.k.a. Meat Loaf is 72 today

Randy Bachman, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) is 76 today

Today in 1997, Bob Dylan plays "Knocking On Heaven's Door" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" for Pope John Paul II

Legendary session drummer Russ Kunkel was born today in 1948

The great Bud Powell was born on this day in 1924

Robbie Shakespeare was born on this day in 1953

Avril Lavigne celebrates her 35th birthday today