Tuesday, October 20, 2020

October 20

Today in 1977, 3 members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, including Ronnie Van Zant were killed in a plane crash in Gillsburg, MS


Jelly Roll Morton was born on this day in 1890


The late great Tom Petty was born today in 1950


Jim Sonefild (Hootie & The Blowfish) is 56 today


Snoop Doggy Dogg is 49 today


U2’s “Boy” was released today in 1980


Monday, October 19, 2020

October 19

On this day in 2012, Justin Timberlake married Jessica Biel at a super-secret ceremony in Italy


Today in 1995, jazz trumpeter Don Cherry died of liver failure aged 58


Today in 1997, Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) died from pneumonia at age 49


Peter Tosh was born on this day in 1944


“Burnin” by Bob Marley and the Wailers was released today in 1973


Sunday, October 18, 2020

October 18

Chuck Berry was born on this day in 1926

Today in 2005, an image of a naked John Lennon, was named the top US magazine cover of the past 40 years


Wynton Marsalis was born today in 1961


Joe Egan (Stealers Wheel) is 74 today


Remembering Laura Nyro who was born today in 1947


Saturday, October 17, 2020

October 17

Today in 2000, at a charity auction in London, George Michael paid 2.1 million dollars for John Lennon’s upright piano

Ziggy Marley was born on this date in 1968


Marshall Bruce Mathers III a.k.a Eminem is 48 today


David St. Hubbins (Spinal Tap) a.k.a. Michael McKean was born on this day in 1947 


Jim Seals (Seals & Croft) was born on this day in 1941

Wyclef Jean is 51 today


Jazz guitarist Barney Kessel was born on this day in 1923


Today in 1967, Hair, the world's first hippie rock musical, made its debut at the New York Shakespeare Festival


Friday, October 16, 2020

October 16

Today in 2006, CBGB, the legendary New York punk club credited with discovering Patti Smith and The Ramones, closed for good

Remembering the birthday of Nico (Velvet Underground) in 1938


Fred Turner (Bachman Turner Overdrive) was born on this day in 1943


Bob Weir is celebrating his 73rd birthday today


John Mayer was born on this day in 1977


Today in 1990, jazz drummer Art Blakey died of lung cancer in Manhattan, at age 71


Michael Peter Balzary a.k.a. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 58 today

Co-founder of Chess Records, Leonard Chess died on this day in 1969


The Doors’ Strange Days was released today in 1967