Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 12

Today in 1964, The Beatles first film 'A Hard Day's Night' opened in 500 American cinemas to rave reviews

 

On this day in 1968, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time

 

On this date in 1970, Janis Joplin performed at Harvard which would turn out to be her last live performance

 

Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits celebrates his 71st birthday today

 

Blues guitarist Luther Allison died of cancer at age 57 on this day in 1997

 

Composer, music theorist, writer, philosopher, and artist John Cage died on this day in 1992 at age 79

 

Today in 1977, Henri Padovani, guitarist with The Police quit the group after nine months leaving them a trio

 

Porter Wagoner was born today in 1927

 

Buck Owens, Jr. was born today in 1929

 

Pat Metheny was born today in 1954

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

August 11

Eric Carmen of The Raspberries was born today in 1949

 

Today in 1966, at a press conference in Chicago, John Lennon apologized for his remarks that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus'

 

Today in 1980, Johnny Cash appeared on The Muppet Show and sang a duet with Miss Piggy

 

Talk show host Mike Douglas was born on this day in 1925. He also passed away on his 81st birthday in 2006.

 

Joe Jackson is 66 today

 

Today in 1999, Kiss arrived on Hollywood Boulevard to unveil their star on The Walk of Fame

 

Monday, August 10, 2020

August 10

 Today in 2002, Lisa Marie Presley married actor Nicolas Cage at a resort in Hawaii

 

On this day in 2008, Isaac Hayes died at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 65

 

Leo Fender, the inventor and founder of the Fender Electric Instrument Company was born on this day in 1909

 

Today is Devon Allman’s birthday!

 

Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers was born on this day in 1940

 

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull was born on this day in 1947

 

Ronnie Spector, singer and former wife of Phil Spector was born today in 1947

 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

August 9

Today in 1995, the long strange trip ended when Jerry Garcia died from a heart attack in San Francisco at the age of 53

 

The late Whitney Houston was born on this day in 1963

 

Today in 1986, Queen gave what would be their last ever live performance when they appeared at Knebworth Park in England

 

On this day in 1974, Tricky Dick Nixon resigned as our 37th President

 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

August 8

Today in 1969, the photo session for the cover of The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album took place outside Abbey Road studios

 

Today in 1970, Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of her greatest influence, Bessie Smith

 

David Howell Evans otherwise known as The Edge, was born on this day in 1961

 

Born on this day in 1957, Dennis Drew (10,000 Maniacs)

 

Soul singer Joe Tex was born today in 1933

 

Scott Stapp of the band Creed was born today in 1973

 

Actor, singer and songwriter Keith Carradine was born on this day in 1949

 

Jump blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon was born today in 1920

 

Bop jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderly died today in 1975

 

Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer and arranger Benny Carter was born on this day in 1907