Thursday, December 31, 2020

December 31

Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole died on this day in 2015 at age 65


Today in 1985, Ricky Nelson was killed along with six others, when his charted light aircraft crashed in Texas


Andy Summers (The Police) was born on this day in 1942


Burton Cummings (The Guess Who) is 73 today

 

Today in 1984, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost an arm when he crashed his Corvette

 

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. also known as John Denver was born on this day in 1943

 

Today in 1912, 12-year-old Louis Armstrong is sent to the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs, where he learns to read music, and play cornet

 

On this date in 1978 after a concert by The Blues Brothers and The Grateful Dead, the famed Winterland Ballroom located at 2101 Sutter St, San Francisco closed for good


Disco queen Donna Summer was born on this date in 1948


 Wishing you a very happy 2021. It's got to be better than 2020, Right?

 



Wednesday, December 30, 2020

December 30

Today in 1970, Paul McCartney filed a suit against the rest of The Beatles to dissolve their partnership


On this day in 1969, Peter Tork quit The Monkees, buying himself out of his contract.

 

The late Davy Jones of The Monkees was born on this day in 1945


Mike Nesmith of Monkees fame was born today in 1942


Felix Pappalardi of the band Mountain was born on this day in 1939

 

The late Bo Diddley was born on this date in 1928


Del Shannon was born today in 1934


Patti Smith is 74 today


Jeff Lynne is 73 today


Today in 1999, George Harrison was almost killed by a crazed fan who broke into his home and stabbed him repeatedly


Today in 2000, Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson married actress Kate Hudson


 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

December 29

Today in 1980, singer, songwriter and troubled young man Tim Hardin died of a heroin overdose


Remembering Rick Danko’s birthday today (1942-1999)

 

Today in 2008, jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard died at age 70 of complications from a heart attack


Marianne Faithfull is turning 74 today

 

Today in 1997, Aimee Mann married Michael Penn, older brother of Sean and Chris Penn


Today in 1947, drummer Cozy Powell (Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath) was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England


 

Monday, December 28, 2020

December 28

Edgar Winter is celebrating his 74th birthday today


Blues legend known as “The Texas Cannonball”, Freddie King died on this day in 1976

 

Earl "Fatha" Hines was born on this day in 1905

 

Dennis Wilson (The Beach Boys) died on this day in 1983

 

Alex Chilton (The Box Tops) was born today in 1950

 

Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister died today in 2015


On this day in 1993, Shania Twain married record producer Mutt Lange


 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

December 27

 Today in 2008, Delaney Bramlett died in Los Angeles from complications after gall bladder surgery


Today in 2016, the once Mrs. Paul Simon, Carrie Fisher, daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died from cardiac arrest in Los Angeles

 

Born on this day in 1944, Michael Leslie “Mick” Jones (Foreigner)

 

Karla Bonoff was born on this day in 1951

 

Today in 1981, composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader Hoagy Carmichael died at age 82. Wrote ‘Georgia on my Mind’


Today in 1932 the world's largest indoor theater of the time, Radio City Music Hall, opened in New York City


 

Saturday, December 26, 2020

December 26

Curtis Mayfield died on this day in 1999, aged 57


Legendary producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector was born on this day in 1940. What a waste of talent


On this day in 1966, Jimi Hendrix wrote the lyrics to Purple Haze in his dressing room before a show in London


On this date in 1963, Lars Ulrich (drummer for Metallica) was born in Gentofte, Denmark


 

Friday, December 25, 2020

December 25

On Christmas day in 2006, James Brown, the ‘Godfather of Soul’, died at the age of 73


Today in 1954, the late great Johnny Ace accidentally shot himself dead backstage at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas


Jimmy Buffett was a Christmas baby back in 1946

 

On this day in 1995, singer, actor and TV host Dean Martin died


George Michael died on this day in 2016


Cab Calloway was born on this day in 1907


Noel Redding, bass (Jimi Hendrix Experience) was born on this day in 1945

 

Singer, actress, dancer and comedian Eartha Kitt died on this day in 2008 at her home in Weston, Connecticut. She was 81


British singer and songwriter Dido was born today in 1971


Annie Lennox was born today in 1954