Thursday, April 30, 2020

April 30


On this day in 1983, Blues legend Muddy Waters died in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois, at age 68


On this day in 1970, Twiggs Lyndon, road manager for the Allman Brothers Band, was arrested for murder. He was eventually acquitted


Music journalist, author and musician Lester Bangs died on this day in 1982 of a heart attack at age 33


Soul singer Ben E. King died on this day in 2015


Today in 2008, Mariah Carey married actor Nick Cannon in the Bahamas


On this day in 1966, writer and folksinger Richard FariƱa died as a result of a motorcycle accident after celebrating his wife, Mimi’s, 21st birthday.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

April 29


Remembering the great Duke Ellington, born on this day in 1899


On this day in 1993, guitarist and producer, Mick Ronson died of liver cancer at age 46


Today in 1992, Paula Abdul and Emilio Estevez were married in California


5th degree black belt Willie Nelson is having a birthday today. He is 87


Klaus Voorman (Plastic Ono Band) is 82 today


Blues guitarist Otis Rush was born on this day in 1935


Remembering Tammi Terrell who was born on this day in 1945


Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson is 52 today


Tommy James (The Shondells) is 73 today


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

April 28


Today in 1968, the Broadway musical 'Hair' opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City


On this day in 1990, Axl Rose married Erin Everly, daughter of The Everly Brothers Don


Today in 1980, Tommy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band) died of injuries from a car accident at age 30


Jon Bon Jovi and his high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley are celebrating their 30th anniversary today


Delta blues musician Charley Patton died on this day in 1934


Today in 1991, Bonnie Raitt married her first husband, actor Michael O’keefe


Monday, April 27, 2020

April 27


On this day in 2012, Bob Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US president Barack Obama


Today in 1981, Ringo Starr married Barbara Bach


Gordon Haskell, school chum of Robert Fripp and former member of King Crimson was born on this date in 1947


The late Peter Ham (Badfinger) was born on this day in 1947


Today in 1999, jazz trumpeter Al Hirt died at age 76 of liver failure


American DJ Casey Kasem was born on this day in 1932


Paul “Ace” Frehley (Kiss) is 69 today


On this date in 2015, Presidential spiritual advisor and religious huckster Paula White married former Journey keyboard player Jonathan Cain


Sunday, April 26, 2020

April 26


Today in 1984, jazz great “Count” Basie died of pancreatic cancer in Hollywood, Florida at the age of 79


On this day in 2013, country singer George Jones died aged 81


Blues trailblazer “Ma” Rainey was born on this day in 1886


Maurice Williams was born on this day in 1938


Gary Wright was born on this day in 1945


On this day in 2011, Phoebe Snow died at the age of 60