Monday, August 31, 2020

August 31

Van Morrison is celebrating a birthday today. He is 75

 

Today in 1986, after living together for 10 years Bob Geldof married Paula Yates in Las Vegas

 

“The Texas Twister”, the late Wilton Felder (The Crusaders) was born on this day in 1940


Today in 1980, Karen Carpenter married real estate developer Thomas Burris

 

The late Bob Welch was born on this day in 1945

 

Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze is celebrating his 63rd birthday today


 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

August 30

Today in 1988, Bruce Springsteen's wife Julianne filed for a divorce

 

Born on this day in 1935, John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

 

Today in 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono played Madison Square Gardens to raise money for the One to One charity

 

Today in 1980, Barclay James Harvest perform "A Concert for the People" next to the Berlin Wall to 250,000 fans

 

Today in 1989, Billy Joel fired his brother-in-law manager, and sues him for $90 million for embezzlement

 

'Highway 61 Revisited' was released on this day in 1965

 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

August 29

On this day in 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was born in Kansas City.

 

Celebrating the late Michael Jackson’s birthday. He would have been 62 today

 

On this day in 1966, The Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in SF, CA

 

Today in 2011, Delta bluesman David "Honeyboy" Edwards died of congestive heart failure in Chicago, Illinois, at age 96

 

Today in 2005, Fats Domino was rescued from his Ninth Ward home in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

 

Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ was released today in 1986

 

Friday, August 28, 2020

August 28

Today in 1986, Tina Turner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

Shania Twain is celebrating birthday number 55 today

 

Today in 1964, The Beatles smoke pot for the first time thanks to Bob Dylan.

 

Today in 1969, Paul and Linda McCartney have their first child: a daughter named Mary

 

Today in 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to an estimated crowd of over 250,000

 

Actor, comedian and musician, Jack Black was born on this day in 1969

 

Today in 2003, Britney and Madonna share a big, juicy kiss during the opening performance of MTV’s Video Music Awards

 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

August 27

On this day in 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter accident leaving a gig at Alpine Valley Resort in Wisconsin

 

Today in 1967, Beatles manager Brian Epstein died from an overdose of sleeping pills

 

Today in 1965, Elvis Presley met The Beatles for the first time. And no one thought to bring a camera?

 

Today in 1992, John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to The Beatles song 'A Day In The Life' sold at auction for $100,000

 

Jazz great Lester Young was born on this date in 1909

 

Daryl Dragon (The Captain and Tennille) was born on this day in 1942

 

Pearl Jam’s debut album ‘Ten’ was released today in 1991