Wednesday, September 30, 2020

September 30

Today in 1955, James Dean died in a car accident at age 24

 


On this day in 1977, Mary Ford, wife of Les Paul died of cancer at age 53


 

Johnny Mathis is 85 today


 

Marc Bolan of T-Rex was born on this day in 1947


 

Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, the legendary Buddy Rich was born on this day in 1917


 

Trey Anastasio of Phish was born today in 1964


 

The late Dewey Martin, drummer for Buffalo Springfield was born on this day1942


 

Grammy winning Album of the Year Time Out of Mind was released on this day in 1997


 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

September 29

Jerry Lee Lewis was born on this day in 1935


 

Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush died on this day in 2018. He was 84.


 

On this day in 1997, Bill Clinton awarded Don Henley a National Medal of Humanities for his work on the Walden Woods Project


 

Today in 1959, Barry Gordy's first release on the newly established Motown Records entered the Billboard Pop chart


 

Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty is 78 today


 

On this day in 1967, a 24 year old Mickey Hart joined The Grateful Dead as their second drummer


 

Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad fame was born today in 1948


 

Billy Joel’s The Stranger was released today in 1977


 

Monday, September 28, 2020

September 28

Today in 1991, jazz great Miles Davis died of a stroke and pneumonia


 

Remembering the birthday today of Ed Sullivan in 1902. Ed’s influence on the popularity of rock ‘n roll cannot be understated


 

The late Ben E King was born on this day in 1938


 

Ringo’s former bandmate Rory Storm (Rory Storm and the Hurricanes) died on this day in 1972


 

Moon Zappa is 53 today


 

Kenny Kirkland was born on this date in 1955


 

Today in 2004, Producer Phil Spector was charged with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson


 

Koko Taylor was born on this date in 1935


 

Songs in the Key of Life was released today in 1976


 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

September 27

Jefferson Airplane co-founder Marty Balin passed away on this date in 2018 at age 76


 Today in 1979, Scottish guitarist Jimmy McCullough of Wings died from a heroin overdose


 

Marvin Lee Aday a.k.a. Meat Loaf is 73 today


 

Randy Bachman, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) is 77 today


 

Today in 1997, Bob Dylan plays "Knocking On Heaven's Door" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" for Pope John Paul II


 

Legendary session drummer Russ Kunkel was born today in 1948


 

The great Bud Powell was born on this day in 1924


 

Robbie Shakespeare was born on this day in 1953


 

Avril Lavigne celebrates her 36th birthday today