Sunday, January 31, 2021

January 31

Today in 2009, Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield) died at age 68

 

Remembering Terry Kath (Chicago) born today in 1946

 

John Wetton (King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, Asia) passed away on this day in 2017 from colon cancer

 

Phil Manzanera, (Roxy Music) was born today in 1951

 

Johnny Rotten is celebrating his 65th birthday today

 

Justin Timberlake is the ripe old age of 40 today

 

Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) is 34 today


 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

January 30

Phil Collins is 70 today


Today in 1982, Sam Lightnin' Hopkins died of cancer, aged 70

 

Martyn Balin (Jefferson Airplane) was born today in 1942

 

Remembering Steve Marriott, (Small Faces, Humble Pie) born today in 1947

 

The late Roy Eldridge was born today in 1911

 

Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair died this day in 1980


Today in 1969, The Beatles played their famous rooftop concert on top of the Apple building on Savile Row in London


 

Friday, January 29, 2021

January 29

Today in 2009, John Martyn died in Ireland from double pneumonia at the age of 60

 

On this day in 1992, Willie Dixon died of heart failure

 

Remembering James Jamerson, The Funk Brothers bass player born today in 1938

 

Remembering David Byron (Uriah Heep) born today in 1947

 

Poet, singer-songwriter, and actor Rod McKuen died on this day in 2015

 

French singer, actress and dancer Claudine Longet was born on this day in 1941


 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

January 28

Today in 1985, The recording took place for “We Are The World” at A&M Studios in Hollywood. Since its release, the single has raised $63 million 


Founding Jefferson Airplane member Paul Kantner died on this day in 2016

 

Today in 2005, Jim Capaldi (Traffic) died of stomach cancer at age 60

 

Sarah McLachlan is celebrating her 53rd birthday today

 

Founding member of Jefferson Airplane Signe Toly Anderson died on this day in 2016

 

On this day in 2009, Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player Billy Powell died at the age of 56 of a suspected heart attack


 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

January 27

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756


Pete Seeger passed away on this day in 2014 at the age of 94

 

Blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland was born on this date in 1930

 

Today in 1972, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson died in Chicago of heart failure at age 60

 

Remembering the King of the Slide Guitar, Elmore James born on this day in 1918

 

Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) is 77 today


 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

January 26

Today in 1977, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) was committed to a mental hospital after threatening his accountant with an air rifle


Today in 1908, Stephane Grappelli was born

 

Eddie Van Halen was born on this day in 1955

 

Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!) turns 58 today

 

Mountain drummer Corky Laing is 73 today

 

‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ was released on this day in 1970


 

Monday, January 25, 2021

January 25

Today in 1991, Paul McCartney appeared on MTV's Unplugged


Alicia Keys is 40 today

 

Blues guitarist Sleepy John Estes was born on this day in 1899

 

On this day in 1986, producer and manager Albert Grossman died of a heart attack while flying on the Concorde. He was 59


Today in 1963, EMI awards the US record label Vee Jay the right to distribute Beatles records in America

 

Etta James was born on this day in 1938


 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

January 24

Remembering Warren Zevon, born this day in 1947

 

Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks died on this day in 2017

 

Aaron Neville is celebrating his 80th birthday today

 

Neil Diamond is 80 today

 

The late “Joliet Jake" Blues aka John Belushi, was born on this day in 1949

 

Jools Holland is 63 today