Sunday, February 28, 2021

February 28

Today in 1985, David Byron (Uriah Heep) died from an epileptic fit and liver disease at age 38

 

Remembering Brian Jones, guitarist and founding member of The Rolling Stones, born on this day in 1942

 

Pat Monahan (Train) celebrates a birthday today. He is 52

 

Van Morrison’s “Moondance” was released today in 1970

U2’s “War” was released today in 1983


 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

February 27

Today in 1977, Keith Richards was arrested in Canada, after an ounce of heroin was found. He faced 7 years in prison

 

Josh Groban was born on this day in 1981


On this day in 1991, James Brown was paroled after serving two years of a six-year prison sentence

 

Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was born on this date in 1923

 

Today in 2015, Leonard Nimoy died from of complications from COPD at age 83

 

Neal Schon (Journey) is 68 today

 

Jazz pioneer Freddie Keppard was born on this day in 1890 in New Orleans, LA


 

Friday, February 26, 2021

February 26

Remembering Johnny Cash; born today in 1932

 

Today in 2008, Buddy Miles died of congestive heart disease, age 60

 

The late Bob "Bear" Hite (Canned Heat) was born today in 1945

 

Fats Domino was born today in 1928

 

Mitch Ryder was born today in 1945

 

Corinne Bailey Rae is celebrating her 43rd birthday today


 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

February 25

Remembering George Harrison, born on this day in 1943

 

Today in 2009, President Obama honored Stevie Wonder with the Gershwin prize, America's highest award for pop music

 

On this night in 1995, at a private party for 1,200 guests, Frank Sinatra sang before a live audience for the very last time

 

Marshall Tucker’s Toy Caldwell passed away on this day in 1993

 

Daniel Powter was born today in 1971

 

“Pink Moon” by the late Nick Drake was released today in 1972


 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

February 24

On this day in 1992, Kurt Cobain married Courtney Love in Waikiki, Hawaii

 

Today in 2005, Edwyn Collins was rushed to the hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage

 

George Thorogood was born on this day in 1950

 

The late Nicky Hopkins was born on this day in 1944

 

Rupert Holmes, (“Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”) was born today in 1947

 

On this date in 1988, blues pianist and singer Memphis Slim aka John Len Chatman passed away at age 72

 

Today in 1975, Led Zeppelin released their sixth album, Physical Graffiti


 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

February 23

Today in 1978, The Police sign with A&M Records

 

Howard Jones is 66 today

 

The late Johnny Winter was born today in 1944

 

Rusty Young of Poco is 75 today

 

Today in 2003, Howie Epstein, bassist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers died of a suspected drug overdose

 

Otis Redding’s posthumous album “The Dock of the Bay” was released today in 1968


 

Monday, February 22, 2021

February 22

Today in 1987, Andy Warhol died after a gall bladder operation

 

Remembering Papa John Creach who died on this day in 1994

 

Today in 1968, Sublime founder and lead singer Bradley Nowell was born in Long Beach, California

 

Todd Rundgren’s Something/Anything? was released today in 1972

 

Adele’s 21 was released today in the US in 2011


 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

February 21

Today in 1982, American DJ Murry The K died of cancer

 

Remembering Nina Simone, born on this day in 1933

 

The late Vince Welnick (The Tubes, The Grateful Dead) was born on this day in 1951

 

Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads is 72 today

 

Mary Chapin Carpenter was born today in 1958

 

David Geffen is celebrating his 78th birthday today

 

On this day in 2019, Peter Tork of the Monkees died at age 77


 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

February 20

Remembering Kurt Cobain, born on this day in 1967 

 

Today in 1980, Bon Scott (AC/DC) was pronounced dead on arrival at a London hospital after a heavy night of drinking

 

Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson died on this day in 2005

 

On this day in 2003, 100 people died after pyrotechnics ignited a club during a gig by Great White in West Warwick, RI

 

Buffy Sainte-Marie is 80 today

 

The late great Walter Becker was born on this day in 1950

 

The late J Geils (J. Geils Band) was born on this day in 1946

 

The late Randy California (Spirit) was born on this day in 1951

 

Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic was released today in 1974