Wednesday, March 31, 2021

March 31

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685

 

Franz Joseph Haydn was born on this day in 1732

 

Today in 1995, Selena was murdered at age 23 by the president of her fan club

 

Herb Alpert (the "A" of A&M Records) was born on this day in 1935

 

Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family) turns 87 today

 

Mick Ralphs (Bad Company, Mott the Hoople) is 77 today

 

Angus Young (AC/DC) turns 66 today

 

Bruce Springsteen released 2 albums on this day in 1992


 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

March 30

Eric Clapton is 76 years old today

 

Today in 2013, music producer and pioneer of digital recording, Phil Ramone, died at age 79

 

Tracy Chapman was born on this day in 1964

 

Norah Jones, daughter of Ravi Shankar, was born today in 1979

 

Singer- songwriter Bill Withers died on this day in 2020 at age 81 from heart complications

 

Celine Dion was born on this day in 1968

 

Jim "Dandy" Mangrum of Black Oak Arkansas was born today in 1948.


 

Monday, March 29, 2021

March 29

On this day in 2005, Neil Young was treated for a brain aneurysm in New York

 

Perry Farrell, (Jane's Addiction) was born today in 1959

 

Academy award winning composer Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, known professionally as Vangelis was born today in 1943

 

John Popper (Blues Traveler) is celebrating his 53rd birthday today

 

Jazz singer Joe Williams died on this day in 1999


 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

March 28

 Today in 1952, Billie Holiday married mafia enforcer Louis McKay

 

On this day in 1974, Delta blues man Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup died of a stroke at the age of 69

 

“The Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy died on this day in 1958 at age 84

 

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta a.k.a.  Lady Gaga is 35 today

 

Today in 1978, Alice Cooper appeared on The Muppet Show. He offers to give the Muppets fame and riches if they'll sign their souls over to him.

 

Classical composer Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943 at age 69


Today in 1973, Led Zeppelin released “Houses Of The Holy”


 

Saturday, March 27, 2021

March 27

Today in 1979, Eric Clapton married Patti Harrison (the ex-wife of George)


On this day in 1973, Jerry Garcia was arrested when police found cocaine and LSD in his car. What a surprise!


Today in 2000, Ian Dury died after a long battle with cancer at age 57

 

Remembering Sarah Vaughan who was born on this date in 1934

 

Tony Banks (Genesis) was born today in 1950

 

Mariah Carey is 51 today

 

Fergie (The Black Eyed Peas) is 46 today


 

Friday, March 26, 2021

March 26

On this day in 1827, Ludwig van Beethoven died, possibly from liver disease due to heavy alcohol consumption


Steven Tyler is 73 today


Diana Ross was born on this day in 1944

 

Today in 2004, Jan Berry (Jan and Dean) died at the age of 62

 

British blues musician Duster Bennett was killed in a car crash on this date in 1976

 

Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass was born on this day in 1950

 

The Woodstock movie premiered today in 1970 in Hollywood


 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

March 25

Elton John is celebrating his 74th birthday today

 

Today in 2006, Buck Owens died of a heart attack

 

The late Hoyt Axton was born today in 1938

 

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was born today in 1942

 

The late Jeff Healey was born today in 1966

 

Duke Ellington’s godson, Finley Quaye is 47 years old today

 

Today in 2018, Paul McCartney marched with thousands of others to demand change to the gun laws in the US

 

On this day in 1985, Prince won the Academy Award for best original song, “Purple Rain”

 

On this day in 1918, French composer Claude Debussy died in Paris at age 55