Tuesday, August 31, 2021

August 31

Van Morrison is celebrating a birthday today. He is 76


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 64th birthday today


Monday, August 30, 2021

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


Sunday, August 29, 2021

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 63 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


Saturday, August 28, 2021

August 28

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


Shania Twain is celebrating birthday number 56 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


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


Friday, August 27, 2021

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


Thursday, August 26, 2021

August 26

Today in 2005, a post office near the LA studio where Ray Charles recorded, was renamed after the R&B legend


Branford Marsalis was born on this day in 1960


Billy Rush, guitar (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes) is 69 today.


Jeff Tweedy is turning 54 today


Adrian Young, drummer (No Doubt) is celebrating his 52nd birthday today


Today in 2004, singer Laura Branigan died of a brain aneurysm


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

August 25

On this day in 1994, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant recorded their MTV unplugged set at London's television center


Today in 1970, Elton John made his US live debut when he kicked off a 17-date tour at the Troubadour in LA


Today in 2000, Academy Award-winning composer and record producer Jack Nitzsche died of a heart attack


Gene Simmons of Kiss was born today in 1949


Rob Halford (Judas Priest) is 70 today


Elvis Costello was born on this day in 1954


Classic movie “The Wizard of Oz” featuring the timeless tune ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ was released on this day in 1939


Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter was born on this day in 1933


Composer Leonard Bernstein was born today in 1918


Landmark album ‘Born to Run’ was released today in 1975


Boston’s debut album was released today in 1976


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

August 24

Today in 1981, Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon. As of today, some 40 years later, he is still incarcerated.


Today in 1967, 17-year old singer and guitarist Bruce Springsteen joined a group called Earth


On this day in 1983, the fifth wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, Shawn Michelle Stevens was found dead at their Mississippi home


Today in 2009, The LA County Coroner ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide caused by a mix of drugs meant to treat insomnia


Blues legend Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup was born on this day in 1905


David Frieberg (Jefferson Airplane) was born on this day in 1938


The late John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service was born today in 1943


‘Tattoo You’ was released on this day in 1981