Thursday, September 30, 2021

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 86 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


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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 2020, feminist icon of the 1970’s Helen Reddy died at her home in LA at age 78


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 79 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


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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


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


Monday, September 27, 2021

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 74 today


Randy Bachman, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) is 78 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 37th birthday today


Sunday, September 26, 2021

September 26

Today in 1937, American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident just outside Memphis, TN


On this day in 2003, Robert Palmer died in a Paris hotel room of a heart attack at age 54


Today in 1898, George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York,


Bryan Ferry is celebrating his 76th birthday today


Olivia Newton-John is 73 today


Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) is 59 today


On this day in 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in L.A. It is still in wide release.


Abbey Road was released on this day in 1969 in the UK. US release would follow on October 1


Saturday, September 25, 2021

September 25

On this day in 1980, John Bonham died at age 32 after a night of heavy drinking


Today in 1975, Jackie Wilson had a heart attack while performing live on stage at the Latin Casino, New Jersey


Today in 1965, The Beatles cartoon series premiered on ABC TV


On this day in 2001, radio goes to the stars with the launch of XM Satellite Radio Network


Famed rock critic and author Robert Hilburn was born on this day in 1939


On this day in 1990, Drummer Dave Grohl auditioned for Nirvana and was instantly given the job.


Released today in 1974, Jackson Browne’s third album, Late for the Sky


Friday, September 24, 2021

September 24

Today in 1967, Traffic made their live debut when they appeared at Saville Theatre in London


Singer, songwriter and actor Anthony Newley was born on this day in 1931. He was once married to Joan Collins.


Gerry Marsden, (Gerry and the Pacemakers) was born today in 1942


The late Linda Eastman (McCartney) was born today in 1942


Blind Lemon Jefferson was born on this day in 1883 in Freestone County, Texas


Released today in 1971 Electric Warrior by T-Rex


Eagles ‘The Long Run’ was released today in 1979


BloodSugarSexMagik by The Red Hot Chili Peppers was released today in 1991


Nirvana’s Nevermind was released today in 1991