December 19

Today in 1957, Elvis Presley had his draft notice served on him for the US Army


On this day in 2000, 10,000 Maniacs guitarist Robert Buck died of liver failure aged 42


Today in 2000, founder of The Staple Singers, Roebuck ‘Pop’ Staples died at age 85


We are remembering the birthday today of Professor Longhair (born Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd) in 1918


Folk singer Phil Ochs was born today in 1940. Ochs suffered from chronic depression and eventually hung himself in 1976


The late Alvin Lee (Ten Years After) was born today in 1944


Mentor and teacher of Louis Armstrong, Joseph "King" Oliver was born on this day in 1881


On this day in 1993, Michael Clarke (drummer for The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers) died of liver failure at age 47


Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) was born on this day in 1941



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