Tuesday, December 31, 2019

December 31

Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole died on this day in 2015 at age 65

Today in 1985, Ricky Nelson was killed along with six others, when his charted light aircraft crashed in Texas

Andy Summers (The Police) was born on this day in 1942

Burton Cummings (The Guess Who) is 72 today

Today in 1984, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost an arm when he crashed his Corvette

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. also known as John Denver was born on this day in 1943

Today in 1912, 12-year-old Louis Armstrong is sent to the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs, where he learns to read music, and play cornet

On this date in 1978 after a concert by The Blues Brothers and The Grateful Dead, the famed Winterland Ballroom located at 2101 Sutter St, San Francisco closed for good

Disco queen Donna Summer was born on this date in 1948

Monday, December 30, 2019

December 30

Today in 1970, Paul McCartney filed a suit against the rest of The Beatles to dissolve their partnership

On this day in 1969, Peter Tork quit The Monkees, buying himself out of his contract.

The late Davy Jones of The Monkees was born on this day in 1945

Mike Nesmith of Monkees fame was born today in 1942

Felix Pappalardi of the band Mountain was born on this day in 1939

The late Bo Diddley was born on this date in 1928

Del Shannon was born today in 1934

Patti Smith is 73 today

Jeff Lynne is 72 today

Today in 1999, George Harrison was almost killed by a crazed fan who broke into his home and stabbed him repeatedly

Today in 2000, Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson married actress Kate Hudson

Sunday, December 29, 2019

December 29

Today in 1980, singer, songwriter and troubled young man Tim Hardin died of a heroin overdose

Remembering Rick Danko’s birthday today (1942-1999)

Today in 2008, jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard died at age 70 of complications from a heart attack

Marianne Faithfull is turning 73 today

Today in 1997, Aimee Mann married Michael Penn, older brother of Sean and Chris Penn

Today in 1947, drummer Cozy Powell (Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath) was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Saturday, December 28, 2019

December 28

Edgar Winter is celebrating his 73rd birthday today

Blues legend known as “The Texas Cannonball”, Freddie King died on this day in 1976

Earl "Fatha" Hines was born on this day in 1905

Dennis Wilson (The Beach Boys) died on this day in 1983

Alex Chilton (The Box Tops) was born today in 1950

Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister died today in 2015

On this day in 1993, Shania Twain married record producer Mutt Lange