August 16

On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden

Today in 1938, blues legend Robert Johnson died (probably poisoned by a jealous husband) at the age of 27

"The Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin died on this date in 2018 at the age of 76

On this day in 1962, Brian Epstein fired Pete Best from the Beatles

After dating for six years, Paul Simon married actress Carrie Fisher on this day in 1983

On this day in 1985, Madonna married Sean Penn at a ceremony at David Geffen's estate in California

Bluegrass fiddler Vassar Clements died on this day in 2005

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was born today in 1958

Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks was born today in 1972

The supergroup Blind Faith released their only album, today in 1969


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