January 1

Today in 1953, Hank Williams died of a heart attack brought on by a lethal cocktail of pills and alcohol. He was only 29

On this date in 1960, Johnny Cash played a free concert for the inmates of San Quentin Prison, California

Today in 2002, Eric Clapton married 25-year old Melia McEnery at a secret ceremony in Surrey, England

Producer and engineer Andy Johns, (Zeppelin, Stones, Hendrix, Van Halen and many others) was born today in 1952

Today in 1984, blues musician Alexis Korner died of lung cancer in London, England, at age 55

On this day in 1997, Townes Van Zandt died from cardiac arrhythmia

Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell was released on this day in 1974


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