Sunday, May 16, 2021

May 16

On this day in 2010, Ronnie James Dio, died after a six-month battle with stomach cancer


Billy Cobham is 77 years young today


 Robert Fripp is celebrating his 75th birthday today


Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) is 56 today


Remembering Darrell Sweet (Nazareth) born on this day in 1947


Janet Jackson is 55 today


Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt died on this day in 1953


Jonathan Richman (The Modern Lovers) is 70 today


The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’ was released on this day in 1966


Rock's first double album, Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ was released today in 1966


Saturday, May 15, 2021

May 15

Today in 2003, June Carter Cash, the second wife of Johnny Cash died in Nashville, Tennessee


Brian Eno was born on this day in 1948


Mike Oldfield is 68 today


A little known member of “the 27 club” Gary Thain (Uriah Heep) was born on this day in 1948


Today in 2002, the Wu-Tang Name Generator goes online. The app turns your real name into one suited for the rap collective. Donald Glover uses it and Childish Gambino is born


On this day in 1975, Fleetwood Mac played their first concert with new members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks at a show in El Paso, Texas

Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14

On this day in 1998, Frank Sinatra died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles at age 82


The King of the Blues, B.B. King died on this day in 2015 at the age of 89


The late Jack Bruce was born on this day in 1943


On this day in 1976, Keith Relf, vocalist and harmonica player for The Yardbirds, died from electrocution, in the basement of his home


David Byrne is 69 today


Today in 2011, Country music power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert got married. Sadly, the marriage lasted only 4 years


Jazz great Sidney Bechet was born and died on this day (1897-1959)


Neil Young’s “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” was released today in 1969


Thursday, May 13, 2021

May 13

Stevie Wonder is 71 today


Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish) is celebrating birthday number 55 today


Today in 1985, Bruce Springsteen married Julianne Phillips


German photographer and Beatles first photographer Astrid Kirchherr died on this day in 2020


The late Ritchie Valens was born on this day in 1941


Danny Kirwan, (Fleetwood Mac) was born on this day in 1950


Stax Records session bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn died on this day in 2012


“Me Myself I” by Joan Armatrading was released today in 1980


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May 12

Today in 1971, Mick Jagger married Bianca Macias at St Tropez Town Hall


Burt Bacharach is 93 today


Today in 1959, singer Eddie Fisher married Elizabeth Taylor


The late singer, songwriter, poet, and actor, Ian Dury was born on this day in 1942


Legendary comedian George Carlin was born on this day in 1937


Steve Winwood is celebrating his 73rd birthday today


Billy Squier is 71 today


The late Ian McLagan, (Small Faces) was born on this day in 1945


Today in 1967, 'Are You Experienced', the debut album by Jimi Hendrix was released; and rock music was never the same