Friday, December 31, 2021

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 74 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


 

Wishing everyone a safe, prosperous new year

 



Thursday, December 30, 2021

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


 

The late 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 75 today


 

Jeff Lynne is 74 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


 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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 75 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


 

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

December 28

Edgar Winter is celebrating his 75th 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


 

Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister died today in 2015


 

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


 

Monday, December 27, 2021

December 27

 Today in 2008, Delaney Bramlett died in Los Angeles from complications after gall bladder surgery


 

Today in 2016, the once Mrs. Paul Simon, Carrie Fisher, daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died from cardiac arrest in Los Angeles


 

Born on this day in 1944, Michael Leslie “Mick” Jones (Foreigner)


 

Karla Bonoff was born on this day in 1951


 

Today in 1981, composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader Hoagy Carmichael died at age 82. Wrote ‘Georgia on my Mind’


 

Today in 1932 the world's largest indoor theater of the time, Radio City Music Hall, opened in New York City


 

Sunday, December 26, 2021

December 26

Curtis Mayfield died on this day in 1999, aged 57


 

Legendary producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector was born on this day in 1940. What a waste of talent


 

On this day in 1966, Jimi Hendrix wrote the lyrics to Purple Haze in his dressing room before a show in London


 

On this date in 1963, Lars Ulrich (drummer for Metallica) was born in Gentofte, Denmark