Monday, July 26, 2021

July 26

Happy birthday to Michael Philip ‘Mick’ Jagger, 78 years old today


Today in 1977, Led Zeppelin cut short their North American tour after Robert Plant's five-year-old-son Karac died unexpectedly


Today in 1990, The Grateful Dead lost yet another keyboard player when Brent Mydland was found dead from a drug overdose


In 1969, less than a month after his death, Brian Jones was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine


Today in 2013, JJ Cale died of a heart attack at the age of 74


On this day in 1992, The First Lady of Motown, Mary Wells, died aged 49 of laryngeal cancer


The late Dobie Gray was born on this day in 1942


Roger Taylor (Queen) is celebrating a birthday today. He is 71


Grateful Dead tape archivist Dick Latvala was born on this day in 1943 in Berkeley California


Sunday, July 25, 2021

July 25

On this day in 2020, Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green died at age 73


On this day in 1965, the ever changing Bob Dylan ‘plugged in’ for his headlining set at The Newport Folk Festival


Today in 1969, Neil Young appeared with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time at The Fillmore in New York


On this day in 1984, Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton died at the age of 58 in LA of heart and liver complications


Today in 1990, Bruce Springsteen became a father when Patti Scialfa gave birth to a baby boy, Evan James


Bennie Benjamin of Motown’s famed ‘The Funk Brothers’ was born today in 1925


Jim McCarty, drummer for The Yardbirds was born today in 1943


Today in 1989, Steve Rubell, one of the owners of Studio 54, died of AIDS-related causes at age 45


‘Back in Black’, AC/DC’s seminal album was released today in 1980


Saturday, July 24, 2021

July 24

Jennifer Lopez is 52 today


Today in 2011, Dan Peek of the band America died in his sleep of fibrous pericarditis. He was 60


Today in 1967, The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein signed a petition calling for the legalization of marijuana


On this day in 1972, Bobby Ramirez, drummer with Edger Winters White Trash was killed in a Chicago bar fight


Innovative trumpeter Cootie Williams was born on this day in 1908


Friday, July 23, 2021

July 23

Ten years ago today, Amy Winehouse was found dead at her north London home, she was 27


Today in 1963, High school student Neil Young and his band, the Squires, enter a Winnipeg studio to record their first single


On this day in 1979, Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) died in a car accident at age 32


David Essex was born today in 1947


Slash (Saul Hudson) guitarist with Guns N' Roses celebrates his 56th birthday today


Alison Krauss is 50 today. Happy birthday!


Thursday, July 22, 2021

July 22

One of the foremost innovators of funk music, George Clinton, was born today in 1941


The Eagles’ Don Henley, turns 74 today


Former teen idol Bobby Sherman turns 78 today


Vocalist and keyboardist with Supertramp, Rick Davies is 77 today


Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) was born today in 1963


Singer and composer Rufus Wainwright, son of Loudon Wainwright III, is 48 today


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

July 21

 Steven Demetre Georgiou aka Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam was born today in 1948


On this day in 2002, Producer Gus Dudgeon and his wife Sheila were killed in a car accident.


The tragically late comic and actor Robin Williams was born this day in 1951


‘Long John’ Baldry died today in 2005, in Vancouver General Hospital, of a chest infection


‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ by Talking Heads was released today in 1978


Black Sabbath’s ‘Master of Reality’ came out today in 1971