Friday, April 30, 2021

April 30

On this day in 1983, Blues legend Muddy Waters died in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois, at age 68


 

On this day in 1970, Twiggs Lyndon, road manager for the Allman Brothers Band, was arrested for murder. He was eventually acquitted


 

Music journalist, author and musician Lester Bangs died on this day in 1982 of a heart attack at age 33


 

Soul singer Ben E. King died on this day in 2015


 

Today in 2008, Mariah Carey married actor Nick Cannon in the Bahamas


 

On this day in 1966, writer and folksinger Richard FariƱa died as a result of a motorcycle accident after celebrating his wife, Mimi’s, 21st birthday.


 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

April 29

Remembering the great Duke Ellington, born on this day in 1899


 

On this day in 1993, guitarist and producer, Mick Ronson died of liver cancer at age 46


 

Today in 1992, Paula Abdul and Emilio Estevez were married in California


 

5th degree black belt Willie Nelson is having a birthday today. He is 88


 

Klaus Voorman (Plastic Ono Band) is 83 today


 

Blues guitarist Otis Rush was born on this day in 1935


 

Remembering Tammi Terrell who was born on this day in 1945


 

Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson is 53 today


 

Tommy James (The Shondells) is 74 today


 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

April 28

Today in 1968, the Broadway musical 'Hair' opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City


 

Today is Chuck Leavell’s birthday! Happy birthday, Chuck


 

On this day in 1990, Axl Rose married Erin Everly, daughter of The Everly Brothers Don


 

Today in 1980, Tommy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band) died of injuries from a car accident at age 30


 

Jon Bon Jovi and his high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley are celebrating their 31st anniversary today


 

Delta blues musician Charley Patton died on this day in 1934


 

Today in 1991, Bonnie Raitt married her first husband, actor Michael O’keefe


 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

April 27

On this day in 2012, Bob Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US president Barack Obama


 

Today in 1981, Ringo Starr married Barbara Bach


 

Gordon Haskell, school chum of Robert Fripp and former member of King Crimson was born on this date in 1947


 

The late Peter Ham (Badfinger) was born on this day in 1947


 

Today in 1999, jazz trumpeter Al Hirt died at age 76 of liver failure


 

American DJ Casey Kasem was born on this day in 1932


 

Paul “Ace” Frehley (Kiss) is 70 today


 

On this date in 2015, former Presidential spiritual advisor and religious huckster Paula White married former Journey keyboard player Jonathan Cain


 

Monday, April 26, 2021

April 26

Today in 1984, jazz great “Count” Basie died of pancreatic cancer in Hollywood, FL at the age of 79


 

On this day in 2013, country singer George Jones died aged 81


 

Blues trailblazer “Ma” Rainey was born on this day in 1886


 

Maurice Williams was born on this day in 1938


 

Gary Wright was born on this day in 1945


 

On this day in 2011, Phoebe Snow died at the age of 60


 

Sunday, April 25, 2021

April 25

Remembering Ella Fitzgerald, born on this day in 1918


 

On this day in 1974, Pamela Courson the long-term companion of the late Jim Morrison died of a drug overdose


 

Today in 2002, TLC member Lisa Lopes was killed in a car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras at aged 30


 

Today in 2007, Bobby "Boris" Pickett died of leukaemia at the age of 69


 

Songwriter Jerry Lieber was born on this day in 1933


 

The late blues guitarist Albert King was born on this day in 1923


 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

April 24

On this night in 1976, Lorne Michaels of SNL offered The Beatles $3,000 to reunite on the show. John and Paul are 24 blocks away at John’s apartment but pass on the offer.


 

Today in 1992, David Bowie married Somali born supermodel and actress Iman in Switzerland


 

On this day in 1975, Peter Ham (Badfinger) committed suicide at age 27 by hanging himself in the garage of his Surrey home


 

Barbra Streisand is celebrating a birthday today


 

The late Paula Yates, the ex-wife of Bob Geldof and girlfriend of Michael Hutchence was born on this day in 1960


 

Blues pianist Otis Spann died on this day in 1970 at age 40


 

Kelly Clarkson was born today in 1982


 

Friday, April 23, 2021

April 23

Roy Orbison was born on this day in 1936


 

Harold Arlen who wrote the classic ‘Over the Rainbow’ died on this day in 1986 at age 81


 

Today in 1987, Carole King sued her former mentor Lou Adler for $400,000 in royalties and the publishing rights to some of her older recordings


 

On this day in 1991, founding member of The New York Dolls Johnny Thunders died of a drug overdose


 

The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” was released today in 1971


 

The Ramones debut album “Ramones” was released today in 1976