Monday, May 31, 2021

May 31

Remembering John “Bonzo” Bonham, born on this day in 1948


Today in 1961, Jimi Hendrix enlisted in the Army for 3 years and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky


Peter Yarrow (Peter Paul and Mary) was born on this date in 1938


Today in 1985, The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), sent its first letter to the RIAA requesting a ratings system for albums and concerts


Darryl McDaniels of Run D.M.C. was born on this day in 1964


Honky tonk piano player Clint Eastwood is 91 today. Oh, and he also acts and directs movies


Sunday, May 30, 2021

May 30

On this day in 1980, Carl Radle (Derek and the Dominoes) died of kidney failure at age 38


“The King of Swing” Benny Goodman was born today in 1909


Famed British record producer Mickie Most passed away on this day in 2003 from peritoneal mesothelioma


Nicky 'Topper' Headon (The Clash) celebrates his 66th birthday today


Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) was born on this day in 1964


On this day in 2019, singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor Leon Redbone died at age 69


Bass guitarist for The Jerry Garcia Band and Old and in the Way, John Kahn died of a heart attack on this day in 1996


Cee-Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley) was born on this day in 1974


Carl Dean and Dolly Parton were married 55 years ago today. Happy Anniversary!


Wynonna Judd was born on this day in 1964


Saturday, May 29, 2021

May 29

On this day in 1997, Jeff Buckley disappeared and drowned after talking a swim in the Mississippi River


John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) died on this day in 1989 from Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency


Noel Gallagher (Oasis) was born on this day in 1967


La Toya Jackson is 65 today


Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) was born on this day in 1945


Melissa Etheridge was born today in 1961


Crosby, Stills & Nash released their debut album on this day in 1969


Friday, May 28, 2021

May 28

Remembering T- Bone Walker, born on this day in 1910


Papa John Creech (Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) was born on this day in 1917


Gladys Knight is celebrating a birthday today


John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 76 today


Bassist Leland Sklar is 74 today 


Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals) turns 60 today


Colbie Caillat celebrates her 36th birthday today


Thursday, May 27, 2021

May 27

Today in 2017 we lost another music icon. Gregg Allman was 69


Today in 2008, Sir Paul McCartney was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University


Ramsey Lewis is 86 years old today


Memphis blues singer Junior Parker was born on this day in 1932


The late Cilla Black was born on this day in 1943


André 3000 is 46 today


Siouxsie Sioux was born on this day in 1957


‘The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan’ was released today in 1963


‘God Save the Queen’ by The Sex Pistols was released on this day in 1977


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

May 26

Remembering the incomparable Miles Davis, born this day in 1926


Today in 1969, John and Yoko began an eight-day 'bed in' at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal, Canada


The late Levon Helm (The Band) was born on this day in 1943


Stevie Nicks is 73 today


Lenny Kravitz was born on this day in 1964


Today in 1968, blues artist Little Willie John died in prison after being convicted of manslaughter


Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson were wed on this day in 1994 a secret ceremony in the Dominican Republic


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

May 25

Alex Miller, known professionally as Sonny Boy Williamson died in his sleep on this day in 1965


Songwriter, pianist and arranger Hal David, was born on this day in 1921


Lauryn Hill (The Fugees) turns 46 today


On this day in 1994, jazz guitarist Eric Gale died of lung cancer at age 55


Buddy Holly’s manager Norman Petty was born on this day in 1927


On this day in 1996, the lead singer and guitarist of the ska punk band Sublime, Bradley Nowell died of a heroin overdose