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