Saturday, July 31, 2021

July 31

On this day in 1964, Country singer Jim Reeves was killed when the single engine aircraft he was flying in crashed in thick fog


Founder of Atlantic Records, the late Ahmet Ertegun was born this day in 1923


Born today in 1946, Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and The Playboys and son of comedian Jerry Lewis


Bill Berry (R.E.M.) is alive and well and celebrating his 63rd birthday today


Today in 1995, Jamaica issued a commemorative series of postage stamps honoring reggae legend Bob Marley


Today in 2002, Bryan Ferry’s son Otis was arrested by police outside Tony Blair’s County home as he staged a demonstration


Friday, July 30, 2021

July 30

Today in 2003, Sam Phillips the founder of Sun Records and studio died of respiratory failure in Memphis, TN.


George "Buddy" Guy was born on this day in 1936


David Sanborn is 76 today


Paul Anka celebrates his 80th birthday today


Kate Bush was born today in 1958


Seth Avett, lead singer and founding member of the folk-rock band The Avett Brothers was born today in 1980


The Stones’ third album ‘Out of our Heads’ was released in the US on this day in 1965


Thursday, July 29, 2021

July 29

On this day in 1974, Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London, England


Today in 1965, The Beatles second feature film 'Help!' had its premiere at The Pavilion in London


Today in 1966, Bob Dylan suffered a broken neck vertebra after crashing his Triumph 55 motorcycle near his Woodstock, NY home


Geddy Lee (Rush) is 68 today


Patti Scialfa a.k.a. Mrs. Springsteen is celebrating a birthday today


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

July 28

On this date in 1973, The Watkins Glen outdoor summer jam was held outside of Watkins Glen, NY. Over 600,000 fans attended


Born on this day in 1944, guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Sadly, Mike died in 1981


The late Rick Wright of Pink Floyd was born today in 1943


Simon Kirke, drums (Free & Bad Company) is 72 today.


Jonathan Edwards was born on this day in Aitkin, Minnesota in 1946


Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple) was born on this day in 1954


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

July 27

On this day in 1976, John Lennon was awarded his Green card, allowing him permanent residence in the US.


Today in 2001, Leon Wilkeson (Lynyrd Skynyrd) was found dead in a hotel room in Florida aged 49


Today in 1944, Bobbie Gentry, (born Roberta Lee Streeter) was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi


Maureen McGovern celebrates her 72nd birthday today


Today in 2006, the file-sharing service Kazaa agreed to pay record labels over $115 million in damages for piracy


Today in 1986, Queen became the first western act since 1964 to perform in Eastern Europe in Budapest, Hungary


Madonna released her debut album on this day in 1983


Stevie Nicks’ solo album Bella Donna was released today in 1981


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