Sunday, October 31, 2021

October 31

Today in 1995, James Brown was arrested in Aiken, SC for assaulting his 47 year old wife, Adrienne


Today in 2005, the white suit worn by John Lennon on the cover of Abbey Road sold for $118K at an auction in Las Vegas


Today in 1964, Ray Charles was arrested with heroin and marijuana at Logan airport in Boston


Larry Mullen Jr. (U2) was born on this day in 1961


Vanilla Ice is 54 today


Today in 1970, Michelle Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) married Dennis Hopper; the marriage was annulled 7 days later


Saturday, October 30, 2021

October 30

Grace Slick is 82 today


Timothy B Schmit was born today in 1947


Eddie Holland who, along with his brother Brian and Lamont Dozier, wrote Motown’s biggest hits, was born today in 1939


Gavin Rossdale (Bush) is celebrating a birthday today. He is 55


On this day in 2016, longtime Cubs fan Eddie Vedder sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch at the Cubs first World Series appearance since 1945


“Buffalo Springfield Again” was released on this date in 1967


“All That You Can't Leave Behind” by U2 was released today in 2000


Friday, October 29, 2021

October 29

Today in 1971, Duane Allman was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street


On this day in 1991, Memphis City Council named interstate 55 through Jackson, The B.B. King Freeway


Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Wings) was born 77 years ago today


Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) was born today in 1946


Clarinetist and big band leader Woody Herman died on this day in 1987


“The Heart of Saturday Night” by Tom Waits was released today in 1974


Thursday, October 28, 2021

October 28

Chuck Berry and his wife, Themetta "Toddy" Suggs were married on this day in 1948


Today in 1958, Buddy Holly makes what would be his last major television appearance, on ABC's American Bandstand


Ben Harper is celebrating his 52nd birthday today


The late Charlie Daniels was born today in 1936


Graham Bond, considered a founding father of the English rhythm and blues boom of the 1960s was born today in 1937


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

October 27

Today in 2013, Lou Reed died of liver disease


Today in 2002, record producer Tom Dowd died of emphysema


Today in 1964, 31 year old Salvatore Philip Bono married 18 year old Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere


On this day in 1969, Muddy Waters was seriously injured in a car crash in Champagne, Illinois that killed 3 people.


Today in 1988, U2's film “Rattle And Hum”, received its worldwide premiere in Dublin


Garry Tallent (The E Street Band) is 72 today


Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran) is 63 today


Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) was born on this day in 1967


“Never Mind the Bollocks” by The Sex Pistols was released today in 1977


Prince’s “1999” was released today in 1982


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

October 26

Today in 1965, Queen Elizabeth II invested The Beatles with their MBEs at Buckingham Palace, London


Natalie Merchant was born on this day in 1963


The late Maggie Roche, eldest of the Roche sisters was born today in 1951


On this day in 2019, Little Feat guitarist Paul Barrere died at the age of 71


Bootsy Collins was born on this day in 1951


Born today in 1953, Keith Strickland (The B-52's)


“For Everyman” by Jackson Browne was released today in 1973


10,000 Maniacs released their MTV Unplugged album today in 1993


Monday, October 25, 2021

October 25

Today in 1991, renowned concert promoter Bill Graham died in a helicopter crash


Today in 2014, Jack Bruce, best known for vocals and bass for Cream, died of liver disease


On this day in 1993, Time magazine put Eddie Vedder on the cover with the headline "All The Rage"


Today in 1992, Roger Miller died of lung and throat cancer in Los Angeles


Jon Anderson (Yes) was born today in 1944


Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 60 today


Katy Perry is celebrating her 37th birthday today


Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was released today in 1968


Bob Marley and the Wailers “Natty Dread” was released today in 1974