Tuesday, November 30, 2021

November 30

Today in 2003, A block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place


 

Dick Clark, The host of TV's longest running music show, American Bandstand, was born today in 1929


 

Today in 1996, Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury) died from a heart attack on stage singing his hit “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”


 

Billy Idol was born on this day in 1955


 

“Tumbleweed Connection” by Elton John was released today in 1970


 

Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” was released today in 1979


 

“Thriller” was released on this day in 1982


 

Monday, November 29, 2021

November 29

On this day in 2001, George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58


 

John Mayall is 88 years old today


 

Chuck Mangione is 81 today


 

Remembering the birthday of the late Denny Doherty (The Mamas And The Papas) in 1940


 

The incomparable Billy Strayhorn was born on this day in 1915


 

Sunday, November 28, 2021

November 28

Today in 1974, John Lennon made his last ever concert appearance when he joined Elton John on stage at Madison Square Gardens


 

Randy Newman is 78 today


 

Motown’s Berry Gordy is 92 years old today


 

Canadian session musician and late night bandleader Paul Shaffer is 72 today


 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

November 27

Today we are celebrating the birth in 1942 of Jimi Hendrix


 

Today in 1965, Author Ken Kesey and his band of “Merry Pranksters” held the first “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test”


 

“All Things Must Pass” was released today in 1970


 

Jackson Browne’s “The Pretender” was released on this day in 1976


 

Friday, November 26, 2021

November 26

Today in 1981, Miles Davis married Cicely Tyson


 

Tina Turner is celebrating a birthday today


 

John McVie is 76 today


 

On this night in 1968, Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London


 

Today in 2002, Nicholas Cage divorced Lisa Marie Presley after less than four months


 

MTV’s Unplugged series premiered today in 1989 with an episode featuring Squeeze


 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

November 25

Today in 1974, Nick Drake died in his sleep at age 26 of an overdose of tryptasol, an anti-depressant drug


 

On this day in 1976, The Band made their final performance; ‘The Last Waltz’ held Thanksgiving Day, at the Winterland Ballroom


 

Bev Bevan (ELO) is 77 today


 

The late Percy Sledge was born on this day in 1941


 

Amy Grant was born on this date in 1960


 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

November 24

On this day in 1991, Freddie Mercury died of complications from aids at his home in London


 

Today in 1991, Cyndi Lauper married actor David Thornton. The Rev. Little Richard, performed the ceremony


 

On this date in 1985, American blues artist Big Joe Turner died of a heart attack at age 75


 

Today in 1993, American blues guitarist Albert Collins died of lung cancer aged 61


 

Original Beatles’ drummer Pete Best was born on this date in 1941


 

Lee Michaels was born today in 1945


 

Remembering the birthday of Stax session bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn (Booker T and the MG’s) today in 1941


 

Ragtime pianist and composer Scott Joplin was born on this day in 1867


 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

November 23

Today in 1979, Keith Richard’s girlfriend Anita Pallenburg was cleared by a court of shooting a man found dead at her home


 

On this day in 1994, Tommy Boyce committed suicide. Along with partner Bobby Hart, they wrote hits for The Monkees among others


 

Today in 1992, American country singer Roy Acuff died aged 89


 

Junior Walker (born Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr.) of Jr. Walker and the All Stars died on this day in 1995 at age 64


 

Bruce Hornsby is celebrating a birthday today. He is 67


 

Bluesman R.L Burnside was born on this date in 1926


 

Miley Ray Cyrus turns 29 today


 

On this day in 1970, “Tea for the Tillerman” by Cat Stevens was released


 

Monday, November 22, 2021

November 22

On this day in 1997, INXS singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney. He was 37


 

Today in 1965, Bob Dylan married Sara Lowndes in a secret ceremony during a break in his tour


 

Today in 2016, Bruce Springsteen was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barrack Obama at the White House


 

Jessie Colin Young (The Youngbloods) is 80 today


 

Steven Van Zandt is celebrating his 71st birthday today


 

Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads) is 71 today


 

“The Beatles” known as “The White Album” was released today in 1968


 

Pearl Jam’s “Vitalogy” was released on this day in 1994