Friday, May 27, 2022

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 87 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 47 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


Thursday, May 26, 2022

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 74 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


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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 47 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


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May 24

Bob Dylan celebrates his 81st birthday today


On this day in 1974, Duke Ellington, died of lung cancer and pneumonia at age 75


Today in 1963, Elmore James died of a heart attack at age 45


Guitarist Waddy Wachtel was born today in 1947


On this day in 1991, Gene Clark, a founding member of The Byrds died of a heart attack at age 49.


Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes) was born on this day in 1969