Thursday, September 29, 2016

September 29

Jerry Lee Lewis was born on this day in 1935. The Killer is 81

On this day in 1997, Bill Clinton awarded Don Henley a National Medal of Humanities 
for his work on the Walden Woods Project

Today in 1959, Barry Gordy's first release on the newly established Motown Records 
entered the Billboard Pop chart

Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty is 74 today

Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad fame was born today in 1948

Billy Joel’s The Stranger was released today in 1977

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 28

Today in 1991, jazz great Miles Davis died of a stroke and pneumonia

Remembering the birthday today of Ed Sullivan in 1902. Ed’s influence 
on the popularity of rock ‘n roll cannot be understated

The late Ben E King was born on this day in 1938

Moon Zappa is 49 today

Today in 2004, Producer Phil Spector was charged with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson

Songs in the Key of Life was released today in 1976

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 27

Today in 1979, Scottish guitarist Jimmy McCullough of Wings died from a heroin overdose

Marvin Lee Aday a.k.a. Meat Loaf is 69 today

Randy Bachman, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) is 73 today

Today in 1997, Bob Dylan plays "Knocking On Heaven's Door" and 
"A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" for Pope John Paul II

Ringo’s former bandmate Rory Storm (Rory Storm and the Hurricanes) died on this day in 1972

Legendary session drummer Russ Kunkel was born today in 1948

Robbie Shakespeare was born on this day in 1953

Avril Lavigne celebrates her 31st birthday today