Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25



Elton John is celebrating his 70th birthday today


On this day in 1976, Jackson Browne's wife Phyllis Major committed suicide


Today in 2006, Buck Owens died of a heart attack


The late Hoyt Axton was born today in 1938


The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was born today in 1942


The late Jeff Healey was born today in 1966


Duke Ellington’s godson, Finley Quaye is 43 years old today


On this day in 1985, Prince won the Academy Award for best original song, “Purple Rain”


On this day in 1918, French composer Claude Debussy died in Paris at age 55


Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24



On this day in 1958, Elvis Presley reported to the Memphis draft board 
where he was assigned army serial number 53310761


Today in 1997, Harold Melvin died aged 57


Today in 2000, Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes get divorced 
but the band stays together until 2011


On this day in 2001, a stretch of road on Highway 19 in Macon, Georgia, 
was named Duane Allman Boulevard


Nick Lowe turns 68 today


Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 23



Today in 1973, John Lennon was ordered to leave the US within 60 days 
by the immigration authorities


On this day in 1985, Billy Joel married model Christie Brinkley on a boat 
moored alongside the Statue Of Liberty


Today in 2008, Neil Aspinall, who ran the Apple Corps music empire for the Beatles 
died in New York from cancer aged 66


Ric Ocasek (The Cars) is 68 today


Yvette Marie Stevens a.k.a. Chaka Khan is celebrating a birthday today


Damon Albarn, (Blur) is 49 today


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22



Today in 1971, police arrested all the members from The Allman Brothers Band 
for heroin and marijuana possession


George Benson is 74 today


Andrew Lloyd Webber was born today in 1948


Stephen Sondheim was born on this day in 1930


Two days after their wedding in Gibraltar, John Lennon and Yoko Ono 
begin their "Bed-in," in Amsterdam


Today in 1994, Dan Hartman (Edgar Winter Group) 
died of a brain tumor in Westport, Connecticut


Dylan’s “Bringing It All Back Home” was released today in 1965


The Eagles third album ‘On The Border’ was released today in 1974


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21



Today in 1991, Leo Fender, the inventor of The Telecaster and Stratocaster 
guitars died from Parkinson's disease


One of the last two original Mississippi Delta blues musicians, and a personal friend 
of Robert Johnson, “Pinetop” Perkins died on this day in 2011


Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) is 67 today


Eddie Money is 68 today


Today in 1963, Barbra Streisand married her first husband, actor Elliot Gould, in New York


“Nick of Time” by Bonnie Raitt was released today in 1989