Friday, January 20, 2017

January 20

Celebrating the birthday today of Huddi William Ledbetter (Leadbelly) today in 1888

On this day in 2011, Etta James died from complications of leukemia at the age of 73

Today in 2015, Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) died of a pulmonary embolism at age 70

Today in 1965, American disc-jockey Alan Freed died from uremia at the age of 42

George Grantham (Poco) is 70 today

Paul Stanley (Kiss) is 65 today

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January 19

On this day in 1971, tracks from The Beatles White Album were played 
in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial 

Remembering Janis Joplin who was born today in 1943

On this day in 1998, Carl Perkins died aged 65 from throat cancer

Today in 2006, Wilson Pickett died in the hospital near his Ashburn, Virginia home

Today in 2007, Mamas and the Papas Denny Doherty (The Mamas and the Papas) 
died at the age of 66

Remembering Phil Everly, (The Everly Brothers) born this day in 1939

Dolly Parton was born today in 1946

Remembering Robert Palmer who was born this day in 1949

Dewey Bunell, (America) was born today in 1951

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 18

On this day in 2016, Glenn Frey of The Eagles died from rheumatoid arthritis, 
acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia

Today in 1996, Lisa Marie Presley divorced Michael Jackson after less than two years of (?) marriage

Remembering David Ruffin (The Temptations) born today (1941-1991)

Steve Winwood and his wife Eugenia are celebrating an anniversary today. 
They were married on this day in 1987

Today in 2004, Jennifer Lopez's divorce from her second husband Cris Judd became final

Today in 2010, Kate McGarrigle died of cancer at home in Montreal at the age of 63

On this day in 1980, the famous Southern-rock record label Capricorn files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy