Sunday, December 4, 2016

December 4

Today in 1993, Frank Zappa succumbed to his battle with prostate cancer

On this day in 1976, Tommy Bolin died from a heroin overdose at age 25

Today in 2015, Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) died of a drug induced cardiac arrest at age 49

Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers) is 72 today

John Lyon (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes) is 68 today

Today in 1956, a jam session took place at Sun Studios in Memphis 
with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins

Today in 1971, The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground 
during a gig by Frank Zappa and inspired the song “Smoke on the Water”

Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 3

On this day in 1979, 11 members of the audience at a Who concert 
were trampled to death after a stampede in Cincinnati OH

On this day in 2014, Ian McLagan of Faces died from complications from a stroke at age 69

Today in 1977, Wings started a nine-week run at No.1 in the UK with ‘Mull Of Kintyre’

Ozzy Osbourne is celebrating his 68th birthday today

Today in 1976, a 40 ft inflatable pig being photographed for the Pink Floyd album “Animals” broke its moorings and could be seen floating above London

On this day in 1969, The Rolling Stones recorded 'Brown Sugar' 
at Muscle Shoals studios in Alabama

Rubber Soul was released on this day in 1965

Friday, December 2, 2016

December 2

On this day in 2012, Led Zeppelin received Kennedy Center Honors 
at a dinner event at the White House

Today in 1982, David Blue died of a heart attack aged 41. Member of Bob Dylan’s 
Rolling Thunder Revue, he wrote ‘Outlaw Man’

Today in 2014, The Rolling Stones’ Sax player Bobby Keys died at age 70 after a lengthy illness

Today in 2006, singer Mariska Veres from Shocking Blue died of cancer at the age of 59

Britney Spears is 35 today

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 1

Today in 1983, Neil Young was sued by Geffen Records 
because his new music for the label was ‘not commercial in nature’

Bette Midler is celebrating a birthday today

John Densmore of the Doors is 72 today

The late Lou Rawls was born on this day in 1933

Jaco Pastorius would have been 65 today

Gilbert O’Sullivan is 70 today

Jimi Hendrix’s Axis: Bold as Love was released today in 1967