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