Today in 1964, Sam Cooke was shot dead at the Hacienda Motel in LA by Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel. It was eventually ruled a justifiable homicide.
On this day in 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis married 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, who was the daughter of his cousin. The marriage lasted 14 years
The late Big Mama Thornton was born on this day in 1926
David Gates (Bread) is celebrating his 75th birthday today
Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Sting, Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading and others) was born today in 1961
John Lennon’s “Plastic Ono Band” LP was released today in 1970