On this day in 1963, the first Monterey Folk Festival began in Monterey, California.
Today in 1996, Johnny Guitar Watson died of a heart attack while on tour in Yokohama, Japan
On this day in 2012, Donna Summer, known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer
Born on this day in 1942, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks a.k.a Taj Mahal
Bill Bruford (King Crimson) was born on this date in 1948
Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 51 today
Musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario Lawrence Welk died on this day in 1992
Producer and manager Simon Fuller, best known for creating American Idol was born on this day in 1960