On this day in 1974, Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London, England
Today in 1965, The Beatles second feature film ‘Help!’ had its premiere at The Pavilion in London
Today in 1966, Bob Dylan suffered a broken neck vertebra after crashing his Triumph 55 motorcycle near his Woodstock, NY home
Today in 1987, Ben and Jerry’s introduces a new flavor: Cherry Garcia, named after the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia
Geddy Lee (Rush) is 61 today
Patti Sciafa a.k.a. Mrs. Springsteen is celebrating a birthday today
On this day in 1965, the ever changing Bob Dylan ‘plugged in’ for his headlining set at The Newport Folk Festival
Today in 1969, Neil Young appeared with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time when they played at The Fillmore in New York
On this day in 1984, Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton died at the age of 58 in LA of heart and liver complications
Today in 1992, Bruce Springsteen became a father when Patti Sciafa gave birth to a baby boy, Evan James
Bennie Benjamin of Motown’s famed ‘The Funk Brothers’ was born today in 1925
Jim McCarty, drummer for The Yardbirds was born today in 1943
Today in 1989, Steve Rubell, one of the owners of Studio 54, died of AIDS-related causes at age 45
‘Back in Black’, AC/DC’s seminal album was released today in 1980
Today in 2008, Sir Paul McCartney was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University
Ramsey Lewis is 79 years old today
André 3000 is 39 today
‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ was released today in 1963
Bob Dylan celebrates his 73rd birthday today
On this day in 1974, Duke Ellington, died of lung cancer and pneumonia at age 75.
Today in 1963, Elmore James died of a heart attack at age 45.
On this day in 1991, Gene Clark, a founding member of The Byrds died of a heart attack at age 49.
Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes) was born on this day in 1969
Blues legend and charter member of the “27 Club”, Robert Johnson was born on this day in 1911
On this day in 1965, the filming of the promo film for Bob Dylan’s ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ took place in London
The Beatles’ final album “Let It Be” was released on this day in 1970.
John Fred, from John Fred and His Playboy Band was born on this day in 1941
Danny Whitten (Crazy Horse) was born on this day in 1943.
Rick Derringer was born today in 1947
Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) is 63 today
Alex Van Halen, the eldest of the Van Halen brothers turns 59 today
On this day in 2012, Bob Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US president Barack Obama
Today in 1981, Ringo Starr married Barbara Bach
Gordon Haskell, school chum of Robert Fripp and former member of King Crimson was born on this date in 1947
The late Peter Ham (Badfinger) was born on this day in 1947
Paul “Ace” Frehley (Kiss) is 63 today
On this day in 1961, Bob Dylan played his first live gig in New York City
Today in 1981, Eddie Van Halen married Valerie Bertinelli
Today in 1988, Cher won an Academy Award for best actress for her work in ‘Moonstruck.’
On this day in 2006, June Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) died of cancer at the age of 52
Joss Stone was born on this day in 1987