Today in 1953, Hank Williams died of a heart attack brought on by a lethal cocktail of pills and alcohol. He was only 29.
On this date in 1960, Johnny Cash played a free concert for the inmates of San Quentin Prison, California
Today in 2002, Eric Clapton married 25-year old Melia McEnery at a secret ceremony in Surrey, England.
Producer and engineer Andy Johns, (Zeppelin, Stones, Hendrix, Van Halen and many others) was born today in 1952
On this day in 1997, Townes Van Zandt died from cardiac arrhythmia
Joni Mitchell’s “Court and Spark” was released today in 1974
Today in 1944, Hank Williams married Audrey Sheppard, with the ceremony taking place at a filling station
On this day in 1990, Rod Stewart married Rachel Hunter in Beverly Hills
Today in 1994, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora married actress Heather Locklear
The co-founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun died today in 2006 aged 83
Remembering Max Yasgur, owner of the Woodstock farm where the 1969 festival was held, born on this day in 1919
Remembering Alan Freed, American DJ and the man who gave ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ its name; born on this day in 1922
Remembering the birthday of John Hammond today in 1910, one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music
Remembering Hank Williams birthday today in 1923
Today in 1931, the first long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, was demonstrated in New York by RCA-Victor
On this day in 1967, The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show for breaking an agreement with the show’s producers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9op57CqyDQE
On this day in 1969, Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. http://goo.gl/x6LOUx
Today in 1998, a 19-year-old man was taken off a plane in Denver after harassing members of Hootie & the Blowfish
Sep. 17, 2000, Paula Yates was found dead from a suspected drug overdose. Yates was married to Bob Geldof and was the girlfriend of Michael Hutchence.
Turning 63 today, Fee Waybill, (The Tubes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ_k_VG6Syc