Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has 71 candles on his birthday cake today. Carlos has been one of those people who was in the right place at the right time. After several years spent working as a dishwasher at a diner in San Francisco and busking for spare change, Santana decided to become a full-time musician. […]
One of our all time favorite singers, Martha Reeves turns 77 years old today. Martha was the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha Reeves & The Vandellas or just “Martha & The Vandellas”. They scored over a dozen hit singles, including “Nowhere to Run”, “Jimmy Mack”, and their all time classic “Dancing In […]
Today we are remembering John Dawson Winter III who left us 4 years ago today on July 16, 2014. He was best known as Johnny Winter, a musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer an for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s. Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums […]
We lost Harry Chapin 37 years ago today on July 16, 1981. On that day, just after noon, Chapin was driving in the left lane on the Long Island Expressway at about 65 mph on the way to perform at a free concert scheduled for later that evening at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New […]
Today we are remembering a beautiful voice from a beautiful person. The late Minnie Riperton left us on July 12, 1979. Minnie was best known for her 1975 single “Lovin’ You”. She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from 1972 until her death in 1979. They had two children: music engineer Marc […]
It was four years ago today that Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones passed away. Tommy, whose real name was Thomas Erdelyi was the drummer for the influential punk rock band for the first four years of the band’s existence. In high school, Tommy played guitar in a mid-1960s four-piece garage band, the […]
Mrs. Starkey’s little boy Richard is 79 years old today. Really, how much more can we or do we need to say about him besides “He’s Ringo Starr” Happy Birthday Ringo!!!!!!!!! Thank you!! Read It Here!
His creativity was remarkable. Today we are remembering the late Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett who passed away 12 years ago on July 7, 2006. Syd was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter and is best known as a founding member of the band Pink Floyd. He was the lead singer, guitarist and principal […]