Today in Rocker History

Sub-Topics: Eric Clapton - Jimi Hendrix

Events in Music

Events 1 - 16 of 16

1946-07-22 - Estelle Bennett, rocker (Ronettes)
1949-04-25 - Michael Brown, rocker (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)
1966-04-12 - Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
1970-06-23 - Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession
1975-06-23 - Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
1979-05-23 - Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
1979-06-07 - Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
1979-06-26 - Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes & kills a driver
1981-04-20 - Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession
1981-10-11 - Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
1988-07-08 - Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
Rocker Alice CooperRocker Alice Cooper
1989-06-14 - Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992-04-01 - Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
1992-07-04 - John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant
1994-08-05 - Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose
1997-07-25 - Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,361

1893-07-03 - Mississippi John Hurt, Teoc Mississippi, American blues singer and guitarist
1897-06-03 - Memphis Minnie, rocker
1903-01-25 - "Sleepy" John Estes, rocker
1903-03-10 - Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Davenport, Iowa, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s
1904-10-04 - Harris Rhoad, rocker
1908-02-11 - Josh White, rocker
1908-03-21 - Maurice Stans, rocker
1909-08-10 - Leo Fender, Anaheim California, rocker (Fender guitars)
1911-10-24 - Sonny Terry, rocker
1912-04-10 - Martin Denny, rocker/actor (Forbidden Island)
1914-10-10 - Ivory Joe Hunter, rocker
1915-08-24 - Wynonie Harris, rocker
1916-02-06 - Bill Doggett, rocker
1916-09-03 - Memphis Slim, [Peter Chatman], rocker
1918-05-23 - Bumps Blackwell, rocker
1921-05-10 - Bert Weedon, rocker
1922-12-08 - Jean Ritchie, rocker
1923-01-16 - Roy Lanham, rocker (Sons of the Pioneers)
1923-06-02 - Del Simmons, rocker (Capt Beefheart)
1923-10-16 - Bert Kaempfert, rocker
1924-10-10 - Huey "Piano" Smith, rocker (Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu)
1925-04-29 - Danny Davis, rocker (Nashville Brass
1925-06-27 - Jerome "Doc" Pomus, rocker
1925-08-18 - Tonny Til, rocker
1925-10-15 - Mickey Baker, rocker
1925-10-29 - Zoot Sims, Inglewood California, jazz saxophonist
1926-05-20 - Vic Ames, rocker (Ames Brothers)
1926-05-25 - Kitty Kallen, rocker
1926-07-19 - Sue Thompson, [Eva Sue Mckee], rocker
1926-08-22 - Bob Flannigan, rocker (Four Freshmen)
1926-09-17 - Bill Black, rocker
1926-10-14 - Bill Justis, rocker
1926-10-18 - Chuck Berry, St Louis, rocker (Roll over Beethoven)
1926-12-04 - Lee Doraey, rocker
1926-12-10 - Eddie Jones, "Guitar Slim" rocker
1927-04-01 - Amos Milburn, rocker
1927-04-30 - Johnny Horton, Los Angeles Ca, rocker
1927-09-01 - Tommy Evans, rocker (Drifters)
1927-09-09 - Elvin Jones, Pontiac Michigan, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's A Love Supreme')
1928-01-09 - Domenico Modugno, Italy, rocker (Polignano A Mare)
1928-02-11 - Raoul Cita, rocker
1928-04-29 - Big Jay McNeely, rocker
1929-02-04 - Paul Burlison, rocker
1929-05-01 - Sonny James, [James Loden], Hackelburg AL, rocker (Young Love)
1929-07-18 - "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, Cleveland, rocker (I Put a Spell on You)
1929-08-06 - Mike Elliot, rocker
1929-08-24 - William Winfield, rocker (Harptones)
1929-12-25 - Billy Horton, rocker (The Silhouettes-Get a Job)
1929-12-25 - Chris Kenner, rocker
1930-01-13 - Liz Anderson, rocker
1930-01-23 - Ken Errair, rocker (Four Freshmen)
1930-03-29 - Donny Conn, rocker (Playmates)
1930-05-01 - Little Walter, [Marion Walter Jacobs], rocker
1930-05-22 - Kenny Ball, rocker, (d. 2013)
1930-08-18 - Johnny Preston, Port Arthur, Tx, rocker (Feel So Fine)
1930-10-29 - Peter Stampfel, rocker
1931-01-27 - Rudi Maugeri, rocker (Crew Cuts)
1931-08-01 - Ramblin' Jack Elliott, rocker
1931-08-28 - John Perkins, rocker (Crew Cuts)
1931-11-12 - Bob Crewe, rocker
1931-11-16 - Bob Gibson, rocker
1932-04-10 - Nathaniel Nelson, rocker (Flamingos)
1932-04-27 - Maxine Brown, rocker (Browns)
1932-07-11 - Alex Hassilev, rocker (Limeliters)
1932-07-31 - Morey Carr, rocker (Playmates)
1932-09-21 - Don Preston, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1932-11-06 - Stonewall Jackson, rocker
1932-11-15 - Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer ('The Drifters")
1932-12-05 - Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], Macon, Georgia, American singer-songwriter (Tutti Frutti)
1932-12-23 - Revjames Cleveland, rocker
1932-12-28 - Dorsey Burnette, Memphis, rocker (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One)
1933-02-17 - Bobby Lewis, rocker (Tossin' & Turnin')
1933-05-02 - Bunk Gardner, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1933-07-27 - Nick Reynolds, rocker (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
1933-08-25 - Wayne Shorter, Newark New Jersey, American jazz musician (Weather Report)
1933-09-25 - Erik Darling, Baltimore MD, rocker (Rooftop Singers)
1933-09-25 - Ian Tyson, rocker
1934-02-07 - Earl King [Solomon Johnson], New Orleans, Louisiana, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On)
1934-02-18 - [Clyde] Skip Battin, Los Angeles California, rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn), (d. 2003)
1934-06-15 - Ruby Nash Cutis, Akron Oh, rocker (Ruby & The Romantics)
1934-09-17 - Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], Inverness Mississippii, blues singer and guitarist
1934-09-26 - Dick Heckstall-Smith, rocker (Alexis Korner Band)
1934-10-08 - Doc Green, rocker (Drifters)
1934-10-19 - David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
1934-11-12 - Bukka White, rocker
1934-11-19 - Dave Guard, rocker
1935-02-05 - Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
1935-05-10 - Larry Williams, rocker
1935-07-23 - Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
1935-07-29 - Leonard Lee, rocker (Shirley & Lee)
1935-09-19 - Nick Massi, Newark NJ, rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry)
1935-10-19 - Jim Reeves, rocker
1936-01-24 - Jack Scott, Canada, rocker (My True Love)
1936-02-06 - Otis Williams, rocker (Charms)
1936-02-22 - Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], New Orleans, Louisiana, African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law")
1936-03-04 - Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
1936-03-26 - Fred Paris, rocker (Five Satins)
1936-04-04 - Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers)
1936-04-17 - Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
1936-04-23 - Roy Orbison, Vernon Tx, rocker (Pretty Woman)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 99 of 99

1935-04-29 - Leroy Carr, rocker, dies=
1947-04-15 - Wolstenholme, rocker, dies
1958-04-10 - Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
1958-08-14 - Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
1959-02-03 - Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28
1959-02-03 - Buddy Holly, rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22
1959-02-07 - Slim [Eddie Jones] Guitar, rocker, dies at 32
1960-02-06 - Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
1960-04-17 - Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash
1964-08-14 - Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
1965-10-21 - Bill Black, rocker, dies at 39
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly (1959-02-03)
1966-04-30 - Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident
1966-07-18 - Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
1966-10-07 - Johnny Kidd, rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), dies at 26 in a car crash
1966-10-07 - Smiley Lewis, [Overton Amos Lemons], rocker, dies at 46
1966-11-02 - Mississippi John Hurt, rocker, dies at 73
1967-01-01 - Moon Mullican, rocker, dies at 58
1967-02-03 - Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide
1967-10-03 - Woody Guthrie, rocker, dies of Huntington's Chorea at 55
1967-12-10 - Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash
1967-12-10 - Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
1967-12-10 - Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
1967-12-10 - Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
1968-02-15 - Little Walter, rocker, dies at 37
1968-05-27 - Little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30
1969-07-20 - Roy Hamilton, American rocker, dies at 40 (b. 1929)
1969-10-23 - Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47
1970-01-24 - James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
1970-01-31 - Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28
1971-07-04 - Don McPherson, rocker, dies at 29
1971-10-12 - Gene Vincent, rocker, dies of bleeding ulcers at 36
1971-11-18 - Junior Parker, rocker, dies during brain operation at 44
1972-05-03 - Les Harvey, rocker, dies
1972-11-06 - Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
1972-11-18 - Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose
1973-03-08 - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27
1973-07-19 - Clarence White, rocker (Byrds), killed by drunken driver at 29
1973-08-17 - Paul Williams, rocker (Temptations), commits suicide at 32
1973-09-19 - Gram Parsons, rocker (Byrds), dies of OD at 26
1973-11-26 - John Rostill, rocker, dies at 31
1974-04-17 - Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose
1974-05-08 - Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train
1974-11-08 - Ivory Joe Hunter, rocker, dies at 60
1974-11-25 - Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26
1975-04-23 - Pete Ham, rocker (Badfinger), commits suicide by hanging himself at 27
1976-01-28 - Chris Kenner, rocker (I Like it Like That), dies
1976-01-30 - Mance Lipscomb, rocker, dies at 80
1976-02-21 - Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32
1976-02-22 - Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
1976-08-29 - Jimmy Reed, rocker, dies of epileptic seizure at 50
1976-12-28 - Freddie King, rocker, dies at 42
1977-02-26 - Bukka White, rocker, dies at 43
1977-05-26 - William Powell, rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35
1977-06-05 - "Sleepy" John Estes, rocker (Electric), dies at 74
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley (1977-08-16)
1977-08-16 - Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42. Official cause of death is cardiac arrhythmia
1977-10-20 - Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
1977-10-20 - Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29
1979-01-13 - Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
1979-06-29 - Lowell George, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat), dies at 34
1979-07-23 - Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
1979-08-19 - Dorsey Burnette, rocker, dies at 46 of a heart attack
1980-01-02 - Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44
1980-01-03 - Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52
1980-01-07 - Carl White, rocker, dies
1980-03-26 - Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
1980-04-22 - Tommy Caldwell, rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies
1980-10-27 - Steven Peregrine Took, rocker, dies at 31
1980-12-07 - Darby Crash, rocker, dies at 22
1981-01-29 - Cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies
1981-02-15 - Mike Bloomfield, American musician (Electric Flag), dies of a drug overdose at 37
1981-04-05 - Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
1981-05-25 - Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55
1981-08-26 - Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack
1981-12-09 - Tonny Til, rocker, dies at 56
1982-01-30 - Lightning Hopkins, rocker, dies of cancer at 69
1982-08-12 - Joe Tex, rocker, dies at 49
1982-12-02 - David Blue, rocker, dies while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41
1982-12-08 - Shakey, [Walter Horton], rocker, dies at 72
1983-04-17 - Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
1983-07-12 - Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic), dies at 39
1983-12-27 - Walter Scott, rocker, dies
1985-01-21 - Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema
1986-01-04 - Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), dies of overdose at 34
1988-04-09 - Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
1990-01-18 - Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
1990-03-17 - Rick Grech, rocker (Blind Faith, Traffic), dies at 44
1990-07-27 - Bobby Day, rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 58
Rocker Tom FogertyRocker Tom Fogerty (1990-09-06)
1990-09-06 - Tom Fogerty, rocker (Creedence Clearwater), dies of tuberculosis at 48
1991-05-24 - Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49
1994-04-05 - Kurt Cobain, grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide by gun at 27 in Seattle, Washington
1997-06-20 - Lawrence Payton, rocker (4 Tops-I'll Be There), dies at 59
1997-11-22 - Michael Hutchence, Australian rocker (INXS), commits suicide at 37
2002-06-23 - Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
2003-07-06 - Skip Battin, American rocker, dies at 69
2007-08-06 - Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo) (b. 1969)
2013-02-04 - Reg Presley, English rocker, dies from lung cancer at 71
2013-02-18 - Kevin Ayers, English rocker, dies at 68
2013-03-06 - Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
2013-03-07 - Peter Banks, English rocker, dies at 65


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