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Events in Music

Events 1 - 28 of 28

1954-09-06 - WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
1957-05-27 - Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.
1960-02-20 - Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.
1963-02-16 - Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
1966-08-14 - Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
1968-02-18 - David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
1968-12-12 - Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
1969-05-23 - Who release rock opera "Tommy"
1969-12-06 - 300,000 attend Altamont California, rock concert feature Rolling Stones
1970-07-12 - Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky
1973-02-02 - "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
Singer Janis JoplinSinger Janis Joplin
1974-06-08 - Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
1975-10-27 - Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
1976-06-11 - Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" LP is released in USA
1976-09-18 - Rock Music Award
1977-09-15 - Rock Music Award
1979-02-09 - ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
1980-03-08 - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.
1980-03-31 - The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.
1985-09-22 - Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois
1989-05-31 - 1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards
1996-02-13 - Rock musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway
1997-05-06 - Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
2001-01-08 - 28th American Music Award: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win
2002-05-22 - In Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
2003-01-13 - Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.
Rocker Pete TownshendRocker Pete Townshend
2010-11-13 - Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage
2012-04-19 - Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,058

1888-01-20 - Lead Belly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), (d. 1949)
1904-09-23 - Wallace "Scotty" Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
1905-03-02 - Marc Blitzstein, Phila Pa, composer (Cradle Will Rock)
1909-03-29 - Moon Mullican, hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock)
1910-12-15 - John H. Hammond, NYC, American rock/jazz musician (I Can Tell, So Many Roads)
1914-12-14 - Rosalyn Tureck, Chicago Illinois, pianist (Bach & Rock)
1922-02-17 - Tommy Edwards, rock vocalist (It's All in the Game)
1922-07-21 - Kay Starr, Dougherty Oklahoma, singer (Rock & Roll Waltz, Club Oasis)
1924-07-26 - Louis Bellson, Rock Falls Ill, orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show)
1924-09-20 - Gogi Grant, [Audrey Brown], rock vocalist
1925-07-06 - Bill Haley, Highland Park Mich, rock vocalist (Rock Around the Clock)
Blues Musician Lead BellyBlues Musician Lead Belly (1888-01-20)
1925-08-15 - Billy Pinkney, Sumter NC, rock bassist/vocalist (Drifters)
1928-01-31 - Chuck Willis, rock vocalist (C C Rider)
1928-04-29 - Carl Gardner, Tyler Tx, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin)
1929-05-02 - Link Wray, American rock guitarist (d. 2005)
1929-07-27 - Harvey Fuqua, rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely)
1931-03-14 - Phil Phillips [Baptiste], rock vocalist (Sea Of Love)
1931-09-26 - George Chambers, MS, rock bassist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
1931-12-18 - Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager
1932-07-01 - Bobby Day, [Robert Byrd], Fort Worth Tx, rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin)
1932-11-15 - Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)
1933-01-20 - Ron Townson, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away)
1933-01-24 - Ron Townson, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Aquarius) [or Jan 29]
1933-04-14 - Buddy Knox, Happy Tx, rock vocalist (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey)
1933-08-15 - Bobby Helms, rock vocalist (Jingle Bell Rock)
1933-09-01 - Marshall Lytle, Old Fort, North Carolina, Hall of Fame rock bassist (Comets), (d. 2013)
1933-12-15 - Jesse Belvin, Texarkana Arkansas, rock vocalist (Mr Easy)
1934-03-31 - John D Loudermilk, rock drummer/vocalist (Language of Love, Norman)
1934-04-17 - Don Kirshner, rock & roll producer (invented bubblegum music)
1934-07-30 - Ben Piazza, Little Rock Ark, actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas)
1934-09-19 - Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles)
1935-01-06 - Nino Tempo, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley (1935-01-08)
1935-01-08 - Elvis Presley, Tupelo Miss, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog)
1935-02-03 - Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rock guitarist
1935-02-11 - Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
1935-04-05 - Peter Grant, rock band manager
1935-06-19 - Tommy Devito, Montclair NJ, rock vocalist (Four Seasons-Sherry)
1935-10-12 - Sam Moore, Miami Fl, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave-Soul Sister)
1935-12-26 - Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Detroit MI, rock vocalist (Four Tops)
1936-04-29 - April Stevens, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
1937-01-16 - Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
1937-02-10 - Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
1937-05-09 - Dave Prater, Ocilla Ga, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave)
1937-08-27 - Tommy Sands, Chicago IL, singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me)
1938-08-24 - David Freiberg, Boston MA, rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger)
1938-10-03 - Eddie Cochran, Oklahoma City, rock vocalist/guitarist (C'Mon Everybody)
1938-11-11 - Roger Laver, [Jackson], rock keyboardist (Tornados)
1938-12-05 - John J Cale, Oklahoma City, rock guitarist (After Midnight), (d. 2013)
1938-12-28 - Charles Neville, US rock vocalist/saxophonist (Neville Brothers)
1939-02-11 - Gerry Goffin, Queens NY, rock lyricist (married Carole King)
1939-03-06 - Jerry Naylor, Stephenville Tx, rock vocalist (Crickets)
1939-04-27 - Jerry Mercer, Montreal Canada, rock drummer (April Wine)
1939-05-07 - Johnny Maestro, NY rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge)
1939-05-27 - Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine Montreal Montreal)
1939-06-02 - Charles Miller, rock flutist/saxophonist (War)
1939-06-22 - Bobby Harrison, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
1939-07-06 - Jet Harris, [Terence Harris], London, rock bassist (Drifters)
1939-07-28 - Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)
1939-07-31 - John R West, rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
1939-08-04 - Frankie Ford, [Frank Guzzo], Gretna La, rock vocalist (Sea Cruise)
1939-08-17 - Luther Allison, Mayflower Ark, rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming)
1939-08-31 - Jerry Allison, Hillsboro Tx, rock drummer (Buddy Holly & Crickets)
1939-09-02 - Sam Gooden, Chattanooga Tenn, rock vocalist (Impressions-Gypsy Woman)
1939-09-17 - Lamonte McLemore, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension)
1939-10-20 - Jay Siegel, Bkln, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1939-10-22 - Ray Jones, rock bassist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
1939-10-30 - Grace Slick, Chicago, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit)
1939-11-24 - Jim Yester, Birmingham Alabama, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)
1939-12-08 - Jerry Butler, Sunflower Miss, rock vocalist (Never Give You Up)
1939-12-11 - David Gates, Tulsa Ok, rock vocalist (Bread-Baby I'm A Want You)
1939-12-15 - Cindy Birdsong, Camden NJ, rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes)
1940-02-02 - Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
1940-02-09 - Brian Bennett, London, rock drummer (Shadows)
1940-02-10 - Jimmy Merchant, New York City, New York, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools)
1940-03-15 - Phil Lesh, [Chapman], California, rock bassist (Grass Roots, Grateful Dead)
1940-03-29 - Raymond Davis, US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep)
1940-06-08 - Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
1940-07-16 - Tony Jackson, Liverpool, rock bassist/vocalist (Searchers)
1940-07-23 - Gary Stites, rock vocalist (Lonely For You)
1940-08-24 - Tony Secunda, rock band manager
1940-09-02 - Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
1940-09-09 - Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
1940-09-11 - Bernie Dwyer, rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers)
1940-09-24 - Barbara Allbut, Orange NJ, rock vocalist (Angels)
1940-10-07 - Dino Valenti, rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1940-10-23 - Freddie Marsden, Liverpool, rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
1940-12-20 - Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1940-12-23 - Jorma Kaukonen, Wash DC, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
1941-01-05 - Grady Thomas, US rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain)
1941-02-03 - Chuck Tharp, rock vocalist (Fireballs)
1941-02-04 - John Steel, rock drummer (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1941-02-08 - Tom Rush, NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going)
1941-02-28 - Marty Sanders, rock vocalist
1941-03-15 - Mike Love, California, rock saxophonist/vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room)
1941-03-17 - Paul Kantner, SF California, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane)
1941-04-03 - Jan Berry, Los Angeles California, American rock and roll vocalist (Jan and Dean-Dead Man's Curve)
1941-04-18 - Mike Vickers, rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1941-05-09 - Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
1941-05-11 - Eric Burdon, Walker-on-Tyne England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1941-06-10 - Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 71 of 71

1959-02-03 - Buddy Holly, rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22
1959-02-03 - Richie Valens, rock vocalist (Donna), killed in plane crash at 17
1964-01-22 - Marc Blitzstein, US composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
1966-07-18 - Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
1967-08-27 - Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles), dies of drug overdose at 32
1968-02-27 - Frankie Lymon, American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer (The Teenagers), dies at 25 of a heroin overdose
1970-09-18 - Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27
1970-10-04 - Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27
1971-07-03 - Jim Morrison, rock singer (Doors), dies of heart failure at 27
1971-10-29 - Duane Allman, rock guitarist, dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
1972-11-11 - Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24
Rocker Jim MorrisonRocker Jim Morrison (1971-07-03)
1975-10-01 - Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
1976-03-19 - Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
1976-05-14 - Keith Relf, rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted at 33
1976-12-04 - Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
1977-06-26 - Lou Reizner, rock vocalist/producer (Rod Stewart, Tommy), dies at 43
1977-09-16 - Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
1977-10-20 - Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28
1978-01-23 - Terry Kath, rock guitarist (Chicago), accidently shot in head at 32
1978-09-07 - Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug overdose at 31
1978-12-27 - Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), dies at 27 in car crash
1980-02-19 - Bon Scott, Aust rock vocalist (AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie), dies at 33
1980-05-18 - Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commits suicide at 23
1981-02-09 - Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55
1983-02-04 - Karen Carpenter, rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32
1983-04-14 - Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies
Musician Pete FarndonMusician Pete Farndon (1983-04-14)
1984-07-21 - Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
1985-10-12 - Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52's), dies of AIDS at 32
1986-03-04 - Richard Manuel, rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 42
1986-09-27 - Cliff Burton, rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
1987-09-22 - John F "Jaco" Pastorius, rock guitarist (Weather Report), dies at 35
1987-11-22 - Ted Taylor, rock vocalist, dies
1990-02-08 - Del Shannon, rock vocalist (Runaway), shoots self at 50
1990-07-18 - Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
1990-07-26 - Brent Mydland, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots), dies at 38
1991-12-19 - Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
1993-06-28 - GG Allin, American punk rock singer (b. 1956)
1994-01-15 - Harry Nilsson, rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies at 52
1994-06-04 - Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies at 48
1994-08-28 - Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25
1994-09-06 - Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Rolling Stones), dies at 50
1995-02-12 - Tony Secunda, rock band manager, dies at 54
1995-02-18 - Denny Cordel, rock music producer-Laverack, dies at 51
1995-06-14 - Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
1995-08-09 - Jerry Garcia, rock vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies at 53
1995-11-21 - Peter Grant, rock band manager, dies at 60
1996-08-20 - Rio Reiser, rock singer, dies at 46
1997-01-02 - Randy California, [Wolfe], rock guitarist, dies at 45
1997-06-19 - Bobby Helms, singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63
1997-06-20 - Bobby Helms, composer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 61
1998-02-06 - Carl Wilson, rock vocalist (Beach Boy), dies of lung cancer at 51
1998-02-06 - [Johann Hoelzel] Falco, singer (Rock Me Amadeus), dies at 40
2001-05-09 - James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) and producer (b. 1919)
Guitarist Johnny RamoneGuitarist Johnny Ramone (2004-09-15)
2004-09-15 - Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones
2006-08-03 - Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
2006-08-22 - Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)
2006-09-21 - Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
2006-11-24 - Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
2007-07-04 - Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician (b. 1979)
2007-08-06 - Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo) (b. 1969)
2007-08-28 - Hilly Kristal, American Founder of CBGB/Punk rock legend (b. 1932)
2007-09-18 - Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965)
2008-05-11 - John Rutsey, Canadian drummer, formerly for Canadian progressive rock band Rush (b.1953)
2009-02-04 - Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)
2009-07-04 - Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
2010-06-28 - Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
2010-09-20 - Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)
2012-01-02 - Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 63
2012-02-08 - Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62
2012-03-12 - Mike Hossack, American rock drummer, dies from cancer at 65
2013-05-25 - Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79


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