1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd … Read more

1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd …

1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed when their rented plane crashes in a swamp near Gillsburg, Miss. 20 October 1977, 6:55 pm. While flying from Greenville, South Carolina to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s chartered Convair 240 aircraft crashed in a Mississippi swamp. The plane […]

In one of the daffier examples of government policy, 40 foreign officials of the U.S. Information Agency attend a Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in Washington, D.C. The reason? It seems the concert will familiarize them with cultural developments in the U.S. Yeah, right. Read more

In one of the daffier examples of government policy, 40 foreign officials of the U.S. Information Agency attend a Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in Washington, D.C. The reason? It seems the concert will familiarize them with cultural developments in the U.S. Yeah, right.

1968 – In one of the daffier examples of government policy, 40 foreign officials of the U.S. Information Agency attend a Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in Washington, D.C. The reason? It seems the concert will familiarize them with cultural developments in the U.S. Yeah, right.

1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history! Read more

1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history!

1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history! Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader. Malmsteen became notable in the mid-1980s for his technical fluency and neo-classical metal compositions. Four of his albums, […]

1955 – Elvis Costello (Declan McManus) is born in … Read more

1955 – Elvis Costello (Declan McManus) is born in …

1955 – Elvis Costello (Declan McManus) is born in London. His biggest hit is the top 20 song “Veronica” in 1989, which he writes with Paul McCartney. Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus 25 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, with Irish ancestry. Costello came to prominence as an early participant in London’s […]

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone)… Read more

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone)…

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone) is born in Philadelphia. Career By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and as a teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in a band known as Rocco and the Saints. In 1959, his songs “Venus” and “Why” both […]