1999 – VH1 links its Save The Music campaign with … Read more

1999 – VH1 links its Save The Music campaign with …

  1999 – VH1 links its Save The Music campaign with NBC’s “Today” show for a weeklong instrument drive. Donated instruments are collected during the program at the Today studios in New York’s Rockefeller Center, for distribution to public schools. A different musician collects the instruments each day. Musicians include Natalie Merchant, Meatloaf, Tony Bennett, […]

1952 – Rush drummer Neal Peart is born this day Read more

1952 – Rush drummer Neal Peart is born this day

1952 – Rush drummer Neal Peart is born this day in rock Awesome history! Neil Peart (pronounced /?p??rt/) OC, (born Neil Ellwood Peart, September 12, 1952, Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and author. He is best-known as the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada […]

1942 – Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Texas. … Read more

1942 – Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Texas. …

1942 – Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Texas. Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008[1]) was an American soul and funk singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, composer, and actor. Hayes was one of the main creative forces behind southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served as both an […]