2013 – Heart release new live performance on DVD and Blu-ray on This Day in Rock Music History! Frontiers Records are set to release Heart’s concert “FANATIC LIVE FROM CAESARS COLOSSEUM” on CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on Monday 24th February 2014. The history behind this recording began in 2012, which […]
2009 – Ron Asheton, guitarist for The Stooges was found dead this morning. The cause of death is unknown but suspected to be a heart attack. For those of you who don’t know who The Stooges are, promptly punch yourself in the face, they were perhaps the most influential band that influenced not just punk […]
2008 – AES San Francisco 2008 Special Event Friday, October 3, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm Geoff Emerick/Sgt. Pepper Abstract: Marking the 40th Anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Geoff Emerick, the Beatles engineer on the original recording was commissioned by the BBC to re-record the entire album on the […]
2008 – Associated Press – LONDON – Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, died today… this day in rock! He was 65. ADVERTISEMENT Pink Floyd’s spokesman Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist, said Wright died after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He says […]
1950 – Ann Wilson of Heart is born in San Diego this day in rock history! Biography When she was a child, Wilson’s family moved around because her father was a Marine Corps colonel. The family eventually settled in Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. Shy due to a stutter, Wilson turned to music, and […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2006 – James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He is 73.
2006 – Bill Miller, who played piano with Frank Sinatra’s combo for over 40 years, dies aged 91. You can hear him tickling the ivories on evergreens like “My Way,” “Strangers in the Night” and “Young at Heart.”
2004 – John Peel, an English DJ whose eclectic taste and patronage was instrumental in launching the careers of T. Rex, Rod Stewart, The Smiths, The Undertones, The Fall, and countless others, dies of a heart attack in Peru. He was 65.
2004 – Funk legend Rick James is found dead of a heart attack at his Los Angeles home. He is 56. An autopsy shows that he had methamphetamine, cocaine, Vicodin, and Xanax in his system at the time of Death.
2004 – Elvin Ray Jones, a jazz drummer who played with John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, dies of heart failure in Englewood, N.J. He was 76. He can be heard to excellent effect on Coltrane’s A Love Supreme.
2004 – Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era dies in New York, of heart problems. He is 76.