2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in … Read more

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in …

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]

1971 – The Beatles win an Oscar for Best Film… Read more

1971 – The Beatles win an Oscar for Best Film…

1971 – The Beatles win an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for the Paul McCartney-penned “Let It Be.” 1970, Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or TV Special–The Beatles, “Let It Be” Let It Be is a song written by Paul McCartney (although credited to Lennon/McCartney), and released March 1970, […]

1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in… Read more

1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in…

1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in London. He first records with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo. His two No. 1 songs are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance.” David Bowie (IPA: Although he released an album and numerous singles earlier, David Bowie first caught […]