Saturday, December 8, 2018

This Day in Music History

December 8 was quite a day in music history. Probably the first on everybody's mind is its the day that John Lennon was shot and killed in NYC in 1980. Very sad day indeed.

Also on this day....Beatles release "Magical Nystery Tour" (1967)....Whitney Houston wins Billboard Music Award for "The Bodyguard" soundtrack (1993)....folk legend Jean Ritchie is born (1922)....rock legend Jim Morrison is born (1943)....rock legend Gregg Allman is born (1947)....rock/fusion guitarist Marty Freidman born (1962)....pop sensation Sinead O'Connor born (1966).

In addition to John Lennon, the world also loses Marty Robbins (1982), and Pantera guitarist and metal icon Dimebag Darrell.