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This Day in History! (11/05/18)

1911 Actor-musician Roy Rogers is born. He dies in 1998. 1911, Calbraith P. Rodgers arrived in Pasadena, California, completing the first transcontinental airplane trip in 49 days. 1913 Actress Vivien Leigh (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire) is born. She dies in 1967. 1935, the Parker Brothers launched the game “Monopoly.” 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected president for an unprecedented third term. 1946, […]

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN RELEASING ‘SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY’ LIVE ALBUM

Set for release on December 14th is the official soundtrack to Bruce Springsteen‘s Springsteen On Broadway production now running at Manhattan’s Walter Kerr Theatre. The official press release for the set reads in part, “Featuring the songs and stories from Tony Award winner Bruce Springsteen’s historic 236-show run (The album consists) of the complete audio from the upcoming Springsteen […]

FLASHBACK: SIMON & GARFUNKEL REUNITE IN CENTRAL PARK

It was 37 years ago tonight (September 19th, 1981) that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited in front of a reported 500,000 fans for a free concert in New York’s Central Park. Although the duo had performed together several times after their 1970 break up — most notably at a fundraiser in 1972 for Democratic […]

BOB SEGER ANNOUNCES FAREWELL TOUR

Bob Seger has just announced that his upcoming dates will constitute the beginning of his and the Silver Bullet Band‘s farewell tour. Seger has a string of shows booked for later this year to make up for the concerts postponed after he was forced off the road for back surgery, but the Rock and Roll […]

PAUL McCARTNEY’S PARTYING DAYS A THING OF THE PAST

Today (August 27th) marks the 51st anniversary of the death of the Beatles‘ manager Brian Epstein. Epstein, who died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 34, literally groomed the group from a scruffy, leather clad, bar band into the most successful and influential musicians of their time. In April 2014, Epstein was […]

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