Today in History: Jimi Hendrix dies in 1970

Today in History: Jimi Hendrix dies in 1970

46 years ago today, American musician Jimi Hendrix died after collapsing at a party in London. He was 27 years old. Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington, but rose to fame in Britain with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He was arguably one of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s and perhaps in the history of rock music.

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Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger !

Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger !

The English music icon and Rolling Stones front man is celebrating his 73rd birthday today.

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Happy Birthday, Milton Glaser!

Happy Birthday, Milton Glaser!
The American graphic designer who is famous for his logos – incl. “I NY” – and his iconic Bob Dylan poster (1966) is celebrating his 87th birthday today.  

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Today in History: Bob Dylan born in 1941

Today in History: Bob Dylan born in 1941
Happy Birthday! The American music icon is celebrating his 75th birthday today.

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Today in History: Pete Townshend born in 1945

Today in History: Pete Townshend born in 1945

The London-born guitarist and songwriter for the rock group The Who is celebrating his 71st birthday today.

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Today in History: Janis Joplin born in 1943

Today in History: Janis Joplin born in 1943

She was the goddess of the hippie movement – and is considered, by many, the best white blues singer in the world. Janis Joplin celebrated her greatest success in 1969 at Woodstock. Only one year later, she died of a heroin overdose.

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Today in History: Frank Zappa born in 1940

Today in History: Frank Zappa born in 1940

75 years ago today, Frank Vincent Zappa, the American musician, songwriter, and film director was born. In his 30+ year career, Zappa composed rock, jazz, and orchestral music and directed films and music videos. Zappa produced more than 60 albums and released most of them with his band Mothers of Invention. His music was usually politically charged and often aimed at offending various religious and political conservative groups. Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1991 but continued working at his Hollywood Hills home until he died on December 4, 1993.

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