Singer/iconic bad boy Jim Morrison of The Doors would have been 73.
Singer/keyboardist/iconic bad boy Gregg Allman is 69 and glad to be alive.
Famed session bassist Nathan East, who also worked extensively with Eric Clapton, is 61.
Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen is 59.
On this day in 1973, John Lennon's "Mind Games" album hit #9.
On this day in 1976, the Eagles released the most successful album of their career, "Hotel California." It eventually spent eight weeks at #1 and sold over 16 million copies.
On this day in 1979, the Eagles' "The Long Run" entered the singles chart as AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" peaked at #47.
On this day in 1980, John Lennon was murdered at the age of 40 in New York City.
On this day in 1984, Foreigner scored their first million-selling #1 hit single with "I Want To Know What Love Is" just as Glenn Frey's "The Heat Is On" (from the first "Beverly Hills Cop" movie) entered the charts on its way to #2.
On this day in 1995, four months after the death of the iconic Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead officially called it quits.
On this day in 1998, Bruce Springsteen announced that he would tour with The E Street Band for the first time in nearly a decade.
This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan and The Beatles, as well as Joe's brand new conversation with super drummer Kenny Aronoff. Check out this preview!
10 At 10: 1978
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Eric Clapton tix! @12:30pm
The Story - The Who/John Entwistle @1:30pm
It was Mark Twain who said, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."
It was Johnny Cash who said: "If you aren't saying exactly how and what you feel, you might as well not say anything at all."
It was Bertrand Russell who said: "The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt."
It was Danny Kaye who said: "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."