Tag Archive | May 16th

RIP Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio lost his fight with cancer on the morning of May 16th, 2010. He was 67 years old. Ronnie James popularized the heavy metal “devil horns” gesture, and for that he deserves a place among the angels. Rock on, Holy Diver.

Happy Birthday, Robert Fripp!

Guitarist, producer and sound innovator Robert Fripp, best known for his work with King Crimson, was born on this date, May 16th, in 1946! Happy Birthday, Bob!

Happy Anniversary, Pet Sounds !


“Wouldn’t It Be Nice…”

On This Day, May 16th in 1966: The Beach Boys released the controversial album Pet Sounds, which is considered by many to be one of the best and most influential albums in popular music history. I confess that I haven’t listened to this album in a couple of years, but I am going to put it on right now, because it really is just amazing.