On This Day (August 19)…Happy Birthday, Ian Gillan!

The singer Ian Gillan was born on this day in 1945. Retrieved from here. While growing up in Hounslow, Ian Gillan wanted to be an actor. He instead became a singer, early on in bands like Garth Rockett and the Moonshiners. By the time he reached Episode Six, he began to make his name for … Continue reading On This Day (August 19)…Happy Birthday, Ian Gillan!

On This Day (May 16)…Rest in Peace, Ronnie James Dio

The singer Ronnie James Dio died on this day in 2010 of stomach cancer. He was sixty-seven years old. Retrieved from here. If anyone gave heavy metal a voice, it was Dio. Whether with Rainbow, with Black Sabbath, or within his own solo career, he brought a curious mix of power and clarity with his … Continue reading On This Day (May 16)…Rest in Peace, Ronnie James Dio

On This Day (May 8)…Happy Birthday, Candice Night!

The singer Candice Night was born on this day in 1971. Retrieved from here. As a child into her teenage years, Night worked as a model while taking vocal and piano lessons. Her fascination with music also led her to working at a New York radio station for a while when she was eighteen. However, … Continue reading On This Day (May 8)…Happy Birthday, Candice Night!