1888: Irving Berlin
1904: Salvador Dali
1935: Kit Lambert (Record Producer / Manager of The Who)
1941: Eric Burdon (The Animals / War)
1947: Claude “Butch” Trucks (The Allman Brothers Band)
1967: Avtar Singh (Cornershop)
1970: The triple LP soundtrack album ‘Woodstock’ was released in the US, going gold within 2 weeks.
1974: Led Zeppelin attended Elvis Presley’s show at the Los Angeles Forum in California.
1978: Completing their ‘News of the World’ 46-date tour, Queen played 3 sold-out nights at Wembley Arena, London.
1978: The Enemy, The Clean & London SS played a gig at Beneficiaries Hall, Dunedin — I was there!
1981: Death of Jamaican reggae legend, Bob Marley [aged 36].
2003: Death of Noel Redding, bassist of The Jimi Hendrix Experience [aged 57].
2008: Death of original Rush drummer, John Rutsey [aged 55].
2017: Living Colour played a gig at The Powerstation, Auckland — I was there!
Rest in Peace, Noel Redding ~ a fantastic, inventive bassist / singer / songwriter. Noel was originally a guitarist, but switched to bass as requested by Jimi Hendrix, when the Experience was formed. Redding helped create Jimi’s three landmark albums ‘Are You Experienced‘, ‘Axis: Bold as Love’, and ‘Electric Ladyland‘, as well as performing in some of Hendrix’s most celebrated concerts.
RUSH ~ Also on this day in 2008, original Rush drummer, John Rutsey died [aged 55]. He was on the first Rush album, but left the band in 1974, to be replaced by Neil Peart. Rest in Peace, John — “Working Man”!