1927: Mose Allison
1945: Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge)
1945: Chris Dreja (Yardbirds)
1947: Pat Daugherty (Black Oak Arkansas)
1948: Robert “Mutt” Lange (Producer)
1953: Andy Partridge (XTC)
1969: Gary Powell (The Libertines / New York Dolls)
1972: Death of bassist, Berry Oakley of The Allman Brothers Band [aged 24].
1972: Rory Gallagher released his ‘Tattoo’ album.
1995: The Smashing Pumpkins double album ‘Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness’ went to No.1 on the US chart.
2010: Death of Tony Edwards, entrepreneur / manager of Deep Purple, Toyah, Johnny Clegg, etc. [aged 78].
2015: Death of drummer, Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, of Motorhead [aged 61].
It was 47 years ago that we lost another great musician from The Allman Brothers. Berry Oakley died after he rode his ’67 Triumph into a bus, barely one year after and three blocks away from the scene of Duane Allman’s fatal motorcycle crash in 1971.