1943: Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead)
1948: John Martyn
1953: Tommy Shaw (Styx)
1955: Hiram Bullock
1958: Mick Talbot (The Style Council)
1965: Richard Hall a.k.a. Moby
1967: Harry Connick Jr.
1971: Richard Ashcroft (The Verve)
1977: Jonny Buckland (Coldplay)
1965: The Beatles started a 9-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Help’.
1967: Filming began in Devon, England, for the Beatles film ‘Magical Mystery Tour’.
1987: Death of Peter Tosh [aged 42].
1987: At the MTV Awards, Peter Gabriel won best video, best male video, best concept video, best special effects and five other awards for the track “Sledgehammer”.
1996: Noel Gallagher walked out on an American tour with Oasis, after a fight with his brother, Liam.
2007: Death of Joe Zawinul of Weather Report [aged 75].
2016: Death of drummer, Leonard Haze, of Y&T [aged 61].
2017: Death of drummer / DJ, Virgil Howe a.k.a. The Verge, of Little Barrie [aged 42]. Virgil was son of Yes guitarist, Steve Howe.
2019: Death of singer / songwriter, Daniel Johnston [aged 58].
Happy Birthday to John Martyn ~ although sadly, he is no longer with us. He played at Sweetwaters Festival the year that I did with Rose Bayonet (1983). His set was very memorable, highlighting what a unique, remarkable guitarist he was. Check out this amazing live rendition of “Solid Air”…