1939: Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
1950: Steve Hackett (Genesis)
1956: Brian “Robbo” Robertson (Thin Lizzy / Wild Horses / Motorhead)
Happy 64th Birthday to Brian Robertson, who was guitarist in Thin Lizzy. Brian also had a stint with Wild Horses and was a member of Motorhead, for ‘Another Perfect Day’ album and tour.
1958: Grant McLennan (The Go-Betweens)
1959: Omar Hakim (Weather Report / Miles Davis Band / David Bowie Band, Sting’s Band, etc.)
1994: Death of Jerry Wise, MD of Festival Records N.Z.
1995: Van Halen, scored a U.S. No.1 album with ‘Balance’.
1997: David Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998: I met Ozzy Osbourne at Centra Hotel, Auckland.
2000: Death of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins [aged 70].
2015: Death of guitarist, Sam Andrew of Big Brother And The Holding Company [aged 73].
2017: Death of jazz singer, Al Jarreau [aged 76].
2017: Death of drummer, Paul English [aged 87]. He played drums for Willie Nelson, since 1955.
Happy Birthday to Steve Hackett, who is 70 today! An amazing guitarist and a member of Genesis from 1970 to 1977, Steve quit the group 41 years ago, but has continued to create a fine body of work. His performance at Auckland Town Hall in 2017 was outstanding! Let’s celebrate with a large helping of “Supper’s Ready”.