1941: Chick Corea
1941: Roy Harper
1943: Reg Presley (The Troggs)
1949: John Wetton (Mogul Thrash / Family / King Crimson / Roxy Music / Uriah Heep / U.K. / Jack-Knife / Wishbone Ash / Asia / Phenomena / Qango / Icon, plus numerous other sessions with Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera & many more)
1951: Brad Delp (Boston)
1951: Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)
1952: Pete Farndon (Pretenders)
1964: The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans!
1965: The Beatles were included in the Queen’s birthday honours list to each receive the MBE.
1986: Sweet played a concert at Windsor Park, Auckland — I was there!
2018: Death of drummer, John Hiseman of Colosseum, Tempest, John Mayall Band & Graham Bond Organisation [aged 73].
On this day in 1949, the greatly talented bassist / singer / songwriter, John Wetton (of King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, UK, Asia & more) was born! Sadly, John passed away on 31 January, 2017 ~ still can’t believe he has gone. 🙁 Here’s the tribute I wrote when John died.
Happy 78th Birthday & Hats Off to Roy Harper! Apart from having his own impressive back catalogue of albums, released since 1966, Roy is lead singer on Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar” (on ‘Wish You Were Here’ LP) and had a Led Zeppelin song named after him! Here’s one of his own brilliant originals…