1950: Peter Gabriel
1956: Peter Hook (Joy Division / New Order)
1961: Henry Rollins
1961: Les Warner (The Cult)
1974: Robbie Williams
1976: Leslie Feist
1961: Frank Sinatra launched his own recording label, Reprise Records.
1967: The Beatles released the double A-sided No.1 single “Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane”.
1970: Black Sabbath released their legendary debut album, entitled Black Sabbath and opening with the track, “Black Sabbath”. Of course, it was issued on Friday the 13th!
1980: Thin Lizzy leader Phil Lynott married Caroline Crowther, daughter of TV personality, Leslie.
2002: Death of singer / songwriter, Waylon Jennings [aged 64].
2015: Death of bassist, Danny McCullough of The Animals [aged 69].
Peter Gabriel is one day younger than his former Genesis band-mate, Steve Hackett ~ Happy 69th Birthday, Pete! Once again, there are so many moments of genius in his repertoire to select from… “Mercy Street” is an emotional song, originally on his ‘So’ album, and is a tribute to poet, Anne Sexton.