1933: Mike Stoller (Leiber & Stoller songwriting / production duo)
1941: Ritchie Valens
1943: Mary Wells
1945: Richard Salwitz a.k.a. Magic Dick (The J. Geils Band)
1949: Peter “Overend” Watts (Mott The Hoople)
1950: Danny Kirwan (Fleetwood Mac)
1950: Steveland Morris a.k.a. Stevie Wonder
1951: Paul Thompson (Roxy Music)
1966: Alison Goldfrapp
1969: Brian Carroll a.k.a. Buckethead
1970: The world premiere of The Beatles film ‘Let It Be’ took place in New York City.
1979: David Lee Roth from Van Halen collapsed on stage, during a concert in Spokane.
1988: Knightshade played a gig at Wildlife, Auckland ~ I was there!
1988: Death of jazz trumpeter / singer, Chet Baker [aged 58].
1996: Oasis broke a sales record in U.K. when all 330,000 tickets for their tour sold out in 9 hours.
2017: Death of drummer, Jimmy Copley [aged 63]. He was a member of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and played on sessions with Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi, Paul Rodgers, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan and Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Graham Parker, Magnum, Go West, Killing Joke, Tears for Fears, Seal & More!
Special birthday wishes to my wife, Cathy xx
Happy Birthday to Stevie Wonder, who is 69 today! Here he is with the guitarist who put this song together with him back in 1972. It’s “Superstition”, with special guest ~ Jeff Beck!