1912: Woody Guthrie
1965: Igor Khoroshev (Yes)
Happy 54th Birthday to gifted Russian keyboard player, Igor Khoroshev. He played for Yes (1997 to 2001) and can be heard on their albums ‘Open Your Eyes’ and ‘The Ladder’. Igor featured on tours for those albums, along with the ‘Masterworks’ shows and on the live ‘House of Yes: Live from House of Blues’.
1971: Nick McCabe (The Verve)
1967: The Who began their first North American tour, appearing as support act to Herman’s Hermits.
1973: Death of guitarist, Clarence White of The Byrds [aged 29].
1980: Death of singer, Malcolm Owen of The Ruts [aged 26].
1982: Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Wall’ had it’s movie premier in London, England.
Yes, it was 37 years ago that Pink Floyd released their film, ‘The Wall’ into theatres. With Bob Geldof cast as Pink, a depressed, alienated rock star, the movie features amazing graphics by Gerald Scarfe and ~ of course ~ a fantastic soundtrack! It was the brain child of Roger Waters, who decades later took ‘The Wall’ out onto the world’s stages, with massive success.