1980: Peter Gabriel scored his first UK No.1 album with his third self-titled solo release.
1980: Mi-Sex played a concert at Regent Theatre, Dunedin — I was there!
1986; Queen scored their fifth UK No.1 album with ‘A Kind of Magic’
1986: Bob Geldof was knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
1986: Sweet played a 2nd concert at The Galaxy, Auckland – I was there!
1995: Death of guitarist / singer / songwriter, Rory Gallagher [aged 46].
2002: Mick Jagger was knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
2016: Death of guitarist / singer / songwriter, Henry McCullough, of Wings, Spooky Tooth, Joe Cocker Band, etc. [aged 72]. McCullough also played guitar on the original musical of ‘Superstar’ and his spoken words “I don’t know; I was really drunk at the time…” can be heard on the Pink Floyd album, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’.
Happy 70th Birthday to Alan White ~ fantastic drummer with Yes since 1972! He has played on so many amazing albums (including John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’), that it is very difficult to choose only song. I mean, there’s “Ritual”, “Sound Chaser”, “Awaken”, “Changes”, “Shoot High, Aim Low”, “In the Presence Of…” the list is huge! Yes founder / bassist / singer / songwriter, Chris Squire is no longer with us, but always in our thoughts. Here’s a clip that shows how phenomenal Alan & Chris were as a rhythm section together. From ‘Drama’, this is “Tempus Fugit”… Time flies, so fast!
(I have met Alan several times ~ he is one of the nicest guys in the music business. The photo above is from the ‘Yessongs’ booklet, which he signed for me).