1893: Ivor Novello
1909: Gene Krupa
1941: Donald Van Vleit a.k.a. Captain Beefheart
1948: Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1951: Martha Davis (The Motels)
1959: Peter Trewavas (Marillion)
1961: Damian O’Neill (The Undertones)
1965: Adam Jones (Tool)
1965: The Who released their first single “I Can’t Explain”, featuring Jimmy Page on guitar.
1977: Eagles went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Hotel California’, their 3rd US No.1 album.
1992: Death of bassist, Dee Murray of Elton John Band [aged 45].
1994: Death of singer / songwriter, Harry Nillson [aged 52].
1998: Death of blues singer / harmonica player, Amos Blakemore a.k.a. Junior Wells [aged 63].
2015: Death of producer, Kim Fowley [aged 75].
2018: Death of singer / songwriter, Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries [aged46].
The late, great Captain Beefheart was born on this day, 79 years ago. His music was certainly bizarre and unique!
And it’s been 55 years since The Who released their first single! How do Townshend & Daltrey keep rockin’ in 2020? I Can’t Explain…