1941: Harry Nilsson
1943: Muff Winwood (Spencer Davis Group)
1951: Steve Walsh (Kansas)
1946: Neville “Noddy” Holder (Slade)
1951: Craig Gruber (Elf / Rainbow)
1968: Death of jazz guitarist, Wes Montgomery [aged 45].
1976: The Sex Pistols recorded their first demos in Clapham’s Majestic studios.
1978: Bob Dylan played the first of six sold out nights at London’s Earl Court.
1984: Stanley Clarke, Miroslav Vitous, & Larry Coryell played a concert at Auckland Town Hall ~ I was there!
1989: Nirvana’s debut album ‘Bleach’ was released in America.
1996: Death of jazz singer, Sarah Vaughan [aged 78].
2014: Death of DJ, Casey Kasem [aged 82].
2018: Death of Matt “Guitar” Murphy, guitarist for The Blues Brothers, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim and others [aged 88].
35 years ago, virtuoso bassists, Stanley Clarke & Miroslav Vitous, along with jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, played a concert at Auckland Town Hall ~ I was there! What an amazing gig! (They also played Wellington & Christchurch).
There is no footage on youtube of that very special tour, so here is a primo clip of super bassist Stanley with the late, great George Duke (on keytar).