1935: Sonny Bono
1960: Pete Willis (Def Leppard)
1965: Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
1974: Bob Dylan started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Planet Waves’.
1976: Sweet released their fourth studio album, ‘Give Us a Wink’.
1990: The Buzzcocks played a concert at The Powerstation, Auckland ~ I was there!
1991: Queen scored their seventh UK No.1 album with ‘Innuendo’.
1996: Death of blues singer / songwriter / guitarist, Brownie McGhee [aged 80].
1997: Steve Vai played a concert at The Powerstation, Auckland ~ I was there!
2013: America, Bachman Turner & Pat Benatar played a concert at Taupo Amphitheatre ~ I was there!
2017: Death of keyboardist / multi-instrumentalist / singer / songwriter, Walter “Junie” Morrison of Ohio Players / Parliament / Funkadelic [aged 62].
2017: Death of artist / illustrator, Alan Aldridge [aged 78]. He was best known for his brilliant art work in two books, ‘The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics’ and LP covers, such as ‘The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper Feast’ & Elton John’s ‘Captain Fantastic’.
2018: Death of singer, Barbara Alston of The Crystals [aged 74].
This clip features the same line-up that played Auckland, ’97 (except Mike Mangini ~ now with Dream Theater ~ was on drums). My favourite piece by Steve Vai…