1975: Death of innovative blues guitarist, Aaron “T-Bone” Walker [aged 64].
2008: Death of singer, Daniel MacMaster of the group, Bonham [aged 39].
2015: Death of drummer, Bruce Crump of Molly Hatchet [aged 57].
2015: Death of bassist, Andy Fraser of Free & Sharks [aged 62].
2017: Death of blues harmonica player / singer / songwriter, James Cotton [aged 81].
2019: Death of guitarist, Dick Dale [aged 81]. Dick was a true original, known as “The King of Surf Guitar”.
2019: Judas Priest & Halestorm played a concert at Spark Arena, Auckland ~ I was there!
Happy 71st Birthday to Michael Bruce, original guitarist for Alice Cooper! Michael is on all those classic Coop LPs from 1969 to 1974 and made a guest appearance on Alice’s latest album, ‘Paranormal’.
Also, Happy Birthday to guitarist / singer / songwriter, Nancy Wilson of Heart, who is 65 today! I took the above photo of her at the concert at Taupo Amphitheatre on Saturday, 24th of January, 2015. It was a scorching hot day and Heart rocked!