1945: Pete Townshend (The Who)
1949: Joe “Dusty” Hill (ZZ Top)
1950: Mike Wedgwood (Curved Air)
1951: Jeffrey Hyman a.k.a. Joey Ramone (Ramones)
1952: Grace Jones
1954: Philip Rudd (AC/DC)
1968: Paul Hartnoll (Orbital)
1970: Stuart Cable (Stereophonics)
1967: The Beatles held a press party in London for the launch of the ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album.
1969: Death of jazz saxophonist, Coleman Hawkins [aged 64].
1972: Uriah Heep released their breakthrough fourth album, ‘Demons and Wizards‘.
1976: Keith Richards crashed his car near Newport Pagnell, Bucks, after falling asleep at the wheel.
1979: Supertramp went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Breakfast in America’.
1986: Peter Gabriel released his fifth album, ‘So’.
2015: Yesworld made the shock announceement that Billy Sherwood would be standing in for Chris Squire on the upcoming Yes tour, due to Chris being diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. ☹
2018: Death of guitarist / songwriter / producer, Reggie Lucas (Miles Davis / Madonna etc.)
Pete Townshend ~ genius songwriter / guitarist / multi-instrumentalist / singer is 75 today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PETE!!! (Have to yell it, as he’s a bit deaf these days). Here is one of the greatest songs ever, performed by The Who.