1915: Willie Dixon
1939: Delaney Bramlett (Delaney & Bonnie)
1945: Deborah / Debbie Harry (Blondie)
1948: John Ford (The Strawbs)
1952: Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers)
1963: Roswell Christopher Bottum III a.k.a. Roddy Bottum (Faith No More)
1967: The ‘Sgt Pepper’s’ album by The Beatles began a 15-week run at No.1 on the US chart.
1969: Mitch Mitchell quit The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
1974: King Crimson performed their last concert of the ’70s in New York’s Central Park. The final few gigs by this line-up of King Crimson (Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, John Wetton & David Cross) were documented on the incredible live album, ‘USA’.
1975: David Bowie began work on his first cinematic role in ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’.
1981: Death of bassist, Rushton Moreve of Steppenwolf [aged 32].
1992: Sepultura played a concert at Auckland Town Hall – I was there!
1995: Death of DJ Wolfman Jack [aged 57].
2005: Death of singer / songwriter, Renaldo “Obie” Benson of The Four Tops [aged 69].
2005: Death of singer, Luther Vandross [aged 54].
2008: Death of guitarist / singer / songwriter, Mel Galley of Trapeze & Whitesnake [aged 60].
Happy Birthday, Debbie Harry of Blondie. She is 75 today! Can you believe it?