1944: Mike Bloomfield (Butterfield Blues Band / Electric Flag / Bob Dylan)
1945: Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
1949: Simon Kirke (Free / Bad Company)
1949: Steve Peregrin Took (T. Rex)
1954: Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs / Kansas / Deep Purple)
1955: Gregg Giuffria (Angel / House of Lords / Giuffria)
1986: Jacoby Dakota Shaddix (Papa Roach)
1741: Death of composer / violinist, Antonio Vivaldi [aged 63].
1962: Death of jazz pianist / vibraphonist, Eddie Costa [aged 31].
1973: Thin Lizzy appeared at The Marquee Club, London.
1975: Black Sabbath released their sixth album, ‘Sabotage’.
1979: “I Don’t Like Mondays” gave The Boomtown Rats their second UK No.1 single.
2003: Death of jazz bassist, Samuel Bell [aged 81].
Rick Wright of Pink Floyd would have been 75 today, but sadly, he didn’t make it (he died of cancer in 2008). Filmed live in Pompeii in early October, 1971, this masterpiece (in two parts) is a tribute to the wonderful music Rick created in his lifetime ~ it Echoes through our lives…