1906: Peter Goldmark (Inventor of the long-playing microgroove record)
1923: Maria Callas
1931: Wynton Kelly (Miles Davis Quartet / Cannonball Adderley group)
1941: Tom McGuinness (Manfred Mann Band)
1960: Rick “Sav” Savage (Def Leppard)
1960: Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley (Hanoi Rocks)
1968: Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters)
1971: Donna Matthews (Elastica)
1978: Christopher Wolstenholme (Muse)
1986: Tal Wilkenfeld (Bassist for Jeff Beck / Herbie Hancock / Jackson Browne / Allman Brothers Band / Prince / Trevor Rabin / Ryan Adams & more)
1968: Chas Chandler quit his historic role as manager of Jimi Hendrix, halfway through the recording of Jimi’s third album, ‘Electric Ladyland’.
1982: Death of David Blue, of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue [aged 41].
1984: Deep Purple performed at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland — I was there!
1997: Death of guitarist, Michael Hedges [aged 43].
2006: Death of Mariska Veres (Maria Ender), singer of Shocking Blue [aged 59].
2014: Death of Rolling Stones saxophonist, Bobby Keys [aged 70].
Five years ago today, we lost sax man, Bobby Keys (pictured above with best mate, Keith Richards, with whom he shared the same birthday). The legendary Mr. Keys played on countless classic Rolling Stones songs, albums and tours, plus sessions with Buddy Holly, Dion, Bobby Vee, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Joe Cocker, Barbra Streisand, B.B. King, Carly Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more! Here he is in action on one of the greatest singles ever released…”Brown Sugar”.