1941: Bruce Cripps a.k.a. Bruce Welch (The Shadows)
1944: Keith Emerson (The Nice / Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
1947: Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention)
1961: Kathryn Dawn Lang a.k.a. KD Lang
1966: Death of guitarist / singer / songwriter, “Mississippi” John Hurt [aged 74].
1967: Cream released their second album, ‘Disraeli Gears’.
1973: John Lennon released his ‘Mind Games’ album.
1973: Ringo Starr released his ‘Ringo’ album, which featured guest performances and songwriting contributions by all three other former Beatles.
1974: George Harrison became the first Beatle to undertake a solo world tour, which began in Canada.
1978: Singer, Brian Connolly quit Sweet.
1980: Rory Gallagher released his live album, ‘Stage Struck’.
2007: Led Zeppelin’s eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks, after Jimmy Page broke a finger.
2018: Death of jazz trumpeter, Roy Hargrove [aged 49].
2018: Death of guitarist Glenn Schwartz, of James Gang / Pacific Gas & Electric [aged 78].
Keith Emerson would have been 75 today… sadly, he took his own life on 11 March, 2016 :(reportedly, due to depression, because of deteriorating ability in his fingers, to be able to play). What a brilliant, pioneering keyboard player he was! Check out this smokin’ version of “Fanfare for the Common Man” with John Entwistle, Simon Phillips, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter & Joe Walsh. Fine selection of Emerson, Lake & Palmer vinyl here!