1947: Jim Fielder (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1984: Katina Sergeevna (Tatu)
1963: Eric Clapton joined The Yardbirds.
1969: The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ album went to No.1 on the UK chart.
1970: Death of Janis Joplin [aged 27].
1974: The new line-up of Thin Lizzy performed live for the first time, featuring guitarists Scott Gorham & Brian Robertson.
1974: John Lennon released his ‘Walls and Bridges’ album.
1975: Pink Floyd went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Wish You Were Here’.
1986: Paul Simon started a 5-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Graceland’.
1989: Dinosaur Jr. played a concert at The Powerstation, Auckland. I was there!
1994: Dream Theater released their ‘Awake’ album.
1996: Van Halen announced that Gary Cherone, formerly of Extreme, would be their new singer, replacing Sammy Hagar.
2014: Death of Paul Revere of Paul Revere and The Raiders [aged 76].
Passionate and powerful singer, Janis Joplin, was another rock casualty, due to heroin addiction. She died on this day 49 years ago, aged ~ yep, you guessed it ~ 27!