1899: Sonny Boy Williamson
1932: “Little Richard” Penniman
1938: John “J.J.” Cale
1946: Ingram Cecil Connor a.k.a. Gram Parsons
1947: Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
1947: Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield)
1965: Johnny Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls)
1965: The Beatles played their last ever show in their hometown of Liverpool.
1969: The Rolling Stones released their ‘Let It Bleed‘ album.
1975: Space Waltz played a concert at Regent Theatre, Dunedin. I was there and met them after the show. Alastair Riddell gave me one of his guitar strings.
1977: Death of saxophonist, Roland Kirk [aged 42].
2019: Death of New Zealand singer / saxophonist, Rick Bryant, of Mammal, Rough Justice, Blerta, The Neighbours, Jive Bombers, Windy City Strugglers, etc. [aged 71].
The best album by The Stones? ‘Let It Bleed’ was released 50 years ago!!
Happy 54th Birthday to Johnny Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls. He wrote the song “Iris”, which was released in 1998 ~ coincidentally, the same year as Iris, our first daughter was born. (We had already decided her name, before the song was released).