1949: Sid McGinnis (CBS Orchestra: David Letterman Band / Peter Gabriel / David Bowie / Paul Simon, etc.)
1960: Richard Jobson (The Skids)
1964: Matthew Sweet
1966: Tommy Stinson (The Replacements)
1982: William Pierce (Arcade Fire)
1967: Jimi Hendrix jammed with Stevie Wonder at a recording session for BBC Radio.
1969: For the first time in Beatles history, a George Harrison composed song appeared as the A Side of their new single, “Something” / “Come Together”.
1973: ‘Sladest’ by Slade started a 3-week run at the top of the UK album charts.
1974: King Crimson released their album, ‘Red’.
1978: Death of Johnny O’Keefe [aged 43].
1979: Fleetwood Mac released their album, ‘Tusk’.
1984: David Bowie scored his sixth UK No.1 album with ‘Tonight’.
2017: Death of soul singer / songwriter, Walter “Bunny” Sigler [aged 76].
2019: Death of bassist, Larry Junstrom of Lynyrd Skynyrd & 38 Special [aged 70].
2019: Death of drummer, Peter “Ginger” Baker of Cream, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Baker Gurvitz Army, Hawkwind, Public Image Ltd., Atomic Rooster, Masters of Reality, Bruce-Baker-Moore, Ginger Baker Trio [aged 80].
50 years ago, one of the most beautiful songs ever written was released as a single by The Beatles ~ “Something”. The George Harrison penned song never fails to make me feel good… when he plays that lead guitar break it is spine-tingling, every time!
Also capturing the other Beatles and their partners, this video features footage of George with Pattie Boyd, whom he wrote the song about and married. As if that wasn’t enough, Eric Clapton (whom she later married) also wrote “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight” about Pattie too!