1943: Roberta Anderson a.k.a. Joni Mitchell
1964: Liam O’Maonlai (The Hothouse Flowers)
1967: Sharleen Spiteri (Texas)
1996: Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor a.k.a. Lorde
1967: Reg Dwight (Elton John) and his song writing partner, Bernie Taupin signed to DJM publishing.
1981: Ozzy Osbourne released his second album, ‘Diary of a Madman’. It was also the second Ozzy album to feature guitarist, Randy Rhoads, who was tragically killed in a plane crash on the tour that followed.
1983: Yes released ‘90125′.
1985: Yes released ‘9012LIVE: The Solos’.
2014: Pink Floyd released their fifteenth and final studio album, ‘The Endless River’.
2014: Death of bassist, Rick Rosas [aged 65]. He had played for Neil Young, CSNY, Buffalo Springfield, Jerry Lee Lewis, Etta James and more.
2017: Death of drummer, Pentti “Whitey” Glan [aged 71]. “Whitey” was best known for his work in the 1970s with Lou Reed & Alice Cooper, including ‘Rock N Roll Animal’ and ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’.
2017: Death of musician / composer / arranger / conductor, Paul Buckmaster [aged 71]. Paul was involved in many legendary recordings, including sessions with David Bowie, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Leonard Cohen and lots more.
2016: Death of singer / songwriter / poet, Leonard Cohen [aged 82].
A Very Happy Birthday to Joni Mitchell! Mid-2015, Joni tragically suffered a brain aneurism and is reportedly, slowly recovering. We can all celebrate that the brilliant Canadian singer / songwriter / artist has made it to 76 and wish her many happy, productive years ahead!