1945: Kevin Godley (10cc / Godley & Creme)
1949: David Hope (Kansas)
1951: John Mellencamp
1964: Samantha “Sam” Brown
1967: Toni Braxton
1968: Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
1966: Death of Frederick Heath a.k.a. Johnny Kidd [aged 26].
1977: Steve Hackett announced that he had quit Genesis.
1982: Supertramp released their seventh album, ‘Famous Last Words…’ It was the last Supertramp LP to feature singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist, Roger Hodgson.
1992: L7 played a concert at The Powerstation, Auckland. I was there!
2010: Death of guitarist / singer / songwriter / sound engineer / producer, Ian Morris of Th’ Dudes [aged 53].
2012: Rick Wakeman performed a concert at Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland. I was there and met Rick after the show.
2015: Death of Gail Zappa [aged 70].
We’ll always miss ya, Dude! Nine years ago we lost very talented New Zealand musician, Ian Morris. He was a founding member of Th’ Dudes, one of the best rock bands this country has had. Virtually all of their songs were co-written by Ian with Dave Dobbyn, including the hits, “Right First Time”, “Bliss”, “That Look in Your Eyes” and this one, below…
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