1943: Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
1947: Wilco Johnson (Dr. Feelgood)
1950: Eric Carr (Kiss)
1962: Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum)
1954: 19-year-old Elvis Presley signed a recording contract with Sun Records. He also gave in his notice at his day job at The Crown Electric Company.
1962: The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee, London (with Dick Taylor on bass & Mick Avory on drums ~ no photo available of those two guys).
1979: Ian Paice joined Whitesnake.
1995: Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman & Alan White met in L.A. to re-group as Yes.
1996: Death of keyboard player, Jonathan Melvoin of The Smashing Pumpkins [aged 34].
2017: Death of South African guitarist / singer, Ray Phiri [aged 70]. The jazz / reggae musician was best known for his work on Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ & ‘Rhythm of the Saints’ albums and tours.
Happy Birthday to wonderful singer / songwriter / musician, Christine McVie, of Fleetwood Mac. She has been part of the band (on and off) since the late ‘60s and today she turns 76. Here’s one of her classic Mac songs from over 40 years ago…