1912: Sam “Lightnin'” Hopkins
1933: Mike Stoller
1953: Rustee Allen (Sly & The Family Stone / Robin Trower Band)
1959: Greg Norton (Husker Du)
1960: Adam Clayton (U2)
1965: Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band were recorded live in concert, which resulted in their legendary double live album, ‘At Fillmore East’. Some recordings were also used from the previous night’s performance.
1977: Iggy Pop & David Bowie kicked off a 22-date tour at Le Plateau Theatre, Montreal.
1988: Roy Buchanan played a concert at Auckland Town Hall – I was there!
2015: Death of Daevid Allen of Gong [aged 77].
2016: Death of keyboard player, Nik Green, best known for his work with Blue Murder.
2017: Death of music producer, Tommy LiPuma [aged 80].
4 years ago, singer / songwriter / guitarist / poet, Daevid Allen of Gong & Soft Machine passed away. The weird and wonderful Australian musician is best known for the psychedelic Radio Gnome Trilogy with Gong (1973’s ‘Flying Teapot’ and ‘Angel’s Egg’, and 1974’s ‘You’). Rest in Peace, cosmic leader.
42 years ago today, Iggy Pop & David Bowie kicked off a 22-date tour at Le Plateau Theatre, Montreal. Support band was Blondie. Iggy had released his debut solo album, ‘The Idiot’ just five days after this show, which marked his first project without The Stooges. Bowie played keyboards and sang backing vocals. Material performed included songs the pair had written together (“China Girl”, “Funtime”, “Sister Midnight”) and two that David had especially written for Iggy (“Tonight” & “Some Weird Sin”). The rest of the set comprised of Iggy and Stooges numbers.