1933: Quincy Jones
1943: Jim Pons (The Turtles / Frank Zappa Band)
1965: Billy Sherwood (Yes / Conspiracy / Circa)
1980: Def Leppard released their debut album, ‘On Through the Night’.
1982: Metallica played their first gig, at Radio City club in Anaheim.
1984: Rainbow played their final concert, prior to Deep Purple reforming with Ritchie Blackmore.
1986: Frank Zappa appeared on ‘Miami Vice’ as a crime boss, named “Mr. Frankie”.
1991: Death of blues singer / songwriter, Jerome Felder a.k.a. Doc Pomus.
Happy Birthday to the very talented Billy Sherwood of Yes — he’s 54 today! Billy has been associated with Yes since the early ’90s and he was the only person considered for the bassist position in the band, after the legendary Chris Squire died in 2015. He has also helmed Conspiracy, Circa and numerous other projects, playing guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and taking care of production duties. Here is a fantastic Yes Medley, performed live with Alan White, Tony Kaye & Jimmy Haun. Rock on, Billy!