1941: Wilson Pickett
1952: Bernie Torme (Gillan / Ozzy Osbourne Band / Torme / Desperado / GMT)
1961: Grant Hart (Husker Du)
1963: Jeff LeBar (Cinderella)
1964: Courtney Pine
1966: Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
1967: Pink Floyd signed to EMI Records in the UK.
1976: The film ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ featuring David Bowie premiered in London.
1978: California Jam II Festival featuring Aerosmith & Santana drew a crowd of 250,000 people.
1996: The Sex Pistols announced their comeback in London, 20 years after they had split.
2001: Death of singer / songwriter / guitarist / arranger, John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas [aged 65].
2014: Death of Joe Lala, drummer for CSNY, Manassas, Allman Brothers, Joe Walsh, etc. [aged 66].
2017: Death of legendary rock ‘n’ roll guitarist / singer / songwriter, Chuck Berry [aged 90].
2020: Death of Mickey Atkins, keyboard player for Funkadelic & Parliament [aged 71].
44 years ago, this wonderfully weird movie hit the screens…
Happy 54th Birthday to Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains! He has kept the band going through thick and thin ~ good on him for doing that. Jerry can play some mean and heavy duty riffs, but also emotional acoustic numbers like this AiC classic…