1930: Ornette Coleman
1946: Paul Atkinson (The Zombies)
1953: Billy Sheehan (Talas / David Lee Roth Band / Mr. Big / Niacin)
1959: Terry Hall (The Specials / Fun Boy Three)
1971: Jack Bessant (Reef)
1975: Brann Dailor (Mastodon / Lethargy)
1971: Yes released their third LP, ‘The Yes Album’.
1971: T. Rex topped the UK singles chart with “Hot Love”, their 1st of 4 UK No.1s.
1976: Death of guitarist, Paul Kossoff of Free [aged 25].
1982: Death of guitarist, Randy Rhoads of Quiet Riot / Ozzy Osbourne Band [aged 25].
1990: Death of singer, Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone [aged 24].
19th of March is a dangerous day for rock stars… we lost two brilliant guitarists, Paul Kossoff & Randy Rhoads, plus a very promising singer, Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone. The former and the latter were drug overdoses, while Randy was tragically killed in a plane crash, on tour with Ozzy. All three of them were only 25 years old or younger ~ a huge loss. Paul Kossoff was just 18 when he formed Free with Paul Rodgers, Andy Fraser & Simon Kirke. Between 1968 & 1973 they created some of the finest blues / rock to come out of England. Paul Kossoff wrenched so much soul and emotion out of his Les Paul Gibson and he has left a huge legacy in the world of guitar greats.