1917: Vera Lynn
1937: Jerry Reed
1949: Jimmie Vaughan (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1950: Carl Palmer (Atomic Rooster / Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Asia)
1953: Kristy Wallace a.k.a. Poison Ivy (The Cramps)
1961: James McDonnell a.k.a. Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats)
1969: John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. They spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam, campaigning for an international “Bed-In” for peace.
1970: David and Angela Bowie were married in London. They divorced in 1980.
1976: Vincent Furnier a.k.a. Alice Cooper married 19-year-old Sheryl Goddard. They are still married.
1977: T Rex played their final ever gig at The Locarno in Portsmouth, England.
2015: Death of drummer, A.J. Pero of Twisted Sister (aged 55).
2018: Death of bassist, Peter “Mars” Cowling of Pat Travers Band (aged 72).
2020: Death of singer / songwriter / bassist / photographer, Kenny Rogers (aged 81).
Happy Birthday to Carl Palmer ~ he’s 70 today, still as fit as a fiddle and a phenomenal drummer! This is also a tribute to Carl’s former bandmates in ELP, both of whom sadly passed away in 2016 ~ the maestros Keith Emerson, (11th March) and Greg Lake (7th December). You will see above, that 20th March is also a popular day for rock weddings…