1940: Solomon Burke
1943: Viv Stanshell (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
1945: Rosemary Stone (Sly & The Family Stone)
1949: Edward Mahoney a.k.a. Eddie Money
1950: Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
1951: Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos)
1967: Keith “Keeti” Palmer a.k.a. Maxi (The Prodigy)
1977: AC/DC released their fourth album, ‘Let There Be Rock’.
1987: U2 scored their 3rd UK No.1 album with ‘The Joshua Tree’. It stayed on the charts for 156 weeks.
1991: Death of Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender, designer / founder of Fender guitars [aged 81].
1994: Yes released their album, ‘Talk’.
1994: Bruce Springsteen won an Oscar for the song “Streets of Philadelphia”.
1996: John Squire quit The Stone Roses.
2002: Death of drummer / singer, John “Speedy” Keen of Thunderclap Newman [aged 57].
2009: The Who played a concert at North Harbour Stadium, Auckland ~ I was there!
2013: Neil Young & Crazy Horse played a concert at Vector Arena, Auckland ~ I was there!
Happy 70th Birthday to Roger Hodgson, a wonderful musician ~ songwriter, singer, guitarist, keyboard player, bassist… I saw him live at Taupo in 2019 and nine years earlier in Auckland ~ both were magical performances. I got to meet Roger that night in 2010 too and I can confirm that the Supertramp guy is a super nice guy! A founding member of Supertramp, Roger was with the band from 1969 to 1983 and was responsible for most of their best known songs. This brilliant piece is one of my favourites…