1944: Ric Ocasek (The Cars)
1946: Michael Nyman
1953: Yvette Marie Stevens a.k.a. Chaka Khan
1967: John Stohm (The Lemonheads)
1968: Damon Albarn (Blur)
1961: Elvis Presley set a new UK chart record with three consecutive No. 1 singles: “It’s Now or Never”, “Are You Lonesome Tonight” & “Wooden Heart”.
1973: Roxy Music released their second album, ‘For Your Pleasure’.
1985: Former Creedence Clearwater Revival front man John Fogerty went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Centerfield’.
1997: Death of keyboard player, Craig Scott of Elastica & The Dylans.
2006: Death of singer / percussionist, Pio Leyva of Buena Vista Social Club [aged 88].
2008: The ROCK2WGTN concert, featuring Whitesnake & Ozzy Osbourne was held in Wellington ~ I was there!
Rest in Peace, Ric Ocasek. The singer / guitarist and principle songwriter for The Cars would have been 76 today. He passed away on 15 September, 2019. Here’s one of the great songs from their debut LP, which was a big hit, back in 1978!