1944: Diane Earle a.k.a. Diana Ross
1948: Steven Tallarico a.k.a. Steve Tyler (Aerosmith)
1948: Richard Tandy (Electric Light Orchestra)
1949: Fran Sheehan (Boston)
1968: James Iha (The Smashing Pumpkins / A Perfect Circle)
1827: Death of Ludwig Van Beethoven [aged 56].
1965: It was announced that Jeff Beck would replace Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds.
1975: The film ‘Tommy’ premiered in London. The movie was based on the rock opera by The Who.
1976: Thin Lizzy released their ‘Jailbreak’ LP.
1986: Roy Harper played a concert at His Majesty’s Theatre, Auckland Auckland ~ I was there!
1993: Metallica played a concert at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland ~ I was there!
1994: Soundgarden entered the US album chart at No.1 with ‘Superunknown’.
2000: Santana started a 2-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Supernatural’.
2002: Death of drummer, Randy Castillo of Ozzy Osbourne band [aged 51].
2005: Death of drummer, Paul Hester of Crowded House / Split Enz [aged 46].
2006: Death of guitarist, Pete Wells of Rose Tattoo [aged 58].
2015: Death of guitarist, John Renbourn of Pentangle [aged 70].
2019: Death of singer, “Ranking Roger” Charlery of The Beat [aged 56].
Happy Birthday to Steve Tyler of Aerosmith ~ he’s 72 today!!! Steven is such a great singer, with a very distinctive voice and a true showman on stage. Here’s one of the best from the good ol’ days… originally on the ‘Get Your Wings‘ LP, this is “Seasons of Wither”.