1935: Doc Pomus
1944: Bruce Johnson (The Beach Boys)
1958: Lisa Germano
1961: Margo Timmins (The Cowboy Junkies)
1970: Laurence Colbert (Ride)
1966: Frank Zappa released his first album, ‘Freak Out!’, with The Mothers of Invention. It was the first double LP debut in the history of rock and also one of the first concept albums.
1885: Chichester Bell & Charles Tainter applied for a patent on their invention, the gramophone.
1968: Elvis Presley was filmed and recorded live, for his famed comeback special.
1970: Led Zeppelin, The Byrds & Jefferson Airplane appeared at Bath Festival, England (tickets £1).
1980: John Bonham collapsed on stage during a Led Zeppelin gig in Nuremberg, West Germany.
1991: Motorhead scored their only UK No.1 album with ‘No Sleep Til Hammersmith’.
1994: Aerosmith became the first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet.
2002: Death of bassist / singer / songwriter, John Entwistle of The Who [aged 57].
2014: Death of singer / songwriter, Bobby Womack [aged 70].
2015: Death of bassist / singer / songwriter, Chris Squire of Yes [aged 67].
2017: Death of guitarist, Dave Rosser of Afghan Whigs [aged 50].
2018: Death of bassist / guitarist / singer / songwriter, Steve Soto of Adolescents, Agent Orange & Legal Weapon [aged 54].
2020: Death of guitarist, Pete Carr of Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section [aged 70].
John Entwistle, The Ox ~ 18 years gone. He was easily one of the greatest bassists of all time… we sure miss ya, John! “My Generation” was originally recorded by The Who 54 years ago! The bass playing for the time was totally unheard of ~ and still sounds phenomenal today!
Sadly and coincidentally, Chris Squire of Yes ~ who greatly admired Entwistle as a bass player ~ also died on 27 June, 13 years later. As Chris was my favourite musician, I have devoted an entire page to him, which follows soon, oh soon…