1949: Andy Scott (Sweet)
1951: Stanley Clarke
1967: Peter Camell (The La’s)
1968: Philip Anselmo (Pantera)
1969: Noel Redding quit The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
1991: Motorhead played a concert at Auckland Town Hall ~ I was there!
2001: Death of guitarist, Chet Atkins [aged 77].
Happy Birthday to Andy Scott, the highly under-rated guitarist / singer / songwriter with Sweet, since 1970. He’s a fantastic musician ~ and don’t let anyone try and tell you otherwise. Not only that, but he’s a top bloke! I have met Andy and had the pleasure of catching Sweet live several times ~ including the classic Connolly / Priest / Scott / Tucker line-up in 1975. Happy 71st, Andy!
Here’s a ripper Sweet number that Andy wrote for their first proper album, ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’.