1942: John Cale (The Velvet Underground)
1944: Trevor Burton (The Move)
1945: Robin Trower
1945: Robert Calvert (Hawkwind)
1946: Jim Cregan (Family / Cockney Rebel)
1947: Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band)
2004: Tom Jones [aged 63] was banned from wearing tight leather pants by his son / manager Mark Jones.
2007: Death of Brad Delp, singer for the rock group, Boston [aged 55].
2016: Death of singer / songwriter, Jon English [aged 66].
2018: Death of art director and designer, Gary Burden [aged 84]. Gary conceived images for Neil Young’s ‘After the Gold Rush’ & ‘On the Beach’, The Doors’ ‘Morrison Hotel’, Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ & many more.
Also, Happy 77th Birthday to Mr. John Cale! A founding member of legendary group, The Velvet Underground, the Welsh singer / songwriter plays viola, guitar, bass, piano and all manner of keyboards. He was only with the Velvets from 1965 to 1968, but in that time, they changed music as we know it. (Cale has released over 30 albums since). Here’s a number he contributed to greatly with VU…