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THE YEAR IN ROCK - WEEK TWO

 

8th January

 

Born today was, in 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley


Robbie Krieger of The Doors in 1946


David Bowie - known as David Robert Jones to his Mum - in Brixton, London in 1947


In 1955, Mike Reno of Loverboy

 

Paul Hester of Crowded House in 1959


The Beatles album "Rubber Soul" becomes their 7th US Number 1
, in 1966

 

In 1974 KISS sign their first recording deal, with Casablanca Records

 

 

And RIP Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark, who died of a drug overdose at age 30 on this day in 1991

 

9th January

 

Happy birthdays go out to Jimmy Page (Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin), born in London in 1944

 

 

David Johanson (New York Dolls, Buster Poindexter), born in 1950


Cassie Gaines, backing vocalist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, born in 1948


Steve McRay of .38 Special, born in 1950

 

Eric Erlandson of Hole, born 1963

 

Dave Matthews, of his band, 1967

 

10th January

 

Record producer Jerry Wexler, was born on this day in 1917


Also with birthdays today - Rod Stewart, born in Highgate, London in 1945

 

Aynsley Dunbar, drummer with John Mayall, Jefferson Starship, Journey, Whitesnake andd more, born 1946

 

Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers, born 1948

 

Donald Fagen of Steely Dan (named after a lady's pleasure device, no less!), born 1948

 

Born in 1953 was Patrcia Andrejewski - who you may know better as Pat Benatar

 

In 1958, American singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin

 

In 1959, Curt Kirkwood from Nirvana favourites The Meat Puppets


Martin Turner 0f Wishbone Ash in 1945

 

Neal Smith from the original Alice Cooper Band born in 1946

 

 

And the one and only Michael "Mad Mickey" Schenker from The Scorpions, UFO, MSG and more, born in Sarstedt, Germany on this day in 1955


11th January

 

On this day in 1895 Laurens Hammond was born. He went on to invent the Hammond organ

 

In 1942, Clarence Clemons was born, later to become a member of The E Street Band

 

In 1943, Tony Kaye of Yes joined us

 

In 1958, Vicky Peterson of The Bangles did likewise

 

 

And on January 11, 1992, Nirvana’s Nevermind hit the US #1 spot

 

12th January

 

Happy birthday today to Long John Baldry, born in 1941

 

Cynthia Robinson from Sly and the Family Stone, born 1946

 

Per Gessle of recently reformed Roxette, born 1959 (He's the one on the left...)

 

 

and in 1960, Charlie Gillingham from Counting Crows

 

13th January

 

Birthdays today for Trevor Rabin of Yes, born 1955

 

Suggs (Graham McPherson), singer for Madness, born 1961


And on January 13, 1985, Foreigner topped the UK charts with 'I Want To Know What Love Is'

 

 

14th January

 

Birthday celebrations today for T-Bone Burnett, born 1948

 

Cas Smith (or Cathal Smyth to his Ma) of Madness, born 1959

 

Geoff Tate of the mighty Queensryche, also born 1959

 

Mike Tramp of White Lion, born 1961

 

Dave Grohl of Nirvana and The Foo Fighters, born 1969

 

 

And on this day in 1978, The Sex Pistols play their last show for 18 years, at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom

THE YEAR IN ROCK - WEEK 1

 

THE YEAR IN ROCK - WEEK 3

 

 

Shane Pinnegar