MICK JAGGER of The Rolling Stones/SuperHeavy
ROGER TAYLOR of Queen
In 1968, on Mick Jagger’s 25th birthday, London Records objected strenuously to the graffiti-scrawled, sleazy restroom wall cover of The Rolling Stones’ Beggar’s Banquet album and postponed the release date until it was suitably altered.
In 1979, The “newest selling tool for rock” was the promotional video proclaimed an article in Rolling Stone magazine that cited “Boys Keep Swinging” by David Bowie and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
In 1980, on Mick Jagger’s 37th birthday, The Rolling Stones started a seven-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Emotional Rescue, their eighth US #1.
In 1986, Peter Gabriel went to #1 on the US singles chart with “Sledgehammer.”
In 1990, Brent Mydland, Grateful Dead’s longest-tenured keyboard player, died of a drug overdose at age 37 in Lafayette, California.
In 2013, JJ Cale died of a heart attack at the age of 74. Eric Clapton helped make Cale famous by covering two of his songs, “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” and the two also made a Grammy-winning album together.
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