CHUCK NEGRON of Three Dog Night
NICK RHODES of Duran Duran
In 1969, After a visit from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts the previous day to discuss his ouster from The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones announced that he was leaving because he disapproved of the direction the band was taking.
In 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings went to #1 in the US with the song “Band On The Run.” McCartney later noted that George Harrison had unwittingly contributed the first line of one part of the song when he said, “If we ever get out of here” during one of the many Beatles’ business meetings.
In 1985, Tears For Fears started a two-week run at #1 in the US with “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” the group’s first US #1.
In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the Top 50 guitar songs of all time. The Top 5 were:
#5 “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones
#4 “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks
#3 “Crossroads” by Cream
#2 “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix
#1 “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry
In 2018, guitarist/singer Danny Kirwan, who made five albums with Fleetwood Mac between 1968 and 1972, died in London at the age of 68 from pneumonia.
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