Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 13, 2014

THIN LIZZY...Black Rose: A Rock Legend  (1979)
Black Rose: A Rock Legend was released 35 years ago in April 1979.  It reached number 81 on the U.S. Billboard album charts
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)

Jack Casady formerly with Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship is 70; Max Weinberg of the E Street Band is 63; Jimmy Destri formerly with Blondie is 60; Joey Mazzola of Sponge is 53; Lisa Umbarger formerly with the Toadies is 49; Marc Ford formerly with the Black Crowes is 48; Aaron Lewis of Staind is 42;

1945 Lowell George of Little Feat was born in Hollywood, California. George died in 1979 of a massive heart attack
1962 Hillel Slovak of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is born in Haifa, Israel. Slovak died in 1988 at the age of 26 of a heroin overdose
1965 The Beatles win a Grammy for Best New Artist
1967 The Rolling Stones perform in Warsaw, Poland, their first performance behind the Iron Curtain
1979 David Lee Roth of Van Halen collapses on stage in Spokane, Washington due to exhaustion
1987 Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac is released
1999 Echo by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers is released
2009 Music producer Phil Spector was found guilty by a Los Angeles jury of second-degree murder in the shooting of actress Lana Clarkson. He was later sentenced to 19 years to life in prison
2010 Emotion And Commotion by Jeff Beck is released
2013  Chi Cheng of the Deftones dies at the age of 42.  Cheng had been in a  in a semi-conscious state since a 2008 car accident

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