Sunday, May 11, 2014

May 11, 2014

STEVIE NICKS...The Other Side Of The Mirror  (1989)
The Other Side Of The Mirror was released 25 years ago today in 1989.  It reached number 10 on the U.S. Billboard album charts
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)

Eric Burdon of The Animals is 73; Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band is 67;

1967 Cream begin recording session for what would be Disraeli Gears in New York City
1970 Woodstock, the triple disc album with music from the festival, is released
1972 On the "Dick Cavett Show" John Lennon claims the US government is spying on him and trying to boot him out of the country, a claim which turned out to be true
1981 Legendary reggae artist Bob Marley died in a Miami hospital at age 36
1990 Ritchie Valens is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1995 Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas, the late blues guitarist’s hometown. All five played with the guitarist at his last concert on August 26, 1990, before his death in a helicopter crash
2003 Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience is found dead in his home in County Cork, Ireland, at the age of 57
2008 John Rutsey, formerly of Rush, dies from a diabetes-related heart attack in his sleep at the age of 55
2011 The 3 surviving members of Pink Floyd perform together for the first time since 2005 at  Roger Waters' concert at the O2 arena in London
2014 Ed Gagliardi, original bassist for Foreigner, passed away after an 8 year battle with cancer.  Gagliardi was 62

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