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Happy birthday to Chris Rea, born on 4th March 1951, British rock and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, who had the 1989 UK No.10 single 'The Road To Hell'. His 1989 UK No.1 album Road To Hell spent 76 weeks on the chart. In America he is best known for the 1978 hit song 'Fool (If […]

Happy birthday to Alice Cooper, born on 4th February 1948, who formed the Earwigs, and then the Alice Cooper Band, who had the 1972 UK No.1 & US No.7 single 'School's Out', the 1972 hit 'Elected' and the 1973 US & UK No.1 album Billion Dollar Babies. Cooper's live shows featured guillotines, electric chairs, fake […]

Happy birthday to Graham Nash, born on 2nd February 1942, British-American singer-songwriter , known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of The Hollies and supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. Nash initially met both David Crosby and Stephen Stills in 1966 during a Hollies US tour. CSN's scored the […]

Happy birthday to Phil Collins, Born on this day 30 January 1951. Drummer, singer, songwriter who was a member of Genesis who had the 1986 US No.1 'Invisible Touch', 1992 UK No.7 single 'I Can't Dance' plus six UK No.1 albums. As a solo artist had the 1988 UK & US No.1 single 'A Groovy […]

Happy birthday to Nick Mason born on 27th January 1944 drums, percussion and tape effects, Pink Floyd. Nick is the only member of the band to play on every album since the band's formation in 1965. He studied architecture at London's Regent Street Polytechnic, where he teamed up with fellow students Roger Waters, Rado 'Bob' […]

Happy birthday to Eddie Van Halen, born on 26th January 1955, Dutch guitarist with Van Halen who had the 1984 US No.1 & UK No. 7 single 'Jump'. His guitar solo in the track 'Eruption' was voted No.2 on Guitar World magazine's readers poll of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos. Halen also played the guitar […]

Happy birthday to Dave Grohl, born on 14th January 1969, American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer. At the age of seventeen, Grohl joined Scream, he was the longest serving drummer with Nirvana and the frontman and founder of the Foo Fighters and is the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. In […]

Happy birthday to Rod Stewart, born on 10th January 1945, singer, songwriter with The Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket, Shotgun Express, Jeff Beck Group, The Faces (UK No.6 & US No.17 single 'Stay With Me'). Solo, (1971 UK & US No.1 single 'Maggie May', plus five other UK No.1's & over 35 Top 40 hits). His […]

Happy New Year! Work on our next The Day I Was There book is already underway, and it's about Prince. If you saw the Purple One in concert, we'd love to hear your memories at iwasatthatgig@gmail.com. We're interested in how you discovered his music, where and when you saw him, how old you were, who […]

Happy birthday to John Paul Jones, born on 3rd January 1946, bass, keyboards, producer with Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single Whole Lotta Love. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven, has sold over 37 million copies. As a session player in the 1960s he […]


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