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20th Oct 1977, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines from Lynyrd Skynyrd were all killed along with manager Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a densely wooded thicket in the middle of a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi. The crash seriously injured the rest of the band […]

We have to wish a very happy birthday to Steve Cropper, also known as Steve "The Colonel" Cropper. He is best known as the guitarist of the Stax Records house band, Booker T & The MGs, and has backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor, also […]

Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen turns 55 years old today. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that, “Yngwie Malmsteen is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the ’80s.” Malmsteen was born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerb├Ąck in Stockholm, Sweden, the third child of a musically-talented family. Malmsteen has stated that Jimi Hendrix had […]

Happy birthday to Steve Winwood, born on 12th May 1948, who with the Spencer Davis Group had the 1966 UK No.1 single ‘Keep On Running’, with Traffic the 1967 UK No.2 single ‘Hole In My Shoe’, Blind Faith, (with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech), 1969 UK & US No.1 album. Winwood played Hammond […]

Steve Winwood turns 70 years old today. While he was still a pupil at the Great Barr School, Steve was a part of the Birmingham rhythm and blues scene, playing the Hammond B-3 organ and guitar, backing blues singers such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Sonny Boy Williamson […]

The Steve Miller Band released their ninth LP “Fly Like an Eagle” on May 15, 1976. The album was by Capitol Records in North America and Mercury Records in Europe. The album was a success, spawning three singles: the title track, “Take the Money and Run” and “Rock’n Me”, and eventually receiving quadruple platinum certification […]

Happy birthday to Steve Harley, born on 27th February 1951, English singer and songwriter Steve Harley best known as the frontman with Cockney Rebel who had the 1975 UK No.1 single ‘Make Me Smile, (Come Up And See Me’) as well as hits with ‘Mr Soft’ and ‘Judy Teen’. Harley has released over five solo […]

22nd February 1975, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel had their only UK No.1 single with ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me). Singer Steve Harley said the lyrics were vindictively directed at the former band members, whom he felt had abandoned him. Read it here

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry is celebrating his 69th birthday today. Perry at one point had a band call “Alien Project”. When Richard Michaels, the bassist for the band was killed in a car accident, Steve almost gave up on music. He returned home decided not to continue his singing career, but at the urging […]


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