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If former Bob Seger backup player and a founding member of the Eagles Glenn Frey was still with us, he would have had 70 candles on his birthday cake today. Over the years, Glenn had suffered from some intestinal disorders. The Eagles were set for the Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 6, 2015 but they […]

Peter Green has 72 candles on his birthday cake today. Peter was a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, and in the early days, the band was many times referred to as "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac". He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work with the group, Green's […]

It was four years ago today that the music world lost a founding member of and the bassist and lead vocalist for Cream, Jack Bruce. There have been many things said about Jack. In The Sunday Times in 2008, Dan Cairns had suggested: "many consider him to be one of the greatest bass players of […]

Today we are remembering the late Sandy West, a founding member of and the drummer for The Runaways. We lost Sandy 12 years ago today on Oct. 21, 2006. It was Sandy who approached producer Kim Fowley with the idea of an all girl real Rock and Roll band. Fowley gave her Joan Jett's phone […]

If he were still with us, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, would have turned 73 years old today. Ron grew up listening to his father's collection of records and taught himself how to play harmonica and piano. He began spending time around coffeehouses and music stores, and worked […]

Roger Waters is celebrating his 75th birthday today. Roger was a founding member of Pink Floyd. Waters initially served as the group's bassist and co-lead vocalist, but following the departure of Syd Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist and conceptual leader. Pink Floyd achieved international success with the albums "The Dark Side of […]

3rd Sept 2010, Mike Edwards a founding member of ELO was killed in a freak accident when a giant bale of hay tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van. The 62 year-old cellist died after the 600 kg (1,323 lb) bale rolled down a steep field in Devon, southern England, smashed through a […]

Metallica’s lead vocalist and founding member James Hetfield has 55 candles on his birthday cake today. When James was young, his parents were very strict Christian Scientists, and in accordance with their beliefs, strongly disapproved of medicine or any other medical treatment and remained loyal to their faith even as Jame’s younger sister Cynthia was […]

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood has 71 candles on his birthday cake today. For all of the different versions of Fleetwood Mac that there have been, Mick is the only constant member of the band. Which Fleetwood Mac do you prefer? […]

Brian Jones, who was a founding member of The Rolling Stones, made the formal announcement that he was leaving the band on June 8th, 1969. His reason for leaving was that he “no longer see(s) eye to eye (with the group about) the discs we are cutting.” In reality, the band had already fired / […]


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