Celebrating 28 April

Birthdays

1943 – The Fantastic Johnny C (Johnny Corley), soul singer

1943 – Jacques Dutronc, French singer/songwriter

1952 – Chuck Leavell, keyboardist, Allman Brothers Band

1953 – Kim Gordon, bassist, Sonic Youth

1955 – Eddie Jobson, keyboardist/violinist, Curved Air, Roxy Music

1968 – Howard Donald, singer, Take That

1973 – Bigg Gipp (Cameron Gipp), rapper

1993 – Tom Ogden, vocalist/guitarist, Blossoms

Died on this day

1980 – Tommy Caldwell, bassist, Marshall Tucker Band (born 1949)

1981 – Steve Currie, bassist, T. Rex (born 1947)

2015 – Jack Ely, guitarist, The Kingsmen (born 1943)

2020 – Bobby Lewis, rock and roll singer (born 1960)

And on this day in...

1968 – The musical Hair opened in New York City, getting the Age of Aquarius well and truly underway

1969 – Chicago (then called Chicago Transit Authority) released their debut album. Record 1 side 1 was - and still is -  just astounding