2021 – The 80-year-old former Beatles drummer has been spending the Covid-19 lockdown recording music, painting and keeping fit at the Los Angeles home he shares with his wife, former Bond girl Barbara Bach, 73, but he’s ready to play some shows with his All Star Band now. Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Ringo […]
2020 – Paul McCartney credits Jeff Lynne for getting him to ask Ringo Starr to appear on ‘Flaming Pie’
2020 – The Beatles legend collaborated with his former bandmate on his 1997 solo album after the Electric Light Orchestra musician – who performed on and produced the record after previously contributing to ‘Beatles Anthology’ – suggested he got in touch. As quoted by The Sun newspaper, Paul said: “I’d been saying to Ringo for […]
2020 – Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for Canadian rock band Rush, died from brain cancer aged 67. Placed at No.4 in Rolling Stone’s list of all-time greatest drummers, Peart was well-known for his technical proficiency and animated live performances. Neil Ellwood Peart OC (/pɪərt/; September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020) was a Canadian […]
2019 – Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer and co-founder of rock band Cream died at the age of 80. The drummer co-founded Cream in 1966 with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. The band released four albums before splitting in 1968, after which he formed the short-lived band Blind Faith with Clapton, Steve Winwood and Ric […]
2018 – Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 58 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. His family, bandmates and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending. MR. BIG, formed in 1988, produced numerous hit songs that ranged across a wide […]
2016 – Craig Gill, drummer of the Inspiral Carpets, died at the age of 44. Gill was one of the founding members of the group who scored the hits ‘Joe’, ‘This Is How It Feels’, ‘She Comes In The Fall’, ‘Dragging Me Down’ and ‘Saturn 5’. Gill, who was a DJ at The Hacienda nightclub […]
2016 – The Beatles: The latest edition of Guinness World Records said that Ringo Starr’s copy of The Beatles’ White Album
2016 – The Beatles: The latest edition of Guinness World Records said that Ringo Starr’s copy of The Beatles’ White Album was officially the most expensive LP ever sold at auction. Guinness confirmed that a December 2015 sale at Julien’s Auction House set a new high for album prices when the first-edition copy with the […]
2015 – Phil Taylor better known as “Philthy Animal” Taylor and drummer with Motorhead died aged 61. He was in the classic mark IV Motörhead line-up of Lemmy, Taylor, and Fast Eddie Clarke who recorded ten studio albums and the live album No Sleep ’til Hammersmith.
2015 – Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded not guilty to breaching the conditions of his current home detention by drinking alcohol. Rudd had been under house detention since being sentenced for drug possession and making threats to kill in July of this year. The 61-year-old could face further sanctions, including jail time, if the […]
2013 – English drummer and percussionist Richard Coughlan died age 66. He was one of the founding members of Caravan in 1968 and remained with the band until his death. Caravan who were signed to Decca Records, blended psychedelic rock, jazz and classical influences to create a distinctive progressive rock sound.
2013 – Alex Van Halen sues his ex on This Day in Rock Music History! Alex and Kelly Van Halen divorced over 20 years ago, yet Kelly has kept Van Halen as her surname. Now the company that controls the group’s name is suing her for trademark infringement. Kelly Van Halen (originally Carter) has named […]
2013 – Jon Brookes, The Charlatans drummer has died age 44 on This Day in Rock Music History! Jon Brookes had been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor since 2010, and had received several operations. Brookes suffered a seizure on tour with the band today and passed away. Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess tweeted that the […]