2004 – Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer. He is
1978 – Van Halen opens its first tour at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. The group’s contract specifies that M&Ms be provided to the group during the stint with the brown candies removed. Part of this first tour was to open up for Black Sabbath in several locations. Van Halen is an American hard rock […]
1948 – Born on this day, Danny Seraphine, drums, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single ‘If You Leave Me Now’). Daniel Peter “Danny” Seraphine (born August 28, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an American drummer, record producer, theatrical producer and film producer, best known for being the original drummer and founding member of […]
1947 – Dennis DeYoung of Styx is born in Chicago on This Day in Rock Music History! Dennis DeYoung was the lead vocalist, keyboardist, accordion player, producer, writer and creative force for the band Styx, and many of their hits. In fact, DeYoung was the band’s primary hit writer and singer, writing and singing […]
1946 – Born on this day, Lee Loughnane, trumpet, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single ‘If You Leave Me Now’).
1944 – Born on this day, Peter Cetera, singer, Chicago (1976 US & UK No.1 single ‘If You Leave Me Now’), solo (1986 US No.1 & UK No.3 single ‘Glory Of Love’). Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitar player and producer best known for […]