2003 – Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the ’60s and ’70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” and We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Herman’s Hermits’ “I’m Into Something Good,” Donovan’s “Mellow Yellow,” and Lulu’s “To […]
1997 – A memorial service is held for Michael Hutchence in Sydney. Attending are his band INXS, his girlfriend Paula Yates, his former girlfriend Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Jason Donovan, Tom Jones, and Midnight Oil. The service is interrupted when a man tries to jump from the balcony of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, crying, “He’s […]
1992 – Simple Minds lead singer Jim Kerr marries British actress Patsy Kensit in London. The actress was previously married to Big Audio Dynamite ex-keyboardist Dan Donovan. Kerr ended a six-year marriage to Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde in
1969 – A car crash takes the lives of Fairport Convention drummer Martin Lamble and Jeanne “Genie the Taylor” Franklin. Franklin was a clothes designer for, among others, Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, and Jimi Hendrix.
1969 – a launch party was held for Mary Hopkin at the Post Office Tower in London, guests included Jimi Hendrix, Donovan and Paul McCartney with his new girlfriend Linda Eastman.
1967 – appearing at this years UK Reading festival, The Small Faces, The Move, Marmalade, Paul Jones, Pink Floyd, Amen Corner, Donovan, Zoot Money, Cream, Jeff Beck, John Mayall, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. An advance 3 day ticket cost £2. Arthur Brown’s trademark flaming helmet burnt out of […]
1966 – At No. 1 today is Donovan with “Sunshine Superman.” This day in rock history!
1965 – “Mellow Yellow” Donovan makes his U.S. television debut on the “Shindig” musical variety show. Shindig hosts two of England’s new singing sensations, Donovan and the Hollies. They Call ‘Mellow Yellow’… yeah
1965 – Donovan debuts on UK chart with Catch the Wind. Lyrics: In the chilly hours and minutes, Of uncertainty, I want to be, In the warm hold of your loving mind. To feel you all around me, And to take your hand, along the sand, Ah, but I may as well try and catch […]
1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London. Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him […]