2003 – Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson d… Read more

2003 – Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson d…

2003 – Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson dies at his East Dallas home after a yearlong fight with throat cancer. He is 64. Ronald F. “Ronnie” Dawson (born August 11, 1939 in Dallas, Texas — September 23, 2003, Dallas) was an American rockabilly musician, although he was more popular in the United Kingdom than the United […]

1998 – It is reported that a boat carrying Rolling… Read more

1998 – It is reported that a boat carrying Rolling…

1998 – It is reported that a boat carrying Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood burst into flames just days before the Brazilian leg of the band’s Bridges to Babylon tour. Wood is aboard a small pleasure craft exploring islands south of Rio de Janeiro when one of the boat’s engines catches fire. Nearby journalists rescue […]

1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd … Read more

1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd …

1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed when their rented plane crashes in a swamp near Gillsburg, Miss. 20 October 1977, 6:55 pm. While flying from Greenville, South Carolina to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s chartered Convair 240 aircraft crashed in a Mississippi swamp. The plane […]

1951 – Vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest is bor… Read more

1951 – Vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest is bor…

1951 – Vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest is born in Birmingham, England. Robert John Arthur Halford (born August 25, 1951) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Judas Priest. Halford has a three-and-a-half octave vocal range (D2-B5). He is one of the most respected […]