On this day (Aug. 27, 1990) we lost blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Vaughan died in a helicopter crash at the age of 35. He had just performed a concert with Eric Clapton at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin.
Happy Birthday today (Aug. 25) to a bunch of heavy hitters in the world of rock. 'The Metal God' Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 66. Also celebrating is Kiss’ Gene Simmons (68) and Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell (55).
Happy Birthday today (Aug. 24) to John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax). He’s 54. Other rockers celebrating include former Heart drummer Mike Derosier (66), drummer Jim Fox from The James Gang (70), and we remember Molly Hatchet’s Danny Joe Brown who would have been 66.
Happy Birthday today (Aug. 23) to Dean DeLeo. The Stone Temple Pilots guitarist is 56. Also celebrating is guitarist Gary Hoey (57) and we remember drummer Keith Moon of the Who on what would have been 71 today. He died in 1978 at the age of 32.