Wednesday, August 19: Rock n Roll Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (aug. 19) to Ian Gillan. The frontman for Deep Purple is 70. Also celebrating today is Ginger Baker(drummer for Cream) who turns 76, John Deacon (retired bassist for Queen) is 64, and singer Joey Tempest of Europe is 52.
Ian Gillan appeared with Deep Purple for a live performance on NBC's Today Show last month in NYC. The band performed their classic song 'Smoke on the Water'.
Deep Purple have yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band was on tour this summer in the U.S.