Classic Rock Almanac June 27, 2017


Today’s Question: Today (June 27th) is the 15th anniversary of the passing of The Who‘s bassist John Entwistle.

On which Who album is Entwistle credited with four and eight-string bass guitar, brass, backing vocals, one “joint lead vocal” and “album cover art?”

a) Happy Jack
b) Tommy
c) The Who by Numbers
d) Face Dances

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2014-Singer-guitarist Bobby Womack (“Lookin’ for a Love,” “It’s All Over Now”), who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 by longtime friend and collaborator Ron Wood, dies of colon cancer at 70.

2007-Paul McCartney does his third and final “secret” show to promote Memory Almost Full in Hollywood. The gig takes place at Amoeba Music, a large record store, and is witnessed by an audience of hundreds, including Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh.

2002-Bassist John Entwistle of The Who dies in his sleep, the victim of an apparent heart attack, in a Las Vegas hotel room one day before the scheduled beginning of a Who reunion tour. He was 57.

1989-The Who performs Tommy in its entirety for the first time in 17 years at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The show raises money for a children’s charity as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1978-Peter Gabriel releases his second solo album, which (like the first) is self-titled.

1975-ZZ Top‘s Fandango album is certified gold.

1970-Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young rush-releases the single “Ohio,” a song written by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State University killings on May 4th.


1970-Queen makes its first public appearance, at a Red Cross charity show in England.


Joey Covington – Died in 2013
He replaced Spencer Dryden as Jefferson Airplane‘s drummer midway through the recording of Volunteers and played on their four final albums before their breakup in 1972. He wrote and sang the Airplane’s final hit, “Pretty As You Feel,” and, although not in the band, later co-wrote the Jefferson Starship hit “With Your Love.” He died in a car accident on June 4th, 2013 at 67. Born 1945.

Bruce Johnston – 75 years old
He took over Brian Wilson‘s touring role as The Beach Boys‘ bassist-singer and made his studio debut on “California Girls.” Previously, he was in Bruce & Terry [Melcher], the duo that sang lead on The Rip Chords‘ “Hey Little Cobra.” Johnston, who attended University High School in L.A. with Jan Berry, Dean Torrence and Nancy Sinatra, wrote Barry Manilow‘s “I Write the Songs” as a tribute to Brian Wilson. Drummer Sandy Nelson was another classmate. Bruce plays piano on Sandy’s hit “Teen Beat.”

c) The Who by Numbers (he drew the connect-the-dots picture of the band)


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