Today’s Question: Today (December 21st) is the 50th anniversary of the U.S. release of The Rolling Stones album Their Satanic Majesties Request. The Stones were accompanied on the album by a keyboardist who played on every cut. Who is this well-regarded British session musician?
Stumped? Here are some hints.
- He sometimes used the alias “Edward,” which was why a 1972 album recorded by him and all the Stones except Keith Richards is titled Jamming With Edward.
- Although mainly a session musician, he did actually join The Jeff Beck Group and, later, Quicksilver Messenger Service for a time.
- He played on The Beatles‘ “Revolution,” John Lennon‘s “Jealous Guy,” The Stones‘ “Sympathy for the Devil,” The Kinks‘ “Sunny Afternoon,” Jefferson Airplane‘s “Volunteers,” and The Who‘s “Getting in Tune” and “The Song Is Over,” and other tunes.
1989-Carlos Santana and his wife Debbie have a daughter they name Angelica Faith.
1979-The Eagles, Chicago and Linda Ronstadt play the first of two benefits for California governor (and Ronstadt’s boyfriend) Jerry Brown‘s presidential campaign at the San Diego Sports Arena.
1968-The Beatles‘ White Album is issued in the U-K.
1967-The Rolling Stones release Their Satanic Majesties Request in the U-S.
1964-Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts‘s Ode to a High Flying Bird, a children’s book about the late jazz great Charlie Parker, is published in the U.K.
1963-The Beatles play a Christmas Show at the Gaumont Theater in Bradford, England. Rolf Harris, Billy J Kramer and Cilla Black are among the support acts.
Carl Wilson – Died in 1998
The youngest of the Wilson brothers was The Beach Boys‘ lead guitarist and main voice on “God Only Knows,” “Darlin'” and “Good Vibrations.” He died of lung cancer February 6th, 1998 at 51. Born 1946.
Frank Zappa – Died in 1993
The bandleader, solo artist and Mothers of Invention singer-guitarist-composer died of prostate cancer December 4th, 1993 at 52. Born 1940.