Eric Clapton

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Classic Rock Almanac July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018
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ANNIVERSARIES

2012-Deep Purple keyboardist and co-founder Jon Lord dies from a pulmonary embolism at the London Clinic where he was being treated for pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

1996-The Who begin a six-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden, performing Quadrophenia with guest stars Gary Glitter and Billy Idol.

1996-Styx drummer John Panozzo dies from alcohol-related gastrointestinal hemorrhaging at age 47.

1992-Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" is played as Arkansas governor Bill Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for president.

1981-Jefferson Starship gets a gold record for Modern Times. Grace Slick is not a major contributor to the album, which was nearly finished when she rejoined the group.

1971-Guitarist Robin Trower leaves Procol Harum for a successful solo career with a strong Jimi Hendrix flavor. The group replaces him with Dave Ball.

1967-In New York, The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays the last date of an ill-conceived tour opening for The Monkees.

1966-Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker form Cream.

1964-The Rolling Stones score their first number-one single in the UK: "It's All Over Now."

BIRTHDAYS

Stewart Copeland - 66 years old
Solo/Police/Oysterhead/ex-Animal Logic/ex-Curved Air drummer-composer. Born 1952.