Classic Rock Almanac January 28, 2020

January 28, 2020
 L-R: Guitarist Paul Kantner, drummer Spencer Dryden, singer Grace Slick, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, bassist Jack Casady, singer Marty Balin.

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ANNIVERSARIES

1977-Pink Floyd's tenth studio album Animals entered the UK charts at No.2.

1978-The Fleetwood Mac album Rumours went to No.1 on the UK album chart.

1985-The recording took place for We Are The World the US equivalent of Band Aid at A&M Studios in Hollywood.

1994-Paul and Linda McCartney attended the premiere of Wayne's World II in London.

2005-drummer and singer songwriter Jim Capaldi died of stomach cancer aged 60.

2009-Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player Billy Powell died at the age of 56.

2015-Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested after officers were called to the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley National Park, California.

2016-singer Signe Toly Anderson died aged 74.

2016-Paul Kantner died in San Francisco at the age of 74.

2017-musician and keyboardist, and longtime member of Black Sabbath, Geoff Nicholls died aged 68.