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-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.
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.”
Stewart Copeland – 65 years old
Solo/Police/Oysterhead/ex-Animal Logic/ex-Curved Air drummer-composer. Born 1952.