On This Day (January 30)…Happy Birthday, Paddy Kingsland!

The composer Paddy Kingsland was born on this day in 1947. Kingsland at work. Retrieved from here. Kingsland is famous for his work at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a group of technologically-inclined composers who provided BBC's TV and radio productions with sound effects. Known as "the British Kraftwerk", this group was particularly noted for their … Continue reading On This Day (January 30)…Happy Birthday, Paddy Kingsland!

On This Day (January 19)…Happy Birthday, Rod Evans!

The singer Rod Evans was born on this day in 1947. Retrieved from here. Evans was the first voice of Deep Purple, joining along with Maze bandmate Ian Paice. He brought his rich voice to the first three albums the group released, tinging them with the sound of the 60s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2vxVyosi18 His music career continued … Continue reading On This Day (January 19)…Happy Birthday, Rod Evans!

On This Day (December 29)…Happy Birthday, Cozy Powell!

The drummer Cozy Powell was born on this day in 1947. Retrieved from here. Cozy was born as Colin Flooks and never met his birth parents, taking the name ‘Cozy’ from American musician Cozy Cole. Powell began playing the drums at the age of twelve at school and apparently never looked back. He first joined … Continue reading On This Day (December 29)…Happy Birthday, Cozy Powell!