On This Day (August 27)…Happy Birthday, Neil Murray!

The bassist Neil Murray was born on this day in 1950. It's extremely hard to find photos of this Neil Murray, as opposed to the one involved with J.K. Rowling…retrieved from here. Murray served as a member of Cozy Powell's Hammer early in the 1970s, a small group with a ridiculously large number of later … Continue reading On This Day (August 27)…Happy Birthday, Neil Murray!

On This Day (August 21)…Happy Birthday, Glenn Hughes!

The singer and bassist Glenn Hughes was born on this day in 1951. Hughes in 1973 early in his tenure with Deep Purple. Retrieved from his twitter. Hughes' career has skirted the genres of rock and funk, beginning with his tenure with Trapeze. He brought these influences to Deep Purple, changing the sound of the … Continue reading On This Day (August 21)…Happy Birthday, Glenn Hughes!

On This Day (January 8)…Happy Birthday, Lee Jackson!

The bassist Lee Jackson was born on this day 1943. Retrieved from here. Jackson was born Keith Anthony Joseph Jackson, reportedly taking on the name “Lee” to differentiate himself from bandmate Keith Emerson after the two first joined forces in Gary Farr’s group Gary Farr and the T-Bones. The two would later go on to … Continue reading On This Day (January 8)…Happy Birthday, Lee Jackson!

On this Day (November 30)…Happy Birthday, Roger Glover!

 Two of the guys were better guitar players than me, so I volunteered to play bass. I was just being practical...[W]hen I actually got a proper bass and amp, I realized that it really suited me. I enjoyed the sound and power of it.Roger Glover about his path to playing bass. Retrieved from here. The … Continue reading On this Day (November 30)…Happy Birthday, Roger Glover!