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CDJ Today: April 3

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Steve Winwood. Photo Credit: Sam Erickson.

April 3, 1967 –  Steve Winwood leaves The Spencer Davis Group to form Traffic.

April 3, 2007 – When interviewed by NME in the UK, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones speaks about snorting the ashes of his dead father. He said, “He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow.”  Later, Richards claims this was all a joke, but the interviewer says, “He did seem to be quite honest about it. There were too many details for him to be making it up.”


April 3, 1951 – Mick Mars, guitarist (Mötley Crüe)
April 3, 1968 – Sebastian Bach, vocalist (Skid Row)
April 3, 1951 – Mel Schacher, bassist (Grand Funk Railroad)
April 3, 1962 – Mike Ness, guitarist, vocalist (Social Distortion)
April 3, 1963 – Criss Oliva, guitarist (Savage) (d. 1993)
April 3, 1943 – Richard Manuel, pianist, vocalist (The Band) (d. 1986)
April 3, 1946 – Dee Murray, bassist (Elton John Band) (d. 1992)


The Tragically Hip A National Celebration