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CDJ Today: May 18

Rick Wakeman

May 18, 1980 – Peter Criss leaves Kiss for the first of three times.  He is replaced by drummer Eric Carr.

May 18, 2004 –  New Jersey’s Country Cow Creamery gets permission from Ozzy and his wife Sharon to create flavors in their name.  Ozzy’s is called Carnivorous Carrot Cake – cinnamon spice ice cream with carrot cake dipped in hazelnut liqueur, and Sharon’s is Death By Sharon – dark chocolate ice cream with dark chocolate fudge and bits of brownie dunked in Godiva chocolate liqueur.


May 18, 1949 – Rick Wakeman, keyboards (Yes)
May 18, 1956 – Jim Moginie, guitar, keyboards (Midnight Oil)
May 18, 1949  Bill Wallace, bass (The Guess Who)
May 18, 1944 – Albert Hammond, vocals, songwriter (“It Never Rains In Southern California”, “The Air That I Breathe”, “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before”, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”)
May 18, 1911 – Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr.), vocals, songwriter (“Shake, Rattle and Roll”, “Sweet Sixteen”, “Honey Hush”) (d. 1985)
May 18, 1950 – Mark Mothersbaugh, vocals (Devo)


May 18, 1980 – Ian Curtis, singer of Joy Division, hangs himself.  He was 23. Suffering from epilepsy, which caused him to experience many seizures during live shows, and depression, Curtis left a note saying, “At this very moment, I wish I were dead. I just can’t cope anymore.”




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