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CDJ Today: April 3 in Classic Rock

Credit Sam Erickson
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.”

Classic Rock Birthdays

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)

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