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CDJ Today: January 13 in Classic Rock

James LoMenzo of Megadeth
James LeMenzo at Metalmania in 2008. CC BY SA 3.0. Credit: Malgorzata Milaszewska.

January 13, 2003 – Pete Townshend of The Who is arrested on suspicion of downloading child porn. Police officers impound seven computers, but after a four-month investigation, he is cleared of all charges. He claimed he was doing research while writing his autobiography and says he was sexually abused as a child himself.

January 13, 1968 – Johnny Cash plays two shows for inmates at Folsom Prison in California. The shows are they are recorded and become his acclaimed live album At Folsom Prison.

Classic Rock Birthdays

January 13, 1959 – James LoMenzo, bass (Megadeth, White Lion)
January 13, 1954 – Trevor Rabin, guitar, vocals (Yes, Rabbitt)
January 13, 1956 – Malcolm Foster, bass (Pretenders, Simple Minds)
January 13, 1963 – Tim Kelly, guitar (Slaughter) (d. 1998)
January 13, 1961 – Suggs (born Graham McPherson), vocals (Madness)
January 13, 1957 – Don Snow, keyboards, vocals (Squeeze)

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Rock Remembrances

January 13, 2021 – Tim Bogert (born John Voorhis Bogert III), vocalist and guitarist with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and several other bands, dies of cancer.  He was 76.  Bogert worked with many rock heavyweights including Jeff Beck, Bob Weir, Rick Derringer and Bo Diddley.

January 13, 2021 – Sylvain Sylvain (born Sylvain Mizrahi), guitarist with the New York Dolls, dies from cancer at his home in Nashville.  He was 69. Sylvain played with the Dolls until their demise in 1977.  He then worked consistently with David Johansen, had solo records and guested on numerous other albums.

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