January 7, 2004 – Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes and wife Kate Hudson announce the birth of their first child Ryder Russell Robinson.
January 7, 1997 – Two bronze busts worth $70,000 are stolen from George Harrison’s estate in Henley-on-Thames, England. Thieves cut the figures of two monks from their stone plinths.
Classic Rock Birthdays
January 7, 1937 – Paul Revere (born Paul Revere Dick), keyboards (Paul Revere & the Raiders) (d. 2014)
January 7, 1946 – Jann Wenner, co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine
January 7, 1941 – Rod Hicks, bass (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) (d. 2013)
January 7, 1959 – Kathy Valentine, bass (The Go- Go’s)
January 7, 1948 – Kenny Loggins, vocals, guitar (Loggins and Messina)
Catching Up With My Old Friend Jim Messina
January 7, 2020 – Neil Peart, Rush drummer, dies from brain cancer in Santa Monica, CA. He was 67. Peart was a revered and respected rock drummer, who was also the primary lyricist for the band. Peart had announced his retirement from the band in 2015 after suffering from chronic tendinitis and shoulder problems for many years. He had quietly fought his brain cancer diagnosis for over three years.