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CDJ Today: May 2 in Classic Rock

Lou Gramm
Lou Gramm, performing with Foreigner in Portland, Maine, October 23rd, 1979 at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Photo credit: Misterweiss

May 2, 1988 – Living Colour release their debut album Vivid. The album sells over 2 million copies,  and “Cult of Personality” wins a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990. They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.

May 2, 1980 – Joy Division play what will be their last gig with singer Ian Curtis at Birmingham University’s High Hall in England. Curtis commits suicide two weeks later.

Classic Rock Birthdays

May 2, 1950 – Lou Gramm (born Louis Andrew Grammatico), vocals (Foreigner)
May 2, 1945 – Goldy McJohn (born John Raymond Goadsby), keyboards (Steppenwolf)(d. 2017)
May 2, 1951 – John Glascock, bass (Jethro Tull) (d. 1979)
May 2, 1935 – Link Wray (born Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr.), guitar (d. 2005)
May 2, 1944 – Bob Henrit, drums (Argent, The Kinks)
May 2, 1954 – Prescott Niles, bass (The Knack)

Rock Remembrances

May 2, 2013 – Jeff Hanneman, founding member Slayer, dies of alcohol-related cirrhosis in Southern California. He was 49. The guitarist had also suffered through contracting necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease, two years prior.  Hanneman wrote the music for many of Slayer’s biggest songs including “Angel of Death,” “Raining Blood,” “South of Heaven,” and “Seasons in the Abyss.”

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