In 1983, Pete Farndon, former member of The Pretenders, becomes the second member of the band to die of a drug overdose. Where was his body found?
Answer: In the bathtub
Here’s the rest of the Rock N’ Roll Diary for April 14:
- 1963: The Beatles first checked out The Rolling Stones at the Crawdaddy Club in London.
- 1970: Stephen Stills broke his wrist when he crashed into a parked car while concentrating on a Los Angles police car in his rearview mirror.
- 1975: The Rolling Stones announced that guitarist Ron Wood would replace Mick Taylor, who had quit the previous December.
- 1980: Pete Townshend released his album Empty Glass.
- 1983: Pete Farndon, bassist for The Pretenders, died of a drug overdose.
- 1989: Tom Petty released his first full-fledged solo album Full Moon Fever. Some of the Heartbreakers appear on the disc.
- 2007: The white piano on which John Lennon wrote “Imagine” was photographed at Ford Theater in Washington D.C. where President Lincoln had been assassinated in 1865 as part of the Imagine Piano Peace project.
- In the WZLX ticket stash…Procol Harum played the Aquarius Theatre with Spirit in 1972…In ’79 the marquee above the Orpheum read Toto…And in 1998 Eric Clapton brought his “Pilgrim” tour to TD Garden!
Eric Clapton, “River of Tears” Live in New York City, 1998: