In 1994, we lost Harry Nilsson due to heart disease. On his storming six-minute single “Jump Into the Fire,” who does the extended drum break?
Answer: Derek and the Dominos’ Jim Gordon
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- 1965: The Who released their first single “I Can’t Explain.” The record label had originally pressed only 1000 copies but quickly had to make a hundred thousand more to cover the demand in England.
- 1967: The Rolling Stones performed on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and were forced to change the lyrics to “Let’s Spend the Night Together” to “Let’s Spend Some Time Together”.
- 1977: David Bowie released his album “Low”.
- 1992: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors were bestowed on Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds, and rock promoter Bill Graham.
- Also in 1992: Dee Murray, the longtime bassist for Elton John, died of cancer – he was 45.
- 1994: Harry Nilsson died of heart disease. Nilsson was known for songs such as “Everybody’s Talking,” “Coconut” and “Jump Into The Fire” – he was 53.
- Checking the WZLX Ticket Stash: Traffic performed at the Orpheum in 1972. In 1982 The Police played the Boston Garden.