Rock Star Birthdays on May 10th : Sid Vicious, Donovan and Bono

May 10, 1957 – February 2, 1979

Sid Vicious, (born John Simon Ritchie), bassist for the Sex Pistols and infamous pop culture icon, would have celebrated his Birthday today, if he had not died in 1979May 10th is also the Birthday of Sixties Pop Guru, Donovan (born in 1946) and some guy named Paul Hewson (born in 1960), who sings and pontificates for the band U2. Happy Birthday, guys!

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  1. Gail,
    I had the Saturday Evening shift at KUCI and along with Glenn Langdon (MOKO the Nuclear Rabbit) we had in studio guests of Paige Porrazzo (AKA Jamie La Page) and Denny Ward from Needles and Pins with their new 45 “When I get Home”. We got to do the first ever Broadcast of Herman Brood’s new Album; I think the first release was “Feels like Doin It”. In the course of the evening we got to announce the news of Sid’s death. Either Paige or Glenn ” he wanted to add to rock and roll history by dying twenty years to the day after Buddy Holly, but being a true punk, He blew it by a day….” As close as I can tell, that was thirty three years ago. I think we followed that up with a ten artist segue of Buddy Holly covers.

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