On This Date, September 19th, in 1973: Gram Parsons (born Ingram Cecil Connor III) died of a lethal combination of morphine and alcohol in Joshua Tree, CA. He was 26 years old.
Lita Ford, guitarist for The Runaways, ex-lover of Nikki Sixx and former singer of duets with Ozzy Osbourne was born on this day. September 19th, in 1958. While I’m sure she’s had a little bit of work done, she still looks pretty great, despite probably having done more than her fair share of partying back in the day. Happy Birthday, Lita!
I wanted to let the dust settle a bit on the news about Travis Barker’s plane crash before posting a little memoriam for legendary session drummer Earl Palmer, who passed away on Friday, September 19th, 2008 after a long illness. He was 83. Palmer played with artists as diverse as Little Richard and Elvis Costello and even recorded drums on the Flinstones’ theme song. Along with Hal Blaine, he is considered to be one of the top session drummers of all time. He will be missed.