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On November 20, 2021.

On November 20, 2021, David Longdon died aged 56. He was musician (guitar, flute, keyboards, bass, mandolin, lute, banjo, accordion, dulcimer, psaltry, vibraphone, theremin, glockenspiel, percussion, singer and song-writer, member of the band The Gift Horse, recorded with Louis Philippe, The Tangent, The Charlatans, Dave Kerzner, Nick Beggs, Rob Reed, Nick D’ Virgilio, Christina Booth and Steve Hackett, but was best known as member and the lead singer of the band Big Big Train. As leader, Longdon released one album (Wild River, 2004).

On July 1, 2005.

On July 1, 2005, Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. died aged 54. He was a singer, songwriter, and record producer who worked as a background vocalist for different artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He was a member and lead singer of the band Change, and had a successful solo career, recorded sixteen albums and won four “Grammy Awards”.

On September 27, 2018.

On September 27, 2018, Martyn Jerel Buchwald aka Marty Balin died aged 76. He was singer, musician (guitar, keyboards) and songwriter, member of KBC Band, Jefferson Starship, but best known as the founder and one of the lead singers and songwriters of Jefferson Airplane.

On August 4, 2009.

On August 4, 2009, “Matador” label released “Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper”, the first solo Paul Banks album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “Seaside Lounge Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Paul Banks and Peter Katis.


  • Julian Plenti – vocals, guitar, piano, drums, programming, art direction
  • Charles Burst – drums, recording engineer
  • Yoed Nir – cello
  • Dmitry Ishenko – bass, double bass
  • Mike Stroud- guitar harmony
  • Jessica Pavone – violin, viola
  • Sam Fogarino, Striker Manley – drums
  • Glenn White, Alex Weiss – saxophone
  • Peter Katis– mixing, recording engineer
  • Greg Giorgio, Mitch Rackin, Noah Goldstein – recording engineer
  • Mark O – artwork
  • Jeremy Kirkland, Trevort Luikart – logic guru
  • Matthew Salacuse– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Banks.

  1. Only if You Run
  2. Fun That We Have
  3. Skyscraper
  4. Games for Days
  5. Madrid Song
  6. No Chance Survival
  7. Unwind
  8. Girl on the Sporting News
  9. On the Esplanade
  10. Fly as You Might
  11. H

On February 19, 1980.

Bon Scott

On February 19, 1980, Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott died aged 34. Scottish born Australian based musician gained greatest success as the lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC. In 1964 Scott formed his first band, The Spektors, in 1964 and became the band’s drummer and singer, he performed in few other bands including The Valentines and Fraternity, before replacing Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC in 1974.