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The Passing of a Guitar Legend – September 18

Below are some major events that took place in the world of guitar on this day of September 18.

1946: Alan “Bam” King (lead guitarist for Ace) is born in Kentish Town, London, England.

1949: Kerry Livgren (songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist for Kansas) is born in Topeka, Kansas.

1970: Jimi Hendrix is found dead in his basement. He had taken 9 pills of the barbiturate vesperax, that along with alcohol, caused a fatal overdose.

1970: Black Sabbath releases “Paranoid” in the UK. it’s not released in the States until 1971.

1971: Pink Floyd becomes the first rock act to perform at Montreux, Switzerland’s Classical Music Festival.

1978: All four members of Kiss (Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Peter Criss) each release self-titled albums.

1980: The tenth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’ untimely death is marked by a multimedia event, featuring Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, held at the Paradise Club in Amsterdam.

1983: The members of Kiss show their faces without their makeup for the first time on MTV, simultaneous with the release of their album “Lick It Up.”

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