Ghosts: The Greatest Musicians You’ve Never Heard Of!

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This week we salute the greatest musicians whose music you have heard many times but whose names you do not know… these are “Ghosts players” who make your favorite songs and albums rock! Featured Loudini Artists: Blindstone Lou Lombardi Reign of Z Eve to Adam

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Our Picks:
Bernard Purdie
Steve Lukather
Larry Carlton
Robben Ford
Dean Parks
Ray Parker JR
Waddy Watchell
Leland Sklar
Eddie Martinez
Lisa Fisher
Scotty Moore
Carol Kaye
Hal Blaine
Pete Drake

This Day In Music

1944 Alvin Lee, guitar vocals, Ten Years After, (1970 UK No.10 single ‘Love Like A Man’). Lee died on 6 March 2013. According to his website, he died from “unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure”, he was 68.

1947 Scottish musician Jimmy Bain best known for playing bass guitar in the bands Rainbow and Dio. He also worked with Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, co-writing on his solo albums. On January 23, 2016 died while in his cabin on Def Leppard’s “Hysteria on the High Seas” cruise. The cause of death was determined to be lung cancer.

1957 Elvis Presley had his draft notice served on him for the US Army. He went on to join the 32nd Tank Battalion third Armor Corps based in Germany.

1981
ABBA scored their seventh UK No.1 album with The Visitors, the Swedish pop group’s eighth and final studio album. It was one of the first records to be recorded and mixed digitally, and was the first in history to be manufactured on the new CD format in 1982 on Atlantic.