On Aug. 27th 1990, guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan died at the age of 35 in a helicopter crash in dense fog following a gig with Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton in Wisconsin. All five people aboard the helicopter, including members of Clapton's entourage, were killed. RIP
So sad to learn of the passing of Don Pardo -- I was at the Palladium when Zappa invited Pardo to join him on-stage (after the Saturday Night Live appearance). Wearing a huge black cape, Pardo joined Zappa as he led the band through I AM THE SLIME featuring Pardo. Zappa augmented the band with a great horn section including the Brecker Brothers and "Blue" Lou Marini, Those shows became Zappa in New York - and those shows were EPIC!