Edgar Holland Winter was born on this day in 1946 in Beaumont, Texas. The younger brother of guitar legend Johnny Winter is known mostly for his keyboard chops, but also plays a mean sax on some of his own albums and songs on other's (Meat Loaf's "All Revved Up With No Place to Go", David Lee Roth's "Just A Gigolo"). He was also credited with devising a shoulder strap attached keyboard that enabled him to be up and about on stage as he played it.
Box Tops and Big Star's Alex Chilton was also born 12/28 (1950). On this date in 1975 a 21 year-old was arrested after threatening to shoot Ted Nugent at a Spokane, Washington concert. In 2009, Van Morrison became a father again at age 64.
Musicians lost on this date... Blues great Freddie King (1976), Beach Boy Dennis Wilson (1983) and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead (2015).