Jeff Beck – Photo by Ross HalfinJune 24, 1999 – Eric Clapton auctions off 100 of his guitars with proceeds going toward his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, an alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. The auction generates over $5 million, with his guitar “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender used to record “Layla”, going for almost $500,000.
June 24, 2013 – Former Devo drummer Alan Myers dies of stomach cancer in Los Angeles. He was 58.
June 24, 2016 – Bernie Worrell (born George Bernard Worrell, Jr.), founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and keyboardist with the Talking Heads, dies at his home in Everson, Washington of numerous cancers. He was 72. As the second recipient of a Moog synthesizer, Worrell brought a futuristic sound to the funk music he was playing and was recruited to play with the Talking Heads throughout the 80s. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.