Happy Birthday Phil Collen!
Philip Kenneth Collen, born in Hackney, East London, England on December 8th, 1957.
“Always loved it. I always loved what it sounded like and after I saw my first gig, Deep Purple, it was all over. I pestered my mum and dad for an electric guitar for like two years and on my 16th birthday…I got a guitar.”
RIP, Razzle, we love you! Wherever you are, I hope you’re rocking the fuck out! On December 8 (PST. December 9 GMT), 1984, Razzle died in a car accident in Redondo Beach, California. He had just turned 24.
Hanoi Rocks were touring America for the first time, and Michael had injured his ankle. The band cancelled a few gigs and took a break, and hung out (minus Michael, and I’m not entirely sure if Nasty was there or not. Does anyone know?) at the home of Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil. On the evening of the 8th, Vince and Razzle went to buy more alcohol, with Vince driving, although he was drunk. On the way back to his house, Vince lost control of the car and hit an oncoming vehicle. Vince was arrested, and Razzle was taken to a hospital, and pronounced dead on arrival at 7:12pm PST.
Darrell Lance Abbott, 20th August 1966 - 8th December 2004
Nine years today
Rest in Peace