It’s February 8th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:- In 1969, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Steve Winwood announced the formation of a new group. With the addition of Family’s Rich Grech on bass, the quartet became Blind Faith. - In 1973, Max Yasgur died of a heart attack at age 53. The dairy farmer owned the Bethel, New York site where the original Woodstock Music and Art Festival was held in 1969. - In 1980, David Bowie finalized his divorce from Angie Bowie.