Died on this day

1990 – Brent Mydland, keyboardist, Grateful Dead (born 1952)

1992 – Mary Wells, “the Queen of Motown” (born 1943)

2013 – J.J. Cale, singer, songwriter (born 1938)

And on this day in...

2006 – the final edition of BBC’s Top of the Pops recorded in London

Celebrating 26 July

Birthdays

1941 – Neil Landon, The Flower Pot Men, Fat Mattress

1941 – Darlene Love, The Blossoms (and so nearly The Crystals)

1943 – Sir Mick Jagger, vocalist, The Rolling Stones

1949 – Roger Taylor, drummer, Queen

1961 – Gary Cherone, vocalist, Extreme

1961 – Andy Connell, keyboardist, Swing Out Sister

1962 – Miranda Joyce, vocalist, The Belle Stars

1967 – Tim Barnwell (“DJ Headliner”), Arrested Development

1980 – Dave Baksh, guitarist, Sum 41

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