Birthdays

1935 – Sam Moore, Sam & Dave

1955 – Jane Siberry, Canadian singer/songwriter

1956 – Dave Vanian, vocalist, The Damned

1969 – Martie Maguire, Dixie Chicks

Died on this day

1971 – Gene Vincent (born 1935)

1985 – Ricky Wilson, guitarist, B52s (born 1953)

1997 – John Denver (born 1943)

And on this day in...

1978 – Sid Vicious's girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, was murdered at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City.

Celebrating 12 October

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