Birthdays

1940 – Cliff Richard

1942 – Billy Harrison, guitarist, Them

1945 – Colin Hodgkinson, bassist, Whitesnake

1946 – Dan McCafferty, vocalist, Nazareth

1946 – Justin Hayward, The Moody Blues

1948 – Marcia Barrett, vocalist, Boney M

1952 – Chris Amoo, vocalist, The Real Thing

1958 – Thomas Dolby

1965 – Karyn White, American singer

1974 – Natalie Maines, The Dixie Chicks

1975 – Shaznay Lewis, All Stars

1978 – Usher

Died on this day

1990 – Leonard Bernstein, conductor/composer (born 1918)

2006 – Freddy Fender, American Tejano singer (born 1937)

2008 – Ray Lowry, rock cartoonist/illustrator (born 1944)

2014 – Ikey Owens, keyboardist, Jack White (born 1974)

And on this day in...

1996 – The Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus was finally released, a mere 28 years after it had been recorded. The multi-group concert was originally intended to be aired on the BBC, but Mick Jagger withheld permission after delays and exhaustion led to the Stones delivering a lacklustre set.

 

Celebrating 14 October