Birthdays

1935 – Barry McGuire, American singer/songwriter

1941 – Don Stevenson, drummer, Moby Grape

1942 – Chris Andrews, singer/songwriter

1946 – Richard Carpenter

1947 – Chris de Burgh

1953 – Tito Jackson, The Jacksons

1966 – Dave Stead, drummer, The Beautiful South

1966 – Dougie Vipond, drummer, Deacon Blue

Died on this day

2004 – Bill Eyden, session drummer ("Whiter Shade of Pale") (born 1930)

And on this day in...

1960 – The first recording was made that featured all the members of the Fab Four. The song was Gershwin's Summertime, the place was Hamburg. At the time Ringo Starr was in Rory Storm's band The Hurricanes. The Beatles' then-drummer, Pete Best, was not present. It would be nearly another two years before Ringo joined the Beatles, in August, 1962.

 

Celebrating 15 October

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