Celebrating 15 October
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.