Birthdays

1941 – Alan Howard, bassist, The Tremeloes

1941 – Jim Seals, Seals & Croft

1946 – Jim Tucker, guitarist, The Turtles

1947 – Michael McKean, actor/musician (Spinal Tap)

1958 – Alan Jackson, American country singer/songwriter

1962 – Anne Rogers, bassist, The Popinjays

1967 – Rene Dif, Aqua

1968 – Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers

1972 – Eminem

1972 – Wyclef Jean, The Fugees

1977 – Chris Kirkpatrick, NSYNC

Died on this day

1991 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, TV hostsinger (born 1919)

1999 – Thomas Durden, lyricist (Heartbreak Hotel) (born 1919)

2001 – Jay Livingston, American songwriter (born 1915)

2002 – Derek Bell, The Chieftains (born 1935)

2007 – Teresa Brewer, American singer (born 1931)

2008 – Levi Stubbs, The Four Tops (born 1936)

And on this day in...

1962 – The Beatles made their TV debut in Manchester

Celebrating 17 October

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