Birthdays

1942 – Johnny Rivers, US singer, songwriter, producer

1943 – Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer/songwriter 

1951 – Kevin Scott MacDonald, guitarist, Cutting Crew

1954 – Robin Beck, UK singer

1960 – Tommy Thayer, lead guitarist, Kiss

1963  Clint Mansell, guitarist, Pop Will Eat Itself

1964 – Liam O'Maonlai, vocalist/guitarist, Hothouse Flowers

1967 – Sharleen Spiteri, vocalist, Texas

1967 – David Guetta, French DJ

1970 – Neil Hannon, singer, Divine Comedy (& cricket nut)

1971 – Robin Finck, guitarist, Nine Inch Nails, Guns N' Roses.

1978 – Mark Daniel Read, vocalist, A1

1988 – Tinie Tempah, rapper

1996 – Lorde, NZ singer/songwriter

Died on this day

2016 – Leonard Cohen, troubador, poet, novelist (born 1934)

2017 – Paul Buckmaster, composer, arranger (born 1946)

And on this day in...

1967 – Elton John and Bernie Taupin signed a deal with DJM Publishing (with their parents witnessing, as both were under 21 at the time and not old enough to execute a legal contract). The rest is history....

Celebrating 7 November

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