Birthdays

1937 – Roger McGough, poet, The Scaffold

1943 – Lee Graziano, drummer, The American Breed

1944 – Phil May, vocalist, The Pretty Things

1948 – Alan Gratzer, drummer, REO Speedwagon

1948 – Joe Bouchard, bassist, Blue Öyster Cult

1954 – Dennis Stratton, guitarist, Praying Mantis, Iron Maiden

1960 – Demetra Plakas, drummer, L7

1969 – Sandra Denton, Pepa in Salt-n-Pepa

1970 – Brad Terrance Jordan (Scarface) US rapper

1977 – Mark Andrews (SisQó), US R&B singer/songwriter

1984 – Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, actress

Died on this day

2008 – Miriam Makeba, South African singer  (born 1932)

And on this day in...

1961 – Brian Epstein saw The Beatles playing live for the first time, at a lunchtime session at The Cavern in Liverpool

1966 – John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time, at the Indica Gallery in London

1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco

1968 – Led Zeppelin played their first ever London show, at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm

1969 – Simon and Garfunkel record Bridge Over Troubled Water

Celebrating 9 November

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