Birthdays

1946 Chick Churchill, keyboardist, Ten Years After

1963 – Keith Gregory, bassist, The Wedding Present

1967 Robert Gregory, drummer, Babybird

1975 – Doug Robb, lead singer, Hoobastank

1975 – Chris Cheney, guitarist, The Living End

1993 – Bryson Tiller, US rapper

Died on this day

1974 – Tex Ritter, country & western singer (born 1905)

1981 – David Lynch, singer, The Platters (born 1929)

1997 – Randy California, guitarist, Spirit (born 1951)

2012 – Larry Reinhardt, guitarist, Iron Butterfly (born 1948)

2014 – Jay Traynor, singer, The Mystics (born 1943)

And on this day in...

1926 The first issue of Melody Maker went on sale in the UK

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