Birthdays

1943 Van Dyke Parks, composer, arranger, musician

1945 – Stephen Stills, guitarist, Buffalo Springfield; CSN&Y

1946 John Paul Jones, bassist, Led Zeppelin

1964 – Raymond McGinley, guitarist, Teenage Fanclub

1975 – Thomas Bangalter, Daft Punk

Died on this day

1980 – Amos Milburn, R&B pianist and singer (born 1927)

2002 – Zak Foley, bassist, EMF (born 1970)

2012 – Bob Weston, guitarist, Fleetwood Mac (born 1947)

2014 – Phil Everly, The Everly Brothers (born 1939)

And on this day in...

1967 Beach Boy Carl Wilson, having been drafted into the US military, refused to be sworn in, starting a legal process that                            would run until 1971

Celebrating 3 January

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