Birthdays

1940 Athol Guy, bassist, The Seekers

1941 – Grady Thomas, Funkadelic; Parliament

1949 George Brown, drummer, Kool and the Gang

1950 – Chris Stein, guitarist, Blondie

1951 – Biff Byford, vocalist, Saxon

1960 – Phil Thornalley, producer, bassist , The Cure

1963 – Grant Young, drummer, Soul Asylum

1966 – Kate Schellenbach, drummer, Luscious Jackson

1969 – Marilyn Manson (Brian Warner), singer

1970 – Jeffrey Jey, lead singer, Eiffel 65

1970 – Troy van Leeuwen, guitarist, Queens of the Stone Age

1976 – Matt Wachter, bassist, Angels & Airwaves

Died on this day

1976 – Mal Evans, Beatles roadie/bodyguard (born 1935)

1979 – Charles Mingus, jazz bassist (born 1922)

1998 – Sonny Bono, singer, Sonny & Cher (born 1935)

1998 – Ken Forssi, bassist, Love (born 1943)

2006 – Alex St. Clair, guitarist, Captain Beefheart (born 1941)

2004 – John Guerin, drummer, Frank Zappa (born 1939)

2010 – Willie Mitchell, trumpeter (born 1928)

2016 – Nicholas Caldwell, singer, The Whispers (born 1944)

And on this day in...

1979 Prince made his live debut in Minneapolis

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