Birthdays

1935 Nino Tempo, singer, session musician

1959 – Kathy Sledge, singer, Sister Sledge

1964 – Mark O'Toole, bassist, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

1965 Muzz Skillings, bassist, Living Colour

1985 – Ben Haenow, singer

1986 – Alex Turner, guitarist, Arctic Monkeys

Died on this day

1980 – Georgeanna Tillman, singer, The Marvelettes (born 1943)

2006 – Lou Rawls, R&B singer (born 1933)

2007 – Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Flying Burrito Brothers (born 1934)

And on this day in...

1977 EMI dropped the Sex Pistols from the label

Celebrating 6 January

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