Birthdays

1944 Mike McGear, singer, The Scaffold

1945 – Dave Cousins, singer/songwriter, The Strawbs

1946 – Andy Brown, drummer, The Fortunes

1948 Kenny Loggins, singer/songwriter, Loggins and Messina

1959 – Kathy Valentine, bassist, The Go-Go's

1965 – Five For Fighting (John Ondrasik), singer/songwriter

1972 – Taja Sevelle, singer/songwriter

1974 – John Rich, bassist, Lonestar

1986 – Jinxx (Jeremy Miles Ferguson), guitarist, Black Veil Brides

Died on this day

1964 – Cyril Davies, British blues pioneer, harmonica (born 1932)

1980 – Larry Williams, R&B singer (born 1935)

1998 – Owen Bradley, producer, the Nashville sound  (born 1915)

2001 – James Carr, R&B singer (born 1942)

2016 – Troy Shondell, pop singer (born 1939)

And on this day in...

1955 Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and his Comets enters the British charts for the first time

Celebrating 7 January

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