Celebrating 7 January

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)

2020 – Neil Peart, drummer, Rush (born 1952)

And on this day in...

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