Birthdays

1935 – Ronnie Hawkins, the father of Canadian rock 'n roll

1945 – Rod Stewart, singer, Jeff Beck; The Faces

1946 – Aynsley Dunbar, master drummer

1946 Bob Lang, bassist, The Mindbenders

1948 – Donald Fagen, keyboardist, Steely Dan

1953 – Pat Benatar, singer/songwriter

1955 – Luci Martin, singer, Chic

1955 – Michael Schenker, guitarist, Scorpions; UFO

1956 – Shawn Colvin, singer/songwriter

1964 – Brad Roberts, guitarist, Crash Test Dummies

1965 – Joey Santiago, guitarist, Pixies

1965 – Nathan Moore, singer, Brother Beyond

1973 – Aerle Taree, vocalist, Arrested Development

1979 – Chris Smith, hip-hop artist, Kriss Kross

1981 – Nasri (Nasri Tony Atwej), Canadian singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1976 – Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett), bluesman (born 1910)

2001 – Bryan Gregory, guitarist, The Cramps (born 1951)

2008 – Rod Allen, lead singer, The Fortunes (born 1944)

2013 – Claude Nobs, founder, Montreux Jazz Festival (born 1936)

2016 – David Bowie (born 1947)

2018 – "Fast" Eddie Clarke, guitarist, Motörhead (born 1950)

And on this day in...

1956 Elvis Presley made his first recordings for RCA, including Heartbreak Hotel

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