Birthdays

1937 – Shirley Bassey, singer

1941 – Jerome Gourdine, singer, Little Anthony and the Imperials

1946 – Robbie Krieger, guitarist, The Doors

1947 – Terry Sylvester, guitarist, The Hollies

1967 R. Kelly , singer/songwriter

1969 – Jeff Abercrombie, bassist, Fuel

1974 – Stove King, bassist, Mansun

1976 – Karen Poole, singer, Alisha's Attic

Died on this day

1991 – Steve Clark, guitarist, Def Leppard (born 1960)

2002 – David McWilliams, singer/songwriter (born 1945)

2016 – Otis Clay, R&B singer (born 1942)

2017 – Peter Sarstedt, singer/songwriter (born 1941)

And on this day in...

2016 – David Bowie released his 25th studio album Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. He died two days later.

Celebrating 8 January

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