Birthdays

1947 – John Lees, guitarist, Barclay James Harvest

1955 – Paul Kelly, Australian rock musician

1957 – Don Snow, keyboardist, Squeeze

1957 Jim Paris, bassist, Carmel

1959 – James LoMenzo, bassist, White Lion

1961 – Suggs, singer, Madness

1961 – Wayne Coyne, guitarist, Flaming Lips

1962 – Trace Adkins, US country singer/songwriter

1964 – David McCluskey, drummer, Bluebells

1975 – Rune Eriksen, guitarist, Mayhem

Died on this day

1979 – Donny Hathaway, soul singer (born 1945)

2010 – Teddy Pendergrass, soul singer (born 1950)

2016 – Giorgio Gomelsky, producer, impresario (born 1934)

2017 – Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex), electronics wiz (born 1942)

And on this day in...

1968 Johnny Cash played his Folsom Prison show

1973 – Eric Clapton played his come-back Rainbow concert

2003 – Pete Townshend arrested on suspicion of child porn offences

Celebrating 13 January

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