Birthdays

1936 – Edward Bivins, vocalist, The Manhattans

1947 – Pete Waterman, producer, songwriter

1951 – Martha Davis, vocalist, The Motels

1951 – Duke Erikson, bassist, Garbage

1952 Melvyn Gale, cellist, ELO

1952 – Boris Blank, Yello

1959 – Pete Trewavas, bassist, Marillion

1961 – Damian O'Neill, guitarist, The Undertones

1965 – Adam Jones, guitarist, Tool

1967 – Lisa Lisa (Lisa Velez), singer, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

1975 – Belinda Chapple, singer, Bardot

Died on this day

1992 – Dee Murray, bassist, Elton John (born 1946)

1994 – Harry Nilsson, singer/songwriter (born 1941)

1998 – Junior Wells, Chicago bluesman (born 1934)

2015 – Kim Fowley, producer (born 1939)

2018 – Dolores O'Riordan, singer, The Cranberries (born 1971)

And on this day in...

1965 The Who released their first single I Can't Explain

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