Birthdays

1939 – Ray Phillips, singer, The Nashville Teens

1942 – Barbara Lynn, R'nB singer

1943 – Ronnie Milsap, country singer and pianist

1959 – Sade, singer/songwriter

1961 – Jill Sobule, singer/songwriter

1962 Paul Webb, bassist, Talk Talk

1962 – Maxine Jones, singer, En Vogue

1970 – Brendan O'Hare, drummer, Teenage Fan Club

1976 – Stuart Fletcher, bassist, The Seahorses

1981 – Nick Valensi, guitarist, The Strokes

1982 – Preston, lead singer, The Ordinary Boys

Died on this day

2000 – Dub Jones, bass singer, The Coasters (born 1928)

2007 – Pookie Hudson, singer, The Spaniels (born 1934)

2013 – Nic Potter, bassist, Van der Graaf Generator (born 1951)

And on this day in...

1957 The Cavern Club opened in Liverpool

1980 – Paul McCartney was jailed in Japan for drug possession (he was released after nine days)

Celebrating 16 January

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