Birthdays

1943 – Chris Montez, singer/songwriter

1945 – William "Poogie" Hart, singer, The Delfonics

1949 – Mick Taylor, guitarist, The Rolling Stones

1954 – Cheryl Bentyne, singer, Manhattan Transfer

1955 Steve Earle, country and folk singer/songwriter

1956 – Paul Young, singer

1958 – Jez Strode, drummer, Kajagoogoo

1959 – Susanna Hoffs, guitarist, The Bangles

1960 – John Crawford, bassist, Berlin

1961 – Dave Collard, keyboardist, Jo Boxers

1964 – Andy Rourke, bassist, The Smiths

1966 – Shabba Ranks, Jamaican dancehall musician

1971 – Kid Rock (Robert James Ritchie), US singer/songwriter

1971 – John Wysocki, drummer, Staind

1978 – Ricky Wilson, singer, Kaiser Chiefs

1984 – Calvin Harris, DJ, producer

1986 – Jeremiah Fraites, drummer, The Lumineers

Died on this day

1970 – Billy Stewart, R'nB singer (born 1937)

2011 – Don Kirshner, The Man With The Golden Ear (born 1934)

2016 – Dale Griffin, drummer, Mott The Hoople (born 1948)

2016 – Mic Gillette, trumpeter, Tower of Power (born 1951)

And on this day in...

1967 The Daily Mail ran a story about a local council survey finding 4,000 holes in the road in Lancashire. The story  inspired John                 Lennon  in his "I read the news today, oh boy" section of  A Day in The Life on Sgt Pepper. Fancy JL reading the Mail -                         wouldn't happen today.......

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