Birthdays

1942 – Michael Crawford, singer, actor

1944 – Laurie London, 1950s boy singer

1946 – Dolly Parton, singer/songwriter

1947 – Rod Evans, original vocalist, Deep Purple

1948 Harvey Hinsley, guitarist, Hot Chocolate

1952 – Dewey Bunnell, guitarist, America

1952 – Eric Leeds, saxophonist, Prince

1953 – Michael Boddicker, film composer, session musician 

1957 – Mickey Virtue, keyboardist, UB40

1963 – Caron Wheeler, vocalist, Soul II Soul

1969 – Trey Lorenz, US R&B singer/songwriter

1978 – John Parker, double bassist, Nizlopi

Died on this day

1998 – Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter (born 1932)

2006 – Wilson Pickett, soul singer (born 1941)

2007 – Denny Doherty, The Mamas & the Papas (born 1941)

2008 – John Stewart, songwriter (born 1939)

2012 – Winston Riley, Jamaican reggae producer (born 1943)

And on this day in...

1963 – The Beatles played on national UK TV for the first time on Thank Your Lucky Stars (the show was actually taped on the 13th)

Celebrating 19 January

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