Birthdays

1941 – Placido Domingo, opera singer

1942 – Mac Davis, songwriter, singer

1947 – Jimmy Ibbotson, guitarist, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

1950 – Billy Ocean, singer

1956 – Rob Brill, drummer, Berlin

1965 – Robert Del Naja, singer, Massive Attack

1966 – Wendy James, singer, Transvision Vamp

1973 – Chris Kilmore, keyboardist, Incubus

1976 – Emma Bunton, Baby Spice, The Spice Girls

1979 – Nokio the N-Tity, rapper, Dru Hill

Died on this day

1983 – Lamar Williams, bassist, Allman Brothers (born 1949)

1984 – Jackie Wilson, soul singer (born 1934)

1997 – Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis's manager (born 1909)

1997 – Irwin Levine, songwriter (born 1938)

2002 – Peggy Lee, jazz/pop singer (born 1920)

And on this day in...

1966 –  George Harrison married Patti Boyd

1968 –  Jimi Hendrix recorded his version of All Along The Watchtower, still the best cover version of any song ever

Celebrating 21 January

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