Birthdays

1939 – Ray Stevens, singer/songwriter

1941 – Aaron Neville, singer, The Neville Brothers

1941 – Neil Diamond, singer/songwriter

1948 – Michael Des Barres, actor, singer, Power Station

1953 – Nigel Glockler, drummer, Saxon

1958 – Jools Holland, keyboardist, Squeeze, and his own band

1963 – Keech Rainwater, drummer, Lonestar

1974 – Chris Hesse, drummer, Hoobastank

1975 – Paul Marazzi, singer, A1

Died on this day

1963 – Otto Harbach, lyricist, librettist (born 1873)

1970 – James Sheppard, Shep and the Limelites (born 1935)

1995 – David Cole, songwriter, producer (born 1962)

2017 – Butch Trucks, drummer, Allman Brothers Band (born 1947)

2018 – Mark E. Smith, lead singer, The Fall (born 1957)

And on this day in...

1958 –  The Quarrymen played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool for the first and only time

Celebrating 24 January

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