Celebrating 25 January

Birthdays

1929 – Benny Golson, bebop tenor saxophonist

1949 – John Cooper Clarke, punk poet, the Bard of Salford

1950 – Michael Cotten, synthesizers, The Tubes

1953 – Malcolm Green, drummer, Split Enz

1956 – Andy Cox, guitarist, The Beat

1958 – Gary Tibbs, bassist, Adam and the Ants

1962 – Pete Coyle, lead singer, The Lotus Eaters

1963 – Carl Fysh, lead singer, Brother Beyond

1977 – Christian Ingebrigtsen, singer, A1

1981 – Alicia Keys, singer/songwriter

1996 – Calum Hood, bassist, 5 Seconds of Summer

Died on this day

1986 – Albert Grossman, manager of folk-rock acts  (born 1926)

2005 – Ray Peterson, pop singer (born 1939)

2015 – Demis Roussos, singer, Aphrodite's Child (born 1946)

And on this day in...

1964 –  The Beatles had their first US Number 1 with I Want To Hold Your Hand

1978 – Joy Division made their live debut in Manchester

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