Birthdays

1944 – Nick Mason, drummer, Pink Floyd

1946 – Nedra Talley, singer, The Ronettes

1951 – Brian Downey, drummer, Thin Lizzy

1951 – Seth Justman, keyboardist, The J. Geils Band

1957 – Janick Gers, guitarist, Iron Maiden

1961 – Gillian Gilbert, keyboardist, New Order

1961 – Martin Degville, lead singer, Sigue Sigue Sputnik

1961 – Margo Timmins, lead singer, Cowboy Junkies

1964 – Migi Drummond, drummer, Curiosity Killed The Cat

1968 – Tricky (Adrian Thaws), trip-hop pioneer

1968 – Mike Patton, lead singer, Faith No More

1972 – Mark Owen, singer, Take That

Died on this day

1972 – Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel Music (born 1911)

2006 – Gene McFadden,  McFadden & Whitehead (born 1949)

2014 – Pete Seeger, folk singer, activist (born 1919)

And on this day in...

1956 –  Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis released by RCA in the US

1970 –  John Lennon wrote, recorded, and mixed Instant Karma - it was on sale ten days later

Celebrating 27 January

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