Birthdays

1943 – Dick Taylor, guitarist, The Pretty Things

1945 – Robert Wyatt, drummer, Soft Machine, Matching Mole

1946 – Rick Allen, bassist, The Box Tops

1951 – William Nelson, bassist, Funkadelic

1959 – Dave Sharp, guitarist, The Alarm

1968 – DJ Muggs (Lawrence Muggerud), DJ and producer

1968 – Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer/songwriter

1975 – Lee Latchford-Evans, singer, Steps

1976 – Rick Ross, rapper

1977 – Joey Fatone, singer, NSYNC

1980 – Nick Carter, singer, Backstreet Boys

Died on this day

1983 – Billy Fury, singer (born 1940)

2000 – Thoams Bowles, Motown saxophonist (born 1926)

2003 – Keven Conner, R&B singer, H-Town (born 1974)

2005 – Jim Capaldi, drummer, Traffic (born 1944)

2009 – Billy Powell, keyboardist, Lynyrd Skynyrd (born 1952)

2016 – Paul Kantner, guitarist, Jefferson Airplane (born 1941)

2016 – Signe Toly Anderson, singer, Jefferson Airplane (born 1941)

2017 – Geoff Nicholls, keyboardist, Black Sabbath (born 1948)

And on this day in...

1965 –  The Who made their UK TV debut on Ready Steady Go!

Celebrating 28 January

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