Birthdays

1943 – Tony Blackburn, radio DJ

1944 – Andrew Loog Oldham, manager

1953 – Louie Pérez, guitarist, Los Lobos

1954 – Rob Manzoli, guitarist, Right Said Fred

1961 – Dave Baynton-Power, drummer, James

1961 – Eddie Jackson, bassist, Queensrÿche

1961 – Pauline Henry, lead singer, The Chimes

1962 – Marcus Vere, keyboardist, Living In A Box

1964 – Roddy Frame, guitarist, Aztec Camera

1985 – Rag'n'Bone Man (Rory Graham), singer

Died on this day

1992 – Willie Dixon, bluesman (born 1915)

2009 – John Martyn, folk singer/songwriter (born 1948)

2015 – Rod McKuen, poet, singer/songwriter, translator (born 1933)

And on this day in...

1979 –  16-year-old Brenda Spencer killed two people and wounded nine others when she fired from her house into Grover Cleveland               Elementary School in San Diego. When asked why she did it, she said 'I don't like Mondays.'  Bob Geldof wrote a song of that               title based on the event, a hit for the Boomtown Rats.

Celebrating 29 January

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