Birthdays

 

1937 – Philip Glass, minimalist composer

1951 – Wayne Casey, singer, KC and the Sunshine Band

1951 – Phil Manzanera, guitarist, Roxy Music

1952 – Curley Smith, drummer, Jo Jo Gunne

1954 – Adrian Vandenberg guitarist, Whitesnake

1956 – Johnny Rotten, singer, Sex Pistols

1960 – Sir George Benjamin, classical composer

1961 – Lloyd Cole, singer, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions

1966 – Al Jaworski, bassist, Jesus Jones

1967 – Chad Channing, drummer, Nirvana

1970 – Minnie Driver, actress and singer/songwriter

1981 – Justin Timberlake, singer

1987 – Marcus Mumford, singer, Mumford & Sons

Died on this day

1970 – Slim Harpo, bluesman (born 1924)

1978 – Greg Herbert, saxes, Blood, Sweat & Tears (born 1947)

2009 – Dewey Martin, drummer, Buffalo Springfield (born 1940)

2011 – Mark Ryan, guitarist, The Ants (born 1959)

2014 – Anna Gordy Gaye, record company executive (born 1922)

2015 – Don Covay, R&B singer (born 1936)

2017 – John Wetton, bassist, Family (born 1949)

And on this day in...

1967 –  John Lennon bought the antique poster that would furnish most of the lyrics of Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (Sgt Pepper)

Celebrating 31 January

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