Birthdays

1934 – Bob Shane, guitarist, The Kingston Trio

1937 – Don Everley, The Everley Brothers

1937 – Ray Sawyer, singer, Dr Hook

1947 – Normie Rowe, Australian pop star

1950 – Mike Campbell, guitarist, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

1968 – Lisa Marie Presley, singer

1969 – Patrick Wilson, drummer, Weezer

1971 – Ron Welty, drummer, The Offspring

1975 – Big Boi, rapper

1985 – Shellback (Johan Schuster), Swedish record producer

1990 – Laura Marling, folk singer/songwriter

1994 – Harry Styles, singer, One Direction

Died on this day

1986 – Dick James, music publisher (born 1920)

1989 – Paul Robi, singer, The Platters (born 1931)

1995 – (?) Richey Edwards, Manic Street Preachers (born 1967)

2012 – Don Cornelius, presenter, Soul Train (born 1936)

2013 – Cecil Womack, singer, Womack & Womack (born 1947)

2018 – Dennis Edwards, singer, The Temptations (born 1943)

And on this day in...

1949 –  The first ever 45 rpm single was issued by RCA (the first release of a song on it was two months later, 31 March)

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