Birthdays

1941 – Peter Macbeth, bassist, The Foundations

1942 – Graham Nash, guitarist, The Hollies, CSNY

1946 – Howard Bellamy, guitarist, The Bellamy Brothers

1948 – Al McKay, guitarist, Earth, Wind and Fire

1949 – Ross Valory, bassist, Steve Miller Band

1951 – Ken Bruce, radio DJ

1952 – Rick Dufay, guitarist, Aerosmith

1964 – Charlie Heather, drummer, The Levellers

1965 – Steve Firth, bassist, Embrace

1966 – Robert DeLeo, bassist, Stone Temple Pilots

1971 – Ben Mize, drummer, Counting Crows

1971 – Michelle Gayle, R&B singer, actress

1977 – Shakira, singer

Died on this day

1979 – Sid Vicious, bassist, Sex Pistols (born 1957)

2007 – Billy Henderson, singer, The Spinners (born 1939)

2007 – Joe Hunter, session musician, Funk Brothers (born 1927)

And on this day in...

1969 –   Yoko One was divorced from Tony Cox, paving the way for her marriage to John Lennon

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