Died on this day

1975 – Louis Jordan, "The King of the Jukebox" (born 1908)

1982 – Alex Harvey, of his own Sensational band (born 1935)

1983 – Karen Carpenter, The Carpenters (born 1950)

1984 – Paul Gardiner, bassist, Tubeway Army (born 1958)

2009 – Lux Interior (E.L. Purkhiser), singer, The Cramps (born 1946)

2009 – Steve Dullaghan, bassist, The Primitives (born 1966)

2013 – Reg Presley, singer, The Troggs (born 1941)

2016 – Maurice White, singer, Earth, Wind and Fire (born 1941)

And on this day in...

2017 –  Black Sabbath played their last-ever gig, at the NEC in Birmingham (where else?)

Celebrating 4 February

Birthdays

1941 – John Steel, drummer, The Animals

1943 – Jimmy Johnson, guitarist, Muscle Shoals session player

1944 – Florence LaRue, lead singer, The 5th Dimension

1948 – Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier), singer, Alice Cooper

1950 – James Dunn, singer, The Stylistics

1950 – Phil Ehart, drummer, Kansas

1952 – Jerry Shirley, drummer, Humble Pie

1960 – Tim Booth, singer, James

1962 – Clint Black, country singer/songwriter

1963 – Noodles (Kevin Wasserman), guitarist, The Offspring

1968 – Steve Queralt, bassist, Ride

1975 – Natalie Imbruglia, singer, actress

1982 – Kimberly Wyatt, singer, Pussycat Dolls

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