Celebrating 14 April

Birthdays

1932 – Loretta Lynn, country singer/songwriter

1942 – Tony Burrows, session pop singer, Edison Lighthouse etc

1945 – Ritchie Blackmore, guitarist, Deep Purple

1948 – Larry Ferguson, keyboardist, Hot Chocolate

1948 – June Millington, guitarist, Fanny

1949 – Dennis Bryon, drummer, Amen Corner

1949 – Sonja Kristina, vocalist, Curved Air

1965 – Carl Hunter, bassist, The Farm

1969 – Martyn LeNoble, bassist, Porno for Pyros

1973 – David Miller, tenor, Il Divo

1980 – Win Butler, multi-instrumentalist, Arcade Fire

Died on this day

1983 – Pete Farndon, bassist, The Pretenders (born 1952)

1995 – Burl Ives, folk singer, actor (born 1909)

1999 – Anthony Newley, actor, singer/songwriter (born 1931)

2014 – Armando Peraza, percussionist, Santana (born 1924)

2015 – Percy Sledge, soul and R&B singer (born 1940)

And on this day in...

1963 – The Rolling Stones played a gig at The Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, London  - and all four Beatles were in the audience

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