Birthdays

1933 – Lloyd Price, R&B singer, "Mr Personality"

1936 – Mickey Gilley, country singer

1942 – John Cale, multi-instrumentalist, Velvet Underground

1942 – Mark Lindsay, lead singer, Paul Revere & the Raiders

1944 – Trevor Burton, guitarist, The Move

1945 – Robin Trower, guitarist, Procol Harum

1946 – Jim Cregan, guitarist, Rod Stewart

1948 – Chris Thompson, guitarist, Manfred Mann Earth Band

1948 – Jeffrey Osborne, soul singer/songwriter

1948 – Jimmie Fadden, drummer, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

1951 – Frank Rodriguez, keyboardist, ? and the Mysterians

1958 – Martin Fry, vocalist, ABC

1962 – Pete Wishart, keyboardist, Runrig

1968 – Robert Sledge, bassist, Ben Folds Five

1969 – Adam Siegel, guitarist, Infectious Grooves

1980 – Chingy (Howard Bailey Jr), rapper

1987 – Bow Wow (Shad Gregory Moss), rapper

Died on this day

1997 – The Notorious B.I.G., rapper (born 1972)

2005 – Chris LeDoux, country singer/songwriter (born 1948)

2005 – George Scott, singer, Blind Boys of Alabama (born 1929)

2007 – Brad Delp, lead singer, Boston (born 1951)

And on this day in...

1970 – Black Sabbath made their concert debut, as Black Sabbath, at the Roundhouse, London

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