Birthdays

1944 – Michael Wilson, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

1946 – Red Stripe (David Gittins), singer, The Flying Pickets

1948 – Shakin' Stevens (Michael Barrett), singer/songwriter

1951 – Chris Rea, rock/blues singer/songwriter

1953 – Emilio Estefan, Miami Sound Machine

1954 – St Clair Palmer, vocalist, Sweet Sensation

1955 – Boon Gould, guitarist, Level 42

1963 – Jason Newsted, bassist, Metallica

1964 – Richard March, bassist, Pop Will Eat Itself

1966 – Patrick Hannan, drummer, The Sundays

1967 – Evan Dando, guitarist, The Lemonheads

1968 – Patsy Kensit, singer, Eighth Wonder. Actress and rock chick.

1971 – Fergal Lawler, drummer, The Cranberries

Died on this day

1986 – Howard Greenfield, songwriter and lyricist (born 1936)

1986 – Richard Manuel, keyboardist, The Band (born 1943)

1992 – Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist (born 1921)

1999 – Eddie Dean, western singer and actor (born 1907)

2001 – Glenn Hughes, Village People (born 1950) 

2002 – Mark Vann, banjoist, Leftover Salmon (born 1962)

2004 – John McGeoch, guitarist, Magazine (born 1955)

And on this day in...

1966 – John Lennon's statement that The Beatles were 'more popular than Jesus Christ' was published in the (London) Evening Standard

Celebrating 4 March

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