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Celebrating 6 March

Birthdays

1944 – Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, opera singer

1945 – Hugh Grundy, drummer, The Zombies

1946 – David Gilmour, guitarist, Pink Floyd

1946 – Murray Head, singer, actor

1947 – Kiki Dee, singer. Pride of Bradford, our Pauline.

1964 – Stephen Bier, keyboardist, Marilyn Manson

1970 – Betty Boo (Alison Moira Clarkson), singer, songwriter

1974 – Beanie Sigel (Dwight Grant), rapper

1974 – Guy Garvey, singer, Elbow

1984 – Chris Tomson, drummer, Vampire Weekend

1991 – Tyler, The Creator, US rapper

Died on this day

2005 – Tommy Vance, rock DJ (born 1940)

2009 – David Williams, US session guitarist (born 1950)

2010 – Mark Linkous, guitarist, Sparklehorse (born 1962)

2013 – Alvin Lee, guitarist, Ten Years After (born 1944)

2021 – Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape (born 1926)

And on this day in...

1967 – The Beatles added the sound effects (audience talk, screams) to the title track of Sgt Pepper to simulate a live performance

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