Birthdays

1933 – Quincy Jones Jr., record producer, composer

1943 – Jim Pons, bassist, The Turtles

1945 – Walter Parazaider, saxophonist, Chicago

1945 – James O'Rourke, guitar, John Fred and his Playboy Band

1947 – Jona Lewie, singer/songwriter

1956 – Chris Redburn, bassist, Kenny

1962 – Steve Lambert, singer, Roman Holliday

1983 – Taylor Hanson, keyboards, Hanson

1989 – Colby O'Donis, singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1970 – Mary Ann Ganser, singer, The Shangri-Las (born 1948)

1972 – Linda Jones, soul singer (born 1944)

1991 – Doc Pomus, blues singer/songwriter (born 1925)

2011 – Ronnie Hammond, Atlanta Rhythm Section (born 1950)

2014 – Gary Burger, guitarist, The Monks (born 1942)

And on this day in...

1964 – For the first time ever, the UK Top 10 singles were all by British acts

1982 – Metallica made their live debut, in Anaheim, CA

1983 – Bon Jovi was formed

Celebrating 14 March

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