Birthdays

1940 – Dean Torrence, singer, Jan and Dean

1947 – Tom Scholz, guitarist and founder, Boston

1950 – Ted McKenna, drummer, Sensational Alex Harvey Band

1954 – Tina Charles, pop/disco singer

1962 – Gary Clark, singer, Danny Wilson

1963 – Jeff Ament, bassist, Pearl Jam

1963 – Rick Rubin, record producer and founder, Def Jam Records

1964 – Neneh Cherry, singer/songwriter

1964 – Pat Kane, vocalist, Hue and Cry

1966 – Edie Brickell, singer, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

1966 – Dave Krusen, drummer, Pearl Jam

1967 – Suzie Q (Susan Banfield), rapper, Cookie Crew

1972 – Timbaland (Timothy Z. Mosley), rapper

1973 – John LeCompt, guitarist, Evanescence

1977 – Robin Thicke, singer/songwriter, producer

1982 – Jonathan Ansell, tenor singer, G4

1983 – Carrie Underwood, country singer/songwriter

1987 – Emile Sandé, singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1988 – Andy Gibb, singer/songwriter (born 1958)

1989 – Dock Green, baritone singer, The Drifters (born 1934)

1997 – Lavern Baker, R&B singer (born 1929)

2002 – Shirley Scott, soul-jazz organist (born 1934)

2004 – Dave Blood, bassist, Dead Milkmen (born 1956)

2005 – Danny Joe Brown, lead singer, Molly Hatchet (born 1951)

2017 – Joni Sledge, singer, Sister Sledge (born 1956)

 

And on this day in...

1964 – Simon and Garfunkel recorded The Sounds Of Silence. The record company subsequently (and without the duo's knowledge)

  added electric instruments to the duo's acoustic recording. It became a massive hit the following year.

Celebrating 10 March

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