Celebrating 11 March

Birthdays

1944 – Ric Rothwell, drummer, The Mindbenders

1945 – Harvey Mandel, guitarist, Canned Heat

1947 – Mark Stein, keyboardist, Vanilla Fudge

1947 – Blue Weaver, keyboards, Amen Corner

1948 – George Kooymans, guitarist, Golden Earring

1950 – Bobby McFerrin, jazz singer

1951 – Katie Kissoon, singer, Mac and Katie Kissoon

1953 – Jimmy Iovine, record producer, record company owner

1955 – Nina Hagen, singer, The Nina Hagen Band

1957 – Cheryl Lynn, R&B singer

1961 – Bruce Watson, guitarist, Big Country

1961 – Mike Percy, bassist, Dead or Alive

1964 – Vinnie Paul, drummer, Pantera

1968 – Lisa Loeb, singer/songwriter

1968 – Paul Turner, bassist, Jamiroquai, Annie Lennox

1969 – Rami Jaffee, keyboardist, The Wallflowers

1979 – Joel Madden, lead vocalist, Good Charlotte

1979 – Benji Madden, guitarist, Good Charlotte

1981 – LeToya Luckett, singer, Destiny's Child

1981 – Paul Wall, rapper

Died on this day

1978 – Claude François, French pop singer (born 1939)

1998 – Stacy Guess, guitarist, Squirrel Nut Zippers (born 1966)

2004 – Edmund Sylvers, disco musician, The Sylvers (born 1957)

2015 – Jimmy Greenspoon, Three Dog Night (born 1948)

2016 – Keith Emerson, keyboardist, ELP; The Nice (born 1944)

2019 – Hal Blaine, drummer, The Wrecking Crew (born 1929)

2019 – Danny Kustow, guitarist, Tom Robinson Band (born 1955)

2021 – Ray Campi, The King of Rockabilly (born 1934)

 

And on this day in...

1970 Déja Vu, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's first album, released

1971 – Jim Morrison arrived in Paris, where he would live until his death in July of that year