Birthdays

1946 – Liza Minnelli, singer and actress

1948 – James Taylor, singer/songwriter

1948 – Les Holroyd, bassist, Barclay James Harvest

1949 – Bill Payne, keyboardist, Little Feat

1951 – Jack Green, guitarist, The Pretty Things

1956 – Steve Harris, bassist, Iron Maiden

1957 – Marlon Jackson, singer, The Jacksons

1965 – Coleen Nolan, singer, The Nolans

1969 – Graham Coxon, guitarist, Blur

1975 – Kéllé Bryan, singer, Eternal

1975 – Ben Kenney, bassist, Incubus

1979 – Pete Doherty, singer/guitarist, The Libertines

1986 – Danny Jones, guitarist, McFly

1988 – Elly Jackson, singer, La Roux

Died on this day

1955 – Charlie Parker, "Bird", jazz saxophonist (born 1920)

2010 – Lesley Duncan, singer/songwriter (born 1943)

2012 – Michael Hossack, drummer, Doobie Brothers (born 1946)

2013 – Clive Burr, drummer, Iron Maiden (born 1957)

 

And on this day in...

1967 – Velvet Underground's debut album was released

1969 – Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman, in London

1971 – The Allman Brothers Band played the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York, both of which were recorded, later released

   as At Fillmore East, their third and breakthrough album

Celebrating 12 March

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