Celebrating 15 March

Birthdays

1940 – Phil Lesh, bassist, Grateful Dead

1940 – Hughie Flint, drummer, McGuiness Flint

1941 – Mike Love, vocalist, The Beach Boys

1943 – Sly Stone, frontman, Sly and the Family Stone

1945 – David Costell, guitar, Gary Lewis & the Playboys

1946 – Howard E. Scott, guitar, War

1947 – Ry Cooder, guitarist, songwriter, producer

1947 – Frank Lugo, guitarist, ? and the Mysterians

1955 – Dee Snider, singer, Twisted Sister

1955 – Bunny DeBarge, singer, DeBarge

1962 – Steve Coy, drummer, Dead or Alive

1962 – Terence Trent D'Arby, singer/songwriter

1963 – Bret Michaels, singer, Poison

1964 – Rockwell (Kenneth Gordy), singer/songwriter

1968 – Mark McGrath, singer, Sugar Ray

1972 – Mark Hoppus, bassist, Blink-182

1975 – Will.i.am, singer, Black Eyed Peas; producer, actor

1977 – Joe Hahn, DJ, Linkin Park

Died on this day

1994 – Alan Buck, drummer, The Four Pennies (born 1943)

2013 – Hardrock Gunter, pre-rock and roll guitarist (born 1925)

2014 – Scott Asheton, drummer, The Stooges (born 1949)

2015 – Mike Porcaro, bassist, Toto (born 1955)

And on this day in...

1967 – The Beatles (in reality, only George Harrison) started the recording of Within You, Without You (Sgt Pepper)

1968 – The Rolling Stones started the recording of Beggars Banquet

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