Celebrating 17 March

Birthdays

1939 – Clarence Collins, Little Anthony & the Imperials

1944 – John Sebastian, guitarist, The Lovin' Spoonful

1946 – Harold Brown, drummer, War

1948 – Pat Lloyd, guitarist, The Equals

1951 – Scott Gorham, guitarist, Thin Lizzy

1959 – Mike Lindup, keyboards, Level 42

1962 – Clare Grogan, singer, Altered Images

1963 – Michael Ivins, bassist/keyboardist, The Flaming Lips

1967 – Billy Corgan, guitarist, The Smashing Pumpkins

1972 – Melissa Auf Der Maur, bassist, Hole

1973 – Caroline Corr, drummer, The Corrs

1975 – Justin Hawkins, guitarist, The Darkness

1990 – Hozier (Andrew Hozier-Byrne), singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1982 – Samuel George Jr., singer, The Capitols (born 1942)

1990 – Ric Grech, bassist, Family (born 1946)

1996 – Terry Stafford, singer/songwriter (born 1941)

1997 – Jermaine Stewart, R&B singer (born 1957)

2003 – Bill Carlisle, country singer/songwriter (born 1908)

2006 – Professor X (Lumumba Carson), hip hopster (born 1956)

2010 – Alex Chilton, guitarist, The Box Tops (born 1950)

And on this day in...

1957 – Elvis bought Graceland

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