Celebrating 18 March

Birthdays

1934 – Charley Pride, country music singer

1936 – Robert Lee Smith, singer, The Tams

1950 – John Hartman, The Doobie Brothers

1959 – Irene Cara, singer/songwriter and actress

1963 – Vanessa Williams, singer, actress

1964 – Courtney Pine, jazz musician

1966 – Jerry Cantrell, guitarist, Alice In Chains

1967 – Miki Berenyi, guitarist, Lush

1970 – Queen Latifah, rapper

1974 – Stuart Zender, bassist, Jamiroquai

1977 – Devin Lima, singer, LFO

1979 – Adam Levine, singer, Maroon 5

1985 – Marvin Humes, singer, JLS

1986 – Lykke Li, singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1999 – Lillian McMurry, co-founder Trumpet Records (born 1921)

2001 – John Phillips, The Mamas & the Papas (born 1935)

2011 – Jet Harris, bassist, The Shadows (born 1939)

2014 – Joe Lala, percussionist, Blues Image (born 1947)

2017 – Chuck Berry, rock n' roll pioneer (born 1926)

And on this day in...

1965 – Each of The Rolling Stones was fined £5 for urinating in a public place (a petrol station in Essex)

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