Celebrating 20 March

Birthdays

1917 – Vera Lynn, singer

1935 – Sam Lay, drummer, Bob Dylan

1936 – Lee "Scratch" Perry, record producer

1950 – Carl Palmer, drummer, ELP

1951 – Jimmie Vaughan, blues guitarist

1956 – Alphonso Martin, percussionist, Steel Pulse

1959 – Ian Rossiter ("Owen If"), drummer, Stereo MCs

1959 – Richard Drummie, guitarist, Go West

1961 – Slim Jim Phantom (James McDonnell), drummer, Stray Cats

1967 – Ian Shuttleworth, drummer, Terrorvision

1968 – Fredrik Schönfeldt, bassist, The Wannadies

1972 – Shelly Poole, singer, Alisha's Attic

1972 – Alex Kapranos, guitarist, Franz Ferdinand

Died on this day

2015 – A. J. Pero, drummer, Twisted Sister (born 1959)

And on this day in...

1969 – John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar

1970 – David Bowie married Angie Barnett in Beckenham

1976 – Alice Cooper married Sheryl Goddard in Acapulco

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