Celebrating 22 March

Birthdays

1936 – Roger Whittaker, folk/pop singer/songwriter

1943 – George Benson, jazz guitarist

1946 – Harry Vanda, guitarist, The Easybeats, and songwriter

1947 – Patrick Olive, bassist, Hot Chocolate

1948 – Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer and impresario

1957 – Stephanie Mills, singer/songwriter, actress

1958 – Pete Wylie, guitarist, Wah!

1963 – Susanne Sulley, vocalist, The Human League

1968 – Mickey Dale, keyboardist, Embrace

1970 – Andreas Johnson, pop/rock singer/songwriter

1979 – Aaron North, guitarist, The Icarus Line

1980 – Shannon Bex, singer, Danity Kane

1981 – Shawn Mims, rapper

1986 – Amy Studt, singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1986 – Mark Dinning, 50s/60s pop singer (born 1933)

1994 – Dan Hartman, singer/songwriter, producer (born 1950)

1996 – Don Murray, drummer, The Turtles (born 1945)

1996 – Billy Williamson, Bill Haley and his Comets (born 1925)

2001 – Earl T. Beal, singer, The Silhouettes (born 1924)

2005 – Rod Price, guitarist, Foghat (born 1947)

2016 – Phife Dawg (Malik Izaak Taylor), rapper (born 1970)

And on this day in...

1965 – Bob Dylan released Bringing It All Back Home, his fifth studio album

1967 – The Who played their first US gig at New York's 58th Street Theatre

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