Celebrating 31 March

Birthdays

1934 – Shirley Jones, singer, actress, The Partridge Family

1935 – Herb Alpert, trumpeter, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

1944 – Mick Ralphs, guitarist, Mott The Hoople, Bad Company

1946 – Al Nichol, guitarist, The Turtles

1948 – Thijs van Leer, keyboardist, Focus

1953 – Sean Hopper, keyboardist, Huey Lewis and the News

1954 – Tony Brock, drummer, The Babys

1955 – Angus Young, guitarist, AC/DC

1958 – Paul Ferguson, drummer, Killing Joke

1971 – Julian Deane, guitarist, Toploader

1974 – Stefan Olsdal, bassist, Placebo

1978 – Tony Yayo (Marvin Bernard), rapper, G-Unit

Died on this day

1986 – O'Kelly Isley, singer, The Isley Brothers (born 1937)

1995 – Selena, Mexican-American Tejano singer, (born 1971)

2005– Hideaki Sekiguchi, bassist, Guitar Wolf (born 1967)

And on this day in...

1958 – Chick Berry released Johnny B. Goode  ("All right folks, here's the one it's all about" - The Grateful Dead)

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