Celebrating 23 March

Birthdays

1944 – Tony (T.S.) McPhee, guitarist, The Groundhogs

1944 – Michael Nyman, composer, minimalist

1949 – Ric Ocasek, guitarist, The Cars

1952 – Dave Bartram, singer, Showaddywaddy

1953 – Chaka Khan, R&B/funk singer

1965 – Marti Pellow, singer, Wet Wet Wet

1967 – John Strohm, drummer, The Lemonheads

1968 – Damon Albarn, frontman, Blur

1971 – Abe Laboriel Jr., session drummer

1979 – Ariel Rechtshaid, record producer

Died on this day

1978 – Bill Kenny, singer, The Ink Spots (born 1914)

1995 – Alan Barton, singer, Black Lace, Smokie (born 1953)

2004 – Roy "Pop" Lewis,  The Lewis Family (born 1905)

2006 – Pio Leyva, singer, Buena Vista Social Club (born 1917)

2014 – Dave Brockie, vocalist, Gwar (born 1963)

2015 – Lil' Chris, singer/songwriter, TV personality (born 1990)

And on this day in...

1956 – RCA released Elvis Presley, his debut studio album

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