Celebrating 29 March

Birthdays

1940 – Eden Kane (Richard Graham Sarstedt), 60s pop idol

1940 – Astrud Gilberto, samba and bossa nova singer

1943 – Chad Allan, singer, The Guess Who

1943 – Vangelis, composer

1944 – Terry Jacks, singer/songwriter, environmentalist

1947 – Bobby Kimball, vocalist, Toto

1949 – Dave Greenfield, keyboardist, The Stranglers

1959 – Perry Farrell, vocalist, Jane's Addiction

1981 – PJ Morton, keyboardist, Maroon 5

Died on this day

1980 – Mantovani, orchestra leader (born 1905)

1985 – The Singing Nun (Jeanine Deckers) (born 1933)

2016 – Andy Newman, piano, Thunderclap Newman (born 1942)

And on this day in...

1980 – Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon notched up its 303rd week on the US album chart, overtaking Carole King's Tapestry

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