Celebrating 25 March

Birthdays

1942 – Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

1947 – Sir Elton John, singer, songwriter, pianist

1949 – Neil Jones, guitarist, Amen Corner

1949 – Bob Ezrin, record producer

1951 – Maizie Williams, singer, Boney M

1960 – Steve Norman, multi-instrumentalist, Spandau Ballet

1966 – Frank Ferrer, drummer, Guns N' Roses

1969 – Cathy Dennis, singer, songwriter

1974 – Finley Quaye, singer

1975 – Melanie Blatt, singer, All Saints

1977 – Juvenile (Terius Gray), rapper

1988 – Ryan Lewis, rapper, DJ, songwriter, producer

1988 – Big Sean (Sean Anderson), rapper

Died on this day

1997 – Kenny Moore, piano, Tina Turner (born 1951)

2002 – Joe Schermie, bassist, Three Dog Night (born 1946)

2006 – Buck Owens Jr., country singer/songwriter (born 1929)

2009 – Dan Seals, England Dan & John Ford Coley (born 1948)

And on this day in...

1958 – Buddy Holly played the last night of his only UK tour, in London

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