Celebrating 26 March

Birthdays

1944 – Diana Ross, singer, The Supremes

1948 – Richard Tandy, keyboardist, ELO

1948 – Steven Tyler, singer, Aerosmith

1949 – Fran Sheehan, bassist, Boston

1955 – Martin Price, keyboardist, 808 State

1957 – Paul Morley, music journalist

1959 – Chris Whitten, session drummer

1968 – James Jonas Iha, guitarist, Smashing Pumpkins

1968 – Kenny Chesney, country singer/songwriter

1971 – John Hendy, singer, East 17

1981 – Jay Sean (Kamaljit Singh Jhooti), singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1976 – Duster Bennett, blues singer (born 1946)

1980 – John Poulos, drummer, The Buckinghams (born 1947)

1995 – Eazy-E (Eric Lynn Wright), rapper, N.W.A. (born 1964)

2002 – Randy Castillo, drummer, Ozzy Osbourne (born 1950)

2004 – Jan Berry, singer, Jan and Dean (born 1941)

2005 – Paul Hester, drummer, Crowded House (born 1959)

2006 – Nikki Sudden, guitarist, Swell Maps (born 1956)

And on this day in...

1980 – The Police became the first Western pop group to play in Bombay, India for over ten years

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