Celebrating 1 April

Birthdays

1939 – Rudolph Isley, singer, The Isley Brothers

1940 – Annie Nightingale, radio DJ

1945 – John Barbata, drummer, Jefferson Starship

1947 – Robin Scott, founder, M

1948 – Jimmy Cliff, ska and reggae musician

1950 – Billy Currie, violinist, synthesizers, Ultravox

1951 – Henry Gross, guitarist, Sha Na Na

1961 – Mark White, guitarist, ABC

1961 – Susan Boyle, singer

1965 – Peter O'Toole , bassist, Hothouse Flowers

1966 – Chris Evans, radio DJ

1971 – Method Man (Clifford Smith), rapper, Wu-Tang Clan

1981 – Hannah Spearritt, singer, S Club 7

1986 – Hillary Scott, singer, Lady Antebellum

1994 – Ella Eyre, singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1984 – Marvin Gaye, singer/songwriter (born 1939)

2004 – Paul Atkinson, guitarist, The Zombies (born 1946)

2015 – Cynthia Lennon, Beatle wife (born 1939)

2015 – Dave Ball, guitarist, Procol Harum (born 1950)

2020 – Adam Schlesinger, bassist, Fountains of Wayne (born 1967)

And on this day in...

1976 – AC/DC made their live debut in the UK at the Red Cow, Hammersmith

1976 – The Buzzcocks made their live debut in Bolton.

2017 – Bob Dylan accepted the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, in Stockholm