Celebrating 3 April

Birthdays

1922 – Doris Day, singer, actress

1938 – Jeff Barry, songwriter

1944 – Tony Orlando, singer, Tony Orlando and Dawn

1949 – Richard Thompson, guitarist, Fairport Convention

1962 – Simon Raymonde, bassist/keyboardist, Cocteau Twins

1962 – Mike Ness, guitarist, Social Distortion

1968 – Sebastian Bach, singer, Skid Row

1968 – Jamie Hewlett, co-creator, Gorillaz

1970 – Mathew Priest, drummer, Dodgy

1985 – Leona Lewis, singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1990 – Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer (born 1924)

1999 – Lionel Bart, songwriter and composer (born 1930)

2001 – Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey, Chicago bluesman  (born 1927)

2002 – Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey), avant-gardiste (born 1956)

2003 – Homer Banks, songwriter, producer (born 1941)

2006 – Martin Gilks, drummer, The Wonder Stuff (born 1965)

2015 – Bob Burns,  drummer, Lynyrd Skynyrd (born 1950)

And on this day in...

1960 – Elvis recorded It's Now Or Never, Fever, and Are You Lonesome Tonight

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