Celebrating 7 April

Birthdays

1937 – Charlie Thomas, singer, The Drifters

1943 – Mick Abrahams, guitarist, Blodwyn Pig

1947 – Patricia Bennett, singer, The Chiffons

1948 – Carol Douglas, singer, The Chantels

1948 – John Oates, guitarist, Hall and Oates

1950 – Steve Ellis, singer, Love Affair

1951 – Janis Ian, singer/songwriter

1957 – Simon Climie, lead singer, Climie Fisher

1970 – Pearl Lowe, vocalist, Powder, Lodger

1978 – Duncan James, singer, Blue

1982 – Kelli Young, singer, Liberty X

1984 – Yonah Higgins, singer, Cleopatra

1991 – Anne-Marie (Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson), singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1981 – Kit Lambert, producer & manager, The Who (born 1935)

1994 – Lee Brilleaux, singer, Dr. Feelgood (born 1952)

1998 – Carlos Vega, drummer, James Taylor (born 1956)

2000 – Heinz (Heinz Burt), bassist, The Tornados  (born 1942)

2013 – Andy Johns, producer, sound engineer (born 1950)

2016 – Jimmie Van Zant, singer/ songwriter, guitarist (born 1956)

2020 – John Prine, country/folk singer-songwriter (born 1946)

2020 – Steve Farmer, guitarist, The Amboy Dukes (born 1948)

And on this day in...

1962 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met Brian Jones for the first time, at the Ealing Jazz Club

1985 – Wham! became the first Western pop group to play in China