Celebrating 8 April

Birthdays

1942 – Roger Chapman, vocalist, Family

1947 – Steve Howe, guitarist, Yes

1951 – Mel Schacher, bassist, Grand Funk Railroad

1962 – Adam Mole, guitarist, Pop Will Eat Itself

1962 – Izzy Stradlin, guitarist, Guns N' Roses

1962 – Jeremy Kelly, guitarist, The Lotus Eaters

1963 – Julian Lennon, singer/songwriter

1963 – Donita Sparks, guitarist, L7

1971 – Darren Jessee, drummer, Ben Folds Five

1984 – Ezra Koenig, guitarist, Vampire Weekend

Died on this day

1997 – Laura Nyro, singer/songwriter (born 1947)

2009 – Tam Payton, manager, the Bay City Rollers (born 1937)

2010 – Malcolm McLaren, manager, Sex Pistols (born 1946)

And on this day in...

1977 – The Clash's self-titled first LP was released in the UK

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