Celebrating 9 April

Birthdays

1948 – Philip Wright, drummer, Paper Lace

1961 – Mark Kelly, keyboardist, Marillion

1977 – Gerard Way, lead singer, My Chemical Romance

1978 – Rachel Stevens, singer, S Club 7

1980 – Albert Hammond Jr., guitarist, The Strokes

1987 – Jesse McCartney, singer/songwriter, actor

Died on this day

1976 – Phil Ochs, protest singer/songwriter (born 1940)

1988 – Dave Prater, baritone singer, Sam & Dave (born 1937)

1988 – Brook Benton, singer/songwriter (born 1931)

1997 – Mae Boren Axton, songwriter (born 1914)

2002 – Juno Lewis, jazz composer, percussionist (born 1931)

2009 – Randy Cain, singer, The Delfonics (born 1945)

And on this day in...

1965 – Bruce Johnston joins The Beach Boys, initially as a touring replacement for Brian Wilson

© 2020 Anaxas Publishing