Celebrating 12 April

Birthdays

1940 – Herbie Hancock, jazz pianist

1944 – John Kay, guitarist, Steppenwolf

1947 – Alexander Briley, the G.I., The Village People

1949 – Donald Ray Mitchell, singer, Was (Not Was)

1957 – Vince Gill, country singer/songwriter

1958 – Will Sergeant, guitarist, Echo & The Bunnymen

1962 – Art Alexakis, guitarist, Everclear

1964 – Amy Ray, singer/songwriter, Indigo Girls

1965 – Sean Welch, bassist, The Beautiful South

1967 – Sarah Cracknell, lead singer, Saint Etienne

1978 – Guy Berryman, bassist, Coldplay

1980 – Brian McFadden, singer, Westlife

1984 – Alessandro Venturella, bassist, Slipknot

1987 – Brendon Urie, lead vocalist, Panic! at the Disco

Died on this day

1999 – Boxcar Willie, country singer/songwriter (born 1931)

2012 – Andrew Love, saxophonist, Memphis Horns (born 1941)

And on this day in...

1954 – Bill Haley and His Comets recorded Rock Around The Clock in New York City - and the world changed forever

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