Celebrating 18 April

Birthdays

1939 – Glen Hardin, pianist, Elvis Presley

1940 – Mike Vickers, saxophonist, Manfred Mann

1958 – Andy Kyriacou, drummer, Modern Romance

1958 – Les Pattinson, bassist, Echo and the Bunnymen

1962 – Shirlie Holliman, singer, Pepsi & Shirlie

1964 – Bez (Mark Berry), mascot, Happy Mondays

1970 – Greg Eklund, drummer, Everclear

1974 – Mark Tremonti, guitarist, Creed

Died on this day

1991 – Martin Hannett, record producer (born 1948)

1996 – Bernard Edwards, bassist, Chic (born 1952)

2012 – Dick Clark, TV personality (born 1929)

2013 – Storm Thorgerson, graphic designer (born 1944)

And on this day in...

1985 – Wham! became the first Western pop act to have an LP released in China

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