Celebrating 29 April

Birthdays

1929 – April Stevens, American singer (and Northern Soul star)

1933 – Willie Nelson, country legend

1938 – Klaus Voormann, bassist, Manfred Mann

1947 – Tommy James, Tommy James and the Shondells

1953 – Bill Drummond, Situationist, co-founder The KLF

1958 – Simon Edwards, guitarist, Fairground Attraction

1960 – Phil King, bassist, Lush

1968 – Carnie Wilson, singer, Wilson Phillips

1973 – Mike Hogan, bassist, The Cranberries

1979 – Jo O'Meara, singer, S Club 7

1980 – Kian Egan, singer, Westlife

1981 – Tom Smith, keyboardist, The Editors

Died on this day

1990 – Floyd Butler, singer, Friends of Distinction (born 1937)

1993 – Mick Ronson, guitarist/arranger, David Bowie (born 1946)

1997 – Keith Ferguson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds (born 1946)

2021 – John Hinch, drummer, Judas Priest (born 1947)

And on this day in...

1967 – The Technicolour Dream benefit party for the alternative publication IT (International Times) was held in London

1977 – The Jam released their debut single In The City