Celebrating 8 October

Birthdays

1940 – Fred Cash, The Impressions

1941 – Dave Arbus, violinist, East of Eden

1945 – Butch Rillera, drummer, Redbone

1945 – Ray Royer, guitarist, Procol Harum

1947 – Sheila Ferguson, singer, The Three Degrees

1947 – Tony Wilson, bassist, Hot Chocolate

1949 – Hamish Stuart, guitarist, Average White Band

1949 – Harry Bowens, vocalist, Was Not Was

1959 – James Johnstone, guitarist, Pigbag

1967 – Teddy Riley, US record producer, multi-instrumentalist

1985 – Bruno Mars, sunger-songwriter,  multi-instrumentalist

Died on this day

2013 – Philip Chevron, guitarist, The Pogues (born 1957)

2015 – Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (born 1951)

2020 – Brian Locking, bassist, The Shadows (born 1938)

And on this day in...

1988 – Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon finally dropped out of Billboard's Top 200 Album chart, after 741 weeks

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