Celebrating 31 October

Birthdays

1937 – Tom Paxton, singer/songwriter

1945 – Russ Ballard, vocalist/guitarist, Argent

1952 – Tony Bowers, bassist, Simply Red

1961 – Larry Mullen Jr, drummer, U2

1963 – Johnny Marr, guitarist, The Smiths

1963 – Mikkey Dee, drummer, Motörhead

1964 – Colm Ó Cíosóig, drummer, My Bloody Valentine

1966 – Annabella Lwin, singer, Bow Wow Wow

1966 – Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz), The Beastie Boys

1968 – Ally McErlaine, guitarist, Texas

1968 – Al Mackenzie, DJ, D:Ream

1970 – Linn Berggren, singer, Ace of Base

1970 – Roger Stevens, guitarist, Blind Lemon

1970 – Johnny Moeller, guitarist, The Fabulous Thunderbirds

1980 – Charles Moniz, Canadian bassist and record producer

1980 – Isabella Summers, Florence and the Machine

1981 – Frank Iero, guitarist, My Chemical Romance

1981 – Monica and Gabriela Irimia, Cheeky Girls

Died on this day

1989 – Roger Scott, British DJ (born 1943)

And on this day in...

1959 – The Quarrymen became Johnny and the Moondogs

1986 – Roger Waters went to court to stop David Gilmour and Nick Mason using "Pink Floyd" as a band name

1996 – Slash announced he was no longer in Guns N' Roses, and he wasn't until 2016, when he rejoined