Celebrating 30 October

Birthdays

1939 – Eddie Holland, singer, songwriter, producer

1939 – Grace Slick, vocalist, Jefferson Airplane

1941 – Otis Williams, baritone, The Temptations

1946 – Chris Slade, drummer, AC/DC

1947 – Timothy B. Schmit, bassist, Eagles, Poco

1949 – David Green, bassist, Air Supply

1960 – Jerry De Borg, guitarist, Jesus Jones

1962 – Geoff Beauchamp, Eighth Wonder

1965 – Gavin Rossdale, guitarist, Bush

1969 – Snow (Darrin O'Brien) Canadian rapper

1970 – Tommy Walter, bassist, Eels

1973 – Maurizio Lobina, keyboardist, Eiffel 65

1989 – Vanessa White, singer, The Saturdays

Died on this day

2002 – Jam Master Jay, Run-D.M.C. (born 1965)

2003 – Steve O'Rourke, manager, Pink Floyd (born 1940)

2007 – Linda Stein, co-manager, The Ramones (born 1945)

2008 – Mike Terry, saxophonist, The Funk Brothers (born 1940)

2016 – Curly Putman, songwriter (born 1930)

And on this day in...

1970 – Jim Morrison convicted of exposing himself during a Miami gig and sentenced to six months

1971 – Pink Floyd released Meddle in the US