Celebrating 28 October

Birthdays

1927 – Cleo Laine, jazz and pop singer

1941 – Hank Marvin, lead guitarist, The Shadows

1948 – Telma Hopkins, singer, Dawn

1953 – Desmond Child, US songwriter & producer

1956 – Dave Wyndorf, vocalist, Monster Magnet

1957 – Stephen Morris, drummer, Joy Division, New Order

1958 – William Reid, lead guitarist, The Jesus and Mary Chain

1959 – Neville Henry, saxophonist, The Blow Monkeys

1963 – Eros Ramazzotti, Italian guitarist

1969 – Ben Harper, US singer/songwriter

1987 – Frank Ocean, US singer/songwriter and rapper

Died on this day

1984 – Wells Kelly, drummer, Orleans (born 1949)

2007 – Porter Wagoner, country legend (born 1927)

And on this day in...

1997 – R.E.M drummer Bill Berry announced he was leaving the band