Celebrating 27 October

Birthdays

1949 – Garry Tallent, bassist, E Street Band

1951 – K. K. Downing, guitarist, Judas Priest

1952 – Hazell Dean, singer

1953 – Peter Dodd, guitarist, Thompson Twins

1958 – Simon Le Bon, vocalist, Duran Duran

1978 – Sabrina Washington, singer, Mis-Teeq

1984 – Kelly Osbourne, singer

Died on this day

1980 – Steve Took, Tyrannosaurus Rex (born 1949)

2002 – Tom Dowd, engineer/producer (born 1925)

2013 – Lou Reed, guitarist, Velvet Underground (born 1942)

And on this day in...

1980 – Mark Chapman bought the gun with which he would kill John Lennon six weeks later