Celebrating 26 October

Birthdays

1946 – Keith Hopwood, guitarist, Herman's Hermits

1951 – Bootsy Collins, bassist, James Brown, Parliament

1952 – David Was, Was Not Was

1953 – Keith Strickland, guitarist, The B-52s

1962 – Steve Wren, drummer, Then Jericho

1963 – Natalie Merchant, singer, 10,000 Maniacs

1966 – Judge Jules, British DJ

1967 – Keith Urban, Antipodean country star

1978 – Mark Barry, singer, BBMak

1981 – Guy Sebastian, Australian pop star

1986 – ScHoolboy Q (sic), (Quincy Matthew Hanley), US rapper

Died on this day

1966 – Alma Cogan, singer (born 1932)

1999 – Hoyt Axton, singer-songwriter (born 1938)

2019 – Paul Barrere, guitarist, Little Feat (born 1948)

And on this day in...

1962 – The Rolling Stones made their first demo tape