Celebrating 25 October

Birthdays

1944 – Jon Anderson, vocalist, Yes

1944 – Taffy Nivert, singer, Starland Vocal Band

1946 – John Hall, drummer, The Equals

1947 – Glenn Tipton, guitarist, Judas Priest

1950 – Chris Norman, vocalist, Smokie

1951 – Richard Lloyd, guitarist, Television

1955 – Matthias Jabs, guitarist, The Scorpions

1961 – Chad Smith, drummer, Red Hot Chili Peppers

1963 – John Levén, bassist, Europe

1964 – Nick Thorp, bassist, Curiosity Killed The Cat

1968 – Speech (Todd Thomas), rapper, Arrested Development

1970 – Ed Robertson, guitarist, Barenaked Ladies

1984 – Katy Perry, singer-songwriter

1985 – Ciara (Ciara Princess Wilson), US singer-songwriter

Died on this day

1985 – Gary Holton, vocalist, Heavy Metal Kids (born 1953)

1991 – Bill Graham, promoter (born 1931)

1992 – Roger Miller, King of the Road (born 1936)

2000 – William Bennett, drummer, The Pharaohs (born 1944)

2002 – Richard Harris, Irish actor and singer (born 1930)

2004 – John Peel, DJ (born 1939)

2014 – Jack Bruce, bassist, Cream (born 1943)

2015 – Marlo Henderson, US session musician (born 1948) 

And on this day in...

1958 – Cliff Richard made his British radio debut, on BBC's Saturday Club

1964 – The Rolling Stones made their US TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show

1968 – Led Zeppelin made their live debut as Led Zeppelin (rather than as The New Yardbirds) at Surrey University

1968 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience released Electric Ladyland