Celebrating 3 November

Birthdays

1930 – Mable John, US blues singer

1945 – Nick Simper, bassist, co-founder of Deep Purple

1948 – Lulu (Marie Lawrie), Scottish singer (and how!)

1954 – Adam Ant (Stuart Goddard), leader of his Ants

1960 – James Prime, keyboardist, Deacon Blue

1960 – Ian McNabb, vocalist, The Icicle Works

1962 – Marilyn (Peter Robinson), singer

1967 – Mark Roberts, bassist, Catatonia

1973 – Mick Thomson, guitarist, Slipknot

Died on this day

1993 – Leo Theremin, inventor of the theremin (born 1896)

2002 – Lonnie Donegan, The King of Skiffle (born 1931)

And on this day in...

 

1957 – Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis released

1977 – Elton John announced his retirement from live performances. So that's when that farewell tour started....