Celebrating 17 November

Birthdays

1938 – Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian troubador

1942 – Bob Gaudio, keyboardist, The Four Seasons

1946 – Martin Barre, guitarist, Jethro Tull

1947 – Rod Clements, guitarist, Lindisfarne

1947 – Robert Antoni, keyboardist, Nazz

1948 – Iain Sutherland, Sutherland Brothers and Quiver

1955 – Peter Cox, vocalist, Go West

1957 – Jim Babjak, guitarist, The Smithereens

1960 – RuPaul, US drag queen and singer

1967 – Ronnie DeVoe, New Edition

1980 – Isaac Hanson, Hanson

1981 – Sarah Harding, Girls Aloud

Died on this day

1979 – John Glascock, Jethro Tull (born 1951)

1995 – Alan Hull, Lindisfarne (born 1945)

2003 – Arthur Conley, sweet soul singer (born 1946)

2003 – Don Gibson, US country singer (born 1928)

And on this day in...

2003George Michael re-signed with Sony, ten years after taking them to court to end his contract with them

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