Celebrating 24 November

Birthdays

1939 Jim Yester, guitarist, The Association

1941 Pete Best, drummer, one of the Fifth Beatles

1942 Sir Billy Connolly, comedian, singer, banjoist

1943 – Robin Williamson, guitarist, The Incredible String Band

1944 – Bev Bevan, drummer, The Move, ELO

1945 – Lee Michaels, US rock keyboardist

1953 – Alyn Shipton, jazz historian

1955 – Clem Burke, drummer, Blondie

1957 – Chris Hayes, guitarist, Huey Lewis and the News

1958 Carmel, singer, Carmel

1962 – John Squire, guitarist, Stone Roses

1962 – Gary Stonadge, bassist, Big Audio Dynamite

1964 – Tony Rombola, guitarist, Godsmack

1965 – Dawn Robinson, singer, En Vogue

1970 – Chad Taylor, guitarist, Live

Died on this day

1985 – Big Joe Turner, American bluesman (born 1911)

1991 – Eric Carr, drummer, KISS (born 1950)

1991 – Freddy Mercury, singer, Queen (born 1946)

1993 – Albert Collins, blues guitarist (born 1932)

2008 – Michael Lee, drummer, Page & Plant (born 1969)

And on this day in...

1973 – Ringo Starr had his first US No 1 single with Photograph, co-written with George Harrison

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