Celebrating 29 November

Birthdays

1933 John Mayall, bluesman

1939 Meco Monardo, US producer & "space disco" musician

1940 Chuck Mangione, jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player

1942 Felix Cavaliere, keyboardist, The Young Rascals

1944 John Alder - "Twink", drummer, Pretty Things

1951 – Barry Goudreau, guitarist, Boston

1957 – Jennifer Batten, US guitarist/session musician

1958 Michael Dempsey, bassist, The Cure

1959 – Wendy Wu, vocalist, The Photos

1968 – Martin Carr, guitarist, The Boo Radleys

1968 – Jonathan Knight, New Kids On The Block

1979 – The Game, US rapper

Died on this day

1999 – Curtis Knight, vocalist, The Squires (born 1929)

2001 – George Harrison, Beatle (born 1943)

2013 – Dick Dodd, drummer, The Standells  (born 1945)

2016 – Ray Columbus, NZ singer  (born 1942)

2019 – Irving Burgie, US/Caribbean composer (born 1924)

And on this day in...

1963 –  The Beatles released I Want To Hold Your Hand - the first record ever to have advance orders in excess of a million copies

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