Birthdays

1938 Sandy Nelson, US drummer

1944 – Charlie Grima, drummer, Wizzard

1944 – Eric Bloom, guitarist, Blue Öyster Cult

1944 – John Densmore, drummer, The Doors

1945 – Bette Midler, US singer, comedian

1946 Gilbert O'Sullivan, singer/songwriter

1956 – Julee Cruise, US singer/songwriter

1959 – Steve Jansen, drummer, Japan

1963 – Sam Reid, keyboardist, Glass Tiger

1971 – Greg Upchurch, drummer, 3 Doors Down

1977 – Brad Delson, guitarist, Linkin Park

1988 – Tyler Joseph, rapper, Twenty One Pilots

Died on this day

1993 – Ray Gillen, rock singer-songwriter  (born 1959)

2013 – Martin Sharp, Australian pop artist, songwriter (born 1942)

2013 – Richard Coughlan, drummer, Caravan (born 1947)

And on this day in...

1976 –  The Sex Pistols appeared on the Today TV show. It launched their careers, and wrecked that of the presenter Bill Grundy.

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