Birthdays

1941 Tom McGuinness, guitarist, Manfred Mann

1942 – Ted Bluechel Jr, drummer, The Association

1943 Dave Munden, drummer, The Tremeloes

1960 – Rick Savage, bassist, Def Leppard

1960 – Sydney Youngblood, funk singer

1968 – Nate Mendel, bassist, Foo Fighters

1971 Donna Matthews, guitarist, Elastica

1978 – Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer/songwriter

1978 – Chris Wolstenholme, bassist, Muse

1981 – Britney Spears, singer

1986 – Tal Wilkenfeld, Australian bassist

1991 – Charlie Puth, US singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1982 – David Blue, folk singer-songwriter  (born 1941)

2001 – Valerie Jones, The Jones Girls (born 1956)

2006 – Dave Mount, drummer, Mud (born 1947)

2006 – Mariska Veres, singer, Shocking Blue (born 1947)

2008 – Odetta, US singer and civil rights activist (born 1930)

2009 – Eric Woolfson, co-creator Alan Parsons Project (born 1945)

2013 – Junior Murvin, Jamaican reggae musician (born c1946)

2014 – Bobby Keys, saxophonist, Rolling Stones (born 1943)

And on this day in...

1983 –  MTV aired the video of Michael Jackson's Thriller for the first time

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