Birthdays

1941 Tom McGuinness, guitarist, Manfred Mann

1942 – Ted Bluechel Jr, drummer, The Association

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

2000 – Hoyt Curtin, US composer  (born 1922)

2001 – Grady Martin, US country session guitarist (born 1929)

2008 – Derek Wadsworth, arranger/producer (born 1939)

2014 – Ian McLagan, keyboardist, Small Faces (born 1945)

2015 – Scott Weiland, vocalist, Stone Temple Pilots (born 1967)

2015 – Gladstone Anderson, Jamaican keyboardist (born 1934)

And on this day in...

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

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