Birthdays

1934 Chas McDevitt, skiffle musician

1936 Freddy Cannon, US rock 'n roll singer

1942 – Bob Mosley, bassist, Moby Grape

1944 – Chris Hillman, bassist, The Byrds

1947 – Terry Woods, guitarist, The Pogues

1948 – Southside Johnny, leader of SJ & the Asbury Dukes

1951 Gary Rossington, guitarist, Lynyrd Skynyrd

1967 – Adamski, acid-house DJ, composer, producer

1969 – Jay-Z, US rapper

1972 – Justin Welch, drummer, Elastica

1973 – Kate Rusby, folk singer "The Barnsley Nightingale" 

Died on this day

1976 – Tommy Bolin, guitarist, Deep Purple  (born 1951)

1993 – Frank Zappa, virtuoso, composer (born 1940)

2016 – Wayne Duncan, bassist, Daddy Cool (born 1944)

And on this day in...

1971 –  The Montreux Casino burned down during a Frank Zappa gig - as memorialised in Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water

Celebrating 4 December

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