Celebrating 5 December

Birthdays

1946 Andy Kim, Canadian singer 

1946 José Carreras, operatic tenor

1947 Jim Messina, guitarist, Buffalo Springfield

1947 Rick Wills, bassist, Foreigner

1949 John Altman, jazz musician and film composer

1960 – Les Nemes, bassist, Haircut 100

1962 – José Cura, operatic tenor

1965 – Johnny Rzeznik, guitarist, Goo Goo Dolls

1980 – Zainam Higgins, singer, Cleopatra

1980 – Christian Smith-Pancorvo, drummer, Serafin

1982 Keri Hilson, US R&B singer

Died on this day

1987 – Larry James, drummer, Fat Larry's Band  (born 1949)

1993 – Doug Hopkins, lead guitarist, Gin Blossoms (born 1961)

2012 – Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist and composer (born 1920)

2017 – Johnny Hallyday, the French Elvis (born 1943)

And on this day in...

1965 –  The Beatles played their last ever gig in Liverpool, at the Liverpool Empire

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