Birthdays

1943 Keith West, lead singer, Tomorrow

1944 Jonathan King, singer/songwriter, producer

1947 Miroslav Vitous, bassist, Weather Report

1955 – Edward Tudor-Pole, lead singer, Tenpole Tudor

1955 – Rick Buckler, drummer, The Jam

1956 – Peter Buck, guitarist, REM

1961 David Lovering, drummer, Pixies

1962 Ben Watt, Everything But The Girl

1969 Mark Gardener, guitarist, Ride

1970 Ulf Ekberg, keyboardist, Ace of Base

Died on this day

1949 – Leadbelly (Huddie William Ledbetter) bluesman (born 1888)

1988 – Roy Orbison, singer/songwriter (born 1936)

2005 – Danny Williams, South African pop singer (born 1942)

2011 – Dobie Gray, US singer/songwriter (born 1940)

And on this day in...

1969 –  The ill-fated Altamont Speedway Free Festival was held in California. The end of the Woodstock generation's dream.....

Celebrating 6 December

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