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Celebrating 27 December


1940 Toni Arthur, folk singer and TV presenter

1941 Les Maguire, pianist, Gerry & the Pacemakers

1941 Mike Pinder, keyboardist, The Moody Blues

1942 Mike Heron, The Incredible String Band

1944 – Mick Jones, guitarist, Foreigner

1948 – Larry Byrom, guitarist, Steppenwolf

1952 – David Knopfler, guitarist, Dire Straits

1960 Martin Glover ("Youth"), bassist, Killing Joke, producer

1972 Matt Slocum, guitarist, Sixpence None The Richer

1984 Spectacular Blue Smith, singer, Pretty Ricky

1988 Hayley Williams, lead singer, Paramore

Died on this day

1978 – Chris Bell, guitarist, Big Star (born 1951)

1981 – Hoagy Carmichael, US composer (born 1899)

1983 – Walter Scott, Bob Kuban and The In-Men (born 1943)

2008 – Delaney Bramlett, Delaney & Bonnie (born 1939)

2015 – Stevie Wright, lead singer, The Easybeats (born 1947)

And on this day in...

1975 –  The Faces split became official, with Rod Stewart (solo career), Ronnie Wood (the Stones), and Kenney Jones (the Who)                     moving on to greater (but not IMHO better) things; Ronnie Lane (Slim Chance) less so.

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