Birthdays

1938 Connie Francis, US pop singer

1939 Terry Kirkman, singer, The Association

1940 Dionne Warwick, singer

1943 – Dickey Betts, guitarist, The Allman Brothers Band

1945 – Alan Ward, guitarist, The Honeycombs

1946 – Denny Dias, guitarist, Steely Dan

1947 Ralph Scala, organist, Blues Magoos

1948 Ray Jackson, mandolin player, Lindisfarne

1953 Bruce Kulick, guitarist, Kiss

1957 Sheila E, percussionist

1958 Leslie Carter ("Fruitbat"), guitarist, Carter USM

1961 Daniel O'Donnell, Irish country/folk singer

1963 Eric Schenkman, guitarist, The Spin Doctors

1968 Danny Boy O'Connor, US rapper, House of Pain

1976 Dan Hawkins, guitarist, The Darkness

Died on this day

1985 – Ian Stewart, keyboardist, Rolling Stones (born 1938)

2007 – Ike Turner, guitarist, bandleader (born 1931)

And on this day in...

1970 –  The Doors played their last ever gig, in New Orleans

Celebrating 12 December

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