Celebrating 13 December

Birthdays

1933 Lou Adler, record producer

1945 Robert Martinez, drummer, ? & the Mysterians

1947 Chuck Findley, US session musician, trumpeter

1948 – Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, guitarist, Steely Dan; Doobie Brothers

1948 – Ted Nugent, guitarist

1948 David O'List, guitarist, the Nice

1949 – Tom Verlaine, guitarist, Television

1949 – Randy Owen, singer, Alabama

1953 Berton Averre, lead guitarist, The Knack

1961 Harry Gregson-Williams, film and TV composer

1967 Jamie Foxx, musician and actor

1970 Danny Lohner, bassist, Nine Inch Nails

1974 Nick McCarthy, guitarist, Franz Ferdinand

1975 Tom DeLonge, guitarist, Blink-182

1981 Amy Lee, vocalist, Evanescence

1989 Taylor Swift, US singer/songwriter

Died on this day

2001 – Chuck Schuldiner, guitarist, Death (born 1967)

2002 – Zal Yanovsky, guitarist, The Lovin' Spoonful (born 1944)

2010 – Woolly Wolstenholme, Barclay James Harvest (born 1947)

2019 – Roy Loney, vocalist, Flamin' Groovies (born 1946)

And on this day in...

1966 –  The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their UK TV debut, on "Ready, Steady, Go!"

2000 –  It was announced that the Melody Maker would cease publication after Christmas, and merge with the NME