Birthdays

1943 Frank Allen, bassist, The Searchers

1946 Jackie McAuley, keyboardist, Them

1946 – Jane Birkin, chanteuse

1946 – Joyce Vincent Wilson, singer, Tony Orlando and Dawn

1949 Cliff Williams, bassist, AC/DC

1958 – Mike Scott, leader, The Waterboys

1958 – Spider Stacy, tin whistle and vocals, The Pogues

1966 Tim Sköld, bassist, Marilyn Manson

1970 Beth Orton, folktronic pioneer

1979 Sophie Monk, Australian singer/songwriter, Bardot

Died on this day

1963 – Dinah Washington, jazz singer and pianist (born 1924)

1997 – Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist, Guess Who (born 1946)

2006 – Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder Atlantic Records (born 1923)

2011 – Billie Jo Spears, US country singer (born 1937)

And on this day in...

1962 –  Bill Wyman played his first gig with The Stones, at the Ricky Tick Club in Windsor

Celebrating 14 December

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