Birthdays

1939 Cindy Birdsong, The Supremes

1942 Dave Clark, drummer, The Dave Clark Five

1946 – Carmine Appice, drummer, Vanilla Fudge

1949 – Don Johnson, US actor, singer

1955 Paul Simonon, bassist, The Clash

1956 William Orbit, producer, composer

1957 – Tim Reynolds, lead guitarist, Dave Matthews Band

1961 – Nick Beggs, bassist, Kajagoogoo

1979 Edele and Keavy Lynch, B*Witched

1980 Serge Pizzorno, guitarist, Kasabian

Died on this day

1943 – Fats Waller, jazz pianist (born 1904)

1944 – Glenn Miller, big-band leader (born 1904)

2001 – Rufus Thomas, US funk/soul singer (born 1917)

And on this day in...

1969 – John Lennon played what turned out to be his last-ever gig in the UK, when the Plastic Ono Band played the Lyceum in                        London for a charity benefit

Celebrating 15 December

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