Celebrating 29 December

Birthdays

1946 Marianne Faithfull, singer, songwriter and actress

1948 Charlie Spinosa, John Fred & His Playboy Band

1951 – Yvonne Elliman, singer, songwriter and actress

1954 – John Robinson, session drummer, Michael Jackson

1955 – Neil Giraldo, guitarist, Pat Benatar

1961 – Jim Reid, lead singer, The Jesus and Mary Chain

1961 Mark Day, guitarist, Happy Mondays

1963 Alex Gifford, Propellerheads

1965 Dexter Holland, guitarist, The Offspring

1970 Aled Jones, singer

1995 – Cody Wise, singer

Died on this day

1980 – Tim Hardin, US folk musician and songwriter (born 1941)

2011 – Bobby Purify, James & Bobby Purify (born 1939)

2013 – Benjamin Curtis, guitarist, Secret Machines (born 1978)

2019 – Neil Innes, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (born 1944)

And on this day in...

1967 Dave Mason quits Traffic