Saturday, 1 April 2017

Today Is April 1 And It's My Birthday

I know you get no mileage out of it but I'd much prefer to say happy birthday to you all rather than RIP. A very happy birthday to everybody in this list and I hope you have a long life.
  • 1939 Rudolph Isley, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1942 Alan Blakley, rocker (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1942 Danny Brooks, rocker (Dovells)
  • 1942 Phil Margo, Bkln, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
  • 1945 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1946 John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
  • 1946 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl), born in London, England
  • 1947 Robin Scott, English singer (M), born in London
  • 1948 Jimmy Cliff, Reggae singer
  • 1948 Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • 1949 Gill Scott-Heron, US, writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)
  • 1952 Billy Currie, rock keyboardist/violinist (Ultravox-We Came to Dance)
  • 1954 Jeff Porcaro, drummer/percussionist (Toto-Roxanne, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Stan Ridway, rocker (Wall Of Voodoo)
  • 1956 Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers-People)
  • 1958 D. Boon, American musician d. (1985)
  • 1961 Mark White, rock guitarist (ABC-All of My Heart)
  • 1965 Robert Steadman, English composer
  • 1967 Phil Demmel, American musician
  • 1968 Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
  • 1972 Jesse Tobias, American musician
  • 1974 Richard Christy, American drummer
  • 1975 John Butler, Australian singer and musician
  • 1981 Hannah Spearritt, British singer

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