1938 - Born on this day, James Jamerson, bass player, The Funk Brothers, died of a heart attack 2nd August 1983 aged 45. Played on many Motown hits by The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha and The Vandellas.
1944 - Born on this day, Andrew Loog Oldham, the first Rolling Stones manager.
1947 - Born on this day, David Byron, vocals, Uriah Heep, (1975 UK No.7 album 'Return To Fantasy'). Byron died on 28th February 1985.
1952 - Born on this day, Thomas Erdelyi, (Tommy Ramone), drums, The Ramones.
1953 - Born on this day, Louie Perez, Los Lobos.
1961 - Born on this day, Eddie Jackson, Queensryche.
1968 - During a tour of Australia and New Zealand, The Who, The Small Faces and Paul Jones appeared at the Town Hall, Wellington in New Zealand.