2001, Bryan Gregory founding member of The Cramps died after suffering a heart attack.
1976, Blues artist Howlin Wolf, (Chester Burnett), died in hospital of cancer aged 66.
1976, CW McCall went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Convoy', it made No.2 in the UK. CW McCall was in fact an advertising agent whose real name was Bill Fries.
1965, Born on this day, Joey Santiago, guitar, The Pixies, (1990 UK No.28 single 'Velouria').
1964, Born on this day, Brad Roberts, vocals, guitar, Crash Test Dummies, (1994 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'MMM MMM MMM MMM').
1958, Born on this day, Shawn Colvin, Singer songwriter, (1995 UK No.40 single with Mary Chapin Carpenter, 'One Cool Remove').
1958, Jerry Lee Lewis was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Great Balls Of Fire'.
1955, Born on this day, Luci Martin, vocals, Chic, (1978 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Le Freak').