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Born on this day in 1944: Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

Born on this day in 1944: Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. Nick is the only member of the band to play on every album since the band's formation in 1965. He studied architecture at London's…
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Born on this day in 1955: Squeeze's Jools Holland

Born on this day in 1955: Jools Holland, English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, who was a founding member of Squeeze who had the 1979 UK No.2 single 'Up The Junction'. Became a TV presenter on…
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Born on this day in 1953: Cheap Trick's Robin Zander

Born on this day in 1953 - Robin Zander, singer, songwriter from American rock band, Cheap Trick, who had the 1979 hit single 'I Want You To Want Me', and the 1988 US No.1 single…
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This day in 1959: Buddy Holly makes his final recordings

This day in 1959 - Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That's What…
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Born on this day in 1938: Wolfman Jack

Born on this day in 1938: DJ "Wolfman Jack". Robert Weston Smith, known as Wolfman Jack (January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995), was an American disc jockey. Famous for his gravelly voice, he credited…
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Born on this day in 1945: 10cc's Eric Stewart

Born on this day in 1945: English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eric Stewart who with the Mindbenders had the 1966 UK No.2 single 'Groovy Kind Of Love'. With Hotlegs the 1970 UK No.2 single 'Neanderthal Man'…
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Born on this day in 1959: Susanna Hoffs

Born on this day in 1959: Susanna Hoffs, guitarist/vocalist with The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with Prince song 'Manic Monday', 1986 US No.1 single 'Walk Like An Egyptian'). She has also appeared in several TV shows…
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This day in 2013: Joe Strummer receives posthumous honor in Spain

This day in 2013 - It was announced that Joe Strummer was to have a city square named after him in Spain following a Facebook campaign. More than 2,000 residents of Granada, where The Clash…
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Born on this day in 1948: Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant

Born on this day in 1948: Ronnie Van Zant, vocalist with Lynyrd Skynyrd who had the 1974 US No. 8 single 'Sweet Home Alabama' and the 1982 UK No. 21 single 'Freebird'. Van Zant died in a…
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This day in 1966: David Jones becomes David Bowie

This day in 1966 - David Jones changed his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from The Monkees, just in time for the release of his single, 'Can't Help Thinking About…
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