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Happy birthday to David Crosby, born on 14th August 1941, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. With CS&N he had the 1969 UK No.17 single ‘Marrakesh Express’, 1970 US No.11 single with CSN&Y ‘Woodstock’ Plus the 1970 US No.1 album ‘Deja Vu’ and the 1975 US […]

Happy birthday to Mark Knopfler, born on 12th August 1949, British songwriter, guitarist, singer with Dire Straits who had the 1985 US No.1 single ‘Money For Nothing’, the 1986 UK No.2 single ‘Walk Of Life’, and the 1985 world-wide No.1 album Brothers In Arms. Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians, including Chet […]

10th August 1909, Born on this day, Clarence Leonidas ‘Leo’ Fender, inventor and founder of the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company. The Fender Telecaster (1949) was the first mass-produced electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the world’s most iconic electric guitars and the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric bass […]

Happy birthday to Bruce Dickinson, born on 7th August 1958, singer, songwriter, airline pilot, entrepreneur with English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, who had the 1982 UK No.1 album The Number Of The Beast, and the 1991 UK No.1 single ‘Bring Your Daughter …To The Slaughter’. Iron Maiden have sold over 100 million copies of […]

2nd August 1937, Born on this day, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and a master of the Lowrey organ, Garth Hudson, The The Hawks (Ronnie Hawkins’s backing group), who then became known as The Band and also backed Bob Dylan on his US tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966. The Band had the 1969 US No.25 […]

Happy birthday to Andy Fairweather-Low, born on 2nd August 1948, Welsh singer, songwriter from Amen Corner who had the 1969 UK No.1 single ‘If Paradise Is Half As Nice’. As a solo artist he scored the 1975 UK No.6 single ‘Wide Eyed And Legless’. As a session guitarist has worked with Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, […]

1st August 1942, Born on this day, American singer-songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead. He was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” cover story. Garcia also founded a variety of side projects, including the Saunders–Garcia Band, the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic […]

28th July 1945, Born on this day, Richard Wright keyboards, vocals, Pink Floyd (1973 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, spent a record breaking 741 weeks on the US chart. 1979 UK and US No.1 single ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’. Wright died on 15th Sept 2008 aged […]

Happy 75th birthday to Mick Jagger, born on 26th July 1943, vocals, The Rolling Stones, (1969 UK & US No.1 single ‘Honky Tonk Women’, and over 35 UK & US Top 40 singles and albums). Solo (1985 UK No.1 single with David Bowie ‘Dancing In The Street’). 1985 UK No. 6 solo album ‘She’s The […]

Happy birthday to Slash, born on 23rd July 1965, 1965, guitarist with Guns N’ Roses who had the 1988 US No.1 and 1989 UK No.6 single Sweet Child o’ Mine and the 1991 US and UK No.1 album Use Your Illusion II. Their 1987 debut album, Appetite for Destruction has sold approximately 30 million copies […]


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