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Happy 79th birthday to Charlie Watts, born 2 June 1941, English drummer who joined The Rolling Stones in 1963 and had the 1965 UK & US No.1 single ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ and over 35 Top 40 singles and albums. Watts also plays occasional gigs with Charlie Watts and his Big Band. In 2006, […]

Happy birthday to English singer, songwriter and guitarist Noel Gallagher, born 29 May 1967. First Oasis single was the 1994 UK No.31 single 'Supersonic', followed by the 1994 UK No.1 album Definitely Maybe which became the fastest selling UK debut album ever. Their third studio album, Be Here Now (1997), became the fastest-selling album in […]

4th March 2019, Keith Flint, singer and dancer with English electronic dance group The Prodigy was found dead at his home in Essex, England age 49. The Prodigy scored the 1996 UK No.1 & US No. 30 single 'Firestarter' and the 1997 UK & US No.1 album 'The Fat Of The Land'. He owned a […]

Happy birthday to Eric Stewart, born on 20th January 1945, English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 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' and as a member of 10cc the 1975 UK No.1 & US No. 2 single 'I'm Not In […]

3rd Jan 1926, born on this day, Sir George Martin, English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He worked as EMI records in-house record producer and became the so-called fifth Beatle. Martin produced all but one of The Beatles albums giving him 30 No.1 hit singles in the UK and 23 No.1 […]

Happy birthday to Andy Summers, born on 31st Dec 1942, English guitarist with The Police who scored the 1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Every Breath You Take', plus four other UK No.1 singles. Their second album Reggatta de Blanc became the first of five consecutive UK No. 1 albums and The Police won six […]

6th Dec 2018, English singer, songwriter and guitarist Pete Shelley died of a suspected heart attack aged 63. He formed the new wave/punk rock band Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto in 1976, (who latter left to form Magazine). Buzzcocks had the 1978 UK No.12 single 'Ever Fallen In Love, With Someone You Shouldn't've' and was know […]

Happy 71st birthday to Ozzy Osbourne born on 3rd Dec 1948, singer with English rock band Black Sabbath who had the 1970 UK No.4 single 'Paranoid'. The bands self-titled 1970 album was voted as the best British rock album ever by Kerrang! in 2005. He had the 1986 solo UK No.20 single 'Shot In The […]

Happy birthday to Jeff Beck English rock guitarist born on 24th June 1944. He replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds. As a solo artist, he released the 1967 single 'Hi-Ho Silver Lining', before forming The Jeff Beck Group, which featured Rod Stewart. His 1975 album Blow By Blow was produced by George Martin and set […]

Happy 80th (yes 80!) birthday to Ian Hunter, born on 3rd June 1939, English musician with Mott The Hoople, who had the 1972 UK No.3 & US No.37 single 'All The Young Dudes' which was written for them by David Bowie. Other hits include, 'All the Way from Memphis' and 'Roll Away the Stone'. As […]


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