1889 - Born on this day, Leadbelly
, (Hurrdi William Ledbetter), Blues musician, Wrote 'Goodnight Irene', 'The Rock Island Line', 'The Midnight Special,' once jailed for shooting a man dead during an argument over a woman. Died 6th December 1949.
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
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.