March births and deaths

March 1

Births

1904    Glenn Miller
1917    Dinah Shore
1922    Michael Flanders
1927    Harry Belafonte
1942    Jerry Fisher – vocals Blood Seat and Tears
1942    Buster Meikle – vocals/guitar Unit 4+2
1944    Mike D’Abo vocals/piano Manfred Mann
1944    Tony Ashton – vocals/piano Ashton, Gardner and Dyke
1944    Roger Daltrey
1947    Mike Read – DJ
1948    Norman Connors – US soul singer
1957    John Caroll – vocals/guitar/piano Starland Vocal Band
1958    Nik Kershaw
1963    Rob Affuso – drums Skid Row
1967    Sonya Aurora Madan – vocals Echobelly
1969    Dafydd Leuan – drums Super Furry Animals
1969    Christina Bergmark – keyboards Wannadies
1977    Lucy Cargitter – vocals PaperDolls
1980    Russell Spencer – vocals Scooch
1987    Ke$ha
1994    Justin Bieber

Deaths

2002    Do’Reen Waddell – vocals Soul II Soul
2013    Jewel Akens – US R&B singer

March 2

Births

1938    Lawrence Payton – vocals Four Tops
1939    Paul Dino – US singer
1941    Keith Potger – guitar Seekers
1942    Lou Reed
1943    Tony Meehan – drums Shadows
1948    Larry Carlton – guitar Crusaders
1949    Eddie Money
1949    Rory Gallagher
1950    Karen Carpenter
1955    Jay Osmond
1956    John Cowsill – vocals Cowsills
1956    Mark Evans – bass AC/DC
1962    Jon Bon Jovi
1962    Scott LaRock – DJ Boogie Down Productions
1965    Martin Gilks – Drums Wonder Stuff
1968    Rappin 4-Tay – US rapper
1988    James Arthur
1990    Cadet – UK rapper

Deaths

1991    Serge Gainsbourg
1999    Dusty Springfield
2001    Piero Umiliani
2003    Hank Ballard

March 3

Births

1942    Mike Pender – vocals/guitar Searchers
1944    Janice Garfat – bass Sir Douglas Quintet
1947    Dave Mount – drums Mud
1947    Jennifer Warnes
1949    Blue Weaver – organ Amen Corner
1950    Reg Styles – guitar Tubes
1954    Christopher Hughes – drums Adam and The Ants
1966    Tone Loc
1971    Simon Scott – drums Slowdive
1972    Matthew Marsden
1977    Ronan Keating – vocals Boyzone
1986    Stacie Orrico – U.S. singer

Deaths

1987    Danny Kaye
2008    Hurricane Smith
2011    Joe Morello – drums Dave Brubeck Quartet
2012    Ronnie Montrose – guitar Montrose
2013    Bobby Rogers – vocals Miracles

March 4

Births

1927    Tommy McCook – saxophone Skatalites
1932    Miriam Makeba
1942    Chris Eddy – bass New Vaudeville Band
1944    Bobby Womack
1944    Mick – drums D D B M and T
1945    Deiter Meier – vocals Yello
1946    Red Stripe – vocals Flying Pickets
1948    Shakin’ Stevens
1948    Chris Squire – bass Yes
1951    Chris Rea
1951    Ciaran Brennan – bass/vocals Clannad
1954    St Clair L. Palmer – vocals Sweet Sensation
1955    Boon Gould – guitar Level 42
1965    Richard Marsh – bass Pop Will Eat Itself
1965    Paul Bostaph – drums Slayer
1965    Westbam
1966    Grand Puba
1966    Patrick Hannan – drums Sundays
1967    Evan Dando – vocals Lemonheads
1967    Herb Lawson – bass Ten City
1968    Patsy Kensit
1971    Feargal Lawler – drums Cranberries
1975    Nick Dresti – DJ Loop Da Loop

Deaths

1979    Mike Patto – vocals Timebox
1986    Richard Manuel – vocals/piano The Band
2001    Glenn Hughes – leatherman Village People
2010    Lolly Vegas – vocals/guitar Redbone
2010    Fred Wedlock – UK singer
2011    Johnny Preston
2019    Keith Flint – vocals Prodigy

March 5

Births

1925    Paul Mauriat
1933    Tommy Tucker
1938    Paul Evans
1944    Derek Skinner – drums Spotnicks
1946    Murray Head
1947    Clodagh Rodgers
1947    Eddie Hodges
1948    Eddy Grant
1948    Elaine Paige
1952    Gary Grainger – drums Rod Stewart’s band
1956    Teena Marie
1956    Bobby DeBarge – vocals Debarge
1957    Mark E. Smith – The Fall
1958    Andy Gibb

1962    Craig Reid – vocals Proclaimers
1962    Charles Reid – vocals Proclaimers
1970    John Frusciante – Red Hot Chili Peppers
1980    Irwin Sparks – vocals Hoosiers
1982    Russell Leetch – bass Editors

Deaths

1963    Patsy Cline
1963    Cowboy Copas – US country singer
1963    Hawkshaw Hawkins – US country singer
1982    John Belushi
2011    Mark Adams – bass Slave

March 6

Births

1936    Sylvia Robinson (Mickey and Sylvia)
1944    Mary Wilson – vocals Supremes
1944    Mickey Jupp – UK singer/guitarist
1944    Kiri Te Kanawa
1945    Hugh Grundy  – drums Zombies
1946    Dave Gilmour – guitar Pink Floyd
1946    Tony Klatka – trumpet Blood Sweat and Tears
1947    Kiki Dee
1962    Chris McDonogh – bass Darling Buds
1965    Kathy Kelly – vocals Kelly Family
1969    Madonna Wayne Gacy – keyboards Marilyn Manson
1970    Betty Boo
1972    Shaquille O’Neal
1977    Bubba Sparxxx

Deaths

1961    George Formby
1994    Yvonne Fair
1995    Vivian Stanshall – vocals/trumpet Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
2001    Michael Smith – drums Paul Revere’s Raiders
2010    Mark Linkous – vocals Sparklehorse
2013    Alvin Lee – guitar/vocals Ten Years After

March 7

Births

1939    Danyel Gerard
1941    Matthew Fisher – piano Procol Harum
1942    Hamilton Bohannon
1943    Chris White – bass Zombies
1944    Arthur Lee – vocals/guitar Love
1944    Townes Van Zandt
1946    Peter Wolf – vocals J Geils Band
1948    Little Peggy March
1958    Rik Mayall
1963    Taylor Dayne
1977    Paul Cattermole – vocals S Club 7
1987    Kevin McDaid – vocals V
1987    Molly Lorenne – vocals/guitar The Faders

Deaths

1988    Divine
1997    Jermaine Stewart
1999    Lowell Fulsom
2009    Jimmy Boyd
2013    Kenny Ball
2013    Peter Banks – original guitarist Yes

March 8

Births

1945    Mickey Dolenz – vocals/drums Monkees
1947    Randy Meisner – bass Eagles
1947    Carole Bayer Sager
1947    Sally Oldfield
1947    Michael Allsup – guitar Three Dog Night
1948    Mel Galley – guitar Whitesnake
1949    Dave Lambert – vocals/guitar Strawbs
1954    Cheryl Baker – vocals Bucks Fizz
1957    Clive Burr – drums Iron Maiden
1958    Gary Numan
1960    Richard Darbyshire – vocals Living In A Box
1962    Steve Crantley – drums Eighth Wonder
1964    Peter Gill – drums Frankie Goes To Hollywood
1967    John Kelly – vocals Kelly Family
1968    Shawn Mullins
1976    Gareth Coombes – vocals/guitar Supergrass
1984    Clint Moffatt – vocals Moffatts
1984    David Moffatt – vocals Moffatts
1984    Robert Moffatt – vocals Moffatts

Deaths

1973    Ron ‘Pig-Pen’ McKern – vocals/keyboard Grateful Dead
1988    Ken Colyer – UK jazz trumpeter
1993    Billy Eckstein
1998    Roger Christian – vocals Christians
2003    Adam Faith
2007    John Inman
2009    Hank Locklin
2011    (Bernard) St Clair Lee – vocals Hues Corporation
2011    Mike Starr – bass Alice In Chains
2012    James T. Ellis – vocals Trammps
2016    George Martin

March 9

Births

1922    Tommy Cooper
1932    Keely Smith
1933    Lloyd Price
1942    John Cale
1944    Trevor Burton – guitar The Move
1944    Roland Lawrence Chambers – guitar M.F.S.B.
1944    John Lee – vocals New World
1944    Mark Lyndsay – vocals/saxophone Paul Revere’s Raiders
1945    Robin Trower – guitar Procol Harum
1945    Ron Wilson – drums Surfaris
1946    Jim Cregan – guitar Cockney Rebel
1947    Roger Saunders – guitar Medicine Head
1948    Jeffrey Osborne
1948    Chris Thompson – vocals/guitar Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
1958    Martin Fry – vocals ABC
1962    Peter Wishart – bass Big Country
1966    Brendan Canty – drums Fugazi
1968    Andrew Barker – DJ/keyboards 808 State
1979    Shola Ama
1985    Wretch 32
1987    Lil Bow Wow – US rapper

Deaths

1995    Mercury Nelson – vocals Force MD’s
1997    Notorious B.I.G (b: Christopher Wallace)
2004    Ruby Wright
2007    Brad Delp – vocals Boston
2013    Ricardo Da Force
2014    Dave Sampson

March 10

Births

1940    Dean Torrence – vocals Jan and Dean
1943    Ritchie Cordell – US composer – I Think We’re Alone Now
1945    Pete Nelson – vocals Flowerpot Men
1947    Tom Scoltz – guitar/keyboards Boston
1950    Ted McKenna – drums Sensational Alex Harvey Band
1954    Tina Charles
1955    Bunny DeBarge – vocals DeBarge
1960    Gee Beelo – vocals Light Of The World
1960    Gail Greenwood – bass Belly
1962    Gary Clark – vocals Danny Wilson
1963    Jeff Ament – bass Pearl Jam
1964    Neneh Cherry
1964    Patrick Kane – keyboards Hue and Cry
1966    Edie Brickell
1967    Susie Q – vocals Cookie Crew
1976    Lil’ Mo – US Rapper
1977    Robin Thicke – US singer
1983    Carrie Underwood – US Country singer
1987    Emeli Sande

Deaths

1988    Andy Gibb
1995    Charles Nelson – vocals Force MD’s
1997    LaVern Baker
2011    Johnny Pearson
2016    Gogi Grant
2016    Keith Emerson – piano Emerson Lake and Palmer

March 11

Births

1920    Art Todd – vocals US duo Art and Dotty Todd
1942    Bob Lander – guitar Spotnicks
1944    Ric Rothwell – drums Mindbenders
1944    Geoff Turton – guitar Rockin’ Berries
1945    Harvey Mandell – US guitarist
1947    Mark Stein – keyboards Vanilla Fudge
1948    George Kooymans – guitar Golden Earring
1950    Bobby McFerrin
1951    Katie Kissoon – vocals Mac and Katie Kissoon
1955    Flinto Chandia – bass Jimmy the Hoover
1955    Nina Hagen – German Singer
1957    Cheryl Lynn
1961    Bruce Watson – guitar Big Country
1961    Mike Percy – bass Dead Or Aive
1962    Lenny Wolf – vocals Kingdom Come
1964    Vinnie Paul – drums Pantera
1967    Paul Roberts – keyboards K-Klass
1981    LeToya Luckett – vocals Destiny’s Child

Deaths

1978    Claude Francois
2015    Jimmy Greenspoon – keyboards Three Dog Night
2018    Ken Dodd

March 12

Births

1940    Al Jarreau
1942    Brian O’Hara – guitar Fourmost
1944    Tammy Jones
1946    Liza Minnelli
1948    James Taylor
1948    Les Holroyd – bass/keyboards Barclay James Harvest
1949    Mike Gibbins – drums Badfinger
1953    Ryan Paris
1957    Marlon Jackson – vocals Jackson 5
1957    Steve Harris – bass Iron Maiden
1964    Tony Terry
1965    Coleen Nolan – vocals Nolans
1975    Kelle Bryan – vocals Eternal
1979    Pete Doherty – vocals Libertines
1985    Stromae – Belgian rapper

Deaths

1955    Charlie Parker
1999    Yehudi Menuhin
2010     Lesley Duncan
2013     Clive Burr – drums Iron Maiden
2018     Nokie Edwards – Ventures

March 13

Births

1913    Lightnin’ Slim
1928    Ronnie Hazlehurst – UK theme tune composer
1933    Mike Stoller
1939    Neil Sedaka
1940    Candi Staton
1940    Daniel Bennie – vocals Reflections
1942    Scatman John
1943    Frances Nero
1946    Alan Laud – Hedgehoppers Anonymous
1949    Donald York – vocals Sha Na Na
1957    David Peaston – US soul singer
1959    Ronnie Rogers – guitar T’Pau
1960    Adam Clayton – bass U2
1972    Common – US rapper
1979    Andy Love – vocals Northern Line
1985    Naughty Boy (b: Shahid Khan)

Deaths

1998    Judge Dread
2004     Max Harris – UK bandleader
2015    Daevid Allen – vocals Soft Machine/Gong

March 14

Births

1922    Les Baxter
1926    Lita Roza
1933    Quincy Jones
1943    Jim Pons – bass Turtles
1943    Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner – vocals/guitar Ohio Players
1945    Jasper Carrott
1947    Jona Lewie
1947    Peter Skellern
1947    Jimmy O’Riorke – guitar John Fred’s Playboys
1949    Gary Byrd
1950    Rick Dees
1956    Chris Redburn – bass Kenny
1963    Steve Lambert – vocals/guitar Roman Holliday
1965    Sheila Chandra – vocals Monsoon
1978    Glamma Kid
1983    Taylor Hanson – vocals Hanson

Deaths

1991    Doc Pomus
1999    Gregg Diamond

March 15

Births

1922    Eddie Calvert
1940    Phil Lesh – bass Grateful Dead
1941    Mike Love – vocals/sax Beach Boys
1942    Hughie Flint – drums Manfred Mann/McGuiness Flint
1944    Sly Stone
1946    Howard Scott – guitar War
1947    Ry Cooder
1947    Dee Snider – vocals Twisted Sister
1948    Stephen Nisbett – drums Steel Pulse
1962    Steve Coy – drums Dead Or Alive
1962    Terence Trent D’Arby
1963    Bret Michaels – vocals Poison
1964    Rockwell
1968    Sabrina
1970    Mark McGrath – vocals Sugar Ray
1972    Mark Hoppus – vocals/bass Blink 182
1974    David Ross – vocals Bad Boys Inc
1975    Will I. Am – rapper Black Eyed Peas
1977    Joseph Hahn – DJ Linkin Park

Deaths

2009    Edmund Hockridge – Canadian singer
2011    Nate Dogg – US rapper
2011    Smiley Culture – UK reggae singer
2013    Terry Lightfoot – UK jazz musician
2014    Mike Porcaro – bass Toto

March 16

Births

1925    Jerry Lewis
1948    Michael Bruce – guitarist/keyboard Alice Cooper
1951    Ray Benson – guitar Asleep At The Wheel
1951    Ritchie Teeter – drums Dictators
1954    Nancy Wilson – vocals/guitar Heart
1954    Jimmy Nail
1959    Flavor Flav – rapper Public Enemy
1963    Stuart Kerr – drums Texas
1963    Jerome Flynn – vocals Robson and Jerome
1965    Byron Stingily – vocals Ten City
1966    H.P. Baxter – vocals Scooter
1972    Andy Dunlop – guitar Travis

Deaths

1970    Tammi Terrell
1975    T-Bone Walker – US blues guitarist
1983    Arthur Godfrey – US singer
1993    Johnny Cymbal
1996    Joseph Pope – lead vocals Tams
2013    Bobby Smith – vocals Detroit Spinners
2015    Don Robertson – US singer
2015    Andy Fraser – vocals/keyboards Free

March 17

Births

1919    Nat King Cole
1931    Lorraine Ellison – US soul singer
1934    Zola Taylor – vocals The Platters
1939    Lewis Mathis – vocals Newbeats
1940    Vito Picone – vocals Elegants
1941    Paul Kantner – vocals/guitar Jefferson Airplane
1943    Tony Newman – drums Sound Incorporated
1944    John Sebastian – vocals/harmonica Lovin’ Spoonful
1944    Patrick McCauley – drums Them
1944    Bob Johnson – vocals/guitar Steeleye Span
1944    Paul Pilnick – guitar Stealers Wheel
1946    Howard Brown – drums War
1948    Pat Lloyd – guitar Equals
1951    Scott Gorham – guitar Thin Lizzy
1954    Rena Jones – vocals Champaign
1959    Mark Lindup – keyboards Level 42
1962    Clare Grogan – vocals Altered Images
1962    Roxy Petrucci – drums Vixen
1963    Michael Ivins – bass Flaming Lips
1964    Alexander Bard – keyboards Army Of Lovers
1967    Billy Corgan – vocals/guitar Smashing Pumpkins
1972    Melissa Auf Der Maur – bass Hole
1973    Caroline Corr – vocals/percussion Corrs
1974    Swift – rapper D-12
1975    Justin Hawkins – vocals The Darkness
1976    Stephen Gately – vocals Boyzone
1990    Hozier

Deaths

1990    Ric Grech – vocals/bass Blind Faith/Family
1996    Terry Stafford
1999    Ernest Gold – Austrian composer
2005    Justin Hinds – Jamaican reggae singer
2010    Charlie Gillet – UK radio DJ / Author
2010    Alex Chilton – vocals/guitar Box Tops

March 18

Births

1936    Robert Lee Smith – vocals Tams
1938    Kenny Lynch
1939    Yannis Markopoulos
1940    Derrick Morgan
1941    Wilson Pickett – US soul singer
1941    John Stewart – Hedgehoppers Anonymous
1950    John Hartman – drums Doobie Brothers
1959    Irene Cara
1963    Vanessa Williams
1964    Courtney Pine
1964    Rozalla
1966    Jerry Cantrell – guitar Alice In Chains
1967    Miki Berenyi – vocals/guitar Lush
1967    Jason Herbert – vocals Big Fun
1970    Queen Latifah
1974    Stuart Zender – bass Jamiroquai
1977    Devin Lima – vocals LFO
1977    Nicky G – vocals Ultimate Kaos
1985    Marvin Humes – vocals JLS

Deaths    

2001    John Philips – vocals Mamas and the Papas
2003    Alan Keith – UK radio DJ
2011    Jet Harris – bass Shadows
2016    Ned Miller
2017    Chuck Berry

March 19

Births

1930    Ornette Coleman – jazz saxophonist
1937    Clarence Frogman Henry
1940    Michael Cox
1942    Robin Luke – US singer
1946    Paul Atkinson – guitar Zombies
1946    Ruth Pointer – vocals Pointer Sisters
1953    Ricky Wilson – guitar B-52’s
1953    Billy Sheehan – bass Mr Big
1955    Derek Longmuir – drums Bay City Rollers
1955    Bruce Willis
1959    Terry Hall – vocals Specials
1971    Jack Bessant – bass Reef
1980    Ellie Campbell – UK singer

Deaths

1976    Paul Kossoff – guitar Free
1993    Jeff Ward – drums Nine Inch Nails

March 20

Births

1917    Vera Lynn
1944    Megan Davies – bass Applejacks
1950    Carl Palmer
1959    Richard Drummie – vocals/guitar Go West
1959    Owen If – drums Stereo MC’s
1961    Slim Jim McDonell – vocals Stray Cats
1967    Shutty – drums Terrorvision
1968    Ultra Nate
1969    Frederik Schonfeldt – bass Wannadies
1972    Shellie Poole – vocals Alisha’s Attic
1976    Chester Bennington – vocals Linkin Park
1976    Sci-Fi Steven – vocals/guitar Bis

Deaths

1997    Marino Marini – Italian band leader
2015    A.J. Pero – drums Twisted Sister

March 21

Births

1940    Solomon Burke – US soul Singer
1942    Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields
1943    Vivian Stanshall – vocals/trumpet Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
1946    Ray Dorset – vocals Mungo Jerry
1950    Roger Hodgson – guitar Supertramp
1951    Russell Thompkins Jr – lead vocals Stylistics
1951    Conrad Lozano – vocals/bass Los Lobos
1953    Robert Johnson – drums KC’s Sunshine Band
1945    Rose Stone – keyboards Sly and The Family Stone
1956    Guy Chadwick – vocals/guitar House Of Love
1957    John Reddington – guitar King Kurt
1962    Janet Gardner – vocals/guitar Vixen
1963    Share Pederton –bass Vixen
1963    Andy Overall – vocals Blue Zoo
1967    Jonas ‘Joker’ Berggren – vocals Ace Of Base
1967    Maxim Reality – rapper Prodigy
1967    Sean Dickinson – vocals Soup Dragons
1968    Nick Arnold – keyboards Smart E’s
1974    Ario Obubore – vocals N-Tyce
1977    Mark Hamilton – bass Ash
1980    Deryck Whibley – vocals/guitar Sum 41
1986    Sam Nixon – Sam & Mark
1989    Labrinth
1989    Rochelle Wiseman – vocals S Club Juniors / The Saturdays
1995    Diggy Simmons – US rapper

Deaths

2004    Johnny Bristol – US singer
2011    Loleatta Holloway – US singer
2015    Jackie Trent

March 22

Births

1936    Roger Whitakker
1943    George Benson
1943    Keith Relf – vocals Yardbirds
1943    Terry Bond – drums Rockin’ Berries
1944    Jeremy Clyde – vocals US duo Chad and Jeremy
1947    Patrick Olive – guitar/percussion Hot Chocolate
1947    Harry Vanda – guitar Easybeats
1948    Andrew Lloyd Webber
1948    Randy Hobbs – bass McCoys
1958    Pete Wylie
1963    Suzanne Sulley – vocals Human League
1965    Ice MC
1970    Andreas Johnson
1971    Steven Hewitt – drums Placebo
1977    Miranda Rin – vocals/keyboards Bis

Deaths

1986    Mark Dinning
1994    Dan Hartman
1996    Don Ray Murray – drums Turtles
1998    George Howard – vocals Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes
2001    Earl Beal – vocals Silhouettes
2016    Phife Dawg – rapper A Tribe Called Quest
2017    Sib Hashian – drums Boston
2017    Billy Bland

March 23

Births

1928    Willie Mitchell
1947    Don Gould – piano Applejacks
1949    Ric Ocasek – vocals Cars
1951    Karen Young
1952    Dave Bartrum – vocals Showaddywaddy
1953    Chaka Khan
1966    Marti Pellow – vocals Wet Wet Wet
1966    Gayle Blakeney – vocals Gayle and Gillian
1966    Gillian Blakeney – vocals Gayle and Gillian
1967    John Strohm – drums Lemonheads
1968    Damon Albarn – vocals Blur
1985    Stevie McCrorie – The Voice winner

Deaths

1978    Bill Kenny – vocals Inkspots
1980    Jacob Miller – vocals Inner Circle
1994    Donald Swann – vocals Flanders and Swann
1995    Alan Barton – vocals Black Lace
1997    Craig Scott – keyboards Elastica
2015    Lil’ Chris

March 24

Births

1937    Billy Stewart
1937    John Meeks – vocals/guitar Five Penny Piece
1938    Don Covay
1938    Holger Czukay – Can
1941    Michael Masser – US songwriter
1947    Mike Kellie – drums Only Ones
1948    Lee Oskar – harmonica War
1949    Nick Lowe
1951    Peter Powell
1951    Dougie Thompson – bass Supertramp
1960    Nena
1970    Mase – R&B singer
1970    Sharon Corr – violin Corrs

Deaths

1997    Harold Melvin

March 25

Births

1915    Dorothy Squires
1934    Johnny Burnette
1938    Hoyt Axton – US singer
1940    Maureen Evans
1940    Anita Bryant
1942    Aretha Franklin
1947    Elton John
1947    Duncan Browne
1947    John Rowles
1947    Jack Hall – bass Charlie Daniels Band
1948    Neil Jones – guitar Amen Corner
1951    Maizie Williams – vocals Boney M
1960    Steve Norman – saxophone Spandau Ballet
1965    Tracie Young
1966    Jeff Healy
1969    Cathy Dennis
1970    Gene Ween – vocals Ween
1971    Michael McKeegan – bass Therapy
1974    Finley Quaye
1975    Melanie Blatt – vocals All Saints
1988    Ryan Lewis – US rapper

Deaths

1918    Claude Debussy – classical composer
2003    Brandi Wells
2009    England Dan

March 26

Births

1886    Al Jolson
1917    Rufus Thomas
1944    Diana Ross
1946    Fran Sheehan – bass Boston
1948    Steve Tyler – vocals Aerosmith
1948    Richard Tandy – keyboards ELO
1950    Teddy Pendergrass
1953    William Lyall – piano/flute Pilot
1956    Stephanie Mills
1968    James Iha – vocals Smashing Pumpkins
1968    Kenny Chesney
1971    John Hendy – vocals East 17
1976    Kelly Richards – vocals E-Z Rollers
1977    Seth Lakeman
1982    Kate Merenda – vocals Soul Unique

Deaths

1827    Ludwig van Beethoven – classical composer
1969    Dickie Pride – UK singer
1995    Eazy-E
2002    Randy Castillo – drums Motley Crue/Ozzy Osbourne
2004     Jan Berry (b: William Jan Berry) – vocals Jan & Dean
2015    John Renbourn – guitar/sitar Pentangle

March 27

Births

1924    Sarah Vaughan
1939    Bo Winberg – guitar Spotnicks
1944    Rodney Garwood – bass Unit 4+2
1946    Andy Bown – bass Status Quo
1951    Tony Banks – piano Genesis
1952    Felix Haug – vocals Double
1953    Walter Stocker – guitar Babys
1957    Billy McKenzie – vocals Associates
1959    Andrew Farriss – guitar/keyboards INXS
1961    Clark Datchler – vocals Johnny Hates Jazz
1970    Mariah Carey
1975    Fergie – vocals Black Eyed Peas
1988    Jessie J – UK singer
1990    Kimbra – New Zealand singer

Deaths

2000    Ian Dury
2002    Dudley Moore
2017    Clem Curtis – vocals Foundations

March 28

Births

1945    Sally Carr – vocals Middle Of The Road
1948    John Evan – keyboards Jethro Tull
1954    Reba McEntire
1957    Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – US singer
1962    Ged Grimes – bass Danny Wilson
1965    Steve Turner – guitar Mudhoney
1968    Jon Lee – drums Feeder
1969    James Atkins – vocals EMF
1969    Salt – vocals Salt ‘N’ Pepa
1986    Lady Gaga

Deaths

1943    Sergei Rachmaninoff – classical composer
1995    Baltimora
2012    Earl Scruggs – US banjo player
2018    Mike Harrison – vocals Spooky Tooth

March 29

Births

1935    Ruby Murray
1940    Eden Kane
1943    Vangelis
1943    Eric Idle
1945    Speedy Keen – vocals Thunderclap Newman
1946    Terry Jacks
1947    Bobby Kimball – vocals Toto
1949    Michael Brecker – saxophone Brecker Brothers
1953    Andy Parker – drums UFO
1956    Patti Donahue – vocals Waitresses
1959    Perry Farrell – vocals Jane’s Addiction / Porno For Pyros
1978    Corrie Richards – vocals Damage
1981    Andy Scott-Lee – vocals 3SL

Deaths

1999    Freaky Tah – rapper Lost Boyz
2011    Ray Herr – guitar/bass Ides Of March

March 30

Births

1902    Ted Heath
1913    Frankie Laine
1930    Rolf Harris
1942    Graham Edge – drums Moody Blues
1945    Eric Clapton
1950    Dave Ball – guitar Procol Harum
1954    Lene Lovich
1955    Randy Vanwarmer
1962    MC Hammer
1964    Tracy Chapman
1965    Tim Dorney – keyboards Republica
1967    Ace – guitar Skunk Anansie
1968    Celine Dion
1979    Norah Jones
1979    Simon Webbe – vocals Blue

Deaths

2013    Phil Ramone – US producer
2015    Preston Ritter – drums Electric Prunes
2016    Andy Newman – keyboard Thunderclap Newman

March 31

Births

1934    Shirley Jones – vocals Partridge Family
1934    John D. Loudermilk
1934    Richard Chamberlain
1937    Herb Alpert
1937    Mouth – vocals Mouth and McNeal
1944    Rod Allen – vocals/bass Fortunes
1944    Mick Ralphs –guitar/piano Bad Company/Mott The Hoople
1944    Malcolm Roberts
1946    Al Nichol – guitar Turtles
1947    Al Goodman – vocals Moments
1948    Thijs Van Leer – keyboards Focus
1958    Paul Ferguson – drums Killing Joke
1959    Angus Young – guitar AC/DC
1964    Erik Turner – guitar Warrant
1969    Andy Pickles – producer Jive Bunny
1971    Ewan McGregor – UK singer/actor
1971    Julian Deanne – guitar Toploader
1974    Stefan Olsdal – bass/keyboards Placebo

Deaths

1980    Mantovani – UK orchestra leader
1983    Singing Nun
1986    O’Kelly Isley – vocals Isley Brothers
2007    Springwater

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