1985 – Harry Judd
Harry Judd, drummer, McFly, (2004 UK No.1 single ‘Colours In Her Hair’, 2004 UK No.1 album ‘Room On The 3rd Floor’).
1975 – Katie Underwood
Katie Underwood, Australian singer from Bardot, winners of the Australian Popstars reality show, who had the 2000 Australian No.1 single ‘Poison’, and 2000 Australian No.1 self-titled album.
1974 – Montsho Eshe
Montsho Eshe, from American hip hop group, Arrested Development, who scored the 1992 UK No.2 and US No. 8 single ‘People Everyday’. The group won two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance and were also named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.
1964 – Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Pearl Jam, (1992 UK No.15 single ‘Jeremy’, 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Vs’, 1994 US No.1 & UK No.4 album Vitalogy’ and 1996 US No.1 & UK No.3 album ‘No Code’). In 2007, Vedder released his first solo album as a soundtrack for the film Into the Wild.
1962 – Sonny Emory
Sonny Emory American singer, songwriter, drummer and percussionist. Emory is a former member of Earth, Wind & Fire and has also worked with artists such as Bruce Hornsby, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton and the B-52’s.
1960 – Wil Sinnott
Wil Sinnott, The Shamen, (1991 UK No.4 single ‘Move Any Mountain’). Drowned on May 22nd 1991 while swimming off the coast of La Gomera when he was pulled under by strong currents. The Shamen were in Tenerife filming a video for their new single ‘Move Any Mountain.’
1958 – Dave Murray
Dave Murray, guitarist 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 their albums worldwide.
1951 – Doug Stegmeyer
American musician, Doug Stegmeyer who worked with many artists including Billy Joel, Hall and Oates and The Carpenters. On August 25, 1995, Stegmeyer died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Long Island home.
1949 – Ariel Bender
Ariel Bender, guitarist 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’.
1949 – Adrian Belew
Adrian Belew, American guitarist and singer, who worked with King Crimson and David Bowie.
1946 – Duster Bennett
Duster Bennett, singer, guitarist, harmonica player. Worked with Alexis Korner, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac and B.B. King. He was killed in a car crash on 26th March 1976 when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel.
1946 – Ray Tabano
Ray Tabano who was a founding member of Aerosmith. Tabano was a childhood friend of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler and was in Steven’s first band, The Strangeurs. Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford in Aerosmith in 1971.
1943 – Derek Smalls
Derek Smalls, bass, Spinal Tap, (1984 rock film ‘This Is Spinal Tap’).
1941 – Ron Bushy
American drummer Ron Bushy, Iron Butterfly that had the 1968 US No.14 single ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’. He died following a battle with cancer on 29 August 2021 at the age of 79.
1941 – Tim Hardin
Tim Hardin, US singer, songwriter, (1967 UK No.50 single ‘Hang On To A Dream’). Wrote ‘Reason To Believe’ and ‘If I Were A Carpenter.’ Died of a heroin overdose on 29th December 1980.
1940 – Eugene Record
Eugene Record, vocals, The Chi-lites, (1972 US No.1 single ‘Oh Girl’, 1972 UK No.3 single ‘Have You Seen Her’). He died of cancer on 22nd July 2005.
1940 – Jorma Kaukonen
Jorma Kaukonen, American blues, folk, and rock guitarist, best known for his work with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.
1939 – Johnny Kidd
English singer-songwriter Johnny Kidd, who with Johnny Kidd & The Pirates had the 1960 UK No.1 single ‘Shakin’ All Over’. He was killed in a motor car collision on 7 October 1966 near Radcliffe, Lancashire England when the car in which he was travelling as a passenger had a head-on collision.
1935 – Esther Phillips
Esther Phillips, US soul singer, (1975 US No. 20 & UK No.6 single ‘What A Difference A Day Makes’). She died on 7th August 1984.