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1 August 2015 (GMT)

Today's musician birthdays

  Jerry Garcia was born on this day in 1942. He died on 9 August 1995, aged 53.

  Boz Burrell was born on this day in 1946. He died on 21 September 2006, aged 60.

Prakash John is 68 today, born in 1947.

  Jim Carroll was born on this day in 1949. He died on 11 September 2009, aged 60.

  Tommy Bolin was born on this day in 1951. He died on 4 December 1976, aged 25.

Robert Cray is 62 today, born in 1953.

Joe Elliott is 56 today, born in 1959.

Dhani Harrison is 37 today, born in 1978.

Today's musician deaths

  Rod de'Ath died on this day in 2014, aged 64.

 

Today's band spotlight
The Beatles
George Martin is 89 years 6 months 29 days old. He was born on 3 January 1926
Ringo Starr is 75 years 25 days old. He was born on 7 July 1940
Pete Best is 73 years 8 months 8 days old. He was born on 24 November 1941
Paul McCartney is 73 years 1 month 14 days old. He was born on 18 June 1942
  George Harrison was 58 years 9 months 4 days old when he died on 29 November 2001, 14 years ago
George would be 72 years 5 months 7 days old if still alive today. He was born on 25 February 1943
  John Lennon was 40 years 1 month 29 days old when he died on 8 December 1980, 35 years ago
John would be 74 years 9 months 23 days old if still alive today. He was born on 9 October 1940
  Stu Sutcliffe was 21 years 9 months 18 days old when he died on 10 April 1962, 53 years ago
Stu would be 75 years 1 month 9 days old if still alive today. He was born on 23 June 1940

 

10 musicians randomly selected from our database
Smokey Robinson is 75 years 5 months 13 days old. He was born on 19 February 1940
  Bob Bogle was 75 years 4 months 29 days old when he died on 14 June 2009
  Duke Ellington was 75 years 25 days old when he died on 24 May 1974
Ray Davies is 71 years 1 month 11 days old. He was born on 21 June 1944
Pete Townshend is 70 years 2 months 13 days old. He was born on 19 May 1945
Gary Brooker is 70 years 2 months 3 days old. He was born on 29 May 1945
John Prine is 68 years 9 months 22 days old. He was born on 10 October 1946
Kiki Dee is 68 years 4 months 26 days old. She was born on 6 March 1947
  St Clair Lee was 66 years 10 months 12 days old when he died on 8 March 2011
  T-Bone Walker was 64 years 9 months 16 days old when he died on 16 March 1975

 

Musicians in our database: 2276

The 5 most recent additions are...
Miles Hunt is 49 years 3 days old. He was born on 29 July 1966
  Guy Mitchell was 72 years 4 months 9 days old when he died on 1 July 1999
  Jim Ed Brown was 81 years 2 months 10 days old when he died on 11 June 2015
Ned Miller is 90 years 3 months 20 days old. He was born on 12 April 1925
  Fats Waller was 39 years 6 months 24 days old when he died on 15 December 1943
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