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29 April 2016 (GMT)

Today's musician birthdays

  Duke Ellington was born on this day in 1899. He died on 24 May 1974, aged 75.

Joe Porcaro is 86 today, born in 1930.

  Lonnie Donegan was born on this day in 1931. He died on 3 November 2002, aged 71.

  Rod McKuen was born on this day in 1933. He died on 29 January 2015, aged 81.

Otis Rush is 81 today, born in 1935.

April Stevens is 80 today, born in 1936.

  Hugh Hopper was born on this day in 1945. He died on 7 June 2009, aged 64.

  Tammi Terrell was born on this day in 1945. She died on 16 March 1970, aged 24.

Tommy James is 69 today, born in 1947.

Carnie Wilson is 48 today, born in 1968.

Today's musician deaths

  Mick Ronson died on this day in 1993, aged 46.

 

Today's band spotlight
The Mamas & The Papas
Michelle Phillips is 71 years 10 months 25 days old. She was born on 4 June 1944
  Denny Doherty was 66 years 1 month 21 days old when he died on 19 January 2007, 9 years ago
Denny would be 75 years 5 months old if still alive today. He was born on 29 November 1940
  John Phillips was 65 years 6 months 16 days old when he died on 18 March 2001, 15 years ago
John would be 80 years 7 months 30 days old if still alive today. He was born on 30 August 1935
  Mama Cass Elliot was 32 years 10 months 10 days old when she died on 29 July 1974, 42 years ago
Mama Cass would be 74 years 7 months 10 days old if still alive today. She was born on 19 September 1941

 

10 musicians randomly selected from our database
David Gates is 75 years 4 months 18 days old. He was born on 11 December 1940
Eric Burdon is 74 years 11 months 18 days old. He was born on 11 May 1941
Taj Mahal is 73 years 11 months 12 days old. He was born on 17 May 1942
Gary Brooker is 70 years 11 months old. He was born on 29 May 1945
  Solomon Burke was 70 years 6 months 19 days old when he died on 10 October 2010
Roy Wood is 69 years 5 months 21 days old. He was born on 8 November 1946
Julie Covington is 68 years 7 months 18 days old. She was born on 11 September 1947
  Alvin Lee was 68 years 2 months 15 days old when he died on 6 March 2013
Steve Ellis is 66 years 22 days old. He was born on 7 April 1950
Philip Bailey is 64 years 11 months 21 days old. He was born on 8 May 1951

 

Musicians in our database: 2537

The 5 most recent additions are...
  Count Basie was 79 years 8 months 5 days old when he died on 26 April 1984
Giorgio Moroder is 76 years 3 days old. He was born on 26 April 1940
Noel Davies is 64 years 3 days old. He was born on 26 April 1952
Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) is 56 years 3 days old. He was born on 26 April 1960
  Vicki Sue Robinson was 45 years 10 months 27 days old when she died on 27 April 2000
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