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1 July 2015 (GMT)

Today's musician birthdays

  Bobby Day was born on this day in 1928. He died on 15 July 1990, aged 62.

  Delaney Bramlett was born on this day in 1939. He died on 27 December 2008, aged 69.

  Andrae Crouch was born on this day in 1942. He died on 8 January 2015, aged 72.

Jeff Wayne is 72 today, born in 1943.

Debbie Harry is 70 today, born in 1945.

John Farnham is 66 today, born in 1949.

Fred Schneider is 64 today, born in 1951.

  Keith Whitley was born on this day in 1954. He died on 9 May 1989, aged 34.

Roddy Bottum is 52 today, born in 1963.

Today's musician deaths

  Rushton Moreve died on this day in 1981, aged 32.

  Luther Vandross died on this day in 2005, aged 54.

  Mel Galley died on this day in 2008, aged 60.

 

Today's band spotlight
The Beatles
George Martin is 89 years 5 months 28 days old. He was born on 3 January 1926
Ringo Starr is 74 years 11 months 24 days old. He was born on 7 July 1940
Pete Best is 73 years 7 months 7 days old. He was born on 24 November 1941
Paul McCartney is 73 years 13 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 4 months 6 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 8 months 22 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 8 days old if still alive today. He was born on 23 June 1940

 

10 musicians randomly selected from our database
Chris Farlowe is 74 years 8 months 18 days old. He was born on 13 October 1940
  Etta James was 73 years 11 months 26 days old when she died on 20 January 2012
John McLaughlin is 73 years 5 months 27 days old. He was born on 4 January 1942
John 'Beaky' Dymond is 70 years 11 months 21 days old. He was born on 10 July 1944
Pat Benatar is 62 years 5 months 21 days old. She was born on 10 January 1953
  John Martyn was 60 years 4 months 18 days old when he died on 29 January 2009
  Conway Twitty was 59 years 9 months 4 days old when he died on 5 June 1993
Chris Layton is 59 years 7 months 15 days old. He was born on 16 November 1955
  Alex Chilton was 59 years 2 months 17 days old when he died on 17 March 2010
Richie Ramone is 57 years 10 months 20 days old. He was born on 11 August 1957

 

Musicians in our database: 2263

The 5 most recent additions are...
  Mark Sandman was 46 years 9 months 9 days old when he died on 3 July 1999
  Steve Goodman was 36 years 1 month 26 days old when he died on 20 September 1984
Gary Burton is 72 years 5 months 8 days old. He was born on 23 January 1943
Randy Brecker is 69 years 7 months 4 days old. He was born on 27 November 1945
  Michael Brecker was 57 years 9 months 15 days old when he died on 13 January 2007
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