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29 August 2015 (GMT)

Today's musician birthdays

  Charlie Parker was born on this day in 1920. He died on 12 March 1955, aged 34.

  Sterling Morrison was born on this day in 1942. He died on 30 August 1995, aged 53.

Geoff Whitehorn is 64 today, born in 1951.

  Michael Jackson was born on this day in 1958. He died on 25 June 2009, aged 50.

Tony MacAlpine is 55 today, born in 1960.

Today's musician deaths

  David 'Honeyboy' Edwards died on this day in 2011, aged 96.

 

Today's band spotlight
The Mamas & The Papas
Michelle Phillips is 71 years 2 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, 8 years ago
Denny would be 74 years 9 months old if still alive today. He was born on 29 November 1940
  John Phillips was 65 years 6 months 17 days old when he died on 18 March 2001, 14 years ago
John would be 79 years 11 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, 41 years ago
Mama Cass would be 73 years 11 months 10 days old if still alive today. She was born on 19 September 1941

 

10 musicians randomly selected from our database
  Ben E King was 76 years 7 months 2 days old when he died on 30 April 2015
Nik Turner is 75 years 3 days old. He was born on 26 August 1940
Elvin Bishop is 72 years 10 months 8 days old. He was born on 21 October 1942
  Bobby Womack was 70 years 3 months 23 days old when he died on 27 June 2014
  Dewey Martin was 68 years 4 months 1 day old when he died on 31 January 2009
  Bert Jansch was 67 years 11 months 2 days old when he died on 5 October 2011
  George Duke was 67 years 6 months 24 days old when he died on 5 August 2013
Tom Waits is 65 years 8 months 22 days old. He was born on 7 December 1949
Ian Hill is 64 years 7 months 9 days old. He was born on 20 January 1951
  Adam Faith was 62 years 8 months 14 days old when he died on 8 March 2003

 

Musicians in our database: 2281

The 5 most recent additions are...
Rick Astley is 49 years 6 months 23 days old. He was born on 6 February 1966
Sib Hashian is 66 years 12 days old. He was born on 17 August 1949
Gilbert O'Sullivan is 68 years 8 months 28 days old. He was born on 1 December 1946
  Lynn Anderson was 67 years 10 months 4 days old when she died on 30 July 2015
  Cilla Black was 72 years 2 months 6 days old when she died on 2 August 2015
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