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3 July 2015 (GMT)

Today's musician birthdays

  Fontella Bass was born on this day in 1940. She died on 26 December 2012, aged 72.

Judith Durham is 72 today, born in 1943.

  Andy Fraser was born on this day in 1952. He died on 16 March 2015, aged 62.

  Laura Branigan was born on this day in 1957. She died on 26 August 2004, aged 47.

  Poly Styrene was born on this day in 1957. She died on 25 April 2011, aged 53.

Today's musician deaths

  Brian Jones died on this day in 1969, aged 27.

  Jim Morrison died on this day in 1971, aged 27.

  Mark Sandman died on this day in 1999, aged 46.

  Homer 'Boots' Randolph died on this day in 2007, aged 80.

  Rudy Vallee died on this day in 1986, aged 84.

 

Today's band spotlight
The Monkees
Peter Tork is 73 years 4 months 20 days old. He was born on 13 February 1942
Michael Nesmith is 72 years 6 months 3 days old. He was born on 30 December 1942
Micky Dolenz is 70 years 3 months 25 days old. He was born on 8 March 1945
  Davy Jones was 66 years 1 month 30 days old when he died on 29 February 2012, 3 years ago
Davy would be 69 years 6 months 3 days old if still alive today. He was born on 30 December 1945

 

10 musicians randomly selected from our database
Yoko Ono is 82 years 4 months 15 days old. She was born on 18 February 1933
Neil Innes is 70 years 6 months 24 days old. He was born on 9 December 1944
Stephen Stills is 70 years 6 months old. He was born on 3 January 1945
  Clyde 'Skip' Battin was 69 years 4 months 18 days old when he died on 6 July 2003
Roky Erickson is 67 years 11 months 18 days old. He was born on 15 July 1947
Ray Phillips is 66 years 4 months 2 days old. He was born on 1 March 1949
Derek Longmuir is 64 years 3 months 14 days old. He was born on 19 March 1951
Sting is 63 years 9 months 1 day old. He was born on 2 October 1951
Geoff Downes is 62 years 10 months 8 days old. He was born on 25 August 1952
Poison Ivy is 62 years 4 months 13 days old. She was born on 20 February 1953

 

Musicians in our database: 2272

The 5 most recent additions are...
  Fats Waller was 39 years 6 months 24 days old when he died on 15 December 1943
  Lew Soloff was 71 years 16 days old when he died on 8 March 2015
  Ornette Coleman was 85 years 3 months 2 days old when he died on 11 June 2015
  Joe Sample was 75 years 7 months 11 days old when he died on 12 September 2014
Freddie Roulette is 76 years 2 months old. He was born on 3 May 1939
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