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Nigel Harrison

Nigel Harrison, bass player with the band Blondie was born 24 April 1951. Blondie were founded by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, and were pioneers in the early American New Wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s. Their first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although successful in the United …

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Bill Gould (Faith no More)

Bill Gould, the bass Player, Songwriter and Producer of Faith No More, Harmful Fear and the Nervous System, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo Bay School of Medicine was born 24 April 1963. Faith No More hail from San Francisco, California, and were regarded as one of the most influential metal/rock bands of the late 80s …

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Steve Clark

Steve Clark, the former Guitarist with Def Leppard was born 23 April 1960. Def Leppard were Formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement and their strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album High ‘n’ Dry was produced by …

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Roy Orbison

Known by the nickname ‘The Big O’ and remembered for his distinctive, powerful voice,the American singer, guitarist, and songwriter Roy Orbison was Born April 23, 1936 Roy Kelton Orbison, he grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. …

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Iggy Pop

American singer-songwriter, musician, producer and actor Iggy Pop ( James Newell Osterberg, Jr.) was born April 21, 1947 in Muskegon, Michigan, Osterberg was raised in a trailer park in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He began his music career as a drummer in various high school bands in Ann Arbor, Michigan, including the Iguanas, who cut several records …

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Prince

Prolific American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor Prince Rogers Nelson Sadly died at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, near Minneapolis, on April 21, 2016 after suffering flu-like symptoms for several weeks. He was Born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his family ancestry is centered in Louisiana, Prince’s father …

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Dudley Moore CBE

Best known as being one half of classic comedy duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, The late great English actor, comedian and composer Dudley Moore CBE, was Born 19th April 1935, He first came to prominence as one of the four writer-performers in the ground-breaking comedy revue Beyond the Fringe in the early 1960s, and …

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Cordell Mosson (Parliament Funkadelic)

Cordell Mosson, American bass player with Parliament-Funkadelic sadly died 18 April 2013. He was born 16 October 1952 and joined Parliament Funkadelic during the 1960’s. Parliament Funkadelic were a collective of musicians led by George Clinton who pioneered late 1960s and early ’70s funk. The fusion of R&B rhythms, infectious melodies, and psychedelia and also …

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Sir Spike Milligan KBE

The late, great Comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor Sir Terence Alan “Spike” Milligan KBE was born 16 April 1918. He was of Irish and English parentage and Irish nationality. His early life was spent in India where he was born. The majority of his working life was spent in the United Kingdom. …

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Dusty Springfield

Dubbed The White Queen of Soul, British pop singer Dusty Springfield was born 16 April 1939 in West London to an Irish Catholic Family. Her career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important white soul singer, and at her peak was one of the most …

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