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Andy McClusky (OMD)

English musician, songwriter and record producer Andy McCluskey was born 24 June 1959 in Heswall, Cheshire. He is best known as the singer, bass guitarist and co-founder of synthpop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). Within OMD, McCluskey is noted for his baritone voice, manic onstage dancing, multi-instrumentation, and unconventional lyrical subjects. McCluskey also …

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Curt Smith (Tears for Fears)

English American musician Curt Smith was born 24 June 1961, Bath, Somerset, England. Smith grew up in Bath, England, and lived on the Snow Hill council estate (subject of the track “Snow Hill”). He attended the Beechen Cliff School. He is best known for forming the band Tears for Fears, along with childhood friend Roland …

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John Illsley (Dire Straits)

Best known for being the bass guitarist with rock group Dire Straits, John Illsley was born 24 June 1949. Formed in 1977 by Brothers Mark (lead vocals and lead guitar)and David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), and friends John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals, and Pick Withers (drums and percussion), Dire Straits recorded …

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Jeff Beck

English rock guitarists Jeff Beck was born 24 June 1944. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. The Yardbirds were formed in London in 1963 and had …

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Patrick Moraz(Yes) Clint Warwick(Moody Blues)

Musicians Patrick Moraz and Clint Warwick were born 24 July 1948 and 25 June1940 respectively they were both members of the Moody Blues and Moraz was also a member of progressive Rock band Yes, who achieved worldwide succes with their progressive music, mystical lyrics, elaborate album art, live stage sets and symphonic style of rock …

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Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)

Mick Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mac was born 24 June 1947. The band were formed in 1966 in London. Founder Peter Green named the group by combining he surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood, and John McVie) from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Christine Mc vie joined the band in 1970 while married to John McVie, …

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Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream)

Bobby Gillespie, Scottish vocalist with Scottish alternative rock band, Primal Scream was born June 22nd 1962. Primal Scream were originally formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie (vocals) and Jim Beattie and now based in London. The current lineup consists of Gillespie, Andrew Innes (guitar), Martin Duffy (keyboards), and Darrin Mooney (drums). Barrie Cadogan …

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Glastonbury 2017

PYRAMID STAGE FRIDAY RADIOHEAD THE XX ROYAL BLOOD KRIS KRISTOFFERSON (with Johnny Depp) FIRST AID KIT BLOSSOMS PAUL CARRACK HACIENDA CLASSICAL SATURDAY FOO FIGHTERS THE NATIONAL KATY PERRY RUN THE JEWELS CRAIG DAVID JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ THE BOOTLEG BEATLES WITH THE PEPPERLAND SINFONIA SUNDAY ED SHEERAN BIFFY …

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Stuart Sutcliffe

The late great Stuart Sutcliffe, former singer and bassist with The Beatles was Born 23 June 1940. He met John Lennon at Art School joined John Lennon’s skiffle band, the Quarrymen in 1960 alongside Paul McCartney whoformed a close working relationship with Lennon. George Harrison joined in 1958 as lead guitarist, By May 1960 they …

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Jimmy Somerville (Bronski Beat, the Communards)

Jimmy Somerville, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician with Bronski Beat and The Communards) was born 22 June 1961. Somerviller started his music career in 1983, when he co-founded the synth pop group Bronski Beat, who had several hits in the British charts. Their biggest hit was “Smalltown Boy” which reached #3 in the U.K. charts. Somerville …

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