1926 - Ray Price
Ray Price, singer, songwriter and guitarist. His wide-ranging baritone has often been praised as among the best male voices of country music. Price died on 16th Dec 2013 aged 87 at his ranch outside Mount Pleasant, Texas.
1939 - William Lee Golden
American country music singer William Lee Golden from the Oak Ridge Boys, (1981 US No.5 single 'Elvira').
1941 - Long John Baldry
Long John Baldry, vocals, Bluesology and solo artist, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Let The Heartaches Begin'). Baldry died of a chest infection on 21st July 2005.
1946 - Cynthia Robinson
Cynthia Robinson, vocals, Sly and the Family Stone who had the 1968 US No.1 singles 'Everyday People', the 1971 US No.1 'Family Affair' and the 1971 US No.1 album There's a Riot Goin' On. She died on November 23, 2015.
1946 - George Duke
American musician, composer, singer and producer George Duke. He released over thirty solo albums, of which A Brazilian Love Affair from 1980 was his most popular. Duke worked with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa and also appeared on Michael Jackson's Off The Wall album. He died on August 5, 2013 aged 67.
1951 - Chris Bell
Chris Bell, American singer, songwriter and guitarist with Big Star. Bell was killed in a car accident on 27/12/78.
1954 - Felipe Rose
Felipe Rose, from American disco group The Village People. They had the hit singles 'Macho Man', 'In the Navy', 'Go West and the 1978 US No.2 hit 'YMCA'. The group's name refers to New York City's Greenwich Village, at the time known for its large gay population.
1965 - Greg Kriesel
Greg Kriesel, bassist from American punk rock band The Offspring, who had the 1999 UK No.1 single 'Pretty Fly, (For A White Guy)', and the 1999 US No.6 & UK No.10 album Americana.
1970 - Zack de la Rocha
American musician Zack de la Rocha, from Rage Against The Machine, who had the 1996 US No.1 album Evil Empire and the 1993 UK No.16 single 'Bullet In The Head'. He also co-founded One Day as a Lion in 2008.
1969 - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin's debut album was released in the UK. Recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, the album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of just £1,782, most of the tracks being recorded 'live' in the studio with very few overdubs. The album spent a total of 71 weeks on the UK chart.
1977 - Keith Richards
Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined £750 ($1,275) for possession of cocaine found in his car after the guitarist had been involved in a car crash.
1993 - Van Morrison
Van Morrison failed to turn up at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner, making him the first living inductee not to attend.