When I initially started this thread, I had very limited resources. As time went along, I found more and better sources, so the depth of postings has hopefully improved. I also found that, despite the title, I wanted to include artists of other genres, such as notable jazz, blues, country, even some classical artists, basically anyone who has had an influence in music history. I also initially started doing only birthdays, but a very knowledgeable reader (Michael Ary) joined in and began adding obits of people in music. Michael has since left the thread, and I have tried to continue his contribution of listings of anniversaries of the deaths of interesting musicians.
Please feel free to add people who I may have missed, your comments on any particular artist that you like, dislike, or know any little bits of trivia about. Just click "See latest post" or "Newest first" for the latest anniversaries of birthdays and deaths in music history.
John Lennon (67)
Sean Lennon (32)
Jackson Browne (59)
John Entwistle (63)
Sharon Osbourne (55)
PJ Harvey (38)
This is provided as a Public Service Announcement.
(He's tellin' me more and more about some useless information supposed to fire my imagination)
John Prine (61)
David Lee Roth (51)
Thelonius Monk (89)
Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls) (40)
Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) (46)