CHARLIE WATTS of The Rolling Stones
FABRIZIO MORETI of The Strokes
TIM RICE-OXLEY of Keane
In 1962, Ray Charles started a five-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “I Can’t Stop Loving You.”
In 1973, Paul McCartney had both of the #1 positions on the US charts when Red Rose Speedway went to the top of the album chart and “My Love” started a four-week run as the #1 single.
In 1989, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, 52, secretly married 19-year-old Mandy Smith. The marriage lasted 17 months.
In 1999, Junior Braithwaite from Bob Marley & The Wailers was shot dead at age 46. Braithwaite was one of the founders of, and the first lead singer for, The Wailers.
In 2008, Bo Diddley (born Ellas Otha Bates) died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida, at age 79. The legendary singer and performer was known for his homemade square guitar and his “shave and a haircut, two bits” rhythm, which influenced artists from Buddy Holly and Bruce Springsteen to The Rolling Stones and George Thorogood.