Rock and Roll Birthdays August 10th

1909 – Leo Fender – inventor of the first mass-produced electric guitar
1928 – Jimmy Dean 
(“Big Bad John”)
1940 – Bobby Hatfield 
– vocalist for The Righteous Brothers (“Unchained Melody”)
1943 – Ronnie Spector 
– vocalist for The Ronettes (“Be My Baby”)
1943 – James Griffin
 – guitarist for Bread (“Make It With You”)
1945 – Larry Larden
 – guitarist for Every Mother’s Son (“Come On Down To My Boat”)
1946 – Mick Clarke
 – bassist for The Rubettes (“Sugar Baby Love”)
1947 – Ian Anderson 
– guitar / flute for Jethro Tull (“Living in the Past”)
1948 – Peter Beckett
 – guitar / vocals for Player (“Baby Come Back”)