Birthdays

1941 – Marty Sanders, singer, Jay and the Americans

1943 – Donnie Iris, guitarist, Wild Cherry

1945 – Ronnie Rosman, keyboards, Tommy James & the Shondells

1952 – Ed Manion, saxophonist, Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes

1957 – Cindy Wilson, singer, B-52s

1957 – Ian Stanley, keyboardist, Tears For Fears

1957 – Phil Gould, drummer, Level 42

1971 – Nigel Godrich, record producer

1977 – Jason Aldean, country singer

1994 – Jake Bugg, singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1968 – Frankie Lymon, lead singer, The Teenagers (born 1942)

1974 – Bobby Bloom, singer/songwriter (born 1946)

1985 – David Byron, lead singer, Uriah Heep (born 1947)

2005 – Chris Curtis, drummer, The Searchers (born 1941)

2008 – Buddy Miles, drummer, Band of Gypsies (born 1947)

2008 – Mike Smith, keyboardist, Dave Clark Five (born 1943)

2010 – Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, bassist, Hall & Oates (born 1951)

And on this day in...

1983 – U2 released their third album, War

Celebrating 28 February

Birthdays

1940 – Gretchen Christopher, singer, The Fleetwoods

1972 – Saul Williams, rapper

1976 – Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins), rapper

Died on this day

1996 – Wes Farrell, songwriter and record producer (born 1939)

2012 – Davy Jones, vocalist, The Monkees (born 1945)

2012 – Roland Bautista, guitarist, Earth, Wind and Fire (born 1951)

And on this day in...

1996 – Status Quo sued the BBC for not including their new single in the Radio 1 playlist

Celebrating 29 February

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