Birthdays

1941 – Buffy Sainte-Marie, singer/songwriter, activist

1953 – Poison Ivy (Kristy Wallace), guitarist, The Cramps

1955 – Jon Brant, bassist, Cheap Trick

1963 – Ian Brown, vocalist, Stone Roses

1972 – Neil Primrose, drummer, Travis

1975 Brian Littrell, singer, Backstreet Boys

1977 – Ed Graham, drummer, The Darkness

1979 – Coy Bowles, guitarist, Zac Brown Band

1985 – Julia Volkova, singer, Tatu

1988 – Rihanna, singer

Died on this day

2003 – Ty Longley, guitarist, Great White (born 1971)

And on this day in...

1959 – Jimi Hendrix made his stage debut, at a synagogue in Seattle, aged 16

Celebrating 20 February

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