Birthdays

1941 – Dave Berry, pop singer

1943 – Fabian, 50s teen idol

1947 – Allan Jones, saxophone, Amen Corner

1949 – Mike Batt, songwriter, producer

1962 – Axl Rose, singer, Guns N' Roses

1962 – Richie McDonald, singer, Lonestar

1966 – Rick Astley, singer

1980 – Yasutaka Nakata, DJ, producer, Capsule

Died on this day

1960 – Jesse Belvin, R&B singer (born 1932)

1981 – Hugo Montenegro, film score composer (born 1925)

1989 – King Tubby, sound engineer, dub pioneer (born 1941)

1998 – Carl Wilson, guitarist, The Beach Boys (born 1946)

1998 – Falco (Johann Hölzel), Austrian rapper (born 1957)

2005 – Merle Kilgore, country singer/songwriter (born 1934)

2007 – Frankie Laine, singer (born 1913)

2011 – Gary Moore, rock guitarist, Skid Row (born 1952)

2016 – Dan Hicks, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks (born 1941)

And on this day in...

1958 – George Harrison joined The Quarrymen

2001 – Don Felder was fired from the Eagles

Celebrating 6 February

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