Birthdays

1949 – Alan Lancaster, bassist, Status Quo

1959 – Brian Travers, saxophonist, UB40

1960 – Steve Bronski, keyboardist, Bronski Beat

1962 – David Bryan, keyboardist, Bon Jovi

1962 – Richie McDonald, singer, Lonestar

1962 – Garth Brooks, country singer/songwriter

1962 – Deborah Bonham, rock/blues singer

1968 – Sully Erna, guitarist, Godsmack

1974 – Danny Goffey, drummer, Supergrass

1975 – Wes Borland, guitarist, Limp Bizkit

Died on this day

1959 – Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones), electric guitar pioneer (born 1926)

1985 – Matt Monro, singer/entertainer (born 1930)

2000 – Big Pun, rapper (born 1971)

2000 – Dave Peverett, guitarist, Savoy Brown (born 1943)

2015 – Joe B. Mauldin, bassist, The Crickets (born 1940)

And on this day in...

1963 Please Please Me by The Beatles was released in the US - their first single release there

1969 – The Who recorded Pinball Wizard

Celebrating 7 February

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