Birthdays

1943 – Creed Bratton, guitarist, The Grass Roots; actor

1946 – Adolfo de la Parra, drummer, Canned Heat

1946 – Paul Wheatbread, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

1961 – Vince Neil, lead singer, Mötley Crüe

1962 – Ken McCluskey, singer, The Bluebells

1968 – Tjinder Singh, guitarist, Cornershop

1974 – Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, guitarist, Daft Punk

1977 – Dave Farrell, bassist, Linkin Park

1980 – Cameron Muncey, guitarist, Jet

1975 – Wes Borland, guitarist, Limp Bizkit

Died on this day

1990 – Del Shannon, rock 'n' roll singer (born 1934)

2002 – Bob Wooler, promoter, DJ at The Cavern Club (born 1926)

2005 – Keith Knudsen, drummer, Doobie Brothers (born 1948)

And on this day in...

1981 – R.E.M. made their first ever recordings, in Smyrna, GA

Celebrating 8 February

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