Birthdays

1942 – Rick Frank, drummer, Elephant's Memory

1950 – Steve Hackett, guitarist, Genesis

1951 – Vincent James, singer, Sweet Sensation

1952 – Michael McDonald, keyboardist, The Doobie Brothers

1956 – Brian Robertson, guitarist, Thin Lizzy

1959 – Neil Conti, drummer, Prefab Sprout

1959 – Per Gessle, guitarist, Roxette

1966 – Gary Whelan, drummer, Happy Mondays

1966 – Paul Crook, guitarist, Meat Loaf

1968 – Chynna Phillips, singer, Wilson Phillips

1970 – Jim Creeggan, bassist, Barenaked Ladies

1978 – Brian Chase, drummer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

1981 – Lisa Hannigan, singer

1988 – Mike Posner, singer/songwriter

Died on this day

2000 – Screamin' Jay Hawkins, blues singer (born 1929)

2015 – Steve Strange, singer, Visage (born 1959)

2017 – Al Jarreau, singer (born 1940)

And on this day in...

1967 – Police raided Redlands, Keith Richards' Sussex home, armed with warrants under the Dangerous Drugs Act and under the                  Naughty Use Of Chocolate Bars Act

1977 – The Police recorded their first single, Fall Out

Celebrating 12 February

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