Birthdays

1942 – Peter Tork, bassist, The Monkees

1943 – Bill Szymczyk, record producer

1945 – Roy Dyke, drummer, Ashton, Gardner, and Dyke

1948 – Rod Deas, bassist, Showaddywaddy

1950 – Peter Gabriel, singer, Genesis

1956 – Peter Hook, bassist, New Order

1957 – Tony Butler, bassist, Big Country

1958 – Marc Fox, percussionist, Haircut 100

1961 – Henry Rollins, vocalist, Black Flag

1966 – Freedom Williams, vocalist, C+C Music Factory

1971 – Sonia (Sonia Evans), singer

1972 – Todd Harrell, bassist, 3 Doors Down

1974 – Robbie Williams, singer, Take That

1976 – Feist (Leslie Feist), singer/songwriter

1988 – Aston Merrygold, singer, JLS

Died on this day

1997 – Michael Menson, Double Trouble (born 1967)

2002 – Waylon Jennings, country singer/songwriter (born 1937)

2010 – Dale Hawkins, swamp rock pioneer (born 1936)

And on this day in...

1970 – Black Sabbath released Black Sabbath

Celebrating 13 February

Died on this day

1997 – Michael Menson, Double Trouble (born 1967)

2002 – Waylon Jennings, country singer/songwriter (born 1937)

2010 – Dale Hawkins, swamp rock pioneer (born 1936)

Remembering Viola Beach

Tragically killed in a car crash in Södertälje, Sweden, in 2016

   Kris Leonard (guitar and vocals)

   River Reeves (guitar)

   Tomas Lowe (bass guitar)

   Jack Dakin (drums)

   Craig Tarry (manager)

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