Birthdays

1933 – Yoko Ono, multimedia artist, songwriter, activist, pacifist

1939 – Bobby Hart, songwriter, Boyce and Hart

1941 – Herman Santiago, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

1945 – Jimmy Jewell, saxophonist, Gallagher and Lyle

1947 Dennis DeYoung, lead vocalist, Styx

1952 – Juice Newton, country singer/songwriter

1952 – Randy Crawford, jazz and R&B singer

1953 – Robbie Bachman, drummer, Bachman-Turner Overdrive

1954 – John Travolta, singer and sactor

1955 – Brian James, guitarist, The Damned

1958 – Jasper Stainthorpe, bassist, Then Jerico

1964 – Tommy Scott, guitarist, Space

1965 – Dr. Dre (Andre Romelle Young), rapper and entrepreneur

1970 – Andy Williams, drummer, Doves

1970 – Jez Williams, guitarist, Doves

Died on this day

1995 – Bob Stinson, guitarist, The Replacements (born 1959)

2013 – Otis Damon Harris, singer, The Temptations (born 1950)

2015 – Willie C. Jackson, tenor singer, The Spaniels (born c1935)

And on this day in...

1990 – Freddy Mercury made his final public appearance on stage, at the Dominion Theatre, London, when Queen received a Brit Award                for Outstanding Contribution to Music

Celebrating 18 February

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