Birthdays

1939 – Ron Nagle, The Mystery Trend (and now a famous sculptor)

1943 – David Geffen, founder, Asylum Records

1948 – Paul Newton, bassist, Uriah Heep

1949 – Jerry Harrison, keyboardist, Talking Heads

1952 – Jean-Jacques Burnel, bassist, The Stranglers

1958 – Mary Chapin Carpenter, singer/songwriter

1960 – Steve Wynn, guitarist, The Dream Syndicate

1963 – Ranking Roger, vocalist, The Beat

1967 – Michael Ward, guitarist, The Wallflowers

1969 – James Dean Bradfield, guitarist, Manic Street Preachers

1986 – Charlotte Church, singer

1989 – Corbin Bleu, singer

Died on this day

1982 – Murray The K, influential American DJ (born 1922)

2001 – Ronnie Hilton, 50s pop star (born 1926)

2001 – Malcolm Yelvington, rockabilly guitarist (born 1918)

2003 – Tom Glazer, folk singer/songwriter (born 1914)

2004 – Les Gray, lead singer, Mud (born 1946)

And on this day in...

1967 – Pink Floyd started recording their debut LP The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn at Abbey Road Studios, London

Celebrating 21 February

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