Birthdays

1938 – Bobby Hendricks, singer, The Drifters

1953 – Nigel Planer, actor, sometime comedy musician

1953 – John B. Sparks, bassist, Dr Feelgood

1973 – Scott Phillips, drummer, Creed

1974 – James Blunt, singer/singwriter

1979 – Tom Higgenson, lead singer, Plain White T's

Died on this day

1976 – Florence Ballard, singer, The Supremes (born 1943)

1987 – Andy Warhol, pop artist, record producer (born 1928)

2002 – Ronnie Verrell, jazz drummer (born 1926)

2016 – Sonny James, country singer/songwriter (born 1928)

And on this day in...

1969 – The Grammys included a Heavy Metal category for the first time. Jethro Tull won it (me neither).

Celebrating 22 February

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