Birthdays

1948 – Eddie Gray, guitarist, Tommy James & the Shondells

1950 – Robert Balderrama, guitarist, ? and the Mysterians

1951 – Steve Harley, frontman, Cockney Rebel

1954 – Neal Schon, guitarist, Santana, Journey

1955 – Garry Christian, lead singer, The Christians

1957 – Adrian Smith, guitarist, Iron Maiden

1960 – Paul Humphreys, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

1964 – Derek McKenzie, guitarist, The Shamen

1964 – Ewen Vernal, bassist, Deacon Blue

1971 – Chilli (Rozonda Thomas), singer, TLC

1973 – Peter Andre, singer, actor

1981 – Josh Groban, singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1993 – Marlena Davis, singer, The Orlons (born 1944)

And on this day in...

1977 – Keith Richards was arrested in Toronto for possession with intent to supply of an ounce of heroin. He faced, but eventually                            avoided, a seven-year jail sentence.

Celebrating 27 February

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