Birthdays

1944 – Mike Maxfield, guitarist, The Dakotas

1946 – Rusty Young, pedal steel guitarist, Poco

1948 – Steve Priest, bassist, Sweet

1952 – Brad Whitford, guitarist, Aerosmith

1955 – Howard Jones, synth pop singer/songwriter

1955 – Zeke Manyika, drummer, Orange Juice

1958 – David Sylvian, vocalist, Japan

1962 – Michael Wilton, guitarist, Queensrÿche

1967 – Chris Vrenna, drummer, Nine Inch Nails

1973 – Lars-Olof Johansson, keyboardist, The Cardigans

Died on this day

1995 – Melvin Franklin, bass singer, The Temptations (born 1942)

2003 – Howie Epstein, bassist, The Heartbreakers (born 1955)

And on this day in...

2002 – The Bee Gees made their last ever concert appearance as a trio in Miami Beach, Florida

2010 – The Abbey Road studios in London were declared a listed building

Celebrating 23 February

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