Celebrating 24 February

Birthdays

1942 – Paul Jones, singer, Manfred Mann

1947 – Rupert Holmes, singer/songwriter

1948 – Dennis Waterman, actor, singer

1950 – George Thorogood, boogie-blues guitarist

1958 – Mike Pickering, saxophonist and founder, M People

1959 – Colin Farley, bassist, Cutting Crew

1962 – Michelle Shocked, singer/songwriter

1973 – Chris Fehn, percussionist, Slipknot

1974 – Chad Hugo, musician and producer, half of The Neptunes

1974 – Noah Bernardo, drummer, P.O.D.

1989 – Trace Cyrus, guitarist, Metro Station

Died on this day

1990 – Johnny Ray, pre-rock & roll star of the 50s (born 1927)

1994 – Dinah Shore, Big Band singer, TV hostess (born 1916)

2014 – Franny Beecher, Bill Haley & his Comets (born 1921)

2020 – David Roback, guitarist, Mazzy Star (born 1958)

And on this day in...

1968 – Fleetwood Mac's debut studio album (you remember, it had bins and a dog on the cover) released

1969 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last ever UK gig (the Albert Hall) (the London one, not Manchester)

1973 – The Byrds made their final live appearance, in Passaic, New Jersey