Celebrating 25 February

Birthdays

1937 – Don Randi, keyboardist, The Wrecking Crew

1945 – Elkie Brooks, singer, Vinegar Joe

1947 – Doug Yule, bassist/keyboards, The Velvet Underground

1953 – John Doe, co-founder, X

1957 – Stuart Wood, guitarist, Bay City Rollers

1957 – Dennis Diken, drummer, The Smithereens

1959 – Mike Peters, guitarist, The Alarm

1965 – Brian Baker, guitarist, Minor Threat

1971 – Daniel Powter, Canadian singer/songwriter

Died on this day

1993 – Toy Caldwell, guitarist, Marshall Tucker Band (born 1947)

1998 – Rockin' Sidney, R&B and zydeco musician  (born 1938)

2004 – Estelle Axton, co-founder, Stax Records (born 1918)

2011 – Suze Rotolo, Dylan muse and artist (born 1943)

2019 – Mark Hollis, songwriter, lead singer, Talk Talk (born 1955)

2019 – Ken Pitt, early manager of David Bowie (born 1922)

And on this day in...

1957 – Buddy Holly and The Crickets recorded That'll Be The Day  (a version had been recorded in 1956 but not released)