Birthdays

1947 – Sandie Shaw, singer

1950 – Jonathan Cain, keyboardist, Journey

1953 – Michael Bolton, singer

1960 – Steve Grant, singer, Tight Fit

1968 – Tim Commerford, bassist, Rage Against The Machine

1971 – Erykah Badu, singer/songwriter

1971 – Max Martin (Martin Karl Sandberg), songwriter and producer

1979 – Corinne Bailey Rae, singer/songwriter

1982 – Nate Ruess, lead singer, Fun

Died on this day

1997 – Ben Raleigh, songwriter (born 1913)

And on this day in...

2015 – The childhood home of Sir Paul McCartney in Western Avenue, Speke, Liverpool was sold at auction for £150,000

Celebrating 26 February

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