Birthdays

1940 – Gretchen Christopher, singer, The Fleetwoods

1972 – Saul Williams, rapper

1976 – Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins), rapper

Died on this day

1996 – Wes Farrell, songwriter and record producer (born 1939)

2012 – Davy Jones, vocalist, The Monkees (born 1945)

2012 – Roland Bautista, guitarist, Earth, Wind and Fire (born 1951)

And on this day in...

1996 – Status Quo sued the BBC for not including their new single in the Radio 1 playlist

Celebrating 29 February

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