Births / Deaths

February births and deaths

February 1

Births

1934    Bob Shane – vocals Kingston Trio
1937    Don Everly
1937    Ray Sawyer – vocals Dr Hook
1938    Jimmy Carl Black – drums Mothers Of Invention
1939    Joe Sample – keyboards Crusaders
1942    Terry Jones – vocals Monty Python
1944    Tommy Duffy – vocals Echoes
1948    Rick James
1950    Richard Williams – guitar Kansas
1950    Mike Campbell – guitar Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers
1957    Dennis Brown
1964    Jani Lane – vocals Warrant
1968    Lisa Marie Presley
1971    Ron Welty – drums Offspring
1971    Paul Varney – vocals Yell
1972    Patrick Wilson – drums Weezer
1975    Eleanor Phillips – vocals Supersister
1994    Harry Styles – vocals One Direction
1996    Dionne Bromfield

Deaths

1986    Dick James
1989    Paul Robi – vocals Platters
1989    Vincent Crane – organ Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
1999    Julius Wechter – Tijuana Brass
2012    David Peaston
2013    Cecil Womack – vocals Valentinos & Womack & Womack
2018    Dennis Edwards – vocals Temptations

February 2

Births

1925    David Whitfield
1927    Stan Getz
1934    Skip Battin – bass Byrds
1940    Alan Caddy – guitar Tornados
1941    Bob Day – vocals Allisons
1942    Graham Nash – vocals/guitar Hollies
1943    Peter McBeth – bass Foundations
1945    Ron Goodson – trumpet John Fred’s Playboy Band
1946    Whistling Jack Smith
1946    Howard Bellamy – guitar Bellamy Bros
1947    Derek Shulman – vocals Simon Dupree and the Big Sound
1957    Tony Butler – bass Big Country
1963    Eva Cassidy
1964    Diane Charlemagne – vocals Urban Cookie Collective
1964    Charlie Heather – drums Levellers
1966    Robert DeLeo – bass Stone Temple Pilots
1971    Ben Mize – drums Counting Crows
1971    Michelle Gayle
1977    Shakira

Deaths

1979    Sid Vicious
1996    Gene Kelly

February 3

Births

1809    Felix Mendelssohn
1923    Marion Ryan
1926    Shelley Berman
1928    Frankie Vaughan
1928    Val Doonican
1935    Johnny Guitar Watson
1939    Johnny Bristol
1940    Angelo D’Aleo – vocals Belmonts
1943    Dennis Edwards – vocals Temptations
1943    Eric Haydock – bass Hollies
1945    Johnny Cymbal
1946    Stan Webb – vocals/guitar Chicken Shack
1947    Melanie (Safka)
1947    Dave Davies – guitar Kinks
1947    John Handy
1949    Jim Lockhart – keyboard Horslips
1956    Lee Renaldo – vocals/guitar Sonic Youth
1959    Laurence Tolhurst – drums The Cure
1975    Wes Borland – guitar Limp Bizkit
1990    Sean Kingston

Deaths

1959    Buddy Holly
1959    Big Bopper
1959    Ritchie Valens
1967    Joe Meek
2000    Doris Kenner – vocals Shirelles
2016    Maurice White – vocals Earth Wind and Fire

February 4

Births

1905    Hylda Baker
1915    Norman Wisdom
1942    Claude Francois
1943    Neil Christian
1944    Florence LaRue – vocals Fifth Dimension
1948    Alice Cooper
1950    James Dunn – vocals Stylistics
1952    Jerry Shirley – drums Humble Pie
1960    Tim Booth – vocals James
1963    Noodles – guitar Offspring
1968    Steve Queralt – bass Ride
1975    Natalie Imbruglia
1976    Cam’Ron – US rapper
1982    Kimberly Wyatt – vocals Pussycat Dolls

Deaths

1975    Louis Jordan
1982    Alex Harvey
1983    Karen Carpenter
1984    Paul Gardiner – bass Tubeway Army
1987    Liberace
1999    Gwen Guthrie
2007    Barbara McNair – Motown singer
2009    Lux Interior– vocals Cramps
2013    Donald Byrd – jazz trumpeter
2013    Darlene McCrae – vocals Cookies
2013    Reg Presley – vocals Troggs

February 5

Births

1935    Alex Harvey
1941    Barret Strong
1943    Sven Johannson – drums Tangerine Dream
1943    Chuck Winfield – trumpet Blood Sweat andTears
1944    Al Kooper – guitar/keyboards Blood Sweat and Tears
1944    James R. Cobb – guitar Classicx IV
1944    Cory Wells – vocals Three Dog Night
1948    David Denny – guitar Steve Miller Band
1960    Paul Jones – bass Catatonia
1964    Duff Rose-McKagan – bass Guns ‘N Roses
1969    Chris Barron – vocals Spin Doctors
1969    Bobby Brown

Deaths

1976    Rudy Pompilli – saxophone Comets
1998    Tim Kelly – guitar Slaughter

February 6

Births

1922    Patrick Macnee
1936    Donnie Brooks – US Singer
1940    Jimmy Tarbuck
1941    Dave Berry
1943    Fabian
1943    Georgeanna Tillman – vocals Marvelettes
1945    Bob Marley
1947    Alan Jones – saxophone Amen Corner
1950    Natalie Cole
1950    Mike Batt
1962    Axl Rose
1962    Richie McDonald – vocals/guitar Lonestar
1965    Brian McDermott – drums Del Amitri
1966    Melissa Brooke-Belland – vocals Voice Of The Beehive
1966    Rick Astley

Deaths

1960    Jesse Belvin
1981    Hugo Montenegro
1998    Carl Wilson –vocals/guitar Beach Boys
1998    Falco
2007    Frankie Laine
2010    Johnny Dankworth – UK jazz bandleader
2011    Gary Moore

February 7

Births

1923    Dora Bryan
1927    Laurie Johnson
1940    Bob Burnett – vocals Highwaymen
1948    Chris Aylmer – bass Samson
1948    Jimmy Greenspoon – keyboards Three Dog Night
1949    Alan Lancaster – bass Status Quo
1949    Stoney Browder – guitar/piano Kid Creole’s Coconuts
1951    Mayte Mateos – vocals Baccara
1957    Rose Marie
1959    Brian Travers – saxophone UB40
1960    Steve Bronski – keyboards Bronski Beat
1962    Garth Brooks
1968    Glenn Collins – drums Auteurs
1974    Danny Goffey – drums Supergrass

Deaths

1985    Matt Monro
1988    Ray Martin
2001    Ray Scragg – vocals/guitar Dennisons
2015    Joe B. Mauldin – bass Crickets
2018    Pat Torpey – drums Mr Big (US)

February 8

Births

1942    Terry Melcher – producer/songwriter and Doris Day’s Son
1945    Louise Cordet
1946    Adolpho De La Parra – drums Canned Heat
1946    Paul Whitbread – drums Union Gap
1948    England Dan
1961    Vince Neil – vocals Motley Crue
1962    Ken McClusky – vocals/harmonica Bluebells
1963    Joshua Kadison
1968    Tjinder Singh – vocals Cornershop
1969    Paul Fuemana – vocals OMC
1971    Gas – drums Him
1972    Adam F – Drum & Bass DJ
1974    Guy-Manuel De Homem Christo – keyboards Daft Punk
1977    Phoenix – bass Linkin Park
1985    Josh Farro – guitar Paramore

Deaths

1990    Del Shannon
2005    Keith Knudsen – percussion Doobie Brothers
2005    Juggy Jones
2005    Jimmy Smith – US blues organist
2015    Sally Sweetland
2018    Lovebug Starski

February 9

Births

1939    Barry Mann
1940    Brian Bennett – drummer Shadows
1942    Carole King
1942    Marcus Mathis – vocals Newbeats
1943    Nicky Crouch – guitar Mojos
1943    Barbara Lewis
1947    Major Harris
1951    Dennis Thomas – saxophone Kool and The Gang
1956    Catherine Stock
1960    Holly Johnson
1960    Jimmy Pursey – vocals Sham 69
1963    Dave Rotheray – vocals/guitar Beautiful South
1964    Rachel Bolan – bass Skid Row
1970    Percy Rodgers – vocals B.V.S.M.P

Deaths

1976    Percy Faith
1981    Bill Haley
1997    Brian Connolly – vocals The Sweet

February 10

Births

1893    Jimmy Durante
1939    Roberta Flack
1940    Jimmy Merchant – vocals Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers
1943    Ral Donner
1945    Geraldine Hunt – US singer
1946    Clifford T. Ward
1962    Cliff Burton – bass Metallica
1963    Smiley Culture – UK reggae singer
1969    Chynna Phillips – vocals Wilson Phillips
1981    Jimmy Sullivan – drums Avenged Sevenfold
1992    Misha B – UK Singer

Deaths

2008    Freddie Bell – vocals Freddie Bell & the Bell Boys
2014    Shirley Temple

February 11

Births

1935    Gene Vincent
1938    Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
1939    Gerry Goffin
1941    Sergio Mendes
1942    Otis Clay
1942    Leon Haywood
1947    Derek Shulman – vocals Simon Dupree & The Big Sound
1950    Rochelle Fleming – vocals First Choice
1953    Neil Henderson – guitar Middle Of The Road
1961    Jill Bryson – vocals Strawberry Switchblade
1962    Sheryl Crow
1969    Shovell – keyboards M People
1974    D’Angelo
1977    Mike Shinoda – vocals/guitar Linkin Park
1979    Brandy
1981    Kelly Rowland – vocals Destiny’s Child

Deaths

2009    Estelle Bennett – vocals Ronettes
2012    Whitney Houston
2013    Kevin Peek – guitar Sky
2013    Rick Huxley – bass Dave Clarke 5
2018    Vic Damone

February 12

Births

1914    Lorne Greene
1935    Gene McDaniels
1939    Ray Manzarek
1945    Trevor Brice – vocals Vanity Fare
1950    Steve Hackett – Genesis
1951    Vincent James – vocals Sweet Sensation
1958    Fruitbat – bass Carter USM
1959    Neil Conti – drums Prefab Sprout
1961    Adeva
1966    Gary Wheelan – drums Happy Mondays
1970    Jim Creggan – bass Barenaked Ladies
1976    Victoria Barrett – vocals Madasun
1979    Jade Jones – vocals Damage
1983    Jamie Scott – UK singer

Deaths

1976    Sal Mineo
1999    Toni Fisher
2000    Oliver
2000    Screaming Jay Hawkins
2015    Steve Strange
2017    Damian
2017    Al Jarreau

February 13

Births

1919    Tennessee ‘Ernie’ Ford
1928    Dorothy McGuire – vocals McGuire Sisters
1938    Larry Cunningham
1944    Peter Tork – guitar Monkees
1945    Roy Dyke – drums Ashton Gardner and Dyke
1950    Peter Gabriel
1950    Roger Christian – vocals Christians
1951    Rod Dees – bass Showaddywaddy
1952    Paul Jeffreys – bass Cockney Rebel
1954    Judy Cheeks
1956    Peter Hook – bass New Order/Monaco
1958    Mark Fox – percussion Haircut 100
1960    Phil Erup – vocals Morris Minor and The Majors
1961    Les Warner – drums Cult
1971    Sonia
1974    Robbie Williams
1988    Aston Merrygold – vocals JLS

Deaths

1883    Richard Wagner – classical composer
1997    Michael Menson – vocals Double Trouble
2002    Waylon Jennings – US country singer

February 14

Births

1931    Phyllis McGuire – vocals McGuire Sisters
1943    Maceo Parker – saxophone Famous Flames/Maceo and The Macs
1945    Vic Briggs – guitar Brian Auger Trinity
1947    Tim Buckley
1951    Kevin Keegan
1964    Rob Jones – bass Wonder Stuff
1965    Winston Williams – producer KWS
1969    David Holmes – DJ/remixer
1972    Rob Thomas – vocals Matchbox 20
1994    Becky Hill

Deaths

1999    Buddy Knox
2000    Olga De Castro – vocals De Castro Sisters
2002    Mick Tucker – Drums Sweet
2006    Lynden David Hall – UK R&B Singer
2009    Louis Belson – Jazz drummer
2010    Doug Fieger – vocals Knack
2011    George Shearing – UK pianist

February 15

Births

1918    Hank Locklin
1931    Alan Cooper – saxophone Temperance 7
1941    Brian Holland – songwriter
1944    Denny Zager – vocals Zager and Evans
1944    Mike Avory – drums Kinks
1945    John Helliwell – saxophone Supertramp
1947    David Brown – bass Santana
1959    Ali Campbell
1960    Mikey Craig – bass Culture Club
1962    Mike and Dave Milliner – vocals Pasadenas
1972    Damon Butler – vocals EYC

Deaths

1965    Nat King Cole
2002    Billy Ward (Lead singer with The Dominoes)

February 16

Births

1918    Patti Andrews – vocals Andrews Sisters
1932    Otis Blackwell – composer many Elvis Presley hits
1934    Harold Kalin – vocals Kalin Twins
1934    Herbert Kalin – vocals Kalin Twins
1935    Sonny Bono
1942    Clive Lea – vocals Rockin’ Berries
1949    Lyn Paul – vocals New Seekers
1957    James Ingram
1958    Ice T – rapper
1962    Tony Kiley – drums Blow Monkeys
1962    Andy Taylor – guitar Duran Duran
1965    Dave Lombardo – drums Slayer
1967    A Guy Called Gerald
1970    Armand Van Helden – US garage DJ
1971    Pete Vuckovic – vocals/bass 3 Colours Red
1982    Lupe Fiasco
1990    Weeknd – Canadian singer

Deaths

1996    Brownie McGhee – blues guitar/singer
2002    Billy Ward – vocals Dominoes
2004    Doris Troy – US soul singer
2013    Tony Sheridan
2015    Lesley Gore

February 17

Births

1917    Dick Emery
1922    Tommy Edwards
1925    Ron Goodwin – orchestra leader
1935    John Leyton
1941    Gene Pitney
1952    Bruce Ruffin
1972    Billie Joe Armstrong – vocals/guitar Green Day
1981    Paris Hilton – UK singer
1989    Stacey McClean – vocals S Club Juniors
1991    Ed Sheeran

Deaths

2013    Mindy McCready – US country singer
2014    Bob Casale – guitar Devo
2017    Peter Skellern

February 18

Births

1933    Yoko Ono
1941    Irma Thomas
1947    Dennis De Young – vocals Styx
1952    Randy Crawford
1952    Juice Newton
1953    Robbie Bachman – drums Bachman Turner Overdrive
1954    John Travolta
1955    Brian James – guitar Damned
1958    Gar Samuelson – drums Megadeth
1962    Austin Howard – vocals Ellis Beggs and Howard
1965    Dr Dre
1966    Tommy Scott – vocals/guitar Space
1969    Keith O’Neill – drums Cast
1980    Regina Spektor – Russian Singer

Deaths

1993    Patrick White – bass Musical Youth

February 19

Births

1924    Lee Marvin
1940    Smokey Robinson
1940    Bobby Rogers – vocals Miracles
1943    Lou Christie
1948    Tony Iommi – guitar Black Sabbath
1950    Andy Powell – guitar Wishbone Ash
1951    Alan Merrill – vocals/bass Arrows
1956    Dave Wakeling – guitar The Beat
1957    Falco
1963    Seal
1966    Mark Morales – vocals Fat Boys
1971    Keith Baxter – drums 3 Colours Red

Deaths

1980    Bon Scott – vocals AC/DC
2009    Kelly Groucutt – bass E.L.O.

February 20

Births

1940    Barbara Ellis – vocals Fleetwoods
1940    Nancy Wilson
1941    Buffy Sainte Marie
1942    Jill Jackson (Paula of Paul and Paula)
1942    Charlie Gillet – UK radio DJ / Author
1945    Alan Hull – vocals/piano/guitar Lindisfarne
1946    J. Geils – guitar J Geils Band
1950    Walter Becker – bass Steely Dan
1960    Mark Reilly – vocals Matt Bianco
1963    Ian Brown – vocals Stone Roses
1967    Kurt Cobain – vocals Nirvana
1972    Neil Primrose – drums Travis
1975    Brian Littrell – vocals Backstreet Boys
1981    Ed Lay – drums Editors
1985    Julia Volkova – vocals t.A.T.U
1988    Rihanna

Deaths

February 21

Births

1933    Nina Simone
1945    Paul Newton – bass Uriah Heep
1951    Vince Welnick – keyboards Tubes
1952    Jean Jacques Burnell – vocals/bass Stranglers
1954    Mike Pickering – keyboards M People
1958    Mary Chapin Carpenter
1964    Sophia George
1966    Dion Murdock – bass Kane
1969    James Dean Bradfield – vocals Manic Street Preachers
1986    Charlotte Church

Deaths

1980    Janet Vogel – vocals Skyliners
2001    Ronnie Hilton
2004    Les Gray – vocals Mud
2013    Cleotha Staples – vocals Staple singers

February 22

Births

1810    Frederick Chopin – classical composer
1923    Hurricane Smith
1933    Louise Lopez – vocals Odyssey
1936    Ernie K-Doe
1938    Bobby Hendricks – vocals Drifters
1942    Robert Edwards – vocals Intruders
1943    Mick Green – guitar Johnny Kidd’s Pirates
1945    Oliver
1953    John B. Sparks – bass Dr Feelgood
1961    Ranking Roger – drums Beat
1962    Michael Wilton – vocals/guitar Queensryche
1974    James Blunt
1978    Jenny Frost – vocals Precious/Atomic Kitten

Deaths

1976    Florence Ballard – vocals Supremes
1999    Hilda Woodward – piano Lieutenant Pigeon
2005    Harry Simeone
2011    Jean Dinning – vocals Dinning Sisters
2016    Sonny James

February 23

Births
1944    Mike Maxfield – guitar Dakotas
1945    Tommy Moeller – vocals/piano Unit 4+2
1950    Steve Priest – bass Sweet
1952    Brad Whitford – guitar Aerosmith
1955    Howard Jones
1955    Zeke Manyika – percussion Orange Juice
1957    Robin Gray – vocals Dead End Kids
1958    David Sylvian
1958    Linda Nolan
1963    Rob Collins – organ Charlatans
1973    Lars-Olof Johansson – keyboards Cardigans
1986    Skylar Grey

Deaths

1965    Stan Laurel
1987    Andy Warhol – US pop artist
1995    Melvin Franklyn – vocals Temptations
2000    Ofra Haza
2004    Don Cornell

February 24

Births

1935    Jess Conrad
1942    Paul Jones
1945    Clive Scott – keyboards Jigsaw
1947    Rupert Holmes
1948    Dennis Waterman
1952    Tony Allen – vocals Foster and Allen
1958    Plastic Bertrand
1959    Colin Farley – bass Cutting Crew
1962    Michelle Shocked
1967    Mad Stuntman
1990    Jaymi Hensley – vocals Union J

Deaths

1990    Johnny Ray
1994    Dinah Shore

February 25

Births

1932    Faron Young
1934    Bernard Bresslaw
1943    George Harrison
1945    Elkie Brooks
1945    Duke D’Mond – vocals/guitar Barron Knights
1947    Lorraine Mazzola – vocals Reperata and the Delrons
1957    Stewart Wood – guitar Bay City Rollers
1959    Mike Peters – vocals/guitar Alarm
1967    Paul Holmes – vocals Deuce
1971    Daniel Powter

Deaths

1978    Mrs Mills
2005    Edward Patten – vocals Gladys Knight’s Pips
2015    Christopher Rainbow

February 26

Births

1928    Fats Domino
1932    Johnny Cash
1945    Mitch Ryder
1945    Bob Hite – vocals/harmonica Canned Heat
1947    Sandie Shaw
1953    Michael Bolton
1960    Jaz Coleman – vocals/keyboards Killing Joke
1971    Erykah Badu
1973    ATB
1982    Nate Ruess – vocals Fun.

Deaths

1977    Sherman Garnes – vocals Teenagers
1990    Cornelius Gunter – vocals Coasters
2009    Wendy Richard – UK actress/singer

February 27

Births

1873    Enrico Caruso
1927    Guy Mitchell
1951    Steve Harley
1954    Neal Schon – guitar Santana/Journey
1955    Garry Christian – vocals Christians
1956    Vic Faulkner – bass Hello
1957    Adrian Smith – guitar Iron Maiden
1960    Paul Humphries – vocals/piano OMD
1960    Tony Hawles – vocals Morris Minor and the Majors
1965    Ewan Vernal – bass/keyboards Deacon Blue
1971    Chilli – vocals TLC
1973    Peter Andre

Deaths

2013    Richard Street – vocals Temptations

February 28

Births

1928    Mike Sammes – leader Mike Sammes Singers
1940    Joe South
1944    Brian Jones – guitar Rolling Stones
1946    Syreeta Wright
1952    Eddie Manion – saxophone Southside Johnny and Asbury Dukes
1957    Cindy Wilson – vocals/guitar B-52’s
1957    Phillip Gould – drums Level 42
1958    Alan Sandow – drums Sherbet
1969    Elisa Fiorillo – US singer
1969    Patrick Monahan – vocals Train
1972    Danny McCormack – vocals/bass Wildhearts

Deaths

1968    Frankie Lymon
1974    Bobby Bloom
1983    Winifred Atwell
1993    Marlena Easley – vocals Orlons
2002    Helmut Zackarias – German orchestra leader
2005    Chris Curtis – vocals/drums Searchers
2008     Mike Smith – vocals/keyboards Dave Clarke 5
2015    Charmayne Maxwell – vocals Brownstone
2016    Frank Kelly

February 29

Births

1940    Gretchen Christopher – vocals Fleetwoods
1972    Steve Hart – vocals Worlds Apart
1976    Ja Rule – US rapper
1984    TJ – vocals Take 5

Deaths

2012    Davy Jones – vocals Monkees

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