Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck is 80 this week. He was born in Surrey and grew up singing in church. After hearing Les Paul’s How High the Moon, he was inspired to learn guitar and, in the sixties, got his break as a member of the Yardbirds. In 1967, he began working with the...

Laurel and Hardy

Stan Laurel would have been 134 this week, The comedy double act released 106 films between Lucky Dog in 1921 and Atoll K in 1951. They made 34 silent shorts and 45 sound shorts and are still as popular today as they were 100 years ago. Stan Laurel’s phone...

Alexandra Stan

Alexandra Stan is 35 this week. She was born in Constanța, Romania and came to fame across Europe with her debut single Lollipop (Param Pam Pam) in 2009. The same year, Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi, who had discovered Stan in a karaoke bar, wrote the song Mr....

Dan Hill

Dan Hill, the Canadian singer/songwriter is 70 this week. Born in Toronto and after receiving his first guitar at the age of 10, he began singing in local coffee shops. His school friend, Matt McCauley, later became a well-known film score composer and has Between...