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BOB SHANE
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 February 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Shane attended Menlo College in Menlo Park, California while Guard matriculated at nearby Stanford University.

BRANDON LEE
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1965
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was the son of the late legendary martial arts film star Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell and the brother of actress Shannon Lee.

CLARK GABLE
 
Date Born: Friday 1 February 1901
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born to William Henry "Bill" Gable, an oil-well driller, and Adeline Hershelman, both of German descent.

DENNIS BROWN
 
Date Born: Friday 1 February 1957
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer, dubbing him "The Crown Prince of Reggae".

DON EVERLY
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: Guitarist Ike Everly had an Iowa radio show in the 1940s. Singing appearances on their father's show gave the brothers their first exposure. The Everly Brothers recorded their own first single, "Keep A' Lovin' Me," in 1956.

ELISABETH SLADEN
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 February 1948
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: An English actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the British television series Doctor Who and its spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1909
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: According to the Guinness Book of Records, Shea holds the world record for singing in person to the most people ever, with an estimated cumulative live audience of 220 million people. Died 16th April 2013 aged 104.

JAMES PRICE JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 February 1894
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Pianist, Composer, Johnson was responsible for some really great recordings during the twenties.

JANI LANE
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 February 1964
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: As lead vocalist with Warrant, Lane wrote three Top 40 hit singles.

JIM CARL BLACK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1938
 
Description: Vocalsit, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He also worked as a guest vocalist with Muffin Men, a Frank Zappa tribute band based in Liverpool, England.

JOHNNY ASHCROFT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Johnny Ashcroft’s great, great maternal grandfather, Marine Corporal John Gowan, arrived in Australia aboard the First Fleet’s Flagship, HMS Sirius. In 1814 his other great, great grandfather and namesake, John Ashcroft, arrived in chains aboard the notorious convict ship Surrey.

KERRY MILLS
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1869
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: He trained as a violinist and was working as head of the Violin Department of the University of Michigan School of Music when he began composing

LEE THOMPSON YOUNG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 February 1984
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was known for his teenage role as the title character on the Disney Channel television series The Famous Jett Jackson and as Chris Comer in the movie Friday Night Lights.

LILLIAN ROXON
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1932
 
Description: Rock Historian, Australian
 
Summary: In 1959 she moved permanently to New York, becoming the first Australian female overseas correspondent and the first Australian journalist to establish a high profile in America.

LISA MARIE PRESLEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 February 1968
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: She attended the 10th grade at an alternative boarding school in Ojai, California, called Happy Valley School.

MICK HAMILTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 February 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: In 2000, Mick released his debut solo album, appropriately titled Alone At Last.

MIKE CAMPBELL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 February 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He produced four songs on Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl album

MIKE CAMPBELL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 February 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, USA

NORMIE ROWE
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Between 1965 and 1967 Normie was Australia's most popular male star but his career was cut short when he was drafted for compulsory military service in late 1967.

PATRICK WILSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 February 1969
 
Description: Drummer, Vocals, USA
 
Summary: Prior to the formation of Weezer, Wilson appeared in several bands, including Bush. The Dum Dums and United Dirt, all of which featured members who would go on to be in Wax. He later joined a band called Sixty Wrong Sausages that featured members of Weezer.

RAY SAWYER
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist
 
Summary: As a youth, he idolized Hank Williams, and at 14 he was playing with a local country band, eventually leading the house band at Al Cottrill's club in Mobile.

RENATA TEBALDI
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 February 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, Italy
 
Summary: Her major breakthrough came in 1946, when Acclaimed as one of the most beloved opera singers of all time,[1] she primarily focused on the verismo roles of the lyric and dramatic repertoires.

RICK JAMES
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 February 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Buffalo, New York, James was the third of eight children. His father was an autoworker who abandoned the family, and his mother was a former dancer.

SHERMAN HEMSLEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1938
 
Description: Actor, Voice Over Artist, USA
 
Summary: While Hemsley was on Broadway with Purlie, Norman Lear called him in 1971 to play the role of George Jefferson in his new sitcom, All in the Family.

SHERMAN HENSLEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1938
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1989, Hemsley, who had previously been a jazz keyboardist, released a single titled "Ain't That a Kick in the Head". This was followed in 1992 with Dance, an album of rhythm and blues music. In 1999, Hemsley collaborated with Yes lead singer Jon Anderson on an album titled Festival of Dreams which was not released.

TOMMY DUFF
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: There is no more information in regards to this performer.Please send details of band and persons identified to th e music minder address at contact.

VICTOR HERBERT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1859
 
Description: Conductor, Composer, Publisher - Ireland
 
Summary: Herbert was born in Ireland. His parents were Edward Herbert and Fanny Lover.

ANDREW TIBBS
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 February 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: From 1947 to 1949, Tibbs originally recorded for Aristocrat Records.

ARTHUR LYMAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1932
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Arthur Lyman was born on the island of Kauai in the U.S. territory of Hawaii, on 2 February 1934.

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1954
 
Description: Actress, Model, USA
 
Summary: The song, "Uptown Girl", was written about her by her then-husband, Billy Joel.P/E

CLARENCE QUICK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An original member of "The Del Vikings" during the fifties.

DAVE GRANEY
 
Date Born: Monday 2 February 1959
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: He was awarded 'Best Male Vocalist' at the ARIA Music Awards of 1996

DEREK SHULMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 February 1947
 
Description: Multi-instrumentalist, UK
 
Summary: He was the lead vocalist for the band, Gentle Giant.

FARRAH FAWCETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 February 1947
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Fawcett, the younger of two daughters, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of Pauline Alice, a homemaker, and James William Fawcett, an oil field contractor.She attended John J. Pershing Middle School in Houston, Texas. She also attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

GALE GORDON
 
Date Born: Friday 2 February 1906
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The son of British actress Gloria Gordon and her vaudevillian husband Charles Aldrich.

GRAHAM NASH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 February 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Nash was born during World War II. His mother was evacuated from the Nashes' hometown of Salford, where Graham grew up. In the early 1960s he was a leading member of The Hollies, one of the UK's most successful pop groups ever.

JAZZA HALL
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 February 1928
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: John was a highly regarded South Australian musician for some 50 years or more.

JODIE CHRISTIAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1932
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Christian was one of the co-founders of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

ODELL BROWN
 
Date Born: Friday 2 February 1940
 
Description: Organist, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz organist. Brown was born in Louisville, Kentucky.

PETER MACBETH
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1943
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Peter was bought up in west London and finished his education at Watford Technical College. St Albans Art College.

RED PRYSOCK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1926
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Remembered king of the tenor sax.He played on several hit records by his brother, the singer Arthur Prysock, in the 1960s. NP

ROB SHEFFIELD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 February 1966
 
Description: Author, columnist
 
Summary: He is currently a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, writing music reviews.

SKIP BATTIN
 
Date Born: Friday 2 February 1934
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: A member of folk rock group "Evergreen Blueshoes".

STAN GETZ
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 February 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: In 1941, he was accepted into the All City High School Orchestra of New York City. This gave Stan chance to receive a private, free tutor from the New York Philharmonic, Simon Kovar - a bassoon player.

TOM SMOTHERS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He and his brother graduated from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California, Los Angeles, CA. They attended San José State University.

ANGELO DALEO
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Belmonts first recorded in 1957 with Teenage Clementine and Santa Margherita for Mohawk Records.

ARTHUR KANE
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 February 1949
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Arthur Kane was a musician and librarian best known as the bassist for the pioneering glam punk band the New York Dolls.

DAVE DAVIES
 
Date Born: Monday 3 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarst, UK
 
Summary: David Russell Gordon Davies, born 3 February 1947, in Fortis Green, London, England. P/E

DENNIS EDWARDS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Dennis Edwards, born February 3, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama is an American soul and R&B singer.

ERIC HAYDOCK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 February 1942
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Eric Haydock born 3 February 1942, Burnley, Lancashire, was the original bass guitarist with The Hollies.

FRANKIE VAUGHAN
 
Date Born: Friday 3 February 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Frankie Vaughan, CBE (3 February 1928 - 17 September 1999) was a singer of traditional pop music in the United Kingdom.

ISLA FISHER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 February 1976
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Isla Fisher was born to Scottish parents in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Her family moved to Australia in the early 1980s.

JOEY BISHOP
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 February 1918
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Bishop was the last living member of The Rat Pack and was also the longest-lived member.

JOHNNY CYMBAL
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, with his smash hit "Mr. Bass Man" all over the top of the charts from the United States to Asia.

JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 February 1935
 
Description: Gutarist, USA
 
Summary: Johnny "Guitar" Watson, February 3, 1935 - May 17, 1996. His father John Sr. was a pianist, and taught his son the instrument.

LIL HARDIN ARMSTRONG
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 February 1898
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Hardin Armstrong, born February 3, 1898 – August 27, 1971, Memphis, Tennessee.

LINDA EDER
 
Date Born: Friday 3 February 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Linda Eder (born February 3, 1961) is an American singer and actress. Parents are Georg from Austria and Leila from Norway. Raised in Brainerd, Minnesota.

LINDA HARGROVE
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
 
Summary: In the mid-'70s, she was one of the first Nashville artists to blend country sounds with a modern pop/rock.

MATRACA BERG
 
Date Born: Monday 3 February 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Matraca Berg grew up surrounded by country music. Her mother, Icie Berg, moved from Harlan County, KY, to Nashville, TN, in the 1960s to seek her fortune as a singer and songwriter shortly before Matraca was born. Her Aunt Sudie Callaway was a successful Music Row backup singer. "Aunt" Lois Johnson was a recording artist, singing regularly with Hank Williams, Jr.

MELANIE SAFKA
 
Date Born: Monday 3 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist
 
Summary: She was a student at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts when she began singing in the folk clubs of Greenwich Village and signed her first recording contract.

MORGAN FAIRCHILD
 
Date Born: Friday 3 February 1950
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born Patsy to Martha Jane a high school English teacher, and Edward Milton McClenny.

RUSSELL ARMS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 February 1920
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: From 1952-57, he was best known as a vocalist on Your Hit Parade, an NBC television series that reviewed the popular songs of the day

SHELLEY BERMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 February 1926
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, Comedy
 
Summary: Sheldon Berman (born February 3, 1926) is an American comedian, writer, teacher, and actor.

SNOOKY YOUNG
 
Date Born: Monday 3 February 1919
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: His longest engagement was with NBC, where, as a studio trumpeter.

TRISHA NOBLE
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 February 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Noble rose to fame as a teenage singing star in the 1960s under the name Patsy Ann Noble. Her singing career was founded by Brian Henderson, the compere of the Australian version of Bandstand

VAL DOONICAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 February 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: From 1965 to 1986 he was a regular fixture on the BBC Television's schedule with The Val Doonican Show.

ART MOONEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 February 1911
 
Description: Band Leader, Producer, Arranger, Conductor, USA
 
Summary: Mooney's name, as well as his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was prominently featured in the motion picture The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.

BARRY BECKETT
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 February 1943
 
Description: Keyboardist, Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: He was involved in the "Muscle Shoals Sound", being a member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, and in 1969, one of the founders of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

BOB GADDY
 
Date Born: Monday 4 February 1924
 
Description: Pianist, singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: An American East Coast blues and rhythm and blues pianist, singer and songwriter.

CLINT BLACK
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 February 1962
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Black was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and grew up in Katy, Texas, the youngest of four brothers.

CONRAD BAIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 February 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Conrad Bain was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, the son of Jean Agnes (née Young) and Stafford Harrison Bain, who was a wholesaler.

EMMYLOU HARRIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist. Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947, Birmingham, Alabama) is a country, folk, alternative rock, and alternative country musician.

ENZO TOPPANO
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 February 1928
 
Description: Accordionist, Australia
 
Summary: He was born on February 14, 1928, in Broken Hill, the youngest of six children of Italian farmers Leonardo Toppano and his wife, Katerina (D'Appolonia).

FARUQ Z. BEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 February 1942
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Bey was known for his work with Griot Galaxy, which played distinct compositions, often by Bey.

IDA LUPINO
 
Date Born: Monday 4 February 1918
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: The daughter of actress Connie O'Shea and music hall entertainer, Stanley Lupino, one of the Lupino family.

JERRY SHIRLEY
 
Date Born: Monday 4 February 1952
 
Description: Drummer
 
Summary: Jerry Shirley (born 4 February 1952, Waltham Cross, London) An English rock drummer, best known for his work with the bands, Humble Pie.

JIMMY JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 February 1943
 
Description: Record producer or guitarist.
 
Summary: He has performed with Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin, and engineered The Rolling Stones' album, Sticky Fingers.

JOHN STEEL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 February 1941
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: John Steel, born 4 February 1941, Gateshead, England, was the original drummer of the band, The Animals.

MANNY KLEIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 February 1908
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He began with Paul Whiteman in 1928 and was active throughout the 1930s playing with several major bands of the era including the Dorseys and Benny Goodman.

NATALIE IMBRUGLIA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 February 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actress, Australia.
 
Summary: Born as second of the four daughters to an Italian father and an Australian mother, Imbruglia grew up on the Central Coast, north of Sydney.

NEIL CHRISTIAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In the early 1960s Jimmy Page was asked to join The Crusaders. Page toured with Christian for approximately two years.

NORMAN WISDOM
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 February 1915
 
Description: Composer, singer, songwriter
 
Summary: A West End star within two years, he made his TV debut the same year and was soon commanding enormous audiences. Charlie Chaplin called Wisdom his "favourite clown".

PATTI NEWTON
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia,
 
Summary: Newton has been married to fellow Australian entertainer Bert Newton since 9 November 1974, and often appears with him.

AL KOOPER
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 February 1944
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1960, he joined the songwriting team of Bob Brass and Irwin Levine, who wrote the hit, "This Diamond Ring", for Gary Lewis and the Playboys.

ALEX HARVEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 February 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Scotland
 
Summary: A biography of Harvey by John Neil Munro was published: The Sensational Alex Harvey.

ANNE FULLWOOD
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 February 1959
 
Description: Reporter, journalist, writer
 
Summary: A former Australian newsreader and current affairs host who was born in South Australia's Riverland.

BARBARA HERSHEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 February 1948
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born to an Irish American mother and a Jewish American father who was a horse-racing columnist.Hershey attended Hollywood High School.

BARRETT STRONG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Barrett Strong (born February 5, 1941, West Point, Mississippi[1]) is an American singer and songwriter.

BOBBY BROWN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 February 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Singer, Songwrite, USA
 
Summary: An American R&B singer, songwriter, and dancer. He began his solo career in 1986 and had a string of Top 10 Billboard hits.

CHUCK WINFIELD
 
Date Born: Friday 5 February 1943
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz musician (trumpet, flugelhorn).

CLAUDE KING
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 February 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American country music singer and songwriter best known for his million selling 1962 hit, "Wolverton Mountain". In 1981 King and his big 1962 hit was declared on August 7th "Wolverton Mountain Day".

CORY WELLS
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 February 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Wells, who was born Emil Lowendowski, came from a musical family and began playing in Buffalo-area bands in his teens.

HAL BLAINE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 February 1929
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Blaine played on numerous hits by popular groups, including Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Beach Boys, Nancy Sinatra, and the 5th Dimension.

HENSON CARGILL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In the year of 1967 his fortune came with the song ’SKIP A ROPE’ a very meaningful song giving him a million seller world wide.

LAURA LINNEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 February 1964
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 2000, Linney was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film You Can Count on Me.

NIGEL OLSSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 February 1949
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: In 1971, Olsson produced and released the solo album "Nigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra and Chorus".

NORMAN BARRATT
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Barratt's band were one of the first fully professional Christian rock (CR) bands in the United Kingdom, all members having worked as professional musicians in mainstream rock and pop.

RED BUTTONS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 February 1919
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor , Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Red Buttons was born Aaron Chwatt on February 5, 1919 in New York City to Jewish immigrants.

RON WILSON - PERCUSSION
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 February 1933
 
Description: Percussion
 
Summary: Originally "Joy of Cooking" was an American folk-rock band, formed in 1967 in Berkeley, California.

SARA EVANS
 
Date Born: Friday 5 February 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Of English and Irish descent. She was raised on a farm, and was the eldest girl of seven children.

ANITA COCHRAN
 
Date Born: Monday 6 February 1967
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Anita was born into a family that enjoyed listening to country music. She began to play guitar at an early age, and later learned to play banjo, mandolin and Dobro as well.

AXL ROSE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 February 1962
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American musician, best known as the frontman of American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. P/E

DAVE BERRY
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The Geoff Stephens penned song, "The Crying Game", brought Berry's voice to his biggest international audience ever in 1992, when it was used as the theme song for one of that year's most successful films. NPA

DONNIE BROOKS
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 February 1936
 
Description: Singer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: "Mission Bell" on Era Records demonstrated a quality voice in an upbeat song that peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

FABIAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Fabian was discovered in 1957 by Bob Marcucci and Peter DeAngelis, owners of Chancellor Records.

GEORGEANNA TILLMAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The all girl vocal group were best known for their hit Beachwood 4 - 5789 in the early sixties.

HUW LLOYD-LANGTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 February 1951
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He played guitar for Leo Sayer during the 1970s, then rejoined Hawkwind in 1979, appearing on the Live Seventy Nine album release from that year and the subsequent Levitation album.

JIMMY TARBUCK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 February 1940
 
Description: Comedians, Variety, Film, UK
 
Summary: His first television show was It's Tarbuck 65! on ITV in 1964.

KATE McGARRIGLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 February 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Accordionist, Guitarist, Pianist
 
Summary: She was the mother of singers Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright from her marriage to American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright II

LEON RENE
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 February 1902
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Covington, Louisiana he is perhaps best known for his hit song song "When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano." 1940.

MIKE BATT
 
Date Born: Monday 6 February 1950
 
Description: Producer, Singer, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Batt began his career in pop music at the age of eighteen as a signed artist with Liberty Records, having answered the same advertisement as Elton John and Bernie Taupin placed by Ray Williams in the New Musical Express. PNA

MIKE FARRELL
 
Date Born: Monday 6 February 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Farrell's big break came in 1975 when Wayne Rogers unexpectedly departed M*A*S*H at the end of the third season.

NANCY OVERTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 February 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In the early 1990s, The Chordettes regrouped with Overton, Doris Alberti, and original members Lynn Evans and Jean Swain, doing shows ranging from a doo wop concert to touring with Eddy Arnold.

NATALIE COLE
 
Date Born: Monday 6 February 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Natalie Cole is the daughter of noted crooner Nat King Cole. In several interviews, Cole talked about her upbringing. she was raised in an affluent area of Los Angeles, and her family, which she has referred to as "the black Kennedys," lived just a few doors down from the California governor. This became a problem with the white neibourhood as Nat King Cole revealed in many interviews.

RICK ASTLEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 February 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: His first single was the little-known "When You Gonna" released as a collaboration with Lisa Carter, but his first solo outing was "Never Gonna Give You Up," released in 1987. It became an immediate success, spending five weeks at the top of the British charts and becoming the year's highest-selling single.

RONALD REAGAN
 
Date Born: Monday 6 February 1911
 
Description: Actor, U.S President, USA
 
Summary: After graduating from Eureka in 1932, Reagan worked at radio stations WOC in Davenport, Iowa, and WHO in Des Moines as an announcer for Chicago Cubs baseball games.

SIMON PHILLIPS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 February 1957
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: He was the drummer for The Who in their 1989 American reunion tour.

ZSA ZSA GABOR
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 February 1917
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Gabor's mother was born Jewish and was related to Annette Tillemann, the wife of politician Tom Lantos.

ALAN LANCASTER
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Bass player, singer/songwriter.

ANDY CHAPIN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 February 1951
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: A member of Rick Nelson's _Stone Canyon Band"

BERT SOMMER
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Singer and Actor, Starred in the Broadway show ’Hair’, also sang ’We’re All Playing In The Same Band’ charting in the seventies.

CHRIS ROCK
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1966
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
 
Summary: An Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director.

DOCK BOGGS
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1898
 
Description: Vocalist, Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: Dock Boggs an old time banjo player and musician, former bootlegger. Recorded twelve tracks during the late twenties.

EARL KING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 February 1934
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music.

EDDIE BRACKEN
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 February 1915
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Dancer USA
 
Summary: Eddie Bracken has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1651 Vine Street and a second star at 6751 Hollywood Blvd.PNA

EUBIE BLAKE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 February 1883
 
Description: Composer, lyricist, and pianist
 
Summary: He was a frequent guest of The Johnny Carson Show and Merv Griffin. Blake was featured by leading conductors such as Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Fiedler.

GARTH BROOKS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 February 1962
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born to Troyal Brooks, who worked as a draftsman for an oil company, while his mother, Colleen Carroll, was a country music singer on the Capitol Records label in the 1950's and also a regular on the Red Foley Show.

GEORGE BASSMAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 February 1914
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Between 1931-1934 he arranged for dance orchestras, and then for Andre Kostelanetz and CBS between 1934-1936

JAMES SPADER
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 February 1960
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: From 2004 to 2008, Spader starred as the lead character Alan Shore in the TV series Boston Legal, which he reprised his role from the TV series The Practice.

JOE ENGLISH
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1949
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A native of Rochester, New York, Joe English was a member of Jam Factory.

KING CURTIS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 February 1934
 
Description: Saxophonist, bandleader, USA
 
Summary: Curtis is mentioned in the film "The Buddy Holly Story" wher Holly and the Crickets play at the Apollo Theater.

LAURENCE SCOTT
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 February 1946
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Isotope was a British jazz-rock band based around guitarist Gary Boyle.

RIHANNA
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1983
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The oldest child to Ronald Fenty, her Barbadian father of Irish and African ancestry and Monica Fenty, her mother who is of Guyanese descent.

WALTER SCOTT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lead singer for Bob Kuban And The In-Men.

WARREN SMITH
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 February 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Smith had been raised in Louise, MS with his grandparents following the divorce of his parents.

WILBUR SWEATMAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 February 1981
 
Description: Clarinetist, Band leader, USA
 
Summary: Sweatman enjoyed popularity with both White and Black audiences in New York, and started issuing recordings in 1916 for Emerson Records etc.

WILMA LEE COOPER
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1921
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Wilma Lee Leary married vocalist Dale T. "Stoney" Cooper, who was at the time a musical accompanist of the Leary Family, and the duo formed their own bluegrass group.

AUDREY MEADOWS
 
Date Born: Monday 8 February 1926
 
Description: Actress
 
Summary: Audrey Meadows was born to Episcopal missionaries Rev. James Cotter and his wife, Ida.

BUDDY MORROW
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 February 1919
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: In 2009, Morrow was awarded the International Trombone Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, an award that is given to a person who has significantly changed trombone playing around the world.

DAN SEALS
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 February 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Dan Wayland Seals (born February 8, 1948 in McCamey, Texas) is an American musician.

DANNY OWENS
 
Date Born: Monday 8 February 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of fifties group, "The Four Tunes"

DUSTY RANKIN
 
Date Born: Friday 8 February 1924
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Birchip, Victoria, on January 8, 1924, Dusty made his first recordings for Regal Zonophone in August, 1948.

EDDIE "GUITAR" BURNS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 February 1928
 
Description: Musician, guitarist, harmonicist, singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Burns was deemed second only in stature to John Lee Hooker.

FLOYD DIXON
 
Date Born: Friday 8 February 1929
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Floyd Dixon, Born 8 February 1929 – Died July 26, 2006) was an American rhythm and blues pianist.

GARY COLEMAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 February 1968
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor known for his role as Arnold Jackson in the American sitcom Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

GENE LEES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 February 1928
 
Description: Canadian music critic, Lyracist, Canada
 
Summary: As a freelance writer, Lees wrote for the American high fidelity magazines Stereo Review and High Fidelity (often using his column to defend jazz and older popular music while blasting "that rock junk").

JACK DAVEY
 
Date Born: Friday 8 February 1907
 
Description: Vocalist, Announcer, Australia
 
Summary: The Colgate-Palmolive production unit leased a theatre there, and played on Sunday nights to capacity houses.

JACK LEMMON
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 February 1925
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: John Uhler Lemmon III Born, February 8, 1925 – Died, June 27, 2001). Better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award winning American actor.

JAMES DEAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 February 1931
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and remains the only person to have two posthumous acting nominations although other people had more than one posthumous nomination in other Oscar categories.

JIM CAPALDI
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 February 1944
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He drummed with several famous singers and musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and George Harrison.

JOHN WILLIAMS - PIANIST
 
Date Born: Monday 8 February 1932
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: John Towner Williams Born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist.

LANA TURNER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 February 1921
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner in Wallace, Idaho, she was the daughter of John Virgil Turner, a miner from Hohenwald, Tennessee, and Mildred Frances Cowan.

LONNIE JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Friday 8 February 1889
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson Born, February 8, 1899 – Died June 16, 1970. He was an American blues and jazz singer,guitarist and songwriter.

MARY STEENBURGEN
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 February 1953
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In Back to the Future Part III (1990), Steenburgen played Clara Clayton, a school teacher who falls in love with Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd. Steenburgen received the 2,395th star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 16, 2009.

NICK NOLTE
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 February 1941
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, model, and producer.

TED TURNER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 February 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Ted Turner, born 2 August 1950, Yardley, Birmingham. guitarist and vocalist with the rock band, Wishbone Ash.

TERRY MELCHER
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 February 1942
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Terry Melcher, Born, February 8, 1942 – Died, November 19, 2004) was an American musician and record producer.The son of actress singer Doris Day.

TOM RUSH
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Record producer
 
Summary: His father was a teacher at St. Paul's School, in Concord, New Hampshire. Tom himself began performing in 1961 while studying at Harvard University.

ALEJANDRA GUZMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 9 February 1968
 
Description: Vocalist , Actress, USA
 
Summary: A Latin Grammy Award–winning Mexican rock singer and actress.

BARBARA LEWIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1995, Lewis' "Baby I'm Yours" was featured on the "The Bridges of Madison County" soundtrack.

BARRY MANN
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 February 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: His first hit single as a writer was "She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)," which was a top twenty song for The Diamonds in 1959.

BILLY WILLIAMSON
 
Date Born: Monday 9 February 1925
 
Description: Guitarist, Steel GuitarIst, USA
 
Summary: The steel guitar player for Bill Haley and His Saddlemen and its successor group Bill Haley & His Comets from 1949 to 1963.

BRIAN BENNETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 February 1941
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, Music Director, UK
 
Summary: Educated at Hazlewood School, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill School, he left at the age of sixteen to play drums in a skiffle group for holiday makers in Ramsgate.

CARMEN MIRANDA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 February 1909
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress,Dancer, USA
 
Summary: She was nicknamed Carmen by her father, because of his love of the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. She was the second daughter of José Maria Pinto Cunha (1887 - 1938) and Maria Emília Miranda (1886 - 1971).

CAROLE KING
 
Date Born: Monday 9 February 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born to a Jewish household, King started out playing the piano and then moved on to singing, forming a vocal quartet called "The Co-Sines".

CONOR OBEST
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 February 1954
 
Description: Singer-Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: He was born to Matthew Oberst, Sr., an information manager for Mutual of Omaha, and Nancy Oberst, an inner-city elementary school principal. He grew up with two older brothers, Justin Oberst, a lawyer, and Matthew Oberst, Jr., a musician best known for his band Sorry About Dresden.

ERNEST TUBB
 
Date Born: Monday 9 February 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: His father was a sharecropper, so Tubb spent his youth working on farms throughout the state.

JOE ELY
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In the late 1990s Ely was asked to write songs for the soundtrack of Robert Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer, which led to re-forming The Flatlanders.

JOE PESCI
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 February 1943
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Pesci started out working as a barber in the 1960s, following in his mother's footsteps. He released an album entitled Little Joe Sure Can Sing under the pseudonym Joseph Richie, accompanied by a band that included good friend and future fellow actor Frank Vincent.

JOHN SALES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Session musician, USA
 
Summary: Sales joined "Soul Invaders" during the eighties.

KATHRYN GRAYSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 February 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Kathryn Grayson was discovered singing on the empty stage of the St. Louis Municipal Opera House by a janitor, who introduced her to Frances Marshall of the Chicago Civic Opera, who gave the twelve-year-old girl voice lessons.

MAJOR HARRIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Signing with Atlantic Records, Harris scored a string of R&B hits in the United States, including the Top Ten single "Love Won't Let Me Wait"

MIA FARROW
 
Date Born: Friday 9 February 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Farrow screen-tested for the role of Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

RONALD COLMAN
 
Date Born: Monday 9 February 1891
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: The son of Charles Colman and his wife Marjory Read Fraser, he was educated in Littlehampton, where he discovered his enjoyment in acting.

TOM JANS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 February 1949
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Known mainly folk songs including "Old Time Feeling" that Johnny Cash would make famous.

TRAVIS TRITT
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 February 1963
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, Actor USA
 
Summary: His mother, Alexandra, was a Russian woman of partial French ancestry and the second of Ilya's three wives.

WALTER PAGE
 
Date Born: Friday 9 February 1900
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: An African American jazz bassist and leader of the Oklahoma City Blue Devils jazz orchestra

BERT KALMAR
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 February 1884
 
Description: Composer, Lyrist, USA
 
Summary: Lyricist Bert Kalmar, one half of the legendary Kalmar and Ruby songwriting team. As a child growing up in Manhattan, Kalmar performed as a magician in tent shows and then as a comedian in vaudeville acts.

CHICK WEBB
 
Date Born: Friday 10 February 1905
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The small drummers life was much too short but he had the power to perform as any other drummer would even though he was crippled.

CLIFF BURTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 February 1962
 
Description: Bassist, Sweden
 
Summary: Known as a member of "Metallica" replacing Ron McGovin.

JERRY GOLDSMITH
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 February 1929
 
Description: Composer and Conductor, USA
 
Summary: In 1997, he composed a new theme for the Universal Studios opening logo, first heard in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997.

JIMMY DURANTE
 
Date Born: Friday 10 February 1893
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Comedian, pianist, USA
 
Summary: Durante became a vaudeville star and radio attraction by the mid-1920s, with a music and comedy trio called Clayton, Jackson and Durante.

JUDITH ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 February 1898
 
Description: Actress, Australian, USA
 
Summary: Anderson loved the city of Santa Barbara, California and spent the remainder of her life there, dying of pneumonia in 1992, aged 94. She was survived by several nieces and nephews, both in America and Australia.

KENNY RANKIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American pop and jazz singer and songwriter from the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.

LIONEL CARTWRIGHT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 February 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The multi talented Lionel Cartwight's career started during the early eighties.

LORNA THAYER
 
Date Born: Monday 10 February 1919
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She appeared often in theatre and on television.

PETER ALLEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 February 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Dancer, Australia
 
Summary: He started his career in hotels in Queensland playing and singing and later joining Chris Bell to form The Allen Brothers.

RAL DONNER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: One of the most successful singers to sound like Elvis Presley but only to chart a couple of times.

ROBERT WAGNER
 
Date Born: Monday 10 February 1930
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The son of a steel executive, Wagner moved with his family to Los Angeles, California, when he was seven. Wagner became an aspiring actor and was successfully employed in a variety of jobs, most prominently as a caddy for actor Clark Gable.

ROBERTA FLACK
 
Date Born: Friday 10 February 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won the 1973 Grammy Record of the Year and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won the same award at the Grammy Awards of 1974.

RUFUS REID
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 February 1944
 
Description: Bassist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Raised in Sacramento, California where he played the trumpet in junior high and high school.

THORSTEN WOLLMANN
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 February 1966
 
Description: Trumpet, Composer, Germany

BOBBY PICKETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: On record he was able to use his voice sounding like Boris Karlof.

BRANDY NORWOOD
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 February 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Following a major success with "The Boy Is Mine," a duet with singer Monica for which she won a Grammy Award, and her second album Never Say Never in 1998.

BURT REYNOLDS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 February 1936
 
Description: Actor. USA
 
Summary: Burt Reynolds is an Oscar nominated Emmy Award-winning American actor.

CHAD MORGAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 February 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, Australia
 
Summary: He was dubbed the clown prince of comedy by Slim Dusty.

EVA GABOR
 
Date Born: Friday 11 February 1921
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Éva was the first in her family to emigrate to America. She moved with her first husband, Swedish physician Eric Drimmer. Her first movie role was a bit part in Forced Landing (1941)

GENE VINCENT
 
Date Born: Monday 11 February 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born to Ezekiah Jackson and Mary Louise Craddock, were shop owners in Norfolk, Virginia.

JENNIFER ANISTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 February 1969
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She is the daughter of the Greek-American actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow.

JOSH WHITE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 February 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born to Reverend Dennis and Daisy Elizabeth White in the black section of Greenville, South Carolina.

KELLY ROWLAND
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 February 1981
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress
 
Summary: Rowland was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Doris Rowland Garrison and Christopher Lovett, who were married after Kelly was born.

LAVERN BAKER
 
Date Born: Monday 11 February 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She began singing in Chicago clubs around 1946, often billed as "Little Miss Sharecropper",

LESLIE NIELSEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 February 1926
 
Description: Actor, Canadian
 
Summary: Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, the son of Maybelle and Ingvard Nielsen. Nielsen's mother was Welsh and his father Danish.

PETER HAYES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 February 1976
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Peter Hayes is a founding and current member of the Alternative rock trio, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

SERGIO MENDEZ - BRAZIL 66
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 February 1941
 
Description: Pianist, band leader,arranger, composer, producer, Brazilian
 
Summary: Mendes attended the local conservatory with hopes of becoming a classical pianist.

SHERYL CROW
 
Date Born: Monday 11 February 1963
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born to parents Wendell, a trumpet player and lawyer, and Bernice Crow, a piano teacher.

STAN SZELEST
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 February 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Piano/keyboard player Stan Szelest from Buffalo, a well-respected and professional musician that everyone refers to as "the great Stan Szelest", was only seventeen years old when, in early 1960, Ronnie Hawkins hired him.

TINA LOUISE
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 February 1934
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor, USA
 
Summary: Louise made her Hollywood film debut in 1958 in God's Little Acre.

WESLEY ROSE
 
Date Born: Monday 11 February 1918
 
Description: American music industry executive and record producer.
 
Summary: Wesley Rose was a very important part of the development of the country music industry.

ANNA PAVLOVA
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 February 1881
 
Description: Dancer, Ballerina, Russia
 
Summary: Pavlova's passion for the art of ballet was ignited when her mother took her to a performance of Marius Petipa's original production of The Sleeping Beauty at the Imperial Maryinsky Theater.

BILL LASWELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 February 1955
 
Description: Bassist, Producer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Laswell ranks among the most prolific of musicians, being involved in hundreds of recordings with many musicians from all over the world.

BOB SHAD
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 February 1920
 
Description: Producer, USA
 
Summary: Shad supervised several major blues, pop, rock and R&B dates.

BOOKA HYLAND
 
Date Born: Monday 12 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian rock pioneer during the early days of television.

BRUNO LAWRENCE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 February 1941
 
Description: Actor, Drums
 
Summary: In the 1970s, Lawrence founded Blerta ("Bruno Lawrence's Electric Revelation and Travelling Apparition"), a musical and theatrical co-operative active.

CHYNNA PHILLIPS
 
Date Born: Monday 12 February 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Known for being a member of Wilson Phillips and for being the daughter of The Mamas & the Papas' band members John and Michelle Phillips

GENE McDANIELS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 February 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: McDaniels had six Top 40 hits. The two that went into the top five were 1961's "Tower of Strength" and "A Hundred Pounds of Clay".

GRANT McLENNAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 February 1958
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Arranger, Australia
 
Summary: McLennan, who grew up in Far North Queensland, and Forster formed the Go-Betweens at university in Brisbane in 1977, recording their first single the following year and releasing their debut album in 1981.

JOSH BROLIN
 
Date Born: Monday 12 February 1968
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Brolin was born in California, the son of Jane Cameron Agee, a wildlife activist who was a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, and actor James Brolin.

KENNY DINO
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 February 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA

LINCOLN KILPATRICK
 
Date Born: Friday 12 February 1932
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He appeared in more than 40 movies including "A Raisin in the Sun," and "Blues for Mr. Charlie," "The Slave" and "The Black."

LORNE GREENE
 
Date Born: Friday 12 February 1915
 
Description: Actor, Canadian
 
Summary: Born to Russian Jewish immigrants, Daniel and Dora Green.

MOE BANDY
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 February 1944
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Marion Bandy was nicknamed Moe by his father when a child in the home-town of the legendary Jimmie Rodgers, so it is perhaps not surprising that he grew up to be a country singer. His Mother played the piano and also sang. He was taught the guitar by his father.

RAY MANZAREK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 February 1935
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Ray Manzarek is of Polish descent and is a Catholic. Manzarek attended and graduated from St. Rita High School in Chicago and majored in economics at DePaul University.

SAMMI SMITH
 
Date Born: Friday 12 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Sammi Smith was born in Orange County, California, in 1943 but spent her childhood in the Southwest. She dropped out of school at the age of eleven and began to sing professionally in nightclubs.

STANLEY KNIGHT
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 February 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Stanley Knight - lead guitar, steel guitar, organ, vocals 1965-1976 for The Black Oak Arkansas".

STEVE HACKETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 February 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: His first recording work came in 1970, as a member of Quiet World, a band that included younger brother John Hackett on flute.

STEVE SHOLES
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 February 1911
 
Description: Saxophone, clarinet
 
Summary: In 1945, he became head of the country division in Nashville, Tennessee and was responsible for recruiting such talent as Chet Atkins for RCA Victor. When he left Nashville, Atkins took over as head of the country music division.

TEX BENEKE
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 February 1914
 
Description: Saxophonist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Glenn Miller went missing on December 15, 1944 while flying to France from England. The Miller estate authorized an official Glenn Miller "ghost band" in 1946. This band was led by Tex Beneke who as time went on had more prominence in the band's identity.

DOROTHY McGUIRE - SINGER
 
Date Born: Monday 13 February 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Dorothy was the middle of three sisters Christine (oldest) and Phyllis (youngest), their mother was an ordained minister, they were born and raised in Middletown, Ohio, a Northern suburb of Cincinnati.

EILEEN FARRELL
 
Date Born: Friday 13 February 1920
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1942 she made her concert debut on CBS radio where she soon presented her own radio program.

FEIST
 
Date Born: Friday 13 February 1976
 
Description: Singer-songwriter
 
Summary: A Canadian singer-songwriter, both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene.

GENE AMES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 February 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Parents, David and Sarah Urick, were Russian Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine. No photo available.

GEORGE SEGAL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 February 1934
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Films that standout are many that include "A Touch Of Class" - 1973 and "Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolf" - 1966.

JERRY SPRINGER
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 February 1944
 
Description: Talk show host
 
Summary: A former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio; musician; television personality

KEVIN BLOODY WILSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Comedian
 
Summary: His songs such as 'LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALAN' is a clever song written to the tune of 'Living Next Door To Alice' with Alan Bond in mind.

KIM NOVAK
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 February 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Her father was a railroad clerk and former teacher; her mother also was a former teacher.

KING FLOYD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Floyd was born in New Orleans in 1945. His musical career started as a singer at the Sho-Bar in Bourbon Street. No photo available.

MAXINE SULLIVAN
 
Date Born: Monday 13 February 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The last song that she ever recorded in concert was the same as her first record, "Loch Lomond."

OLIVER REED
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 February 1938
 
Description: Actor,UK
 
Summary: His final role was the elderly slave dealer Proximo in Gladiator, in which he played alongside Richard Harris, an actor whom Reed admired greatly both on and off the screen.

PETER TORK
 
Date Born: Friday 13 February 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Washington, D.C. and began studying piano at the age of nine.

REBOB KWAKU BAAH
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 February 1944
 
Description: Percussionist, Ghanaian
 
Summary: Reebop is not to be confused with Nigerian drummer Remi Kabaka.

ROBBIE WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 February 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: His first appearance was with Take That on Now 22 and his most recent appearance was on Now 66 with "She's Madonna".

ROY RENE
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 February 1892
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, Vaudeville, Australia
 
Summary: Rene was one of the most well known and successful Australian comedians of the 20th Century. Rene was the fourth of seven children of a Dutch Jew and an Anglo-Jewish wife. Named Henry Vande .

SHANE TOLD
 
Date Born: Friday 13 February 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The band name was taken from the famous children's author Shel Silverstein.

SONIA EVANS
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 February 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Evans has also acted during her career, having been an extra in Brookside and in the television comedy Bread as the girlfriend of the youngest Boswell child, Billy.

STEPHAN EBN
 
Date Born: Monday 13 February 1978
 
Description: Drummer, DE
 
Summary: A German drummer and music producer.

STOCKARD CHANNING
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 February 1944
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of Mary Alice, who came from a large Brooklyn-based Irish Catholic family, and Lester Napier Stockard, a shipping magnate and business executive. No photo available.

TERRI HENDRIX
 
Date Born:
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, Harmanica, USA
 
Summary: Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance, 2003, for co-writing the Dixie Chicks song "Lil' Jack Slade.

WINGY MANONE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 February 1900
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Wingy Manone played a hot jazz lead horn, and was a master of humorous use of slang and jive talk.

BIG JIM SULLIVAN
 
Date Born: Friday 14 February 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Jack Good introduced Sullivan to session work when he met him on the set of the television series Oh, Boy!

ERIC ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Pittsburgh, Eric Andersen belonged in the early sixties together with Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan to the Greenwich Village folkscene in New York.

FLORENCE HENDERSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 February 1934
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Born to Elizabeth a homemaker, and Joseph Henderson, a tobacco sharecropper.

HAVANA BROWN
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 February 1985
 
Description: Vocalist, Australian
 
Summary: Before Brown started to DJ, she was signed to a record label in the United Kingdom with a group called Fishbowl.

JACK BENNY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 February 1894
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was the son of Meyer Kubelsky, a Jewish haberdasher and Emma Sachs Kubelsky, both of whom had emigrated to America from Lithuania.

JOHN BARRYMORE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 February 1882
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Barrymore was born into an illustrious theatrical family. His parents were Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew.

JULES ASNER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 February 1968
 
Description: Television personality, writer, and former fashion model. USA
 
Summary: Jules was an entertainment reporter for Good Morning England, HCTV, Reuters Television, The Entertainment Show, and Extra.

MAGIC SAM
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Like so many Blues performers before him who found their fame in Chicago, Magic Sam was originally from the Mississippi Delta. He was born Samuel Maghett near Grenada, Mississippi, on February 14, 1937 into a sharecropping household.

MERL SAUNDERS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 February 1934
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Starting in the 1960s, Saunders collaborated on and off with Jerry Garcia, and the Grateful Dead.

MURRAY THE K
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 February 1922
 
Description: Actor, Disc Jockey, USA
 
Summary: Kaufman came from a show business family: his mother, Jean, played piano in vaudeville and wrote music and his aunt was a character actress on the stage and in film. He was a child actor - an extra - in several Hollywood 1930s films.

RAZZY BAILEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 February 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was born February 14, 1939 in Hugley, Alabama and raised on a farm in Lafayette, Alabama.

ROB McCONNELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 February 1935
 
Description: Trombonist, composer, arranger, Canadian
 
Summary: Over the years, Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass became one of Canada's most popular jazz ensembles.

ROB THOMAS
 
Date Born: Monday 14 February 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: American rock recording artist and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist.

SUZE DeMARCHI
 
Date Born: Friday 14 February 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia.
 
Summary: DeMarchi was born to Walter and Shirley DeMarchi and has three older siblings. One sister, Denise, is also a singer.

TIM BUCKLEY
 
Date Born: Friday 14 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Washington DC, Buckley lived for 10 years in Amsterdam, New York before moving to southern California.

VAL PARNELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 February 1892
 
Description: Producer and Theatrical Impresario, UK
 
Summary: He auditioned and signed a young Julie Andrews for her first professional performance.

VIC BRIGGS
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 February 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Victor Harvey Briggs (Born 14 Feb 1943 in Twickenham, London, England) is a former blues musician. NPA

VIC MORROW
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 February 1932
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He had a key role in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears.

BRIAN HOLLAND
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 February 1941
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier teamed up as a songwriting-production unit.. Between 1963 and the end of 1967 H-D-H wrote majority of Motown's hit singles, with Brian writing the music, Eddie writing the lyrics, and Lamont doing both. NPA

CRAIG ROBERTS
 
Date Born: Friday 15 February 1946
 
Description: Composer, Guitarist, Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: South Australian born musician and member of "The Garden" during the late sixties.

GLYN JOHNS
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 February 1942
 
Description: Record Producer, Enginee, UK
 
Summary: Glyn Johns, born in Epsom, Surrey, England) is a musician, recording engineer and record producer.

GRAHAM KENNEDY
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 February 1934
 
Description: TV Host, Actor, Comedian, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Camden Street, East St Kilda to Cyril William Kennedy and Mary Austen Kennedy.

HANK LOCKLIN
 
Date Born: Friday 15 February 1918
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: Locklin 1918, in McLellan, Florida is an American country music singer songwriter. NPA

HAROLD ARLEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 February 1905
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Buffalo, New York, the child of a Jewish cantor.

JANE SEYMOUR
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 February 1951
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Born to John Frankenberg, an English Jewish obstetrician of Polish and German origin, and his Dutch wife, Mieke Frankenberg.

JOHN ADAMS (composer)
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 February 1947
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Adams began composing at the age of ten and first heard his music performed around the age of 13 or 14.

KOKOMO ARNOLD
 
Date Born: Friday 15 February 1901
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A cousin, John Wiggs, taught him the basics of the guitar. Arnold worked as a farmhand in New York State and a steelworker in Pittsburgh before moving to Chicago in 1929.

MELISSA MANCHESTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 February 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Manchester was born in the Bronx area of New York city to a musical family of Jewish descent. Her father was a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera.

MIC CONWAY
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 February 1951
 
Description: Harmonica, ukulele, saw, tenor guitar, washboard, jug
 
Summary: Associated acts.The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Conway Brothers Hiccups, The National Junk Band, Mic Conway and Robbie Long, guest and songwriting with The Wiggles

MICK AVORY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 February 1944
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: He is mostly noted as an expert back up performer, fluid jazz drumming and efficientness.NPA

MIKEY CRAIG
 
Date Born: Monday 15 February 1960
 
Description: DJ, UK
 
Summary: A former DJ, best known as a bassist of the 1980s pop group Culture Club.

MIKEY CRAIG
 
Date Born: Monday 15 February 1960
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He became the bassist with Culture Club, one of the most popular bands of the 1980s.

RONNIE ALDRICH
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 February 1916
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, UK
 
Summary: Member of the famed World War II big band ’The Squadronaires’ becoming one of England’s best known bands during the war years

STANLEY VANN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 February 1910
 
Description: Composer, Organist, Choral Conductor, UK
 
Summary: In 1971 he was awarded a Lambeth doctorate by the then Archbishop of Canterbury in recognition of his "eminent services to church music".

AMANDA HOLDEN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 February 1971
 
Description: Actress, presenter
 
Summary: Television, Kiss Me Kate, The Grimleys, Hearts and Bones, Cutting It, Mad About Alice, Wild at Heart, Britain's Got Talent, Big Top, Superstar

ANDY TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 February 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He was born and raised in Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear, North East England, and attended Marden High School.

BILL DOGGETT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 February 1916
 
Description: Pianist. Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He used a Hammond organ during the fifties. He also arranged for many bandleaders and performers, including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lionel Hampton. NPA

HAL KALIN
 
Date Born: Friday 16 February 1934
 
Description: Vocal Duo, USA
 
Summary: The Kalin Twins were a pop music recording duo, comprising Herbert and Harold Kalin.

JAMES INGRAM
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 February 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: An American soul musician. Most famous for his vocal performance, he is also a self-taught musician who plays piano, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Additionally, he is a producer and songwriter.P/E

JIM WAKLEY
 
Date Born: Monday 16 February 1914
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he released records, appeared in several B-Western movies with most of the major studios, appeared on radio and television and even had his own series of comic books.

JOHN BALANCE
 
Date Born: Friday 16 February 1962
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Born in Mansfield, England, was the founder of the experimental music group Coil, along with his partner Peter Christopherson.

JOHN OBANION
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist and actor.
 
Summary: John was the lead singer in Doc Severinsen's band, "Today's Children". He was managed by Bud Robinson, also Doc's manager. They parted ways in early 1974. O'Banion said that Johnny Carson was a big fan and supporter of his career.

LYN PAUL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Lyn began her career in show business as a child actress with a small part in the television drama Coronation Street in 1960 which led her to be in the first ever episode.NPA

PATTY ANDREWS
 
Date Born: Monday 16 February 1920
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Patty, the youngest and the lead singer of the group. NPA

RICK KENT
 
Date Born: Friday 16 February 1945
 
Description: Drummer, Producer, Teacher, Australia
 
Summary: One of Adelaide's most popular drummers during the late sixties etc.

SONNY BONO
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 February 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Producer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born to Italian immigrants Jean and Santo, Bono began his music career working for the legendary record producer Phil Spector.

TED TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Friday 16 February 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of "The Cadets" and "The Jacks" were Aaron Collins, Willie Davis, Austin "Ted" Taylor. Ted Taylor, who left the group in early 1956

THE KALIN TWINS
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 February 1939
 
Description: Vocal Duo, USA
 
Summary: Harold and Herbert were the first set of twins to reach number one in the UK.

VERA ELLEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 February 1921
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: She was born to Martin Rohe and Alma Catherine Westmeier, both descended from German immigrants. She became one of the youngest Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

ADE MONSBOURGH
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1917
 
Description: Saxophonist, Trumpeter, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Melbourne, Monsbourgh played mouth organ as a child and took piano lessons from the age of eight. His upper middle-class family lived in Kew.

ALAN BATES
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1934
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Bates was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1996, and was knighted in 2003. He was an Associate Member of RADA and was a patron of The Actors Centre, Covent Garden, London from 1994 until his death in 2003.

ANGELA MILLER
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 February 1994
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American singer from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is currently a Top 6 finalist on the twelfth season of American Idol.

BARRY HUMPHRIES
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1934
 
Description: Actor, Producer, Writer, Comedian, Australia
 
Summary: Barry Humphries was born in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell in Victoria, Australia. His grandfather was an immigrant to Australia from Manchester, England. His father was a well-to-do construction manager and Barry grew up in a clean, tasteful and modern home in Camberwell, then one of Melbourne’s new garden suburbs.

BOB McBRIDE
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 February 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: The Toronto-born Bob McBride attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute in his youth.

BOBBY LEWIS
 
Date Born: Friday 17 February 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "Tossin' And Turnin'" is on the CD "The Golden Age Of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1".

BUCK TRENT
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 February 1938
 
Description: Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: He was a member of Porter Wagoner's "Wagon Masters" from 1962 to 1973, and also appeared on the Roy Clark Show and Hee Haw.

BUDDY DeFRANCO
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1923
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: DeFranco was perhaps the only major jazz clarinet player to adapt to this change, and until the 1980's, he was the only notable jazz musician who played clarinet exclusively.

CHARLIE SPIVAK
 
Date Born: Friday 17 February 1905
 
Description: Trumpeter and bandleader, USA
 
Summary: He played with Paul Specht's band for most of 1924 to 1930, then spent time with Ben Pollack (1931–1934), the Dorsey brothers (1934–1935), and Ray Noble (1935– 1936). He played on "Solo Hop" in 1935 by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.

DAVID McCOMB
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1962
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia.
 
Summary: David McComb was born in Perth, the youngest of four boys. Both their parents were doctors, their father, Dr Harold McComb, a prominent plastic surgeon and their mother, Dr Athel Hockey.

DENISE RICHARDS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 February 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, the daughter of Joni, a coffee shop owner, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. She has one sister, Michelle.

DEREK PELLICCI
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 February 1953
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: Pellicci played drums on John Farnham's adult contemporary album Uncovered.

DODIE STEVENS
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 February 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "Pink Shoe Laces" reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

ED SHEERAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 February 1991
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, producer, musician, UK
 
Summary: In 2012, Sheeran began to rise to fame in the United States. He made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift's fourth album Red and wrote songs for the boyband One Direction.

GENE PITNEY
 
Date Born: Monday 17 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: Through the mid-1960s, he enjoyed considerable success on both sides of the Atlantic, and charted more than 20 Top 40 hit singles.

HAL HOLBROOK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 February 1925
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Holbrook was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Aileen a vaudeville dancer, and Harold Rowe Holbrook, Sr.P/A

JOHN LEYTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: John Leyton was born on Feb. 17th 1939 at Frinton-On Sea, Essex, England, to parents of show business background. His father owned several cinemas and his mother acted under the name of 'Babs Walters' on the London stage. NPA

JOHNNY BUSH
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 February 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in the blue-collar neighborhood of Kashmere Gardens in Houston, Texas, Bush listened to the western swing music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and the honky-tonk sounds of artists like Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Thompson.

MIKE SANCHEZ
 
Date Born: Monday 17 February 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Piano, UK
 
Summary: Sanchez was born in London residing in the city. His family later moved to the Bewdley, Worcestershire area. As a teenager, Sanchez took up playing the guitar and soon formed a rockabilly trio, "The Rockets".

NOBLE "THIN MAN" WATTS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 February 1926
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He appeared on American Bandstand with Johnny Mathis in 1957, and performed in the house band at a Harlem club owned by boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.

RENE RUSSO
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 February 1954
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: a Sicilian/Italian American, was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Shirley (née Balocca), a factory worker and barmaid, and Nino Russo, a sculptor and car mechanic who left the family when Rene was two.

TWEED HARRIS
 
Date Born: Monday 17 February 1941
 
Description: Keyboardist , Composer, Arranger, Producer, Australia
 
Summary: Born in South Australia in 1941, Tweed's first major musical venture was Adelaide band The Clefs, which later became Levi Smith's Clefs.

BOBBY HUNTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: He is mainly known for his years singing at the ’Palais’ in Adelaide fronting ’The Esquires’ where he stayed until the closure.

CIARAN BOURKE
 
Date Born: Monday 18 February 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Irelannd
 
Summary: Ciarán Bourke was born in Dublin on 18 February 1935, but lived most of his life in Tallaght, County Dublin.

CYBILL SHEPHERD
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 February 1950
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Star of The TV series ’Moonlighting’ with co star Bruce Willis.She dated Elvis Presley in the early 1970s and cared for him but could not handle his dependence on drugs and ultimately chose her boyfriend, film director Peter Bogdanovich, over Presley. P/A

IRMA THOMAS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She often headlined at her own club, which is now out of business due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

JACK PALANCE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 February 1919
 
Description: Actor
 
Summary: Palance, one of five children, born the son of Anna and Ivan John Palahniuk, who was an anthracite coal miner.

JOHN TRAVOLTA
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 February 1954
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: An Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer.

JUICE NEWTON
 
Date Born: Monday 18 February 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 2005, Juice Newton appeared on the TV show "Hit Me Baby One More Time" on which she performed a well-received rendition of Ashlee Simpson's "Pieces Of Me" and a truncated version of "Queen of Hearts".

KEITH KNUDSEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 February 1948
 
Description: Drummer, vocalist and songwriter.
 
Summary: He became the drummer for the organist and vocalist Lee Michaels.

MATT DILLON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 February 1964
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born to second-generation Irish American Catholic parents Paul Dillon a painter and sales manager, a packing material manufacturer and Mary Ellen. He has one sister and four brothers. P/A

MOLLY RINGWALD
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 February 1968
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of Adele Edith, a housewife and chef, and Robert Scott "Bob" Ringwald, a blind jazz pianist. P/A

PEE WEE KING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 February 1914
 
Description: Fiddle, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Milwaukee to a Polish American family and lived in Abrams, Wisconsin.

RANDY CRAWFORD
 
Date Born: Monday 18 February 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Crawford appeared at club gigs from Cincinnati to Saint-Tropez, and made her name in mid 1970s in New York, where she sang with jazzmen George Benson and Cannonball Adderley.

ROBBIE BACHMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 February 1953
 
Description: Drummer, Canadian
 
Summary: Robin "Robbie" Bachman is a drummer and the youngest brother of Canadian guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Randy Bachman.

SEAN WATKINS
 
Date Born: Friday 18 February 1977
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
 
Summary: Sean Watkins began his tenure with Nickel Creek playing mandolin, but later switched to guitar. The band has released three albums and a CD composed of their hits (called Reasons Why:

SUSAN COWAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 February 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: Born in Ontario but later moved to Nova Scotia with her family.

TOMMY HUNT
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 February 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born to Georgianna Derico, Hunt started his life in Pittsburgh, where his school friends, nicknamed him Tommy and it has stayed with him throughout his entire life.

YOKO ONO
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 February 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Her mother was Isoko Ono, of the Yasuda banking family, and her father was Eisuke Ono, who worked for the Yokohama Specie Bank. Two weeks before she was born, her father was transferred to San Francisco. The rest of the family followed soon after.

ANDY POWELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 February 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Has appeared on recordings of both Ringo Starr and George Harrison. P/A

BENICIO DEL TORO
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 February 1967
 
Description: Actor and film producer, Puerto Rico
 
Summary: Benicio del Toro was born in San German, on the southwest side of the island of Puerto Rico, and grew up in Santurce, a district of San Juan. He is the son of Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez and Fausta. Genoveva Sánchez Rivera, who were both lawyers.[

BOBBY ROGERS
 
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American soul singer and songwriter, notable as a member of Motown Records' first signed act and first million selling group The Miracles from 1956 until 2011. He was inducted along with the other members of the Miracles with the exception of Smokey Robinson in 2012 to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rogers was the grandfather of R&B singer Brandi Williams from R&B girl group Blaque.

BONICO DEL TORO
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 February 1967
 
Description: Actor, producer

DAVID MURRAY
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 February 1995
 
Description: Tenor saxophone and sometimes bass clarinet.
 
Summary: Murray was a founding member of the World Saxophone Quartet with Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill and Hamiet Bluiett.

JEFF DANIELS
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 February 1955
 
Description: Actor, Playwright, USA
 
Summary: Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Chelsea, Michigan, where his father, Robert Lee Daniels, ran a local lumber yard. NPA

JUSTINE BATEMAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 February 1966
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Justine Bateman became interested in acting when her younger brother, Jason Bateman, joined the cast of Little House on the Prairie. She began working as a professional actress at the age of 11. P/A

MARK ANDES
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 February 1948
 
Description: Bassist, USA

MARSHALL BARER
 
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1923
 
Description: Lyricist, librettist, singer, songwriter and director.
 
Summary: Marshall Barer began his career as a lyricist and song writer in the late 1940s while working as a very successful commercial artist/designer in New York. His most-heard song is the Mighty Mouse Theme (Here I Come to Save the Day) for the famous cartoons.

MERLE OBERON
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 February 1911
 
Description: Actress, Bombay
 
Summary: Merle Oberon has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard) for her contributions to Motion Pictures.

RON MATHEWSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 February 1944
 
Description: Double bassist, Scotland
 
Summary: In 1962, Mathewson was in Germany playing professionally with a Scottish Dixieland band.

SAUL CHAPLIN
 
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1912
 
Description: Composer and musical director.
 
Summary: He won Academy Awards for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, An American in Paris and West Side Story as well as a nomination for High Society.

SEAL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 February 1963
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Known professionally by his first name, Seal is known for his numerous international hits and his marriage to supermodel Heidi Klum.

SMOKEY ROBINSON
 
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In November 2007, Robinson toured Australia and performed with Australian band Human Nature.

STAN KENTON
 
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1912
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He attended Bell High School, in Bell, California, where he graduated in 1930.

TONY IOMMI
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 February 1948
 
Description: Guitarist
 
Summary: Black Sabbath were bigger in the USA than in England. P/A

ALAN HULL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 February 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Hull took up the guitar as a boy and became a member of the band The Chosen Few. P/A

BARBARA ELLIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Member of The Fleetwoods' version of "Come Softly To Me" and "Mr Blue" which were major Australian hits in the fifties. NPA

BOB HORN
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 February 1916
 
Description: TV host, USA
 
Summary: Horn was the first compare of the show and was later to be replaced by Dick Clark.

BRIAN LITTRELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 February 1975
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, actor, USA
 
Summary: Brian Littrell was born in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. He has an older brother, and is the cousin of fellow Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson. He first started to sing in the choir of his Lexington Baptist church.

BUFFY SAINT- MARIE
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: Buffy Sainte-Marie was born on the Piapot Cree reserve in the Qu'Appelle valley, Saskatchewan. She was orphaned and later adopted and grew up in Maine and Massachusetts with parents Albert and Winifred Sainte-Marie who were related to her biological parents.

CINDY CRAWFORD
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 February 1966
 
Description: Model, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born to John "Dan" Crawford and Jennifer Sue Walker Crawford in 1966.Crawford graduated from DeKalb High School in 1984, as valedictorian.

KURT COBAIN
 
Date Born: Monday 20 February 1967
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist,USA
 
Summary: In the years following his death, Cobain is now often remembered as one of the most iconic rock musicians in the history of alternative music.

LARRY HOVIS
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 February 1936
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: In 1965, Hovis was cast as "Sgt. Andrew Carter" in the television show Hogan's Heroes.

LORRAINE WAKEFIELD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 February 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Lorraine has been the Entertainment Officer for the Adelaide Country Music Club for 15 years.

LYNDA LAURENCE
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of The Supremes who formed in 1960. Laurence replaced Cindy Birdsong in 1972.

NANCY WILSON - JAZZ SINGER
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA - Jazz
 
Summary: An American singer with seventy plus albums, and three Grammy Awards so far in her career. She's been labeled a singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a "consummate actress"; and "the complete entertainer.

RANDY CALIFORNIA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 February 1951
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer. USA
 
Summary: Randy was born into a musical family in Los Angeles, and spent his early years studying varied styles at the family's Hollywood nightclub.

SANDY DUNCAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 February 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was named one of the "most promising faces of tomorrow" by TIME magazine. In 1971, she starred in the television series Funny Face, later renamed The Sandy Duncan Show.

SIDNEY POITIER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 February 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, Poitier became the first black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor - for his role in Lilies of the Field.

VICTOR RAY WILSON
 
Date Born: Friday 20 February 1959
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Beatmaster V was the drummer of Body Count.

ANDRES SEGOVIA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 February 1893
 
Description: Guitarist, Spain
 
Summary: Andrés Torres Segovia, 1st Marquess of Salobreña (21 February 1893–2 June 1987) was a Spanish classical guitarist born in Linares, Spain . NPA

BOBBY CHARLES
 
Date Born: Monday 21 February 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Leonard Chess of Chess records was to discover Bobby Charles in the fifties.

CATHY RICHARDSON
 
Date Born: Friday 21 February 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter, USA

CATHY RICHARDSON
 
Date Born: Friday 21 February 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 2008, Richardson became the new vocalist for San Francisco band Jefferson Starship and appears on the 2008 release Jefferson's Tree of Liberty.

CHARLOTTE CHURCH
 
Date Born: Friday 21 February 1986
 
Description: Vocalist, Wales
 
Summary: Church was raised a Roman Catholic by her mother, Maria, who was separated from Church's biological father. Church was legally adopted by her mother's second husband, James Church in 1998.

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 February 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, Compsoer, Actress - 2005
 
Summary: Hewitt was born to Patricia Mae a speech language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician.

KELSEY GRAMMER
 
Date Born: Monday 21 February 1955
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: A six-time Emmy and a two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcoms Cheers (nine years) and Frasier.

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 February 1952
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: As of 2005, she had sold more than 12 million records.

MICHAEL MCINTYRE
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 February 1976
 
Description: Comedian, UK
 
Summary: In addition to stand-up, he has hosted his own BBC One comedy programme Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow he has featured in three episodes of Live at the Apollo and in 2011,

NINA SIMONE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 February 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Nina Simone's autobiography, I Put a Spell on You, was published in 1992 and she recorded her last album, A Single Woman in 1993.

PETER HITCHENER
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 February 1946
 
Description: An Australian television presenter, Australia
 
Summary: He has been chief newsreader for Melbourne's edition of Nine News since 1998, and prior to that was weekend newsreader.

TYNE DALY
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 February 1946
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Daly is the daughter of actor James Daly. Her younger brother is actor Timothy Daly.

VINCE WELNICK
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 February 1951
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: American keyboardist, best known for playing for the Grateful Dead from 1990 until their end in 1995.

AL SEARS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 February 1910
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Player of Jazz in the fifties - Joined Chick Web’s band plus Johnny Hodges’, Duke Ellington’s and many others.

BOBBY HENDRICKS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 February 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: From 1961, off and on, through 2008, Bobby Hendricks worked as lead singer with Bill Pinkney's original Drifters

BRADLEY NOWELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 February 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Raised in Long Beach, California, Nowell developed an interest in music at a young age.

CHRISTINE KEELER
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 February 1942
 
Description: Showgirls, UK
 
Summary: Her involvement with a British government minister discredited the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963, in what is known as the Profumo Affair.

DEL WOOD
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 February 1920
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: A native and lifetime resident of Nashville, Polly was surrounded by the influences of early country music and the remaining vestiges of ragtime, particularly through the guitar pickers.

DREW BARRYMORE
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 February 1975
 
Description: Actress, producer, director, model, USA
 
Summary: American actress, film producer and film director.

EDDIE SNYDER
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 February 1919
 
Description: Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Snyder won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Film in 1966. He studied piano at the Juilliard School before taking a job as a songwriter at the Brill Building.

GUY MITCHELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 February 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 2007, he would have celebrated his 80th birthday anniversary. To commemorate his musical legacy and this landmark year the British division of Sonybmg release "The Essential Collection" CD.

JAMES BLUNT
 
Date Born: Friday 22 February 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, UK
 
Summary: James Blunt's debut single, by "soft release" in the UK was "High".

JAMES REECE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 February 1881
 
Description: Pianist, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Noted for pioneering big bands around 1914. Musical director for dance team Vernon and Irene Castle.

JOHN MILLS
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 February 1908
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: An Academy Award winning English actor, who made more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades.

KEN G HALL
 
Date Born: Friday 22 February 1901
 
Description: Australian film director

MARNIE NIXON
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 February 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The credits for her many dubbing roles did not appear on the titles of any of the films. Nixon was credited only until the movies were released on Video yearslater.

MICK GREEN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 February 1944
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He played his trademark Fender Telecaster on albums by the likes of Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry and Van Morrison.

OLIVER
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1983, People magazine ran a feature article on Oliver, describing a happily married father who kept his distance from the music industry.

REX STEWART
 
Date Born: Friday 22 February 1907
 
Description: Cornetist, USA
 
Summary: He also toured Europe and Australia with Jazz at the Philharmonic from 1947 to 1951.

ROBERT YOUNG
 
Date Born: Friday 22 February 1907
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Best known for his role in the TV series ’FATHER KNOWS BEST’ - 1954 - 1960 and ’MARCUS WELBY, MD’ - 1969 - 1976

TEXAS JOHNNY BROWN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 February 1928
 
Description: Guitarist, songwriter, singer
 
Summary: Brown's professional music career started in a band called the Aladdin Chickenshackers, who regularly backed Amos Milburn

DAVID SYLVIAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 February 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: His subsequent solo career has been influenced by a variety of musical styles and genres, including jazz, ambient, electronic, and progressive rock.

DWIGHT YOAKAM
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 February 1956
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist,Actor, Composer. USA
 
Summary: Yoakam was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of Ruth Ann, a key-punch operator, and David Yoakam, a gas-station owner.

GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 February 1658
 
Description: Composer, Germany
 
Summary: Handel was born in Halle in the Duchy of Magdeburg (province of Brandenburg-Prussia) to Georg and Dorothea Händel in 1685, the same year that both Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti were born.

HARRY COHN
 
Date Born: Monday 23 February 1891
 
Description: Director
 
Summary: Harry Cohn, sometimes nicknamed King Cohn, was president and production director of Columbia Pictures.

HARRY HERNI
 
Date Born: Monday 23 February 1948
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Harry is one of Adelaide's finest guitarists and session musician. Harry is mainly known for his work with Adelaide's "Harts" during the mid sixties to the early seventies.

HOWARD JONES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 February 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, keyboardists, UK
 
Summary: He is the eldest of four boys (brothers Roy, Martin, and Paul). Born in Southampton, Hampshire, UK, he spent his early years in Stokenchurch, near High Wycombe.

JOHN NORUM
 
Date Born: Friday 23 February 1962
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Norwegian
 
Summary: John Norum is older brother of Swedish songstress Tone Norum.

JOHNNY WINTER
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1977, he produced the Muddy Waters album Hard Again, and in 1980, Muddy's final effort, King Bee.

PETER FONDA
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 February 1939
 
Description: Actor, Director, USA
 
Summary: Fonda found work on Broadway where he achieved notice in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole, before going to Hollywood to make films.

RUSTY YOUNG
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 February 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Steel Guitar, USA
 
Summary: Rolling Stone Magazine regarded Rusty Young as the "greatest slide guitarist in the world".

THOM BRESH
 
Date Born: Monday 23 February 1948
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, USA
 
Summary: He has performed alongside performers ranging from Bob Hope to Chet Atkins to Gordon Lightfoot.

BUTCH McDADE
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 February 1946
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The Aces came together in Memphis in 1972, first with bassist Jeff Davis and drummer Butch McDade?, who had recorded and toured with singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester.

CLIVE SCOTT
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 February 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: The band's merits include the million-selling 1975 hit single "Sky High", reaching top placing on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Japan.

DAVID FATHEAD NEWMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 24 February 1933
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: In Ray, the 2004 biographical film about Ray Charles, Newman was portrayed by Bokeem Woodbine

DAVID SOYER
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 February 1923
 
Description: Cellist, USA
 
Summary: He played with the NBC Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini.

DENNIS WATERMAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 February 1948
 
Description: Actor, singer, voice-over artist, UK
 
Summary: "I Could Be So Good For You", which was a top three UK hit in 1980 and a top 10 hit in Australia, and was written by his then-wife Patricia Waterman with Gerard Kenny.

FELIX WERDER
 
Date Born: Friday 24 February 1922
 
Description: Composer of classical and electronic music, Australia
 
Summary: His published and recorded music includes symphonies, chamber music for all combinations, solo concerti, choral works and operas/

GEORGE BOTSFORD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 February 1874
 
Description: Comoser of music, USA
 
Summary: Botsford moved to New York City and became a Tin Pan Alley composer.

GEORGE THOROGOOD
 
Date Born: Friday 24 February 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: The song 'Who Do You Love', another hit of the driving sound of Thorogood in 1979.

JOANIE SOMMERS
 
Date Born: Monday 24 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Sommers began singing in church choirs as a way to deal with "a difficult childhood", and in 1951 at age 10, appeared on a Buffalo television program singing Hank Williams' Your Cheating Heart.

KRISTEN DAVIS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 February 1965
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: An American actress, known for playing the role of Charlotte York Goldenblatt on HBO's Sex and the City.

MARJORIE MAIN
 
Date Born: Monday 24 February 1890
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the part, and portrayed the character in nine more Ma and Pa Kettle films.

MICHEL LeGRAND
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 February 1932
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Arranger, (French)
 
Summary: Legrand has composed more than two hundred film and television scores, several musicals, and made well over a hundred albums.

MYRA TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 February 1917
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz singer and songwriter. She began performing as a teen and continued performing into her nineties.

NICKY HOPKINS
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 February 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He is regarded as one of the most important session musicians in rock history, playing on countless hit recordings by leading British and American acts.

RUPERT HOLMES
 
Date Born: Monday 24 February 1947
 
Description: Composer, Producer, Sessions Musician, USA
 
Summary: Holmes was born in England. His father, Leonard Goldstein, was a United States Army Warrant Officer and bandleader, his mother, Gwen, was English, and both were musical.

SAMMY KERSHAW
 
Date Born: Monday 24 February 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He established the Sammy Kershaw Foundation in his hometown of Kaplan, donating millions of dollars for the betterment of poverty-stricken children.

STEVE BERRIOS
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 February 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Steve Berrios was a jazz drummer and percussionist born in New York, New York.

STEVE JOBS
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 February 1955
 
Description: Apple Inc.
 
Summary: An American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder,[6] chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006.

WANDRA MERRELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 February 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Composer and Singer. She wrote "Baby Lover" for Petula Clark, "Don't Take It Out on This World" for the Adam's Apples, and other hits for singers

AMANDA KELLER
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 February 1962
 
Description: Australian journalist, radio and television presenter, and media personality.

CHELSEA HANDLER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 February 1975
 
Description: Actress, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: In July 2007, Handler began starring on her own half-hour, late-night comedy series on E! Entertainment Television titled Chelsea Lately. On the show's 100th episode, she revealed to viewers that the network had picked up Chelsea Lately for another 150 episodes.

DANIEL POWTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 February 1971
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, pianist, Canada
 
Summary: He was named the best new artist at the Canadian Juno Awards.

ELKIE BROOKS
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: After she met husband Pete Gage she joined the short-lived fusioneers Dada before forming Vinegar Joe with Gage and Robert Palmer. After three albums, they split up in 1974, and Brooks and Palmer both went solo.

EMITT RHODES
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 February 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Record Producer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Considered by many as "the one man Beatles," his solo recordings of the early 1970s show a clear Paul McCartney influence in both vocals and musicianship.

ENRICO CARUSO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 February 1873
 
Description: Vocalist, Italy
 
Summary: Caruso was also the most popular singer in any genre of the first twenty years of the 20th century.

FARON YOUNG
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 February 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Shreveport, Louisiana, was an American country music singer, predominantly in the honky tonk genre.

FRANK WOODLEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 February 1968
 
Description: Stand-up, television, theatre, books, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian comedian who is best known for his work alongside Colin Lane as part of the comedic duo, Lano and Woodley.

GEORGE HARRISON
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Born in Liverpool, England, to Louise and Harold Harrison, parents of a Roman Catholic family with deep roots in Ireland.

JIM BACKUS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 February 1913
 
Description: Actor,Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Backus was a student at the Kentucky Military Institute, but was expelled for riding a horse through the mess hall. In 1952 he had a brief scene in Don't Bother To Knock with Marilyn Monroe.

KAREN GRASSLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 February 1942
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The series ran for nine seasons, from 1974 to 1983.

RALPH STANLEY
 
Date Born: Friday 25 February 1927
 
Description: Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: Ralph created a unique style of banjo playing, sometimes called "Stanley Style". It evolved from Scruggs style, which is a three finger technique.

TEA LEONI
 
Date Born: Friday 25 February 1966
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1988, Leoni was cast as one of the stars of Angels 88, an updated version of the 1970s show Charlie's Angels. In May 1988, Life magazine ran a story on the casting of this new series.

TOM COURTENAY
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 February 1937
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: The son of Anne Eliza and Thomas Henry Courtenay, a boat painter. He attended Kingston High School there.

ZEPPO MARX
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 February 1900
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: In 1969, Zeppo Marx patented a wristwatch for cardiac patients, which sounded an alarm if the wearer went into cardiac arrest.The last surviving Marx Brother, Zeppo died of lung cancer in 1979 at the age of 78.

BETTY HUTTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 February 1921
 
Description: Actress, vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A daughter of railroad foreman Percy E. Thornburg and his wife, the former Mabel Lum. Her father abandoned the family for another woman and they did not hear from or see him again until 1939, informing them of his death from suicide. P/A

BOB HITE
 
Date Born: Monday 26 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: As a young man he acquired a job in a record store and collected a huge amount of old Blues records.

BRENTON FOSDIKE
 
Date Born: Monday 26 February 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: He has also appeared on many national T.V. shows including the MIDDAY SHOW, DON LANE'S I.M.T. and COUNTDOWN.

BUFFALO BILL
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 February 1846
 
Description: Entrepreneur, USA
 
Summary: Cody got his nickname after he undertook a contract to supply Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with bison meat. P/A

CORINNE BAILEY RAE
 
Date Born: Monday 26 February 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Rae was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2006 in an annual BBC poll of music critics.

EVIE SANDS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 February 1946
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: An American singer and Brooklyn-born singer, songwriter and guitarist, whose career began as a young teenager in the mid-1960s.

FATS DOMINO
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 February 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, pianist, Producer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Domino crossed into the pop mainstream with "Ain't That a Shame" (1955). P/A

JACKIE GLEASON
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 February 1916
 
Description: Actor, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: The son of Mae, a subway change-booth attendant, and Herb Gleason, an insurance auditor.One of two sons of a father from Ireland who abandoned the family, his brother died when Jackie was a boy, Gleason was raised by a loving but troubled, overworked Irish mother who died when he was 19.

JOHNNY CASH
 
Date Born: Friday 26 February 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: "The Man in Black" was born J. R. Cash in Kingsland, Arkansas to his parents both of Scottish descent, and raised in Dyess, Arkansas. By age five, he was working in the cotton fields, singing along with his family as they worked.

JONATHAN CAIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 February 1950
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Keyboardist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Cain released his first record as the Jonathan Cain Band, Windy City Breakdown, in 1976 on Bearsville Records.

MAX MARTIN
 
Date Born: Friday 26 February 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: Martin worked on Spears' first three studio albums which were made in the style of teen-oriented pop.

MICHAEL BOLTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 February 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: Bolton was born in 1953 to a Jewish family in New Haven, Connecticut. The youngest of three children, he received his first record label contract at the age of 15.

MICHAEL PATE
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 February 1920
 
Description: Actor, Writer, Australian
 
Summary: He enjoyed brief success as an author of short stories, publishing works in Australia and the United States.

ORION
 
Date Born: Monday 26 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist. USA
 
Summary: In 1980, this sonic ruse had succeeded to such an extent that Orion was voted as none other than one of "Cashbox" Magazine's top three male country vocalists in the world

SANDIE SHAW
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: At that time, many of the population of Dagenham worked at Ford, and although Shaw had gained a place at art college, she turned it down and decided to work at the plant until her singing career took off.

TONY RANDALL
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 February 1920
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was born to a Jewish family in Oklahoma, the son of Mogscha Rosenberg, an art and antiques dealer, and his wife, Julia Finston.

WILLIAM FRAWLEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 February 1887
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known as Fred Mertz in ’I Love Lucy’ series.And also Uncle Bub in ’My Three Sons’. NPA

BILL HUNTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1940
 
Description: Actor, Australian
 
Summary: An Australian actor of film, stage and television.

BORAT SAGDIYEV
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 February 1972
 
Description: Journalist/broadcaster, singer, actor
 
Summary: Baron Cohen was named Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards for The 11 O'Clock Show, and since then, his work has been further recognised with two BAFTA Awards for Da Ali G Show

CARL ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Anderson was one of 12 children of James and Alberta Anderson. During his junior year of high school, Carl enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a communications technician for two years.

CARL ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor, USA
 
Summary: In total, Anderson released nine jazz and Soul albums as a solo artist, including hits "How Deep Does It Go," "Pieces Of A Heart," "Hot Coffee," and the mega-hit from his self-titled 1986 album, "Friends and Lovers" (a duet with Gloria Loring) which reached the number-two spot on the charts that year and endeared Carl to soap opera fans. Anderson also appeared on albums with other leading artists.

CLAUDE JARMAN JR
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1934
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Jarman was ten years old and in the fifth grade in Nashville, Tenn. when he was discovered in a nationwide talent search by MGM Studios

DAVID ACKLES
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist. Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born into a musical family with in the show business arena.

DEXTER GORDON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1923
 
Description: Saxophonist, US
 
Summary: Gordon was born and grew up in Los Angeles, where his father was a doctor who counted Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton among his patients.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 February 1932
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Taylor was born in Hampstead, the second child of Francis Lenn Taylor and Sara Viola Warmbrodt who were Americans residing in England. P/E

FRANCHOT TONE
 
Date Born: Monday 27 February 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the early 1960s Tone appeared in character roles on TV dramas like Bonanza, Wagon Train, The Twilight Zone, and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

FREDDIE KEPPARD
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 February 1890
 
Description: Cornetist, USA
 
Summary: Keppard was born in the Creole of Color community of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. His older brother Louis Keppard was also a professional musician. Freddie played violin, mandolin, and accordion before switching to cornet.

HARRISON VERRETT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 February 1907
 
Description: Pianist, Teacher, USA
 
Summary: Piano teacher of Fats Domino who would later join Domino on tour etc when Domino was an established artist.

JOANNE WOODWARD
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 February 1930
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie, for See How She Runs (1978)

JOSH GROBAN
 
Date Born: Friday 27 February 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born to a Jewish American father, a descendant of Polish and Russian immigrants and a Norwegian American mother.

LOUIS CLARK
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 February 1947
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: He was the conductor of the orchestra and choir hired to back Electric Light Orchestra's sound, introduced on their album Eldorado in 1974.

PETER ANDRE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1973
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia.
 
Summary: Born to Greek parents Savvas and Thea, André has four older brothers Andrew, Chris, Danny, Michael and one older sister Debbie.

ROY MONTRELL
 
Date Born: Monday 27 February 1928
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Roy Montrell was one of the busiest sessionmen, and one of the most influential guitarists in New Orleans for more than 20 years.

STEVE HARLEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He suffered from polio as achild, spending four years in hospital up to his sixteenth birthday. It was in hospital he first heard Bob Dylan, inspiring him to a career of words and music. PNA

WINIFRED ATWELL
 
Date Born: Friday 27 February 1914
 
Description: Pianist, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Trinidad. Her family owned a pharmacy, and she trained as a druggist, and was expected to join the family business, Winifred, had played the piano since a young age, and went on to achieved popularityworld wide.

ALAN SANDOW
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 February 1952
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: Sherbet (aka Highway or The Sherbs) are one of the most prominent and successful Australian rock bands of the 1970s.

BARBARA ACKLIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born Barbara Jean Acklin the only child of Herman and Hazel Acklin.

BERNADETTE PETERS
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 February 1943
 
Description: Actress, vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The youngest of three children. Her mother Marguerite started her in show business by putting her on the television show Juvenile Jury at the age of three.

BRIAN JONES
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 February 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: His middle-class parents, Lewis Blount and Louisa Beatrice Jones, were of Welsh descent. Brian had two sisters: Pamela, who was born in 1943 and who died on 14 October 1945 of leukemia. And Barbara, born in 1946.

CHARLES DURNING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 February 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Durning's memorable roles include police officers in the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) and crime drama Dog Day Afternoon (1975), along with the comedies Tootsie.

CHARLES DURNING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 February 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA

GEORGE XANTHOS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 February 1928
 
Description: Steel Guitar, Hawaiian Music, Australia
 
Summary: Steel Guitar Legend & Band Member Australia’s ‘Hawking Bros’ George Xanthos Leaves Many Memories. In 1952 he headed a group called "The Trailblazers" in Victoria.

JAMES DENNY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 February 1911
 
Description: Manager, Management
 
Summary: Born James Ray Denney. He changed his last name to Denny was a long-time manager of the Grand Ole Opry Artists Service who went on to become one of the most successful talent agents and song publishers in country music history.

JASON ALDEAN
 
Date Born: Monday 28 February 1977
 
Description: Singer,US

JOHN FAHEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 February 1939
 
Description: Guitaris,USA
 
Summary: John Aloysius Fahey was born in Takoma Park, MD into a musical household--both his parents played the piano.

JOSEPH HUTCHINSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 February 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Joseph had prayed for talented children before the girls were born, and wasted no time in developing their musical skills.

JT WALSH
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 February 1943
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Jack Nicholson dedicated his Academy Award for As Good as It Gets to the memory of Walsh, with whom he had starred in A Few Good Men and Hoffa in 1992.

LUDWIG HIRSCH
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 February 1946
 
Description: Singer/songwriter and actor. Austrian
 
Summary: In 1978 he launched his career as a singer-songwriter and became known for his critical, macabre, and morbid lyrics.

MIKE BRADY - SINGER
 
Date Born: Friday 28 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia,Victoria
 
Summary: After playing in many groups. He started working as a jinglewriter and was very successful. He also started his own record company "Full Moon Records" and a publishing company "Remix Publishing

WILFRED GIBSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 February 1945
 
Description: Violinist, UK
 
Summary: ELO's violinist from February 1972 to July 1973.Before joining ELO he played with the jazz-rock band Centipede

WILLIAM FINN
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 February 1952
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Falsettos is a musical by William Finn that ran on Broadway in 1992 and 1993. Youtube: Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and William Finn perform.

DENNIS FARINA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 February 1944
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Before becoming an actor, Farina served three years in the US Army and then 18 years in the Chicago Police Department's burglary division, from 1967 to 1985.

DINAH SHORE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 February 1916
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was most popular during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s. After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman and both Jimmy Dorsey and his brother Tommy Dorsey.

GIOACHINO ROSSINI - (1792 - 1868)
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 February 1792
 
Description: Composer, Italy
 
Summary: His original scores were found in the Library of Congress in Washington DC after World War II, dated from 1804 when the composer was twelve. Youtube: Gioachino Rossini : The Barber Of Seville - Overture

GRETCHEN CHRISTOPHER
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Fleetwoods were a singing trio from Olympia, Washington, United States; formed in the late 1950s.

JIMMY DORSEY
 
Date Born: Monday 29 February 1904
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Jimmy Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a music teacher and older brother of Tommy Dorsey who also became a prominent musician. P/E

JOE SOUTH
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: South was also a prominent sideman, recording the memorable guitar part on Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools", Tommy Roe's "Sheila". Youtube: Joe South - Games People Play

WILLIAM WELLMAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 February 1896
 
Description: Film Director, USA
 
Summary: Wellman's father was a New England Brahmin of English-Welsh-Scottish and Irish descent.

 
 
 
 

 
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