Updated: Feb 7, 2021
1945 - Bob Marley
Bob Marley, singer / songwriter and guitarist who had the 1981 UK No.8 single with ‘No Woman No Cry’, plus over ten other UK Top 40 singles. In July 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of a toe, Marley's health deteriorated as the cancer had spread throughout his body. He died on May 11th 1981. The 1984 ‘Best Of’ album spent 330 weeks on the UK chart. In 1990, February 6th was proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica to commemorate his birth. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
1962 - Axl Rose
American singer, songwriter, Axl Rose, (born William Bruce Rose), lead singer with Guns N' Roses who had the 1987 US No.1 album Appetite For Destruction which spent 158 week's on the UK chart and the 1988 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.6 single 'Sweet Child o' Mine'. Rose has been the lead singer of AC/DC since 2016.
1966 - Rick Astley
Rick Astley, singer who had the 1987 UK & US No.1 single 'Never Gonna Give You Up', which became the UK biggest seller of 87. Astley scored 7 other UK Top 10 hits, and the 1987 UK No.1 album 'Whenever You Need Somebody' spent 34 weeks on UK chart.
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