Born On: February 10th


1914- Larry Adler: Larry Adler, mouth organist, worked as a soloist with many of the world's major symphony orchestras. He played with countless artists from Fred Astaire to George Gershwin and later with Elton John and Sting. Recorded the 1994 tribute album 'Glory Of Gershwin'. He died on August 7th 2001, aged 87.

1929- Jerry Goldsmith: Jerry Goldsmith. Created the music for scores of classic movies and television shows ‘Star Trek’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘Dr. Kildare.’ He died after a long battle with cancer on July 21st 2004, aged 75.

1937- Don Wilson: American musician Don Wilson, guitarist with The Ventures who had the 1960 UK No.4 single 'Perfidia', and the 1960 US No.2 single 'Walk Don't Run'.

1937- Roberta Flack: Roberta Flack, US singer, songwriter, who had the 1972 US No.1 single 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', 1973 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Killing Me Softly With His Song'.

1940- Jimmy Merchant: Jimmy Merchant singer with American-Puerto Rican doo wop group Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, who had the 1956 UK No.1 & US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'. They are also noted for being rock's first all-teenaged act.

1943- Ral Donner: Ral Donner, US singer, who had the 1961 US No.4 & UK No.25 single 'You Don't Know What You've Got Until You Lose It'. Donner died on April 6th 1984.

1946- Clifford T. Ward: Clifford T. Ward, UK, singer, songwriter who had the 1973 UK No.8 single 'Gaye'). Ward died on the 18th December 2001.

1947- Chris Ethridge: American country rock bass guitarist Chris Ethridge. He was a member of the International Submarine Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Ethridge also worked with Nancy Sinatra, Leon Russell, Delaney Bramlett, Johnny Winter, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Jackson Browne, and Willie Nelson. Ethridge died on April 23, 2012 at age 65 from pancreatic cancer.

1949- Nigel Ollson: Nigel Olsson, drummer with the Elton John band who has played on some of John's classic albums including Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, Honky Chateau, and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

1958- Walter Afanasieff : Brazilian-American musician Walter Afanasieff known for his long association with Mariah Carey, for whom he was co-producer and co-writer for several years, beginning in 1990. He won the 1999 Grammy Award in the Record of the Year category for producing 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion.

1958- Norman Harris: Norman Harris, guitarist, songwriter and producer. He worked with The Delfonics, The Trammps and MFSB. Harris died of a heart attack on March 21st 1987.

1962- Cliff Burton: Cliff Burton bass player with Metallica. Burton was killed on September 27th 1987, when the band's tour bus crashed as it was travelling between Stockholm and Copenhagen. He was found crushed to death under the bus.

1977- Rosanna Tavarez: Rosanna Tavarez, singer from Eden's Crush, the American girl group who were created on the American television series Popstars who scored the 2001 Canadian No.1 and US No. 8 single 'Get Over Yourself'.


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