Born On: February 14th


1937- Magic Sam: American Chicago blues musician Magic Sam. He had the 1963, his single 'Feelin' Good (We're Gonna Boogie), but his career was cut short when he suddenly died of a heart attack in December 1969. He was 32 years old.

1940- Bob Kerr: English comic musician Bob Kerr who was a member of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. He later joined The New Vaudeville Band, before forming his own Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band.

1945- Vic Briggs: Vic Briggs, guitarist with The Animals, who had the 1964 UK & US No.1 single 'House Of The Rising Sun'.

1946- Doug Simril: Doug Simril, guitar, piano, with the Steve Miller Band, who had the 1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single 'The Joker'. Also worked with Boz Scaggs.

1947- Tim Buckley: Tim Buckley, singer, songwriter who recorded the 1972 album 'Greetings From LA'. His singer, songwriter son Jeff Buckley drowned while swimming in 1997. Tim himself died on June 29th 1975 of a heroin and morphine overdose.

1950- Roger Fisher: Roger Fisher, from American rock band Heart who scored the 1987 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Alone'. Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide.

1951- Sylvain Sylvain: American rock guitarist Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls. Along with the Velvet Underground and the Stooges, they were one of the first bands of the early punk rock scenes. He died from cancer on January 13, 2021, age 69.

1951- Kenny Hyslop: Kenny Hyslop, from Slik who had the 1976 UK No.1 single 'Forever And Ever'. Also a member of Skids who had the 1979 UK No.10 single 'Into The Valley' and Simple Minds, who had the 1985 US No.1 single 'Don't You, Forget About Me', and the 1989 UK No.1 single 'Belfast Child'.

1964- Rob Jones: Rob "The Bass Thing" Jones from British alternative rock band The Wonder Stuff who had the 1991 UK No.1 single with their version of the Tommy Roe hit 'Dizzy' (with Vic Reeves). He died in New York on 31 July 1993, aged 29 due to heart problems caused by drug related causes.

1972- Rob Thomas: American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rob Thomas with Matchbox Twenty who had the 2000 US No.1 single 'Bent' and his 'Lonely No More' released in 2005 became his biggest selling solo chart success. Thomas sang on the 1999 US No.1 single 'Smooth' by Santana and also had the 2005 US No.1 solo album Something To Be. Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony, Travis Tritt and Daughtry have all covered his songs.

1978- Dwele: American soul singer, songwriter and record producer, Dwele, who featured Kanye West's fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on the hit song 'Power'.

1994- Becky Hill: Becky Hill, English singer and songwriter. She rose to prominence after appearing on the first series of The Voice UK. In 2014 she became the first The Voice UK contestant to score a UK number one when the song, ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ with Oliver Heldens topped the UK Singles Chart


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