Born On: February 15th


1941- Brian Holland: Brian Holland, Holland/Dozier/Holland, producer and songwriter who wrote many hits for Motown artists such as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Four Tops, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Freda Payne and Chairmen Of The Board.

1942- Glyn Johns: English musician, recording engineer and record producer Glyn Johns who worked with many artists including Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The WhoThe Beatles, ('Let It Be' sessions), Eagles, the Faces and Led Zeppelin.

1944- Denny Zager: Denny Zager, singer with Zager and Evans who had the 1969 US & UK No.1 single 'In The Year 2525'. Despite the record's huge success, follow-up singles such as 'Mr. Turnkey' went largely unnoticed. Zager now builds custom guitars at Zager Guitars, which is based in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1944- Mick Avory: Mick Avory, drummer with The Kinks who had the 1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 'You Really Got Me', and the 1967 UK No.2 single 'Waterloo Sunset' plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles. He is the longest-serving member of the band, apart from the Davies brothers.

1945- John Helliwell: English musician John Helliwell, saxophonist with Supertramp, who had the 1979 UK No.7 & US No.6 single 'The Logical Song'. Helliwell also played on Pink Floyd's album A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

1947- David Brown: American bassist David Brown who was the primary bass player for Santana from 1966 until 1971, then again from 1974 until 1976. Brown played in Santana at Woodstock and at Altamont in 1969 and on the band's first three studio albums. Brown died on September 4, 2000, due to liver and kidney failure.

1950- Billy Ficca :Billy Ficca, American drummer who put together The Neon Boys with Richard Hell, was a founding member of Television and the experimental post-punk band The Waitresses best known for the 1982 hit 'Christmas Wrapping'.

1952- Melissa Manchester: Melissa Manchester, US singer, songwriter who had the 1975 US No.6 single 'Midnight Blue'.

1955- Hugh Padgham: English record producer and audio engineer Hugh Padgham. His co-productions include hits by Phil Collins, XTC, Genesis, The Human League, Sting, and The Police. He has won four Grammy Awards, for Producer of the Year and Album of the Year for 1985, Record of the Year for 1990, and Engineer of the Year for 1993. A 1992 poll in Mixmagazine voted him one of the world's ‘Top Ten Most Influential Producers’.

1959- Ali Campbell: Ali Campbell, singer with UB40, who had the 1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' and over 30 other top 40 hits. Had the solo 1995 UK No.5 single 'That Look In Your Eye'.

1960- Mikey Craig: Mikey Craig, bassist with Culture Club, who had the 1983 UK No.1 and 1984 US No.12 single 'Karma Chameleon' plus 7 other UK Top 10 singles'.

1974- Tomi Petteri Putaansuu: Tomi Petteri Putaansuu, Mr. Lordi, lead vocalist Lordi. Became Finland's first ever Eurovision Song Contest winners after their song 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' won the contest held in Athens in 2006.

1974- Stuart Richardson: Stuart Richardson, bassist, with Lostprophets, who had the 2004 UK No.8 single 'Last Train Home', and the 2006 UK No.1 album 'Liberation Transmission'.

1976- Ronnie Vannucci Jr: Ronnie Vannucci Jr, drummer from The Killers, who scored the 2005 UK No.1 with their debut album Hot Fuss. Their 2017 album Wonderful Wonderful peaked at No.1 on the US & UK chart. Vannucci is also involved in a side project called Big Talk.

1976- Brandon Boyd: Brandon Boyd, from American rock band Incubus, who had the 2001 US No.9 & UK No.40 single, 'Drive', and the 2004 US No.2 and UK No.6 album A Crow Left of the Murder’, and the 2006 US No.1 album Light Grenades. Worldwide, Incubus has sold over 23 million albums.

1981- Olivia Theresa Longott: Olivia Theresa Longott, US R&B singer, and member of G-Unit, who had the 2005 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Candy Shop' with 50 Cent.

1995- Megan Thee Stallion: American rapper, singer, and songwriter Megan Thee Stallion. Her single ‘Savage (Remix)’ featuring Beyoncé, and she featured on Cardi B's single ‘WAP’, both released in 2020, reached No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.


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