Music Birthdays – Week of February 14

February 14
1922 – Murray the K, American impresario and disk jockey (d. 1982)
1931 – Phyllis McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1937 – Magic Sam, American blues musician (d. 1969)
1943 – Maceo Parker, American musician (James Brown & The Famous Flames, P-Funk)
1943 – Eric Andersen, American singer-songwriter
1945 – Vic Briggs, British musician (Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Echoes, Steampacket)
1947 – Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (d. 1975)
1950 – Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
1972 – Rob Thomas, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
1975 – Scott Owen, Australian musician (The Living End)
1976 – Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves’ Eyes)
1978 – Dwele, American R&B/Soul singer

February 15
1905 – Harold Arlen, American composer (d. 1986)
1918 – Hank Locklin, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
1941 – Brian Holland, American songwriter and producer
1944 – Mick Avory, British drummer (The Kinks)
1945 – John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
1947 – David Brown, American musician (Santana) (d. 2000)
1951 – Melissa Manchester, American singer
1959 – Ali Campbell, British singer and songwriter (UB40)
1960 – Mikey Craig, British musician (Culture Club)
1967 – Jane Child, Canadian musician
1969 – Bryan Williams, American record executive and rapper
1976 – Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus)
1976 – Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American musician (The Killers)
1977 – Brooks Wackerman, American drummer (Bad4Good, Infectious Grooves, Bad Religion)
1978 – Kimberly Goss, American singer and musician (Sinergy)
1980 – Conor Oberst, American singer and songwriter (Bright Eyes)
1981 – Matt Hoopes, American musician (Relient K)

February 16
1901 – Wayne King, American musician and orchestra leader (d. 1985)
1916 – Bill Doggett, American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist (d. 1996)
1918 – Patty Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters)
1925 – Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist (d. 2004)
1932 – Otis Blackwell, American songwriter and singer (d. 2002)
1934 – Harold Kalin, American singer (d. 2005) (The Kalin Twins)
1934 – Herbert Kalin, American singer (d. 2006) (The Kalin Twins)
1935 – Sonny Bono, American singer, entertainer and politician (d. 1998)
1956 – James Ingram, American Soul/R&B singer
1958 – Ice-T, American rapper and actor
1960 – Pete Willis, English guitarist (Def Leppard)
1961 – Andy Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran, The Power Station)
1965 – Dave Lombardo, Cuban-born drummer (Slayer)
1967 – Damon Reece, English drummer (Spiritualized, Echo & The Bunnymen, Lupine Howl)
1977 – Brad Walst, American bassist (Three Days Grace)
1979 – Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)

February 17
1902 – Orville “Hoppy” Jones, American musician (The Ink Spots) (d. 1944)
1911 – Orrin Tucker, American bandleader and composer
1922 – Tommy Edwards, American singer (d. 1969) (“It’s All In The Game”)
1933 – Bobby Lewis, American singer (“Tossin’ And Turnin'”)
1938 – Buck Trent, American banjo player
1939 – John Leyton, British singer
1940 – Gene Pitney, American singer (d. 2006)
1946 – Dodie Stevens, American singer (“Pink Shoe Laces”)
1949 – Fred Frith, English musician and composer (Henry Cow)
1957 – Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
1962 – David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (d. 1999)
1966 – Michael Lepond, American musician (Symphony X)
1966 – Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004)
1967 – Chanté Moore, American singer
1972 – Billie Joe Armstrong, American musician (Green Day)
1972 – LG Petrov, Swedish singer (Entombed)
1972 – Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
1976 – William Roussel, French musician (Mütiilation)

February 18
1914 – Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (d. 2000)
1934 – Skip Battin, American musician (The Byrds, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Flying Burrito Bros.) (d. 2003)
1941 – Herman Santigo, Puerto Rican singer (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
1941 – Irma Thomas, American R&B singer
1947 – Dennis DeYoung, American musician (Styx)
1948 – Keith Knudsen, American drummer and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (d. 2005)
1952 – Juice Newton, American singer
1953 – Robbie Bachman, Canadian drummer (Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
1956 – Paul Reed Smith, American luthier
1958 – Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth) (d. 1999)
1964 – Paul Hanley, British musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
1965 – Dr. Dre, American record producer and rapper
1969 – Jason Sutter, American drummer (Smash Mouth, American Hi-Fi)
1970 – Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)
1970 – Andy Williams, British musician (Doves)
1970 – Jez Williams, British musician (Doves)
1977 – Sean Watkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Nickel Creek, Works Progress Administration)
1980 – Regina Spektor, Russian/American singer and songwriter
1982 – Juelz Santana, American rapper

February 19
1936 – Sam Myers, American blues musician and songwriter (d. 2006)
1937 – Robert Walker Jr., American blues guitarist
1940 – Smokey Robinson, American R&B singer (The Miracles)
1940 – Bobby Rogers, American Singer (The Miracles)
1943 – Lou Christie, American singer (“Lightning Strikes”)
1946 – Paul Dean, Canadian guitarist (Loverboy)
1948 – Mark Andes, American musician (Canned Heat, Spirit, Firefall, Heart)
1948 – Tony Iommi, English guitarist (Black Sabbath)
1956 – Dave Wakeling, English musician (The (English) Beat, General Public)
1957 – Falco, Austrian singer (d. 1998)
1963 – Seal, English singer
1964 – Doug Aldrich, American musician (Whitesnake)
1965 – Leroy, American musician (Smash Mouth)
1965 – Jon Fishman, American musician (Phish)
1967 – Kate Radley, British musician (Spiritualized)
1969 – Burton C. Bell, American vocalist (Fear Factory)
1975 – Daniel Adair, Canadian Drummer (Nickelback)
1977 – Ola Salo, Swedish singer (The Ark)
1978 – Immortal Technique, American rapper
1979 – Mariska, Finnish rapper
1981 – Beth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip)

February 20
1927 – Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2005)
1937 – Nancy Wilson, American jazz singer
1941 – Buffy Sainte-Marie, Canadian singer
1942 – Charlie Gillett, British radio DJ
1946 – J. Geils, American guitarist (The J. Geils Band)
1950 – Walter Becker, American guitarist (Steely Dan)
1951 – Randy California, American guitarist (Spirit) (d. 1997)
1953 – Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
1954 – Jon Brant, American musician (Cheap Trick 1981-87)
1960 – Kee Marcello, Swedish guitarist
1963 – Ian Brown, English singer (The Stone Roses)
1967 – Kurt Cobain, American musician (Nirvana) (d. 1994)
1972 – K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
1975 – Brian Littrell, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
1976 – Ed Graham, English drummer (The Darkness)
1981 – Chris Thile, American musician (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers)
1985 – Yulia Volkova, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
1988 – Rihanna, Barbadian singer

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Music connoisseur, record collector, St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, DJ and writer wanna-be. I write about music that moves me.
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