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Music Birthdays - Week of February 7

February 7
1887 – Eubie Blake, American musician and composer (d. 1983)
1898 – Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
1920 – Oscar Brand, Canadian folk musicologist
1934 – Earl King, American musician (d. 2003)
1934 – King Curtis, American saxophonist (d. 1971)
1949 – Joe English, American drummer (Wings)
1956 – Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
1962 – David Bryan, American musician (Bon Jovi)
1968 – Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
1974 – J Dilla, American record producer (d. 2006)
1974 – Danny Goffey, British musician (Supergrass)
1975 – Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)

February 8
1932 – John Williams, American composer and conductor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc.)
1937 – Joe Raposo, American composer (d. 1989) (Sesame Street)
1941 – Tom Rush, American singer and songwriter
1942 – Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (d. 2004)
1943 – Creed Bratton, American actor and musician (The Grass Roots, The Office)
1948 – Dan Seals, American singer (d. 2009) (English Dan and John Ford Coley, solo)
1948 – Ron Tyson, American singer (The Temptations)
1956 – Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)
1961 – Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
1963 – Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
1971 – Mika Karppinen, Finnish drummer (HIM)
1974 – Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
1980 – Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet)

February 9
1914 – Ernest Tubb, American singer (d. 1984)
1939 – Barry Mann, American singer
1942 – Carole King, American singer
1943 – Barbara Lewis, American singer and songwriter ("Hello Stranger")
1947 – Joe Ely, American musician
1947 – Major Harris, American R & B singer (Philadelphia soul)
1960 – Holly Johnson, British singer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1963 – Travis Tritt, American singer
1981 – The Rev, American musician (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
1989 – Gia Farrell, American singer

February 10
1914 – Larry Adler, American musician (d. 2001)
1929 – Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (d. 2004)
1937 – Roberta Flack, American singer
1944 – Rufus Reid, American jazz musician
1947 – Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
1949 – Nigel Olsson, British drummer (Elton John)
1958 – Michael Weiss, American jazz musician
1962 – Cliff Burton, American musician (Metallica) (d. 1986)
1979 – Daryl Palumbo, American musician (Glassjaw, Head Automatica)

February 11
1918 - Wesley Rose, American country music executive (d. 1990)
1935 – Gene Vincent, American musician (d. 1971)
1938 – Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer and songwriter (d. 2007)
1939 – Gerry Goffin, American lyricist
1941 – Sergio Mendes, Brazilian musician
1947 – Roy Carrier, American Zydeco musician (d. 2010)
1947 – Derek Shulman, English musician (Gentle Giant)
1962 – Sheryl Crow, American musician
1973 – Ethan Iverson, jazz pianist
1973 – Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician (Burzum, Mayhem)
1974 – D'Angelo, American singer
1974 – Alex Jones, American radio host
1977 – Mike Shinoda, American musician (Linkin Park and Fort Minor)
1979 – Brandy, American singer and actress
1981 – Kelly Rowland, American singer
1985 – William Beckett, American singer (The Academy Is...)
1991 – Christofer Ingle, American musician (Never Shout Never)

February 12
1911 - Stephen H. Sholes, American country music executive (d. 1968)
1914 – Tex Beneke, American musician and band leader (d. 2000)
1935 – Gene McDaniels, American singer ("A Hundred Pounds of Clay")
1939 – Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (The Doors)
1944 – Moe Bandy, American singer
1950 – Steve Hackett, English guitarist (Genesis)
1952 – Michael McDonald, American musician (The Doobie Brothers, solo)
1955 – Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer
1956 – Brian Robertson, Scottish musician (Thin Lizzy and Motörhead)
1958 – Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
1963 – Ed Lover, American radio personality (Yo MTV Raps)
1968 – Chynna Phillips, American singer (Wilson Phillips)
1970 – Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies)

February 13
1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)
1920 – Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)
1928 – Dorothy McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
1945 – King Floyd, American musician (d. 2006) ("Groove Me")
1949 – Judy Dyble, British singer/songwriter (Fairport Convention)
1950 – Peter Gabriel, English musician (Genesis), composer and humanitarian
1956 – Peter Hook, English bassist (Joy Division and New Order)
1961 – Henry Rollins, American musician, comedian, and actor (Black Flag)
1970 – Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer
1971 – Sonia, British singer
1974 – Robbie Williams, English singer
1976 – Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
1978 – Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist (My Dying Bride)