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Music Birthdays - Week of February 21

February 21
1933 – Nina Simone, American singer (d. 2003)
1943 – David Geffen, American record producer
1947 – Johnny Echols, American musician (Love)
1949 – Jerry Harrison, American musician and producer (The Modern Lovers, Talking Heads)
1951 – Vince Welnick, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 2006)
1954 – Mike Pickering, English disc jockey and musician
1958 – Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer/songwriter
1960 – Steve Wynn, American singer
1969 – James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician (Manic Street Preachers)
1969 – Corey Harris, American blues musician
1969 – Eric Wilson, American musician (Sublime)
1971 – Randy Blythe, American musician (Lamb Of God)
1973 – Justin Sane, American punk musician (Anti Flag)
1975 – Wish Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
1982 – Chantal Claret, American musician (Morningwood)

February 22
1936 – Ernie K-Doe, American singer (d. 2001) ("Mother-in-Law")
1945 – Oliver, American singer (d. 2000) ("Good Morning Starshine")
1947 – Harvey Mason, Jazz drummer
1950 – Genesis P-Orridge, English musician and performer (Throbbing Gristle)
1955 – Gordon Banks, American guitarist
1968 – Bradley Nowell, American musician (d. 1996) (Sublime)
1974 – James Blunt, English musician

February 23
1944 – Johnny Winter, American musician
1946 – Rusty Young, American country-rock guitarist (Poco)
1950 – Maxi, Irish singer and radio personality
1952 – Brad Whitford, American musician (Aerosmith)
1955 – Howard Jones, British pop singer
1958 – David Sylvian, English musician (Japan, Nine Horses)
1961 – Kelly Hansen, American drummer (Summer Lights)
1962 – Michael Wilton, American musician (Queensrÿche)
1967 – Chris Vrenna, American musician, producer and sound engineer Nine Inch Nails, Tweaker
1973 – Lars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
1974 – Leko, American DJ
1986 – Holly Brook (AKA Skylar Gray), American musician

February 24
1941 – Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
1942 – Paul Jones, English singer (Manfred Mann)
1944 – Nicky Hopkins, British musician (d. 1994)
1947 – Rupert Holmes, English musician ("Escape (The Piña Colada Song)")
1948 – Tim Staffell, English singer (Smile)
1950 – George Thorogood, American singer and guitarist
1958 – Sammy Kershaw, American musician
1962 – Michelle Shocked, American musician
1974 – Chad Hugo, American musician (N*E*R*D) and producer (The Neptunes)
1976 – Matt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio, Heavens)
1976 – Eric Griffin, American rock guitarist (Murderdolls, Wednesday 13)
1978 – John Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
1989 – Trace Cyrus, American musician

February 25
1927 – Ralph Stanley, American musician (The Stanley Brothers)
1929 – Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (d. 2007)
1932 – Faron Young, American singer (d. 1996)
1943 – George Harrison, English musician (The Beatles) (d. 2001)
1945 – Elkie Brooks, English singer
1945 – Herbert Léonard, French singer
1947 – Doug Yule, American bass guitarist (The Velvet Underground)
1950 – Emitt Rhodes, American singer/songwriter (The Palace Guard, The Merry-Go-Round)
1952 – Jerry Chamberlain, American musician (Daniel Amos, The Swirling Eddies)
1954 – John Doe, American musician (X, The Knitters)
1959 – Mike Peters, Welsh musician (The Alarm)
1961 – Chris Pitman, American keyboardist (Guns N' Roses)
1965 – Brian Baker, American guitarist (Minor Threat, Samhain, Dag Nasty, The Meatmen, Bad Religion, Government Issue, Junkyard)
1971 – Dave Harris, American disc jockey
1971 – Daniel Powter, Canadian musician
1973 – Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish singer
1973 – Justin Jeffre, American singer (98 Degrees)
1982 – Bert McCracken, American singer (The Used)
1984 – Lovefoxxx, Brazilian singer (CSS)

February 26
1928 – Fats Domino, American musician
1932 – Johnny Cash, American singer (d. 2003)
1937 – Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
1945 – Bob Hite, American singer and harmonicist (Canned Heat) (d. 1981)
1945 – Mitch Ryder, American musician (The Detroit Wheels)
1947 – Sandie Shaw, English singer
1949 – Emma Kirkby, British singer
1950 – Jonathan Cain, American musician (Journey, Bad English, The Babys)
1953 – Michael Bolton, American singer
1960 – Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke)
1968 – Tim Commerford, American bass player (Rage Against the Machine)
1971 – Erykah Badu, American singer
1979 – Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer
1986 – Juliet Simms, American guitarist and singer (Automatic Loveletter)

February 28
1923 – Dexter Gordon, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1990)
1927 – Guy Mitchell, American singer (d. 1999)
1937 – David Ackles, American singer songwriter (d. 1999)
1938 – Jake Thackray, Engish singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
1951 – Steve Harley, British rock musician (Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel)
1954 – Neal Schon, American musician (Journey)
1957 – Adrian Smith, English musician (Iron Maiden)
1959 – Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1969 – Brad Vander Ark, American musician (The Verve Pipe)
1971 – "Chilli" Thomas, American singer (TLC)
1981 – Josh Groban, American singer