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Music Birthdays - Week of February 28

February 28
1942 – Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (d. 1969)
1948 – Bernadette Peters, American actress and singer
1957 – Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
1957 – Cindy Wilson, American singer (The B-52's)
1969 – Patrick Monahan, American singer (Train)
1977 – Jason Aldean, American country singer
1978 – Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter
1988 – Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter and actress

(February 29)
1792 – Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer (d. 1868)
1904 – Jimmy Dorsey, American bandleader (d. 1957)
1972 – Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002)
1972 – Saul Williams, American rapper, poet, and actor
1976 – Ja Rule, American rapper and actor
1980 – Chris Conley, American musician
1980 – Justin Meacham, American bassist (Avenged Sevenfold)

March 1
1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer (d. 1849)
1904 – Glenn Miller, American bandleader (d. 1944)
1927 – Harry Belafonte, American actor and musician
1944 – Roger Daltrey, English musician (The Who)
1958 – Nik Kershaw, English musician
1960 – William Bennett, English musician (Whitehouse)
1963 – Rob Affuso, American drummer
1963 – Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
1963 – Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
1965 – Mary Lou Lord, American singer/songwriter
1969 – Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
1973 – Ryan Peake, Canadian guitarist (Nickelback)
1987 – Ke$ha, American singer
1989 – Sonya Kitchell, American singer
1994 – Justin Bieber, Canadian singer

March 2
1983 – Compact Disc players and discs were released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had only been available in Japan before then.
1900 – Kurt Weill, German composer (d. 1950)
1912 – Henry Katzman, American composer and pianist (d. 2001)
1913 – Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
1934 – Dottie Rambo, American singer (d. 2008)
1938 – Lawrence Payton, American singer and songwriter (The Four Tops) (d. 1997)
1942 – Lou Reed, American singer and guitarist
1943 – Tony Meehan, English drummer (The Shadows) (d. 2005)
1948 – Larry Carlton, American guitarist
1948 – Rory Gallagher, Irish guitarist (d. 1995)
1950 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (d. 1983)
1955 – Jay Osmond, American musician (The Osmonds)
1956 – John Cowsill, American musician (The Cowsills)
1962 – Jon Bon Jovi, American musician (Bon Jovi)
1962 – Scott Sterling, American musician (Scott La Rock) (d. 1987)
1977 – Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)
1980 – Vincent Walker, American musician (Suburban Legends)
1985 – Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
1988 – Keith Jack, British singer and actor

March 3
1923 – Doc Watson, American musician
1947 – Jennifer Warnes, American singer and songwriter
1948 – Snowy White, British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd)
1951 – Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
1953 – Robyn Hitchcock, British musician
1966 – Tone Lōc, American rapper and actor
1968 – Scott Radinsky, American musician (Pulley, Ten Foot Pole)
1986 – Stacie Orrico, American singer

March 4
1678 – Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (d. 1741)
1926 – Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger
1926 – Fran Warren, American singer
1933 – Ann Burton, Dutch jazz singer (d. 1989)
1935 – Nancy Whiskey, Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
1937 – Barney Wilen, French jazz saxophonist (d. 1996)
1938 – Angus MacLise, American percussionist (d. 1979)
1941 – Bobby Shew, American jazz musician
1942 – Gloria Gaither, American gospel songwriter
1942 – David Matthews, American keyboardist
1944 – Bobby Womack, American singer
1946 – David Gittins (Red Stripe), singer (Flying Pickets)
1947 – Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
1947 – Aura Lewis, South African singer
1947 – Bob Lewis, American musician
1948 – Chris Squire, English bassist (Yes)
1951 – Pete Haycock, English guitarist and composer
1951 – Chris Rea, English singer
1954 – Ricky Ford, American jazz tenor saxophonist
1955 – Rowland Charles Gould (Boon Gould) English musician (Level 42)
1956 – Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist
1962 – Jon Durno, bassist (Roman Holliday)
1963 – Jason Newsted, American bassist (Metallica, Voivod)
1964 – Paul Bostaph, American drummer (Testament, Slayer, Exodus, Forbidden)
1966 – Patrick Hannan, drummer (The Sundays)
1967 – Evan Dando, American musician (The Lemonheads)
1971 – Anders Kjølholm, Danish bass player (Volbeat)
1971 – Fergal Lawler, Irish drummer (The Cranberries)
1971 – Jason Sellers, American country music artist
1972 – Buck 65, Canadian hip hop artist, MC and turntablist
1972 – Alison Wheeler, British singer (The Beautiful South)
1975 – Hawksley Workman, Canadian rock singer-songwriter
1976 – Regi Penxten, Belgian DJ and record producer
1976 – Scott Sturgeon, American musician (Choking Victim, Leftöver Crack)
1976 – Jasin Thomason, American guitarist (The Ataris)
1977 – Jeremiah Green, American indie rock band drummer (Modest Mouse)
1977 – Mike Kinsella, American musician (Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, American Football, and Owen)
1977 – Jason Marsalis, American musician
1977 – Rockell (Rachel Alexandra Mercaldo), American musician
1979 – Jon Fratelli, Scottish singer (The Fratellis)
1981 – Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)
1984 – Phillip Inzerillo, American musician

March 5
1933 – Tommy Tucker, American blues singer and pianist (d. 1982)
1938 – Paul Evans, American singer and songwriter
1946 – Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band, The Band) (d. 2007)
1948 – Eddy Grant, Guyana-born singer ("Electric Avenue")
1952 – Alan Clark, English keyboardist (Dire Straits)
1956 – Teena Marie, American singer (d. 2010)
1957 – Mark E. Smith, English singer (The Fall)
1958 – Andy Gibb, English-born Australian singer and teen idol (d. 1988)
1960 – David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
1962 – Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
1970 – John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1971 – Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
1972 – Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
1978 – Papoose, American rapper

March 6
1905 – Bob Wills, American singer (d. 1975)
1925 – Wes Montgomery, American musician (d. 1968)
1944 – Mary Wilson, American singer (The Supremes)
1946 – David Gilmour, British musician (Pink Floyd)
1947 – Kiki Dee, British singer
1964 – Skip Ewing, American country music singer and songwriter
1964 – Madonna Wayne Gacy, American musician (Marilyn Manson)
1968 – Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
1970 – Chris Broderick, American musician (Megadeth)
1972 – Jaret Reddick, American musician (Bowling For Soup)
1973 – Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist (ex-Opeth)