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Musical Birthday Notes – February 21st

Mary Chapin Carpenter Grammy winning country singer/songwriter – hits include – Down At The Twist and Shout – Shut Up and Kiss Me – He Thinks He’ll Keep Her – I Feel Lucky – 1958

Jerry Harrison – keyboards/guitar/songwriter/producer – The Talking HeadsThe Modern Lovers – 1949

Paul Newton – bass/vocal – original bassist for – Uriah Heep – other associated acts include – ShinnThe Gods – 1948

Zach Swon – country singer – lead vocalist in country duo – The Swon Brothers – 1985

Eric Heatherlycountry singer/rockabilly guitar style/multi-instrumentalist – known for hit in 2000 for a re-make of the Statler Brothers classic – Flowers On the Wall – 1970

Jean-Jacques “JJ” Burnel – bass/songwriter – best known with – The Stranglers – 1952

Charlotte ChurchWelsh soprano singer/songwriter – classical and pop music – 1986

Ranking Roger – singer/musician – Two Tone –  The Beat (The English Beat)General Public – 1963

Steven Lawrence “Steve” Wynn – musician/songwriter – The Dream Syndicatesolo artist – 1960

Eric Wilson – bass/multi-instrumentalist – best known with – Sublime – 1970

Michael Ward – guitarist/songwriter/producer – associated acts include – The WallflowersSchool of Fish – 1967

Chantal Claret – pop-rock singer/songwriter/actress – best known with – Morningwood – 1982

James Dean Bradfield – alt-rock singer/songwriter/guitar – best known with – Manic Street Preachers – 1969

Vince Welnick – keyboards/vocals  – The TubesThe Grateful Dead – (2/21/1951 – 6/2/2006)

Nina Simoneaward winning singer/songwriter/musician/arranger/composer/activist – (2/21/1933 – 4/21/2003)

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