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Musical Birthday Notes – February 23rd

Howard Jones keyboardist/singer/songwriter – best known for 80’s hits including – No One Is To Blame – Things Can Only Get Better – What Is Love – 1955

Brad Whitford – multi-award winning guitarist/songwriter – Aerosmith – 2001 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1952

Jeff Beres – bass/songwriter/vocals – Sister Hazel – group hits include – All For You – 1971

Rusty Young – guitar/pedal-steel guitar/banjo/dobro/singer/songwriter – Poco – 2013 Steel Guitar Hall of Fame – group hits include – Crazy Love – Heart Of The Night – 1946

Terry “Tex” Comer – bass – best known with – Ace – 1975 hit – How Long (Has This Been Going On) – 1949

Michael “The Whip” Wilton – guitarist/co-founder of – Queensryche – 1990 hit – Silent Lucidity – 1962

Steve Holycountry singer – hits include – Good Morning Beautiful – Brand New Girlfriend – 1972

John Norum – guitarist/songwriter/vocals – founder of rock group – Europe – known for hit – The Final Countdown – 1964

Steve Priest – singer/songwriter/keyboards/harmonica/bass – founding member of – The Sweet – 1948

Lars-Olof Johansson – keyboards/guitar – The Cardigans – Up The Mountain – 1973

Skylar Grey/Holly Brook Hafermannsinger/songwriter/musician – 1986

Chris Vrenna – producer/engineer/songwriter/musician – associated acts include – Nine Inch NailsMarilyn MansonTweaker – 1967

Larry “Squirrel” Demps – R&B-soul-pop singer – The Dramatics – hits include – Me & Mrs. Jones – In The Rain – Whatcha See Is Whatya  Get – 1949

David Sylvian – singer/songwriter/musician – Japan solo artist – 1958

Mike Maxfield – guitar – The Dakotas – best known for – Cruel Sea – 1944

Robert “Rob” James Collins – keyboards – The Charlatans – (2/23/1963 – 7/22/1996)

Maria Petronella “Ria” Brieffies – singer – best known with all girl group – The Dolly Dots – (2/23/1957 – 7/20/2009)

Johnny Winter (John Dawson Winter III) award winning blues-rock singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer – 63rd on the list of Rolling Stone Magazines “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” – 1988 Blues Hall of Fame – 2003 Blues Foundation Hall of Fame – (2/23/1944 – 7/16/2014)

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    Peter Frampton's 1976 US #1 album 'Frampton Comes Alive' was pressed in 'automatic sequence', with sides one and four on one record, followed by sides two and three on the other - to make it easier to listen through the whole album in sequence on automatic record changers.

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    In 1967, folk singer Joan Baez was sentenced to 45 days in prison for talking part in a anti- war demo.

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  • Quote of the Day
    "I'll give The Rolling Stones about another two years. I'm saving for the future, I bank all my song royalties for a start." Mick Jagger, 1964.
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