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Birthdays in Music in February 1950

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Mike Campbell, American guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Breakdown), born in Panama City, Florida
  • Feb 1 Rich Williams, American guitarist (Kansas), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Feb 4 James Dunn, American vocalist (Stylistics), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 4 Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
  • Feb 4 Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
  • Feb 5 Ann Sexton, American vocalist (You're Gone too Long), born in Greenville, South Carolina

Person of interestNatalie Cole

Feb 6 Natalie Cole, American vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • Feb 6 Punky Meadows, American rock guitarist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 8 Michael Goodroe, rock bassist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Feb 11 Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
  • Feb 12 Steve Hackett, English rock guitarist (Genesis-GTR), born in Pimilco, London
  • Feb 13 Peter Gabriel, English rock vocalist (Genesis, In Your Eyes), born in Surrey, England
  • Feb 14 Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist/actor (Brussels by Night)
  • Feb 14 Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
  • Feb 16 Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese acid-folk singer
  • Feb 16 Roman Tam, Hong Kong famous singer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 17 Rick Medlocke, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blackfoot)
  • Feb 19 Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)

Person of interestWalter Becker

Feb 20 Walter Becker, American rock bassist and record producer (Steely Dan-Peg), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
  • Feb 22 Ellen Greene, American vocalist & actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 22 Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Feb 23 Steve Priest, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes), born in London, England

Person of interestGeorge Thorogood

Feb 24 George Thorogood, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers-Bad to the Bone), born in Wilmington, Delaware

Singer and Guitarist George Thorogood
Singer and Guitarist
George Thorogood
  • Feb 25 Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
  • Feb 26 Jonathan Cain, American rock guitarist & keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 28 Stephen Chatman, composer

About February 1950

How Old? 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Feb 1 - Feb 16), Tiger (Feb 17 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)