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7 February 2016 (GMT)

Today's musician birthdays

  King Curtis was born on this day in 1934. He died on 13 August 1971, aged 37.

  Jimmy Greenspoon was born on this day in 1948. He died on 11 March 2015, aged 67.

Alan Lancaster is 67 today, born in 1949.

  Mark St John was born on this day in 1956. He died on 5 April 2007, aged 51.

David Bryan is 54 today, born in 1962.

Garth Brooks is 54 today, born in 1962.

Sully Erna is 48 today, born in 1968.

Wes Borland is 41 today, born in 1975.

Today's musician deaths

  Matt Monro died on this day in 1985, aged 54.

  Dave Peverett died on this day in 2000, aged 56.

  Joe B Mauldin died on this day in 2015, aged 74.

 

Today's band spotlight
Queen
Brian May is 68 years 6 months 19 days old. He was born on 19 July 1947
Roger Taylor is 66 years 6 months 12 days old. He was born on 26 July 1949
John Deacon is 64 years 5 months 19 days old. He was born on 19 August 1951
  Freddie Mercury was 45 years 2 months 19 days old when he died on 24 November 1991, 25 years ago
Freddie would be 69 years 5 months 2 days old if still alive today. He was born on 5 September 1946

 

10 musicians randomly selected from our database
  David 'Honeyboy' Edwards was 96 years 2 months 1 day old when he died on 29 August 2011
  Ed Cassidy was 89 years 7 months 2 days old when he died on 6 December 2012
  Jim Marshall was 88 years 8 months 7 days old when he died on 5 April 2012
Tom Paxton is 78 years 3 months 7 days old. He was born on 31 October 1937
Al Jarreau is 75 years 10 months 26 days old. He was born on 12 March 1940
Aretha Franklin is 73 years 10 months 13 days old. She was born on 25 March 1942
Booker T Jones is 71 years 2 months 26 days old. He was born on 12 November 1944
John Paul Jones is 70 years 1 month 4 days old. He was born on 3 January 1946
John Wetton is 66 years 7 months 26 days old. He was born on 12 June 1949
Rick Vito is 66 years 3 months 25 days old. He was born on 13 October 1949

 

Musicians in our database: 2378

The 5 most recent additions are...
  Maurice White was 74 years 1 month 16 days old when he died on 4 February 2016
Fabian Forte is 73 years 1 day old. He was born on 6 February 1943
David T Walker is 74 years 7 months 13 days old. He was born on 25 June 1941
  Colin Vearncombe was 53 years 8 months old when he died on 26 January 2016
Clarence Carter is 80 years 24 days old. He was born on 14 January 1936
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