Musical birthdays include:

[1941] –  Jay and the Americans member Marty Sanders (This Magic Moment, Come a Little Bit Closer, Cara Mia)

[1942]  – Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones – d 1969

[1942] – singer songwriter Joe South – d 2012 –  (Games People Play, Hush, Walk A Mile In My Shoes)

[1957] – B-52’s singer Cindy Wilson

[1957] – Tears For Fears (Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Shout) singer Ian Brown

February 28, 1968 – Frankie Lymon was found dead of a drug overdose at his mom’s home in New York.  He and The Teenagers had 6 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including the classic ‘Why Do Fools Fall In Love’.  Frankie Lymon was just 25 years old.

February 28, 1970 – Simon and Garfunkel began a six week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.

February 28, 1974 – Singer Bobby Bloom, who cracked the top 10 with his single ‘Montego Bay’ in 1970, shot himself in the head at his apartment in Hollywood.  He was 28 years old.

February 28, 1984 – Michael Jackson won a record seven Grammy awards which included Best Recording For Children for E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Album of the Year for Thriller, Record of the year and Best Rock Vocal performance for ‘Beat It’,and Beat Pop Vocal Performance, Best R & B Performance, and Best R & B Song for ‘Billie Jean’.

February 28, 1986 – George Michael announced that Wham! would officially split later in the year. (And what’s ndrew doing these days!)

February 28, 1994 – Eric Clapton played his 100th concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London in a charity event for the ‘Children In Crisis organization.


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