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    I thought a cool thread might be one designed to pay tribute to various musicians on their respective dates of birth - whether living or past. There are birthday lists all over the www and we all know how to access them … so … as often as possible, I’m going to pick a muso who was born on ‘this’ day and post a clip of something of theirs that I enjoy.

    Looking forward to seeing others’ choices here too!

    To start off with then - George Harrison who was born on 24 February 1943.

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    Daniel Powter, born 25 February 1971. He had a huge hit with “Bad Day” (which was released a decade back – is it really that long ago?!), and has since made 4 studio albums although nothing seems to have come close to the success of that first single.



    In other news - Elkie Brooks turns 67 today, and Enrico Caruso was born on this day 142 years ago.
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    Stewart Wood, born 25 February 1957
    of Bay City Rollers
    #1 UK hit in 1975 with this
    I much prefer the Four Seasons version but it none of their birthdays

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    ^Nothing wrong with wandering off track! That’s where the good stuff is found. I listened to the Fours Seasons' version, and get your point!

    Jonathan Cain – born 26 February 1950. Keyboardist and composer with Journey, primarily. He’s still with the Perry-less band and is also associated with Jimmy Barnes and Michael Bolton (who coincidentally turns 62 today, but I’m not going there ) ….

    Never a big fan of Journey myself, there’s no denying their hugely memorable power anthems; so … co-written by Jonathan Cain and the voice – “Who’s Crying Now” …



    PS - ^They're in exalted company. I'm leaving the Cashman to CH ... .
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    Feel free to add JC Ruby....

    I'm not a Journey fan neither, I have one album and don't like it.

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    Fats Domino, born 26 February 1928

    #6 US hit in 1957 with this

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    Johnny Cash was born on this day, 26 February, in 1932. His blend of traditional country and folk is staggering!
    A genuine in your face artist, no bull!

    " WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD, MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT HAPPINESS WAS THE KEY TO LIFE. WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL, THEY ASKED ME WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP. I WROTE DOWN "HAPPY". THEY TOLD ME I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE ASSIGNMENT AND I TOLD THEM THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND LIFE."

    - JOHN LENNON

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    Fats Domino...."the greatest" artist of the 1950s rock era IMO

    John Cash.......the term "sex and drugs and rock n roll" describes his life to a tee and he was doing it all long before Keith Richards did it!
    .....................Cash was the original "country outlaw" artist

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    i'll add Sandie Shaw and Nate Ruess to feb 26th's birthday list...

    Sandie Shaw:
    "always something there to remind me"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7QlMbwqg_8 live performance
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn9LPF_Jlb0 and she's still going string with this 2012 live version with Jools Holland...and yes she's performing barefooted!
    "puppet on a string"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhLlXvkm65Y tv performance...

    Nate Ruess/Fun.
    "some nights"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkBeOisNM0 sounds like Freddie Mercury reincarnated!
    "just give me a reason"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpQFFLBMEPI superb ballad from Nate and the brilliant P!nk

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    Also born on February 26 is Michael Bolton.
    Michael Bolton is 61 years old today.
    Thanks be to God for our blessings.

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