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Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)

Adrian Smith, Guitarist with splendidly noisy English Heamy metal band Iron Maiden was born 27th February 1957. Iron Maiden hail from Leyton in east London and were formed in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter, Steve Harris. The band’s discography Includes thirty-eight albums, including sixteen studio albums, eleven live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations. …

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Neal Schon (Journey, Santana)

American guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Neal George Joseph Schon was born February 27, 1954. He is best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English. He is Journey’s only constant member, having participated in every album and tour to date. He was also a member of the rock band Santana before forming …

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Johnny van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Johnny van Zant, the current lead singer with Lynyrd Skynyrd was born 27th February 1959. Best known for popularizing the Southern hard rock genre during the 1970s Lynyrd Skynyrd were Originally formed In the summer of 1964, when teenage friends Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, and Gary Rossington formed the band “The Noble Five” in …

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Johnny Cash

Legendary American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas. In March 1935, the family settled in Dyess, Arkansas. He started working in cotton fields at age five, singing along with his family while working. The family farm was flooded on at least two occasions, which later inspired …

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French poet, novelist, and dramatist Victor Marie Hugo was born 26 February 1802 in Besançon, France. Hugo’s childhood was a period of national political turmoil. Napoléon was proclaimed Emperor two years after Hugo’s birth, and the Bourbon Monarchy was restored before his eighteenth birthday. The opposing political and religious views of Hugo’s parents reflected the …

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Johnny Quinn (Snow Patrol)/Sebastian Loeb

Johnny Quinn the drummer with Snow Patrol was born 26th February 1972 Formed at the University of Dundee in 1994. Snow Patrol comprises Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Jonny Quinn (drums), Nathan Connolly (guitar, backing vocals), Paul Wilson (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Tom Simpson (keyboards). Initially an indie rock band, their first three records, the …

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Tim Commerford (Rage against the Machine)

Tim Commerford, American bassist with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave was born 26th February 1968. He first played bass for a band called Juvenile Expression with Zack de la Rocha, who also played in a band called which in de la Rocha’s words, were “about completely detaching themselves from society seeing themselves as spirits, …

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Anthony Burgess

Controversial English Writer and Composer John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL (Anthony Burgess) was Born 25 February 1917 in Harpurhey, Manchester. Burgess was predominantly seen as a comic writer, and although this was how his works were read, he claimed that his works weren’t intended to be humorous. The dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange is Burgess’s …

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George Harrison

English musician, singer and songwriter George Harrison, was born 25 February 1943. He chieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band’s primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Here Comes the Sun” and …

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BRIT Awards winners 2017

Mastercard British Album The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep for You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It David Bowie – Blackstar – WINNER Kano – Made in the Manor Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate Skepta – Konnichiwa International male solo artist Bon Iver Bruno Mars Drake – WINNER Leonard Cohen …

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