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JERRY HARRISON - AN ARTIST IS BORN - February 21, 2014

Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes to JERRY HARRISON (1949). A keyboardist, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, Harrison rose to prominence as a member of the critically acclaimed New Wave band TALKING HEADS. He was also an original member of the the American proto-punk band THE MODERN LOVERS. Additionally, Harrison has released 3 solo albums, and has produced several well-known artists, including No Doubt, Rusted Root, Violent Femmes, and Crash Test Dummies. Harrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Talking Heads back in 2002.

Other notable music birthdays today include singer Nina Simone (1933), bassist Paul Newton (1945), Vince Welnick of The Tubes and the Grateful Dead (1951), The Stranglers bassist Jean-Jacques Brunel (1952), Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate (1960), The Beat singer Ranking Roger (1961), Transvision Vamp singer Wendy James (1966), Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield (1969), former Sublime bassist Eric Wilson (1970), and Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe (1971).