REBEAT News Roundup (February 22 – February 28)

Breaking news


Two mid-century icons are said to be on the mend after suffering illnesses.

Mark Volman, co-frontman of the Turtles, has been deemed cancer-free. Volman was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2015. News broke on February 27 on Twitter, with other co-frontman Howard Kaylan tweeting:

Thanks for all of your positive thoughts. Here to tell the world, Mark (Flo) Volman is Cancer Free!! #turtlesRback

Additionally, Yoko Ono was hospitalized on February 26 after enduring what was thought to be a stroke; however, reports have since said that Ono was dealing with a case of the flu and dehydration. Her son, Sean Lennon, said on Twitter:

Only stroke @yokoono had was a Stroke of Genius! 🙂 She’s really fine. Thanks for all the well wishes! Big Love, Sean

Albums, singles, and tours


Happy birthday!


  • February 23 – Johnny Winter, musician (born in 1944), Brad Whitford of Aerosmith (1952)
  • February 24 – Paul Jones of Manfred Mann (born in 1942)
  • February 25 – George Harrison of the Beatles (born in 1943)
  • February 26 – Fats Domino, singer-songwriter (born in 1928), Johnny Cash, musican (1932)
  • February 28 – Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones (born in 1942)
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Danielle Zabielski (aka “that girl who loves the Bee Gees more than anything else in the whole wide world”) is an artist, freelancer, and radio producer based in Philadelphia. Art and music are the two loves of her life, particularly the art and music of the 1960s through ‘70s.