This Day in Music
 
April 24th: Born on this day
1942, Born on this day, American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker Barbra Streisand who had the 1974 US No.1 single 'The Way We Were', and the 1980 UK & US No.1 single 'Woman In Love'. She is among a small group of entertainers who have been honored with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. Films include, Funny Girl, The Owl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born.
1945, Born on this day, Doug Clifford, drummer with Creedence Clearwater Revival who scored the 1969 US No.2 & UK No.1 single 'Bad Moon Rising', and the 1970 US & UK No.1 album Cosmo's Factory. The band has sold 26 million albums in the United States alone.
1947, Born on this day, Glenn Cornick, bass guitarist with Jethro Tull from 1967 to late 1970. He played in the three first studio albums of the band, This Was, Stand Up and Benefit. Cornick died on 28th Aug 2014 due to congestive heart failure.
1947, Born on this day, Ann Kelly, from American pop and soul trio The Hues Corporation, who scored the 1974, US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Rock The Boat' which sold over 2 million copies.
1948, Born on this day, Steve York who with Manfred Mann had the 1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' and the 1968 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Mighty Quinn'.
1951, Born on this day, English musician Nigel Harrison who bass player who spent several years as the bassist of the American rock band Blondie during the 1970s and 1980s.
1954, Born on this day, Jack Blades, bassist with Night Ranger and Damn Yankees, 1990 album 'Damn Yankies.'
1957, Born on this day, David Jay from English post-punk band Bauhaus, who had the 1982 UK No.15 single with their version of the David Bowie song 'Ziggy Stardust'.
1958, Born on this day, Boris Williams, drummer with English rock band The Cure who had the 1989 US No.2 single 'Love Song', the 1992 UK No.6 single 'Friday I'm In Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles.
1960, Born on this day, Paula presenter on UK music TV show The Tube. Yates is the ex-wife of Sir Bob Geldof and was the girlfriend of INXS singer Michael Hutchence. Yates died on September 17th 2000.
1963, Born on this day, Billy Gould, bassist from American rock band, Faith No More who had the 1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 hit single with their version of The Commodores 'I'm Easy'. They had the best-selling albums The Real Thing (1989) and Angel Dust (1992).
1964, Born on this day, Paul Ryder, bassist with English alternative rock band Happy Mondays who had the 1990 UK No.5 single 'Step On' and the 1990 hit Kinky Afro'.
1967, Born on this day, Patty Schemel, with American alternative rock band Hole. The band has been noted for being one of the most commercially successful female-fronted rock bands of all time.
1967, Born on this day, Shannon Larkin, drummer, with Ugly Kid Joe, Godsmack, who had the 2003, US No.1 album ‘Faceless’, and the 2006 US No.1 album ‘IV’.
1968, Born on this day, Aaron Comess, drummer, with American rock band The Spin Doctors who had the 1993 UK No.3 & US No.7 single 'Two Princess' and the hit 'Little Miss Can't Be Wrong'.
1971, Born on this day, Jasbinder Mann (Jas Mann) musician, producer, 1996 UK No.1 single 'Spaceman', No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Spaceman', the fastest selling non-charity single ever. (420,000 copies in 6 days). The song was used as the backing for a Levi Jeans TV commercial.
1974, Born on this day, Brian Marshall, bassist, from American rock band Creed, who had the 2001 US No.1 & UK No.13 single 'With Arms Wide Open' and the 2002 US No.1 album, Weathered.
1982, Born on this day, Kelly Clarkson, singer, who came to prominence after winning the first season of American Idol, and scored the 2002 US No.1 single 'A Moment Like This'.
1987, Born on this day, English singer-songwriter Ben Howard who won two BRIT Awards in 2013: British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male Artist.


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