This Day in Music
July 27th: Born on this day
1933, Born on this day, Nick Reynolds, The Kingston Trio, (1958 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Tom Dooley' plus nine other US Top 40 hits).
1943, Born on this day, Al Ramsey, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, (1965 US No.1 single 'This Diamond Ring' plus 11 other US Top 40 hits).
1944, Born on this day, Bobbie Gentry, US singer, songwriter, notable as one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material. Gentry rose to international fame with her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative 'Ode to Billie Joe' in 1967. The track spent four weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and sold over three million copies all over the world. Her album Fancy brought her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
1947, Born on this day, Andy McMaster, Motors, (1978 UK No.4 single 'Airport').
1949, Born on this day, Maureen McGovern, singer, (1973 US No.1 single 'The Morning After').
1949, Born on this day, Rory MacDonald, bass, vocals, Runrig, (1995 UK No.18 single 'An Ubhal As Airde, The Highest Apple').
1950, Born on this day, Michael Vaughn, guitar, Paper Lace, (1974 UK No.1 single 'Billy Don't Be A Hero', 1974 US No.1 single 'The Night Chicago Died').
1953, Born on this day, Suzi Carr (Will To Power,) singer, 1989 UK No.6 single 'Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird').
1960, Born on this day, Conway Savage, bass, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, (1996 UK No.36 single with PJ Harvey, 'Henry Lee').
1962, Born on this day, Karl Mueller, bass, Soul Asylum, (1993 US No.5 and UK No.7 single 'Runaway Train').
1964, Born on this day, Rex Brown, bass, Pantera, (1994 UK No.19 single 'I'm Broken').
1967, Born on this day, Juliana Hatfield, US singer, songwriter, (1993 UK No. 71 single 'My Sister').
1974, Born on this day, Pete Yorn, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and drummer who first gained recognition after his debut 2001 record, Musicforthemorningafter.
1975, Born on this day, Fred Mascherino, American guitarist and singer with Taking Back Sunday and Terrible Things. Mascherino also worked with The Lemonheads.


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