This Day in Music
February 7th: Born on this day
1924, Born on this day, Dora Bryan, English actress and singer who had the 1963 UK No.20 single 'All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle'.
1934, Born on this day, Earl King, New Orleans Blues guitarist. King died on April 17th 2003 aged 69. He wrote 'Come On, (Let The Good Times Roll').
1934, Born on this day, US sax player King Curtis who was stabbed to death by a vagrant on the front steps of his New York home on 13th August 1971. Curtis worked with John Lennon and had played on The Coasters hit 'Yakety Yak'.
1948, Born on this day, Jimmy Greenspoon, organist with Three Dog Night, who had the 1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mama Told Me Not To Come'. He died on March 11 2015 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 67.
1949, Born on this day, Alan Lancaster, bassist with English group Status Quo. He left the band in 1984. Famous for the 1977 UK No.3 single 'Rockin' All Over The World' plus the Quo have scored over 50 other UK Top 75 singles since 1968.
1959, Born on this day, Brian Travers, saxophonist with UB40, who had the 1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' and over 30 other top 40 hits.
1960, Born on this day, Steve Bronski, from English group Bronski Beat who had the 1984 UK No.3 single 'Smalltown Boy'.
1962, Born on this day, David Bryan, keyboards with Bon Jovi who had the 1987 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Livin' On A Prayer'. Bryan is also the writer of the successful Broadway musical Memphis.
1962, Born on this day, Garth Brooks, US country singer, who had the 1991 US No.1 album 'Ropin' The Wind' which spent 70 weeks on the US chart, and the 1994 UK No.13 single 'The Red Strokes.' Brooks is the biggest selling artist of the 90's with over 60 million sales.
1962, Born on this day, Deborah Bonham, English rock and blues vocalist and the sister of John Bonham the late drummer for the band Led Zeppelin.
1968, Born on this day, Sully Erna, guitar, vocals, Godsmack, who had the 2003, US No.1 album 'Faceless', 2006 US No.1 album 'IV'.
1974, Born on this day, Danny Goffey, drummer with English group Supergrass who had the 1995 UK No.2 single 'Alright', and the 1995 UK No.1 album 'I Should Coco' which spent 35 weeks on the UK chart.
1974, Born on this day, James Dewitt Yancey, (J Dilla or Jay Dee), hip hop producer and MC. He died on Feb 10th 2006 of a rare blood disease at his home in Los Angeles, California.
1975, Born on this day, Wes Borland, guitarist with Limp Bizkit, who had the 2001 UK No.1 single 'Rollin' & US & UK No.1 album 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water'.


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