This Day in Music
 
July 20th: Born on this day
1933, Born on this day, Buddy Knox, singer, songwriter who had the 1957 US No.1 & UK No.29 single 'Party Doll' which sold over one million copies. He was the first person in the rock 'n' roll era to write and record a No.1 hit. His other hits include 'Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep' and 'Hula Love'. Knox died of lung cancer on 14 February 1999.
1945, Born on this day, John Lodge, bass, vocals, with English rock band The Moody Blues who had the 1965 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Go Now' and the hits singles including 'Go Now', 'Nights in White Satin' and 'Question'.
1945, Born on this day, Kim Carnes, US female singer, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.10 single 'Betty Davis Eyes').
1946, Born on this day, Wendy Richard, actress, (1962 UK No.1 single with Mike Sarne, 'Come Outside', cast member of UK TV soap 'Eastenders').
1947, Born on this day, Carlos Santana, Mexican and American rock guitarist. Santana had the 1977 UK No.11 single 'She's Not There', and their 1999 US No.1 single 'Smooth' spent eleven weeks at No.1, (also No.1 in the UK). He won eight Grammy Awards for his Supernatural album at the 2000 awards.
1947, Born on this day, Tony Thorpe, from English pop band The Rubettes who had the 1974 UK No.1 single 'Sugar Baby Love'.
1952, Born on this day, Jay Jay French, guitar, Twisted Sister, (1983 UK No.18 single 'I Am, I'm Me', 1984 album 'Stay Hungry').
1955, Born on this day, Jem Finer, banjo, from Irish-British Celtic punk band The Pogues who scored the 1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover' and the 1987 UK No.2 single with Kirsty MaCcoll, 'Fairytale Of New York'.
1955, Born on this day, Marisa DeFranco, from family pop group The DeFranco Family, who scored the 1973 US No.3 single 'Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat', the biggest selling US single of 1973. Based on The Osmonds, the group featured 10 year old Tony DeFranco.
1956, Born on this day, Paul Cook, drums, Sex Pistols, (1977 UK No.2 single 'God Save The Queen', and 1977 UK No.1 album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols'.
1958, Born on this day, Michael McNeil, keyboards, with Scottish rock band, Simple Minds, who had the 1985 US No.1 single 'Don't You, Forget About Me', and the 1989 UK No.1 single 'Belfast Child', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles.
1959, Born on this day, James Irvin, singer from British new wave band Furniture, who had the 1986 UK No.21 single 'Brilliant Mind'.
1962, Born on this day, Dig Wayne, with British new wave group Jo Boxers, who had the 1983 UK No.3 single 'Boxer Beat'.
1964, Born on this day, American musician, singer and songwriter Chris Cornell, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead vocalist and songwriter for the group Audioslave. Cornell died suddenly in Detroit on 17 May 2017 after performing at a show with Soundgarden.
1966, Born on this day, Andrew Levy, bassist from English group The Brand New Heavies, who had the 1994 UK No.13 single with their version of 'Midnight At The Oasis'.
1966, Born on this day, Stone Gossard, guitar, Pearl Jam, (1992 UK No.15 single 'Jeremy', 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'Vs', 1994 US No.1 & UK No.4 album Vitalogy' and 1996 US No.1 & UK No.3 album 'No Code') Also a member of Brad.


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