This Day in Music
 
February 1st: Born on this day
1934, Born on this day, Bob Shane from The Kingston Trio who had the 1958 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Tom Dooley' plus nine other US Top 40 hits.
1937, Born on this day, Don Everly, guitarist, singer with The Everly Brothers who had the 1958 UK & US No.1 single 'All I Have To Do Is Dream' plus over 25 other UK hit singles.
1937, Born on this day, Ray Sawyer, singer, songwriter with Dr Hook who had the 1972 US No.5 & UK No.2 single 'Sylvia's Mother' plus 9 other US Top 40 hits.
1938, Born on this day, Jimmy Carl Black, drummer who worked with Frank Zappa on his 1970 UK No.9 album 'Hot Rats'. Black died on 1st Nov 2008.
1939, Born on this day, Joe Sample, keyboards with The Crusaders who had the 1979 UK No.5 single 'Street Life'.
1947, Born on this day, Normie Rowe, singer, biggest solo star of Australian pop in the Sixties, who in 1965 had the Australian No.1 single ‘Que Sera Sera’ which spent 11 weeks at the top of the charts.
1948, Born on this day, Rick James, US singer who scored the 1981 US No.3 album 'Street Songs', and the 1981 US No 16 single 'Super Freak part 1'. James was found dead at his Los Angeles home on 6th August 2004.
1954, Born on this day, Mike Campbell, guitarist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers who had the 1977 single 'American Girl', the 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', and the 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open'. Campbell has also worked with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Roger McGuinn, Tracy Chapman, Warren Zevon, George Harrison and Stevie Nicks.


1957, Born on this day, Dennis Brown, reggae singer, who had the 1979 UK No.14 single 'Money In My Pocket'. He died on July 1st 1999.
1968, Born on this day, Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis. Also known as the "Princess of Rock and Roll." Married Michael Jackson in 1994, and separated on 10th December 1995. She was also married to actor Nicolas Cage. Lisa Marie had the UK No.16 single 'Lights Out'.
1969, Born on this day, Patrick Wilson, drummer with American alternative rock band Weezer who had the 1995 UK No.12 single, 'Buddy Holly'.
1971, Born on this day, Ron Welty, drummer with The Offspring who had the 1999 UK No.1 & US No. 59 single 'Pretty Fly, (For A White Guy)', and the 1999 US No.6 & UK No.10 album 'Americana'.
1975, Born on this day, Big Boi, (Antoine Patton), Outkast, US rapper who had the 2001 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Ms Jackson' and the 2004 US No.1 single 'Hey Ya'.
1994, Born on this day, Harry Styles from English-Irish pop boy band One Direction who formed after finishing third in the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010. Scored the 2011 UK No.1 single 'What Makes You Beautiful' and the 2013 No.1 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)'.




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