This Day in Music
 
January 24th: Born on this day
1933, Born on this day, Zeke Carey, singer with The Flamingos. They had the 1959 US No.11 single 'I Only Have Eyes For You' which was a 1975 UK No.1 hit for Art Garfunkel. Carey died on 24th December 1999.
1941, Born on this day, Aaron Neville, singer with The Neville Brothers who had the 1966 US No.2 single 'Tell It Like It Is', and the 1989 UK No.2 single with Linda Ronstadt 'Don't Know Much').
1941, Born on this day, Neil Diamond, singer, songwriter. Had the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Cracklin' Rose' plus over 30 other US & 10 UK Top 40 singles. Wrote 'I'm A Believer', the No.1 for The Monkees. Many acts from Elvis Presley, Lulu and Deep Purple have all covered his songs. With his 2008 album ‘Home Before Dark’ Diamond became the oldest artist to have a US number one, the record was previously held by Bob Dylan in 2006 with ‘Modern Times’.
1941, Born on this day, Ray Stevens, singer, songwriter who had the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Everything Is Beautiful' and scored the 1974 US & UK No.1 single 'The Streak'.
1947, Born on this day, Warren Zevon, singer, songwriter. Zevon had played piano with The Everly Brothers, and during his career recorded over 15 solo albums. Well known for his 1978 single 'Werewolves Of London'. Zevon died on September 7th 2003.
1949, Born on this day, John Belushi, actor and singer who played Joliet 'Jake' Blues in The Blues Brothers who had the 1990 UK No.12 single 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love'. Belushi died of a drug overdose on 5th March 1982.
1955, Born on this day, Jools Holland, English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, who was a founding member of Squeeze who had the 1979 UK No.2 single 'Up The Junction'. Became a TV presenter on the long running UK music show The Tube and then the BBC music show Later... With Jools Holland. He also tours and releases records with the Jools Holland Big Band.
1963, Born on this day, Keech Rainwater, drummer with Lonestar who had the 2000 US No.1 & UK No. 21 single 'Amazed'.
1974, Born on this day, Christopher River Hesse, drummer with Hoobastank who scored the 2004 US No.2 hit 'The Reason'.
1975, Born on this day, Paul Marazzi, singer with A1 who had the 2000 UK No.1 single, 'Same Old Brand New You'.


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