This Day in Music
March 1st: Born on this day
1927, Born on this day, Harry Belafonte, US singer,who had the 1957 UK No.1 & US No.12 single with ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ and a 1957 UK No.2 & US No.5 with ‘Banana Boat Song’. He also scored over 15 US Top 40 albums, including the 1956 Calypso.
1942, Born on this day, Jerry Fisher, vocals, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').
1944, Born on this day, Mike D'Abo, singer, songwriter, Manfred Mann, (1968 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Mighty Quinn'). Wrote 'Handbags & Gladrags' covered by Rod Stewart and Stereophonics. Also wrote 'Build Me Up A Buttercup' a 1968 hit for The Foundations.
1944, Born on this day, Roger Daltrey, vocals, The Who (1965 UK No.2 single My Generation plus over 20 other UK hit singles, 16 US Top 40 singles, rock opera albums 'Tommy' & 'Quadrophenia'). Solo, (1973 UK No.5 single 'Giving It All Away').

1946, Born on this day, Tony Ashton, vocals, keyboards, Ashton Gardner & Dyke, (1971 UK No.3 single 'The Resurrection Shuffle').
1958, Born on this day, Nik Kershaw, singer, songwriter, producer, (1984 solo UK No.2 single 'I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me').
1962, Born on this day, Peter Stephenson, The Shamen, (1992 UK No.2 single 'Ebeneezer Goode').
1963, Born on this day, Rob Affuso, Skid Row, (1989 US No.4 & 1990 UK No.12 single '18 And Life').
1969, Born on this day, Dafydd Leuan, drums, Super Furry Animals, (1998 UK No.12 single 'Ice Hockey Hair').
1969, Born on this day, Christina Bergmark, keyboards, vocals, The Wannadies, (1996 UK No.18 single, 'You And Me Song').
1973, Born on this day, Ryan Peake, guitar, Nickelback, (2002 US No.1 & UK No. 4 single 'How To Remind You', 2001 US No.2 & 2002 UK No.2 album 'Silver Side Up').
1987, Born on this day, Kesha Rose Sebert, (Kesha), 2009 US No.1 single with Flo Rida, ‘Right Round’, solo US No.1 single ‘Tik Tok’.
1994, Born on this day, Justin Bieber, Canadian singer. Bieber is the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100. His 2009 debut single 'One Time' was a Top 30 hit in over 10 countries. With a global fan base, termed as "Beliebers", and over 40 million followers on Twitter, he was named by Forbes magazine in 2012 as the third-most powerful celebrity in the world.


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