This Day in Music
 
May 29th: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Roy Crewsdon, Freddie and the Dreamers, (1963 UK No.3 single 'You Were made For Me', 1965 US No.1 single 'I'm Telling You Now').
1945, Born on this day, Gary Brooker, Procol Harum, 1967 UK No.1 and US No.5 single A Whiter Shade Of Pale. and scored the hits 'Homburg', 'Conquistador'. Brooker founded The Paramounts in 1962 with his guitarist friend Robin Trower and has also worked with Eric Clapton, Alan Parsons and Ringo Starr.
1949, Born on this day, Francis Rossi, guitar, vocals, Status Quo, (1977 UK No.3 single 'Rockin' All Over The World', plus 50 other UK Top75 singles since 1968).
1955, Born on this day, Mike Porcaro, bass, Toto, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa'). won an Album of the Year Grammy for 1982's Toto IV. Porcaro died on 15th March 2015 following a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
1956, Born on this day, La Toya Jackson, sister of Michael Jackson. Sang backing vocals with The Jackson 5, has released various singles and albums none of which ever charted in the UK.
1959, Born on this day, Mel Gaynor, drums, Simple Minds, (1985 US No.1 single 'Don't You, Forget About Me', 1989 UK No.1 single 'Belfast Child', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).


1961, Born on this day, David Palmer, ABC, (1982 UK No.4 & US No.18 single 'The Look Of Love', plus nine other UK Top 40 singles).
1962, Born on this day, John Pedder, bass, Babybird, (1996 UK No.3 single ‘You’re Gorgeous’, 1996 UK No. 9 album ‘Ugly Beautiful’).
1963, Born on this day, Blaze Bayley, lead vocalist Blaze, Wolfsbane, Iron Maiden from 1994 to 1999.
1967, Born on this day, Noel Gallagher, guitarist, singer, songwriter, Oasis. First single was the 1994 UK No.31 single 'Supersonic', followed by the 1994 UK No.1 album Definitely Maybe which became the fastest selling UK debut album ever. Their third studio album, Be Here Now (1997), became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history. Gallagher now fronts Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
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1975, Born on this day, Melanie Brown, (Mel B), Scary Spice, The Spice Girls who scored the 1996 UK No.1 & 1997 US No.1 single 'Wannabe', plus eight other UK No.1 singles. She had the solo 1998 UK No.1 single 'I Want You Back' and has now become a television presenter, talent competition judge, and model.
1978, Born on this day, Daniel Pearce, vocals, One True Voice, (2002 UK No.2 single 'Sacred Trust / After You're Gone').


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