This Day in Music
June 25th: Born on this day
1935, Born on this day, Eddie Floyd, US soul singer, (1966 US No.28 & 1967 UK No.19 single 'Knock On Wood'). Wrote '634-5789 a 1966 hit for Wilson Pickett.
1939, Born on this day, Harold Melvin, US soul singer and pianist. (1972 US No.3 & 1974 UK No.9 single 'If You Don't Know Me By Know'). He died on March 24th 1997.
1940, Born on this day, Clint Warwick, bass, The Moody Blues, (1965 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Go Now', left in 1966). Died from liver disease on May 18th 2004.
1945, Born on this day, Carly Simon, US singer, songwriter, (1973 UK No.3 and US No.1 single 'You're So Vain', 1974 US No.5 single with James Taylor 'Mockingbird'). In 2015, after keeping quiet for more than 40 years, Carly Simon admitted that 'You're So Vain' was about Warren Beatty, but only one verse of it. Simon said the other verses were about two other men.
1946, Born on this day, Allen Lanier, guitar, keyboards, Blue Oyster Cult, (1976 US No.12 & 1978 UK No.16 single 'Don't Fear The Reaper').
1946, Born on this day, Ian McDonald, sax, King Crimson, Foreigner, (1985 UK & US No.1 single 'I Want To Know What Love Is').
1952, Born on this day, Tim Finn, singer, songwriter, Split Enz, (1980 UK No.12 single 'I Got You'). Crowded House, (1992 UK No.7 single 'Weather With You'). Solo and Finn Brothers.
1954, Born on this day, David Paich, vocals, keyboards, Toto, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa').
1963, Born on this day, Georgios Panayiotou (George Michael) UK singer, songwriter, Wham! (1984 UK & US No.1 single 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go', 1st solo No.1 single 1984 UK & US 'Careless Whisper', plus 7 other UK & US No.1 singles and over 10 other UK Top 40 hits'). Michael died at his home in England on 25th Dec 2016 aged 53.
1972, Born on this day, Mike Kroeger, bass, 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').
1991, Born on this day, Charlie Salt, English singer and bassist of the indie pop band Blossoms. Their the self-titled debut studio album peaked at No.1 on the UK chart in Aug 2016.


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