This Day in Music
September 24th: Born on this day
1931, Born on this day, Anthony Newley, UK singer, actor, (1960 UK No.1 single 'Why'). Newley died on 14th April 1999.
1933, Born on this day, American musician Mel Taylor, drummer with The Ventures, who scored the 1960 US No.2 & UK No.8 single 'Walk Don't Run.' Taylor died of lung cancer on 11th August 1996.
1938, Born on this day, American saxophonist and flautist Steve Douglas who recorded with Duane Eddy, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley Willy DeVille, Bob Dylan Ramones and others. On April 19, 1993, while warming up with Ry Cooder, Douglas collapsed and died aged 54. Heart Failure was the official cause of death.
1940, Born on this day, Barbara Allbut, The Angels, (1963 US No.1 & UK No.50 single 'My Boyfriend's Back'). The Angels were the first white girl group to have a US number one hit.
1942, Born on this day, Gerry Marsden, who with Gerry And The Pacemakers had the 1963 UK No.1 single 'How Do You Do It' and the 1965 US No.6 single, 'Ferry Cross The Mersey'. In common with The Beatles they came from Liverpool, were managed by Brian Epstein, and were recorded by George Martin.
1942, Born on this day, Linda McCartney, (Linda Eastman). Wife of Paul McCartney. Photographer, animal rights campaigner, launched her own brand of vegetarian food. Played keyboards with Wings and solo McCartney records. 1971 Paul and Linda McCartney UK No.1 album 'Ram'. She died of breast cancer on 17th April 1998.
1946, Born on this day, American comics creator and musician Carson Osten. He played in the band Woody's Truck Stop, before forming the rock group Nazz with Todd Rundgren in 1967.
1946, Born on this day, American guitarist and producer Jerry Donahue from UK folk group, Fairport Convention, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir'). And has also been a member of Fotheringay.
1946, Born on this day, Kjell Asperud, Titanic, (1971 UK No.5 single 'Sultana').
1969, Born on this day, Shawn Crahan more commonly known by his stage persona "Clown", American musician best known as one of the two custom percussionists and co-founder of the Grammy-winning heavy metal band Slipknot.
1971, Born on this day, Marty Cintron III, No Mercy, (1997 UK No.2 single 'Where Do You Go').
1971, Born on this day, Peter Salisbury, drummer from English rock band The Verve, who had the 1997 album Urban Hymns, one of the best-selling albums in UK Chart history. The album features the hit singles 'Bitter Sweet Symphony', 'The Drugs Don't Work' and 'Lucky Man'.


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