This Day in Music
 
April 1st: Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Rudolph Isley, The Isley Brothers, (1968 UK No.3 single This Old Heart Of Mine', 1973 US No 6 & UK No.14 single 'That Lady').
1942, Born on this day, Alan Blakley, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.11 single 'Silence Is Golden'). He died of cancer 1st June 1996.
1942, Born on this day, Phil Margo, The Tokens, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight').
1945, Born on this day, John Barbata, The Turtles, (US No.1 single 'Happy Together', Jefferson Starship, (1987 UK & US No.1 single 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us').
1946, Born on this day, Arthur Conley, US soul singer, (1967 US No.2 & UK No.7 single 'Sweet Soul Music). He died of cancer on 17th November 2003.
1946, Born on this day, Ronnie Lane, bass player and vocalist with Small Faces. The Small Faces, had a 1967 UK No.3 & US No.16 single with ‘Itchycoo Park’ and a 1968 UK No.1 album with 'Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake'. As The Faces they had a 1972 UK No.6 & US No.17 single with ‘Stay With Me’. Ronnie then formed Slim Chance, who had a 1974 UK No.5 single with ‘How Come’. He died on June 4th 1997, aged 51, after a 20 year battle with multiple sclerosis. More on The Small Faces


1947, Born on this day, Robin Scott, M, (1979 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Pop Muzik').
1948, Born on this day, Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican singer, songwriter, (1969 UK No.6 & US No.25 single 'Wonderful World Beautiful People', 1970 UK No.8 version of Cat Stevens 'Wild World').
1948, Born on this day, Simon Cowe, guitar, Lindisfarne, (1972 UK No.3 single 'Lady Eleanor', 1978 US No.33 single 'Run For Home).
1952, Born on this day, Billy Currie, keyboards, Ultravox, (1981 UK No.2 single 'Vienna', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1954, Born on this day, Jeff Porcaro, drums, Toto, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa'). Porcaro died on 5th August 1992.
1961, Born on this day, Mark White, guitar, keyboards, ABC, (1982 UK No.4 & US No.18 single 'The Look Of Love', plus nine other UK Top 40 singles).
1961, Born on this day, Susan Boyle, Scottish singer, debut 2009 album 'I Dreamed a Dream' was the biggest selling album in the world in 2009.
1964, Born on this day, Leslie Langston, bass, Throwing Muses, (1992 UK No.46 'Firepile EP').
1965, Born on this day, Peter O'Toole, Hothouse Flowers, (1988 UK No.11 single 'Don't Go').
1971, Born on this day, Clifford Smith, (Method Man), Wu-Tang Clan, (1997 US & UK No.1 album 'Wu- Tang Forever').
1981, Born on this day, Hannah Louise Spearitt, vocals, S Club 7, (1999 UK No.1 single 'Bring It All Back'). 2000 UK No.1 album '7' spent over a year on the UK chart.
1986, Born on this day, American country music singer-songwriter, Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum. Winner of seven Grammy awards, seven Academy of Country Music awards, and six Country Music Association awards.




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