This Day in Music
September 21st: Born on this day
1923, Born on this day, Jimmy Young, UK singer (and BBC radio presenter until 2003). Scored the 1955 UK No.1 single 'Unchained Melody' plus ten other UK Top 40 hit singles.
1934, Born on this day, Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, painter, poet, and novelist. Cohen is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor. He wrote 'Hallelujah' which was first released on Cohen's studio album Various Positions in 1984 which was covered by John Cale, which formed the basis for a later cover by Jeff Buckley. Cohen died on 7th Nov 2016 at the age of 82 at his home in Los Angeles.
1936, Born on this day, Dickey Lee, US singer, (1962 US No.6 single 'Patches'). Had several US pop hits, then turned to country music in 1971 and had four top-ten country hits, including Rocky, No.1 in 1975.
1943, Born on this day, David Hood, American bassist best known as part of the studio backing band known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Alabama. He has played with many artists including, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Traffic, The Staple Singers, Frank Black, Odetta, John Hiatt, Etta James and Willie Nelson.
1947, Born on this day, Don Felder, guitar, vocals, The Eagles, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m).
1954, Born on this day, Phil Taylor, Motorhead, (1980 UK No.15 single 'Ace Of Spades'). Taylor died on 11th Nov 2015 aged 61.
1959, Born on this day, British singer Corinne Drewery with Swing Out Sister who scored the 1986 UK No.4 single 'Breakout'.
1967, Born on this day, Faith Hill, American country singer who had the 1993 US country No.1 'Wild One' and the 1998 UK No. 13 single 'This Kiss'. Known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill has sold over 40 million records worldwide and scored eight No.1 singles and three No.1 albums on the US Country charts. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2009 Billboard named her as the No.1 Adult Contemporary artist of the decade 2000-2009.
1967, Born on this day, Timmy T, US singer, (1991 US No.1 single 'One More Try', not a hit in the UK).
1967, Born on this day, Tyler Stewart, drums, Barenaked Ladies, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'One Week').
1968, Born on this day, Jon Brooks, drums, The Charlatans, (1990 UK No.9 single 'The Only One I Know', 1996 UK No.3 single 'One To Another', plus 3 UK No.1 albums).
1968, Born on this day, Trugoy, (David Jude), De La Soul, (1990 UK No.7 single 'The Magic Number').
1972, Born on this day, David Silveria, drums, Korn, (1998 UK No.23 single 'Got The Life', 1998 US No.1 album 'Follow The Leader').
1972, Born on this day, Liam Gallagher, vocals, Oasis. Their first single was the 1994 UK No.31 'Supersonic'. Their 1994 UK No.1 album Definitely Maybe became the fastest selling UK debut album ever. Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 reader poll by Q magazine. Gallagher was later the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist after the dissolution of both previous bands.
1973, Born on this day, Jimmy Constable, 911, (1998 UK No.2 single 'More Than a Woman')
1977, Born on this day, Sam Rivers, bass, Limp Bizkit, (2001 UK No.1 single 'Rollin' & US & UK No.1 album 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water').
1984, Born on this day, Wale (Olubowale Victor Akintimehin), American rapper who had the 2014 US No.1 album The Gifted.
1989, Born on this day, American singer-songwriter, actor and dancer, Jason Derulo, who had the hits 'Wiggle', 'In My Head', 'Whatcha Say' and 'Talk Dirty'. Since the start of his career Derulo has sold over 50 million singles.


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