This Day in Music
 
August 28th: Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Clem Cattini, drums, The Tornadoes (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'Telstar'). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart. Cattini has featured on a record 44 different UK number one singles, from artists such as Tom Jones, T. Rex, The Seekers, Bay City Rollers, Rolf Harris and Hot Chocolate.
1942, Born on this day, Sterling Morrison, guitar, Velvet Underground, (1968 song 'White Light White Heat'). Morrison died of cancer on 30th August 1995.
1943, Born on this day, Ann Lantree, The Honeycombs, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Have I The Right').
1943, Born on this day, David Soul, actor, singer (1977 UK & US No.1 single 'Don't Give Up On Us').
1946, Born on this day, Ken Andrews, Middle Of The Road, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep').
1948, Born on this day, Danny Seraphine, drums, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single 'If You Leave Me Now').
1949, Born on this day, Hugh Cornwell, guitar, vocals, The Stranglers, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Golden Brown', and over 20 other Top 40 hits). Solo.
1949, Born on this day, Martin Lamble drums, Fairport Convention, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir'). Killed on 14th May 1969 when the bands van crashed on the way home from a gig in Birmingham, England.
1951, Born on this day, Wayne Osmond, Vocals, The Osmonds, (1971 US No.1 single 'One Bad Apple', 1971 US 1974 UK No.1 single 'Love Me For A Reason', plus 9 other US & UK Top 40 singles).
1961, Born on this day, Kim Appleby, singer, Mel and Kim, (1987 UK No.1 single 'Respectable').
1965, Born on this day, Shania Twain, Canadian singer, (Eilleen Regina Edwards). Her 1997 album 'Come On Over', became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre, and the best-selling country album of all time selling more than 40 million copies worldwide. Twain has won 5 Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter awards and is sometimes referred to as "The Queen of Country Pop", she is one of the most commercially successful artists of all time, having sold over 80 million albums.
1969, Born on this day, Mary McCartney, a daughter to Paul and Linda McCartney Mary was named after Paul's mother (who he mentioned in the song 'Let It Be').
1969, Born on this day, Jack Black, actor, comedian and musician. One half of the comedy/rock duo Tenacious D with Kyle Gass.
1974, Born on this day, Peter Turner, bass, Elbow, won the Mercury Music Prize for their 2008 album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.
1982, Born on this day, LeAnn Rimes, US singer, known for her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of Star Search, followed by the release of the Bill Mack song 'Blue' when she was 13 to become the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972. Scored the 1997 US No.3 & 1998 UK No.7 single, 'How Do I Live' which spent 30 weeks on the UK top 40 singles chart (the first record, to do so since 'Relax' by Frankie Goes To Hollywood).
1986, Born on this day, Florence Welch, singer, songwriter, Florence and the Machine, who scored the 2009 UK No.1 album ‘Lungs’. Also scored the 2012 UK No.1 single 'Sweet Nothing' with Calvin Harris.


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