This Day in Music
July 1st: Born on this day
1915, Born on this day, Willie Dixon, blues singer, guitarist, 'the poet laureate of the blues'. Credited with writing more than 500 songs by the end of his life. Wrote classic songs: 'Hoochie Coochie Man', 'I'm Ready', 'You Shook Me', 'I Can't Quit You Baby', 'Little Red Rooster.' Major influence on The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Dixon died on 29th January 1992.
1928, Born on this day, Bobby Day, US singer, had the 1958 hit ‘Rockin Robin’, one half of the duo, Bob And Earl (recorded ‘Harlem Shuffle’ in 1963). Day died on July 27, 1990.
1939, Born on this day, Delaney Bramlett, Delaney & Bonnie, (1971 US No.13 single 'Never Ending Song Of Love', worked with Eric Clapton during the early 70's). Died on 27th Dec 2008.
1945, Born on this day, Deborah Harry, singer, Blondie, who scored five UK No.1 singles including the 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and the 1978 world-wide No.1 album 'Parallel Lines'. As a solo artists she scored the 1986 UK No. 8 single 'French Kissing In The USA'. A former Playboy Bunny, her acting career spans over thirty film roles and numerous television appearances.
1946, Born on this day, June Montiero, singer, The Toys, 1965 US No. 2 & UK No.5 single 'A Lover's Concerto').
1948, Born on this day, John Ford, The Strawbs, (1973 UK No.2 single 'Part Of The Union') Hudson Ford, (1973 UK No.8 single 'Pick Up The Pieces').
1949, Born on this day, John Farnham, Australian singer, songwriter, (1987 UK No.6 single 'You're The Voice').
1951, Born on this day, Fred Schneider, vocals, The B-52's, (1990 UK No.2 & US No.3 single 'Love Shack').
1952, Born on this day, Dan Aykroyd, actor, 'Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers, (1990 UK No.12 single 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love').
1952, Born on this day, Leon Chancler, drummer, percussionist. Worked with Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson's (Billie Jean), Donna Summer, Carlos Santana, The Crusaders, Frank Sinatra, Weather Report, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and John Lee Hooker.
1956, Born on this day, Phil Solem, singer, songwriter, Great Buildings, The Rembrandts, (1990 US Top 20 hit ‘Just the Way It Is, Baby’, 1995, UK No. 3 single ‘I’ll Be There For You’, Theme from Friends).
1959, Born on this day, Edem Ephraim, singer, The London Boys, (UK No.2 single 'London Nights). He was killed in a car crash with London boy partner Dennis Fuller on 21st January 1989.
1960, Born on this day, Evelyn Champagne King, US soul singer, (1982 UK No.7 single 'Love Come Down').
1960, Born on this day, Ted Key, Housemartins, (1986 UK No.1 single 'Caravan Of Love').
1963, Born on this day, Roddy Bottum, keyboards, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single 'I'm Easy').
1964, Born on this day, Pol Burton, drums, Transvision Vamp, (1989 UK No.3 single 'Baby I Don't Care').
1971, Born on this day, Missy Elliott, singer, (1998 UK No.1 single with Melanie B, 'I Want You Back').
1971, Born on this day, Adam MacDougall, keyboards, The Black Crowes. 2007 album Warpaint.

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