This Day in Music
 
August 26th: Born on this day
1938, Born on this day was English drummer Jet Black (Brian John Duffy), one of the founding members of The Stranglers, and who is now one of the oldest working rock drummers. Before forming The Stranglers, Black was a successful businessman up until the mid-1970s, owning a fleet of ice cream vans.
1940, Born on this day, Nik Turner, Hawkwind, (1972 UK No.3 single 'Silver Machine').
1941, Born on this day, Chris Curtis, drums, The Searchers, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Needles And Pins'1964 US No.3 single 'Love Potion Number Nine'). Died on 28th Feb 2005 at the age of 63 after a long illness.
1948, Born on this day, Valerie Simpson, singer, Ashford and Simpson, (1985 UK No.3 single 'Solid').
1950, Born on this day, Bill and Dick Cowsill, The Cowsills, (1967 US No.2 single 'The Rain The Park & Other Things', 1969 US No.2 single the theme from 'Hair'). TV's Partridge Family was based on the family.
1952, Born on this day, Billy Rush, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, (1978 album 'Hearts Of Stone').
1954, Born on this day, Michael Chetwood, Keyboards, T'Pau, (1987 UK No.1 single 'China In Your Hand', 1987 US No.4 single 'Heart And Soul').
1954, Born on this day, Steve Wright, BBC radio DJ and TV presenter, (1982 UK No.40 single 'I'm Alright').
1957, Born on this day, John O'Neill, The Undertones (1980 UK No.9 single 'My Perfect Cousin').
1965, Born on this day, Annie Holland, Elastica, (1995 UK No.13 single 'Waking Up').
1966, Born on this day, Dan Vickrey, guitarist, Counting Crows (1994 UK No.28 single 'Mr Jones', 1996 US No.1 album 'Recovering The Satellites').
1966, Born on this day, Shirley Manson, vocals, Garbage, (1996 UK No. 4 single 'Stupid Girl').
1969, Born on this day, Adrian Young, drummer, No Doubt, (1997 UK No.1 single 'Don't Speak', 1997 No.1 US album 'Tragic Kingdom').
1990, Born on this day, Lil' Chris, English singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence in 2006 after appearing on the Channel 4 series Rock School, which saw KISS vocalist and bassist Gene Simmons make a rock band at Lil' Chris' school. Lil' Chris took his own life on 23rd March 2015 at his home in Lowestoft after a period of depression.


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