This Day in Music
February 28th: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Marty Sanders, from Jay and the Americans, who had the 1969 US No.6 single 'This Magic Moment' plus nine other US Top 30 hits.
1942, Born on this day, Brian Jones, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of The Rolling Stones. Originally the leader of the group, Jones placed an advertisement in Jazz News of 2 May 1962 inviting musicians to audition for a new R&B group. Jones came up with the name the Rollin' Stones while on the phone with a venue owner, who asked 'What are you called?' Jones saw a copy of The Best Of Muddy Waters lying on the floor - and track one was Rollin' Stone Blues. Jones died on July 3rd 1969, after drowning in his swimming pool at his home on Cotchford Farm in East Sussex, under the influence of alcohol and drugs. More on Brian Jones
1942, Born on this day, Joe South, US singer, songwriter who had the 1969 US No.12 & UK No.6 single 'Games People Play'. South worked with Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin. South died on 5th Sept 2012 aged 72.
1943, Born on this day, Donnie Iris, guitarist with Wild Cherry who had the 1976 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Play That Funky Music'.
1945, Born on this day, Ronnie Rosman, from Tommy James & The Shondells who had the 1966 US No.1 single 'Hanky Panky', 1968 UK No.1 single 'Mony Mony'.
1952, Born on this day, Eddie Manion, from Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes who had the 1978 album 'Hearts Of Stone'.
1957, Born on this day, Cindy Wilson, singer and founding member with American new wave rock band The B-52's who had the 1990 UK No.2 & US No.3 single 'Love Shack'.
1957, Born on this day, Ian Stanley, keyboards, with Tears For Fears who had the 1985 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World'.
1957, Born on this day, Phil Gould, drummer with Level 42 who had the 1986 UK No.3 single 'Lessons In Love', plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles.
1966, Born on this day, Ian Brown, singer with The Stone Roses, who had the 1989 UK No.8 single 'Fool's Gold', from their 1989 album 'The Stone Roses'. Had the solo, 1998 UK No.5 single 'My Star'.

1971, Born on this day, Nigel Godrich, Grammy Award-winning UK recording engineer and record producer. Best known for his work with Radiohead. More on Radiohead
1977, Born on this day, Jason Aldean, country music singer, who has scored six No.1 singles including a duet with Kelly Clarkson, and 'Dirt Road Anthem.'
1994, Born on this day, English singer and songwriter Jake Bugg, (born Jake Edwin Kennedy). His self-titled debut album, largely co-written with songwriters Iain Archer, Matt Prime and Crispin Hunt, was released in late 2012 and reached No.1 on the UK Albums Chart.

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