This Day in Music
 
April 23rd: Born on this day
1936, Born on this day, Roy Orbison, singer, songwriter, who had a 1964 UK & US No.1 single with ‘Pretty Woman’ plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles. With the Traveling Wilburys he had a 1988 UK No.21 single with ‘Handle With Care’. Orbison died on December 6th 1988. Read the full story


1939, Born on this day, Ray Peterson, US singer, (1960 US No.7 single 'Tell Laura I Love Her').
1949, Born on this day, John Miles, singer, songwriter, guitarist, (1976 UK No.3 single 'Music'). Also worked with Alan Parson's, Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker and Tina Turner.
1955, Born on this day, Ray Burns, (Captain Sensible), The Damned, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Eloise') solo (1982 UK No.1 single 'Happy Talk').
1960, Born on this day, David Gedge, vocals, guitar, The Wedding Present, (UK indie band, during 1992 they released 1 single every month giving them 12 Top 30 hits, making them the only group to score more than 10 new hits in one year).
1960, Born on this day, Steve Clark, guitarist with Def Leppard, who had a 1987 UK No.6 single with ‘Animal’, a 1987 worldwide No.1 album with Hysteria and a 1988 US No.1 single with ‘Love Bites’. Clark died on January 8th 1991, aged 30 after a night of heavy alcohol consumption combined with prescription drugs.
1964, Born on this day, Simon Matthews, drummer with English group Jesus Jones who had the 1990 US No.2 hit with 'Right Here Right Now' and the 1991 UK No.7 single 'International Bright Young Thing'.
1968, Born on this day, Paul Clifford, bass, The Wonder Stuff, (1991 UK No.1 single 'Dizzy', with Vic Reeves).
1968, Born on this day, Stan Frazier, Sugar Ray, (1999 UK No. 10 single 'Every Morning').
1985, Born on this day, Taio Cruz, English singer-songwriter, producer. 2009 UK No.1 single 'Break Your Heart.'
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