This Day in Music
 
May 28th: Born on this day
1910, Born on this day, T- Bone Walker, US blues guitarist, influenced Albert Collins, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Freddy King. Died on 16th March 1975.
1917, Born on this day, Papa John Creech, violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. He died in 1994 aged 76.
1943, Born on this day, Tony Mansfield, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, (1964 UK No.1 & US N0.7 single 'Little Children').
1944, Born on this day, Billy Vera, US singer, (1987 US No.1 single with The Beaters, 'At This Moment' featured in the US TV show, 'Family Ties').
1944, Born on this day, Gladys Knight, singer, The Pips, (1973 US No.1 single 'Midnight Train To Georgia', 1975 UK No.4 single 'The Way We Were' plus 20 other UK Top 40 singles).
1945, Born on this day, John Fogerty, guitar, vocals, Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969 UK No.1 and US No.2 single 'Bad Moon Rising', plus ten other US Top 30 hits, 1970 US & UK No.1 album 'Cosmo's Factory'). Solo and The Blue Ridge Rangers.
1948, Born on this day, Ray Laidlan, Lindisfarne, (1972 UK No.3 single 'Lady Eleanor').
1949, Born on this day, Wendy O. Williams singer with The Plasmatics, a New York punk band who had the 1980 UK No. 55 single ‘Butcher Baby’. She died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds on April 6th 1998.
1955, Born on this day, John McGeoch, guitar, member of Magazine, (1978 UK No.41 single 'Shot By Both Sides'). Also worked with Siouxsie And The Banshees, Armoury Show, Public Image Ltd. Died in his sleep 5th March 2004 aged 49.
1959, Born on this day, Steve Harrington (Steve Strange), vocals, Visage, 1980 UK No.8 single, 'Fade To Grey'. He died on 12th Feb 2015 after suffering a heart attack in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
1962, Born on this day, Roland Gift, singer, Fine Young Cannibals, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'She Drives Me Crazy').
1963, Born on this day, Gavin Harrison, English drummer and percussionist best known for playing with the British progressive rock bands Porcupine Tree and King Crimson.
1968, Born on this day, Australian-born singer, songwriter, and actress Kylie Minogue who scored the 1988 UK No.1 single 'I Should Be So Lucky' plus over 40 other UK Top 40 hit singles). She achieved recognition by starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson and as of 2013, Minogue had worldwide record sales of more than 70 million.
1970, Born on this day, Mark Richardson, drums, Skunk Anansie, (1996 UK No.20 single 'Weak').
1970, Born on this day, Jimi Goodwin, (vocals, bass, guitar), Sub Sub, (1993 UK No.3 single ‘Ain’t No Love, (Ain’t No Use'). Doves, (2002 UK No.3 single ‘There Goes The Fear’ and 2002 UK No.1 album ‘The Last Broadcast’).
1981, Born on this day, Mark Feehily, vocals, Westlife, (Irish boy band, scored 12 UK No.1 singles, first UK No.1 1999 'Swear It Again' plus four UK No.1 albums).
1985, Born on this day, Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter. 2008 Australian No.1 single ‘Bubbly’. 2009 US No.1 album 'Breakthrough'. (Her father, Ken Caillat, co-produced Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Tusk albums).


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