This Day in Music
September 2nd: Born on this day
1925, Born on this day, Hugo Montenegro, composer, died 6th Feb 1981, (1968 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'The Good The Bad And The Ugly', from the soundtrack to the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film).
1925, Born on this day, Russ Conway, pianist, composer, (1959 UK No.1 single 'Side Saddle', plus 17 other UK Top 40 hits). Conway died on 16th November 2000.
1939, Born on this day, Bobby Purify, singer, (1976 UK No.12 single 'I'm Your Puppet').
1939, Born on this day, Sam Gooden, singer, The Impressions, (1965 US No.7 single 'Lilies Of The Field').
1940, Born on this day, Jimmy Clanton, US singer, (1962 US No.2 single 'A Part Of Me').
1943, Born on this day, Rosalind Ashford, The Vandellas, (1962 US No.2 & 1969 UK No.4 single with The Vandellas, 'Dancing In The Street').
1943, Born on this day, Joe Simon, singer, (1975 US No.8 single 'Get Down, Get Down On The Floor').
1946, Born on this day, Marty Greb, Keyboards, The Buckinghams, (1967 US No.1 single 'Kind Of A Drag').
1946, Born on this day, Billy Preston, US singer, keyboard player. (1973 US No.1 single 'Will It Go Round In Circles', 1978 UK No.2 single with Syreeta 'With You I'm Born Again', and 1969 single 'Get Back' with The Beatles. Died on June 6, 2006.
1951, Born on this day, Mik Kaminski, violin, Electric Light Orchestra, (1979 UK No.3 & US No. 4 single 'Don't Bring Me Down' plus 26 other UK Top 40 hits).
1957, Born on this day, Steve Porcaro, Keyboards, Toto,(1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa').
1958, Born on this day, Fritz McIntyre, Simply Red, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Holding Back The Years').
1958, Born on this day, Jerry Augustyniak, 10,000 Maniacs (1993 UK No.47 single 'Candy Everybody Wants').
1959, Born on this day, Paul Deakin, drums, The Mavericks, (1998 UK No.4 single 'Dance The Night Away').
1969, Born on this day, Cedric Hailey, (K-Ci), Jodeci, vocals, (1995 UK No.17 single 'Freak 'N' You').
1975, Born on this day, Tony Thompson, Hi-Five, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.43 single, 'I Like The Way, The Kissing Game').
1987, Born on this day, Spencer James Smith, drummer, Panic! at the Disco. (2008 Australian No.1 and US & UK No.2 album 'Pretty.Odd.).
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