This Day in Music
 
October 24th: Born on this day
1936, Born on this day, Bill Wyman, bass, The Rolling Stones, (1969 UK & US No.1 single 'Honky Tonk Women', and over 30 Top 40 UK & US singles and albums. Quit The Stones in 1993, 1981 UK solo No.14 'Je Suis Un Rock Star'). Now tours with his backing band, The Rhythm Kings, which has featured Albert Lee and Georgie Fame. More on The Rolling Stones
1944, Born on this day, Ted Templeman, Harper's Bizarre, (1967 US No. 13 & UK No.34 single 'The 59th Street Bridge Song, Feelin' Groovy').
1946, Born on this day, Jerry Edmonton, Steppenwolf, (1969 US No.2 & UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild'). Killed in a car crash on 28th November 1993.
1947, Born on this day, Edgar Broughton, vocals, guitar, Edgar Broughton Band, (1970 UK No.39 single 'Out Demons Out').
1948, Born on this day, Dale Griffin, drums, Mott The Hoople, (1972 UK No.3 & US No.37 single 'All The Young Dudes', also BBC radio producer).
1948, Born on this day, Paul and Barry Ryan, identical twins (1965 UK No.13 single with ‘Don’t Bring Me Your Heartaches’). Barry also had a solo 1968 UK No.2 single (No.1 on the NME chart), with ‘Eloise’ written by his brother Paul. Paul died of cancer on 29th November 1992 aged 44.
1959, Born on this day, Weird Al Yankovic, minor US hits parodying songs such as 'Eat It', (Michael Jacksons 'Beat It') and 'Like A Surgeon', (Madonna's 'Like A Virgin').
1962, Born on this day, Debbie Googe, My Bloody Valentine, (1991 UK No.29 single 'To Here Knows When').
1969, Born on this day, Rob Green, Toploader, (2000 UK No.7 single 'Dancing In The Moonlight').
1970, Born on this day, Alonza Bevan, Kula Shaker, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Hey Dude').
1971, Born on this day, Ed Chester, The Bluetones, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Slight Return').
1978, Born on this day, Sabrina Washington, Mis-Teeq, (2001 UK No.2 single 'All I Want').
1979, Born on this day, Ben Gillies, Silverchair, (1997 Australian No.1 & UK No.34 single 'Freak', 1995 Australian No.1 album 'Frogstomp' plus three other Australian No.1 albums).
1980, Born on this day, Monica, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.2 single with Brandy 'The Boy Is Mine').
1986, Born on this day, Canadian rapper, songwriter, and actor Aubrey Drake Graham who records under the mononym Drake. Scored US No.1 albums with ' Thank Me Later', (2010), 'Take Care', (2011), and 'Nothing Was the Same', (2013).




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