This Day in Music
June 20th: Born on this day
1920, Born on this day, Danny Cedrone American guitarist and bandleader, best known for his work with Bill Haley & His Comets. Cedrone played the lead guitar break on 'Rock Around the Clock' with Bill Haley and His Comets. He died on 17th June 1954, ten days after the session, of a broken neck after falling down a staircase.
1924, Born on this day, Chet Atkins, guitarist, 1960 UK No.46 single 'Teensville'. Recorded over 100 albums during his career, major influence on George Harrison and Mark Knopfler. Atkins died on June 30th 2001, aged 77.
1936, Born on this day, Billy Guy, The Coasters. The American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group scored the 1958 US No.1 single 'Yakety Yak', the 1959 US No.2 and UK No.6 single 'Charlie Brown', as well as 'Young Blood' and 'Poison Ivy'.
1936, Born on this day, Mickie Most, record producer. Member of The Most Brothers during late 50s. Produced hits for The Animals, Hermans Hermits, Lulu and Jeff Beck. Ran his own label, RAK during the 1970s, hits with Hot Chocolate, Suzi Quatro and Mud. Most died on May 30th 2003, aged 67.
1937, Born on this day, American pop singer and songwriter Jerry Keller, who scored the 1959 UK No.1 and US No. 14 single 'Here Comes Summer'). A One Hit Wonder in the UK. Keller went on to be a number-one-call vocalist for television jingles throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
1942, Born on this day, Brian Wilson American singer, songwriter with The Beach Boys who scored the 1966 UK & US No.1 single 'Good Vibrations', plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles. The 1966 classic album Pet Sounds is widely considered to be one of the most influential albums in music history. Wilson released and toured the 'lost' Beach Boys Smile album in 2004.

1946, Born on this day, Canadian singer Anne Murray who scored the 1978 US No.1 & UK No.22 single 'You Needed Me'. Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the US charts.
1949, Born on this day, American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer Lionel Richie, who with The Commodores had the 1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Three Times A Lady'. Solo hits include the 1984 UK & US No.1 single 'Hello'. He co-wrote the 1985 charity single 'We Are the World' with Michael Jackson.
1953, Born on this day, Alan Longmuir, from Scottish pop band Bay City Rollers who had the 1975 UK No.1 single 'Bye Bye Baby', plus 11 other UK Top 20 singles', and the 1976 US No.1 single 'Saturday Night'.
1954, Born on this day, Michael Anthony, American bassist who has worked with Van Halen and other acts. Anthony markets a line of hot sauces and related products named Mad Anthony. He has a number of custom-made bass guitars, including a Jack Daniel's model shaped like a whiskey bottle.
1958, Born on this day, Kelly Johnson, from British rock band Girlschool who had the 1981 UK No.5 single with Motorhead, 'St Valentines Massacre EP'.
1958, Born on this day, Simon Underwood, from British post-punk band Pigbag who had the 1982 UK No.3 single 'Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag'.
1960, Born on this day, Chris Gibson, from France-based groupThe Gibson Brothers, who had the 1979 UK No.5 single 'Que Sera Mi Vida' and the hit 'Cuba'.
1960, Born on this day, John Taylor, bass and co-founder of Duran Duran who scored the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know', plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, and the 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'. Also a member of The Power Station who had the 1985 UK No.14 single 'Some Like It Hot'.
1962, Born on this day, American musician Amir Derakh who has worked with Julien-k, Dead By Sunrise and Rough Cutt.
1967, Born on this day, Murphy Karges, from American rock band Sugar Ray who had the 1999 UK No. 10 single 'Every Morning'.
1971, Born on this day, American musician Jeordie Osborne White (Twiggy), bassist with American rock band Marilyn Manson who had the 1998 US No.1 album, Mechanical Animals. Also a member of Goon Moon and A Perfect Circle.
1971, Born on this day, Ian Matthews drummer with Kasabian. Their 2014 release 48:13 became their fourth UK No.1 album. Kasabian won a Brit Award in 2010 for Best British Group.
1972, Born on this day, Chino Moreno, from American alternative metal band Deftones, who had the 2003 US No.2 & UK No.7 album Deftones. Also a member of the side-project groups Team Sleep, Crosses, Saudade, and Palms.
1979, Born on this day, Charlotte Hatherley, guitar, vocals, from Northern Irish alternative rock band Ash who scored the 1995 UK No.11 single 'Girl From Mars' and the 1996 UK No.1 album 1977. Also worked with Client, KT Tunstall and Bat for Lashes.
1982, Born on this day, Elliot Gleave, better known by his stage name Example, English singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. His second studio album, Won't Go Quietly, peaked at No.4 on the UK Albums Chart.


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