This Day in Music
 
May 24th: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Robert Zimmerman, (Bob Dylan) US folk singer, songwriter. Released over 40 albums since 1964, major influence on The Beatles and The Rolling Stones during the 60's. Biggest hit is 1965 US No.2 single 'Like A Rolling Stone', 1969 UK No.5 single 'Lay Lady Lay', 1964 UK No.1 album 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan'. 2006 album 'Modern Times' entered the US chart at No.1. Also a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
1942, Born on this day, Derek Quinn, Freddie and the Dreamers, (1963 UK No.3 single 'You Were Made For Me', 1965 US No.1 single 'I'm Telling You Now').
1944, Born on this day, Patti Labelle, singer, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.17single 'Lady Marmalade', 1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single with Michael McDonald, 'On My Own'.
1945, Born on this day, Dave Peacock, Chas & Dave, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Ain't No Pleasing You').
1946, Born on this day, Steve Upton, Wishbone Ash, (1972 UK No.3 album 'Argus', & 8 other Top 40 albums).
1947, Born on this day, Albert Bouchard, drummer, guitarist, songwriter, Blue Oyster Cult, (1976 US No. 12 and 1978 UK No.16 single 'Don't Fear The Reaper').
1947, Born on this day, Cynthia ‘Plaster’ Caster, groupie who became famous for making plaster cast’s of rock star’s penises and breasts. Clients included Jimi Hendrix and members from MC5, Television, The Kinks and various road managers.
1955, Born on this day in Memphis, Tennessee, was American singer-songwriter and author, Rosanne Cash, the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin. She won a Grammy in 1985 for 'I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me', and has received twelve other Grammy nominations. She has had 11 No.1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two gold records.
1956, Born on this day, Larry Blackmon, lead singer with Cameo, (1986 UK No.3 single 'Word Up').
1960, Born on this day, Guy Fletcher, multi-instrumentalist, Roxy Music, (joine Roxy Music in 1981 for their 'Avalon' world tour). Also worked with Bryan Ferry, Dire Straits an Mark Knopfler.
1962, Born on this day in 1962, Gene Anthony Ray, ‘Leroy’ in TV’s ‘Fame’. Axed from the show in 1984, after his mother was jailed for running a drug ring. He danced with The Weather Girls in their video of ‘It's Raining Men.’ Leroy died on November 19th 2003.
1967, Born on this day, Heavy D, US rapper, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Now That We Found Love'). He died on November 8, 2011, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 44.
1969, Born on this day, Rich Robinson, guitar, The Black Crowes, (1991 UK No.39 single 'Hard To Handle', 1992 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion').
1969, Born on this day, Tommy Page, (1990 US No.1 single 'I'll Be Your Everything', No. 53 in the UK.
1976, Born on this day, Alessandro Cortini, keyboards, Nine Inch Nails, (2005 US No.1 album 'White Teeth').


MORE FROM THIS DAY IN MUSIC

Otis Redding Bohemiam Rhapsody Tom Petty
I Am The Walrus Bat Out Of Hell The Eagles


Gibson Guitars John Lennon Shot McCartney Death Myths



See music landmarks in our free iPhone and iPad app - Rocking All Over The World



Search by artist or keyword:
Or by date: