This Day in Music
 
April 24th: Born on this day
1942, Born on this day, Barbra Streisand, singer, actress, (1974 US No.1 & UK No.31 single 'The Way We Were', 1980 UK & US No.1 single 'Woman In Love' plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles and 4 other US No.1's).
1945, Born on this day, Doug Clifford, drums, Creedence Clearwater Revival, (1969 UK No.1 and US No.2 single 'Bad Moon Rising' plus 11 other US Top 40 singles, 1970 US & UK No.1 album 'Cosmo's Factory').
1947, Born on this day, Glenn Cornick, bass guitar, Jethro Tull, (1969 UK No.3 and US No.11 single 'Living In The Past'). Cornick died on 29th Aug 2014.
1947, Born on this day, Ann Kelly, The Hues Corporation, (1974, US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Rock The Boat').
1948, Born on this day, Steve York, Manfred Mann, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy').
1951, Born on this day, Nigel Harrison, British bass player with Blondie from 1977-82. Also a member of Silverhead.
1954, Born on this day, Jack Blades, bassist with Night Ranger and Damn Yankees, 1990 album 'Damn Yankies.'
1957, Born on this day, David Jay, Bauhaus, (1982 UK No.15 single 'Ziggy Stardust') also a member of Love & Rockets.
1958, Born on this day, Boris Williams, drums, The Cure, (1992 UK No.6 single 'Friday I'm In Love' plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).
1960, Born on this day, Paula presenter on UK music TV show The Tube. Yates is the ex-wife of Sir Bob Geldof and was the girlfriend of INXS singer Michael Hutchence. Yates died on September 17th 2000.
1963, Born on this day, Billy Gould, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single 'I'm Easy').
1964, Born on this day, Paul Ryder, bass, Happy Mondays, (1990 UK No.5 single 'Step On').
1967, Born on this day, Patty Schemel, Hole, (1995 UK No.16 single 'Doll Parts').
1967, Born on this day, Shannon Larkin, drummer, Ugly Kid Joe, Godsmack, (2003, US No.1 album ‘Faceless’, 2006 US No.1 album ‘IV’).
1968, Born on this day, Aaron Comess, drums, The Spin Doctors, (1993 UK No.3 & US No.7 single 'Two Princes').
1971, Born on this day, Jasbinder Mann (Jas Mann) musician, producer, 1996 UK No.1 single 'Spaceman', No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Spaceman', the fastest selling non-charity single ever. (420,000 copies in 6 days). The song was used as the backing for a Levi Jeans TV commercial.
1974, Born on this day, Brian Marshall, bassist, Creed, (2001 US No.1 & UK No.13 single 'With Arms Wide Open', 2002 US No.1 album, 'Weathered').
1982, Born on this day, Kelly Clarkson, singer, who came to prominence after winning the first season of American Idol, (2002 US No.1 single 'A Moment Like This').
1987, Born on this day, English singer-songwriter Ben Howard who won two BRIT Awards in 2013: British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male Artist.


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