This Day in Music
June 29th: Born on this day
1943, Born on this day, Roger Spear, kazoo, Jew's harp, musical toys, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, 1968 UK No.5 single 'I'm The Urban Spaceman.' Died on 18th January 1990.
1945, Born on this day, Little Eva, US singer. She was babysitting for Carole King and Gerry Goffin who asked her to record a song they had written. It gave her the 1962 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'The Loco-Motion'. She died on April 10th 2003.
1948, Born on this day, Derv and Lincoln Gordon, The Equals, (1968 UK No.1 & US No.32 single 'Baby Come Back').
1948, Born on this day, Ian Paice, drummer, Deep Purple, (1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night'), 1973 US No. 4 single 'Smoke On The Water'). Paice who is the only member to appear on every album the band has released has also worked with Whitesnake and Gary Moore.
1953, Born on this day, Colin Hay, Scottish Australian musician with Men At Work, (1983 UK and US No.1 single 'Down Under').
1957, Born on this day, Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster who co-founded The Go-Betweens who had the 1988 hit 'Streets of Your Town'. Now a solo artists.
1961, Born on this day, American guitarist Greg Hetson best known as the guitarist for the influential hardcore punk bands Redd Kross, Circle Jerks and Bad Religion.
1964, Born on this day, Stedman Pearson, singer, 5 Star, (1986 UK No.3 single 'System Addict', plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles).
1977, Born on this day, Sam Bailey, singer, known for winning the tenth series of The X Factor in 2013.
1978, Born on this day, Nicole Scherzinger, singer, Eden's Crush, (2001 US No. 8 single 'Get Over Yourself'). The Pussycat Dolls, (2005, US No.2 & UK No.1 with their debut single ‘Don't Cha’ featuring Busta Rhymes). The Pussycat Dolls became only the fourth ever girl band to enter the UK charts at No.1 with their debut single. (The other’s being the Spice Girls, B*Witched and Girls Aloud).
1978, Born on this day, Sam Farrar American musician, producer and bassist with Phantom Planet, as well as a touring member of Maroon 5. His father, John Farrar, was a member of The Shadows.
1979, Born on this day, Richard Breen, vocals, Five, (1998 UK No.2 single 'Everybody Get Up', 1999 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Movin').
1979, Born on this day, Tim McCord, bass, Evanescence, (joined in 2006), 2003 UK No.1 & US No.5 single ‘Bring Me To Life’, 2003 UK No.1 & US No.3 album ‘Fallen.’
1983, Born on this day, Aundrea Fimbres American singer with Danity Kane. The band became the first female group in Billboard history to have their first two albums open at the top of the charts.


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