This Day in Music
 
October 16th: Born on this day
1923, Born on this day, Bert Kaempfert, songwriter, producer, (1961 US No.1 single 'Wonderland By Night'), Presley and Sinatra covered his songs, produced the first recorded Beatles session. He died on 21st June 1980.
1937, Born on this day, Emile Ford, US singer, 1959 UK No.1 single with The Checkmates, 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For''
1938, Born on this day in Koln, Germany, Nico (Christa Paffgen), singer with The Velvet Underground, whose first album, the only one to feature her, was one of the most influential of all time on aspiring musicians. Nico died on 18th July 1988 from a brain haemorrhage, while on holiday in Ibiza. She had hit her head after falling off her bicycle as a result of a minor heart attack.
1942, Born on this day, Dave Loveday, from English Merseybeat band The Fourmost who had the 1964 UK No.6 single 'A Little Loving'.
1943, Born on this day, Fred Turner, bass, vocals, Bachman Turner Overdrive, (1974 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet').
1945, Born on this day, Roger Hawkins, American drummer best known as part of the studio backing band known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Alabama. He played on many hits including, Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves a Woman), Aretha Franklin (Respect,, Wilson Pickett (Mustang Sally, The Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor, Cat Stevens, Duane Allman, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Bobby Bland, Traffic and Willie Nelson.
1947, Born on this day, American musician and songwriter Bob Weir, best known as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. The group released more than 140 albums during their career, the majority of them recorded live in concert.
1952, Born on this day, Cordell Mosson, American bassist who was a member of Parliament-Funkadelic. Mosson died of liver failure on April 18, 2013.
1953, Born on this day, Tony Carey, Rainbow, (1981 UK No.3 single 'I Surrender').
1959, Born on this day, British musician and actor Gary Kemp with Spandau Ballet who became one of the most successful groups to emerge during the New Romantic era and have produced a number of international hits during the 80s including 'True', 'Gold' and 'Through the Barricades.'
1962, Born on this day, Michael Balzary, (Flea), bass, vocals, Red Hot Chili Peppers (1994 UK No.9 single 'Give It Away' and 1992 UK No.26 single 'Under The Bridge', 2002 UK No.1 album By The Way).
1965, Born on this day, Simon Bartholomew from English group The Brand New Heavies, who had the 1994 UK No.13 single with their version of 'Midnight At The Oasis'.
1969, Born on this day, Wendy Wilson, vocals, Wilson Phillips, daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, (1990 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Hold On').
1977, Born on this day, John Mayer, US singer, songwriter, 2003 Grammy award winner for 'Our Body Is A Wonderland', 2004 US No.1 single 'Daughters').


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