This Day in Music
 
July 23rd: Born on this day
1935, Born on this day, Cleveland Duncan, The Penguins, (1954 US No.8 single 'Earth Angel, Will You Be Mine').
1942, Born on this day, Madeline Bell, UK singer, Blue Mink, (1970 UK No.3 single 'Melting Pot').
1944, Born on this day, Dino Danelli, drums, The Young Rascals, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Groovin').
1946, Born on this day, Andy Mackay, sax, woodwind, Roxy Music, (1972 UK No.4 single 'Virgina Plain' and 15 other UK Top 40 singles')
1947, Born on this day, David Essex, UK singer, actor, (1974 UK No.1 single 'Gonna Make You A Star', plus 18 other UK Top 40 singles, 1974 US No.5 single, 'Rock On').
1947, Born on this day, Tony Joe White, US singer, songwriter, (1969 US No.8 single, 'Polk Salad Annie', 1970 UK No.22 single 'Groupie Girl', wrote 'Steamy Windows', UK No.13 single for Tina Turner).
1950, Born on this day, Blair Thorton, guitar, Bachman Turner Overdrive, (1974 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet').
1952, Born on this day, Janis Siegel, singer, Manhattan Transfer, (1977 UK No.1 'Chanson D'amour', 1981 US No.7 single 'Boy From New York City').
1957, Born on this day, Dennis Greaves, guitar, vocals, with UK R&B group Nine Below Zero.
1961, Born on this day, Martin Gore, keyboards, Depeche Mode, (1984 UK No.4 single 'People Are People', plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles, 1990 US No.8 single, 'Enjoy The Silence').
1964, Born on this day, Nick Menza, drums, Megadeth, (1990 UK No.13 single 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 1992 US No.2 album 'Countdown To Extinction'). Menza died on 21st May 2016 after suffering a "massive heart attack" on stage, while performing with his band, OHM, in Los Angeles.
1964, Born on this day, Tim Kellett, keyboards & trumpet, Simply Red, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Holding Back The Years'), Olive, (1997 UK No.1 single 'You're Not Alone').
1965, Born on this day, Rob Dickinson, vocals, Catherine Wheel, (1992 UK No.35 single 'I Want To Touch You').
1965, Born on this day, Slash, (Saul Hudson), guitarist with Guns N' Roses who had the 1988 US No1 and 1989 UK No.6 single Sweet Child O' Mine and the 1991 US and UK No.1 album Use Your Illusion II. The guitarist went on to form the side project Slash's Snakepit and then Velvet Revolver, who had the 2004 US No.1 and UK No.11 album Contraband.
1970, Born on this day, Sam Watters, vocals, Color Me Bad, (1991 UK No.1 single 'I Wanna Sex You Up', 1991 US No.1 single 'I Adore Mi Amor').
1971, Born on this day, Alison Krauss, bluegrass-country singer, songwriter and fiddler. She released her first solo album in 1987 and then was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station. Winner of 1996 Rolling Stone's critic's choice best country artist. Krauss recorded Raising Sand with Robert Plant in 2007 which was nominated for and won 5 Grammys at the 51st Grammy Awards.
1971, Born on this day, Dalvin DeGrate, (Mr Dalvin), vocals, Jodeci, (1995 UK No.17 single 'Freak 'N' You').
1971, Born on this day, Chad Gracey, drummer, Live, (1997 US No.1 album ‘Secret Samadhi’).
1973, Born on this day, Fran Healy, vocals, guitar, Travis, (1999 UK No.1 album 'The Man Who', 1999 UK No.10 single 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me', plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles).
1980, Born on this day, Michelle Williams, Destiny's Child, (2000 US No.1 single 'Say My Name', 2001 US & UK No.1 single and album 'Survivor').
1980, Born on this day, Steve 'Stevo 32' Jocz, drummer, Sum 41, (2001 UK No 13 single 'In Too Deep', 2001 UK No. 7 album 'All Killer No Filler').
1984, Born on this day, Matthew Murphy, vocals, guitar and keyboards for English indie rock band The Wombats.


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