This Day in Music
 
August 29th: Born on this day
1924, Born on this day, Dinah Washington, US singer, (1959 US No.8 single 'What A Diff'rence A Day Makes', 1961 UK No.35 single 'September In The Rain'). She died on 14th December 1963.
1943, Born on this day, Dick Halligan Keyboards, flute, vocals, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').
1945, Born on this day, Chris Copping, Procol Harum, 1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', and scored the hits 'Homburg', 'Conquistador'
1953, Born on this day, Rick Downey, Blue Oyster Cult, (1978 UK No.16 single 'Don't Fear The Reaper').
1958, Born on this day, Elizabeth Fraser, vocals, Cocteau Twins, (1984 UK No.29 single 'Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops).
1958, Born on this day, Michael Jackson, singer, songwriter, The Jackson Five, The Jacksons, and solo. Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. The music videos for 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean', and Thriller are credited with breaking down racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. His 1982 album Thriller, is the best-selling album of all time. Jackson died on 25th June 2009 at the age of 50, after suffering heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills. Prior to his death, Jackson had been scheduled to perform 50 sold-out concerts to over one million people, at London's O2 arena, from July 13, 2009 to March 6, 2010.
1959, Born on this day, Eddi Reader singer, songwriter, Fairground Attraction, (1988 UK No.1 single 'Perfect'), solo (1994 UK No.33 single 'Patience of Angels').
1963, Born on this day, Jerry Fehily, Hothouse Flowers, (1988 UK No.11 single 'Don't Go').
1967, Born on this day, Chris Gorman, drums, Belly, (1993 UK No.32 single 'Feed The Tree').
1971, Born on this day, Alex Griffin, Neds Atomic Dustbin, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Happy').
1975, Born on this day, Kyle Cook, guitarist, Matchbox 20, (1998 UK No.38 single 'Push', 2000 US No.1 single 'Bent').
1993, Born on this day, Liam Payne from English-Irish pop boy band One Direction who formed after finishing third in the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010. Scored the 2011 UK No.1 single 'What Makes You Beautiful' and the 2013 No.1 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)'.


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