This Day in Music
 
July 30th: Born on this day
1936, Born on this day, George "Buddy" Guy, American blues guitarist and singer. Critically acclaimed, he is a pioneer of the Chicago blues sound.
1941, Born on this day, Paul Anka, singer, (1957 UK & US No.1 single 'Diana'. The single sold over 9 million copies world- wide). Wrote many classic songs including: 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore', 'Puppy Love' and the lyrics to 'My Way.'
1945, Born on this day, David Sanborn, saxophone, US session player, worked with Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, David Bowie.
1946, Born on this day, Jeffrey Hammond Hammond, bass, Jethro Tull, (1969 UK No.3 & UK No.11 single 'Living In The Past').
1949, Born on this day, Joyce Jones, singer, First Choice, (1973 UK No.9 single 'Smarty Pants).
1949, Born on this day, Hugh Nicholson, Marmalade, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da'').
1956, Born on this day, Phil Phearon, vocals, Galaxy, (1983 UK No.4 single 'Dancing Night').
1957, Born on this day, Chris Miller (Rat Scabies), drums, The Damned, (1986 UK No.3 single 'Eloise').
1958, Born on this day, Kate Bush, UK singer, songwriter, who had the 1978 UK No.1 single 'Wuthering Heights' (at the age of 19). Her 1985 UK No.1 album 'Hounds Of Love' spent 52 weeks on the chart. In 1987, she won a Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, and in 2002 an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Bush was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to music.
1959, Born on this day, Vaughan Toulouse, Dept S. He died from an Aids related illness in 1991, Dept S had the 1981 UK No.22 single 'Is Vic There'.
1966, Born on this day, Craig Gannon, The Bluebells, (1993 UK No.1 single with the re-issued 'Young At Heart',)
1966, Born on this day, Jyoti Mishra, White Town, (1997 UK No.1 single 'Your Woman').
1968, Born on this day, Louise Wener, vocals, Sleeper, (1996 UK No.10 single 'Sale Of The Century').
1968, Born on this day, Sean Moore, drums, Manic Street Preachers, (1996 UK No.2 single 'A Design For Life' 1998 UK No.1 album 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours').


1972, Born on this day, Brad Hargraves, Third Eye Blind, (1997 US No.4 & UK No. 33 single 'Semi- Charmed Life').
1979, Born on this day, Ian Watkins, singer, Lostprophets, (2004 UK No.8 single ‘Last Train Home’, 2006 UK No.1 album ‘Liberation Transmission’).
1980, Born on this day, Seth Avett, lead singer and founding member of the folk-rock band The Avett Brothers. Had the 2013 US No.5 album 'Magpie And The Dandelion'.


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