This Day in Music
 
October 20th: Born on this day
1890, Born on this day, Jelly Roll Morton, US pianist, arranger, bandleader, the first great composer in jazz, died 10th July 1941.
1939, Born on this day, Ray Jones, Dakotas, (1963 UK No.18 single 'The Cruel Sea').
1939, Born on this day, Jay Siegel, The Tokens, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight').
1940, Born on this day, Kathy Kirby, UK singer, (1963 UK No.4 single 'Secret Love'). Died 19th May 2011.
1942, Born on this day, John Carter, Ivy League, (1965 UK No.3 single 'Tossing and Turning').
1945, Born on this day, Ric Lee, drummer, Ten Years After, (UK rock group, 1970 UK No.10 single 'Love Like A Man').
1950, Born on this day, Tom Petty, American musician, singer and songwriter. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. He has also performed under the pseudonyms of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbury. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had the 1977 single 'American Girl', the 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', and the 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open'. With the Traveling Wilburys, the 1988 UK No. 21 single 'Handle With Care'. Pettry has also released a string of solo albums, and Throughout his career and has sold over 60 million albums.
1951, Born on this day, Alan Greenwood, keyboards, Foreigner, (1985 UK & US No.1 single 'I Want To Know What Love Is').
1955, Born on this day, Mark Feltham, harmonica player with UK R&B group Nine Below Zero. Feltham has also worked with Rory Gallagher, Roger Daltrey, Deacon Blue, Roy Harper, Annie Lennox, Oasis, Robbie Williams and many other artists.
1958, Born on this day, Mark King, bass, vocals, Level 42, (1986 UK No.3 & US No.12 single Lessons In Love', plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles).
1964, Born on this day, David Ryan, drummer, The Lemonheads, (1993 UK No.14 singles 'Into Your Arms').
1964, Born on this day, Jim Sonefild, drums. vocals, Hootie & The Blowfish, (1995 US No.1 album 'Cracked Rear View' sold over 15m copies. 1995 UK No.50 single 'Hold My Hand').
1965, Born on this day, Norman Blake, guitar & vocals, Teenage Fanclub, (1992 UK No.31 single 'What You Do To Me').
1971, Born on this day, Dannii Minogue, Australian singer, (1991 UK No.8 single 'Love And Kisses' plus 10 other UK Top 40 singles).
1971, Born on this day, Snoop Doggy Dogg, (Calvin Broadus), 1993 US No.1 album 'Doggy Style', 1996 UK No.12 single 'Snoop's Upside Your Head'.
1977, Born on this day, Nicholas Hodgson, drummer, Kaiser Chiefs, (2005 UK No.3 album ‘Employment’, 2005 UK No.6 single 'Oh My God', 2007 UK No.1 single 'Ruby').
1978, Born on this day, Paul Wilson, bass, Snow Patrol, (2006 UK No.1 album ‘Eyes Open’, 2006 UK No.6 single ‘Chasing Cars’).




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