This Day in Music
August 1st: Born on this day
1898, Born on this day, Morris Stoloff, arranger, (1956 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Moonglow and Theme From Picnic', arranged film music including 'Lawrence Of Arabia'). Died 6th April 1980.
1942, Born on this day, Jerry Garcia, guitar, vocals, The Grateful Dead. He was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" cover story. Garcia also founded a variety of side projects, including the Saunders–Garcia Band, the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, Legion of Mary, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Garcia died from a drugs-related heart attack on 9th August 1995.
1946, Born on this day, Boz Burrell, Bad Company, (1974 UK No.15 & US No.5 single 'Can't Get Enough'). Member of King Crimson.
1947, Born on this day, Rick Anderson bass, The Tubes, (1977 UK No.28 single 'White Punks On Dope', 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty').
1947, Born on this day, Ricky Coonce, Grass Roots, (1968 US No.5 single 'Midnight Confessions', plus 13 other US Top 40 singles).
1951, Born on this day, Tommy Bolin, guitarist. Joined Deep Purple in 1975, member of Zephyr and The James Gang. Bolin died of a heroin overdose on 4th December 1976.
1953, Born on this day, Robert Cray, singer, Blues guitarist, (1987 UK No.50 single 'Right Next Door, Because Of Me').
1959, Born on this day, Joe Elliott, vocals, Def Leppard, (1987 UK No.6 single 'Animal' 1987 world wide No.1 album 'Hysteria'1988 US No.1 single 'Love Bites').
1960, Born on this day, Chuck D, (Carlton Ridenhour), Public Enemy, (1988 UK No.18 single 'Don't Believe The Hype').
1960, Born on this day, Suzi Gardner, guitar, vocals, L7, (1992 UK No. 21 single ‘Pretend We’re Dead’).
1963, Born on this day, Coolio, (Artis Ivey Jr), 1995 US & UK No.1 single 'Gangsta's Paradise'.
1964, Born on this day, Adam Duritz, Counting Crows (1994 UK No.28 single 'Mr Jones' 1996 US No.1 album 'Recovering The Satellites').
1964, Born on this day, Nick Christian Sayer guitar, Transvision Vamp ,(1989 UK No.3 single 'Baby I Don't Care').
1968, Born on this day, Dan Donegan, guitar, Disturbed, (2005 US No.1 album 'Ten Thousand Fists').
1970, Born on this day, Kenwyn House, guitar, Reef, (1996 UK No. 6 single ‘Place Your Hands’, 1997 UK No.1 album ‘Glow).
1981, Born on this day, Ashley Parker, O-Town, winners of US TV show 'Making The Band' (2001 US No.3 single 'All Or Nothing' 2001 UK No.3 single 'Liquid Dreams').

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