This Day in Music
 
December 6th: Born on this day
1916, Born on this day, Hugo Peretti, songwriter, producer. Wrote many classic hits including, 'Twistin' The Night Away', 'Shout', 'You Make Me Feel Brand New.' Died on 1st May 1986.
1920, Born on this day, Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist, (1962 UK No.12 album 'Time Further Out'). Brubeck died of heart failure one day before his 92nd birthday on December 5, 2012.
1943, Born on this day, Keith West, (Keith Hopkins), UK singer, (1967 UK No.2 single 'Excerpt From A Teenage Opera').
1944, Born on this day, Jonathan King, UK pop mogul, singer, producer, TV presenter, (1965 UK No.4 single 'Everyone's Gone To The Moon', plus 12 other UK Top 40 singles under various names, Bubblerock, Shag, Weathermen, Father Abraphart, Sakkarin). King was jailed for seven years in 2001 for sex attacks on five boys.
1947, Born on this day, Miroslav Vitous, Weather Report, (1976 single 'Birdland', 1977 album Heavy Weather').
1947, Born on this day, Fritz Fryer, The Four Pennies, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Juliet').
1955, Born on this day, Edward Tudor-Pole, vocals, actor, Tenpole Tudor, (1981 UK No.6 single 'Swords Of A Thousand Men'), appeared in the film 'Absolute Beginners' and became the presenter on TV's Crystal Maze.
1955, Born on this day, Rick Buckler, drummer with The Jam who had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four No.1 hits. 'That's Entertainment' and 'Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?' remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK.
1956, Born on this day, Peter Buck, guitar, R.E.M. (1991 UK No.6 & US No.10 single 'Shiny Happy People', plus over 20 Top 40 UK singles, 1992 UK No.1 & US No.2 album 'Automatic For The People').
1961, Born on this day, David Lovering, drums, Pixies, (1990 UK No.28 single 'Velouria').
1962, Born on this day, Ben Watt, Everything But The Girl, (1995 UK No.3 & 1996 US No.2 single 'Missing').
1969, Born on this day, Mark Gardener, Ride, (1992 UK No.9 single 'Leave Them All Behind').
1970, Born on this day, Ulf Ekberg, keyboards, vocals, Ace Of Base, (1993 UK No.1 single 'All That She Wants', 1994 US No.1 single 'The Sign').


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