This Day in Music
September 19th: Born on this day
1931, Born on this day, Brook Benton, US singer, (1959 UK No.28 single 'Endlessly', 1979 US No.4 single 'Rainy Night In Georgia'). He died on 9th April 1998.
1934, Born on this day, Brian Epstein, Beatles manager and manager of other Liverpool acts. Died of an accidental overdose of brandy and barbiturates on 27th August 1967.
1935, Born on this day, Nick Massi, The Four Seasons, (1976 UK & US No.1 single 'December 1963, Oh What A Night'). Massi died on 24th December 2000.
1940, Born on this day, Bill Medley, The Righteous Brothers, (1965 UK & US No.1 single 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin').
1940, Born on this day, Paul Williams, US songwriter. Wrote The Carpenters hits 'We've Only Just Begun' & 'Rainy Day's and Mondays.'
1941, Born on this day, Lee Dorman, Iron Butterfly (1968 US No.14 single 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'). Dorman was found dead aged 70 in a vehicle in Orange County on 21st Dec 2012.
1943, Born on this day, Cass Elliott, singer, Mamas and the Papas, who scored the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Monday Monday'. After the breakup of The Mamas & the Papas, Elliot embarked on a solo career and had the 1968 hit 'Dream a Little Dream of Me' from her solo album of the same name. Elliott died from a heart attack on 29th July 1974 while staying at Harry Nilsson's London flat in the UK.
1945, Born on this day, Freda Payne, US soul singer, (1970 US No.3 & UK No.1 single 'Band Of Gold').
1945, Born on this day, David Bromberg, US guitarist, fiddle, mandolin player worked with Bob Dylan.
1946, Born on this day, John Coghlan drums, Status Quo, (left in 1982), 1977 UK No.3 single 'Rockin' All Over The World' plus 50 other UK Top 75 singles since 1968).
1947, Born on this day, Lol Creme, vocals. guitar, 10cc, (1975 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'I'm Not In Love', plus 10 other UK Top 30 hits including 2 No.1's). Godley And Creme (1981 UK No.3 single 'Under Your Thumb'). Now a video producer.

1949, Born on this day, Twiggy, (Lesley Hornby), 60's model, singer, 1976 UK No.17 single 'Here I Go Again').
1951, Born on this day, Daniel Lanois, producer, singer. Produced Peter Gabriel album, 'So', along with albums by Brian Eno, U2, (The Joshua Tree), Robbie Robertson, & Bob Dylan. Lanois released the 1990 solo album 'Acadie'.
1952, Born on this day, American musician, producer Nile Rodgers the lead guitarist and co-founding member with Bernard Edwards of the band Chic who had the 1978 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Le Freak'. Produced Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, David Bowie (Let's Dance album), with several hit singles including 'China Girl', 'Modern Love' and the title track, 'Let’s Dance'.
1957, Born on this day, Rusty Egan, The Rich Kids, (1978 UK No.24 single 'Rich Kids'), Visage, (1981 UK No.8 single 'Fade To Grey').
1958, Born on this day, Lita Ford, The Runaways, solo, (1989 UK No.47 single with Ozzy Osbourne 'Close My Eyes Forever').
1963, Born on this day, Jarvis Cocker, singer, Pulp, (1995 UK No.2 single 'Common People', 1995 UK No.1 album 'Different Class').
1964, Born on this day, Trisha Yearwood, country singer. She sang backing vocals on Garth Brooks' first album.
1969, Born on this day, saxophonist, Candy Dulfer, (1990 UK No. 6 single 'Lily Was Here' with David A Stewart).
1971, Born on this day, Paul Winterhart, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Hey Dude').
1973, Born on this day, Alan Jay "A. Jay" Popoff, pop punk band Lit.
1977, Born on this day, Ryan Dusick drummer, Maroon 5, who had the 2004 UK No.1 album ‘Songs About Jane’, the 2004 US No.1 & UK No.4 single ‘She Will Be Loved’. Dusick left the band in 2006.


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