This Day in Music
February 23rd: Born on this day
1944, Born on this day, Johnny Winter, blues guitarist and singer who has worked with Rick Derringer and brother Edger Winter. He scored the 1969 US top 30 album, 'Johnny Winter'. Winter died at the age of 70 on 16th July 2014 in Zurich, just days after playing at the Lovely Days Festival in Austria.
1944, Born on this day, Mike Maxfield, from Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, who had the 1964 UK No.1 & US N0.7 single 'Little Children'.
1946, Born on this day, Rusty Young, pedal steel guitar with American group Poco who had the 1979 US No.17 single 'Crazy Love'.
1950, Born on this day, Steve Priest, guitarist with British Glam rock group Sweet who had the 1973 UK No.1 single 'Blockbuster', plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles.
1952, Born on this day, Brad Whitford, guitarist with Aerosmith who had the 1989 UK No.13 single 'Love In An Elevator'. Their 1989 album 'Pump' spent 53 weeks on the US charts. Also scored the 1998 US No.1 & UK No.4 single written by Diane Warren 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'.
1955, Born on this day, Howard Jones, singer, songwriter, keyboards who had the 1983 UK No.2 single 'What Is Love', plus 9 other UK Top 40 singles. His 1984 album 'Human's Lib' spent over a year on the UK chart. Scored the 1986 US No.4 single 'No One Is To Blame'. Jones has also been a member of Ringo Starr's All Star Band.
1955, Born on this day, Zeke Manyika, from Orange Juice, who had the 1983 UK No.8 single 'Rip It Up'.
1958, Born on this day, David Sylvian singer with British group Japan who had the 1982 UK 5 single 'Ghosts'. Sylvian also works as a solo artist.
1963, Born on this day, Rob Collins, keyboards with British indie group The Charlatans who had the 1990 UK No.9 single 'The Only One I Know'. In 1992 Collins was arrested and charged with armed robbery on an off-licence near his home and was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment. Collins was killed in a car crash 23rd July 1996.
1967, Born on this day, Chris Vrenna, Grammy-winning producer, engineer, worked with Tweaker, Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, U2, Weezer, David Bowie, The Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, Marilyn Manson and the Japanese rock band Dir en grey.
1973, Born on this day, Olaf Lasse Johansson keyboards from Swedish group The Cardigans whom had the 1997 UK No.2 single 'Lovefool'.


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