This Day in Music
April 22nd: Born on this day
1922, Born on this day, American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus, His final project was the collaboration with Joni Mitchell Mingus. He died 5th January 1979 aged 56.
1936, Born on this day, Glen Campbell, country singer, songwriter, TV presenter. Hits include ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’, ‘Wichita Lineman’, and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’. As a session musician in the 1960s he worked with Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra. His guitar playing can be heard on ‘Strangers in the Night’ by Frank Sinatra, ‘You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'‘ by The Righteous Brothers and ‘I'm a Believer’ by The Monkees. Campbell became a patient at an Alzheimer's long-term care and treatment facility in 2014 and died of the disease in Nashville, Tennessee on August 8, 2017 at the age of 81.
1937, Born on this day, Jack Nitzsche, producer, songwriter. Produced The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and The Walker Brothers. Co-wrote, 'Up Where We Belong' with Buffy Sainte-Marie. Died of a heart attack on 25th August 2000.
1944, Born on this day, drummer Howard Wyeth, who has worked with Bob Dylan, Don McLean, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell. He died of a heart attack 27th March 1996.
1950, Born on this day, British-American rock musician Peter Frampton who with The Herd, had the 1968 UK No.5 single 'I Don't Want Our Loving To Die', with Humble Pie, the 1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie'. As a solo artists he scored the 1976 UK No.10 single 'Show Me The Way' taken from his live release Frampton Comes Alive!. Frampton has worked with David Bowie, George Harrison, Harry Nilsson. Frampton is known for his work as a guitar player and particularly with a Talkbox.
1950, Born on this day, Pete Carr, American guitarist best known as part of the studio backing band known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Alabama. He has contributed to hit recordings by Joan Baez, Luther Ingram, Bob Seger, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs, Paul Simon, The Staple Singers, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Wilson Pickett, Bob Seger and many more.
1951, Born on this day, English singer, songwriter Paul Carrack who was a member of Ace, who had the 1974 UK No.20 single 'How Long'. He replaced keyboardist Jools Holland in Squeeze in 1981 (sang on the hit single 'Tempted'). Was a member of Mike And The Mechanics, (sang lead on their 1989 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'The Living Years'). Carrack has also worked with artists such as Elton John, The Pretenders, B.B. King and played keyboards on The Smiths' eponymous debut album, The Smiths. He now works as a solo artist.
1956, Born on this day, Kenny Lyons, from American alternative rock band The Lemonheads. A cover of Simon and Garfunkel's 'Mrs. Robinson', became one of the band's most successful single in the early 90s.
1969, Born on this day, Craig Logan from English pop band Bros who had the 1988 UK No.1 single 'I Owe You Nothing' plus 10 other UK Top 40 singles.
1974, Born on this day, Shavo Odadjian, bassist with Armenian-American heavy metal band System of a Down who had the 2001 US No.1 album Toxicity and the 2005 US No.1 & UK No.2 album Mezmerize.
1979, Born on this day, Daniel Johns from Australian rock band Silverchair who had the 1997 Australian No.1 single 'Freak' and the 1995 Australian No.1 album Frogstomp plus three other Australian No.1 albums. During their career, Silverchair won more ARIA Music Awards than any other artist in history with 21 wins.
1984, Born on this day Amelle Berrabah, singer with British girl group Sugababes who had the 2002 UK No.1 single, 'Round Round'. In 2006, British Hit Singles & Albums named the Sugababes as the most successful female act of the 21st century with six UK No.1 singles and eighteen UK top ten hits.


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