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Post by sn » 16 Sep 2012, 15:58

1925, Born on this day, B.B.King, US blues guitarist, (1964 US No.34 single 'Rock Me Baby', 1989 UK No.6 single with U2 'When Love Comes To Town'). Major influence on Eric Clapton.


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1930, Born on this day, Ray Charles, singer songwriter, (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'I Can't Stop Loving You' plus over 30 US Top 40 singles, 2005 US No.1 album 'Genius Loves Company'). Charles died on 10th June 2004 aged 73.




1949, Born on this day, Bruce Springsteen, US singer, songwriter, 'The Boss', who had the 1985 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'Dancing In The Dark', 1994 UK No.2 single 'Streets of Philadelphia'. His most successful studio albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born to Run, showcase a talent for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life; he has sold more than 65 million albums in the United States and more than 120 million worldwide.




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1944, Born on this day, Jimmy Page, guitarist and producer, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single Whole Lotta Love. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven has sold over 37 million copies. Formed The Honeydrippers, (with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck & Nile Rodgers) who had the 1984 US No.3 single Sea Of Love. As a session guitarist in the 60s Page played on Here Comes The Night by Them, Shout by Lulu and The Who's Can't Explain.




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1950, Born on this day, Paul Stanley, guitar, vocals, Kiss, who had 1976 US #11 album 'Rock and Roll Over' which spent 26 weeks on the chart. Plus the 1987 UK #4 single 'Crazy Crazy Nights'. Kiss have been awarded 24 gold albums to date, the most of any American rock band - selling more than 40 million albums.


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1960, Born on this day, Steve Bronski, from English group Bronski Beat who had the 1984 UK No.3 single 'Smalltown Boy'.
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1959, Born on this day, Ali Campbell, singer with UB40, who had the 1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' and over 30 other top 40 hits. Had the solo 1995 UK No.5 single 'That Look In Your Eye'.


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1948, Born on this day, Eddy Grant, singer with The Equals who had the 1968 UK No.1 single 'Baby Come Back', and as a solo artist scored the 1982 UK No.1 single 'I Don't Wanna Dance'.


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1915, Born on this day, Billie Holiday, (Elinore Harris), the greatest female jazz singer of all time. Made over 100 records, worked with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, numerous arrests for drugs possession. Died on 17th July 1959 from liver failure, aged 44.


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1966, Born on this day, Lisa Stansfield, UK singer, (1989 UK No.1 & US No.3 single 'All Around The World', plus over 12 other UK Top 40 singles).


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1926, Born on this day, Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter and composer who had a 1959 album with Kind of Blue. He was a major influence on jazz music. Davis died on September 28th 1991.


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1941, Born on this day, Charlie Watts, drums, The Rolling Stones, (1965 UK & US No.1 single 'Satisfaction' and over 35 UK Top 40 singles and albums). Plus occasional gigs with Charlie Watts and his Big Band.


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1928, Born on this day, Tony Williams, The Platters, (1959 UK & US No.1 single 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes'). Died on 14th August 1992.


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1933, Born on this day, James Brown, 'Soul Brother No.1', (1966 US No.8 and UK No.13 single 'It's A Man's World', 1986 UK No.5 single 'Living In America', 1963 album 'Live At The Apollo'). Brown demanded extreme discipline from his musicians and dancers, and had the practice of assessing fines on members of his band who broke his rules, such as wearing un-shined shoes, dancing out of sync or showing up late on stage. Brown died on 25th Dec 2006 at the age of 73.


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1960, Born on this day, Paul Hewson, (Bono), vocals, guitar, U2, (1984 UK No.3 single 'Pride, In The Name Of Love' plus over 25 other UK Top singles, 1987 UK and worldwide No.1 album 'The Joshua Tree' spent 156 weeks on the UK chart. Scored five consecutive US No.1 albums from 1987.)


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1953, Born on this day, Mike Oldfield, UK composer, multi-instrumentalist, 'Tubular Bells' was the first album released on the Virgin record label in 1973 and went on to sell over 10 million copies world-wide. 1976 UK No. 3 single 'Portsmouth' plus 20 other UK Top 40 albums.


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