August 30, 2014

August 30th: Born on this day

August 30th: Born on this day

1919, Born on this day Ellen Muriel Deason who became known as Kitty Wells. Her 1952 hit "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", made her the first female country singer to top the US country charts, and turned her into the first female country star. 
1935, Born on this day, John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas, (1966 US No.1 and UK No.3 single 'Monday Monday'). Phillips died of heart failure aged 65 on 18th March 2001.
1939, Born on this day, John Peel, BBC radio DJ. journalist and TV presenter, born John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. He was the longest running BBC Radio 1 and the most influential British DJ ever. He was one of the first broadcasters to play psychedelic rock and progressive rock records on British radio, and is widely acknowledged for promoting artists working in various genres, including pop, reggae, indie rock, alternative rock, punk, hardcore punk, breakcore, grindcore, death metal, British hip hop, and dance music. Peel died in Cuzco, Peru of a heart attack on 25th October 2004 aged 65.
1941, Born on this day, John McNally, The Searchers, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Needles And Pins', 1964 US No.3 single 'Love Potion Number Nine').
1944, Born on this day, Charles Colbert, American Breed, (1967 US No.5 & UK No. 24 single 'Bend Me Shape Me').
1950, Born on this day, Micky Moody guitar, Juicy Lucy (1970 UK No.14 single 'Who Do You Love'), Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again').
1951, Born on this day, Dana, (Rosemary Brown), 1970 Irish Eurovision Song Contest winner, UK No.1 single 'All Kinds Of Everything'.
1952, Born on this day, Kenny Andrews, Darts (1978 UK No.2 single 'Boy From New York City').
1954, Born on this day, Ronald Beitle, drummer, Wild Cherry, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Play That Funky Music'). 

1958, Born on this day, Martin Jackson, drums, Magazine, (1978 UK No.41 single 'Shot By Both Sides'), Swing Out Sister, (1986 UK No.4 single 'Breakout').
1961, Born on this day, Keith McKenzie, The Shamen, (1992 UK No.1 single 'Ebeneezer Goode').
1963, Born on this day, Paul Oakenfold, Producer, remixer, DJ. Toured with U2, remixed for Simply Red, M People, New Order, Stone Roses and U2.
1964, Born on this day, 1964, Robert Clivilles , producer and DJ with C&C Music Factory, (1991 UK No.4 single with ‘Things That Make You Go Hmmm...’ 1991 US No.1 single with ‘Gonna Make You Sweat’).
1966, Born on this day, Peter Cunnah, D:Ream, (1994 UK No.1 single ‘Things Can Only Get Better’).
1986, Born on this day, George Ryan Ross III, lead guitarist, singer, Panic! at the Disco. (2008 Australian No.1 and US & UK No.2 album 'Pretty.Odd.).

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