August 6, 2014

August 6th: Born on this day

August 6th: Born on this day
1928, Born on this day, Andy Warhol, pop artist and producer, the founder of the Pop Art movement. Produced and managed The Velvet Underground, designed the 1967 Velvet Underground and Nico, 'peeled banana' album cover and The Rolling Stones 'Sticky Fingers' album cover. Warhol died on 22nd February 1987 after a gall bladder operation.
1929, Born on this day, Mike Elliot, The Foundations, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Baby Now That I've Found You'. 1969 US No.3 single 'Build Me Up A Buttercup').
1948, Born on this day, Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, (1970 UK No.18 album 'Third').
1952, Born on this day, Pat McDonald, Timbuk 3, (1987 UK No.21 single 'The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades').
1958, Born on this day, Randy Debarge, Debarge, (1985 UK No.4 single 'Rhythm Of The Night').
1963, Born on this day, Jamie Kensit, Eighth Wonder, (1988 UK No.7 single 'I'm Not Scared'). 
1969, Elliot Smith, US singer songwriter, 1997 album 'Either/Or'. His song 'Miss Misery' saw him nominated for an Academy Award in 1997. Smith committed suicide on 22nd October 2003 aged 34.
1972, Born on this day, Geri Halliwell, (Ginger Spice), vocals, The Spice Girls, (1996 UK No.1 & 1997 US No.1 single 'Wannabe', plus seven other No.1 singles. Left the group on 7th June 1998, her first UK solo No.1 single was 1999 'Mi Chico Latino'. Halliwell has scored more UK No.1's than any other female artist. 

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