September 6, 2014

September 6th: Born on this day

September 6th: Born on this day
Roger Waters
1925, Born on this day, Jimmy Reed, blues singer, guitarist, 1964 UK No.45 single 'Shame Shame, Shame'. Wrote 'Big Boss Man', Bright Light's Big City'. Major influence on The Rolling Stones. Elvis Presley covered 'Baby What You Want Me To Do'. Reed died on 29th August 1976.
1940, Born on this day, Jackie Trent, singer, 1965 UK No.1 single 'Where Are You Now (My Love).

1942, Born on this day, Dave Bargerdon, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy'). 

1943, Born on this day, Roger Waters: singer, songwriter, bassist and co-founder of Pink Floyd. Following the departure of bandmate Syd Barrett in 1968, over time Waters became the band's principal lyricist. Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and released a aeries of successful solo albums. He has also authored an opera, Ca Ira. The most active of all the Floyd members, he has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999, playing The Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety as well as the current and hugely successful The Wall tour. 

1947, Born on this day, Sylvester James, singer, (1978 US No.36 & UK No. 8 single 'You Make Me Feel Mighty Real'). Died on 16th December 1988.
1948, Born on this day, Claydes Smith, Kool & The Gang, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Celebration', 1984 UK No.2 single 'Joanna', plus over 15 other Top 40 hits).
1954, Born on this day, Stella Barker, The Belle Stars, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Sign Of The Times).
1958, Born on this day, Buster Bloodvessel, Singer, Bad Manners (1981 UK No.3 single 'Can Can'). 

1961, Born on this day, Pal Waaktaam, guitar, A-Ha, (1985 US No.1 single 'Take On Me', 1986 UK No.1 single 'The Sun Always Shines On TV'). The first Norwegian group to score a UK and US No.1.
1961, Born on this day, Colin Ferrguson, H2o, (1983 UK No. 17 single 'Dream To Sleep').
1961, Born on this day, Scott Travis, drummer Judas Priest, Racer X.
1965, Born on this day Terry Bickers, lead guitarist, House Of Love, (1990 UK No.20 single ‘Shine On’).
1967, Born on this day, William DuVall, singer, guitarist, songwriter, Comes With The Fall, Alice in Chains.
1969, Born on this day, Ce Ce Peniston, US singer, (1992 UK No.2 single 'Finally').
1969, Born on this day, Macy Gray US singer, (Natalie McIntyre), 1999, UK No. 6 single 'I Try' 1999 US No. 4 album 'How Life Is'.
1969, Born on this day, Marc Anthony, US singer, songwriter, (2000 US No.2 single 'You Sang To Me').
1969, Born on this day, Paddy Boom, (Patrick Seacor), drums, Scissor Sisters, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, 2004 UK No. 12 single ‘Laura’).
1970, Born on this day, Cheyne Coates, Australian singer, Madison Avenue, (1999 Australian No.1 and 2000 UK No.1 single ‘Don't Call Me Baby’).
1970, Born on this day, American rock musician and multi-instrumentalist, Dean Fertita. Was a member of The Waxwings, The Raconteurs and joined Queens of the Stone Age to replace the late Natasha Shneider.
1971, Born on this day, Delores O’Riordan, singer, The Cranberries, (1994 UK No.14 single with ‘Linger’). The bands 1993 album 'Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We' spent 86 weeks on the UK chart.
1973, Born on this day, Anika Noni Rose, Tony Award-winning American singer and actress. Appeared in the 2006 motion picture musical Dreamgirls.
1974, Born on this day, Nina Persson, vocals, The Cardigans, (1997 UK No.2 single 'Lovefool').
1980, Born on this day, Kerry Katona, singer, Atomic Kitten, (2000 UK No.1 single 'Whole Again'). Left the group in 2001. 

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