August 15, 2014

August 15th: Born on this day

August 15th: Born on this day
1896, Born on this day, Leon Theremin, Russian inventor. Most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. He first performed the theremin with the New York Philharmonic in 1928. He died on 3rd November 1993.
1933, Born on this day, Bill Pinkney, The Drifters, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me').
1933, Born on this day, Floyd Ashman, The Tams, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Hey Girl Don't Bother Me'.)
1933, Born on this day, Bobby Helms, American country music singer best known for his 1957 hit, ‘Jingle Bell Rock’. Died of emphysema at his home in Martinsville, Indiana. He was 63.
1938, Born on this day, Stix Nesbert Hooper, The Crusaders, (1979 UK No.5 & US No.36 single 'Street Life').
1941, Born on this day, Don Rich, country musician who helped develop the Bakersfield sound in the early 1960s. He was a noted guitarist and fiddler, and a member of the Buckaroos, the backing band of country singer Buck Owens. Rich died on July 17, 1974. 
1942, Born on this day, Pete York, Spencer Davis Group (1966 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Running').
1950, Born on this day, Tommy Aldridge, drums, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again').
1961, Born on this day, Matt Johnson, singer, songwriter, The The, (1993 UK No.35 single 'Slow Emotion Replay').
1962, Born on this day, Marshall Schofield, The Fall, (1987 UK No.30 single 'There's A Ghost In My House').
1972, Born on this day, Mike Graham, vocals, Boyzone, (1996 UK No.1 single 'Words' plus 15 other Top 5 singles and 4 UK No.1 albums). 
1974, Born on this day, Simon Dawbarn, vocals, 911, (1998 UK No.2 single 'More Than A Woman').
1984, Born on this day, David Welsh, guitarist, The Fray. 2009 US No.1 self titled album.
1989, Born on this day, Joe Jonas, American singer and actor, Jonas Brothers, 2009 US No.1 album ‘Lines, Vines and Trying Times’.

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