August 18, 2014

August 18th: Born on this day

August 18th: Born on this day

1930, Born on this day, Johnny Preston, US singer, (1960 US & UK No.1 single 'Running Bear'.
1942, Born on this day, Sarah Dash, Labelle, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.17, single 'Lady Marmalade').
1944, Born on this day, Carl Wayne, singer, The Move, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Blackberry way'). Wayne died of cancer on 31st Aug 2004. 
1945, Born on this day, Nona Hendryx, Labelle, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.17, single 'Lady Marmalade').
1945, Born on this day, Barbara Harris, singer, The Toys, 1965 US No. 2 & UK No.5 single 'A Lover's Concerto').
1949, Born on this day, Nigel Griggs bass, Split Enz, (1980 UK No.12 single 'I Got You').
1950, Born on this day, Dennis Elliott, drums, Foreigner, (1985 UK & US No.1 single 'I Want To Know What Love Is').
1951, Born on this day, John Rees, Men At Work, (1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Down Under').
1952, Born on this day, Patrick Swayze, actor, singer, (1988 US No.3 & UK No.17 single with Wendy Fraser, 'She's Like The Wind'). Swayze died from pancreatic cancer on September 14, 2009.
1956, Born on this day Tony Garnier American bassist, best known as an accompanist to Bob Dylan, with whom he has played since 1989. He is Dylan's longest-running sideman and was also a long-time sideman for David Johansen in his Buster Poindexter persona, and was also briefly a member of the Saturday Night Live house band.
1957, Born on this day, Ron Strykert, Men At Work, (1983 UK and US No.1 single 'Down Under').
1967, Born on this day, Dan Peters, drums, Mudhoney, (1991 UK No.60 single 'Let It Slide').
1967, Born on this day, Tracy Tracy, The Primitives, (1988 UK No.5 single 'Crash').
1969, Born on this day, Erik Schrody, Irish-American rapper and singer-songwriter, House Of Pain, (1993 UK No.3 single 'Jump Around'). Member of Everlast, (1999 UK No. 34 single 'What It's Like').
1971, Born on this day, Richard James, Aphex Twin (1993 UK No.32 single 'On').
1977, Born on this day, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and singer, Régine Chassagne, founding member of Arcade Fire. (She is married to co-founder Win Butler).
1983, Born on this day, Mika, (Mica Penniman), UK singer, (2007 UK No.1 single 'Grace Kelly' and 2007 UK No.1 album 'Life in Cartoon Motion'). 

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