August 21, 2014

August 21st: Born on this day

August 21st: Born on this day
1904, Born on this day, Count Basie, bandleader. Worked with Frank Sinatra as well as his own Count Basie band. Died on 26th April 1984. 

1938, Born on this day, Kenny Rogers, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. He has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the US alone. He was voted the "Favorite Singer of All-Time" in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People. 

1941, Born on this day, Tom Costello, Santana, (1970 US No.4 single 'Black Magic Woman', 1977 UK No.11 single 'She's Not There').

1944, Born on this day, Jackie DeShannon singer, (1969 US No.4 single 'Put A Little Love In Your Heart').

1947, Born on this day, Carl Giammarese, guitar, The Buckinghams, (1967 US No.1 single 'Kind Of A Drag').

1951, Born on this day, English bassist and singer Glenn Hughes, who was a member of Trapeze and who has also worked with Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore. He is also a member of Black Country Communion.

1952, Born on this day, Joe Strummer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, The Clash, (1979 UK No. 11 single 'London Calling', 1982 US No. 8 single 'Rock The Casbah, 1991 UK No.1 single 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go', first released 1982 plus 15 other UK top 40 singles). Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros. He died on 22nd December 2002. More on London Calling 

1954, Born on this day, Nick Kane, The Mavericks, (1998 UK No.4 single 'Dance The Night Away').

1954, Born on this day, Steve Smith, drums, Journey, (1982 US No.2 single 'Open Arms').

1957, Born on this day, Budgie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Dear Prudence', plus over 15 other UK top 40 singles). The Creatures, (1983 UK No.14 single 'Right Now').

1957, Born on this day, Kim Sledge, Sister Sledge, (1979 US No.2 single 'We Are Family', 1985 UK No.1 with 'Frankie').

1961, Born on this day, David Morales, US DJ, producer, (1998 UK No. 8 single with The Face ‘Needin’ U’).

1967, Born on this day, Serj Tankian, singer, System of a Down, (2005 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Mezmerize’).

1968, Born on this day, Dina Carroll, singer, (1993 UK No.3 single 'Don't Be A Stranger').

1971, Born on this day, Liam Howlett, Keyboards, Prodigy, (1996 UK No.1 single 'Firestarter', 1997 UK & US No.1 album 'The Fat Of The Land'). 

1979, Born on this day, Kelis Rogers, singer, (2000 UK No.4 single 'Caught Out There'). Was once married to American rapper Nas.

1984, Born on this day, Melissa Schman, Dream, (2001 US No.3 & UK No.17 single 'He Loves You Not').

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