August 22, 2014

August 22nd: Born on this day

August 22nd: Born on this day
1920, Born on this day, John Lee Hooker, Blues singer, guitarist, (1951 US million selling album 'I'm In The Mood', 1964 UK No.23 single 'Dimples', 1989 album 'The Healer'). Hooker died on 21st June 2001. 
1938, Born on this day, Dale Hawkins, rockabilly singer, guitarist, (1957 US No. 27 single 'Susie Q').
1939, Born on this day, Fred Milano, Dion and the Belmonts, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'Runaround Sue').
1945, Born on this day, Ron Dante, singer, songwriter, The Archies, (1969 US & UK No.1 single 'Sugar Sugar') and The Cufflinks, (1969 UK No.4 single 'Tracy').

1946, Born on this day, Mutha Withem, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, (1968 UK No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Young Girl').
1947, Born on this day, Donna Godchaux, Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album 'Workingman's Dead').
1956, Born on this day, Chris Biondo, guitarist, producer with Eva Cassidy. (Only artist to score three posthumous UK No.1 albums, 2001 'Songbird', 2002 'Imagine', 2003 'American Tune'. 2001 UK No. 42 single 'Over The Rainbow').
1958, Born on this day, Ian Mitchell, Bay City Rollers, (1975 UK No.1 single 'Bye Bye Baby', plus 11 other UK top 20 singles', 1976 US No.1 single, 'Saturday Night'). 
1958, Born on this day, Vernon Reid, Living Colour, (1991 UK No.12 single 'Love Rears It's Ugly Head').
1961, Born on this day, Debbie Peterson, drums, The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with Prince song, 'Manic Monday'. 1986 US No.1 single 'Walk Like An Egyptian'). 
1961, Born on this day, Roland Orzabal, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Tears For Fears, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World', plus over 12 other UK top 40 singles).
1963, Born on this day, James Debarge, Debarge, (1985 UK No.4 single 'Rhythm Of The Night').
1963, Born on this day, Tori Amos, singer, songwriter, (1994 UK No.4 single 'Cornflake Girl', 1992 album 'Little Earthquakes'). 
1967, Born on this day, Layne Staley, Alice In Chains, (1993 UK No.19 single 'Would'). Staley was found dead in his home on 19th April 2002. 
1969, Born on this day, Steve Cradock, Guitars, Ocean Colour Scene, (1996 UK No.4 single 'The Day We Caught The Train', plus over 12 other Top 40 singles, 1997 UK No.1 album ‘Marchin’ Already’). Also a member of Paul Weller's Band.
1972, Born on this day, Paul Doucette, Matchbox 20, (1998 UK No.38 single 'Push', 2000 US No.1 single 'Bent').
1973, Born on this day, Howie D, Backstreet Boys, (1997 US No.2 single 'Quit playing Games With My Heart', 1999 UK No.1 single 'I Want It That Way'). 

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