August 25, 2014

August 25th: Born on this day

August 25th: Born on this day
1918, Born on this day, composer, pianist, conductor, Leonard Bernstein. Composed music for 1957 'West Side Story', 'On The Waterfront', conducted the New York Philharmonic aged 25. Died on 14th October 1990. 
1933, Born on this day, Wayne Shorter, saxophonist, Miles Davis, Weather Report, (1976 single 'Birdland', 1977 album Heavy Weather').
1942, Born on this day, Walter Williams, The O'Jays, (1973 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Love Train').
1949, Born on this day, Gene Simmons bass, vocals, Kiss, (1974 US No.5 single 'On And On', 1976 US No 11 album 'Rock and Roll Over', spent 26 weeks on the chart. 1987 UK No.4 single 'Crazy Crazy Nights'). 
1950, Born on this day, Willy DeVille, Mink DeVille, (1977 UK No.20 single 'Spanish Stroll'). Died of pancreatic cancer on 6th Aug 2009.
1951, Born on this day, James Warren, The Korgis, (1980 UK No.5 single 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime').
1951, Born on this day, Rob Halford, singer, Judas Priest, (1980 UK No.12 single 'Living After Midnight', 1980 UK No.4 album 'British Steel').

1954, Born on this day, Elvis Costello, (Declan McManus), singer, songwriter. Had the 1979 UK No.2 single with The Attractions 'Olivers Army' and his 1979 UK No.2 album Armed Forces spent 28 weeks on the chart. Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has worked with Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Lucinda Williams, Kid Rock, and Brian Eno.
1961, Born on this day, Billy Ray Cyrus, US singer, (1992 UK No.3 single 'Achy Breaky Heart', 17 week run at No.1 on the US album chart in 1992 with 'Some Gave All'). 
1962, Born on this day in Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, was Vivian Campbell, the guitarist who joined Def Leppard in 1992, replacing Steve Clark, who had died the previous year. Campbell had also been a member of Dio and Whitesnake.
1963, Born on this day, Candida Doyle, Pulp, (1995 UK No.2 single 'Common People').
1965, Born on this day, Erik Dahlgren, drummer, The Wannadies, (1996 UK No. 18 single, 'You And Me Song').
1966, Born on this day, Norman Rogers, Public Enemy, (1988 UK No.18 single 'Don't Believe The Hype').
1969, Born on this day, Luke Scott, Babybird, (1996 UK No.3 single ‘You’re Gorgeous’, 1996 UK No. 9 album ‘Ugly Beautiful’).
1985, Born on this day, Diana "Wynter" Gordon, American pop/dance singer-songwriter who had the 2011 word wide hit 'Dirty Talk'.
1987, Born on this day, Amy MacDonald, Scottish singer/songwriter. (2008 UK No.1 with her debut album ‘This Is the Life’).
1988, Born on this day, Ray Quinn, English actor and singer, runner-up to Leona Lewis in the third series of ITV talent show The X Factor, (2007 UK No.1 album 'Doing It My Way').
1988, Born on this day, Alexandra Burke, R&B singer and winner of the 2008 series of UK television talent show The X Factor. 2009 UK No.1 single 'Bad Boys' featuring Flo Rida.

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