August 31, 2014

August 31st: Born on this day

August 31st: Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Jerry Allison, drums, The Crickets, (1957 US No.1 single 'That'll Be The Day', No.1 single 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' plus over 15 other UK top 40 singles).
1940, Born on this day, Wilton Felder, The Crusaders, (1979 UK No.5 & US No.36 single 'Street Life').
1944, Roger Dean, English artist. Designed album covers for Yes, Atomic Rooster, Uriah Heep, Gentle Giant, Greenslade, Steve Howe, Asia.
1945, Born on this day, Van Morrison, singer, songwriter, Them, (1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night'), solo, (1970 album 'Moondance', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 albums). 
1945, Born on this day, Bob Welch, American musician. A former member of Fleetwood Mac, Welch had a briefly successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included Hot Love, Cold World, Ebony Eyes, Precious Love, and his signature Sentimental Lady. Welch committed suicide in his Nashville home on 7th June 2012. He was found by his wife with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
1948, Born on this day in 1948 was German guitarist Rudolf Schenker from Scorpions, who he formed in 1965 when he was 17 years old. Their 1990 power ballad Wind Of Change topped the European charts and was a No.4 hit in the US. The Scorpions hold the record for the best-selling single by a German artist and band. 

1955, Born on this day, Anthony Thistlethwaite, The Waterboys, (1991 UK No.3 single 'Whole Of The Moon', first released in 1985).
1957, Born on this day, Gina Schock, drums, The Go-Go's, (1982 US No.2 single, 'We Got The Beat', 1982 UK No.47 single 'Our Lips Are Sealed').
1957, Born on this day, Glenn Tilbrook, guitar, vocals, Squeeze, (1979 UK No.2 single 'Up The Junction'). Now solo.
1959, Born on this day, Tony DeFranco, The DeFranco Family, (1973 US No.3 single 'Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat', biggest selling US single of 73. Based on The Osmonds, featured 10 year-old Tony DeFranco).
1967, Born on this day, Gerard Love, bass, Teenage Fanclub, (1992 UK No.31 single 'What You Do To Me').
1970, Born on this day, Debbie Gibson, US singer, (1988 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Foolish Beat').
1977, Born on this day, Craig Nicholls, singer, songwriter, guitarist, The Vines, (2002 UK No. 3 album ‘Highly Evolved’).
1977, Born on this day, Del Marquis, (Derek Gruen), guitar, Scissor Sisters, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, 2004 UK No. 12 single 'Laura'). 

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