August 4, 2014

August 4th: Born on this day

August 4th: Born on this day
1901, Born on this day, Louis Armstrong, singer, bandleader, trumpet. Had many hits including the 1964 US No.1 'Hello Dolly!', 1968 UK No.1 'What A Wonderful World’ plus ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, ‘Ain't Misbehavin’, and ‘We Have All the Time in the World.’ Died 6th July 1971. 
1936, Born on this day, Elsberry Hobbs, The Drifters, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me').
1940, Born on this day, Frankie Ford, (1959 US No.14 single 'Sea Cruise').
1940, Born on this day, Larry Knechtel, an American keyboard player and bassist, best known as a member of The Wrecking Crew, a collection of Los Angeles-based session musicians who worked with such renowned artists as Simon & Garfunkel, Duane Eddy, The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, The Monkees, The Partridge Family, The Doors and Elvis Presley, and as a member of the 1970s band Bread. Knechtel died on Aug 20th 2009.
1943, Born on this day, David Carr, keyboards, The Fortunes, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.7 single 'You've Got Your Troubles')
1947, Born on this day, Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, German instrumental group, (1974 UK No.15 album 'Phaedra').
1947, Born on this day, Paul Layton, The New Seekers, (1972 UK No.1 single 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing').
1951, Born on this day, Roy Flowers, Sweet Sensation, (1974 UK No.1 single with 'Sad Sweet Dreamer').
1952, Born on this day, Marie Ni Bhraonain, Clannad, (1982 UK No.5 single 'Harry's Game').
1960, Born on this day, Graham Massey keyboards, 808 State, (1989 UK No.10 single 'Pacific State').
1962, Born on this day, Paul Reynolds, A Flock Of Seagulls, (1982 UK No.10 single 'Wishing If I Had A Photograph Of You').
1963, Born on this day, Sam Yaffa, Hanoi Rocks (1984 UK No.61 single 'Up Around The Bend').
1966, Born on this day, Andy Henderson, drums, Echobelly, (1995 UK No.13 single 'Great Things').
1968, Born on this day, Rob Cieka drums, The Boo Radleys (1995 UK No.9 single 'Wake Up Boo').
1969, Born on this day, Max Cavalera guitar, vocals, Sepultura (1996 UK No.19 single 'Roots Bloody Roots').


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