August 5, 2014

August 5th: Born on this day

August 5th: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Airto Moreira drummer, Weather Report, (1976 single 'Birdland', 1977 album Heavy Weather').
1942, Born on this day, Rick Huxley guitar, Dave Clark Five, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Glad All Over', 1965 US No.1 single 'Over And Over' , plus over 15 other UK top 40 singles).
1946, Born on this day, Jimmy Webb US singer, songwriter, Wrote the 1968 hit for Richard Harris 'MacArthur Park', plus 'Galverston', for Glen Campbell, 'Up Up and Away', 5th Dimension. 

1947, Born on this day, Gregory Leskiw, Guess Who, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.19 single 'American Woman').
1955, Born on this day, Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, guitar, Twisted Sister, (1983 UK No.18 single 'I Am, I'm Me', 1984 album 'Stay Hungry').
1957, Born on this day, Louis Walsh, Irish manager of Boyzone, Westlife Samantha Mumba and Girls Aloud. Judge on reality television series Popstars : The Rivals and in 2005 as a judge (along with Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne ) on the ITV talent show, The X Factor.
1959, Born on this day, Pat Smear, Germs, Nirvana, (fourth member), Foo Fighters, (1995 UK No.5 single 'This Is A Call'). Left the band in 1997. 
1959, Born on this day, Pete Burns, singer, Mystery Girls, Dead Or Alive, (1985 UK No.1 single 'You Spin Me Round, Like A Record').
1960, Born on this day, Calvin Hayes, Johnny Hates Jazz, (1987 UK No.5 single 'Shattered Dreams').
1960, Born on this day, Stuart Croxford, Kajagoogoo, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Too Shy').
1963, Born on this day, Mike Nocito, guitar, Johnny Hates Jazz, (1987 UK No.5 single 'Shattered Dreams').
1965, Jeff Coffin, saxophonist, B’la Fleck and the Flecktones and Dave Matthews Band. 2009 US No.1 album with Dave Matthews Band, ‘Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King’.
1966, Born on this day, Jennifer Finch, bass, L7, (1992 UK No. 21 single 'Pretend Were Dead').
1967, Born on this day, MCA (Adam Yauch) The Beastie Boys, (1987 US No.7 & UK No.11 single 'You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party', 1987 US No.1 and UK No.7 album 'Licence To Ill', plus 3 other US No.1 albums). 
1975, Born on this day, Dan Hipgrave, vocals, Toploader, (2000 UK No.7 single 'Dancin' In The Moonlight').
1983, Born on this day, Dawn Richard, singer, Danity Kane, (formed on the MTV reality show Making the Band 3). 2006 US No.1 self-titled album.

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