September 1, 2014

September 1st: Born on this day

September 1st: Born on this day
1927, Born on this day, Tommy Evans, The Drifters, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me').
1933, Born on this day, Conway Twitty (born Harold Lloyd Jenkins). Twitty held the record for the most No.1 singles of any act with 55 No.1 Billboard country hits until George Strait broke the record in 2006. Twitty who scored his first No.1 in 1958 with 'It's Only Make Believe' died on June 5, 1993. 
1944, Born on this day, Archie Bell, The Drells, (1968 US No.1 single with the Drells, 'Tighten Up', 1972 UK No.11 single, 'Here I Go Again').
1946, Born on this day, Greg Errico, drummer, Sly and The Family Stone, (1971 US No.1 & 1972 UK No.15 single 'Family Affair')
1947, Born on this day, Barry Gibb, singer, songwriter, producer, The Bee Gees, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Massachusetts', 1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Night Fever', plus over 30 other UK Top 40 singles & 9 US No.1's over 4 decades). 
1949, Born on this day, Russ Field, Showaddywaddy, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Under The Moon Of Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).
1950, Born on this day, Peter Hewson, Chicory Tip, 1972 UK No.1 single 'Son Of My Father'. Claimed to be the first UK No.1 single to feature a synthesiser.
1955, Born on this day, Bruce Foxton, bass, vocals, The Jam, (1980 UK No.1 single 'Going Underground' plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles).
1957, Born on this day, Gloria Estefan, singer, (1984 UK No.6 single 'Dr Beat', plus over 20 other UK top 40 hits, 1988 US No.1 single 'Anything For You').
1960, Born on this day, Cass Lewis, bass, Skunk Anansie, (1996 UK No.20 single 'Weak').
1965, Born on this day, Craig McLachlan, singer, actor, (1990 UK No.2 single 'Mona').
1973, Born on this day, J.D. Fortune, (Jason Bennison) Canadian singer, INXS, winner of the 2005 CBS reality television series Rock Star: INXS.
1976, Born on this day, Peter Brown, drums, Wheatus, (2001 UK No 2 single 'Teenage Dirtbag'). 
1976, Born on this day, Babydaddy, (Scot Hofman), bass, Scissor Sisters, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, 2004 UK No. 12 single ‘Laura’).
1984, Born on this day, Joseph Mark Trohman, guitarist, Fall Out Boy, (2007 US No.1 album 'Infinity on High').

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