September 7, 2014

September 7th: Born on this day

September 7th: Born on this day   Buddy Holly
1934, Born on this day, Little Milton, US blues singer guitarist, (1965 US No.25 single 'We're Gonna Make It'). Milton died on 4th August 2005.
1936, Born on this day, Buddy Holly, singer, songwriter, The Crickets, (1957 US No.1 'That'll Be The Day', 1959 UK No.1 single 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles). Influenced The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Holly was killed in a plane crash on 3rd February 1959. The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valans were also killed in the crash

1940, Born on this day, Ronnie Dove, (1965 US No.14 single 'One Kiss For Old Times' Sake').
1946, Born on this day, Alfa Anderson, Chic, (1978 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Le Freak'). 
1949, Born on this day, Gloria Gaynor, US singer, (1979 UK & US No.1 single 'I Will Survive').
1951, Born on this day, Chrissie Hynde, vocals, Pretenders, (1980 UK No.1 single 'Brass In Pocket' plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles) & solo (1985 UK No.1 single 'I Got You Babe' with UB40).
1954, Born on this day, Benmont Tench, keyboards, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, (1977 single 'American Girl', 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open'). Also worked with Bob Dylan, U2, Roy Orbison, Stevie Nicks. 
1957, Born on this day, Margot Chapman, Starland Vocal Band, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.18 single 'Afternoon Delight').
1957, Born on this day, Jermaine Stewart, singer, Shalamar, (1986 UK No.2 single 'We Don't Have To...Take Our Clothes Off'). Also worked with Shalamar, The Temptations and Boy George. Stewart died of cancer on 17th March 1997.
1958, Born on this day, Hamilton Lee, Furniture, (1986 UK No.21 single 'Brilliant Mind').
1960, Born on this day, Brad Houser, Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians, (1989 UK No.31 single 'What I Am', also a 1999 hit for Spice Girl Emma Bunton).
1961, Born on this day, LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, (1998 US No.1 album 'Before These Crowded Streets', 2005 US No.1 album ‘Stand Up’). Moore was injured on June 30, 2008, in an accident on his farm outside Charlottesville, Virginia, he was re-hospitalized in mid-July for complications related to the accident and died on August 19, 2008. 
1964, Born on this day, Eazy-B, rapper, NWA, (1990 UK No.26 single 'Express Yourself'). Died on 26th March 1995.
1966, Born on this day, Chris Acland, drummer, Lush, (1996 UK No.21 single 'Single Girl'). Acland committed suicide by hanging himself on 7th September 1996.
1967, Born on this day David Guetta, French DJ, Produced the Black Eyed Peas song ‘I Gotta Feeling’, scored the 2009 Australian No.1 single ‘Sexy Bitch’ featuring Akon.
1986, Born on this day, Spectacular Blue Smith, singer, Pretty Ricky, (2007 US No.1 album ‘Late Night Special’).

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