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Happy birthday to Morrissey born on 22nd may 1959. English singer, songwriter from The Smiths, who scored the 1984 UK No.10 single ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’, plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles’. As a solo artist he scored the 1988 UK No.5 single ‘Suedehead’ plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles. […]

Happy birthday to Rick Wakeman, born on 18th May 1949, English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter. As a session musician his early sessions included playing on “Space Oddity”, for David Bowie and songs by Junior’s Eyes, T. Rex, Elton John, and Cat Stevens. Wakeman became a member of Strawbs and then the classic line-up […]

Happy birthday to Pete Townshend, born on 19th May 1945, musician, singer, songwriter with The Who. Had the 1965 UK No.2 single ‘My Generation’ and the 1967 US No.9 single ‘I Can See For Miles’ plus over 20 other UK Top 40 hit singles, 16 US Top 40 singles and rock opera albums ‘Tommy’ & […]

That lil ol’ band from Texas, ZZ Top is probably throwing a Texas size birthday party for one of it’s founding members and bassist, Dusty Hill today. Dusty is celebrating 69 trips around the sun today. If you could be at his birthday party tonight and he said he would only play you one song, […]

Happy birthday to Burt Bacharach, born on 12th May 1928, American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer . With Hal David he wrote many classic songs including, ‘Close To You’, ’24 Hours From Tulsa’, ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’, ‘Magic Moments’, ‘I Say A Little Prayer’. He won two Oscars for the film score […]

Happy birthday to Steve Winwood, born on 12th May 1948, who with the Spencer Davis Group had the 1966 UK No.1 single ‘Keep On Running’, with Traffic the 1967 UK No.2 single ‘Hole In My Shoe’, Blind Faith, (with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech), 1969 UK & US No.1 album. Winwood played Hammond […]

Drummer Bill Bruford has 69 candles on his birthday cake today. For those who are not familiar with Bill, he is a retired drummer, percussionist, songwriter, producer, and record label owner who first gained prominence as the original drummer of the rock band Yes, from 1968 to 1972 and again from 1989 to 1992. After […]

Eric Burdon is celebrating his 77th birthday today. Eric first came to prominence as the front man / lead singer of The Animals, one of the first bands in the British Invasion. Eric has also had success with the band War and as a solo artist. What is the first song that he did that […]

The B-52’s Kate Pierson is celebrating her birthday today. Her birth name is Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Pierson. Kate is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass and various keyboard instruments. Do you have a favorite song by The B-52’s? And please keep in mind that “Love Shack” was not a love song for a basketball player! Happy […]

See what song was No.1 on the day you were born or your 18th birthday or any special day. We updated all the songs from the 50s right though to last week so you can see No.1’s from the UK, US, Australia and Canada! Click here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/birthdayno1 Read it here


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