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15th June 1941, born on this day, American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, who had the 1972 UK & US No.1 single with his version of The Badfinger song 'Without You', and the 1969 US No.6 single 'Everybody's Talkin' from the film Midnight Cowboy'. The Monkees, Three Dog Night & Ronettes all covered his songs. He died […]

10th June 1910, born on this day, Chester Burnett, (Howlin Wolf) Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. Several of his songs, including ‘Smokestack Lightnin”, ‘Back Door Man’, ‘Killing Floor’ and ‘Spoonful’, have become blues and blues rock standards. He died from cancer on January 10th 1976. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161686199610167

9th June 1915, born on this day, Guitarist Les Paul, who had a 1953 UK No.7 single with ‘Vaya Con Dios’ and the US No.7 single ‘Hummingbird’ with Mary Ford featuring his multi-layered recording techniques. He also pioneered ‘close miking’ and echo delay recording. He broke his right arm in a car accident and had […]

Happy 80th (yes 80!) birthday to Ian Hunter, born on 3rd June 1939, English musician with Mott The Hoople, who had the 1972 UK No.3 & US No.37 single 'All The Young Dudes' which was written for them by David Bowie. Other hits include, 'All the Way from Memphis' and 'Roll Away the Stone'. As […]

Happy birthday to Charlie Watts, born on 2nd June 1941, English drummer who joined The Rolling Stones in 1963 and had the 1965 UK & US No.1 single 'Satisfaction' and over 35 Top 40 singles and albums. Watts also plays occasional gigs with Charlie Watts and his Big Band. In 2006, Watts was elected into […]

Happy 70th birthday to Francis Rossi, born on 29th May 1949, guitarist, singer, songwriter with Status Quo. The group have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including 'Pictures of Matchstick Men' in 1967, 'Whatever You Want' in 1979 and 'In the Army Now' in 2010. Twenty-two of […]

Happy birthday to Morrissey, born on 22 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 Cher, born on 20th May 1946, American singer and actress, one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher who had the 1965 UK & US No.1 single 'I Got You Babe'. She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by […]

Happy birthday to Brian Eno, born on 15th May 1948, English musician, composer, record producer best known for his pioneering work in ambient music. With Roxy Music he had the 1972 UK No.4 single ‘Virginia Plain’. He has produced U2, Talking Heads, David Bowie, John Cale, Coldplay and Damon Albarn. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161579655150167

Happy birthday to Steve Winwood born on 12th May 1948, English musician 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 […]


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