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The Kinks’ Ray Davies celebrating his 74th birthday today. Ray is one of those guys we could go on for days about, but we are sure you are familiar with his work. We’ll ask you one of our normal question though. If you could go to Ray’s birthday party tonight, and Ray told you he […]

10th June 2004, US singer, songwriter Ray Charles died aged 73. Glaucoma rendered Charles blind at the age of six. He scored the 1962 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ plus over 30 other US Top 40 singles and the 2005 US No.1 album ‘Genius Loves Company.’ Charles who was married […]

20th May 2013, Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the The Doors died aged 74. Manzarek, who had suffered from bile duct cancer for many years, died in a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, with his wife and brothers at his bedside. He formed The Doors with lead singer Jim Morrison in 1965 after […]

Sometimes current culture trends end up as a very popular song. On May 18, 1974 that is exactly what happened when Ray Steven’s song “The Streak” became the #1 song in the US. It knocked Grand Funk Railroad’s version of “Locomotion” out of the number one spot from the week before. “The Streak” stayed at […]

15th February 1962, Ray Charles recorded ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ at United Studios in Hollywood, California. The tune would go on to top both the US and UK charts and would be included on the LP ‘Modern Sounds In Country / Western Music’, which would lead the Billboard album chart for 14 weeks. Read […]

The Doors founding member and keyboardist / vocalist / song writer Ray Manzarek would have been celebrating his 79th birthday today. Ray is mainly known for his work with The Doors, but he also released solo projects, both musical and written word, worked with many other artists, directed films etc. We had the privilege to […]

Ray Sawyer is celebrating his 81st birthday today. Ray “Eye Patch” Sawyer is a singer best known as a vocalist with Dr Hook & The Medicine Show. He sang lead on the song “The Cover of Rolling Stone”, the band’s best-known song, and was a recognizable presence in the band due to the eyepatch & […]

Ray Thomas, a newly elected member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a founding member of and a songwriter, singer, flute player and all around good guy for The Moody Blues is celebrating his 76th birthday today. Some of his compositions are; “Another Morning” and “Twilight Time” (from Days of Future Passed), […]

A-Z of music. V is for Stevie Ray Vaughan. Do you have a favourite track or album? http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/stevie_ray_vaughan Stevie Ray Vaughan Before his untimely death in 1990, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan had become the leading figure in the blues-rock-revival he spearheaded in the mid-’80s. Read it here


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