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Old 07-16-2008, 05:10 PM   #16
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1923, Born on this day, Ed Cassidy, drummer, Spirit, (1969 US No.25 single 'I Got A Line On You').

1942, Born on this day, Nicholas Ashford, Ashford and Simpson, (1979 US No.36 single 'Found A Cure', 1985 UK No. 3 single 'Solid').

1942, Born on this day, Ronnie Bond, The Troggs, (1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Wild Thing'). Bond died on 13th November 1992.

1945, Born on this day, George Wadenius, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').

1949, Born on this day, Zal Cleminson, guitar, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, (1975 UK No.7 single 'Delilah, 1975 album 'Next').

1951, Born on this day, Bruce Day, Santana, (1970 US No.4 single 'Black Magic Woman', 1977 UK No.11 single 'She's Not There'), Pablo Cruise.

1951, Born on this day, Jackie Jackson, The Jackson Five, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'I Want You Back',) The Jacksons, (1977 UK No.1 single 'Show You The Way To Go').

1951, Born on this day, Mick Mars (real name Bob Deal), Motley Crue, (1988 UK No.23 single 'You're All I Need' & 1989 US No.1 album 'Dr Feelgood').

1956, Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps recorded 'Be Bop A Lula.' The track was written three days before the session.

1956, Lonnie Donegan quit Chris Barber's Jazz Band to form his own skiffle group.

1959, Born on this day, Randy Travis, Country singer, 1989 US No.3 album 'No Holdin Back'.

1961, Born on this day, Jay Aston, Bucks Fizz, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Making Your Mind Up' plus 12 other UK Top 40 singles).

1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on UK TV's Top Of The Pops'.

1970, Born on this day, Gregg Alexander, US singer, songwriter, New Radicals, (1999 UK No. 5 single 'You Get What You Give'). Written hits for Ronan Keating, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Enrique Iglesias and the 2003 Grammy award winning song 'The Game Of Love' by Santana and Michelle Branch.

1972, Born on this day, Mike Dirnt, bass, Green Day, (1995 US No.2 album 'Dookie', 1995 UK No.7 single 'Basket Case').

1973, Led Zeppelin opened their 1973 North American tour, which was billed as the 'biggest and most profitable rock & roll tour in the history of the United States'. The group would gross over $3 million from the dates, flying between gigs in 'The Starship' a Boeing 720 passenger jet, complete with bar, shower room, TV and video in a 30' lounge and a white fur bedroom.

1974, Abba were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Waterloo', the groups first of nine UK No.1 singles.

1974, Grand Funk Railroad started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of the Little Eva hit 'The Loco- Motion. It was only the second time that a cover version had been a No.1 as well as the original.

1975, Mud were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their third and final single with 'Oh Boy'.

1978, 'Night Fever' the theme from the film 'Saturday Night Fever' by The Bee Gees was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The groups third No.1.

1979, Born on this day, Lance Bass, *NSYNC, (2000 US No.1 single 'It's Gonna Be Me', 1999 UK No.5 single 'I Want You Back').
1985, Phyllis Nelson was at No.1 on the UK singles with 'Move Closer', her only UK hit.
1989, Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine in Jersey, he was released on £5,000 bail.

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Johnny Marr, Larry Mullen Jnr and a fellow from AceOfBase

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Gary Glitter was formally charged with committing obscene acts with minors on my birthday in 2006, so there's that.
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1953, Born on this day, Alex Lifeson, guitarist, Rush, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Spirit Of Radio' 1982 US No. 21 single 'New World Man'). Lifeson was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honored, as a group.

1956, Born on this day, Glen Matlock, bass, The Rich Kids, (1978 UK No.24 single 'Rich Kids'), and early member of The Sex Pistols and the reformed Sex Pistols.

1965, The Beatles met Elvis Presley for the first and only time when they went to his rented house in Bel Air California. They played together into the early hours jamming along to records.

1966, The Beach Boys 'God Only Knows' peaked at No.2 on the UK singles chart.

1970, Born on this day, Tony Kanal, No Doubt, (1997 UK No.1 single 'Don't Speak', 1997 No.1 US album 'Tragic Kingdom').

1979, Born on this day, Sarah Neufeld, violinist, Arcade Fire, (2005 album ‘Funeral’).

1990, Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in collided with a ski slope. Vaughan came to prominence on David Bowies hit 'Let's Dance'; three members of Eric Claptons entourage were also killed.

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Born on my birthday, July 22:

George Clinton
Don Henley
Emily Saliers
Rufus Wainwright

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Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden
Peter Andre
Josh Groban

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The only ones I recognized from my birthdate were Mick Fleetwood, Jeff Beck and Curt Smith (Tears for Fears).
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Joan Baez
Jimmy Page
Dave Matthews

1971, Led Zeppelin played at London's Royal Albert Hall.
1973, Lou Reed married a cocktail waitress called Betty in New York.
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1945, Born on this day, Rod Argent, keyboards, The Zombies

1949, Born on this day, Alan White, drummer, Plastic Ono Band

1949, Born on this day, Jim Lea, bass, piano, violin, Slade

1958, Born on this day, Nick Van Ede, Cutting Crew

1961, Born on this day, George O'Dowd, (Boy George), singer, DJ. Culture Club

1963, Born on this day, Chris Degarmo, Queensryche

1971, Born on this day, Billy Myers, UK female singer

1983, Born on this day Siobhan Donaghy, vocals, The Sugababes
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ooooooh Fiona Apple was born the same day as me!

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Gary Glitter was formally charged with committing obscene acts with minors on my birthday in 2006, so there's that.

I share my exact birthdate with the bassist from Coldplay; Guy Berryman

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