On this day (music related)

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    • 1940 - Thomas John Woodward (Tom Jones) is born in the village of Treforest in Glamorgan, Wales.



    • 1958 - Prince Rogers Nelson (Prince) is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He's named after his father's jazz combo, the Prince Rogers Trio.



    • 1967 - Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, others) is born in Santa Monica, California.



    • 1993 - On his 35th birthday, Prince changes his name to an unpronounceable symbol, making him, literally, an icon. It was a FU to his record company, Warner Bros. After his contract with them expires (in 2000) he changes his name back.
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    Dagnabbit, I think this thread should be pinned.
    Cudos again, Ian.
     
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    • 1944 - Boz Scaggs is born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio. In 1976 he released his best-selling album Silk Degrees, which has since been certified 5x Platinum in the US. This song was co-written with David Paich (who later formed Toto).



    • 1953 - Bonnie Tyler is born Gaynor Hopkins in Skewen, Neath, Wales. This is a Jim Steinmann (he wrote it) rock-opera masterpiece:






    • 1960 - Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) is born in Manchester, England.





    • 1967 - Procul Harum are #1 in the UK with 'A Whiter Shade of Pale'. The original writing credits were for Gary Brooker and Keith Reid only. On 30 July 2009, Matthew Fisher (who played the distinctive Hammond M-102 organ) won co-writing credit for the music in a unanimous ruling from the Law Lords (a UK Appeals Court).




    • 1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Band On The Run'. George Harrison had unwittingly contributed the first line of one part of the song: "If we ever get out of here" when he said it during one of the many Beatles' business meetings.
     
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    • Lester William Polsfuss (Les Paul) in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He dies aged 94 on 12 August 2009. Rock on Mr Paul.

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    • 1984 - Cyndi Lauper started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Time After Time' a No.3 hit in the UK. Lauper co-wrote 'Time After Time' with Philadelphia based Rob Hyman of The Hooters.




    • 1986 - Genesis release the album 'Invisible Touch'. It is their most successful album (6x platinum in the US) and the title track is their only US #1




    • 1990 - M.C. Hammer's (birth name Stanley Kirk Burrell) debut album 'Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em' starts a record breaking 21 week stay at the top of the US album charts, making it the longest uninterrupted stay at the top since the album charts started.




    • 1990 - Wilson Phillips hit #1 on the Hot 100 with "Hold On". In doing so they match a feat accomplished by their famous parents in the 1960s. Wendy and Carnie Wilson are the daughters of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, and Chynna Phillips was born to John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas.


     
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    • 1961 - Maxi Priest is born Max Elliott in Lewisham, London, England. He has a US #1 with "Close To You" in 1990.






    • 1975 - Eagles release their fourth studio album 'One of These Nights' which became the Eagles' first No.1 album on Billboard's chart. The album produced three top 10 singles "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes" and "Take It to the Limit".





    • 1978 - Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta go to #1 on the US singles chart with "You're The One That I Want" (also a #1 hit in the UK). ONJ and JT also had another UK #1 with "Summer Nights" - which (and I think I am right in saying this) is unique for a male-female duet.





    • 1978 - Joe Walsh releases "Life's Been Good" (US #12)






    • 2007 - In the last scene of the HBO series The Sopranos, "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey plays on the jukebox while Tony Soprano sits at a diner. It cuts to black on the line, "Don't Stop."
     
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    And of course...

    Ray Charles
    23 September 1930 – 10 June 2004

    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 twice and fathered twelve children by nine different women appeared in the 1980 hit movie, The Blues Brothers was also the winner of 17 Grammy Awards. Plus he sang this:

     
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    • 1949 - ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard (insert reference to him not having a beard, here) is born in Frankston, Texas.


    • 1966 - "Paint It Black" is the US #1.




    • 1971 - A drunken Dennis Wilson, drummer for The Beach Boys, accidentally puts his hand through the glass door of his home, severing nerves that keep him from his instrument for the better part of 3 years.



    • 1976 - Wild Cherry release "Play That Funky Music". The song will go to # 1 in the US later that year.




    • 1976 - The Carpenters release the album 'A Kind of Hush'



     
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    6/11/1949, Hank makes an impression at a little theater in Nashville.

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    • 1966 - After buying pot from an undercover cop posing as a student at his high school, Steven Tallarico is arrested and charged with drug possession. He is given a year's probation and labelled a "Youthful Offender," which later keeps him from getting drafted. Tallarico later becomes Steven Tyler and forms Aerosmith.


    • 1958 - Meredith Brooks, best known for her 1997 hit "B!tch", is born in Corvalis, Oregon. This went # 2 in Australia (see below):


    And for those who appreciate good (or maybe bad, depending on ones tastes) satire - this is "Bloke", a a p!ss-take version of "B!tch" by Australian comedian Chris Franklin, and it went # 1 in Australia (in 2000). Fair warning....





    • 1959 - John Linnell of They Might be Giants is born in New York City. Make a little birdhouse in your soul, good people of TDPRI....




    • 1964 - The Zombies record "She's Not There" (this was a US # 2).





    • 1965 - The Supremes score their fifth consecutive US # 1 (the first American group to accomplish this feat), when "Back In My Arms Again", goes to the top of the charts.
     
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    • 1940 - Dennis Locorriere (lead vocalist and guitarist for Dr. Hook) is born in Union City, New Jersey. "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" was a 1979 US # 6.




    • 1967 - Colin Hay arrives in Australia (having left Scotland). He later forms Men At Work (where he is the vocalist and principal songwriter). This is Mr Hay @ Norm's Rare Guitars performing a solo acoustic version of the 1983 US #3 "Overkill".



    • 1968 - David Gray, is born in Sale, Cheshire, England. "Babylon" was a 2000 UK #5 hit.



    • 1970 - Bread release Bread release the "Make It With You", a 1970 US # 1.




    • 1988 - Paula Abdul's debut album, 'Forever Your Girl', is released. An accomplished cheerleader and choreographer, she proves successful as a singer as well, as the album goes # 1, sells 7+ million copies in the US and produces four US #1 hits: "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted" and "Opposites Attract" (which also went #1 in Australia. None of the 3 other songs listed here made Top 20 down under).
     
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