August 27th: Born on this day

1937, Born on this day, Phil Shulman, Simon Dupree And The Big Sound, (1967 UK No.9 single ‘Kites’). Gentle Giant.

1942, Born on this day, B.J. Thomas, singer, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.38 single ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’).

1942, Born on this day, Daryl Dragon, The Captain and Tennille, (1980 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ‘Do That To Me One More Time’).

1945, Born on this day, Malcolm Allured, Showaddywaddy, (1976 UK No.1 single ‘Under The Moon Of Love’, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

1947, Born on this day, percussionist David Leon ‘Billy’ Knight, (1973 US No.1 single ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’, 1975 UK No.4 single ‘The Way We Were’ plus 20 other UK Top 40 singles). Died on 6th December 2002.

1951, Born on this day, Kevin Kavanaugh, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, (1978 album ‘Hearts Of Stone’).

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.

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

1977, Born on this day, Mase, US male rapper (Mason Betha), 1998 UK No. 2 single with Brandy, ‘Top Of The World’ also worked with Puff Daddy, Blackstreet, Notorious B.I.G.

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

1986, Born on this day, US R&B singer Mario, (born Mario Dewar Barrett), US R&B singer, (2004 US No.1 and 2005 UK No.2 single ‘Let Me Love You’).

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