August 28th: Born on this day

1939, Born on this day, Clem Cattini, drums, The Tornadoes (1962 UK & US No.1 single ‘Telstar’). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart. Cattini has featured on a record 44 different UK number one singles, from artists such as Tom Jones, T. Rex, The Seekers, Bay City Rollers, Rolf Harris and Hot Chocolate.

1942, Born on this day, Sterling Morrison, guitar, Velvet Underground, (1968 song ‘White Light White Heat’). Morrison died of cancer on 30th August 1995.

1943, Born on this day, Ann Lantree, The Honeycombs, (1964 UK No.1 single ‘Have I The Right’).

1943, Born on this day, David Soul, actor, singer (1977 UK & US No.1 single ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’).

1946, Born on this day, Ken Andrews, Middle Of The Road, (1971 UK No.1 single ‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’).

1948, Born on this day, Danny Seraphine, drums, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single ‘If You Leave Me Now’).

1949, Born on this day, Hugh Cornwell, guitar, vocals, The Stranglers, (1982 UK No.2 single ‘Golden Brown’, and over 20 other Top 40 hits). Solo.

1949, Born on this day, Martin Lamble drums, Fairport Convention, (1969 UK No.21 single ‘Si Tu Dois Partir’). Killed on 14th May 1969 when the bands van crashed on the way home from a gig in Birmingham, England.

1951, Born on this day, Wayne Osmond, Vocals, The Osmonds, (1971 US No.1 single ‘One Bad Apple’, 1971 US 1974 UK No.1 single ‘Love Me For A Reason’, plus 9 other US & UK Top 40 singles).

1961, Born on this day, Kim Appleby, singer, Mel and Kim, (1987 UK No.1 single ‘Respectable’).

1965, Born on this day, Shania Twain, Canadian singer, (Eilleen Regina Edwards), biggest selling UK album of 1999, ‘Come On Over.’ Sold over 34 million world wide. 1999 UK No.3 single ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’.

1969, Born on this day, Mary McCartney, a daughter to Paul and Linda McCartney Mary was named after Paul’s mother (who he mentioned in the song ‘Let It Be’).

1969, Born on this day, Jack Black, actor, comedian and musician. One half of the comedy/rock duo Tenacious D with Kyle Gass.

1974, Born on this day, Peter Turner, bass, Elbow, won the Mercury Music Prize for their 2008 album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.

1986, Born on this day, Florence Welch, singer, Florence and the Machine, (2009 UK No.1 album ‘Lungs’).

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