1939 – Ron Nagle, rock producer (Riding with the King)
1939 – Barbara Ellis of the Fleetwoods is born in Olympia, Wash.
1939 – Born on this day, Bobby Hart, singer, songwriter, (1968 US No 8 single with Tommy Boyce, ‘I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonite’, also wrote ‘Last Train To Clarksville’, ‘I’m Not Your Stepping Stone’ and ‘Scooby Doo Where Are You.’ Sold over 40m records.
1939 – Born on this day, Harold and Herbie Kalin, The Kalin Twins. 1958 UK No.1 & US No.5 single ‘When.’ The brothers were the first twins to score a No.1 record.
1939 – Born on this day, Ray Manzarek, keyboards, The Doors, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.9 single ‘Light My Fire’ & 1971 single ‘Riders On The Storm’). Raymond Daniel Manzarek, Jr. or Manczarek is an American musician, singer, producer, movie director, writer, co-founder, and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973, and the […]
1939 – Pop lyricist Gerry Goffin is born on This Day In Rock in Queens, N.Y. Working at the Brill Building, he wrote scores of classics with Carole King, including “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”. Gerry Goffin is an American lyricist. In 1990, he was inducted into […]
1939 – Roberta Flack is born in Asheville, N.C. Her biggest hit is “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” which top Chart Toppers’s Hot 100 for six weeks in 1972. The song is featured in the Clint Eastwood film “Play Misty for Me.”
1939 – born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on This Day In Rock is Songwriter Barry Mann, who with his wife, Cynthia Weill, wrote such pop classics as “On Broadway” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” Barry Mann and lyricist Cynthia Weil operated a publishing company called Dyad Music. Mann’s first hit single as a writer […]