1942 – Born on this day, Brian Jones, guitar, Rolling Stones, (1966 UK & US No.1 single ‘Paint It Black’, plus 5 other UK No.1 singles and 3 UK No.1 albums). Jones died on July 3rd 1969 after drowning in his swimming pool under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Biography Early life Jones was […]
1942 – Born on this day, Joe South, US singer, songwriter, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.6 single ‘Games People Play’). Worked with Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin.
1942 – Vocalist Paul Jones of Manfred Mann is born in Portsmouth, England. The group has two No. 1 hits: “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” in 1964 and the million-selling “Blinded by the Light,” in 1977.
1942 – Glen Miller became the first person to be awarded a Gold disc, for his ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’, single.
1942 – Songwriter/performer Carole King (Carole Klein) is born on This Day In Rock in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her biggest hit, which stays at No. 1 for five weeks in 1971, is the two-sided single “It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move”. Carole King is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. During the 1960s, she and […]
1942 – Cory Wells of Three Dog Night is born in Buffalo, N.Y.
1942 – Born on this day, Corey Wells, vocals, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single ‘Mamma Told Me Not To Come’).
1942 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “A String of Pearls,” Glenn Miller Orchestra.
1942 – Born on this day, Graham Nash, guitar, vocals, with The Hollies who he left in 1968. Member of Crosby Stills Nash & Young, (1969 UK No.17 single ‘Marrakesh Express’ and 1970 US No.1 album ‘Deja Vu’).