1943 – Paul Cotton (Poco) is born.
1943 – George Harrison of the Beatles is born in Liverpool, England. (He tells Chart Toppers magazine in a 1992 interview that he had only recently learned that his Birthday was not Feb. 25.) However, All references still on the web say it is the 25th. Does anyone have a birth certificate? After the breakup […]
1943 – Producer and executive David Geffen is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Geffen, who graduates from high school in the bottom ten percent of his class and later drops out of two different colleges, forms Geffen Records in 1980.
1943 – Saxophonist Maceo Parker, one of James Brown’s most acclaimed sidemen, is born This Day In Rock in Kinston, North Carolina. Maceo (pronounced /ˈmeɪsiːoʊ/;) Parker is an American funk and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk) in the 1970s. On many of Brown’s […]
1943 – Soul/blues singer Little Johnny Taylor, whose biggest hit was “Part Time Love,” is born in Memphis.
1943 – Barbara Lewis, Pop/soul singer and composer is born in South Lyon, Mich. Her biggest hit was 1963’s No. 3 “Hello Stranger.” By her teens Lewis was writing and recording with record producer Ollie McLaughlin (a black DJ at Ann Arbor radio station WHRV, now WAAM, who is also credited with discovering Del Shannon). In […]
1943 – Born on This Day In Rock, Creed Bratton, Grass Roots, (1968 US No.5 single ‘Midnight Confessions’, plus 13 other US Top 40 singles). Background and education Born William Charles Schneider in Los Angeles, he grew up in Coarsegold, California, a small town near Yosemite National Park. His grandparents, mother, and father were musicians, […]
1943 – Fabian (Fabiano Forte), an American teen idol, is born in Philadelphia This Day In Rock. He only releases two albums, both in 1959. In the same year with “Hound Dog Man” he begins his acting career. After performing several times on American Bandstand he rose to national prominence with Eleven of his songs […]
1943 – Born on this day, Chuck Winfield, trumpet, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 USNo.2 & UK No.35 single ‘You’ve Made Me So Very Happy’).
1943 – Born on this day, Dennis Edwards, The Temptations, (1971 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Just My Imagination’ and re- issued ‘My Girl’ UK No.2 in 1992).
1943 – Born on this day, Eric Haydock, bass, The Hollies, over 25 Top 40 singles since 1963, (1972 US No.2 single ‘Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress’, 1988 UK No.1 single ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, first released in 1969.
1943 – Born on this day, Peter Macbeth, The Foundations, (1967 UK No.1 single ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You’, 1969 US No.3 single ‘Build Me Up A Buttercup’).