1945 – Gary Lewis (Gary Levitch) of Gary Lewis & the Playboys is born in New York. The group’s only No. 1 song is the million-selling “This Diamond Ring” in 1965.
1945 – Jazz sax player David Sanborn is born. He wins his first Grammy in 1982 as best R&B instrumental performance. He later wins Grammys in the jazz fusion and pop instrumental categories. Elvis Presley plays his first proper concert in Memphis. Earlier in the month he had performed on a flatbed truck. But today […]
1945 – Rick Wright of Pink Floyd is born in London. Chart Toppers ranks the group’s 1973 album “Dark Side of the Moon” as the longest-charting album of all time. It stays on the magazine’s pop album chart for more than 10 years and sells more than 10 million copies.
1945 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe,” Johnny Mercer.
1945 – Kim Carnes is born in Pasadena, Calif. In the late 1960s she is a member of the New Christy Minstrels (along with husband Dave Ellingson and Kenny Rogers). Her biggest hit is the million-selling record “Bette Davis Eyes.” The song tops Chart Toppers’s Hot
1945 – John Lodge, bassist and songwriter for the Moody Blues, is born in Birmingham, England.
1945 – Myra Gale Brown is born today. Thirteen years later she would marry Jerry Lee Lewis.
1945 – Deborah Harry is born in Miami. She is the lead singer of the techno-pop group Blondie from 1975-83. The group has four million-selling No. 1 singles. Its biggest hit is “Call Me,” which tops the chart for six weeks and is the theme for the film “American Gigolo.” Person Deborah Harry Right click […]