1945 – Wayne Fontana is born in England as Glyn Geoffrey Ellis. With his Mindbenders, he scored a No. 1 with “Game of Love” in 1965.
1948 – Black Oak Arkansas guitarist Rickie Reynolds is born in … Black Oak, Ark.
1948 – Guitarist Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest is born.
1948 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Twelfth Street Rag,” Pee Wee Hunt Orchestra.
1948 – Weedy English balladeer Chris DeBurgh (“The Lady in Red”) is born in Argentina.
1948 – Boney M’s Marcia Barrett is born in St. Catherine, Jamaica. The M’s biggest hit was in 1978 with “Rivers of Babylon.”
1948 – Jackson Browne is born in Heidelberg, West Germany.
1948 – Composer Glenn Branca is best known for his guitar-noise concertos. But he was also a member of “no wave” band Theoretical Girls and Static. And he first comes into the world today.
1948 – The great reggae vocalist Delroy Wilson is born in Kingston. The Jamaican hit-maker scored his first hit when he was a mere 11 years old.
1948 – Fleetwood Mac songwriter Lindsey Buckingham is born in Palo Alto, Calif. Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer, most notable for being a member of the musical group Fleetwood Mac. Aside from his tenure with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has also released five solo albums and a live […]
1948 – Cub Koda, who wrote the memorable anthem “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room” as part of Brownsville Station, is born in Detroit.