1944 – Drummer Dino Danelli of the Rascals is born in Jersey City, N.J. Sometimes referred to as power pop’s first supergroup, Fotomaker was founded by former Rascals members Gene Cornish (bass) and Dino Danelli (drums), who had played together in a previous post-Rascals band called Bulldog. The two contacted ex-Raspberries guitarist Wally Bryson, then […]
1944 – Bobby Womack (Cleveland, Ohio) is born. Bobby Womack (born Robert Dwayne Womack, March 4, 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Working in the soul and R&B genres, he achieved his greatest success in the 1970s and 1980s.
1935 – Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Miss., one of a pair of twins. His brother Jessie is stillborn. Chart Toppers ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog” stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record […]
1929 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – one of rock’s original showmen – is allegedly born on this date in Cleveland.
1925 – Singer Little Jimmy Scott – much beloved by Lou Reed – is born in Cleveland.
1924 – Henry Mancini is born in Cleveland. He goes on to win four Oscars and 20 Grammy Awards, including the first best album Grammy for the 1958 album “The Music from Peter Gunn.” Early life Mancini was born Enrico Nicola Mancini in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up near Pittsburgh, […]