1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “My Girl,” The Temptations. The song is written by Smokey Robinson.
1950 – Damon Harris, occasional member of the Temptations, is born in Baltimore.
1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in London. He first records with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo. His two No. 1 songs are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance.” David Bowie (IPA: Although he released an album and numerous singles earlier, David Bowie first caught […]
1940 – Norman Whitfield is born on This Day in Rock! American songwriter and producer he best known for his work with Berry Gordy’s Motown. Norman Collaborated with Barrett Strong to produce the hits “I Heard It through the Grapevine”, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “(I Know) I’m Losing You”, “Cloud Nine”, “War”, “Papa Was […]
1900 – Although jazz legend Louis Armstrong always claimed to have been born on this date, later scholarship established that his birthday was on August 4, 1901. Louis Armstrong (4 August 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Sachimo and Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer. Coming to prominence in the 20s […]