18 июля: Posted by Dmitri Kazantsev on 17 Jul 2018, 23:05
1929, Born on this day, American singer, songwriter, musician Screamin' Jay Hawkins. A Golden Gloves boxing champion at 16, he was married nine times, fathered over 30 children, spent two years in jail and was temporary blinded by one of his flaming props on stage in 1976. He recorded 'I Put A Spell On You' in 1956, (which was covered by many acts including The Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Nina Simone). He died on 12 February 2000 aged 70 after emergency surgery for an aneurysm.
1938, Born on this day, Ian Stewart, keyboard player, The Rolling Stones. Stewart died of a heart attack in his doctor's Harley Street waiting room on 12th December 1985.
1939, Born on this day, Brian Auger, keyboards, (1968 UK No.5 single with Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger And The Trinity, 'This Wheel's On Fire').
1939, Born on this day, Dion Dimucci, US singer, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'Runaround Sue').
1941, Born on this day, Martha Reeves, American R&B and pop singer and former politician, (1964 US No.2 & 1969 UK No.4 single with The Vandellas 'Dancing In The Street', plus ten US & six UK other top 40 singles).
1941, Born on this day, Lonnie Mack, American rock, blues and country singer-guitarist. In the early 1960s, he was a "pioneer" in virtuoso rock guitar soloing whose recordings were pivotal to the emergence of the electric guitar as a lead voice in rock music. For this, it has been said that he launched the era of "modern rock guitar". He scored the hit single instrumentals, 'Memphis' and 'Wham!' Mack died of natural causes on April 21, 2016, in hospital near his log-cabin home, seventy miles east of Nashville, Tennessee.
1950, Born on this day, Glenn Hughes from American disco group The Village People. They had the hit singles 'Macho Man', 'In the Navy', 'Go West and the 1978 US No.2 hit 'YMCA'. The group's name refers to New York City's Greenwich Village, at the time known for its large gay population. Hughes died on 4th March 2001.
1950, Born on this day, Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records and the Virgin Empire.
1954, Born on this day, Ricky Scaggs, country singer, 1982 Country Music Association singer of the year, (US country No.1 single 'Crying My Heart Out Over You').