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Born on this day in 1947: The Turtles' Mark Volman

Born on this day in 1947 - American guitarist Mark Volman, from the The Turtles who had the US 1967 No.1 single 'Happy Together' and the 1967 hit 'She'd Rather Be with Me'. He later…
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Born on this day in 1947 - Gerry Rafferty

Born on this day in 1947 - Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty who with Stealers Wheel had the 1973 US No.3 & UK No.8 single 'Stuck In The Middle With You'. The song was used in…
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Born on this day in 1944 - Dave Edmunds

Born on this day in 1944 - Dave Edmunds, Welsh singer/songwriter, guitarist, actor and record producer. With Love Sculpture he had the 1968 UK No.5 single 'Sabre Dance' and the solo 1970 UK No.1 and…
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Born on this day in 1945: Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore

Born on this day in 1945 - English guitarist and songwriter Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple, who had the 1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night' and the 1973 US No.4 single 'Smoke On The Water'.…
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Born on this day in 1945: Little Feat's Lowell George

Born on this day in 1945 - American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, Lowell George from Little Feat who had two Top 40 albums during the 70s. Their best-known songs are 'Dixie Chicken' and 'Sailin…
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Born on this day in 1944: Steppenwolf's John Kay

Born on this day in 1944 - German-Canadian rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Kay, from Steppenwolf who had the 1969 US No.2 hit single 'Born To Be Wild'. Steppenwolf sold over 25 million records…
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Born on this day in 1932 - Carl Perkins

Born on this day in 1932 - Singer-songwriter Carl Perkins who had the 1956 US No.2 & UK No.10 single 'Blue Suede Shoes.' Perkins' songs were recorded by Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Johnny Cash.…
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Born on this day in 1947 - Yes guitarist Steve Howe

Born on this day in 1947 - Steve Howe, guitarist with Yes, (1977 UK No.7 'Wonderous Stories', 1983 US No.1 & UK No. 28 single 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart'). Asia, (1982 US No 4…
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Born on this day in 1949 - John Oates

Born on this day in 1949 - American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, singer, songwriter John Oates who with Hall and Oates had the 1982 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Maneater', plus five other…
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This day in 1968: Syd Barrett departs Pink Floyd

This day in 1968 - Pink Floyd announced founder Syd Barrett had officially left the group. Barrett was suffering from psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use. Barrett would release two solo albums in 1970; "The…
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