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Have you ever done this? Go to http://www.thisdayinmusic.com and enter your day and month.


And it shows all the birthdays for that day. Here's mine for Jan 17th. Some good ones! (I left the bad ones out).


1948, Born on this day, Mick Taylor, guitar, John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, joined The Rolling Stones, in 1969 left in 1974. (1971 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Brown Sugar'). Also worked with Bob Dylan, Mike Oldfield, Jack Bruce and Ron Wood.


1955, Born on this day, Steve Earle, US singer, songwriter, (1988 UK No. 45 single Copperhead Road', Country and independent No.1 album Trancendental Blues.' Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Gretchen Peters, Shawn Colvin and Eddi Reader have all covered his songs).


1956, Born on this day, Paul Young, singer, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Wherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Home', 1985 US No.1 single 'Everytime You Go Away'. The Streetband, (1978 UK No.18 single 'Toast.' Also lead singer with 1980's Q-Tips a soul covers band.


1959, Born on this day, Susanna Hoffs, guitar vocals, The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with Prince song 'Manic Monday', 1986 US No.1 single 'Walk Like An Egyptian').


1963, Born on this day, Andy Rourke, bass, The Smiths, (1984 UK No.10 single 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
 

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Here's mine for Jan 5th -


1923, Born on this day, Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, the first label of Elvis Presley's recordings. Recorded Carl Perkins, Ike Turner, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis. Phillips died on 30th July 2003.


1940, Born on this day, Athol Guy, singer, The Seekers, (1965 UK No.1 single 'I'll Never Find Another You').


1941, Born on this day, Grady Thomas, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').


1949, Born on this day, George Brown, singer, Kool & The Gang, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Celebration', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 hits).


1950, Born on this day, Chris Stein, guitar, Blondie. (Five UK No.1 singles including 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and 1978 world-wide No.1 album 'Parallel Lines').


1951, Born on this day, Biff Byford, vocals, Saxon, (1980 UK No.5 album 'Wheels Of Steel').


1964, Born on this day, Grant Young, drums, Soul Asylum, (1993 US No.5 and UK No.7 single 'Runaway Train').


1964, Born on this day, Phil Thornalley, songwriter, vocals, guitar, Johnny Hates Jazz, The Cure. Writer of Natalie Imbruglia word- wide hit 'Torn'.


1966, Born on this day, Kate Schellenbach, singer, Luscious Jackson, (1997 UK No.25 single 'Naked Eye').


1969, Born on this day, Brian Warner, (Marilyn Manson), 1998 US No.1 album, 'Mechanical Animals', UK No. 12 single, 'The Dope Show'. Named himself after Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson.


1970, Born on this day, Jeffrey Jey, singer, Italian group Eiffel 65, (1999 UK No.1 single 'Blue (Da Ba Dee'). The single was also No.1 in Norway, Austria, Finland, Germany and Denmark.


1970, Born on this day, Troy Van Leeuwen, American guitarist, Queens of the Stone Age.


1976, Born on this day, Matthew Walter Wachter, bassist Angels & Airwaves, 30 Seconds to Mars.
 

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Didn't know Billie Holiday was born the same day I was, and I loves me some jazz.
 

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Notable event:

2004, Liza Minnelli's former bodyguard accused the singer of forcing him to have sex with her in order to keep his job, court documents revealed. M'hammed Soumayah was suing Minnelli for $100m damages, saying she made "many repeated attempts" to compel him into sex and he "eventually succumbed".


Birthdays:

1950, Born on this day, Jim Peterik, guitar, keyboards, vocals, Ides Of March, (1970 US No.2 single 'Vehicle), Survivor, (1982 US & UK No.1 single 'Eye Of The Tiger').


1969, Born on this day, Gary Powell, drummer, The Libertines, (2004 UK No.1 album ‘The Libertines’). Played with the New York Dolls for their 2004 reunion shows, Dirty Pretty Things, (2006 UK No.3 album ‘Waterloo to Anywhere’).


Not much else on Nov 11th really. Well there's always Veteran's Day.
 
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