Born On: February 11th


1935- Gene Vincent: Gene Vincent, (born Eugene Craddock), US rock ‘n’ roll singer with His Blue Caps who had a 1956 US No.7 & UK No.16 single with ‘Be Bop A Lula’. Vincent died on October 12th 1971.

1939- Gerry Goffin: Gerry Goffin, American songwriter of over 20 US hits with his then wife Carol King, including The Shirelles 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow', The Drifters 'Up On The Roof', The Chiffons, 'One Fine Day', Herman's Hermits, 'I'm Into Something Good'. Goffin died on 19th June 2014 at the age of 75 in Los Angeles. After he and King divorced, Goffin wrote with other composers, including Barry Goldberg and Michael Masser, with whom he wrote 'Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)' and 'Saving All My Love for You', also No.1 hits. During his career Goffin wrote over 114 Billboard Hot 100 hits, including eight chart-toppers, and 72 UK hits.

1940-Bobby Pickett: Bobby 'Boris' Pickett, who had the 1962 US No.1 & 1973 UK No.3 single 'The Monster Mash'. The song was a spoof on the dance crazes popular at the time, including the Twist and the Mashed Potato. Pickett died of leukaemia at the age of 69 on April 25th 2007.

1941- Sergio Mendes: Sergio Mendes, Brazilian singer, who had the 1983 US No.4 & UK No.45 single 'Never Gonna Let You Go'.

1942- Otis Clay: Otis Clay, American R&B and soul singer, who started in gospel music. He recorded the original version of 'The Only Way Is Up' in 1980 which later became a chart-topping single for Yazz and the Plastic Population. Clay died on January 8, 2016.

1946- Ray Lake: Ray Lake, singer with British soul group The Real Thing, who had the 1976 UK No.1 single 'You To Me Are Everything'.

1947- Derek Shulman: Derek Shulman, Simon Dupree And The Big Sound who had the 1967 UK No.9 single 'Kites' and then became a member of Gentle Giant. He later became a successful record exec, signing Bon Jovi, Pantara, Nickleback and others.

1950- Rochelle Fleming: Rochelle Fleming, singer, with First Choice who had the 1973 UK No.9 single 'Smarty Pants.

1953- Alan Rubin: Alan Rubin, The Blues Brothers, who had the 1990 UK No.12 single 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love'.

1953- Neil Henderson: Neil Henderson, guitarist from Scottish pop group Middle Of The Road, who had the 1971 UK No.1 single 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep', which is one of only a few singles to have sold in excess of 10 million physical copies.

1962- Sheryl Crow: Sheryl Crow, US singer, songwriter, who had the 1994 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'All I Wanna Do', 1993 album 'Tuesday Night Music Club'. Crow worked as a backing singer on the Michael Jackson 'Bad' tour.

1969- Andrew Lovell: Andrew Lovell, percussion, with English group M People, who had the 1993 UK No.2 single 'Moving On Up', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles.

1972- Craig Jones: Craig Jones, American metal musician best known as the sampler and keyboardist in Slipknot, in which he chose #5. Jones joined the band in 1996.

1974- D'Angelo: D'Angelo, (Michael Archer), who had the 1996 UK No. 21 single 'Lady'.

1977- Mike Shinoda: Mike Shinoda, guitar, vocals, with Linkin Park, who had the 2002 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'In The End', and the 2002 US No.2 & 2001 UK No.4 album Hybrid Theory.

1979- Brandy: Brandy, American singer, who had the 1998 US No.1 and UK No.2 single with Monica, 'The Boy Is Mine'.

1981- Kelly Rowland: Kelly Rowland, singer with Destiny's Child who had the 2000 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Say My Name', and the 2001 US & UK No.1 single & album 'Survivor'. as a solo artist had the 2003 UK No.2 single 'Stole', and the 2002 US & UK No.1 single with Nelly 'Dilemma'. Rowland joined the judging panel on the eighth series of the British reality television competition The X Factor in 2011.

1984- Aubrey O'Day: Aubrey O'Day, singer, with American girl group Danity Kane, (formed on the MTV reality show Making the Band 3). They became the first female group in Billboard history to debut their first two albums at the top of the charts.


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