Born on this day in 1903, in London, England, entertainer Bob Hope. Hope starred in dozens of theatrical releases, including; Road To Morocco, My Favorite Brunette, and Paleface.
Born on this day in 1958, in Woking, England, musician Paul Weller. In the 1970’s and 80’s, Weller fronted The Jam and Style Council, before moving on to a solo career.
Born on this day in 1945, in Chiswick, England, musician and songwriter, Pete Townshend, of The Who. Townshend wrote dozens of now-classic songs with that band, including; I Can’t Explain, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, and Baba O’Reilly. At 77 years of age, he shows no signs of slowing down.
Born on this day in 1936, in Lancashire, England, actor Albert Finney. Finney has had an illustrious career, starring in Tom Jones, Scrooge, Annie and so many more.
Born on this day in 1955, in Southampton, Hampshire, musician Howard Jones. Jones owned the 80’s, with a string of more than a dozen radio hits, including New Song, No One Is To Blame and Things Can Only Get Better.
Born on this day in 1956, in Birmingham, England, musician, Dave Wakeling, of The Beat and General Public fame. Cheers, Dave!
Born on this day in 1926, in London, England, record producer, arranger, conductor and musician, George Martin. Martin famously worked with The Beatles, but his storied career included collaborations with Cilla Black, America, Gerry & The Pacemakers, UFO, Cheap Trick, Elton John and many more.
Born on this day in 1932, in Surrey, England, singer and actress, Petula Clark. Clark was an international sensation in the 1950’s and 1960’s, with her hits; Downtown, A Sign Of The Times, I Know A Place and many others. Her film credits include; Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Finian’s Rainbow and Never Never Land.
Born on this day in 1951, in Herefordshire, England, drummer and songwriter, Martin Chambers. Chambers is known for his work with The Pretenders and Mott The Hoople.
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