August 30th: Born on this day...
Some pretty cool people actually!
1972, Cameron Diaz, Actress, Long Beach, California. "Something About Mary" etc, and engaged to Justin Trousersnake. Bitch!
1969, Me, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey. No movies. No hit singles. No well hung boyfriend.
1966, Peter Cunnah, D:Ream, (1994 UK No.1 single ‘Things Can Only Get Better’). Met him at Brighton Pride Festival, 1994. A really nice guy!
1964, Robert Clivilles , producer and DJ with C & C Music Factory, (1991 UK No.4 single with ‘Things That Make You Go Hmmm...’ 1991 US No.1 single with ‘Gonna Make You Sweat’). Nearly as great a producer as Oaky....
1963, Paul Oakenfold, Producer, remixer, DJ. Toured with U2, remixed for Simply Red, M People, New Order, Stone Roses and U2. Probably one of the worlds best producers & DJ's!!
1961, Keith McKenzie, The Shamen, (1992 UK No.1 single 'Ebeneezer Goode').
1954, Ronald Beitle, Wild Cherry, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Play That Funky Music'). One of my favourite tracks EVER!
1952, Kenny Andrews, Darts (1978 UK No.2 single 'Boy From New York City'), they start getting uncool here...
1951, Dana, (Rosemary Brown), 1970 Irish Eurovision Song Contest winner, UK No.1 single 'All Kinds Of Everything'), ok, so not cool at all unless you're a eurovision fan!!
1950, Micky Moody guitarist, Juicy Lucy (1970 UK No.14 single 'Who Do You Love'), Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again').
1944, Charles Colbert, American Breed, (1967 US No.5 & UK No. 24 single 'Bend Me Shape Me').
1941, John McNally, The Searchers, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Needles And Pins', 1964 US No.3 single 'Love Potion Number Nine').
1939, John Peel, BBC radio DJ and TV presenter, John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. Longest running BBC Radio 1 and most influential British DJ ever. Peel died in Cuzco, Peru of a heart attack on 25th October 2004 aged 65. (VERY COOL!)
1935, John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas, (1966 US No.1 and UK No.3 single 'Monday Monday'). Phillips died of heart failure aged 65 on 18th March 2001. (is there a pattern with heart failures happening here...??)