Born on this day 27th October

1984 – Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne (2002 UK No.3 single ‘Papa Don’t Preach’, 2003 UK No.1 with Ozzy Osbourne, ‘Changes’.

1967 – Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland, vocals, Stone Temple Pilots, (1993 UK No.23 single ‘Plush’). Velvet Revolver, (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album ‘Contraband’). Weiland has also established himself as a solo artist, releasing three studio albums, a cover album, and collaborations with several other musicians since 1998. Weiland died on December 3, 2015 after being found in cardiac arrest on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band The Wildabouts. He was 48 years old.

1958 – Hazell Dean

Hazell Dean, UK singer, (1988 UK No.4 single ‘Who’s Leaving Who’).

1958 – Simon Le Bon

Simon Le Bon, vocals, Duran Duran who scored the 1983 UK No.1 single ‘Is There Something I Should Know’, plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, and the 1984 US No.1 single ‘The Reflex’. Le Bon is also a member of its offshoot Arcadia, who had the 1985 UK No.7 single ‘Election Day’. Le Bon went to Pinner County Grammar School, the same school that Elton John attended some years earlier.

1953 – Peter Dodd

Peter Dodd, guitar, The Thompson Twins, (1984 UK No.2 single ‘You Take Me Up’, 1984 US No.3 single, ‘Hold Me Now’).

1952 – Bill Bottrell

American record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bill Bottrell. He has collaborated with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Electric Light Orchestra, George Harrison, Starship, Tom Petty and Sheryl Crow. Bottrell was a co-writer of Michael Jackson’s hit ‘Black or White’ and also worked on Jackson’s Bad album.

1951 – K. K. Downing

K. K. Downing, English guitarist and songwriter, and one of the founding members of the British heavy metal band Judas Priest. Downing officially left Judas Priest in 2011.

1949 – Garry Tallent

American musician and record producer Garry Tallent who is the bass player with the Bruce Springsteen E Street Band. He started playing with Springsteen in 1971 and as of 2013, and not counting Springsteen himself, Tallent is the only original member of the E Street Band remaining in the band.

1949 – Byron Allred

Byron Allred, keyboards, Steve Miller Band, (1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single ‘The Joker’)

1933 – Floyd Cramer

Floyd Cramer, country piano player, (1961 UK No.1 single ‘On The Rebound’). Worked with Elvis Presley on ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ and other hits. Cramer died on 31st December 1997.