Today is the birthday of Shane Evans, drummer
Collective Soul. Collective Soul shone through the gloomy days of the early
1990s when all around them was awash in anger and angst, scoring their
hit with the pro-God "Shine."
The group--Evans, vocalist Ed Roland and
his guitarist brother Dean, bassist Will Turpin and guitarist Ross
in 1994 with Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid and
a niche with their riff-heavy sound and harmonized vocals.
Collective Soul returned with a self-titled sophomore work which was a
experimental although it landed the group in some choice touring
opening for Van Halen--and scored hits with "The World I Know"
Collective Soul released their third album, Disciplined
Breakdown, earlier this year and is already finding some success with
first single, "Precious Declaration."
Other birthdays: Roger Taylor
(ex-Duran Duran drummer), Duane Eddy, Bobby Rydell, Georgio Moroder, Gary
Wright, Tony Murray (Troggs), the late Pete Ham (Badfinger), Jimmy Hall
Willie), Michael Damian, T-Boz (TLC) and David Hughes (Trash Can Sinatras).