4 March 1948
On this day in 1948 Michael Barratt who would later adopt the stage name Shkain’ Stevens was born in Ely, Cardiff, Wales.
Shakin’ Stevens holds the distinction of being the UK’s biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s and charting no less than 33 top 40 singles in the UK since 1968.
In 1981 he started a run of 10 top 5 songs including This Ol’ House, Green Door and Oh Julie.
In 1985 he became the first artist ever to appear 50 times on Top of The Pops.