Channel 4 has commissioned Born On, a peak-time, celebrity-led historical biography series from Outline Productions. The format, distributed internationally by DRG, was a hit in Norway following its launch earlier this year.
Each episode of Born On (4x60') will explore the lives of three individuals all born on the same day - one of whom is now a famous figure, the others ordinary people but with extraordinary stories to tell, and none of whom know each other - to reveal how their lives have unfolded in unexpected directions.
The series will use the contrasting experiences of very different individuals and through their moving, personal perspectives provide a unique and powerful exploration of contemporary British social history.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Born On - Rusty Anderson - Netflix
Russell “Rusty” Anderson (born January 20, 1959) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is known as the lead guitarist for Sir Paul McCartney, though he has worked with an extensive list of artists in addition to his own solo career.
Born On - Rusty Anderson Afternoon - Netflix
Joining with his longtime collaborator, Todd O'Keefe, Anderson formed his new band “Rusty Anderson Afternoon” in 2013. O’Keefe is a Los Angeles musician known for his work with Ray Davies, Black Francis, and The 88. O'Keefe and Anderson had played together for several years in Anderson's solo group, introduced variously as “Rusty Anderson Band” and “Rusty Anderson and Friends”. The band performed in cities throughout the United States, The UK and Iceland. Once Anderson and O'Keefe began sharing songwriting and lead vocal duties it was time to pick a name for the new band. A contest was held online in 2013. Fans voted for their favorite band name and the winner was “Rusty Anderson Afternoon.” The brand new band was showcased in 2013 at the Gibson Beverly Hills showroom debut of the Rusty Anderson Gibson ES-335 signature guitar, in coordination with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental charity. Now officially a band, Rusty Anderson Afternoon released their first single, “Effortless”, on April 30, 2013. “Effortless” made it to #1 at Sirius Radio's “20 on 20". The band released Rusty Anderson Afternoon II on the Oxide Records label on July 31, 2014, produced by Anderson and Paul Ratazcjack, whom Anderson worked with years earlier with the bands Soldier and The Living Daylights. The band's second single, a version of the Stewart and Gouldman song “I’m Not in Love” began in rotation on “The Blend,” a Sirius radio station, in August 2014. Rusty Anderson Afternoon was a featured act at SXSW 2014. In addition to a club performance, the band was featured at SXSW's tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Anderson and O'Keefe performed Hendrix's “Little Wing” and “Spanish Castle Magic” for the debut of the United States Postal Service Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp in Butler Park in Austin, Texas. The band also performed at the Leo Fender Museum Center in Fullerton, California in 2014 and the Hard Rock Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in 2015. In April 2016 the band premiered its next single, “Evidence” on the syndicated worldwide show “Passport Approved”, airing on over 30 alternative radio stations. Their first full album, RAA, produced by Anderson and Ratazcjack on Anderson's Oxide label, was released shortly thereafter in May 2016 and debuted in the Top Ten on iTunes Alternative New Releases chart the week of its release. Early media responses to the record described it as "most accomplished and brilliant. During 2016-2017 the band performed several shows in California, including San Juan Capistrano and at Pepperdine University in Malibu.
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