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Number of Records Matching Query: 29
Anton Fig
Date Born: Friday 8 August 1952
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: His formal education included studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, studying both jazz and classical disciplines graduating with Honors in 1975.

Basil Kirchin
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1927
Description: Drummer, Composer, UK

Benny Carter
Date Born: Thursday 8 August 1907
Description: Saxophonist, Arranger, USA
Summary: Born the youngest of three children and the only boy, received his first music lessons on piano from his mother.

Branscombe Richmond
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1956
Description: Vocalist , Actor
Summary: He is sometimes credited in films as Richmond Branscombe, Ranscombe Richmon. Branscombe is well known for playing villains and thugs.

Connie Stevens
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1938
Description: Vocalist, Actress
Summary: She was born the daughter of Peter Ingoglia, known as musician Teddy Stevens and singer Eleanor McGinley.

Deborah Conway
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Australian
Summary: After her fourth album Conway played the lead roll in the Australian production of "Always...Patsy Cline". 2001.

Deke Richards
Date Born: Tuesday 8 August 1944
Description: Songwriter and record producer, USA
Summary: One of many white musicians/songwriters who were affiliated with Motown. He wrote and produced The Jackson 5's early hits, including "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", "Mama's Pearl", and "Maybe Tomorrow".

Don Burrows
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1928
Description: Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Flautist, Australia
Summary: In the 1980's he associated closely with the then young James Morrison, helping Morrison to form his style and develop into the world famous musician he later became.

Dustin Hoffman
Date Born: Sunday 8 August 1937
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: While having dinner with Paul McCartney, Dustin Hoffman told the story of the death of Pablo Picasso and his famous last words, "Drink to me, drink to my health. You know I can't drink anymore." Paul had a guitar with him and immediately played an impromptu chord progression while singing the quote. Thus, "Picasso's Last Words", one of the highlights of the "Band On The Run" album, was made.

Esther Williams
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1923
Description: Actress, Swimmer, USA
Summary: Williams born to Bula Myrtle Gilpin and Louis Stanton Williams.

Jane Scali
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
Summary: Jane Scali was a prominent singer on Australia's "Young Talent Time" hosted by Johnny Young during thr seventies.

Jerry Vale
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1932
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Whie still in high school he worked shining shoes in a barbershop in New York City. His version of the National Anthem, recorded in the late 1960s, was a fixture at sporting events for many years.

Jimmy Witherspoon
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1923
Description: Vocalist
Summary: A blues singer with the Jay McShann band in the forties.

John David
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1942
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: The group named "Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show" formed in Bay City, New Jersey in 1968.

John Laws
Date Born: Thursday 8 August 1935
Description: Radio host, Australia

Keith Carradine
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1949
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Carradine was born the son of actress and artist Sonia Sorel and actor John Carradine.

Keith Riordan
Date Born: Thursday 8 August 1940
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Summary: Keith had his own television show in Shepparton.

Lucky Millinder
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1900
Description: Band leader, USA
Summary: Band Leader, never played an instrument, and never sang, but discovered many top names in his time.

Mark Wills
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1973
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
Summary: One of the most popular country singers in America in the 21st Century.

Mel Tillis
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1932
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: As a child, Tillis learned the drums, as well as guitar. At age 16, he won a local talent show, and soon joined the United States Air Force.

Rory Calhoun
Date Born: Tuesday 8 August 1922
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Calhoun was raised in Santa Cruz, California. When he was nine months old, his father died. After his mother remarried, he occasionally used the last name of his stepfather, Durgin.

Sonny Til
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1925
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Til led the group from its start until his death in 1981; by 1960 he was the only original member left in the group.

The Edge
Date Born: Tuesday 8 August 1961
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, UK
Summary: In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named The Edge #24 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"

Tim Gaze
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1953
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Gaze joined his first major band, Tamam Shud, in late 1969

Todd Cerney
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1953
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: He began his song-writing career after moving to Nashville, where he initially worked at Buzz Cason's Creative Studios as a sound engineer.

Urbie Green
Date Born: Sunday 8 August 1926
Description: Trombonist, USA
Summary: He has played on over 250 recordings and has released more than two dozen albums as a soloist and is highly respected by his fellow trombonists.

Vanessa Amorosi
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1981
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Her largest audience came in September 2000 with performances at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics and at the Paralympic Games.

Victor Young
Date Born: Thursday 8 August 1901
Description: Composer, arranger, violinist and conductor, USA
Summary: He was musical director for many of Bing Crosby's recordings for the American branch of Decca Records.

Webb Pierce
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1921
Description: Vocal, Guitarist, Co,poser, US
Summary: His "There Stands the Glass" is featured in the 2005 documentary No Direction Home by Martin Scorsese.

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