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Number of Records Matching Query: 18
 
BILL CARSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 July 1926
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Carson's 1959 Fiesta Red Stratocaster sold for $66,000 in a Christie's New York auction.

BILLY ECKSTINE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 July 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor , USA
 
Summary: Born in Pittsburgh but raised in Washington, D.C., Eckstine began singing at the age of seven and entered many amateur talent shows.

BOBBY SOWELL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1947
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Sowell was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2002. In 1994, he went out as a solo artist. As a pianist and composer, Sowell has recorded 8 albums, crossing many genres of music, from jazz, pop, rock and roll, honky tonk and blues to country music, gospel and easy listening.

COLIN WALKER
 
Date Born: Friday 8 July 1949
 
Description: Celloist, Pianist, UK
 
Summary: He was a cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra, between 1972 and 1973.

DEE IRWIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Things started to click for him in 1963 when he recorded a cover of "Swinging on a Star" and headed to the UK for an extended tour. The hashed song Bing Crosby hit from nineteen years earlier

EARL VAN DYKE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1930
 
Description: Keyboardist, Arranger, Band leader, USA
 
Summary: Van Dyke played the Steinway grand piano, the Hammond B-3 organ, the Wurlitzer electric piano, the Fender Rhodes, and the celeste and harpsichord.

GEORGE ANTHEIL
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 July 1900
 
Description: Composer, pianist, author, and inventor, USA
 
Summary: A self-described "Bad Boy of Music", his modernist compositions amazed and appalled listeners in Europe and the US during the 1920s with its cacophonous celebration of mechanical devices.

JAI JOHANNY JOHANSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1944
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Known by the stage names Jaimoe or Jaimo, is an American drummer and percussionist who is best known as one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.

JOHNNIE JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1924
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A piano player and blues musician whose work with Chuck Berry led to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

KEVIN BACON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1958
 
Description: Actor, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bacon, the youngest of six children, born to former Park Avenue debutante, his mother, Ruth Hilda 1916-1991, taught elementary school and was a liberal activist, while his father, Edmund Bacon, was a well-respected urban planner.

LOUIS JORDAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 July 1908
 
Description: Vocalist, Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Let The Good Times Roll, a Jordan biography, was written by British jazz historian John Chilton.

MARTY FELDMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 July 1934
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, UK
 
Summary: Feldman was born in London's East End, the son of Jewish immigrants from Kiev.

MICKEY CARROLL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1919
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: An American actor and one of the last surviving munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. YOUTUBE:This is the Lollipop Guild scene from The Wizard of Oz, sung by the original Munchkin actors (Jackie Gerlich, Jerry Maren and Mickey Carroll (singing for Harry Doll)). Afterwards, the dubbed version used in the movie is shown (sung by Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colveg and Harry Stanton).

PAUL CRONIN
 
Date Born: Friday 8 July 1938
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Born the son of a farmer in South Australia, after leaving school Cronin become a farmer himself and learned to shear sheep.

PERCY GRAINGER
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1882
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian-born composer and pianist who worked under the stage name of Percy Aldridge Grainger.

STEVE LAWRENCE
 
Date Born: Monday 8 July 1935
 
Description: Singer, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Lawrence was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Anna and Max Leibowitz, who was a cantor and house painter. He and Gormé married on December 29, 1957 at the El Rancho Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

TEX MORTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1916
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, New Zealand
 
Summary: He was named Tex by fellow New Zealander and radio personality 'Jack Davey' who also became one of Australia's best known showman.

TOBY KEITH
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer
 
Summary: Keith was born the son of Carolyn Joan and Hubert K. Covel Jr. His family moved to Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City when Keith was young.

 
 
 
 

 
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