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Number of Records Matching Query: 29
 
ART BAXTER
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: An English rock singer during the fifties.

ARTHUR Q. BRYAN
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1899
 
Description: Comedian and voice actor
 
Summary: Bryan's Fudd was so popular that the character's shorts were used to create and develop the character of Bugs Bunny, with the first official Bugs Bunny appearance coming in the Fudd cartoon, A Wild Hare.

BEKKA BRAMLETT
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1958
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, USA
 
Summary: She is the daughter of popular music duo Delaney and Bonnie.

BILLY BURNETTE
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Billy met Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame during the shooting of a Dick Clark Anniversary Special. A few months later, Fleetwood invited Billy to join his new band, The Zoo, which released an album on RCA in 1983, I'm Not Me.

CHRIS FRANTZ
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1951
 
Description: Drums, percussion, USA
 
Summary: He is ranked number 12 in Stylus Magazine`s list of the 50 greatest rock drummers.

DARREN HAYES
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: He is the youngest of three children. He started performing for his mother in his lounge room from an early age. At Mabel Park High School, Hayes appeared in the school musicals

DAVID ROWNTREE
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1964
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Rowntree is a computer animator, and owns an animation company called Nanomation. He directed two series of the South Park.

DON RICKLES
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1926
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
 
Summary: It has been said that being insulted by Rickles is like "wearing a badge of honor".

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Spain
 
Summary: Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, the third and final child of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Filipina socialite and Hola! magazine journalist Isabel Preysler.

GARY GLITTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 May 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Glam rock singer during the seventies and one of Brits favorites in the seventies.

JACK BLANCHARD AND MISTY MORGAN
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1942
 
Description: Vocal Duo, USA
 
Summary: Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan is an American country music duo from Florida.

JACK BLAND
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1899
 
Description: Banjoist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Played with Gene Krupa, Eddie Condon and many more top names of the time in the twenties and the forties. YOUTUBE: Red McKenzie playing paper & comb and singing I Ain't Got Nobody, also an interesting banjo solo from Jack Bland.

JACKIE ORSZACZKY
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1948
 
Description: Singer, band leader, bassist, composer, arranger, producer
 
Summary: Orszaczky toured Australia in 1970-71 with the jazz-fusion group Syrius. During the tour the group recorded an album in Melbourne, that was released both in Australia and Hungary.

JAMES MOTORHEAD SHERWOOD
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone,
 
Summary: Sherwood and Zappa met in high school in 1956. Sherwood was in a class with Zappa's brother Bobby, who introduced the two after learning that Sherwood was a collector of blues records.

JIM SHERWOOD
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Saxophonist,USA
 
Summary: An American rock musician notable for playing soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone.

JOHN FRED
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His group, John Fred and the Playboys, was formed in 1956; their first hit single was 1958's "Shirley".

KEITH JARRETT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1945
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: In 2003, Jarrett received the Polar Music Prize, the first (and to this day only) recipient not to share the prize with a co-recipient,and in 2004 he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. In 2008, he was inducted into the Down Beat Hall of Fame in the magazine's 73rd Annual Readers' Poll.

KEITH JARRETT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1945
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Jazz pianist started playing in the sixties unit `THE CHARLES LLOYD QUARTET`and also playing with Miles Davis in the seventies.

MARC BOLAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: With band ’John’s Children’ then formed ’TYRANNOSAURUS REX’ later ’T REX’

MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1976
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: She is the daughter of American folk singer and actor Loudon Wainwright III and Canadian folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle.

MARY LOU WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 May 1910
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Noted as the leading female of jazz instrumentalist.

MELISSA GILBERT
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1964
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for her role in TV’s ’Little House On The Prairie’ with Michael Landon during the seventies.

PAUL SAMWELL SMITH
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1943
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: While in The Yardbirds, he worked with record producers such as Mickie Most, Simon Napier-Bell and Giorgio Gomelsky and co-produced and engineered much of their music.

PHILIP BAILEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Co founder and member of 'Earth Wind And Fire' He Joined the group in 1971.

RED NICHOLS
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1905
 
Description: Trumpeter, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Nichols became one of the busiest phonograph session musicians of his era, making hundreds of recording sessions of jazz and hot dance band music. He also played in several Broadway shows.

RICK NELSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 May 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1972, Nelson reached the top 40 one last time with "Garden Party", a song he wrote in disgust after a Madison Square Garden audience booed him when he tried playing new songs instead of just his old hits from the 1950s and 1960s. "Garden Party" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and was certified as a gold single. "Garden Party" was a hit at the same time Elvis Presley was having his last top 10 single, "Burning Love"

ROBERT JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1911
 
Description: Guitarist
 
Summary: Recording in the thirties, a sessions guitarist recorded well known blues songs such as ’Travelling Riverside Blues’ - ’Sweet Home Chicago’ etc.

TODD STORZ
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1924
 
Description: Radio Announcer
 
Summary: Stortz was the first to bring to air a Top Forty play list in the United States.

TONI TENNILLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 May 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Charting with the Neil Sedaka song ’Love will keep us together’ - They also charted with ’Do that to me one more time’ and many more.

 
 
 
 

 
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