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ADELAIDE BISHOP
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 June 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: On October 24, 1946, Bishop made her professional opera debut

AGUSTIN BARRIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1885
 
Description: Guitarist, Compser, Paraguayan
 
Summary: An eminent Paraguayan guitarist and composer, was born in the department of Misiones, Paraguay.

AL B SURE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 June 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Brown was a star football quarterback at Mount Vernon High School in New York who rejected an athletic scholarship to the University of Iowa to pursue a music career.

AL BOWLLY
 
Date Born: Friday 7 January 1898
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: A popular Jazz guitarist, singer, and crooner in the United Kingdom and later in the United States.

AL BROWN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 May 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Also recorded under AL B. SURE! Charting with the success of a major album and single.

ALAN BATES
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1934
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Bates was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1996, and was knighted in 2003. He was an Associate Member of RADA and was a patron of The Actors Centre, Covent Garden, London from 1994 until his death in 2003.

ALAN BOWLES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist. Australia
 
Summary: His career in the late seventies included an anti drug album named 'On The Slide'.

ALEC BALDWIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1958
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The son of Carol Newcomb and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr, a high school history/social studies teacher and American football coach.

ALESSI BROTHERS
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 July 1953
 
Description: Duo, USA
 
Summary: The Alessi Brothers recorded five albums on major record labels. They sold over eight million records worldwide.

ALEX BRILEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 April 1951
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: A minister's son, he sang in church from an early age and studied voice at the University of Hartford. Briley performed with jazz flautist Bobby Humphrey.

ALEXANDRA BURKE
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1988
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, UK
 
Summary: British recording artist and songwriter. Born and raised in Islington, London, United Kingdom.

ALICIA BRIDGES
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 July 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer
 
Summary: Alicia Bridges sang from a very young age and learned to play guitar at the age of 10. At the age of 12 she had her own radio program, The Alicia Bridges Show.

AMBAR BOSE
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 November 1929
 
Description: American entrepreneur, electrical engineer and sound engineer.
 
Summary: In the year 2007 he was listed in Forbes 400 as 271st richest man in the world, with a net worth of $1.8 billion.

ANDREA BOCELLI
 
Date Born: Monday 22 September 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Italy
 
Summary: Bocelli was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 1998.

ANDREW B STERLING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 August 1874
 
Description: Composer of lyrics, USA
 
Summary: After he graduated from high school, he began writing songs and vaudevilles.

ANDREW BISSET
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Author,
 
Summary: Andrew was mainly known as a prominent author, Music Educator, Singer.

ANDREW BROWN
 
Date Born: Monday 7 January 1946
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Member of English group The Fortunes.

ANDY BOWN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 March 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, keyboards, Bassist,Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He still plays keyboards, guitar and harmonica with Status Quo to this day, and is an integral part of the band, having co-penned many well known Quo songs on various studio albums, most prominently collaborating with Rick Parfitt on the group's 1979 hit "Whatever You Want".

ANGELA BAKER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 July 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Angela is the 1999 Female Vocalist of the Year by the Nashville Indie Tracker Magazine and is currently charting in the national airplay charts and making her mark as a fast rising music artist throughout the world.

ANGELA BASSETT
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1958
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bassett attended Yale University and received her B.A. in African-American studies in 1980. In 1983, she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Yale School of Drama.

ANGELA BOFILL
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 May 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Bofill was born to a Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother.

ANGELO BADALAMENTI
 
Date Born: Monday 22 March 1937
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Badalamenti scored films such as Gordon's War, and Law and Disorder, but his big break came when he was brought in to be Isabella Rossellini's singing coach for the song "Blue Velvet" in David Lynch's 1986 film Blue Velvet. Inspired by This Mortal Coil's recent cover of the Tim Buckley song Song to the Siren.

ANITA BAKER
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An eight-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum rhythm and blues and soul singer and songwriter.

ANITA BRYANT
 
Date Born: Monday 25 March 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Activist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Her grandfather taught her as a baby to sing when she was six months old. Soon after her sister Sandra was born, her mother and father divorced.

ANN BLYTH
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1928
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Her first acting role was on Broadway in Watch on the Rhine (from 1941 until 1942).from the 1945 film Mildred Pierce was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.she

ANNE BANCROFT
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 September 1931
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bancroft was also the original choice to play Joan Crawford in the 1981 movie Mommie Dearest, but backed out at the 11th hour, and was replaced by Faye Dunaway.

ANNE BAXTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 March 1923
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: At age 10, Baxter attended a Broadway play starring Helen Hayes, and was so impressed that she declared to her family that she wanted to become an actress.

ANNE BRIGGS
 
Date Born: Friday 29 September 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Although she travelled widely, in the 1960s and early 1970s, appearing at folk clubs and venues in England and Ireland.

ANNETTE BEARD
 
Date Born: Friday 4 June 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Signing to Motown Records' new Gordy subsidiary, Martha and the Vandellas gained a stature as hitmakers in the label almost as quickly after they were signed.

ANNETTE BENING
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 May 1958
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bening was born in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Shirley, a church singer and soloist, and Grant Bening, a sales training consultant and insurance salesman. Her parents, natives of Iowa.

ANTONIO BANDERAS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 August 1960
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Spain
 
Summary: Banderas was born the son of doña Ana Banderas, a school teacher, and José Domínguez, a policeman.

ARCHIE BLEYER
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 June 1949
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: He was born in the Corona section of the New York City borough of Queens.

ARJ BARKER
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 September 1974
 
Description: Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Arj Barker appeared on Premium Blend in 1997, followed by appearances on the shows Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Glass House. He twice hosted Comedy Central Presents, first on 20 September 2000 and 31 March 2006.

ART BAXTER
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: An English rock singer during the fifties.

ART BLAKEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 October 1919
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Blakey went on to record dozens of albums with a constantly changing group of Jazz Messengers — he had a policy of encouraging young musicians.

ARTHUR BENJAMIN
 
Date Born: Monday 18 September 1893
 
Description: Pianist, Composer of music, Australia
 
Summary: While most of his music scores are archived in the British Library, his film scores are completely lost.

ARTHUR BROWN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 June 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Reputed to have a four-octave vocal range, Brown attended the University of London and the University of Reading and studied philosophy and law, but he gravitated to music instead.

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.

ASTON BARRETT
 
Date Born: Friday 22 November 1946
 
Description: Bassist, Composer, Jamaica
 
Summary: Often called "Family Man" or "Fams" for short, is a Jamaican bass player and Rastafarian.

BABATUNDE OLATUNJI
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 April 1927
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Olatunji composed music for the Broadway theatrical and Hollywood film productions of Raisin in the Sun. He assisted Bill Lee with the music for his son Spike Lee's hit film She's Gotta Have It.

BABYFACE
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 April 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Keyboardist, Record Producer
 
Summary: Edmonds has worked with Bootsie Collins, who named him 'Babyface' and the name has stuck.

BAKER KNIGHT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 July 1933
 
Description: Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Knight wrote the song "Lonesome Town", which became a hit for Rick Nelson in 1958, as did the B-side, Knight's "I Got a Feeling".

BALLARD MacDONALD
 
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1982
 
Description: Tin Pan Alley lyricist.
 
Summary: 1924 brought him his most notable musical collaborator in George Gershwin; MacDonald and Buddy DeSylva co-wrote the lyrics to Gershwin's "Somebody Loves Me," featured in the musical George White's Scandals

BARBARA ACKLIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born Barbara Jean Acklin the only child of Herman and Hazel Acklin.

BARBARA ALLBUT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Angels were the most successful of the early Sixties girl groups.

BARBARA BACH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 August 1947
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bach was born the daughter of Marjorie and Howard Goldbach, a policeman. She was the oldest of five children. Her father was Austrian Jewish and her mother was Irish Catholic.

BARBARA BAIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 September 1931
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bain was born in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in sociology.

BARBARA BILLINGLEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 December 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Billingsley signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1957, she made her mark on TV as everyday mother June Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver, alongside other 1950s family sitcoms such as Father Knows Best, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Make Room For Daddy and The Donna Reed Show. It debuted on CBS in 1957, to mediocre ratings and was soon cancelled. However, the show moved to ABC the following year and stayed there for the next five seasons.

BARBARA BUCHHOLZ
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 December 1959
 
Description: Flute, Vocalist, Germany
 
Summary: She produced e.g. Tap It Deep - „midified“ Steppdance and music, Human Interactivity and Theremin: Berlin-Moscow.

BARBARA EDEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 August 1934
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Eden was born the daughter of Alice Mary. her stepfather was Harrison Connor Huffman.

BARBARA ELLIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Member of The Fleetwoods' version of "Come Softly To Me" and "Mr Blue" which were major Australian hits in the fifties. NPA

BARBARA FAIRCHILD
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 November 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer. USA
 
Summary: Barbara started her career at a very young age singing country music. She cut her very first single at only 15 years old.

BARBARA FELDON
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 March 1932
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts in drama, shortly after which she won the grand prize on The $64,000 Question in the category of William Shakespeare.

BARBARA HARRIS
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Barbara started singing in her hometown churches at an early age, and moved to Queens, New York at the age of eleven.

BARBARA HERSHEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 February 1948
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born to an Irish American mother and a Jewish American father who was a horse-racing columnist.Hershey attended Hollywood High School.

BARBARA LEE
 
Date Born: Friday 16 May 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Their major hit was HE’S SO FINE. The song would later emerge in a court case that involved George Harrison and his song My Sweet Lord.

BARBARA LEWIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1995, Lewis' "Baby I'm Yours" was featured on the "The Bridges of Madison County" soundtrack.

BARBARA LYNN
 
Date Born: Friday 16 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She appeared at the Apollo Theatre, twice on American Bandstand, and even had her song "Oh Baby (We've Got A Good Thing Goin')" recorded by The Rolling Stones.

BARBARA MANDRELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 December 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Steel Guitar
 
Summary: Member of 'The Mandrells'. Now one of America's most respected country singers.

BARBARA MASON
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 August 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Mason initially focused on songwriting when she entered the music industry in her teens. As a performer, though, she had a hit single in 1965 with her self-penned Top 10 hit, "Yes, I'm Ready"

BARBARA ORBISON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 January 1950
 
Description: Entrepreneur, Music Producer, Publisher
 
Summary: She produced Damien Leith's album, Roy: A Tribute To Roy Orbison, which was released by Sony BMG in Australia on April 15, 2011 to coincide with what would have been Roy Orbison's 75th birthday.

BARBARA PARRITT
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Known for the hit song "A LOVERS CONCERT" - "A Lover's Concerto." The melody soaring adaptation of Bach's Minuet in G

BARBARA RUSH
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 January 1927
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She began working on television in the 1950s. She later became a regular performer in TV movies, miniseries, and a variety of other shows including Peyton Place and the soap opera All My Children.

BARBARA STANWYCK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 July 1907
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Barbara Stanwyck was born to Catherine Ann McPhee, a Canadian immigrant from Nova Scotia, and Byron E. Stevens, an American.

BARBARA WALTERS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 September 1929
 
Description: TV Host, Journalist, USA
 
Summary: Walters published her memoirs, Audition: A Memoir, in 2008.Walters is a part-time host of the daytime talk show The View, of which she also is co-creator and co-executive producer with her business partner, Bill Geddie

BARBI BENTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 January 1950
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Benton a recording artist with some success. Her 1975 record, "Brass Buckles," was a top five hit on Billboard's country singles chart.

BARBRA STREISAND
 
Date Born: Friday 24 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Director, USA
 
Summary: Barbara Streisand was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family. Her father, Emanuel Streisand, a grammar school teacher who emigrated from Vienna, Austria, died when she was 15 months old, she had a turbulent relationship with her stepfather, Louis Kind. She has a half-sister from her mother's second marriage, Roslyn Kind, who was also a performer.

BARNEY BIGARD
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 March 1906
 
Description: Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Band Leader, Composer, Conductor
 
Summary: Barney Bigard, was an American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist, though primarily known for the clarinet. Bigard was born in New Orleans to a family of Creoles of Color and studied music and clarinet with Lorenzo Tio. He moved to Chicago in the early 1920s, where he worked with Joe "King" Oliver and others.

BARNEY KESSEL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 October 1923
 
Description: Guitarist
 
Summary: Kessel worked with many top greats but his time with Oscar Peterson was his longest stay with anyone band.

BARNEY MARTIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 March 1923
 
Description: Actor. USA
 
Summary: He is best known for playing Morty Seinfeld, father of Jerry, on the famous sitcom Seinfeld.

BARNEY RAPP
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 March 1900
 
Description: Drummer, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Rapp broadcast his music on the radio and owned a nightclub, The Sign of the Drum. YOUTUBE: One of the earliest recordings from Doris. She recorded this with Barney Rapp and his New Englanders on June 1 Day,7,1939. In her book she states that she tried out for his band at the age of 16. She was chosen from around 200 singers.

BARNEY WILEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 March 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Saxophonist, France
 
Summary: He wrote a soundtrack for Roger Vadim's film Les Liaisons Dangeureuse two years later, working with Thelonious Monk.

BARRETT STRONG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Barrett Strong (born February 5, 1941, West Point, Mississippi[1]) is an American singer and songwriter.

BARRIE McASKILL
 
Date Born: Monday 13 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia.
 
Summary: In the early 60’s ’Barrie McAskill and the Drifters’ reigned over the Rock and Roll scene in Adelaide and Barrie was crowned,Adelaides King of Rock and Roll.

BARRY ADAMSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 June 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Worked with rock bands such as Magazine, Visage, The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

BARRY BECKETT
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 February 1943
 
Description: Keyboardist, Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: He was involved in the "Muscle Shoals Sound", being a member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, and in 1969, one of the founders of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

BARRY BLUE
 
Date Born: Monday 4 December 1950
 
Description: Singer, producer, songwriter
 
Summary: He is best known for his hit songs, "Dancin' (on a Saturday Night)"

BARRY CROCKER
 
Date Born: Monday 4 November 1935
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Barry Crocker must be rated as one of Australia's best top ten singers ever in Australia.

BARRY DE VORZO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 July 1934
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, producer, and composer, USA
 
Summary: "Nadia's Theme" hit #8 on the US Top 40 in 1976 and the album from which it was taken peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200; in 1977, it won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement.

BARRY GIBB
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 September 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Producer, UK
 
Summary: Gibb grew up with his family in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England. In 1958 his family moved to Brisbane, Australia.

BARRY HUMPHRIES
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1934
 
Description: Actor, Producer, Writer, Comedian, Australia
 
Summary: Barry Humphries was born in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell in Victoria, Australia. His grandfather was an immigrant to Australia from Manchester, England. His father was a well-to-do construction manager and Barry grew up in a clean, tasteful and modern home in Camberwell, then one of Melbourne’s new garden suburbs.

BARRY LEE HALL JR.
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 June 1949
 
Description: Trumpeter, music director and band leader
 
Summary: A trumpeter, music director and band leader of the Duke Ellington Small Band.

BARRY MANILOW
 
Date Born: Monday 17 June 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Born to Harold and Edna Pincus who died in 1993 and 1994, respectively, were of Russian, Jewish, and Irish ancestry.

BARRY MANN
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 February 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: His first hit single as a writer was "She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)," which was a top twenty song for The Diamonds in 1959.

BARRY McGUIRE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 October 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: McGuire's LP, The Eve of Destruction, reached its peak of #37 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart during the week ending 25 September 1965.

BARRY McKENNA
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 December 1993
 
Description: Banjoist, Ireland
 
Summary: Barney McKenna is mentioned several times in the song 'O'Donoghue's' by Andy Irvine, which describes the Dublin traditional music scene of the early-mid 1960s

BARRY PRITCHARD
 
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Barry Pritchard had the high voice, was sensational. His high notes really made the song "Caroline".

BARRY RYAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 October 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Barry and his twin brother Paul began to perform at the age of fifteen.

BARRY STANTON
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Barry has appeared on 'BANDSTAND' (Australia) 'SIX O'CLOCK ROCK' - 'THE BRYAN DAVIES SHOW' - 'THE BOBBY LIMB SHOW' and many more.

BARRY THORNTON
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 June 1934
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: New bust of legendary Australian guitarist to be unveiled in January The fifth bronze bust of an Australian country music pioneer, Barry Thornton, will be unveiled in Tamworth’s Bicentennial Park on Monday, January 21, 2008. YOUTUBE:Lindsay Butler, Barry Thornton and Charley Boyter recorded the Slim Dusty hit"Camooweal" on The Legends of Country Guitar Album for Selection Records.

BARRY TUCKWELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 March 1931
 
Description: French Horn
 
Summary: He has become the most recorded of all horn players and has won three Grammy awards.

BARRY WHITE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 September 1944
 
Description: Pianist, Vocalist, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Barry White’s voice lent sensuality to his songs with his husky deep voice, ending up a sex symbol in the seventies.

BARRY WHITWAM
 
Date Born: Friday 21 June 1946
 
Description: Drummer
 
Summary: In April 1964 he joined Herman's Hermits

BASHFUL BROTHER OSWALD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 December 1911
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Beecher Ray Kirby was born in rural Sevier County, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains.

BASIA
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 September 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: A successful international recording star who sings pop songs and jazz songs.

BASIL KIRCHIN
 
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1927
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, UK

BB DICKERSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 July 1949
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: He performs with Howard E. Scott, Lee Oskar and Harold Brown as the "Lowrider Band".

BB KING
 
Date Born: Friday 9 October 1925
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: B. B. King is a licensed pilot, a known gambler, a vegetarian, non-drinker, and non-smoker. King has lived with Type II Diabetes for over twenty years and is a visible spokesman in the fight against the disease, appearing in advertisements for diabetes-management products.

BEA ARTHUR
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1922
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family and Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, winning Emmy Awards for both roles.

BEAU BRIDGES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 December 1941
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He also starred in "Elvis And The Colonel" as Colonel Tom Parker.

BEBE DANIELS
 
Date Born: Monday 14 January 1901
 
Description: Actress, singer, USA
 
Summary: One of her earliest roles was that of Dorothy in the oldest known surviving screen version of L. Frank Baum's well-known novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.'

BECCY COLE
 
Date Born: Friday 27 October 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitrist, Australia
 
Summary: Daughter of Adelaide's popular country rock singer Carole Sturtzel.

BEEB BIRTLES
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 November 1948
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Music groups: Little River Band (1975 – 1983), Zoot (2011), Birtles Shorrock Goble, Mississippi

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

BELA BARTOK
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 March 1981
 
Description: Composer and pianist, Hungary
 
Summary: He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century and is regarded, along with Liszt, as Hungary's greatest composer.

BELINDA CARLISLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 August 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Drums,USA

BELINDA CHAPPLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Belinda started her dance career at the age of 13, and spent the next four years at the Johnny Young Talent School.

BELINDA EMMETT
 
Date Born: Friday 12 April 1974
 
Description: Singer, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Emmett was born in Gosford to Michael and Laraine Emmett and grew up in Umina Beach, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. She had three siblings named Matthew, Shane and Lesley.

BELINDA GIBLIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 March 1950
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: She played Kay Webster in the risqué, satirical 1970s soap opera The Box, and the scheming Alison Carr in the 1980s melodrama Sons and Daughters.

BEN AFFLECK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 August 1972
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He made his big introduction into feature films in 1993 when he was cast in Dazed and Confused (1993).

BEN CAULEY
 
Date Born: Monday 6 October 1947
 
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: He is the sole survivor of the 1967 plane crash that claimed the lives of soul singer Otis Redding and four members of the Bar-Kays.

BEN E KING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 September 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: King only recorded ten songs with The Drifters, including a non-single called "Temptation" which was later redone by Johnny Moore.

BEN FOLDS
 
Date Born: Monday 12 September 1966
 
Description: Vocalist , Pianist, Composer
 
Summary: Folds started his career fronting the 'Ben Folds Five'. He went solo in 2005.

BEN GAZZARA
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 August 1930
 
Description: Actor, Director, USA
 
Summary: Gazzara appeared in 38 films, many for television, in the 1990s.

BEN GILLIES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 October 1979
 
Description: Drummer, Australian
 
Summary: When not touring with Silverchair, Ben teaches drums part-time through music tuition school, Rosie's School of Rock, in Newcastle, Australia.

BEN KINGSLEY
 
Date Born: Friday 31 December 1943
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Kingsley of Indian and English decent has carved a career that would make anyone proud.

BEN LEE
 
Date Born: Monday 11 September 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Lee's solo career started at the age of 16, while he was still in Noise Addict. He began recording his first solo album, Grandpaw Would, in both Sydney and Chicago with producer Brad Wood.

BEN POLLACK
 
Date Born: Monday 22 June 1903
 
Description: Band Leader, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A very successful bandleader in the 1920s, his orchestra featured future stars Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman among others.

BEN RALEIGH
 
Date Born: Monday 16 June 1913
 
Description: Composer
 
Summary: His songs include "Tell Laura I Love Her" - "Wonderful Wonderful" and co wrote the "Scooby Doo" Theme.

BEN SELVIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 March 1898
 
Description: Band leader, Record producer and innovator in recorded music.
 
Summary: According to The Guinness Book of World Records, Selvin recorded more musical sides (on 78-rpm discs) than any other person. One reason for this prolific output is that he recorded for dozens of different labels.

BEN SELVIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 March 1898
 
Description: Bandleader, record producer
 
Summary: According to The Guinness Book of World Records, Selvin recorded more musical sides (on 78-rpm discs) than any other person.

BEN VEREEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 October 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: He was nominated for a Tony Award for Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972 and won a Tony for his appearance in Pippin in 1973.

BEN WEBSTER
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 March 1909
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Ben Webster was considered one of the "big three" of swing tenors along with Coleman Hawkins (his main influence) and Lester Young.

BEN WEISMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 November 1921
 
Description: Comoser of music, USA
 
Summary: An American composer and pianist best known for having written many of the songs associated with Elvis Presley.

BENICIO DEL TORO
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 February 1967
 
Description: Actor and film producer, Puerto Rico
 
Summary: Benicio del Toro was born in San German, on the southwest side of the island of Puerto Rico, and grew up in Santurce, a district of San Juan. He is the son of Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez and Fausta. Genoveva Sánchez Rivera, who were both lawyers.[

BENJAMIN BRITTEN - (1913 - 1976)
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 November 1913
 
Description: Composer, Conductor, Violist, Pianist.
 
Summary: The greatest success of Britten's career was, however, the musically more conventional War Requiem, written for the 1962 consecration of the newly reconstructed Coventry Cathedral.

BENMONT TENCH
 
Date Born: Monday 7 September 1953
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Associated acts - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, Don Henley, Johnny Cash, Works Progress Administration

BENNIE BENJAMIN
 
Date Born: Monday 4 November 1907
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: In 1968, he became a music publisher, starting his own company named for himself. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.

BENNIE GREEN
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1923
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: His full tone looked backwards to the swing era yet was open to the influence of R&B.

BENNY ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Monday 16 December 1946
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Sweden
 
Summary: Pianist, Vocalist and composer mainly noted for good reasons as being a quarter of the famed group ’ABBA’.

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.

BENNY GOODMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 May 1909
 
Description: Clarinetist, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Clarinetist and band leader during the big band era joining his first band in 1934 for Billy Rose’s Music Hall.

BENNY HILL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 January 1925
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Hill was a distant relative of the Australian actress and singer Holly Valance (Hill's cousin being Valance's grandfather).

BENNY MAUPIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 August 1946
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: a Detroit jazz multireedist. He performs on various saxophones, flute and bass clarinet. He is probably best known for his participation in Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi sextet and Headhunters band, and for performing on Miles Davis's seminal fusion record, Bitches Brew.

BENNY MOTEN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 November 1894
 
Description: Pianist, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: His first recordings were made in 1923, and were rather stiff interpretations of the New Orleans style of King Oliver and others.

BENT FABRIC
 
Date Born: Monday 7 December 1942
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Denmark
 
Summary: ALLEY CAT - The song was re-released worldwide under the name "Alley Cat" on Atco Records the following year, and went to #1 in Australia and #49 in Germany.

BERGT HALLBERG
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 September 1932
 
Description: Pianist, Sweden
 
Summary: Hallberg had a versatile style and in his later years he wrote music for film and television.

BERNADETTE PETERS
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 February 1943
 
Description: Actress, vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The youngest of three children. Her mother Marguerite started her in show business by putting her on the television show Juvenile Jury at the age of three.

BERNARD COUTAZ
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 December 1922
 
Description: Musical publisher
 
Summary: In the 1950s he became a journalist with Groupe Bayard, then Témoignage chrétien. During this period Coutaz published four novels and was an editor at Éditions ouvrières.

BERNARD EDWARDS
 
Date Born: Friday 31 October 1952
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Bernard Edwards is considered one of the most important bass players of the 20th century.

BERNARD FANNING
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 July 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Australia
 
Summary: Born and raised in Toowong, Brisbane, Fanning was taught the piano by his mother at an early age. At the age of 12, while attending St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace, Fanning began writing music

BERNARD GREENHOUSE
 
Date Born: Monday 3 January 1916
 
Description: Cellist, USA
 
Summary: Bernard Greenhouse has won a reputation as one of the major interpreters of his instrument.

BERNARD HERRMANN
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 June 1922
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: He conducted music for the adaptation of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938, which consisted entirely of pre-existing music.

BERNARD HORSFALL
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 November 1930
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: In 2003 he appeared in Davros — a Doctor Who audio drama produced by Big Finish Productions.

BERNARD VITET
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1934
 
Description: Trumpeter, France
 
Summary: Vitet invented instruments such as a reed trumpet, a multiphonic French horn, a variable tension double-bass.

BERNARDO SASSETTI
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 June 1970
 
Description: Film producer, Composer film scores, Portugal
 
Summary: He was a great-grandson of Sidónio Pais, President of the First Republic. He initially played guitar, then began studying piano and music theory at age nine.

BERNI FLINT
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 May 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: A singer and songwriter who holds the record for the longest continuous run of wins on the ITV talent show, Opportunity Knocks.

BERNICE PETKERE
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 August 1901
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: She began performing in vaudeville as a child.

BERNIE CALVERT
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 September 1944
 
Description: Bassist, Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Originally a pianist, Calvert, on Hicks's suggestion, switched to bass.

BERNIE DWYER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 September 1940
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: The group had several hits that included, I’M TELLING YOU NOW during the sixties.

BERNIE KOPELL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 June 1933
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Kopell was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Pauline (née Taran) and Al Bernard Kopell.

BERNIE LEADON
 
Date Born: Friday 19 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In the mid 1960's Leadon attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Florida. One of his classmates at Gainesville High was Don Felder, who would years later be his bandmate in the Eagles.

BERNIE LOWE
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 November 1917
 
Description: Composer, record producer, arranger, pianist, bandleader.
 
Summary: Lowe founded Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Cameo Records in 1956

BERNIE McGANN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 June 1937
 
Description: Saxophonist, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian jazz alto saxophone player. He began his career in the late 1950s and remained active as a performer, composer and recording artist until near the end of his life.

BERNIE NOLAN
 
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1960
 
Description: Actress, singer, entertainer,UK
 
Summary: Before the Nolan sisters became well-known, Bernie and her sisters, parents, and brothers performed in clubs and pubs in Blackpool. As a group of five sisters they had hits that including "I'm in the Mood for Dancing"

BERNIE SHAW
 
Date Born: Friday 15 June 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: Shaw dreamed of becoming a rock guitarist. He bought himself a Gibson SG Special and started practicing.

BERNIE TAUPIN
 
Date Born: Monday 22 May 1950
 
Description: Composer, Lyricist, UK
 
Summary: In 1967, he answered an advertisement for talent placed in the New Musical Express by Liberty records A&R man Ray Williams. Thus began the famous and well-loved songwriting team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The pair have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

BERNIE WAYNE
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 March 1919
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Prolific songwriter who won 11 gold records. He also wrote "There She Is", the theme song of the annual Miss America pageant.

BERRY GORDY
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 November 1929
 
Description: Record producer and Composer of songs
 
Summary: In 1957, Wilson recorded Reet Petite, a song Gordy had co-written with his sister Gwen and writer-producer Billy Davis.

BERRY OAKLEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 April 1948
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Oakley's bass guitar, nicknamed "The Biker Boy", was a Fender Jazz Bass with a Hagström pickup.

BERT AMBROSE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 September 1896
 
Description: Violinist, Band leader,UK
 
Summary: He led his own band in 1917 when he returned to England mainly playing at "The Embassy Club".

BERT JANSCH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 November 1943
 
Description: Songwriter, Guitarist, Scotland
 
Summary: He is best known as an innovative and accomplished acoustic guitarist but is also a singer and songwriter.

BERT KAEMPFERT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 October 1923
 
Description: Trumpeter, Band Leader, Composer, Germany
 
Summary: The Bert Kaempfert composed song "Strangers in the Night" became a hit for Frank Sinatra. It is said that Sinatra despised the song, and called it "a piece of shit", and "the worst song I ever fucking heard". Sinatra's recording won him the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

BERT KALMAR
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 February 1884
 
Description: Composer, Lyrist, USA
 
Summary: Lyricist Bert Kalmar, one half of the legendary Kalmar and Ruby songwriting team. As a child growing up in Manhattan, Kalmar performed as a magician in tent shows and then as a comedian in vaudeville acts.

BERT NEWTON
 
Date Born: Friday 22 July 1938
 
Description: Television personality
 
Summary: Newton's first paid radio appearance was as a schoolboy on Melbourne radio station 3XY on 10 June 1952, doing advertisements dressed as a clown with Doug McKenzie, later to become "Zag" in Zig and Zag.

BERT RUITER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 November 1946
 
Description: Bassist, Netherlands
 
Summary: Ruiter was born in Amsterdam and grew up in Hilversum.

BERT SOMMER
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Singer and Actor, Starred in the Broadway show ’Hair’, also sang ’We’re All Playing In The Same Band’ charting in the seventies.

BERT WEEDON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 May 1921
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: An English guitarist and composer whose style of guitar playing was popular & influential during the 1950s and 1960s. He was born in Burgess Road, East Ham, Essex, now Greater London.

BERTIE HIGGINS
 
Date Born: Friday 8 December 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Higgins is of Irish, German and Portuguese descent.

BERTON AVERRE
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 December 1952
 
Description: Guitariist, USA
 
Summary: He has toured with the likes of Robbie Krieger, Bette Midler, the Cowsills and Sarah Brightman.

BESSIE SMITH
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 April 1894
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time. Named "The Empress Of The Blues"

BETH HART
 
Date Born: Monday 24 January 1972
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: While playing the Los Angeles clubs, she enlisted bassist Tal Herzberg and guitarist Jimmy Khoury.

BETH ORTON
 
Date Born: Monday 14 December 1970
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, UK
 
Summary: Annie Lennox joined forces with Beth Orton and 22 other female artists to raise awareness of mother-to-child transmission of HIV to unborn children in Africa.

BETTE DAVIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1908
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1999, Davis was placed second, behind Katharine Hepburn, on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female stars of all time.

BETTE MIDLER
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Midler was born the daughter of Ruth, a seamstress and housewife, and Fred Midler, a house painter who worked at a Navy base in Hawaii. Her parents were from Paterson, New Jersey and moved to Honolulu shortly before Midler was born.

BETTY BUCKLEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 July 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Buckley was born the daughter of Betty Bob, a dancer and journalist, and Ernest Buckley, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and former dean of engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.

BETTY CARTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 May 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: When she was 16, she sang with Charlie Parker, and she later performed with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.

BETTY COMDEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 May 1917
 
Description: Lyricist, Screenwriter, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Along with her longtime collaborator Adolph Green, she wrote the lyrics and often the librettos for some of the most celebrated musicals of stage and screen.

BETTY GRABLE
 
Date Born: Monday 18 December 1916
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer
 
Summary: Grable has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6525 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. She also has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

BETTY HUTTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 February 1921
 
Description: Actress, vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A daughter of railroad foreman Percy E. Thornburg and his wife, the former Mabel Lum. Her father abandoned the family for another woman and they did not hear from or see him again until 1939, informing them of his death from suicide. P/A

BETTY KELLY
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 September 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group found success with what became signature songs including "Dancing in the Street", "Nowhere to Run" and "Jimmy Mack".

BETTY WHITE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 January 1922
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: White has won seven Emmy Awards, three American Comedy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990), and two Viewers For Quality Television Awards.

BETTY WRIGHT
 
Date Born: Monday 21 September 1953
 
Description: Vocalist,USA
 
Summary: Soul singer, Grammy award winner.Sang back up vocals for K.C.and the Sunshine band.

BEV BEVAN
 
Date Born: Friday 24 November 1944
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: In 1980 Bevan published a biography of the Electric Light Orchestra. He also made a solo single in 1976, a cover version of the Sandy Nelson instrumental, "Let There Be Drums".

BEVERIDGE WEBSTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 May 1908
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He also studied in Berlin with Artur Schnabel. He made his New York debut in November 1934 with the New York Philharmonic

BEVERLY GARLAND
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1926
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In the 1964-1965 television season, Garland co-starred in the role of Ellie Collins with Bing Crosby as husband Bing Collins in the ABC sitcom The Bing Crosby Show.

BEYONCE KNOWLES
 
Date Born: Friday 4 September 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The film "Dreamgirls" has surpassed $100 million dollars in America alone.

BIG BOPPER - JP RICHARDSON
 
Date Born: Friday 24 October 1930
 
Description: Vocalist , DJ, USA
 
Summary: His father was an oil field worker and driller. He had two younger brothers, Cecil and James. He graduated from Beaumont High School in 1947.

BIG JACK JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 July 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He performed and wrote "Jack's Blues" and performed "Catfish Medley" with Samuel L. Jackson on the Black Snake Moan, film soundtrack.

BIG JIM SULLIVAN
 
Date Born: Friday 14 February 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Jack Good introduced Sullivan to session work when he met him on the set of the television series Oh, Boy!

BIG JOE TURNER
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 May 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US A
 
Summary: His Jazz era was in Kansas City but he made his name composing the well known, always played,’ Shake Rattle And Roll’

BIG JOE WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Monday 16 October 1899
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Delta bluesman, the singer worked in the thirties playing a nine string guitar. One of Williams' 9-string guitars can be found under the counter of the Jazz Record Mart in Chicago, which is owned by Bob Koester, the founder of Delmark Records.

BIG MACEO MERRIWEATHER
 
Date Born: Monday 13 March 1905
 
Description: Pianist, US
 
Summary: Big Maceo Merriweather was a rising star whose time was dramatically taken from him much too early. His legacy continues though and may be heard in the playing of most Blues pianists today. "Worried Life Blues" also keeps his flame alive; artists such as Eric Clapton.

BIG MAMA THORNTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 December 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She was nicked named ’Big Mama Thornton’ mainly because of her weight. Composer of "Ball and Chain" Made famous by Janis Joplin

BIG TINY LITTLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 August 1930
 
Description: Pianist, US
 
Summary: The son of a prominent musician and bandleader, Tiny Little Sr..

BILL ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Monday 1 November 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His song "Still," would become his biggest hit, not only reaching number 1 on the country charts, but also reaching number 8 on the pop charts.1963.

BILL BIXBY
 
Date Born: Monday 22 January 1934
 
Description: Actor, Director, USA
 
Summary: He attended Lowell High School where he perfected his oratory and dramatic skills as a member of the Lowell Forensic Society. PNA

BILL BLACK
 
Date Born: Friday 17 September 1926
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Black continued to work with Presley until 1958, leaving his band in large part due to disputes over financial terms.

BILL BOYD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 September 1910
 
Description: Singer and guitarist. USA
 
Summary: The Cowboy Ramblers became major stars on radio and were offered work in Hollywood

BILL BOYD - (musician)
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 September 1910
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: His brother played in other bands while Bill had his radio show in Dallas where he appeared in films as well. His career stopped in the very late fifties.

BILL BRUFORD
 
Date Born: Monday 17 May 1948
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Member of "Yes" The group formed in 1968 and later with "Genisis" in 1976.

BILL CARLISLE
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 December 1908
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Carlisle was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in September 2002.

BILL CARROLL
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 December 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Bassist, USA
 
Summary: As solo artist, he scored a Rate-A-Record appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand program on April 2, 1988.

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.

BILL CLIFTON
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Clifton published a songbook in 1955 called 150 Old Time Folk and Gospel Songs.

BILL COSBY
 
Date Born: Monday 12 July 1937
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, US
 
Summary: William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born and raised in West Philadelphia, to Anna and William H. Cosby, Sr. He was one of four brothers.

BILL COWSILL
 
Date Born: Friday 9 January 1948
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA

BILL CUNNINGHAM
 
Date Born: Monday 23 January 1950
 
Description: Bassist, keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Bill remained a member of the Box Tops until September of 1969, when he decided to return to school to get a music degree in performance of the upright bass.

BILL DIXON
 
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1925
 
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, visual artist, USA
 
Summary: He co-led some releases with Archie Shepp and appeared on Cecil Taylor's Blue Note record Conquistador! in 1966.

BILL DOGGETT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 February 1916
 
Description: Pianist. Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He used a Hammond organ during the fifties. He also arranged for many bandleaders and performers, including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lionel Hampton. NPA

BILL EVANS
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1929
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Evans was born to a mother of Rusyn ancestry and a father of Welsh descent. Young Bill Evans received his first musical training in his mother's church.

BILL EYDEN
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 May 1930
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Eyden joined Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames in September 1964 and remained until December 1965.

BILL FRISELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 March 1951
 
Description: Musician, composer, arranger, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise music and more.

BILL GIBSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 November 1951
 
Description: Drummer, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He is also a guitarist and pianist and bassist.

BILL GOODWIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1910
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Goodwin was known for frequently promoting the item sold by the sponsor of the show (Swan Soap or Maxwell House Coffee, among others

BILL GOODWIN - DRUMS
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 January 1942
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Grammy Award winning albums "More Live" (Adelphi), "At The Vanguard" (Antilles)

BILL HALEY
 
Date Born: Monday 6 July 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Haley was blinded in his left eye as a child due to a botched operation. Haley later adopted his distinctive spit-curl hairstyle to distract attention from his blind eye.

BILL HAYES
 
Date Born: Friday 5 June 1925
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Hayes is perhaps best known for his role as Doug Williams on Days of Our Lives.

BILL HUNTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1940
 
Description: Actor, Australian
 
Summary: An Australian actor of film, stage and television.

BILL JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 August 1872
 
Description: Bassist, Banjoist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Johnson was founder and manager of the first jazz band to leave New Orleans and tour widely in the 1910s, The Original Creole Orchestra.

BILL JUSTIS
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 October 1926
 
Description: Trumpeter, Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Raunchy was the first Rock and Roll hit in America, England and Australia.

BILL KENNEDY
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 June 1908
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: On the old Superman TV series, he's the one who announces, "Faster than a Speeding Bullet... Able to Leap Tall buildings at a Single Bound!"

BILL KREUTZMAN JNR
 
Date Born: Friday 7 June 1946
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: In November 1965, the Warlocks became the Grateful Dead.

BILL LASWELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 February 1955
 
Description: Bassist, Producer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Laswell ranks among the most prolific of musicians, being involved in hundreds of recordings with many musicians from all over the world.

BILL LEAR - AUDIO 8 TRACK-RECORDING
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 June 1902
 
Description: Manufacturer, USA
 
Summary: William Powell Lear was an American inventor and businessman. He is best known for founding the Lear Jet Corporation.

BILL MATTHEWS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 September 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A founding member but left the group before international fame came.

BILL MEDLEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 September 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Medley also had a moderately successful solo career. In 1968, he released "Peace, Brother, Peace" and "Brown Eyed Woman"

BILL MONROE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 September 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Mandolin, Guitar, USA
 
Summary: His first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry was in 1939 performing 'The Muleskinner Blues'.

BILL MURRAY
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 September 1950
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Murray, the fifth of nine children, was born to Lucille, a mail room clerk, and Edward J. Murray II, a lumber salesman.

BILL PAYNE
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 March 1949
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Payne an accomplished songwriter whose credits include co-writing, with Lowell George, the Little Feat classic, "Oh, Atlanta."

BILL PEACH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 May 1935
 
Description: Australian television journalist
 
Summary: Peach was born in 1935 in the Riverina town of Lockhart, New South Wales. He was educated at the boarding school St Stanislaus College in Bathurst.

BILL PORTER
 
Date Born: Monday 15 June 1931
 
Description: Recording, Audio engineer
 
Summary: He recorded more than 579 records that charted—49 were top 10, 11 were number one, and 37 were certified gold records.

BILL PULLMAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1953
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His first prominent movie role was in the film Ruthless People (which starred Danny DeVito and Bette Midler).

BILL ROBINSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 May 1878
 
Description: Dancer, actor
 
Summary: Better known today for his dancing with Shirley Temple in a series of films during the 1930s.

BILL TADROSS
 
Date Born: Friday 30 May 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Worked with country greats such as Jim Reeves, Charley Pride etc.

BILL THOMAS
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Little is known about the artist above.

BILL WARD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1948
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: An English drummer and the memver of pioneering British heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

BILL WATROUS
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 June 1939
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: Watrous has worked with many big bands that include ’Woody Herman’ -’Count Basie’ - ’Quincy Jones’.

BILL WYMAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 October 1936
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Wyman has kept a journal since he was a child after the second World War. It has been useful to him as an author who has written seven books, selling two million copies.

BILLE BROWN
 
Date Born: Friday 11 January 1952
 
Description: Stage, film and television actor and acclaimed playwright. Australia
 
Summary: He began his career in the early 1970s at Queensland Theatre Company, working alongside Geoffrey Rush.

BILLHARRIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 April 1925
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: 1988; inducted into The Doo Wop Hall of Fame in 2001, inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.

BILLIE HOLIDAY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Holidays personal life has been said to be turbulent, just as the songs that she sang. Drug use came into her life in the early 40's. P/E

BILLIE JO SPEARS
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 January 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She reached the top-10 of the Country music charts five times between 1969 and 1977, her biggest hit being "Blanket on the Ground", which, in 1975, became her only number one.

BILLY ADAMS - USA
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 March 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Nashville, TN. In October 9, 2007 - Rockabilly pioneer, and gospel music artist, Billy Adams, is celebrated his 50th anniversary as a recording artist.

BILLY BANG
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 September 1947
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: A member of Sun Ra's band. In 1977, Bang co-founded the String Trio of New York (with guitarist James Emery and double bassist John Lindberg).

BILLY BARNES
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1927
 
Description: Composer and lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Barnes started writing musical comedy sketches while still in high school, and continued while at UCLA. He started collaborating in college with Bob Rodgers, and their first professional revue, a Cabaret Concert Show, was staged in 1956 in Los Angeles.

BILLY BLAND
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 April 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Bland first sang professionally in the 1940s in New York.

BILLY BOB THORNTON
 
Date Born: Monday 4 April 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Thornton was born the son of Virginia Roberta, a psychic, and Billy Ray Thornton, a high school history teacher and basketball coach.

BILLY BRAGG
 
Date Born: Friday 20 December 1957
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Bragg began constantly performing concerts and busking around London, playing solo with an electric guitar.

BILLY BROWN
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 June 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was also a member of "Ray, Goodman & Brown", are an American R&B vocal group.

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.

BILLY COBHAM
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 May 1944
 
Description: Drummer, composer and bandleader. USA
 
Summary: Cobham is, in the words of critic Steve Huey, "generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer"

BILLY CONNOLLY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 November 1942
 
Description: Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor.
 
Summary: His first trade, in the early 1960s, was as a welder (specifically a boilermaker) in the Glasgow shipyards, but he gave it up towards the end of the decade to pursue a career as a folk singer in the Humblebums and subsequently as a soloist.

BILLY CRASH CRADDOCK
 
Date Born: Friday 16 June 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In mid 1960, "Boom Boom Baby" hit the top of the Sydney Top 40 charts, and stayed there for 11 weeks. His next hit, "Well, Don't You Know", also hit the top for about 7 weeks.

BILLY CRYSTAL
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 March 1948
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Crystal was born the son of Helen, a housewife, and Jack Crystal, a record company executive and producer of jazz records, who owned and operated the Commodore Record store

BILLY CURRINGTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 November 1973
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: When he was a junior in high school, Currington auditioned for a spot at Opryland, the renowned country music theme park located in Nashville, the country music capital. Failing the audition, after high school he moved to Nashville.

BILLY DANIELS
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 September 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was popular in Europe after he headlined at 'The London Palladium' in 1952, having broken the house records. He was popular in Australia where he first toured with The Andrews Sisters in 1954.

BILLY DAVIS JR
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 June 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Along with his wife, Marilyn McCoo, he had hit records during 1976 and 1977.

BILLY DEAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1942
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, actor, USA
 
Summary: Singer and songwriter and the nephew of the late legendary Jimmy Dean.

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 April 1937
 
Description: Actor, Artist, Singer, Writer, USA
 
Summary: In 1961, Williams recorded a jazz LP produced by Prestige Records entitled Let's Misbehave on which he sang several swing standards. The album is currently out of print.

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.

BILLY FORD
 
Date Born: Monday 9 March 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: An American duo "BILLIE AND LILLIE" during the fifties.

BILLY FURY
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Fury concentrated less on Rock 'n' Roll and more on mainstream ballads.

BILLY GIBBONS
 
Date Born: Friday 16 December 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The founder of a goup in Texas "Moving Sidewalks" which recorded many singles.

BILLY GRAMMER
 
Date Born: Friday 28 August 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1990, Grammer was inducted into the Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame, along with Tex Williams, Lulu Belle and Scotty, and Patsy Montana.

BILLY GRAY
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 January 1938
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Gray still resides at the house in Topanga, located between Malibu and Santa Monica, California, which he purchased in 1957 at the height of his Father Knows Best popularity. The house has over the years become something of a "motorcycle museum".

BILLY GUY
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 June 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Billy Guy is best known as a member of The Coasters, singing lead on such hits as "Searchin" "Little Egypt"

BILLY HATTON
 
Date Born: Monday 9 June 1941
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: The group were named "The Four Jays" and made their debut at the Cavern Club in 1961, nearly three weeks before The Beatles.

BILLY HILL (songwriter)
 
Date Born: Friday 14 July 1899
 
Description: Pianist, Violinist, Composer of songs, UK
 
Summary: Under the name of George "Funky" Brown, he co-wrote the song "Have You Ever Been Lonely?" and also the Ink Spots/Elvis hit song, "That's When Your Heartaches Begin".

BILLY HORTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 December 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Silhouettes were formed in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1956, at first using the name The Thunderbirds.

BILLY IDOL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 November 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The name Billy Idol was inspired by a school teacher's description of Broad as "idle".

BILLY J KRAMER
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Billy soon came to the attention of Brian Epstein, always on the look out for new talent to add to his expanding roster of local artists.

BILLY JOE ROYAL
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Royal became a local star at Savannah, Georgia's Bamboo Ranch in the 1950s and 1960s.

BILLY JOEL
 
Date Born: Monday 9 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Joel was raised in Hicksville, New York. His father Howard born Helmut was originally from Germany, where his father Billy Joel's grandfather Karl Amson Joel had owned a department store which he was forced to sell under value to avoid being dispossessed by the Nazis. The new owners turned this into a large mail order business in the 1950s Neckermann. His mother, Rosalind Nyman, was born in England, to a Jewish family Philip and Rebecca Nyman. His parents divorced in 1960, and his father moved back to Vienna, Austria.

BILLY JONES (singer)
 
Date Born: Friday 15 March 1889
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American tenor who recorded during the 1920s and 1930s.

BILLY LEE RYLEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 October 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born the son of a sharecropper, Riley learned to play guitar from black farm workers. After 4 years in the Army.

BILLY LYALL
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 March 1953
 
Description: Keyboardist, Scotland
 
Summary: He also contributed to The Alan Parsons Project with fellow Pilot members. Lyall died of AIDS-related causes in 1989.

BILLY MacKENZIE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 March 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, GB
 
Summary: Billy MacKenzie was born and grew up in Dundee. As a youngster, he lived in Park Avenue in the Stobswell area and attended St Marys Forebank Primary School and St Michaels Secondary School.

BILLY MAY
 
Date Born: Friday 10 November 1916
 
Description: Trumpeter, Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Billy May is probably most noted for his arrangements for the top artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby etc.

BILLY MURRAY
 
Date Born: Friday 25 May 1877
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of immigrants from Ireland. He became fascinated with the theater and joined a traveling vaudeville troupe in 1893.

BILLY OCEAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 January 1950
 
Description: Vocalist,UK
 
Summary: A Grammy Award winning popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s.

BILLY PAUL
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: "Me and Mrs. Jones" was a No. 1 hit for the last three weeks of 1972, selling two million copies, and went on to win Paul a Grammy Award.

BILLY PRESTON
 
Date Born: Monday 9 September 1946
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Preston played with the Beatles for several of the Get Back sessions, some of the material from which would later be culled to make the film Let it Be and its companion album, during which he joined the band for its rooftop concert, its final public appearance

BILLY RAY CYRUS
 
Date Born: Friday 25 August 1961
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Cyrus was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, the son of Ruth Ann (née Adkins) and Ron Cyrus, a politician.

BILLY ROSE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 September 1899
 
Description: Impresario, theatrical showman, lyricist, US
 
Summary: Billy Rose was a major force in entertainment, with shows, such as Jumbo (1935), Billy Rose's Aquacade, and Carmen Jones (1943),

BILLY RUSH MASTERS
 
Date Born: Friday 15 September 1950
 
Description: Composer, Arranger. Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He began playing guitar at age five and by high school he was teaching and had already formed a couple of rock bands.

BILLY SHEEHAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 March 1953
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Sheehan began playing an acoustic guitar but later switched to bass with his first bas being a "Hagstrom FB".

BILLY SQUIRE
 
Date Born: Friday 12 May 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American vocalist and songwriter and rock musician.

BILLY STEWART
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 March 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Billy Stewart was inducted into the Washington Area Music Association Hall of Fame in 1982.

BILLY STRAYHORN
 
Date Born: Monday 29 November 1915
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: He had a major influence on the career of Lena Horne, who wanted to marry Strayhorn.

BILLY THORPE
 
Date Born: Friday 29 March 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Manchester, Billy Thorpe and his parents emigrated to Australia in 1955, arriving in Melbourne, Victoria and settling in Brisbane, Queensland. He performed as a youth under the pseudonym 'Little Rock Allen'.

BILLY VAUGHN
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 December 1919
 
Description: Band Leader, Producer, Arranger, Conductor
 
Summary: He was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, where his father was a barber who loved music and inspired Billy to teach himself to play the mandolin at age 3, while suffering a case of the measles. He went on to learn a number of other instruments.

BILLY VERA
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Vera began his singing career in 1962 as a member of the Resolutions. He went on to write several songs throughout the early 1960s, writing for the likes of Barbara Lewis and Ricky Nelson.

BILLY WALKER
 
Date Born: Monday 14 January 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Nicknamed The Tall Texan, Walker had six number one hits, 32 top ten hits and more than 100 charted records during a nearly 60-year career; and was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry.

BILLY WILLIAMSON
 
Date Born: Monday 9 February 1925
 
Description: Guitarist, Steel GuitarIst, USA
 
Summary: The steel guitar player for Bill Haley and His Saddlemen and its successor group Bill Haley & His Comets from 1949 to 1963.

BILLY WITHERS
 
Date Born: Monday 4 July 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Bill Withers was born the youngest of nine children in the small coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia.

BILLY WRIGHT
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 May 1918
 
Description: Vocalist,USA
 
Summary: He charted with songs such as ’Hey Little Girl’ etc in the early fifties.

BING CROSBY
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 May 1901
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: His parents were English-American Harry Lincoln Crosby (1870–1950), a bookkeeper, and Irish-American Catherine Helen (affectionately known as Kate) Harrigan (1873–1964), a daughter of a builder from County Mayo in Ireland. In 1962 Crosby was the first person to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

BIX BEIDERBECKE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 March 1903
 
Description: Cornet, Composer, Pianist
 
Summary: The character Rick Martin in the novel Young Man With A Horn (1938) by Dorothy Baker is partly based on Beiderbecke's life.

BJ THOMAS
 
Date Born: Friday 7 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Thomas was reared in and around Houston, Texas. He graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg. Before his solo career, Thomas sang in a church choir as a teenager then joined the musical group The Triumphs.

BJ WILSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 March 1947
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Wilson was the drummer on the film soundtrack of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

BJORK
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 November 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Iceland
 
Summary: The very eccentric singer actress started recording at the age of 11 years in Iceland.

BLACKIE LAWLESS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 September 1956
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Lawless is of Blackfoot Native American ancestry. His mother, a professional dancer was part French and part Native American.

BLAKE EDWARDS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1922
 
Description: Film director, screen and scriptwriter, producer, actor, USA
 
Summary: Edwards was portrayed by John Lithgow in the film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

BLAKE SHELTON
 
Date Born: Friday 18 June 1976
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Shelton was born in Milburn, Oklahoma to Richard, a used car dealer, and Dorothy, a beauty salon owner.

BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON
 
Date Born: Friday 26 October 1894
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Jefferson was born in town of Coutchman, Texas, the son of Alex and Clarricy Jefferson.

BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 January 1896
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Johnson made 30 commercial recording studio record sides in five separate sessions for Columbia Records from 1927–1930.

BLIND WILLIE McTELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 May 1901
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A blues festival in McTell's honor is held annually in his birthplace, Thomson, Georgia. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1981.

BLIXA BARGELD
 
Date Born: Monday 12 January 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Germany
 
Summary: A member of groups, Einstürzende Neubauten and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

BLONDIE CHAPLIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 July 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, South Africa
 
Summary: Chaplin was member of South African rock band The Flame before joining The Beach Boys.

BLOSSOM SEELEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 July 1891
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Seeley was one half of the vaudeville team of Blossom Seeley and Benny Fields and when they played the Palace Theatre in its Golden Era.

BLUE BARRON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 November 1913
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger
 
Summary: He studied at the Ohio State University before going into the entertainment business. He changed his name to Blue Barron in 1940 when he had his own orchestra.

BO DEREK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 November 1956
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Derek is of Irish, German, Dutch and Welsh descent. Her father is Paul Collins, a Hobie Cat executive. Her mother is Norma Collins, hairdresser to Ann-Margaret.

BO DIDDLEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 December 1928
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born as Ellas Otha Bates, he was adopted and raised by his mother's cousin, Gussie McDaniel, whose surname he assumed, becoming Ellas McDaniel.

BO HANNSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 April 1943
 
Description: keyboard player/composer, Sweden
 
Summary: During the early '70s, Hansson burst on the international scene with his concept album Lord of the Rings, an all-instrumental album inspired by the literary trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The album received gold record awards in England and Australia.

BOB (band)
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 September 1948
 
Description: Band, UK
 
Summary: Indie pop band from North London, England, formed in 1985.

BOB ATCHER
 
Date Born: Monday 11 May 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His popularity was during 1930 to 1958 with his association with Columbia Records.

BOB BABBITT
 
Date Born: Friday 26 November 1937
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: The Pittsburgh-born Babbitt's most notable bass performances include "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (by Stevie Wonder), "War" (by Edwin Starr), "The Tears of a Clown" (by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) and many more.

BOB BIRCH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 July 1965
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He was primarily a session musician and sideman to a variety of notable artists.

BOB BOGLE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 January 1934
 
Description: Guitarist, Bassist, US
 
Summary: Bogle was the lead guitarist and later bassist of the group.

BOB BROOKMEYER
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1929
 
Description: Trombonist, pianist, arranger, and composer. USA
 
Summary: Played during the fifties and was influenced by Count Basie.

BOB BROZMAN
 
Date Born: Monday 8 March 1954
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He was formerly an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Contemporary Music Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

BOB BRYAR
 
Date Born: Monday 31 December 1979
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He is the only member of "My Chemical Romance" not to be an original member relpacing Matt Pelissier in 2004.

BOB CREWE
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 November 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Manager, Record Producer
 
Summary: As a solo singer, Bob Crewe recorded in 1961 a pair of albums, one of which produced a swing Ralph Burns-produced version of Yale University's signature "The Whiffenpoof Song".

BOB CROSBY
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 August 1913
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Band leader, USA
 
Summary: As a performer, Crosby had tremendous charisma and wit combined with a laid back persona.

BOB DENVER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 January 1935
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He costarred with Dwayne Hickman on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in 1959.

BOB DYER
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 May 1909
 
Description: Entertainer, radio personality, banjoist, Australia/USA
 
Summary: Dyer is best known for the long-running radio and then television quiz show, Pick a Box

BOB DYLAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist. Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Duluth, Minnesota, and raised there and in Minnesota, on the Mesabi Iron Range west of Lake Superior. Dylan’s biography has shown that his paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa in Russian Empire to the United States in 1905.

BOB FLANIGAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 August 1926
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: The Beach Boys, in the form of Brian Wilson's frequent expressions of admiration for the quartet as part of his inspiration behind putting together the Beach Boys vocal sound.

BOB GADDY
 
Date Born: Monday 4 February 1924
 
Description: Pianist, singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: An American East Coast blues and rhythm and blues pianist, singer and songwriter.

BOB GARDINER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 June 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Australia

BOB GAUDIO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 November 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Former member of vocal group "THE FOUR SEASONS" and also record producer. In 1975, Gaudio wrote "Who Loves You" and "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" with his future wife Judy Parker.

BOB GELDOF
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 October 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Humanitarian, UK
 
Summary: The group charted with’ I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS. Geldof has been awarded Knight of the British Empire. He was instrumental with the Live Aid Concert for Africa.

BOB HITE
 
Date Born: Monday 26 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: As a young man he acquired a job in a record store and collected a huge amount of old Blues records.

BOB HOPE
 
Date Born: Friday 29 May 1903
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Bob Hope was born in England, the fifth of seven sons. His English father, William Henry Hope, was a stonemason and his Welsh mother, Avis Townes, was a light opera singer who later had to find work as a cleaning woman.

BOB HORN
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 February 1916
 
Description: TV host, USA
 
Summary: Horn was the first compare of the show and was later to be replaced by Dick Clark.

BOB HOWE
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 December 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: As a musical director he has conducted for international singers such as Frank Ifield, Guy Mitchell, and Judy Stone,etc.

BOB HUBBARD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 July 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: For over 40 years, the Jordanaires remained one of the premier backup vocal groups in country music.

BOB JACKSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1948
 
Description: keyboardist/guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Jackson formed his first professional rock group in 1969, called Indian Summer.

BOB JAMES
 
Date Born: Monday 25 December 1939
 
Description: Director, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Very influenced by pop and movie music, James has often featured soloists, who add a jazz touch to his sound (most notably Grover Washington, Jr.).

BOB KEANE
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 January 1922
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: MCA billed him as "The World's Youngest Bandleader".

BOB KULICK
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1950
 
Description: Producer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bob Kulick has been a member of the Neverland Express, Meat Loaf's touring band, on and off for years, and has appeared on several Meat Loaf albums, most notably on 1984's "Bad Attitude".

BOB LIND
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 November 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Lind is best known for his transatlantic chart , which was a #5 hit in 1966.

BOB LUCAS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 June 1957
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Produced recordings for "Fantasia" and for "Magic with Bobbi Lee" at Trackmaster Recording Studio in Buffalo, NY.

BOB LUMAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Blackjack, east Texas to Joe and Lavine Luman. Raised in Nacogdoches he learnt country music from his father who played various string instruments in local amatuer bands.

BOB MARLEY
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Gutarist, Composer, Jamaica
 
Summary: Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

BOB McBRIDE
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 February 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: The Toronto-born Bob McBride attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute in his youth.

BOB McGRATH
 
Date Born: Monday 13 June 1932
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Along with Susan, played by Loretta Long, Bob has been one of the two longest lasting human characters on the series.

BOB MERRILL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 May 1921
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: He moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a dialogue director for Columbia Pictures.

BOB MONEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 May 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Jordanaires are an American vocal quartet, which formed as a gospel group in 1948.

BOB MONTGOMERY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Montgomery was a songwriting partner and best friend of Buddy Holly, performing together as the duo "Buddy and Bob" while teenagers in high school.

BOB MOORE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 November 1932
 
Description: Bassit, USA
 
Summary: In 1958, he played on his first of many Elvis Presley sessions.

BOB MOULD
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 October 1960
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, USA
 
Summary: A member of After Hüsker Dü who broke upin 1988, Mould sequestered himself in a remote farmhouse in Pine City, Minnesota, quit drinking and drugs, and wrote the songs that would make up his first solo album.

BOB NEWHART
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 September 1929
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Newhart became famous mostly on the strength of his audio releases, in which he became the world's first solo "straight man."

BOB NOLAN
 
Date Born: Monday 13 April 1908
 
Description: Vacolist, Actor
 
Summary: In 1934, Bob Nolan began his career in film as the singing voice for Ken Maynard in the 1934 film, In Old Santa Fe. In 1935, the Sons of the Pioneers appeared in their first full-length Western movie,

BOB RANDALL
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 June 1934
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Nothing is known about the artist above. If any data available the Music Minder site would welcome any information.

BOB RUSSELL (songwriter)
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 April 1914
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: 2004 he was posthumously awarded the ASCAP lifetime achievement award in "Pop" music

BOB SCHOLL
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 July 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Mello Kings were formed by Bob and his brother Jerry in the mid fifties.

BOB SEGER
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Bob Seger was born at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and lived in the area until age 6 when his family moved to the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Seger attended Tappan Middle School and Ann Arbor High School (now Pioneer High School) in Ann Arbor and graduated in 1963.

BOB SHAD
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 February 1920
 
Description: Producer, USA
 
Summary: Shad supervised several major blues, pop, rock and R&B dates.

BOB SHANE
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 February 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Shane attended Menlo College in Menlo Park, California while Guard matriculated at nearby Stanford University.

BOB STINSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1959
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The punk rock group recorded firstly for ’Twin Tone Records’.

BOB WEIR
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 October 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Weir played rhythm guitar and sang a portion of the lead vocals through most of the Grateful Dead's 30-year career.

BOB WELCH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born into a show business family. His father, Robert Welch, was a producer on many hit films for Paramount Pictures in the 1940s and 1950s. His mother, Templeton, had been a singer and actress who worked with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre in Chicago.

BOB WESTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 November 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, song writer, UK
 
Summary: Weston was recruited into the Fleetwood Mac line-up in late 1972 as replacement for the recently-sacked guitarist Danny Kirwan.

BOB WILLS
 
Date Born: Monday 6 March 1905
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: He was born near Kosse, Texas to Emma Lee Foley and John Tompkins Wills. His father was a fiddle player who along with his grandfather, taught the young Wills to play the fiddle and the mandolin.

BOB WOOLER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 January 1926
 
Description: Management, DJ, UK
 
Summary: His voice was captured on the only live footage of the Beatles ever filmed at the Cavern, performing "Some Other Guy". Wooler became one of the major figures on the Mersey Scene and did much to help the various groups, remaining at the Cavern until 1967.

BOBBIE GENTRY
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 July 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Roberta Streeter is partially of Portuguese ancestry. Her parents divorced shortly after her birth, and she was raised in poverty by her father, on her grandparents' farm in Chickasaw County, Mississippi.

BOBBY BARE
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 April 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Just before he was drafted into the Army, he wrote a song called "The All American Boy". The singles' labels all credited the artist as being "Bill Parsons." But it was Bare who actually recorded it.

BOBBY BLAND
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 January 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, musician, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Bobby Bland began his career in around 1954.

BOBBY BRADDOCK
 
Date Born: Monday 5 August 1940
 
Description: Pianist, Saxophonist, Composer
 
Summary: Bobby Braddock is one of the most highly regarded and respected song-writers in Nashville.

BOBBY BREEN
 
Date Born: Friday 4 November 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Canada
 
Summary: His first major appearance was on Eddie Cantor's weekly radio show.

BOBBY BROWN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 February 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Singer, Songwrite, USA
 
Summary: An American R&B singer, songwriter, and dancer. He began his solo career in 1986 and had a string of Top 10 Billboard hits.

BOBBY CALDWELL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist,USA
 
Summary: Bobby Caldwell was born to Bob and Carolyn Franklin, the hosts of "Suppertime", an early television variety show.

BOBBY CHARLES
 
Date Born: Monday 21 February 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Leonard Chess of Chess records was to discover Bobby Charles in the fifties.

BOBBY COLOMBY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 December 1944
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: For a few years in the late 1980's Bobby Colomby was a reporter for the television program Entertainment Tonight.

BOBBY COMSTOCK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 December 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: When he was 7, he was doing a radio show in Ithaca. It was called ‘US Kids’.

BOBBY DARIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 May 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: On Monday, May 14, 2007, Bobby Darin was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. This tribute honors Darin for his contribution to making Las Vegas the "Entertainment Capital of the World"

BOBBY DAY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 July 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Day's best known songwriting efforts were "Over and Over" made popular by the Dave Clark Five in 1965 and "Little Bitty Pretty One"

BOBBY EDNER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 October 1988
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Edner has also become proficient in singing, dancing, and even songwriting.

BOBBY ELLIOTT
 
Date Born: Monday 8 December 1941
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Bobby Elliott joined The Hollies in 1963. He and Tony Hicks are the only original members playing with The Hollies today. Documented 2009.

BOBBY FARRELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 October 1949
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: He appeared as a dancer in late 2005 in the Roger Sanchez videoclip of Turn on the Music.

BOBBY FIELDS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 September 1928
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He was also a member of Billy Gale and His Orchestra and also worked with Buddy Guy.

BOBBY FLYNN
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 January 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia.
 
Summary: In the fourth season of Australian Idol, he placed seventh. In the fourth season of Australian Idol, he placed seventh. Flynn in the fourth season of Australian Idol, he was placed seventh.

BOBBY FREEMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 June 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was born in San Francisco in 1940 and began singing with a group he formed called the Romancers.

BOBBY FULLER
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 October 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His last major success was a rocker in the style of Eddie Cochran SATURDAY NIGHT - 1966

BOBBY G
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Bucks Fizz won the contest and the group were catapulted into overnight stardom.

BOBBY GOLDSBORO
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: "Honey" was a Number One hit in 1968 in the Billboard Hot 100.

BOBBY HACKETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1915
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra during 1941-42.

BOBBY HARRISON
 
Date Born: Monday 28 June 1943
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: The drummer for "Procal Harum"

BOBBY HATFIELD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 April 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Their first charted single as the Righteous Brothers was "Little Latin Lupe Lu" and their first #1 was "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," produced by Phil Spector.

BOBBY HEBB
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Hebb's parents, William and Ovalla Hebb, were both blind musicians. Hebb and his older brother Harold performed as a song-and-dance team in Nashville.

BOBBY HELMS
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 August 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1956, Helms made his way to Nashville, Tennessee where he signed a recording contract with Decca Records.

BOBBY HENDRICKS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 February 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: From 1961, off and on, through 2008, Bobby Hendricks worked as lead singer with Bill Pinkney's original Drifters

BOBBY HERNE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 January 1938
 
Description: Guitarist, Producer, USA

BOBBY HUNTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: He is mainly known for his years singing at the ’Palais’ in Adelaide fronting ’The Esquires’ where he stayed until the closure.

BOBBY HUTCHERSON
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1941
 
Description: Vibraphone and marimba, USA
 
Summary: One of the most gifted and innovative jazz musicians of his generation, trumpeter Woody Shaw navigated the rapidly fluctuating jazz scene of the '70s and '80s

BOBBY KEYES
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 December 1943
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Keys came into the Rolling Stones around 1969. Keys, with the addition of Mick Taylor, changed the sound of the Rolling Stones.

BOBBY KIMBALL
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 March 1947
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1974, Bobby Kimball left Louisiana and moved to Los Angeles where he joined 3 members from the defunct band, Three Dog Night.

BOBBY LESTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Originally formed in their native Louisville, Kentucky as the Crazy Sounds

BOBBY LEWIS
 
Date Born: Friday 17 February 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "Tossin' And Turnin'" is on the CD "The Golden Age Of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1".

BOBBY LIMB
 
Date Born: Monday 10 November 1924
 
Description: TV Host, Saxophonist,
 
Summary: Limb was one of the first to have his own variety television show during the early part of television in Australia.

BOBBY LORD
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 January 1934
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In the early 1950s, he won a talent show which led to an appearance on Paul Whiteman's television show in New York. Soon after, in 1953, Boudleaux Bryant heard one of Lord's demo tapes and passed it on to Columbia Records, who signed him.

BOBBY MCFERRIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 March 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: McFerrin was born in Manhattan, New York, the son of the late operatic baritone Robert McFerrin, and aspiring singer Sarah Cooper.

BOBBY McLURE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: McClure was raised in St. Louis and sang in church and gospel groups in his youth.

BOBBY MITCHELL
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Bobby Mitchell and the Toppers were part of the wave of New Orleans rock & rollers who followed in the wake of Fats Domino and Lloyd Price.

BOBBY NEIL
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1985, Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band included John Beland on lead guitar and also Bobby Neil and John Davis.

BOBBY PICKETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: On record he was able to use his voice sounding like Boris Karlof.

BOBBY POE
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 April 1933
 
Description: Singer-Songwriter, Manager, Publisher, Promoter
 
Summary: Bobby Poe gave up his career as an artist to become an artist manager.

BOBBY ROBINSON
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1917
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Robinson produced numerous million-selling records by such notable performers as Wilbert Harrison, The Shirelles, Lee Dorsey, and Dave "Baby" Cortez.

BOBBY ROGERS
 
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American soul singer and songwriter, notable as a member of Motown Records' first signed act and first million selling group The Miracles from 1956 until 2011. He was inducted along with the other members of the Miracles with the exception of Smokey Robinson in 2012 to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rogers was the grandfather of R&B singer Brandi Williams from R&B girl group Blaque.

BOBBY ROSENGARDEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 April 1924
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Rosengarden became a busy studio musician, recording with Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Skitch Henderson, Quincy Jones, Peter Nero, Gil Evans/Miles Davis,etc. YOUTUBE: Milt Hinton doing one of his favorite tunes: Old Man Time at the 1992 Mid-America Jazz Festival in St Louis, Mo. Derek Smith on piano & Bobby Rosengarden on drums-aka THE TRIO.

BOBBY RUSSELL
 
Date Born: Friday 19 April 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The writer of the hit "Honey" for Bobby Goldsboro.

BOBBY RYDELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, he portrayed Hugo Peabody in the movie version of Bye Bye Birdie with Ann Margret and Dick Van Dyke.

BOBBY SCOTT
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1937
 
Description: Pianist, vibraphonist, Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: As a songwriter, he won a Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition for the song "A Taste of Honey".

BOBBY SHERMAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 July 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He first became famous as a house singer on the television series Shindig! from 1964 to 1966.

BOBBY SHORT
 
Date Born: Monday 15 September 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: American cabaret singer and pianist, best known for his interpretations of songs by popular composers of the first half of the 20th

BOBBY SMITH
 
Date Born: Friday 10 April 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Smith had been the group's main lead singer since its inception, having sung lead vocals on The Spinners first hit record in 1961, "That's What Girls Are Made For" (which has been inaccurately credited to the group's mentor and former Moonglows lead singer, the late Harvey Fuqua).

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.

BOBBY VEE
 
Date Born: Friday 30 April 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Known primarily as a performer of Brill Building pop material, he went on to record a string of international hits in the 1960s.His father Sidney played the violin and piano, his uncle played sax, and his two older brothers, Bill and Sidney, Jr. both played guitar.

BOBBY VINTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 April 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was the only child of a locally popular bandleader, Stan Vinton -Stanley Vintula, Sr.

BOBBY WATSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 August 1953
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He co founded the 29th Street Saxophone Quartet with alto saxophonist Ed Jackson, tenor saxophonist Rich Rothenberg, and baritone saxophonist Jim Hartog.

BOBBY WILLIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 January 1942
 
Description: Composer, Management, UK
 
Summary: He formed a beat group, Cliff Ward and the Cruisers, and this later became the Secrets.

BOBBY WOMACK
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 March 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: As a session guitarist, Womack worked at producer Chips Moman's American Studios in Memphis, and played on recordings by Joe Tex and The Box Tops.

BON SCOTT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia.
 
Summary: Born to Charles and Isabelle Scott emigrated to Australia in 1952 where they initially lived in Sunshine, Melbourne.

BONICO DEL TORO
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 February 1967
 
Description: Actor, producer

BONNIE BRAMLETT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 November 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American singer and sometime actress known for her distinctive vocals in rock and pop music.

BONNIE FRANKLIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 January 1944
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Bonnie Franklin was best known as Ann Romano, the divorced mother on One Day at a Time, a long-running comedy-drama of the 1970s and 80s. Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli played her teenaged daughters, and the series dealt with "real life" issues so often, almost every episode seemed to be a "very special episode". In One Day's nine-year run.

BONNIE GUITAR
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 March 1923
 
Description: Singer-songwriter
 
Summary: She is best remembered for her 1957 Country-Pop crossover hit "Dark Moon".

BONNIE OWENS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 October 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Bonnie Owens herself became a popular singer and songwriter in the fifties.

BONNIE RAITT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 November 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bonnie went to Harvard's Radcliffe College as a freshman, majoring in African Studies.

BONNIE TYLER
 
Date Born: Friday 8 June 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In 1975, she was discovered by Roger Bell, who arranged a recording contract for her with RCA Records. Before signing, she was asked to adopt another stage name, in which she became Bonnie Tyler.

BONO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 May 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Bono is almost never seen in public without sunglasses.

BOOKA HYLAND
 
Date Born: Monday 12 February 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian rock pioneer during the early days of television.

BOOKER LITTLE
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1938
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He studied at the Chicago Conservatory from 1956 to 1958 and it was during this time that he worked with leading local musicians such as Johnny Griffin.

BOOKER T JONES
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 November 1944
 
Description: Keyboardist, Band leader
 
Summary: While still in high school, Jones wrote the group's instrumental "Green Onions", which not only became a hit in 1962, but remains an enduring classic more than 40 years later.

BOOTS RANDOLPH
 
Date Born: Friday 3 June 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: His final solo studio album A Whole New Ballgame was released June 12, 2007.

BORAT SAGDIYEV
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 February 1972
 
Description: Journalist/broadcaster, singer, actor
 
Summary: Baron Cohen was named Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards for The 11 O'Clock Show, and since then, his work has been further recognised with two BAFTA Awards for Da Ali G Show

BORIS GARDINER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Gardiner was a member of 'The Upsetters' in Jamaica. He also had a hit with the song 'Elizebeth Reggae' in 1970.

BORIS KARLOFF
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 November 1887
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Karloff played Frankenstein's monster three times; the other films being Bride of Frankenstein 1935 and Son of Frankenstein 1939.

BOXCAR WILLIE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 September 1931
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He went on to become a star in country music, selling more than 10 million records. In 1981, Martin achieved a professional landmark by being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry as its 60th member.

BOY GEORGE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 June 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Boy George's style caught the attention of music executive Malcolm McLaren of Sex Pistols fame, who arranged for O'Dowd to perform with the group Bow Wow Wow, featuring Annabella Lwin.

BOYD TINSLEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 May 1964
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: In 2003, Tinsley released a solo album, True Reflections.

BOZ SCAGGS
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 June 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Boz was born the son of a traveling salesman. The family moved to Oklahoma, then to Plano, at that time a Texas farm town just north of Dallas. He attended a Dallas private school, St. Mark’s, where a schoolmate gave him the nickname Bosley.

BRAD DELP
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 June 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Delp was born in Danvers, Massachusetts[1] to Canadian immigrants. While his father played fiddle at home, Brad was inspired after seeing The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

BRAD HAWKINS
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Dallas, Texas. He with his mother moved to Summerville, South Carolina.

BRAD MEHLDAU
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 August 1970
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Mehldau is noted for his original tunes plus jazz standards.

BRAD PITT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 December 1963
 
Description: Actor, Film Producer
 
Summary: Pitt was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award, both of which were for his role in Twelve Monkeys (1996).

BRADLEY COOPER
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 January 1975
 
Description: Actor. USA
 
Summary: Cooper began his professional acting career on the television series Sex and the City in 1999.

BRADLEY NOWELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 February 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Raised in Long Beach, California, Nowell developed an interest in music at a young age.

BRANDI CARLILE
 
Date Born: Monday 1 June 1981
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A great voice and a pleasure to listen to. In 2005, she was featured on Rolling Stone's "10 Artists to Watch in 2005" list.

BRANDON LEE
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1965
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was the son of the late legendary martial arts film star Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell and the brother of actress Shannon Lee.

BRANDY NORWOOD
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 February 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Following a major success with "The Boy Is Mine," a duet with singer Monica for which she won a Grammy Award, and her second album Never Say Never in 1998.

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.

BRENDA HOLLAWAY
 
Date Born: Friday 21 June 1946
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Holloway became a fixture to several sixties television shows including Shindig! and later was asked by The Beatles to open for them on their U.S. tour in 1966. Holloway performed in the first rock stadium concert at Shea Stadium for the Beatles as their opening act. Holloway was only one of three female acts who opened for the Beatles including Mary Wells and Jackie DeShannon.

BRENDA LEE
 
Date Born: Monday 11 December 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She enjoys one distinction unique among successful American singers: Her opening act on a UK tour in 1960 was a struggling foursome from Liverpool, England, The Beatles.

BRENDA VACCARO
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 November 1939
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Vaccaro was born in New York, to Italian American parents Christine M. Pavia and Mario A. Vaccaro originally a lawyer, both of whom were pioneers in Italian cuisine.

BRENDAN BOYER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 October 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
 
Summary: Brendan Boyer has always had a pleasent and refreshing voice giving the cover songs in his early days a better sound than the original, This may be disputed by many.

BRENT MYDLAND
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 October 1952
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Mydland was the fourth keyboardist to play for the American rock band the Grateful Dead.

BRENTON FOSDIKE
 
Date Born: Monday 26 February 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: He has also appeared on many national T.V. shows including the MIDDAY SHOW, DON LANE'S I.M.T. and COUNTDOWN.

BRENTON WOOD
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Louisiana, he moved to San Pedro California. When he was a child his family moved west to San Pedro in Los Angeles, California. In his high school years his family relocated to nearby Compton, where Brenton became a member of the Compton High School.

BRETT JAMES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 June 1968
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, record producer
 
Summary: An American singer, songwriter and record producer. Signed to Career Records a division of Arista Nashville as a solo artist in 1995, James charted three singles and released a self-titled debut album that year. He returned to Arista as a recording artist in 2002, releasing two more singles.

BRIAN AUGER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 July 1939
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul music and rock, and he has been nominated for a Grammy.

BRIAN BENNETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 February 1941
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, Music Director, UK
 
Summary: Educated at Hazlewood School, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill School, he left at the age of sixteen to play drums in a skiffle group for holiday makers in Ramsgate.

BRIAN CADD
 
Date Born: Friday 29 November 1946
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Cadd produced fellow Australian acts, Robin Jolley, Ronnie Burns, Broderick Smith, Tina Arena and Glenn Shorrock, and established his own record label called Bootleg Records.

BRIAN CASSER
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 March 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Rhythm guitarist, singer and founder member of Liverpool’s earliest known group, Cass & The Casanovas.

BRIAN CULBERTSON
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1973
 
Description: Trumpeter, Keyboards, USA
 
Summary: Brian Culbertson also works with many other musicians in the smooth jazz arena, often as a composer and arranger.

BRIAN DAVIDGE
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 May 1943
 
Description: Bassist, Vocals, Australia
 
Summary: One of the best and most respected Bass players in Adelaide.

BRIAN DAVIES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 July 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: British-born Australian former singer and television actor.He was born in Manchester, England in 1944, and migrated to Australia with his parents at a young age.

BRIAN DAVISON
 
Date Born: Monday 25 May 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: The band "Nice" was formed in 1967 lasting two and a half years.

BRIAN ENO
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 May 1948
 
Description: Producer, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Brian Eno's professional music career began in London, as a member (1971–1973) of the glam/art rock band Roxy Music, playing the mixing desk, altering the band's sound with a VCS3 synthesizer, tape recorders, etc., and singing back-up.

BRIAN EPSTEIN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 September 1934
 
Description: Management
 
Summary: Epstein discovered The Beatles at The Cavern ending up changing their dress and cleaning up their act and completely taking control of the group and turned the band into a group that would never be surpassed by anyone.

BRIAN HENDERSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 September 1931
 
Description: Television personality and pioneer, Australia
 
Summary: Henderson also holds the record for the longest serving television news presenter, having read either the weekend or the weeknight news on Sydney station TCN-9 from January 1957 until his retirement in late November 2002.

BRIAN HOLLAND
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 February 1941
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier teamed up as a songwriting-production unit.. Between 1963 and the end of 1967 H-D-H wrote majority of Motown's hit singles, with Brian writing the music, Eddie writing the lyrics, and Lamont doing both. NPA

BRIAN HYLAND
 
Date Born: Friday 12 November 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Brian Hyland appeared on national television programs such as "American Bandstand" and "The Jackie Gleason Show" and toured both internationally and around America with Dick Clark in the legendary "Caravan of Stars."

BRIAN JONES
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 February 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: His middle-class parents, Lewis Blount and Louisa Beatrice Jones, were of Welsh descent. Brian had two sisters: Pamela, who was born in 1943 and who died on 14 October 1945 of leukemia. And Barbara, born in 1946.

BRIAN KEENAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Keenan was part of The Chambers Brothers from 1965 to 1971.

BRIAN KEITH
 
Date Born: Monday 14 November 1921
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Actor of many films but mainly known for his role as the father of Buffy and Jody in the TV series "A FAMILY AFFAIR" played Uncle Bill.

BRIAN LITTRELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 February 1975
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, actor, USA
 
Summary: Brian Littrell was born in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. He has an older brother, and is the cousin of fellow Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson. He first started to sing in the choir of his Lexington Baptist church.

BRIAN LOCKING
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 December 1940
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Locking also played several other instruments, including clarinet nicknamed the which earned Locking the nickname "Liquorice".

BRIAN MacLOUD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 June 1952
 
Description: Guitarist, Canada
 
Summary: The Multi Instrumentalist was member of Canadian rock group "Chilliwack". Guitarist, Drummer.

BRIAN MANNIX
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 October 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Mannix is also a regular on the TV show Spicks and Specks.

BRIAN MAY
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: May attended Hampton Grammar School (now Hampton School) where he excelled at Mathematics and Science and achieved ten GCE Ordinary Levels and four Advanced Levels in Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.He is currently a Governer of the school.

BRIAN NAYLOR
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 January 1931
 
Description: Radio, Australia
 
Summary: He became Seven's chief newsreader in 1970 replacing Geoff Raymond. Naylor switched to GTV-9 in 1978. He

BRIAN OHARA
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 March 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Lead guitarist/singer Brian O'Hara and bass guitarist/singer Billy Hatton, friends since grammar school, formed The Blue Jays in 1958. The group changed their name to the Four Jays and made their debut at the Cavern Club on 1 March 1961.

BRIAN POOLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Decca chose the Tremeloes over The Beatles. The Tremeloes proved to be a very talented band in their own right and had a successful career.

BRIAN RAY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 January 1955
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: An American session musician, musical director, guitarist and singer–songwriter.

BRIAN ROBERTSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 September 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: A Scottish rock guitarist, best known for his work with Thin Lizzy and Motörhead.

BRIAN WILSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 June 1942
 
Description: Keyboards, Bass, Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Early influences included The Four Freshmen and Chuck Berry, among others.

BRIAN YALE
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 November 1968
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Upon the release of their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You, in fall 1996, Matchbox Twenty was pigeonholed as one of the legions of post-grunge guitar bands that roamed the American pop scene in the middle of that decade.

BRIAN YOUNG - AU
 
Date Born: Monday 2 September 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist., Ausstralia
 
Summary: Brian started his singing career in 1959 when he toured with Rick & Thel.

BRIDGET FONDA
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1964
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Fonda was born in California, into a family of actors, including her grandfather Henry Fonda, father Peter Fonda, and aunt Jane Fonda. Her mother, Susan Jane Brewer, is an artist.

BRIE LARSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1989
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Brie Larson was born in Sacramento, California.She decided to be an actress when she was seven years old and was one of the youngest students of the American Conservatory Theater. She moved to Los Angeles in 1998.

BRIGETTE BARDOT
 
Date Born: Friday 28 September 1934
 
Description: Actress, French
 
Summary: The French sex kitten mainly in French and British films in the fifties and the sixties.

BRIGETTE ENGERER
 
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1952
 
Description: Pianist. France
 
Summary: In 1980, her career took a decisive turn when Herbert von Karajan invited her to play with the Berlin Philharmonic.

BRITNEY SPEARS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 December 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: She performed in local dance revues and her local Baptist church choir. At age eight she auditioned for the Disney Channel.

BRITT EKLAND
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 October 1942
 
Description: Actress, Sweden
 
Summary: Ekland published a beauty and fitness book in 1984, followed by a fitness video in 1992.

BRITTANY MURPHY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 October 1977
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Murphy landed her first job in Hollywood when she was fourteen, starring as Brenda Drexell in the television series Drexell's Class.

BROOK BENTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 September 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Benton had many hits with his baritone voice.Benton eventually charted 49 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with other songs charting on Billboard's rhythm and blues.

BROOKE SHIELDS
 
Date Born: Monday 31 May 1965
 
Description: Actress, US
 
Summary: Shields was born in New York City into a well-known American society family with links to Italian nobility. Her father, Francis Alexander Shields, was a businessman, and her mother, Teri Shields (née Maria Theresa Schmonn), managed her career.

BROWNIE McGEE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 November 1915
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, America
 
Summary: A Southern blues musician revived his music by folk musicians in the fifties.

BRUCE FAIRBAIRN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 December 1947
 
Description: Record producer
 
Summary: In 1980 Fairbairn won his first of three Canadian music industry Producer of the Year Juno Awards for Prism's third album Armageddon.

BRUCE CHANEL
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 November 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Channel has been inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. "Hey! Baby" is in the repertoire of several U.S. marching bands.

BRUCE COCKBURN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 March 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Canadian
 
Summary: Many of his albums from the 1970s refer to his Christian belief, which in turn informs the concerns for human rights and environmentalism expressed on his 1980s albums.

BRUCE FOXTON
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 September 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, UK
 
Summary: While in "The Jam", he and drummer Rick Buckler played a role behind singer, guitarist, and songwriter Paul Weller.

BRUCE GARY
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 April 1951
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He was nominated for two Grammy Awards as a stage performer, producer, and recording artist.

BRUCE HORNSBY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 November 1954
 
Description: Pianist, Keyboardist, Accordianist,USA
 
Summary: Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, Folk, motown, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions with his songwriting and the seamless improvisations.

BRUCE JOHNSTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 June 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: A Grammy award winner for writing 'I Write The Songs'.Billboard number one, Barry Manilow.

BRUCE KAPLER
 
Date Born: Friday 3 July 1953
 
Description: Saxophonist etc
 
Summary: Bruce Kapler joined the CBS Orchestra on November 1, 1993.

BRUCE KULICK
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 December 1953
 
Description: Guitarst, SongwriterUSA
 
Summary: Kulick is best known as lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss from September 1984 to August 1996.

BRUCE LEE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 November 1940
 
Description: Actor, martial arts, Chinese American
 
Summary: Martial arts expert in real life and on the screen.

BRUCE PALMER
 
Date Born: Monday 9 September 1946
 
Description: Bassist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Palmer started out playing in high school band, which subsequently evolved into the very successful Robbie Lane & The Disciples.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
 
Date Born: Friday 23 September 1949
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The E Street Band is considered to have started in October 1972, even though it was not officially known as such until September 1974.

BRUCE WELCH
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 November 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, UK
 
Summary: Bruce Welsh has never received the notoriety as much as his fellow musician Hank Marvin, though his presence during the groups career must be recognised.

BRUCE WILLIS
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 March 1955
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Willis has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman several times throughout his career. He filled in for an ill David Letterman on his show February 26, 2003, when he was supposed to be a guest.

BRUCE WOODLEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Banjoist and Mandolinist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: "I Am Australian" written by Bruce Woodley must be one of the best songs relating to the Australian and Australia the country.

BRUNO BARTOLETTI
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 June 1926
 
Description: Conductor, pianist, Italy
 
Summary: Bruno Bartoletti was an Italian operatic conductor who had an active international career from 1953-2007.

BRUNO KIRBY
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 April 1991
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His best-known roles include a colleague of Albert Brooks' film editor in Modern Romance, a talkative limo driver in This Is Spinal Tap (1984), the jealous, comedically-impaired U.S. Army officer Lt. Hauk in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

BRUNO LAWRENCE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 February 1941
 
Description: Actor, Drums
 
Summary: In the 1970s, Lawrence founded Blerta ("Bruno Lawrence's Electric Revelation and Travelling Apparition"), a musical and theatrical co-operative active.

BRUNO MARS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 October 1985
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians.

BRYAN ADAMS
 
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Canada
 
Summary: Adams was born in Canada, to English parents.

BRYAN CRANSTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 March 1956
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He began his acting career after college in local and regional theatres, getting his start at the Granada Theatre in the San Fernando Valley.

BRYAN FERRY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 September 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Model, Composer, UK.
 
Summary: Lead singer with Roxy Music that were formed in 1971 in London were a stepping stone for Ferry.

BRYAN FORBES
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 July 1926
 
Description: English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor
 
Summary: Forbes began to act, appearing on stage and playing numerous supporting roles in British films, in particular An Inspector Calls (1954) and The Colditz Story (1955).

BRYAN OTTOSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 March 1978
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Guitarist Wayne Kile departed from the band in April 2002, paving the way for guitarist Bryan Ottoson to undertake the open position.

BRYANT GUMBLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 September 1948
 
Description: TV host, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Gumbel's work on Today earned him several Emmys and a large group of fans.

BRYCE COURTENAY
 
Date Born: Monday 14 August 1933
 
Description: Author, South African, Australian
 
Summary: His award-winning campaigns included Louie the Fly, the original Milkybar Kid commercial and the Australian Labor Party's 1972 election campaign, It's Time.

BUCK CLAYTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 November 1911
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Clayton, member of the Count Basie Orchestra from 1936 to 1943.

BUCK OWENS
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born on a farm in Texas to Maicie Azel Ellington and Alvis Edgar Owens, Sr. A shopping mall,located at 4800 Texoma Parkway, now sits where his farm used to be in Sherman.

BUCK RAM
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 November 1907
 
Description: Composer, Management

BUCK TRENT
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 February 1938
 
Description: Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: He was a member of Porter Wagoner's "Wagon Masters" from 1962 to 1973, and also appeared on the Roy Clark Show and Hee Haw.

BUD ABBOTT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 October 1895
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: The team's first known radio appearance was on The Kate Smith Hour in February, 1938. "Who's on First?" was first performed for a national radio audience the following month.

BUD FLANAGAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 October 1896
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: English music hall and vaudeville entertainer from the 1930s until the 1960s. Flanagan was famous as a wartime entertainer.

BUD FREEMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1906
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: U.S. jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet.

BUD GREEN
 
Date Born: Friday 19 November 1897
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975

BUD POWELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 September 1924
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: First record made in 1943 with the’Cootie Williams Band’. Played in New York Clubs during the forties.

BUD SHANK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 April 1926
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Shank, another west coaster was an alto saxophone player.

BUD TINGWELL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 January 1923
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: After the success of The Castle, Tingwell's career has undergone a revival during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

BUDDY ACE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 November 1936
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was raised in Houston and began his singing career by singing gospel together with Joe Tex.

BUDDY ARNOLD
 
Date Born: Friday 30 April 1926
 
Description: SaxophoneTenor, Clarinet, Flute
 
Summary: In 1951 he began playing regularly again, touring with Buddy DeFranco, then worked with Jerry Wald, Tex Beneke, Elliot Lawrence, Stan Kenton, etc.

BUDDY BISHOP
 
Date Born: Friday 3 August 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: Buddy came from a fairly musical family. His father could play several brass band instruments as well as button accordion and concertina, his mother played the piano and both could read music.

BUDDY BOLDEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 September 1877
 
Description: Cornetist, Bandleader, USA
 
Summary: Bolden was known as King Bolden and was popular in the New Orleans sector.

BUDDY COLLETTE
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 August 1921
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: In 1996, the Library of Congress commissioned Collette to write and perform a special big band concert to highlight his long career.

BUDDY DeFRANCO
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1923
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: DeFranco was perhaps the only major jazz clarinet player to adapt to this change, and until the 1980's, he was the only notable jazz musician who played clarinet exclusively.

BUDDY DeSYLVA
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1895
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: De Sylva was mainly successful with songs written for Al Jolson and Jolson's Broadway show 'Sinbad'. The show goes back to 1918.

BUDDY EBSEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1908
 
Description: Actor, Dancer, Singer
 
Summary: His father, Christian Rudolf Ebsen, Sr., was Danish and his mother, Frances, was Latvian. He was raised in Belleville until age 10, when his family moved to Palm Beach County,

BUDDY FEYNE
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 June 1912
 
Description: Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Over his life, Feyne wrote more than 400 songs. First to sing "Stardust" on the air.

BUDDY GRECO
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 August 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Greco began playing piano at the age of four. His first professional work was playing with Benny Goodman's band.

BUDDY GUY
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 July 1936
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Guy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005 by Eric Clapton and B.B. King.P/E

BUDDY HACKETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 August 1924
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He was born to Jewish heritage, the son of an upholsterer.

BUDDY HARMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 December 1928
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Harman has played on several European Tours with various artists including The Nashville Superpicker Band and Jerry Lee Lewis.

BUDDY HOLLY
 
Date Born: Monday 7 September 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarst, Composer, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Born to Lawrence Odell Holley and Ella Pauline Drake in 1936.

BUDDY JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 January 1915
 
Description: Band leader, Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1946 Johnson composed a Blues Concerto, which he performed at Carnegie Hall in 1948.

BUDDY KNOX
 
Date Born: Friday 14 April 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Buddy Knox enjoyed a long career in music.

BUDDY MILES
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 September 1946
 
Description: Drummer, Sessions drummer
 
Summary: He was known as a child prodigy, originally playing drums in his father, George Miles, Sr.'s, jazz band, The Bebops, beginning at age 12.

BUDDY MORROW
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 February 1919
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: In 2009, Morrow was awarded the International Trombone Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, an award that is given to a person who has significantly changed trombone playing around the world.

BUDDY RICH
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 September 1917
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Buddy Rich was born to vaudevillians and began playing drums in vaudeville at the age of 2 years.

BUDDY STARCHER
 
Date Born: Friday 16 March 1906
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Starcher first learned to play banjo but later became an outstanding guitarist. In 1928, he was probably the first hillbilly artist to appear on radio in the Baltimore area.

BUDDY WESTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: A country vocalist mainly known for his songs with his career starting in 1958 on a cattle station in Queensland.

BUELL KAZEE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 August 1900
 
Description: Vocalist, Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: In the 1960s, folk music was popular, and stars such as Bob Dylan brought forth, Kazee used the opportunity and started a comeback.

BUFFALO BILL
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 February 1846
 
Description: Entrepreneur, USA
 
Summary: Cody got his nickname after he undertook a contract to supply Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with bison meat. P/A

BUFFY SAINT- MARIE
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: Buffy Sainte-Marie was born on the Piapot Cree reserve in the Qu'Appelle valley, Saskatchewan. She was orphaned and later adopted and grew up in Maine and Massachusetts with parents Albert and Winifred Sainte-Marie who were related to her biological parents.

BUKKA WHITE
 
Date Born: Monday 12 November 1906
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He first recorded for the Victor Records label in 1930.

BULL MOOSE JACKSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 April 1919
 
Description: Vocalist, USA