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ADAM FAITH
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 June 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Born at 4 Churchfield Road, East Acton, West London. He was unaware that his real surname was Nelhams-Wright until he applied for a The third in a family of five children, Terry Nelhams grew up in a council house in a working class area of London. NP

AGNETHA FALTSKOG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Sweden
 
Summary: Agnetha often said that female singers such as Connie Francis, Marianne Faithfull, Aretha Franklin and Lesley Gore were among her strongest influences.

ALAN FEHLBERGE
 
Date Born: Friday 16 October 1942
 
Description: Rhythm guitarist, Vocals, Australia
 
Summary: South Australian rhythm guitarist of "The Drifters". NOTE NAME: Some use the wording "THE DRIFTORS" so as not to be confused with the USA DRIFTERS. This may be disputed.

ALAN FREED
 
Date Born: Friday 15 December 1922
 
Description: Disc Jockey, USA
 
Summary: In 1986, Freed was part of the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was built in Cleveland in recognition of Freed's involvement in the promotion of the genre.

ALBERT FINNEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1936
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: The son of Alice and Albert Finney, Sr., a bookmaker. He attended Salford Grammar School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

ALICE FAYE
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 May 1912
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in New York City, she was the daughter of a New York police officer of German descent and his Irish-American wife, Charley and Alice Leppert.

ALLEN FUNT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 September 1914
 
Description: Actor, Film, TV, Producer
 
Summary: He began the show on ABC Radio in 1946 as Candid Microphone and soon experimented with a visual version by doing a series of theatrical short films also known as Candid Microphone

ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW
 
Date Born: Monday 2 August 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: Fairweather Low first found fame as a founder member of the pop group Amen Corner in the late 1960s.

ANDY FRASER
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 August 1952
 
Description: Bassist, Pianist, Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Fraser produced the hit "All Right Now" which became a world wide hit in 1989 for the band.

ANNE FRANCIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 September 1930
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: She won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy award for her role in Honey West.

ANNE FULLWOOD
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 February 1959
 
Description: Reporter, journalist, writer
 
Summary: A former Australian newsreader and current affairs host who was born in South Australia's Riverland.

ANNE FULLWOOD
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 February 1959
 
Description: Reporter, journalist, writer
 
Summary: A former Australian newsreader and current affairs host who was born in South Australia's Riverland.

ANNETTE FUNICELLO
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Hits included "Train of Love" (written by Paul Anka) and "Pineapple Princess".

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

ARETHA FRANKLIN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 March 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born to the Rev. C. L. Franklin, a Baptist minister, and Barbara Siggers Franklin. Aretha's separated when Aretha was six. Siggers died of a heart attack when Franklin was ten. P/E

ART FARMER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 August 1928
 
Description: Trumpeter. USA
 
Summary: Jazz trumpeter Art Farmer worked with Chet Bakers jazz band and also the, Gerry Mulligan band.

ARTHUR FREED
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 September 1894
 
Description: Lyricist, film producer
 
Summary: Freed began his career as a song-plugger and pianist in Chicago. After meeting Minnie Marx, he sung as part of the act of her sons, the Marx Brothers, on the vaudeville circuit, and also wrote material for the brothers.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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).

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.

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.

CARRIE FISHER
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 October 1956
 
Description: Actress, Author, USA
 
Summary: She made her film debut in the Columbia comedy Shampoo (1975) starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant and Jack Warden.

CHARLIE FEATHERS
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 June 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: One of many singers and vocalists to come out of the Sun Recording Studios and one the very first. A Rockabilly Original.

CHARLIE FOXX
 
Date Born: Monday 23 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: They were known for their exciting live performances, of which a highlight was Inez's rendition of "I Stand Accused".

CHRIS FARLOWE
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Formed Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds early in his career in the sixties.

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

CHRISTOPHER FRANKE
 
Date Born: Monday 6 April 1953
 
Description: Synthesizer, Composer, Germany
 
Summary: Franke joined in 1971 replacing original keyboadist Klaus Schultz.

CLARA WARD (The Famous Ward Singers)
 
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Associated acts The Ward Singers, The Ward Trio, The Clara Ward Specials, Willa Ward Singers, Gertrude Ward Singers

CLARENCE FROGMAN HENRY
 
Date Born: Friday 19 March 1937
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Henry seemed to pick out the songs that had come way before his time and turned them into hits during the early sixties.

CLEVE FRANCIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He went to college with a masters degree in biology he moved to medical college in Virginia.

CLINTON FORD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 November 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He performed skiffle in a band called the 'Backwoods Skiffle Group'

COLIN FIRTH
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 September 1960
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Firth starred in the 2010 film The King's Speech as Prince Albert, Duke of York/King George VI. In April 2011, Time magazine included Firth in its list of the world's 100 Most Influential People.

CONNIE FRANCIS
 
Date Born: Monday 12 December 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She is considered the most prolific and popular female rock 'n' roll hit-maker of the early rock era.P/E

COREY FELDMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 16 July 1971
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The second of five children, was born the son of Sheila, a cocktail waitress who was once a Playboy Bunny, and Bob Feldman, a rock producer and musician.

CRAIG FERGUSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 May 1962
 
Description: Talk Show Host, Actor. America,
 
Summary: Craig Ferguson dropped out of high school "mainly to drink," and started in show business as a drummer in Bastards From Hell, a punk band that went nowhere.

CRAIG FROST
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 April 1948
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Best known as keyboardist for 1970s hard rock band Grand Funk Railroad. YOUTUBE: Grand Funk Railroad: Mark Farner (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Don Bewer (vocals, drums); Mel Schacher (bass). Craig Frost (Keyboards) Recorded live at Madison Square Garden on December 23rd 1972.

DAN FOGELBERG
 
Date Born: Monday 13 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Fogelberg, the youngest of three sons, was born the son of Margaret, a classically-trained pianist, and Lawrence Peter Fogelberg, a high school band director who spent most of his career at Peoria Woodruff High School and Pekin High School.

DANNY FLORES
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 July 1929
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Flores was born to Mexican field workers in Santa Paula, California.

DAVEY FARAGHER
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 August 1957
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Faragher is an accomplished session musician, and has a strong portfolio of performances with notable musicians.

DAVID "PANAMA" FRANCIS
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1918
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: As rhythm and blues and rock and roll went mainstream Francis became even more sought after. He drummed on the Elvis Presley demos, and he is featured on hits by the Four Seasons "Big Girls Don't Cry" ets.

DAVID FATHEAD NEWMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 24 February 1933
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: In Ray, the 2004 biographical film about Ray Charles, Newman was portrayed by Bokeem Woodbine

DAVID FOSTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 November 1949
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Foster's songs have made many famous singers into superstars. Foster's work as a producer has been equally significant.

DAVID FREIBERG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 August 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Guitarist, Keyboardist. USA
 
Summary: Freiberg rejoined Jefferson Starship for their 2005 tour, which was billed as "The Jefferson Family Galactic Reunion".

DAVID FRIZZELL
 
Date Born: Friday 26 September 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His career first started back in the late 50s, but his biggest success came in the 80s, thirty years into his career.

DAVID FROST
 
Date Born: Friday 7 April 1939
 
Description: TV Host, UK
 
Summary: Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE, Born, Tenterden, Kent) moved to Beccles, Suffolk as a child and is an English television presenter.

DAWN FRENCH
 
Date Born: Friday 11 October 1957
 
Description: Comedian, actressr, director, producer, and writer.
 
Summary: Dawn French is one half of the U.K.'s top female comedy duo, French and Saunders, as well as a highly successful writer, comedian and actress in her own right.

DENNIS FARINA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 February 1944
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Before becoming an actor, Farina served three years in the US Army and then 18 years in the Chicago Police Department's burglary division, from 1967 to 1985.

DENNIS FLEMION
 
Date Born: Monday 6 June 1955
 
Description: Drums, USA
 
Summary: He was the primary percussionist for the band. Dennis was also a temporary member of The Smashing Pumpkins from 1996 to 1997

DENNIS FRANZ
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 October 1944
 
Description: Actor USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for his role as Detective Andy Sipowicz, and by his own account the role wes his 27 as a cop.

DJ FONTANA
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 March 1931
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He played on over 460 RCA cuts with Elvis. YOUTUBE: Paul Mccartney - That's All Right Mama (with Scotty Moore & D j Fontana, Elvis' Guitarist & Drummer)

DON FELDER
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 September 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1974, Felder was called by the Eagles to add slide guitar to their song "Good Day in Hell". The following day he was invited to join the band.

DONALD FAGEN
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 January 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Fagen and Walter Becker founded Steely Dan in August 1972.

DONNA FARGO
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 November 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Recognized as one of the leading country songwriters of the era, Fargo's songs have been recorded by Tammy Wynette, Sonny James, Kitty Wells, Tanya Tucker, Jody Miller, Marty Robbins, Dottie West and other artists. Additionally, almost everything Fargo recorded for years was self-penned.

DOUG FIEGER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 August 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He is the lead singer for "The Knack" and is the co writer of the groups major hit "My Sharona" in 1979.

DOUG FORD
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 January 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia,
 
Summary: Born in Casino NSW Australia,He first came to prominence in the mid-1960s in Sydney as a member of the second incarnation of legendary Australian rock group The Missing Links (1965-66).

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 December 1909
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Fairbanks has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures at 6318 Hollywood Boulevard and one for television at 6665 Hollywood Boulevard.

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 May 1883
 
Description: Actor USA
 
Summary: Fairbanks signed a contract with Triangle Pictures in 1915 and began working under the supervision of D.W. Griffith.

EDDIE FISHER
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Fisher has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for Recording, at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard, and one for TV, at 1724 Vine Street.

EDGAR FROESE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 June 1944
 
Description: Guitarist, Bass guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Froese enrolled at the Academy of the Arts in West Berlin to study painting and sculpture.

EDUARDO FALU
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 July 1923
 
Description: Gutarist, composer. Argentina
 
Summary: Falú's last album as a perfomer, published in 2009, was a tribute to classical Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia

EILEEN FARRELL
 
Date Born: Friday 13 February 1920
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1942 she made her concert debut on CBS radio where she soon presented her own radio program.

ELLA FITZGERALD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 April 1917
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in Newport News, Virginia, the child of a common law marriage between William and Temperance Fitzgerald. The pair separated soon after her birth and she and her mother moved to Yonkers, New York, with Joseph Da Silva. Fitzgerald's half-sister, Frances Da Silva, was born in 1923.P/E

EMILE FORD
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Recording engineer, UK
 
Summary: First non white to get to the top of the English Charts with "What do you want to make those eyes at me for" in 1959.

ERIC FAULKNER
 
Date Born: Friday 21 October 1955
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Scottish
 
Summary: Faulkner performed at Guilfest 2006 with 3 Men & Black, featuring Pauline Black from The Selecter.

ERROL FLYNN
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 June 1909
 
Description: Actor, Australian
 
Summary: Errol Flynn was born to Theodore Thomson Flynn, a lecturer 1909, and professor 1911 of biology at the University of Tasmania UTAS. His mother was born Lily Mary Young.

FABIAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 February 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Fabian was discovered in 1957 by Bob Marcucci and Peter DeAngelis, owners of Chancellor Records.

FAITH FORD
 
Date Born: Monday 14 September 1964
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Known for her role as Corky Sherwood on Murphy Brown.

FAITH HILL
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 September 1967
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Hill co-starred with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick and Glenn Close in director Frank Oz's remake of the 1975 thriller The Stepford Wives.

FAITH PRINCE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 August 1957
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: American actress and singer, best known for her work on Broadway in musical theatre. She won the Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical (in 1992), and received three other Tony nominations.

FANNY BRICE
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 October 1891
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: From the 1930s until her death in 1951, Fanny made a radio presence as a bratty toddler named Snooks.

FANTASIA BARRINO
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 June 1984
 
Description: Vocalist, actress, author, USA
 
Summary: Barrino was born to Diane and Joseph Barrino.

FARLEY GRANGER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 July 1925
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: A career spanning several decades, he was perhaps best known for his two collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Rope in 1948

FARON YOUNG
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 February 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Shreveport, Louisiana, was an American country music singer, predominantly in the honky tonk genre.

FARRAH FAWCETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 February 1947
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Fawcett, the younger of two daughters, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of Pauline Alice, a homemaker, and James William Fawcett, an oil field contractor.She attended John J. Pershing Middle School in Houston, Texas. She also attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

FARUQ Z. BEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 February 1942
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Bey was known for his work with Griot Galaxy, which played distinct compositions, often by Bey.

FARYL SMITH
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 July 1995
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Smith became the youngest person to sing the UK national anthem, "God Save The Queen", at an FA Cup final when she performed during the opening ceremony at the 2009.

FATE MARABLE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 December 1890
 
Description: Pianist, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Marable was born in Paducah, Kentucky and learned piano from his mother.

FATS DOMINO
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 February 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, pianist, Producer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Domino crossed into the pop mainstream with "Ain't That a Shame" (1955). P/A

FATS NAVARRO
 
Date Born: Monday 24 September 1923
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Fats Navarro was one of the first important players influenced by Dizzy Gillespie.

FATS WALLER
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 May 1904
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer
 
Summary: He was also a prolific songwriter, and many songs he wrote or co-wrote are still popular, such as "Honeysuckle Rose", "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Squeeze Me".

FAY WRAY
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 September 1907
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was also one of the first of Hollywood's "Scream Queens". Born Vina Fay Wray in Alberta, Canada, she grew up in Los Angeles, where she started as an extra in her teens. Her autobiography, On the Other Hand, was published in 1988.

FAYE DUNAWAY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1941
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Dunaway has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard which was awarded on October 2, 1996.

FEARGAL SHARKEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
 
Summary: His best-known solo material is the 1985 UK chart-topping single penned by Maria McKee, "A Good Heart", which went to #1 in several countries.

FEDERICO FELLINI
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1920
 
Description: Director of film
 
Summary: In 1950 Fellini co-produced and co-directed with Alberto Lattuada, Variety Lights (Luci del varietà), his first feature film.

FEIST
 
Date Born: Friday 13 February 1976
 
Description: Singer-songwriter
 
Summary: A Canadian singer-songwriter, both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene.

FELIPE ROSE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Rose is a founding member of "The Vilage People"

FELIX ARNDT
 
Date Born: Monday 20 May 1889
 
Description: Pianiist, Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: Arndt is best remembered for his 1915 composition, "Nola", written as an engagement gift to his fiancee and later wife, Nola Locke.

FELIX BERNARD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 April 1897
 
Description: Composer, Conductor, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: His writing credits include the popular songs Winter Wonderland and Dardanella.

FELIX CAVALIERE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 November 1944
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: The name The Young Rascals came from an early films of the same name.

FELIX HAUG
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 March 1952
 
Description: Drummer and keyboardist, Swiss
 
Summary: The high point of Double's career came shortly after the late-1985 release of their first full length album, Blue. YOUTUBE ABOVE: Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug in the original b/w video for "Rangoon Moon" (1984).

FELIX PAPPALARDI
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 December 1939
 
Description: Bassist, Composer, Producer
 
Summary: Married song writing partner ’Gail Collins’.

FELIX WERDER
 
Date Born: Friday 24 February 1922
 
Description: Composer of classical and electronic music, Australia
 
Summary: His published and recorded music includes symphonies, chamber music for all combinations, solo concerti, choral works and operas/

FELTON JARVIS
 
Date Born: Friday 16 November 1934
 
Description: Record Producer, Singer, USA
 
Summary: he worked over the years with such renowned artists as Willie Nelson, Jim Ed Brown, Floyd Cramer, Lloyd Price

FENTON ROBINSON
 
Date Born: Monday 23 September 1935
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: An American blues singer and exponent of the Chicago Blues guitar.

FERGIE
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 March 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of Terri (née Gore) and Patrick Ferguson.[2] She has one sister, Dana, who is an actress. Her parents are Roman Catholics of Irish, Scottish and Mexican descent.

FERLIN HUSKY
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 December 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He became a DJ after serving in the secound World War and later went on to to recording.

FESS PARKER
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 August 1925
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Parker also operates two hotels, the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara which he jointly developed with Hilton Hotels, and Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn and Spa, located in Los Olivos.

FLIP WILSON
 
Date Born: Friday 8 December 1933
 
Description: Comedian, USA
 
Summary: In January 1972, Time magazine featured Wilson's image on their cover and named him "TV's first black superstar".

FLORENCE BALLARD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 June 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A new book about Flo is coming out in 2008. "The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard" by Peter Benjaminson.

FLORENCE HENDERSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 February 1934
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Born to Elizabeth a homemaker, and Joseph Henderson, a tobacco sharecropper.

FLORENCE WELCH
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 August 1986
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: She is the daughter of Evelyn Welch, a Professor of Renaissance Studies and Academic Dean of Arts at Queen Mary, University of London, and Nick Welch, an advertising executive.

FLOYD ASHTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 August 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group are mainly known for their hit "What Kind of Boy Do You Think I Am".

FLOYD CRAMER
 
Date Born: Monday 27 November 1933
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Mainly a sessions pianist prominently backing Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers and many more during the fifties and the sixties.

FLOYD DIXON
 
Date Born: Friday 8 February 1929
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Floyd Dixon, Born 8 February 1929 – Died July 26, 2006) was an American rhythm and blues pianist.

FLOYD McDANIEL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 July 1915
 
Description: Guitarist, Session Musician, USA
 
Summary: McDaniel's recorded with group on they first recorded for Aristocrat Records in 1947, including the song "Chicago Boogie",

FONTELLA BASS
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 October 1885
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Sam Lewis was a charter member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1914, and was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

FOREST WHITAKER
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 July 1961
 
Description: Actor, producer, director, USA
 
Summary: His father, Forest Whitaker, Jr., was an insurance salesman and the son of novelist Forest Whitaker, Sr. His mother, Laura Francis (née Smith), was a special education teacher.

FORREST WHITE
 
Date Born: Friday 21 May 1920
 
Description: American musical instruments industry executive, USA
 
Summary: White began working at Fender on 20 May 1954

FOSTER BROOKS
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 May 1912
 
Description: Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Singer Perry Como discovered Brooks in 1969, giving the comedian his major break.

FRAN DRESCHER
 
Date Born: Monday 30 September 1957
 
Description: Actress, US
 
Summary: Her first break was a small role in the blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever (1977) in which she delivered the memorable line to John Travolta, "Are you as good in bed as you are on the dance floor?"

FRANCES BAY
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 January 1919
 
Description: Actress, CA
 
Summary: She was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame on September 6, 2008, in large part thanks to Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, David Lynch, Henry Winkler, Monty Hall and other celebrities.

FRANCES FARMER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 September 1913
 
Description: Actress, USA

FRANCES LANGFORD
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: While a young girl she required surgery on her throat, and as a result, she was forced to change her vocal style.

FRANCHOT TONE
 
Date Born: Monday 27 February 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the early 1960s Tone appeared in character roles on TV dramas like Bonanza, Wagon Train, The Twilight Zone, and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
 
Date Born: Friday 7 April 1939
 
Description: Film director, producer, screenwriter
 
Summary: Coppola was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a family of Italian ancestry (his paternal grandparents were immigrants from Bernalda, Basilicata).He received his middle name in honor of Henry Ford, as he was born at the Henry Ford Hospital.

FRANCIS ROSSI
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Rossi is known for his trademark green Fender Telecaster, which has been his main guitar since he bought it for £70 in 1968.

FRANCIS SCOTT KEY - "The Star-Spangled Banner."
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 August 1779
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: The author of America’s national anthem, Francis Scott Key, was born on August 1, 1779 on his parents’ plantation “Terra Rubra” in Frederick, Maryland.

FRANCO VENTRIGLIA
 
Date Born: Friday 20 October 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, Opera singer (bass)
 
Summary: Opera Singer. A basso, he performed in principal venues on both sides of the Atlantic for close to half a century.

FRANCOISE HARDY
 
Date Born: Monday 17 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, French
 
Summary: Hardy is mentioned in a poem by Bob Dylan "Some other kinds of songs" on the cover of his LP "Another Side of Bob Dylan".

FRANK BEARD
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 June 1949
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Beard was formerly with the bands The Cellar Dwellars, who originally were a three-piece band, The Hustlers, The Warlocks, and American Blues.

FRANK CADY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 September 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the 1950s, Cady played Doc Williams in Ozzie and Harriet (1954-55), along with numerous supporting parts in movies and also appeared in television commercials for (among other products) Shasta Grape Soda.

FRANK CAPRA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 May 1897
 
Description: Director, USA
 
Summary: One of the great film directors of the 20th century.

FRANK CHACKSFIELD
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1914
 
Description: Band Leader, UK
 
Summary: His next 78 single, "Ebb Tide", became the first British instrumental recording to reach #1 in some American charts.

FRANK CORDELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 June 1918
 
Description: Composer, Arranger and Conductor
 
Summary: He was nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe for his feature film score of Cromwell, 1970.

FRANK ESLER-SMITH
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 June 1948
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Classical music was his first love and he worked conducting the orchestras for live theater, concerts and recordings.

FRANK FOSTER
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 September 1928
 
Description: Tenor and soprano saxophonist, flautist
 
Summary: In June 1986 Foster succeeded Thad Jones as leader of the Count Basie Orchestra.

FRANK GARI
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A popular singer and songwriter from the late 1950s and early 1960s. YOUTUBE: Frank Gari - Princess (1961) Charted at #30 on Billboard Hot 100 in July 1961.

FRANK IFIELD
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1960 he recorded the theme song for the ITC television series Whiplash, written by composer Edwin Astley

FRANK KIRKLAND
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 June 1927
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Drummer for Bo Diddley’s band and sessions man for Chess records.

FRANK LERO
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 October 1981
 
Description: Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: Frank has many tattoos. Some tattoos he has include a tattoo of the letters "N" and "J" inside his lip, a jack-o-lantern, which he got on his 18th birthday, and the word "HALLOWEEN" tattooed on his fingers.

FRANK LOESSER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 June 1910
 
Description: Composer, Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Loesser was the lyricist of over 700 songs.

FRANK LUTHER
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 August 1900
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He was raised on a farm near Hutchinson, Kansas, where his father dealt in livestock and trotting horses.

FRANK MILLS
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 June 1942
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Quebec
 
Summary: The sheet music version of "Music Box Dancer" has sold in excess of 3 million copies.

FRANK OSMOND CARR
 
Date Born: Friday 23 April 1858
 
Description: Composer of music, lyricist, UK
 
Summary: An English composer who wrote the music for some of the earliest musical comedies.

FRANK OZ
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 May 1944
 
Description: Actor, Director, UK
 
Summary: Oz is mainly known for the creation of "THE MUPPETS" with Jim Henson and "SESAME STREET".

FRANK RICOTTI
 
Date Born: Monday 31 January 1949
 
Description: Vibraphonist, UK
 
Summary: In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ricotti led his own jazz quartet.

FRANK SEBASTYAN
 
Date Born: Monday 2 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalists,Compere, Australia
 
Summary: One of Adelaide's original Rock 'N' Roll entertainers with Frank's interests started in the fifties and is still going strong today.

FRANK SINATRA
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 December 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of Natalie Della and Anthony Martin Sinatra.

FRANK THORNTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 January 1921
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He appeared alongside Benny Hill, Frankie Howerd, Harry Worth, Reg Varney and Spike Milligan in their comedy shows. He appeared in five episodes of Steptoe and Son during its original run from 1962 to 1965, and in 1973 appeared in the film Steptoe and Son Ride Again.

FRANK TRUMBAUER
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 May 1901
 
Description: Saxophonist, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Led his own bands he got out of music during World War II and made a living other than music.

FRANK WESS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 January 1922
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: From 1953 he joined Count Basie's band, playing flute and tenor sax. He reverted to alto sax in the late '50s, and left Basie's band in 1964.

FRANK WILSON
 
Date Born: Friday 11 April 1924
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Director, TV Host, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian film, stage and television actor; musical comedy singer and director; and television game show and variety host.

FRANK WILSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 December 1940
 
Description: Composer of song, USA
 
Summary: In 1965, Berry Gordy asked the producers Hal Davis and Marc Gordon to set up an office of Motown in Los Angeles. Wilson accepted an offer to join the team.

FRANK WOODLEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 February 1968
 
Description: Stand-up, television, theatre, books, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian comedian who is best known for his work alongside Colin Lane as part of the comedic duo, Lano and Woodley.

FRANK ZAPPA
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Frank Zappa was born to Francis Zappa who was of Greek-Arab descent, and Rose Marie Colimore who was of Italian and one quarter French descent.He was the oldest of four children

FRANKIE AVALON
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 September 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Singer,trumpeter,acted in many beach films of the time with Annette Funicello etc.

FRANKIE CARLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 March 1903
 
Description: Band Leader, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Carle had several million-sellers in the 1940s and early 1950s. YOUTUBE: Frankie Carle on this vintage 1947 clip.

FRANKIE DAVIDSON
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia.
 
Summary: Arguably Australia's greatest entertainer, his motto "If you ain’t laughin’ you ain’t livin’ ".

FRANKIE FORD
 
Date Born: Friday 4 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He is known all over the world as the "New Orleans Dynamo".

FRANKIE LAINE
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 March 1913
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: born to Giovanni and Cresenzia LoVecchio. His parents had emigrated from Monreale, Sicily to Chicago's "Little Italy", where his father worked at one time as the personal barber for gangster Al Capone.

FRANKIE LYMON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Frankie Lymon was born to a truck driver father and a domestic mother. Lymon's father, Howard Lymon, also sang in a gospel group known as the Harlemaires.

FRANKIE MILLER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 November 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He first became aware of rock and R&B through his mother’s record collection. She had a fondness for Ray Charles while his sisters introduced him to Little Richard and Elvis Presley.

FRANKIE VALLI
 
Date Born: Monday 3 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Valli sang the theme song from the 1978 film version of Grease, which was a number one hit.Valli made several appearances on the HBO series, The Sopranos portraying New York mob captain Rusty Millio.

FRANKIE VAUGHAN
 
Date Born: Friday 3 February 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Frankie Vaughan, CBE (3 February 1928 - 17 September 1999) was a singer of traditional pop music in the United Kingdom.

FRANZ LISZT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 October 1811
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Hungarian
 
Summary: Liszt's father Adam List would have been Germans too. Adam List was in his youth registered as "Adamus Matthäus Liszt, natio et locus natalis Germanus", "Adam Matthäus Liszt, of German nationality and origin". Liszt's mother Anna Maria Lager was of Austrian origin, which in those days was also regarded as German.

FRANZ SCHUBERT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 January 1797
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Austria
 
Summary: Franz Schubert is now widely considered to be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition.

FRANZ WAXMAN
 
Date Born: Monday 24 December 1906
 
Description: Musician, Composer, German, American
 
Summary: Waxman was born Franz Wachsmann in Königshütte (Chorzów) in the German Empire's Prussian Province of Silesia.

FRAZIER MOHAWK
 
Date Born: Friday 12 December 1941
 
Description: American record producer and sometime photographer, publicist
 
Summary: Friedman was driving the car with Stills and Richie Furay which passed on Sunset Boulevard the hearse carrying Neil Young and Bruce Palmer from Canada, a meeting which led to the formation of the band.

FRED "SONIC" SMITH
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 September 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Patti Smith's 1996 album Gone Again features a tribute to her late husband.

FRED ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Friday 22 March 1929
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Fred Anderson was probably the most significant and yet nearly unknown saxophonist working in the United States.

FRED ASTAIRE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1899
 
Description: Actor, Dancer, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Rudolph Nureyev rated him the greatest dancer of the twentieth century, and he is generally acknowledged to have been the most influential dancer in the history of film and television musicals.

FRED E AHLERT
 
Date Born: Monday 19 September 1892
 
Description: Composer of songs, USA
 
Summary: Ahlert was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970

FRED FISHER
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 September 1875
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Fred Fisher is an inductee in the Songwriters Hall of Fame (inducted in 1970). YOUYUBE: The song performed was written by F.Fisher. "Chicago" (arrangement for string quartet by Matthew Naughtin) Performer: Chamber ensemble "Kyiv": K.Sharapov (violin), M.Bilich (violin), A.Chop(viola), A.Nuzha (cello)

FRED LIPSIUS
 
Date Born: Friday 19 November 1943
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: An original member leaving in 1972 and replaced by Lou Marini, Jr

FRED MACMURRAY
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 August 1908
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity, in which he starred with Barbara Stanwyck.

FRED McDOWELL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1904
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He started playing guitar at the age of 14 and played at dances around Rossville.

FRED MILANO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The most successful white doo wop group, "Dion and The Belmonts" were perhaps the suavest of New York City's late-fifties white teen idols.

FRED ROSE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 August 1897
 
Description: Pulisher, Songwriter, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Fred Rose started playing piano and singing as a small boy. In his teens, he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he worked in bars busking for tips and eventually made it into vaudeville.

FRED TURNER
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 October 1943
 
Description: Bassist, songwriter, actor
 
Summary: Turner is the only member of Bachman-Turner Overdrive to be on every album the band released.

FRED WARING
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 June 1900
 
Description: Band leader, USA
 
Summary: Waring expanded into television in 1949, with The Fred Waring Show on CBS. The program ran in 1948 to 30 May 1954 and received several awards for Best Musical Program.

FRED WEDLOCK
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: In early 1981 "The Oldest Swinger in Town", reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart.

FREDA PAYNE
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, US
 
Summary: She she understudied Leslie Uggams for the Broadway show Hallelujah Baby in 1967. She also was a chorus singer for Pearl Baily.

FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW
 
Date Born: Friday 28 March 1924
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Born Frederick Llewellyn March, as an infant he was handed into the care of his aunt, Millicent Bartholomew, by his disinterested parents.

FREDDIE BELL AND THE BELLBOYS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 September 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "Giddy-Up-A Ding Dong" was not a hit in the United States, but it was popular in Australia, France and the UK, where it climbed to number four in the charts.

FREDDIE CANNON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 December 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: During the early sixties Freddie Cannon charted with two major hits world wide.

FREDDIE GARRITY
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 November 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Garrity performed with The Dreamers at "Swinger" in North Adelaide, South Australia for Ivan Dayman's Dance Promotions during the late sixties. Known for the song "I'M TELLING YOU NOW" - was one of the groups top hits.

FREDDIE GREEN
 
Date Born: Friday 31 March 1911
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Played with the Count Basie Orchestra during the late 30’s and the 40’s.

FREDDIE HART
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 December 1933
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Worked with Lifty Frizzell in the fifties and would later win CMA song of the year in both 1971 and 1972. A karate expert and teacher in the fifties.

FREDDIE HUBBARD
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 April 1938
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Hubbard a Bop and Contemporary player was said to be the Satchmo of the seventies by Leonard Feather.

FREDDIE JACKSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 October 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer
 
Summary: Among his well-known hits are "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)", "Jam Tonight", "Do Me Again," and "You Are My Lady".

FREDDIE KEPPARD
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 February 1890
 
Description: Cornetist, USA
 
Summary: Keppard was born in the Creole of Color community of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. His older brother Louis Keppard was also a professional musician. Freddie played violin, mandolin, and accordion before switching to cornet.

FREDDIE KING
 
Date Born: Monday 3 September 1934
 
Description: Guitarist ,USA
 
Summary: Born in Texas, but later moved with his family to Chicago in 1950 and at the age of sixteen he would venture out to local clubs

FREDDIE MARSDEN
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 November 1940
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: After the group broke up Freddie Marsden went to work for British Telecom with his drums disgarded in the garage.

FREDDIE MERCURY
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 September 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, UK
 
Summary: He is often referred to as the best vocalist of all time, and one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

FREDDIE PRINZE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 June 1954
 
Description: Actor, Stand-up Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Prinze was the son of Maria and Karl Pruetzel. His mother was Puerto Rican, and his father, a Hungarian of Lutheran and Jewish background, immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1934.

FREDDIE SLACK
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 August 1910
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Originally a drummer, he switched to piano soon after moving to Chicago in 1927.

FREDDIE STONE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Sly & The Family Stone: one of the most innovative groups popular music has ever known, a band that instigated a musical revolution.

FREDDIE WAITS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 April 1943
 
Description: Drummer, US
 
Summary: Sessions drummer,also has worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Percy Mayfield etc. YOUTUBE: Blue Holizon Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, Jul. 23, 1982 Eric Gale's Band Miles Jaye, Ted Lo, Jeff Medina, Neddy Smith, Winston Grennan, Freddie Waits, Nasser Nasser

FREDDY FENDER
 
Date Born: Friday 4 June 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Fender and his parents traveled throughout the United States as a circus act.Fender quit school and started a three year hitch in the United States Marine Corps. He returned to Texas and played nightclubs, bars and honky-tonks throughout the south, mostly to Latino audiences.

FREDDY PARIS
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 March 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: The group, formed in New Haven, Connecticut, consisted of leader Fred Parris

FREDDY QUINN
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 September 1931
 
Description: Vocalis , Austrian
 
Summary: He represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 1956 in Lugano, Switzerland with the atypical song, "So geht das jede Nacht",

FREDERICK CHOPIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 March 1810
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Polish
 
Summary: Chopin's extant compositions all include the piano, predominantly alone or as a solo instrument among others.Chopin received his first professional piano lessons, in 1816. Youtube: Chopin - Nocturno en si bemol menor Op 9 Nº 1

FREDERICK DELIUS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 January 1862
 
Description: Composer, UK
 
Summary: His parents were German born and moved to England which they worked a wollen business.

FREDERICK FENNELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 July 1914
 
Description: Conducter, USA
 
Summary: Fennell became the first person ever to be awarded a degree in percussion performance.

FREDERICK LOEWE
 
Date Born: Monday 10 June 1901
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Loewe was born in Berlin to Viennese parents Edmond and Rosa Loewe. His father Edmond was a noted Jewish operetta star who traveled considerably.

FREDERICK VAN PALLANT
 
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1934
 
Description: Vocalist,
 
Summary: Van Pallandt was born in Copenhagen, the son of a former Ambassador for the Netherlands to Denmark and Danish Else Dagmar Hanina Blücher, Countess of Altona.

FUD LIVINGSTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 April 1906
 
Description: Clarinetist, Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: His stint with Whiteman, which lasted from 1930 to 1933, was mainly as an arranger, though he played occasionally. YOUTUBE: Personnel: Red Nichols - cornet Miff Mole - trombone Fud Livingston - clarinet Arthur Schutt - piano Vic Berton - Drums

FURRY LEWIS
 
Date Born: Monday 6 March 1893
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Walter E. Lewis was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, but his family moved to Memphis when he was aged seven. Lewis acquired the nickname "Furry" from childhood playmates.

GABRIELLA FERRI
 
Date Born: Friday 18 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Italy
 
Summary: During her career, she also performed Neapolitan and Latin American pieces.

GARY FORRESTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1946
 
Description: Writer, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Forrester learned bluegrass music in the early 1980s from two Lakota Indians, Cheeto Mestes and Mervin Frazier, while defending Indian tribal rights in South Dakota. YOUTUBE: Gary Forrester (Guitar), Peter Somerville (banjo), Philomena Carroll (bass), Andrew Hook (mandolin), Gerry Hale (fiddle). All songs by Gary Forrester.

GENE BRADLEY FISK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 August 1935
 
Description: Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Fisk formed his first band called "The Sidewinders" in 1959. YOUTUBE: Gene Bradley Fisk - himself a Hall of Fame Disc Jockey in Geelong'. Backing by Riff Raff Rockabilly Band featuring the legendary Sam Semple on Sax , Me on Bass & Donna Fisk vocal Backing.

GEORGE FORMBY JR
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1904
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , Ukulele, UK
 
Summary: George was born at 3 Westminster Street,Lancashire, the eldest of seven surviving children, four girls and three boys. His father James Booth was George Formby, Sr. 1875-1921 one of the great music hall comedians of his day. Fully the equal of his son's later success.

GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 February 1658
 
Description: Composer, Germany
 
Summary: Handel was born in Halle in the Duchy of Magdeburg (province of Brandenburg-Prussia) to Georg and Dorothea Händel in 1685, the same year that both Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti were born.

GEORGE FULLERTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 March 1923
 
Description: Guitar Manufacturer, USA
 
Summary: George Fullerton, a longtime associate of Leo Fender who played a crucial role in the electric guitar innovator's extraordinary success through his broad based skills as a musician, artist and technician.

GEORGIE FAME
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 June 1943
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: In 1971, he teamed up with onetime Animals organist Alan Price and recorded an album of critically reviled MOR pop, Fame & Price, the partnership produced a near-Top Ten hit in "Rosetta," but ended in 1973.

GLENN FORD
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1916
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was born to Hannah and Newton Ford, who was a railroad executive. He was a great nephew of Canada's first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald.

GLENN FREY
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 November 1948
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer
 
Summary: Frey found solo success in the 1980s, especially with two #2 hits: the soundtrack songs "The Heat Is On" from Beverly Hills Cop and "You Belong to the City" from the television series Miami Vice.

GRACIE FIELDS
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 January 1898
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress , Comedian
 
Summary: In 1956, Fields played Miss Jane Marple in a US TV production of Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced. The production featured Jessica Tandy and Roger Moore, and predates the Margaret Rutherford films by some five years.

HAROLD FALTERMEYER
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 October 1952
 
Description: Musician, composer, producer
 
Summary: He is recognized as one of the composers/producers who best captured the zeitgeist of 1980s synthpop in film scores.

HARRISON FORD
 
Date Born: Monday 13 July 1942
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ford was born to mother, Dorothy October 17, 1917–February 10, 2004, was a homemaker and former radio actress, and his father, Christopher Ford November 20, 1906–February 10, 1999, was an advertising executive and former actor.

HARVEY FUQUA
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 July 1929
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: ,e,ber of The Moonglows, the group began in 1952 as the Crazy Sounds, founded by Harvey Fuqua and Bobby Lester; the group later changed its name to the Moonglows. Though Harvey sang lead on some songs, Bobby sang lead much of the time.

HELEN FORREST
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 April 1917
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She recorded with Nat King Cole and Lionel Hampton in 1940. In 1941, Forrest was hired by Harry James.

HENRY CORDEN - (Fred Flintstone)
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1920
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Corden gave his voice to a number of other Hanna-Barbara productions, including The Jetsons, The Atom Ant Show, The New Tom & Jerry Show.

HENRY FONDA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 May 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the late 1920s, Fonda journeyed East to join the Provinceton Players and then the University Players Guild. There, he met fellow actor Jimmy Stewart, with whom he became lifelong friends.

HUGHIE FLINT
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 March 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: In 1970, Flint formed McGuinness Flint with Tom McGuinness, former guitarist with Manfred Mann.

ISLA FISHER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 February 1976
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Isla Fisher was born to Scottish parents in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Her family moved to Australia in the early 1980s.

J FRANK WILSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 December 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Wilson joined the Cavaliers after his discharge from Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas in 1962.

JACK FINA
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1913
 
Description: Bandleader, Songwriter, Pianist.
 
Summary: Fina appeared at some of the top venues in the country, including the Waldorf-Astoria the Aragon Ballroom

JAMES FREUD
 
Date Born: Monday 29 June 1959
 
Description: Bassist, songwriter, Australia
 
Summary: In 1982, Freud joined Models as bass guitarist after the departure of Mark Ferrie, reuniting with old collaborator Kelly.

JAMIE FOXX
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 December 1967
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Foxx began piano lessons at age three, and later took classical piano lessons while attending college. In 1994, Foxx released an album (on the FOX record label) entitled Peep This.

JANE FONDA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 December 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight.

JANIE FRICKE
 
Date Born: Friday 19 December 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: Fricke learned guitar and piano as a child following folk singer such as Judy Collins and Joan Baez.

JAY FERGUSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 May 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He is the composer of Terminator's (1984) soundtrack Pictures of You and of the main theme from A Nightmare On Elm Street 5:

JD FORTUNE
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 September 1973
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: Fortune has admitted to heavy cocaine use during the latest INXS tour.INXS responded by saying that Fortune had never been fired by the band, but that the band now was reluctant to continue working with him.

JENNA FISCHER
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 March 1974
 
Description: Actress, Director, USA
 
Summary: Fischer was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but raised in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Jim, a plastics engineer, and Anne, a history teacher. Fischer has one younger sister, Emily, a third grade teacher.

JIM FIELDER
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 October 1947
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He played in "The Mothers of Invention" and "Buffalo Springfield" etc.

JIM FOGLESONG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1922
 
Description: President of Dot, ABC, Capitol Records and MCA
 
Summary: Foglesong helped lay the foundation for the new country music boom in the 1990s.

JIMMIE FADDEN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 March 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist
 
Summary: Jimmie Fadden in 2007 playing drums, harmonica and vocals has remaned a solid force for the group since 1966.

JIMMY FONTANA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 November 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Italy
 
Summary: Born Enrico Sbriccoli in Camerino, Italy, he took the name "Jimmy" from musician Jimmy Giuffre and "Fontana" from a random name out of the phone book

JIMMY GILMER AND THE FIREBALLS
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 September 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Billed as Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs, the group reached #1 on the Billboard chart with "Sugar Shack", which remained at that position for five weeks in 1963.

JOAN FONTAINE
 
Date Born: Monday 22 October 1917
 
Description: Actress, US
 
Summary: Joan made her stage debut in the West Coast production of Call It A Day in 1935 and was soon signed to an RKO contract. In later life she appeared on Broadway in Forty Carrots.

JODIE FOSTER
 
Date Born: Monday 19 November 1962
 
Description: Actress, Director, USA
 
Summary: Foster was originally considered for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, but was unable to pull out of her contract with Disney.

JOE SPEEDO FRAZIER
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 September 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Joe Frazier was the lead singer and only black member of the Impalas, a vocal quartet from Brooklyn who are best remembered for their 1959 hit "Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)".

JOHN CARSON - FIDDLE
 
Date Born: Monday 23 March 1868
 
Description: Fiddle, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Carson was fifty-four years old, had won the Georgia Fiddlin' Championship seven times, and had a colorful reputation as a traveling performer.

JOHN F. KENNEDY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 May 1917
 
Description: Serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
 
Summary: Often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.

JOHN F. KENNEDY - 2
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 May 1917
 
Description: 1960 presidential election
 
Summary: 35th United States President, US Congressman, US Senator. Born into a wealthy Irish-Catholic family, Kennedy, son of Joseph Kennedy.

JOHN FAHEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 February 1939
 
Description: Guitaris,USA
 
Summary: John Aloysius Fahey was born in Takoma Park, MD into a musical household--both his parents played the piano.

JOHN FARNHAM
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 June 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australian
 
Summary: It was around the late seventies he changed his stage name to John Farnham. His one recording hit in this period was a reworking of the Beatles' "Help!" in 1980.

JOHN FARRAR
 
Date Born: Friday 8 November 1946
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Writing has become John Farrar's main attraction and production that have included credits with, Neil Sedaka, Cher etc.

JOHN FOGERTY
 
Date Born: Monday 28 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for his time with the swamp rock or roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

JOHN FORSYTHE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1918
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Forsythe, the oldest of three children, was born in New Jersey to a factory worker, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York where his father worked as a Wall Street businessman during the Great Depression of 1929.P/E

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

JOHNNY FINGERS
 
Date Born: Monday 10 September 1956
 
Description: Keyboardist, Ireland
 
Summary: The group led by Bob Geldoff are mainly known for the hit ’I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS’ - 1973

JOHNNY FRIGO
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 December 1916
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: Frigo was born in Chicago, Illinois, and studied violin for only three years beginning at age 7.

JON FARRISS
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 August 1961
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: He is the younger brother of fellow band members Tim Farriss and Andrew Farriss, and was the youngest member of INXS until J.D. Fortune joined on lead vocals.

JOSE FELICIANO
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1970, he wrote and released an album of Christmas music, "Felíz Navidad," and this has probably become his most famous recording.P/E

JOSE FERRER
 
Date Born: Friday 8 January 1909
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ferrer, who was born in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1933 he graduated from Princeton University.

JULIE FELIX
 
Date Born: Monday 14 June 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She graduated in 1956 from the original high school in Westchester, Los Angeles, California. In 1966 Felix became the resident singer on the popular BBC TV programme The Frost Report, presented by David Frost.

KIM FOWLEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 July 1942
 
Description: Composer, Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: He also co wrote 1966 novelty record "They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!".

KING FLOYD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Floyd was born in New Orleans in 1945. His musical career started as a singer at the Sho-Bar in Bourbon Street. No photo available.

KIRK FRANKLIN
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1970
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Kirk Franklin's 10th album, The Fight of My Life, was released in the United States on December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18). The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 33 with 74,000 copies sold in the first week.

LARRY FINNEGAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 August 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Larry made some great records and will always be remembered for his own song "Dear One". The song that still gets air-play today.

LEFTY FRIZZELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 March 1928
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Frizzell began playing the guitar as a young boy. By age 12, he was appearing regularly on a children's show at local radio station KELD-AM.

LEO FENDER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 August 1909
 
Description: Guitar, Designer, USA
 
Summary: Leo Fender has been recognized in "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

LEONARD FEATHER
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 September 1914
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He wrote the lyrics to the jazz song "Whisper Not" which was then recorded by Ella Fitzgerald on her 1966 Verve release of the same name.

LESTER FLATT
 
Date Born: Friday 19 June 1914
 
Description: Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: Flatt was born in Duncan's Chapel, Overton County, Tennessee, to Nannie Mae Haney and Isaac Columbus Flatt.

MARGARET FIELD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1922
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Actress Margaret Field, mother of Sally Field.

MARGOT FONTEYN
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1919
 
Description: Ballerina, UK
 
Summary: Born to an English father and an Irish mother, with Brazilian ancestry, who was the daughter of Brazilian businessman Antonio Fontes.

MARIANNE FAITHFULL
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 December 1946
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Actress , UK
 
Summary: Faithfull was born to Major Robert Glynn Faithfull, was a British military officer and college professor. Her mother, Baroness Eva Erisso was originally from Vienna, with noble roots from the Habsburg Dynasty and Jewish ancestry on her maternal side.

MARIE FREDRICKSSON
 
Date Born: Friday 30 May 1958
 
Description: Vocalist , piano, guitar, Sweden
 
Summary: Marie Fredriksson was the youngest member of a family of five children, who was born in Össjö. The family later moved to the small Swedish town of Östra Ljungby.

MARK FARNER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 September 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Farner was honoured with the Lakota Sioux Elders Honor Mark in 1999. During the concert in Hankinson, North Dakota, a special presentation was held honoring Mark's Native ancestry and his contributions.

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

MARY FORD
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 July 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born into a musical family. Her father was a Nazarene minister, and her parents left Missouri, traveling cross-country while singing gospel music and preaching at revival meetings across America.

MARY-ANNE FAHEY
 
Date Born: Friday 19 August 1955
 
Description: Actress, comedian and writer.
 
Summary: Diary by Kylie Mole and also released the Double A-Side single with tracks "So Excellent" and "I Go, I Go", which hit #8 on the Australian ARIA chart in November 1988.

MATTHEW FISHER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1946
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Responsible for the organ sound on the 1967 single "A Whiter Shade of Pale".

MAUREEN FORRESTER
 
Date Born: Friday 25 July 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, CA
 
Summary: Forrester also provided the voice of the Bianca Castafiore character in the television series The Adventures of Tintin.

MAX C FREEDMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 January 1893
 
Description: American songwriter and lyricist
 
Summary: One of his first successes as a writer, credited as Ray Freedman, was "Sioux City Sue", a hit record for the song's co-writer Dick Thomas in 1945

MAYNARD FERGUSON
 
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1928
 
Description: Trumpet, flugelhorn,Band leader, USA
 
Summary: He has been linked to the best musicians that include, Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellingon, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Barnett etc.

MEGAN FOLLOWS
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 March 1968
 
Description: Actress, Canadian
 
Summary: She is most known to international audiences for her role as Anne Shirley in the acclaimed 1985 Canadian television miniseries Anne of Green Gables and its two sequels.

MEGAN FOX
 
Date Born: Friday 16 May 1986
 
Description: Actress, model
 
Summary: Fox is of Irish, French, and Native American ancestry, and was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Darlene Tonachio and Franklin Fox.

MIA FARROW
 
Date Born: Friday 9 February 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Farrow screen-tested for the role of Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

MICHAEL FRANKS
 
Date Born: Monday 18 September 1944
 
Description: Singer, Guitarist - USA
 
Summary: He has recorded with a Who's Who of artists, such as Patti Austin, Brenda Russell, Art Garfunkel, and David Sanborn. His songs have been recorded by The Manhattan Transfer, Patti Labelle, Carmen McRae, Diana Krall, and The Carpenters.

MICHAEL J FOX
 
Date Born: Friday 9 June 1961
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Fox was born the son of Phyllis, an actress and payroll clerk, and William Fox, a police officer and member of the Canadian Forces. Fox's family lived in various cities and towns across Canada because of his father's career.

MICK FARREN
 
Date Born: Friday 3 September 1943
 
Description: Journalist, author and singer
 
Summary: An English journalist, author and singer associated with counterculture and the UK Underground.

MICK FLEETWOOD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 June 1947
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: He was born to Michael and Bridget Maureen Fleetwood in 1947.

MICKEY FINN - musician
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 January 1947
 
Description: Percussionint. UK
 
Summary: After Bolan and T.Rex's demise, he played sessions for The Blow Monkeys and The Soup Dragons.

MIKE FARRELL
 
Date Born: Monday 6 February 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Farrell's big break came in 1975 when Wayne Rogers unexpectedly departed M*A*S*H at the end of the third season.

MIKE SMITH - (Dave Clark Five)
 
Date Born: Monday 6 December 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Sessions player and member of ’THE DAVE CLARK FIVE’ formed in 1962 in Tottenham, England.

MORGAN FAIRCHILD
 
Date Born: Friday 3 February 1950
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born Patsy to Martha Jane a high school English teacher, and Edward Milton McClenny.

MORGAN FISHER
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 January 1950
 
Description: Organ, UK
 
Summary: Fisher played the organ with the soul / pop band, The Soul Survivors, who in 1967 were renamed The Love Affair. They had a number one hit in 1968 with "Everlasting Love".

MORGAN FREEMAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 June 1937
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Freeman was born the son of Mayme Edna. A cleaner, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr, a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. He was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi.

MYRON FLOREN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 November 1919
 
Description: Accordionist, USA
 
Summary: Myron Floren came to prominence primarily from his regular appearances on the weekly Lawrence Welk Show.

NARVEL FELTS
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 November 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer of song, USA
 
Summary: Started career in rock working with artists such as Conway Twitty and Charlie Rich and worked for a while at Sun Records.

NATHAN FOLEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 October 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Actor, Australian
 
Summary: Nathan has toured the world 9 times to packed crowds and has just completed a successful 2 month tour of the U.k selling more tickets than Kylie Minogue, A.C.D.C and performing to a sold out show at the Carling London Apollo

NED FAIRCHILD
 
Date Born: Monday 26 August 1929
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: She was an AMI staff songwriter who variously wrote and performed as Ned Fairchild and Sunny Bingo.

NEIL FINN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 May 1958
 
Description: Voalist,Composer, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, keyboards
 
Summary: Finn has contributed solo music to various film and TV soundtracks including Rain, Boston Legal, Boston Public, The Waiting Game, Antz, and Sports Night.

NELLY FURTADO
 
Date Born: Monday 2 December 1974
 
Description: Vocals, Composer, Canadian
 
Summary: Furtado first gained fame with her debut album, Whoa, Nelly!, and its single "I'm like a Bird", which won a 2001 Juno Award for Single of the Year and a 2002 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal

NEWTON FAULKNER
 
Date Born: Friday 11 January 1985
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter
 
Summary: He then spent time recording and playing gigs under the name Newton Battenberg Faulkner, including the Lapagestock festival in 2005.

NNENNA FREELON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 July 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Nnenna Freelon earned a rousing standing ovation for her stunning live performance at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, performing Straighten Up And Fly Right.

NOEL FERRIER
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 December 1930
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: To ease the workload on Graham Kennedy, he was invited by GTV9 to host a Friday night version of In Melbourne Tonight from 1963 to 1965.

PAUL FENTON
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 July 1946
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: After leaving his band Christie he started playing drums with the original version of T.Rex in 1973.

PAUL FOX
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 April 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: British musician and singer, best known from his work with the UK punk band, The Ruts.

PAUL FRANCIS WEBSTER
 
Date Born: Friday 20 December 1907
 
Description: Composer of lyrics, USA
 
Summary: Outside of films, Webster’s songs achieved popular recognition with the help from recording artists such as Peggy Lee and her 1950 hit recording of “Black Coffee”. Tony Bennett

PERCY FAITH
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 April 1908
 
Description: Bandleader, Arranger, Canadian

PETE FOUNTAIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 July 1930
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: Pete would go to Hollywood many times appearing on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson fifty six times.

PETER FALK
 
Date Born: Friday 16 September 1927
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Falk was the son of Michael Falk, who owned a clothing and dry goods store, and his wife, Madeline, an accountant and buyer.

PETER FONDA
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 February 1939
 
Description: Actor, Director, USA
 
Summary: Fonda found work on Broadway where he achieved notice in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole, before going to Hollywood to make films.

PETER FRAMPTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: By the age of ten, Frampton played in a band called The Little Ravens. Both he and David Bowie were pupils at Bromley Technical School where Frampton's father, Owen Frampton, was an art teacher.

POPS FOSTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 May 1892
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Pops Foster was playing professionally by 1907.

RALPH FIENNES
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 December 1962
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, in which he also played the titular character. Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Hamlet on Broadway and has been nominated twice for the Academy Award.

RED FOLEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 June 1910
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1941,Foley signed a lifetime contract with Decca Records. He also released "Old Shep" in 1941, a song he wrote with Arthur Willis in 1933 about a dog he owned as a boy (in reality, his German shepherd, poisoned by a neighbor, was named Hoover).

RHONDA FLEMING
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1923
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" because her fair complexion and flaming red hair.

RICHARD FARNSWORTH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 September 1920
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Farnsworth was born in Los Angeles, California to a housewife mother and an engineer father. He was raised during the Great Depression. He lived with his aunt, mother and two sisters in downtown Los Angeles after his father died when he was seven years old.

RICHARD FORTUS
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 November 1966
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A professional guitarist who is most famous for being rhythm guitarist in Guns N' Roses.

RICHARD FRANKLIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 July 1948
 
Description: Drummer, Writer, director and producer of film, Australia
 
Summary: He directed four episodes of the Australian police drama "Homicide"

RICHIE FURAY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Orinal member of ’BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD’ formed 1966 with Stephen Stills. Later he joined ’POCO’ formed in 1968.

RICK FENN
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 May 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He went on to form a writing partnership with Pete Howarth, now the lead singer with the Hollies.

RICKY FATAAR
 
Date Born: Friday 5 December 1952
 
Description: Drummer, South Africa
 
Summary: Fataar emigrated to Australia in 1978 where he recorded with and co-produced albums for Tim Finn, Crowded House, Jenny Morris, Peter Blakeley, and Wendy Matthews as well as various other artists.

ROBERT FORSTER
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 June 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Known for his work with songwriting partner Grant McLennan, with whom he co-founded The Go-Betweens.

ROBERT FRIPP
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 May 1946
 
Description: Musician, songwriter, producer
 
Summary: Fripp was ranked 42nd on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" (published August 2003).

ROBERTA FLACK
 
Date Born: Friday 10 February 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won the 1973 Grammy Record of the Year and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won the same award at the Grammy Awards of 1974.

RUSS FREEMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 28 May 1926
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Freeman was classically trained. His reputation as a jazz pianist grew in the 1940s after working with Art Pepper & Shorty Rogers, and led to collaborations in the 1950s with Chet Baker

SALLY FIELD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 November 1946
 
Description: Actress, producer, director, screenwriter, USA
 
Summary: Going on to great achievements Field would become a fist class actor later in her career rating with the best.

SAMANTHA FOX
 
Date Born: Monday 15 April 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Model, UK
 
Summary: Fox began a successful singing career, producing three albums in three years (1986-1988)

SAMMY FAIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 June 1902
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: Fain wrote the second theme to the TV series Wagon Train in 1958, which was called "(Roll Along) Wagon Train".

SAMUEL FRANCIS SMITH
 
Date Born: Friday 21 October 1808
 
Description: Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: The house Smith lived in is now a Phillips Academy dormitory called America House, or A-House for short.

SCOTT F CRAGO
 
Date Born: Friday 26 July 1963
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: When he was in 10th grade at high school, The Eagles had only just broken up.

SHELLEY FABARES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 January 1944
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist,USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for "The Donna Reed Show" from 1958 to 1966. She was also Elvis Presley's costar in three films.

SIA FURLER
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 December 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Sia Furler, born in Adelaide, South Australia, was part of the Australian acid jazz formation, Crisp.

SNOWY FLEET
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: Snowy Fleet, became a successful builder in Perth, Western Australia.

STAN FREBERG
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 August 1926
 
Description: Comedian, Recording Artist, Animation Voice actor
 
Summary: The son of a Baptist minister, Stan Freberg grew up in Pasadena, California.

STAN FREE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 April 1922
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Free's best-known recording is not under his own name it is the Moog hit, "Popcorn", with the artist listed as Hot Butter, which was Free and five studio musicians.

STEPHEN FOSTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 July 1826
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Foster was born in Lawrenceville, now part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up as the ninth of ten children in a middle-class family.

STEVE FORREST
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 September 1925
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He worked as a stagehand at the La Jolla Playhouse outide San Diego. There Gregory Peck discovered him, cast him in La Jolla's production of Goodbye Again

STEVE FOSTER
 
Date Born: Monday 30 September 1946
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Steve was educated at the Murray Bridge High School recieving his leaving certificate.

STEVW FERRONE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 April 1950
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Ferrone played with the band Bloodstone, appearing on their 1975 album Riddle of the Sphinx. He then began playing with Brian Auger's band Oblivion Express, which had previously featured drummer Robbie McIntosh.

TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 March 1919
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Bristol, the seat of Sullivan County in far northeastern Tennessee, to the former Maud Long and Clarence Thomas Ford.

TERRY FARRELL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 November 1963
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,and co-starred on Paramount's television comedy series Becker.

TIM FARRISS
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1957
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Australian
 
Summary: Timothy William Farriss (born 16 August 1957, Perth, Western Australia) is a member of the rock band INXS.

TIM FINN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 June 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, NZ
 
Summary: 5 June 2000 was proclaimed “Tim Finn Day” by the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the USA during Finn’s tour of the United States that year.

TIM FREEDMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 November 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: He cited a highlight of his career so far: receiving the ARIA award for Best Album from the man after whom his band "The Whitlams" were named, former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

TOM FIELD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 April 1943
 
Description: Vocal, Guitar
 
Summary: The Springfields' song "Island of Dreams", written by Tom Springfield, has been covered by Mick Thomas, Johnny Tillotson, Mary Hopkin and by the Seekers.

TOM FOGERTY
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: The brother of John and member of the famed ’CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL’.

TONY FOSSEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 March 1957
 
Description: Keyboardist, Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Adelaide born keyboardist Tony Fossey has enjoyed a career with many bands that journey through the seventies through to the twenty first century, now living in Queensland.

VAL FUENTES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 November 1947
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He has played with other bands that include, Fat Chance, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Shadowfax, etc.

VERNEL FOURNIER
 
Date Born: Monday 30 July 1928
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Vernel Fournier was a jazz drummer probably best known as the drummer for Ahmad Jamal.

VIC FLICK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 May 1937
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Flick was a member of the George Martin Orchestra, playing on the soundtrack of the film A Hard Day's Night

VON FREEMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 October 1923
 
Description: Saxophonist, US
 
Summary: American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He was the father of jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman

W. FRANCIS McBETH
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 March 1933
 
Description: Composer of song, USA
 
Summary: Dr. McBeth is Professor of Music, Resident Composer and Chairman of the Theory-Composition Department at Ouachita University.

WAYNE FONTANA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 October 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He was still under contract to Fontana Records after parting with The Mindbenders.

WC FIELDS
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 April 1876
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His father migrated to America from England. His father, James Dukenfield, came from an English-Irish family of noble origin.

WERLY FAIRBURN
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 November 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA

WILL FARRELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 July 1967
 
Description: Comedian, impressionist, actor, writer
 
Summary: Ferrell first established himself in the mid 1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in the comedy films Old School, Elf, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Stranger than Fiction, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, and The Other Guys.

WILLIAM FINN
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 February 1952
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Falsettos is a musical by William Finn that ran on Broadway in 1992 and 1993. Youtube: Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and William Finn perform.

WILLIAM FRANCIS
 
Date Born: Friday 16 January 1942
 
Description: Keyboards, USA
 
Summary: The group formed in Union City, New Jersey

WILLIAM FRAWLEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 February 1887
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known as Fred Mertz in ’I Love Lucy’ series.And also Uncle Bub in ’My Three Sons’. NPA

 
 
 
 

 
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