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A J. Mclean
Date Born: Monday 9 January 1978
Description: Singer, songwriter, actor, USA
Summary: McLean was born in West Palm Beach, Florida to Bob and Denise (née Fernandez) McLean. He is of Latino and German ancestry on his mother's side and Scottish, Irish and English on his father's side.

Abe Laboriel - Jr
Date Born: Tuesday 23 March 1971
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: The son of jazz bass master Abraham Laboriel, Sr., Abe grew up playing drums starting at age four

Al Jackson Jr.
Date Born: Wednesday 27 November 1935
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Jackson is the son of Al Jackson, Sr. who led a huge jazz/swing dance band in Memphis, Tennessee.

Al Jardine
Date Born: Thursday 3 September 1942
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: A founding member of the Beach Boys, their occasional lead vocalist, and one of their guitarists.

Al Jarreau
Date Born: Tuesday 12 March 1940
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: One of Jarreau's most commercially and artistically successful albums is Breakin' Away (1981).

Al Jolson
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1886
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Yoelson was born in Lithuania, as the fourth child to Jewish Cantor Moses Reuben Yoelson and his wife Naomi. Among Asa's siblings were sister, and oldest child, Rose, sister Etta, older brother Hirsch, a sister who died in infancy. With the oppression against Jews that occurred in the Czarist Russian Empire, Cantor Yoelson like many other of his fellow countrymen set his sights on America.

Alan Jackson
Date Born: Friday 17 October 1958
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
Summary: Jackson was born to Eugene Jackson and Ruth Musick in Newnan, Georgia and has four older sisters. Jackson started a band after high school.

Alan Jay Lerner
Date Born: Saturday 31 August 1918
Description: Composer, Lyricist, USA
Summary: At the time of his death he was married to actress Liz Robertson, who was thirty-six years his junior.

Albert Hammond Jr
Date Born: Tuesday 19 April 1988
Description: Vocalist,Guitarist, Composer, UK
Summary: An American musician and member of the garage rock band The Strokes in which he mostly plays rhythm guitar.

Alex James
Date Born: Thursday 21 November 1968
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, UK
Summary: English musician, songwriter and journalist best known as the bass player and occasional vocalist of band Blur.

Alfred John Ellory
Date Born: Friday 18 June 1920
Description: Flautist, UK
Summary: A member of the Philharmonia Orchestra playing flute which provided music for the EMI record label including backing for the original Ealing comedies.

Alison Jiear
Date Born: Thursday 6 May 1965
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
Summary: Jiear was nominated for the 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Jerry Springer: The Opera.

Allan Jones
Date Born: Monday 14 October 1907
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: He was married to actress Irene Hervey; their son is American pop singer Jack Jones.

Amanda Jayne Halloran
Date Born:
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Amanda is a three time "TIME TOYOTA STAR MAKER" top twenty finalist & won the title "VOICE URBAN COUNTRY" 2008.

Amber Joy Poulton
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1975
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Amber supported the legendary Kenny Rogers on his Australian tour last year, and has performed to crowds at the Mildura Country Music Festival, Sydney and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, etc.

Andy Johns
Date Born: Tuesday 1 January 1952
Description: British sound engineer and record producer, UK
Summary: Johns, the younger brother of Olympic Studios engineer Glyn Johns, attended The King's School, Gloucester, England in the mid to late 1960s. Before his nineteenth birthday, he was working as Eddie Kramer's second engineer on recordings by Jimi Hendrix.

Angelina Jolie
Date Born: Wednesday 4 June 1975
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Born in Los Angeles, California, Jolie is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Jolie is the niece of Chip Taylor, sister of James Haven and the god-daughter of Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. On her father's side, she is of Slovak and German descent, and on her mother's side she is French Canadian and is said to be part Iroquois.

Antonio Carlos Jobim
Date Born: Tuesday 25 January 1927
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Brazilian
Summary: The Rio de Janeiro airport was renamed the Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport in his honour.

Arte Johnson
Date Born: Saturday 20 January 1934
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
Summary: He is best known for his work on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, an American television show (1968–1973),

Ashley Judd
Date Born: Friday 19 April 1968
Description: Actress
Summary: Judd was born the daughter of Naomi Judd, a well-known country music singer and motivational speaker, and Michael Ciminella, Jr. a marketing analyst for the horseracing industry. Judd has a half-sister, Wynonna Judd, who is also a country music singer.

Axella Johannesson
Date Born: Saturday 11 January 1958
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Johannesson's family moved to Selden, New York in 1963, as part of the great exodus to the suburbs. She later moved to the Smithtown area with her mother and sister, when her parents divorced.

Axella Johannesson
Date Born: Saturday 11 January 1958
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Johannesson's family moved to Selden, New York in 1963, as part of the great exodus to the suburbs. She later moved to the Smithtown area with her mother and sister, when her parents divorced.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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 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.

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.

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.).

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Bull Moose Jackson
Date Born: Tuesday 22 April 1919
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he learned to play the saxophone and started his first band, The Harlem Hotshots, while he was still in high school.

Burnetta Jones
Date Born: Friday 6 April 1917
Description: Composer, Entrepreneur, USA
Summary: She was the owner of beauty salons,turned entrepreneur.

Busta Cherry Jones
Date Born: Sunday 14 January 1951
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: Busta Jones can be heard on Bombers' "(Everybody) Get Dancin'" single and LP

Carl Dobkins Jr
Date Born: Monday 13 January 1941
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He started singing at local dance parties and record hops and in a short time landed a contract with Cincinnati based Fraternity Records.

Casey James
Date Born: Monday 31 May 1982
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, USA
Summary: James started playing the guitar at 13 and within a year was playing on stage. James has played acoustic sets with his mother, and blues with his older brother.

Champion Jack Dupree
Date Born: Thursday 23 July 1908
Description: Pianist, US
Summary: His biggest commercial success was "Walkin the Blues".

Cheryl James
Date Born: Sunday 8 March 1964
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: James co-starred in the 1993 motion picture "Who's The Man?".

Christine Johnson
Date Born: Friday 8 September 1911
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: She taught voice for many years, and one of her pupils was Florence Henderson.

Chuck Jackson
Date Born: Thursday 22 July 1937
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He was "discovered" when he opened for soul legend Jackie Wilson at the Apollo Theater.

Chuck Jones
Date Born: Saturday 21 September 1912
Description: Animator, Cartoon artist, Screenwriter, Producer
Summary: He directed many of the classic short animated cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew and the other Warners characters.

Claude Jarman Jr
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1934
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Jarman was ten years old and in the fifth grade in Nashville, Tenn. when he was discovered in a nationwide talent search by MGM Studios

Cliff Jackson
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1902
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: An American jazz stride pianist.

Col Joye
Date Born: Thursday 13 April 1939
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australian
Summary: He was the first Australian rock and roll singer to have a No 1 Record Australia-wide. Col Joye bought his first guitar at age sixteen and began performing professionally at twenty-one. His 1959 song Oh Yeah Uh Huh was the first Australian pop record to reach No.1 nationally.

Country Joe Mcdonald
Date Born: Thursday 1 January 1942
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, USA
Summary: His mother, Florence McDonald, served for many years on the Berkeley city council. As of 2007, Country Joe still lives in Berkeley.

Cousin Jody
Date Born: Friday 11 December 1914
Description: Guitar, USA
Summary: He was famous for wearing unusual clothes and playing a dobro guitar.

Cuba Gooding Jr
Date Born: Tuesday 2 January 1968
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Gooding was born in The Bronx, New York, the son of Shirley, a singer with the Sweethearts, and Cuba Gooding, Sr., a lead vocalist of soul group The Main Ingredient. He has a brother, fellow actor Omar Gooding. His family moved to Los Angeles after Gooding, Sr's music group had a hit single with "Everybody Plays the Fool" in 1972

Damita Jo
Date Born: Saturday 22 March 1947
Description: Vocalist , Actress, Comedian, USA
Summary: Signed to Mercury Records by producer Shelby Singleton, Damita Jo supported her Steve Allen-penned debut single "It Takes a Little Loneliness" with an appearance on Allen's late-night television showcase

Daniel Johns
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1979
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Australia
Summary: Daniel Johns grew up in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

David Jacobs
Date Born: Wednesday 19 May 1926
Description: British broadcaster - A BBC staff announcer in the early 1950s
Summary: A BBC staff announcer in the early 1950s, his voice intoned the title for many of the 53 episodes of the space adventure series Journey Into Space.

David Janssen
Date Born: Friday 27 March 1931
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: TV series HARRY O. As private detective Harry Orwell, he was handed a well-written character, which allowed him to show an endearing, more casual side on-screen.

Davy Jones
Date Born: Sunday 30 December 1945
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
Summary: Jones was born in Manchester, England on December 30, 1945, but is in the process of becoming a United States citizen. He lost his mother to a protracted illness by the time he was 14.

Dean Jagger
Date Born: Tuesday 7 November 1933
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Dean Jagger has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to motion pictures, at 1725 Vine Street.

Desi Arnaz Jr
Date Born: Monday 19 January 1953
Description: Actor, Drummer, USA
Summary: He was born at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood, California, the son of famous acting team Desi Arnaz (Cuban) and Lucille Ball. His older sister is actress Lucie Arnaz.

Dick James
Date Born: Sunday 12 December 1920
Description: Publisher, Vocalist, Band Leader
Summary: James sang with North London dance bands in his early teens, and was a regular vocalist at the Cricklewood Palais by the age of seventeen.

Don Johnson
Date Born: Thursday 15 December 1949
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
Summary: In addition to being an actor, he is also a singer, songwriter, producer, and director.

Don Julian
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1937
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He performed both solo and with backing bands. His most famous backing group was "The Meadowlarks" (later named "The Larks")

Doris Kenner Jackson
Date Born: Saturday 2 August 1941
Description: Vocalist, US
Summary: The Shirelles were an American girl group in the early 1960s, and the first to have a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100.

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.

Duncan James
Date Born: Friday 7 April 1978
Description: Vocalist, actor

Eddie Holland Jr.
Date Born: Monday 30 October 1939
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: One third of the most brilliant songwriting team during the sixties with brother Brian and Lamont Dosier.

Eddie Jobson
Date Born: Thursday 28 April 1955
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
Summary: Jobson began playing the piano at age 7 and violin at age 8. Later he attended Bede Hall Grammar School, leaving at age 16. At that point he joined the band Fat Grapple, playing locally in venues such as Redcar Jazz Club.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr
Date Born: Friday 30 November 1923
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Zimbalist was born the son of violinist Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. 1889-1985 and operatic soprano Alma Gluck 1884-1938.

Elmore James
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1918
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He was the illegitimate son of 15-year-old Leola Brooks, a field hand. His father was probably Joe Willie "Frost" James, who moved in with Leola, and so Elmore took this as his name.

Elton John
Date Born: Tuesday 25 March 1947
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: John was born in Pinner, Middlesex in a council house of his maternal grandparents, with whom his newlywed parents (Sheila Eileen (Harris) and Stanley Dwight) were living.

Elvin Jones
Date Born: Friday 9 September 1927
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: He showed interest in drums at a young age, watching the circus bands march by his family's home.

Emil Jannings
Date Born: Saturday 23 August 1884
Description: Actor, Switzerland
Summary: He became a professional actor while still in his teens, making a name for himself as a member of the distinguished Max Reinhardt company in Berlin

Emory Gordy Jr
Date Born: Monday 25 December 1944
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: He toured with Elvis Presley, 1973; joined Emmylou Harris and her Hot Band, 1974–77; played with The Cherry Bombs, 1977.

Enzo Jannacci
Date Born: Monday 3 June 1935
Description: Italian singer-songwriter, actor and stand-up comedian. Italy
Summary: Italian singer-songwriter, actor and stand-up comedian. He is regarded as one of the most important artists in the post-war Italian music scene.

Eric Johnson
Date Born: Monday 17 August 1953
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Guitar Player magazine calls Johnson "One of the most respected guitarists on the planet.

Etta James
Date Born: Tuesday 25 January 1938
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Etta James is the winner of four Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame both in 1999 and 2008.

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

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".

General Norman Johnson
Date Born: Friday 23 May 1941
Description: Singer songwriter, record producer, USA
Summary: An American the frontman of Chairmen of the Board and an American rhythm and blues songwriter and record producer.

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 Jackson - Violinist
Date Born: Sunday 2 July 1989
Description: Violinist, NZ
Summary: •As a session Musician George’s experience includes fiddling on tour for country bands “The Australian Bluegrass All Stars”, “The Roys”, “The Pigs”, “The McClymonts” and the “Garth Brooks Tribute show” as well as call-in performances and recordings with many Country singers and local Brisbane and Melbourne bands

George Jones
Date Born: Saturday 12 September 1931
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: One of country’s greats, Jones married Tammy Wynette. Jones clocked up more than 150 hits during his career, both as a solo artist and in duets with other artists

George Jones Jnr
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1936
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: George Jones Sr was known for singing the lead on "Lama Rama Ding Dong" with The Edsels.

Gina Jeffreys
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1968
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: She has often been called Australia's "Queen of Country" and has won numerous Australian country music awards. She is recognised as Australia's most successful female country singer. She began playing guitar at 12.

Glenda Jackson
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1936
Description: Actress, Politician, UK
Summary: Her first work came on the stage, where she won a role in an adaptation of "Separate Tables".

Gloria Jean
Date Born: Wednesday 14 April 1926
Description: Actress, singer, USA
Summary: In December 1991, Gloria Jean was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award recognizing her achievements within the film industry as a juvenile performer.

Gloria Jones
Date Born: Tuesday 12 October 1948
Description: Vocalist, Composer USA
Summary: The daughter of a minister and she studied claccical piano. Gloria also sang gospel music in church.

Glyn Johns
Date Born: Sunday 15 February 1942
Description: Record Producer, Enginee, UK
Summary: Glyn Johns, born in Epsom, Surrey, England) is a musician, recording engineer and record producer.

Glynis Johns
Date Born: Friday 5 October 1923
Description: Actress, South Africa
Summary: In 1944, she appeared with her father in Halfway House, and in 1948 starred as a mermaid in Miranda (Johns later reprised the role in a 1954 sequel, Mad About Men).

Gordon Jenkins
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1910
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, Composer
Summary: He started his career doing arrangements for a St Louis radio station.

Grace Jones
Date Born: Tuesday 19 August 1952
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, Jamaica
Summary: Jones was born the daughter of Marjorie and Robert W. Jones, who was a politician and Apostolic clergyman.

Grandpa Jones
Date Born: Monday 20 October 1913
Description: Vocalisit, Banjoist, USA
Summary: Bradley Kincaid who gave him the nickname "Grandpa" due to his off-stage grumpiness at early-morning radio shows.

Grover Washington Jr
Date Born: Sunday 12 December 1943
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: He grew up with the great jazzmen and big band leaders like Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, and others like them.

Hank Jones
Date Born: Wednesday 31 July 1918
Description: Pianist, Band leader, Composer, USA
Summary: Born in Mississippi, where his father, a Baptist deacon and lumber inspector, bought a three story brick home. One of seven children, Jones was raised in a musical family. His mother sang, his two older sisters studied piano, and his two younger brothers Thad, a trumpeter, and Elvin, a drummer—also became world famous jazz musicians.

Hank Williams Jr.
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1949
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: The son of country music pioneer Hank Williams, he is the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hillary Williams, Samuel, and Katie Williams.

Harry Carey Jr
Date Born: Monday 16 May 1921
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: A respected character actor like his father, Carey appeared in several Westerns. He made four films with director Howard Hawks.

Harry Connick Jr
Date Born: Monday 11 September 1967
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, USA
Summary: With Connick provided a soundtrack for the 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally. Starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.

Harry James
Date Born: Wednesday 15 March 1916
Description: Trumpeter, Band leader, USA
Summary: Harry James.One of the greatest trumpeters of all time. Appeared in many film musicals and radio. He came to fame in the 30’s with the Benny Goodman Band. Later formed his own band.

Harry James Angus
Date Born: Friday 11 June 1982
Description: Singer-songwriter, trumpet player and guitarist. Australia
Summary: In 2012 Angus wrote the club song for the newest franchise in the AFL, the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Harvey James
Date Born: Saturday 20 September 1952
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: His first major group in Australia was the early '70s harmony-rock band "Mississippi".

Herb Jeffries
Date Born: Wednesday 24 December 1913
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Jeffries, a deep baritone, sang with Duke Ellington in the 1940s. His most famous song, "Flamingo", sold over 50 million copies.

Horst Jankowski
Date Born: Thursday 30 January 1936
Description: Pianist, Germany
Summary: A classically trained pianist most famous for his easy listening music.

Howard Johnson
Date Born: Wednesday 2 June 1897
Description: Pianist, Song lyricist, USA
Summary: After private music study, Johnson began his career as a pianist in Boston stage and film theatres.

Howard Jones
Date Born: Wednesday 23 February 1955
Description: Vocalist, keyboardists, UK
Summary: He is the eldest of four boys (brothers Roy, Martin, and Paul). Born in Southampton, Hampshire, UK, he spent his early years in Stokenchurch, near High Wycombe.

Hubert Johnson
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1941
Description: Vocalist, US
Summary: Cousin of Jackie Wilson, the group recorded for Motown with their first hit ’Do You Love Me’

Hugh Jackman
Date Born: Saturday 12 October 1968
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Actor, Australian
Summary: Jackman was born the youngest of five children of English-born parents Chris Jackman and Grace Watson.His mother left the family when he was eight years old, and he remained behind with his father.

Hugh Jarrett
Date Born: Friday 11 October 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He joined the group in 1954 and left the group in 1958.

Illinois Jacquet
Date Born: Tuesday 31 October 1922
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
Summary: He played "C-Jam Blues" with President Bill Clinton on the White House lawn during Clinton's inaugural ball in 1993.

Isham Jones
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1894
Description: Saxophonist, Violinist,Arranger, Composer, USA
Summary: He began leading his own band in world war one. Jones compositions he co-wrote the music, Charles Newman and Gus Kahn were among his lyricists.

Ivory Joe Hunter - (composer)
Date Born: Saturday 10 October 1914
Description: Vocalist,Pianist, USA
Summary: Billed as The Baron of the Boogie, he was also known as The Happiest Man Alive. He is sometimes confused with Motown producer-songwriter Joe Hunter.

J D Miller
Date Born: Friday 5 May 1922
Description: Composer, Producer, USA
Summary: Born (Jay D. Miller) Mainly known for writing many hits such as ’It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’. Also owned own recording studio, publisher etc.

J D Sumner
Date Born: Thursday 19 November 1914
Description: Singer - USA
Summary: The Stamps were invited to tour and record with Elvis Presley. The group became a regular fixture with Presley until his untimely death.

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.

J. Blackfoot
Date Born: Wednesday 20 November 1946
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: American soul singer, who was a member of The Soul Children in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Jack Beeson
Date Born: Friday 15 July 1921
Description: Pianist, Comoser of music, USA
Summary: Since 1950 has composed ten operas in the American vernacular tradition.

Jack Benny
Date Born: Wednesday 14 February 1894
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
Summary: He was the son of Meyer Kubelsky, a Jewish haberdasher and Emma Sachs Kubelsky, both of whom had emigrated to America from Lithuania.

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

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

Jack Brokensha
Date Born: Tuesday 5 January 1926
Description: Vibraphonist
Summary: Fluent with vibes and drums as well as arranging and composing, Australian.

Jack Bruce
Date Born: Friday 14 May 1943
Description: Bassist, Scotland
Summary: Cream were to break up in 1968,the group were probably the first super group. Bruce co wrote most of Cream’s songs with composer Peter Brown.

Jack Carson
Date Born: Thursday 27 October 1910
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Carson sought work in Hollywood, initially landing bit roles at RKO. Radio also proved to be a source of employment for the team following a 1938 appearance on the Bing Crosby Kraft Music Hall program.

Jack Cassidy
Date Born: Saturday 5 March 1927
Description: Actor,
Summary: Cassidy was born to William Cassidy, who was of Irish descent, and Charlotte Koehler, who was of German descent.

Jack Clement
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1931
Description: Multi instrumentalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Nick named Jack 'The Cowboy' Clement has played different styles of music and in different bands through his career.

Jack Davey
Date Born: Friday 8 February 1907
Description: Vocalist, Announcer, Australia
Summary: The Colgate-Palmolive production unit leased a theatre there, and played on Sunday nights to capacity houses.

Jack Elam
Date Born: Wednesday 13 November 1918
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: American film actor best known for his numerous roles as villains in Western films.

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

Jack Good
Date Born: Sunday 7 September 1941
Description: Producer, Host, GB
Summary: A pioneer in British television and music who produced the Six-Five Special, Oh Boy!, Wham! and Boy Meets Girls TV series.

Jack Hardy
Date Born: Sunday 23 November 1947
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: An American lyrical singer–songwriter and playwright based in Greenwich Village, who was influential as a writer, performer, and mentor.

Jack Johnson
Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1975
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: Jack Hody Johnson, born May 18, 1975 is a Hawaiian born singer songwriter, musician, filmmaker.

Jack Jones
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1938
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Son of singer Alan Jones who mainly appeared in the ’Marx Brothers Films’.

Jack Jones - Australia
Date Born: Wednesday 6 January 1971
Description: Vocalist , Australia
Summary: Irwin Thomas was formerly known as Jack Jones, and was the lead singer in the 1990s Australian band Southern Sons.

Jack Keller
Date Born: Wednesday 11 November 1936
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: The writer of two #1 hits for Connie Francis, the theme for 'Bewitched', plus songs like 'Venus In Blue Jeans' and 'Let's Turkey Trot'

Jack Klugman
Date Born: Thursday 27 April 1922
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: A struggling actor in New York City, Klugman was a roommate of another starving actor, Charles Bronson, before the two became successful.

Jack Laine
Date Born: Sunday 21 September 1873
Description: Band Leader
Summary: The first jazz recording were made by the band in 1917. YOUTUBE: Original Dixieland Jass Band was a New Orleans, Dixieland Jazz band that made the first jazz recordings early in 1917. The band consisted of five musicians who had previously played in the Papa Jack Laine bands, a diverse and racially integrated collection of musicians who played for parades, dances, and advertising in New Orleans.

Jack Lemmon
Date Born: Sunday 8 February 1925
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: John Uhler Lemmon III Born, February 8, 1925 – Died, June 27, 2001). Better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award winning American actor.

Jack Mcduff
Date Born: Friday 17 September 1926
Description: Organist, bandleader, USA
Summary: A jazz organist and organ trio bandleader who was most prominent during the hard bop and soul jazz era of the 1960s

Jack Nicholson
Date Born: Thursday 22 April 1937
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Probably one of the best actors to watch and get a laugh out of him or scare yourself to death.

Jack Paar
Date Born: Wednesday 1 May 1918
Description: Comedian, actor, director, producer, musician and writer.
Summary: Paar showed film clips of the Beatles performing, one month before their famous live appearance on the The Ed Sullivan Show.

Jack Palance
Date Born: Tuesday 18 February 1919
Description: Actor
Summary: Palance, one of five children, born the son of Anna and Ivan John Palahniuk, who was an anthracite coal miner.

Jack Richardson
Date Born: Tuesday 23 July 1929
Description: Canadian record producer, Canada
Summary: The Juno Award for "Producer of the Year" has been named in Richardson's honour since 2002.

Jack Scott
Date Born: Friday 24 January 1936
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: When Jack Scott first appeared on the rock scene in the late Fifties he immediately demonstrated a highly individual and powerful style, like Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis or any other well-known pioneer, there could be no mistaking a Jack Scott record.

Jack Teagarden
Date Born: Sunday 20 August 1905
Description: Trombonist, Band Leader, USA
Summary: A white American of Indian decent was called the Greatest White Blues trombonist'. Born in Texas in 1905.

Jack Thompson
Date Born: Saturday 31 August 1940
Description: Actor, Australian
Summary: Thompson was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia on 9 June, 1986 for his service to the Australian film industry, and served as an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

Jack Webb
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Webb grew up poor in the Bunker Hill slum section of Los Angeles to a Jewish father and a Roman Catholic mother; he was reared Roman Catholic.

Jack Wild
Date Born: Saturday 30 August 1952
Description: Actor, Vocalist, UK
Summary: Wild was born into a working-class family in Rossendale, Lancashire, and moved south with his parents when he was still an infant. He was educated at the independent Barbara Speake Stage School in London.

Jack Young
Date Born: Saturday 31 January 1925
Description: Speedway rider. Australia
Summary: We have entered the late Jack Young as a tribute and recognition for his national and international status even though he was not an entertainer. he was notably by many the best speedway rider of all time from Adelaide, South Australia.

Jacki Weaver
Date Born: Sunday 25 May 1947
Description: Actress, Australia
Summary: Jacki Weaver has probably got one of the the best known female faces on Australian tv.

Jackie Brenston
Date Born: Friday 15 August 1930
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Brenston continued playing in local bands. After a final recording session with Earl Hooker in 1963.

Jackie Chan
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1954
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Jackie Chan won the Favorite Buttkicker award at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in 2011 for The Karate Kid. Chan holds the Guinness World Record for "Most Stunts By A Living Actor"

Jackie Collins
Date Born: Monday 4 October 1937
Description: Novelist
Summary: To date, she has written 27 novels, all of which have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list. In total, her books have sold over 400 million copies.

Jackie Cooper - Actor
Date Born: Friday 15 September 1922
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Remembered for the "Our Gang" films in the late twenties. Later "Superman" Our Gang producer Hal Roach sold Jackie's contract to Metro Goldwyn Mayer in mid 1931. Cooper found renewed fame in the 1970s and 1980s as Daily Planet editor Perry White in the Superman film series starring Christopher Reeve

Jackie Deshannon
Date Born: Monday 21 August 1944
Description: VocalistComposer
Summary: DeShannon was born the daughter of musically inclined farming parents, Sandra Jean and James Erwin Myers.

Jackie Gleason
Date Born: Saturday 26 February 1916
Description: Actor, Band Leader, USA
Summary: The son of Mae, a subway change-booth attendant, and Herb Gleason, an insurance auditor.One of two sons of a father from Ireland who abandoned the family, his brother died when Jackie was a boy, Gleason was raised by a loving but troubled, overworked Irish mother who died when he was 19.

Jackie Lomax
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1944
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: Lomax started his career at the age of 16 singing blues and played with a group ’The Undertakers’ in Liverpool

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

Jackie Trent
Date Born: Friday 6 September 1940
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actress, UK
Summary: Mainly known for her songwiting partnership with then husband Toy Hatch.

Jackie Wilson
Date Born: Saturday 9 June 1934
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Michael Jackson honored Jackie Wilson at the 1984 Grammy Awards. Jackson dedicated his Album of the Year Grammy for Thriller to Jackie.

Jackson Browne
Date Born: Saturday 9 October 1948
Description: Vocalist, guitarist, pianist, Producer, Composer, USA
Summary: Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during 2004. In his induction speech, Bruce Springsteen noted that while the Eagles got to the Hall first, "You Browne wrote the songs they wished they had written".

Jackson Rathbone
Date Born: Friday 21 December 1984
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: His great-grandfather, Monroe Jackson Rathbone II, was the chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey, which later became Exxon.Because of his father's job at Mobil Oil, Rathbone has lived in places ranging from Indonesia to Midland, Texas.

Jacky Landry Jackson
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1941
Description: Vocalist
Summary: The group was formed in the Bronx, New York, in 1956

Jaclyn Smith
Date Born: Friday 26 October 1945
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith is an American actress and businesswoman. She is best known as Kelly Garrett in the iconic television series Charlie's Angels, and was the only original female lead to remain with the series for its complete run.

Jaco Pastorius
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1951
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Jaco pastorius may well have been the last jazz musician of the 20th century to have made a major impact on the musical world at large.

Jacob Druckman
Date Born: Tuesday 26 June 1928
Description: Comoser of music, USA
Summary: In 1972 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his first large orchestral work Windows.

Jacob Miller
Date Born: Sunday 4 May 1952
Description: Vocalist, Jamaican
Summary: Jacob was featured in the film Rockers, alongside many other musicians including Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth and Burning Spear.

Jacques Brel
Date Born: Monday 8 April 1929
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Poet, Actor, Belgium
Summary: Brel was born in Schaarbeek, Belgium, a district of Brussels, but lived half of his life in Paris.

Jade Goody
Date Born: Friday 5 June 1981
Description: Television personality UK
Summary: In April 2009, Goody was named the "ultimate reality TV star" by Digital Spy and plans were announced for Jade the Musical.

Jade Macrae
Date Born: Monday 4 June 1979
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: The daughter of two professional New Zealand musicians who live in the United Kingdom (UK).

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

Jaime Mendoza-nava
Date Born: Thursday 31 December 1925
Description: Composer and Conductor

Jak Housden
Date Born: Thursday 12 June 1969
Description: Guitarist, Producer, Australia
Summary: Jak was the guitarist for The Badloves before becoming a full-time guitarist for "The Whitlams".

Jake Hanna
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1931
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: A superior drummer equally at ease driving a big band or playing in small mainstream combos.

James "sugar Boy" Crawford
Date Born: Friday 12 October 1934
Description: Singer, Songwriter, USA
Summary: New Orleans R&B legend James "Sugar Boy" Crawford was born in the Crescent City on October 12, 1934.

James Arness
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1923
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Arness is the older brother of actor Peter Graves. He was the tallest actor ever to play a lead role, standing 6'7".

James Baker
Date Born: Sunday 7 March 1954
Description: Drummer, Songwriter, Australia
Summary: Instrumental in the founding of several influential Australian bands including The Scientists, Le Hoodoo Gurus, Beasts of Bourbon

James Belushi
Date Born: Tuesday 15 June 1954
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: James Belushi was born the son of Agnes B., a firs generation Albanian American who worked as a cashier, and Adam Belushi, an Albanian immigrant and restaurant operator who left his native village, Qytezë, in 1934 at the age of fifteen.

James Blundell
Date Born: Wednesday 8 January 1964
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: An Australian country music singer. Blundell's first album, in 1989, was a self-titled effort, followed up by "Hand It Down", which was released in the United States in 1990.

James Blunt
Date Born: Friday 22 February 1974
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, UK
Summary: James Blunt's debut single, by "soft release" in the UK was "High".

James Bonamy
Date Born: Thursday 27 April 1972
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Bonamy's first musical performance was in a program called "Country Music USA" at the Opryland USA theme park in Nashville, Tennessee.

James Booker
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1939
Description: Vocalist, pianist, USA
Summary: During 1976, Booker played and toured with the Jerry Garcia Band.

James Brolin
Date Born: Thursday 18 July 1940
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: At the age of 20 he changed his last name from "Bruderlin" to "Brolin" to become James Brolin. He accepted a contract with 20th Century Fox. While in school struggling to make it big, he met actor Clint Eastwood.

James Brown
Date Born: Wednesday 3 May 1933
Description: Vocalist, guitar, harmonica, bass, keyboards, drums, USA
Summary: James Brown was born to Susie and Joseph Gardner Brown in the small town of Barnwell, South Carolina in the Jim Crow South during the Depression era.

James Burton
Date Born: Monday 21 August 1939
Description: Guitarist , USA
Summary: In Shreveport where he first saw the '53 Fender Telecaster and knew that this was the guitar he wanted. During his time with Ricky, James performed at Town Hall Party together with Bob Luman. Their live recording of 'My Baby Walks All Over Me' and 'Milk Cow Blues' can be found on the 'Rockin' At Town Hall' albums.

James Caan
Date Born: Sunday 26 March 1939
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: The son of Sophie and Arthur Caan, Jewish emigrants from Germany. His father was a meat dealer. Caan grew up in Sunnyside, Queens.

James Cagney
Date Born: Wednesday 17 July 1889
Description: Actor, Singer, Dancer, USA
Summary: Cagney was born above his father's saloon on the corner of Avenue D and 8th Street to James Cagney Sr., an Irish American bartender and amateur boxer, and Carolyn Nelson.

James Cameron
Date Born: Monday 16 August 1954
Description: Film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, environmentalist, explorer, Canada
Summary: He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

James Chance
Date Born: Monday 20 April 1953
Description: Saxophonist, Composer. US
Summary: His music is frequently described as combining the freeform playing of Ornette Coleman with the solid funk rhythm of James Brown, though filtered through a punk rock lens.

James Coburn
Date Born: Friday 31 August 1928
Description: Actor , Composer. USA
Summary: Coburn was born the son of Mylet S.(née Johnson) and James Harrison Coburn, Sr, a garage mechanic. His maternal grandparents were immigrants from Sweden.

James Condon
Date Born: Thursday 27 September 1923
Description: Actor, Australia

James Cotton
Date Born: Monday 1 July 1935
Description: Vocalist, Harmonica, USA
Summary: He made his first recordings as a solo artist for the Sun Records label in Memphis, Tennessee in 1953.

James Darren
Date Born: Monday 8 June 1936
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He is the singing voice of Yogi Bear in the 1964 animated film, Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!.

James Dean
Date Born: Sunday 8 February 1931
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and remains the only person to have two posthumous acting nominations although other people had more than one posthumous nomination in other Oscar categories.

James Denny
Date Born: Tuesday 28 February 1911
Description: Manager, Management
Summary: Born James Ray Denney. He changed his last name to Denny was a long-time manager of the Grand Ole Opry Artists Service who went on to become one of the most successful talent agents and song publishers in country music history.

James Depreist
Date Born: Saturday 21 November 1936
Description: Conductor of music, USA
Summary: He served for more than three decades in multiple roles as Music Director of Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra in Sweden, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony. More recently, he served as Artistic Advisor to the Pasadena Symphony.

James E Myers
Date Born: Sunday 26 October 1919
Description: American songwriter, actor, producer, and raconteur.
Summary: Co-writer of "Rock Around the Clock" for which he used the pseudonym "Jimmy DeKnight". Myers co-wrote the song with Max C. Freedman, though doubt has been cast as to whether Myers actually participated in the writing of the song.

James Earl Jones
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1931
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: His first film role was as a young and trim B-52 crewman in Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in 1964 which was more famous for the work of Peter Sellers and Slim Pickens.

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.

James Gandolfini
Date Born: Monday 18 September 1961
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Gandolfini was born in New Jersey. His mother, Santa, a high school lunch lady, was born in the U.S. and raised in Naples, Italy. His father, James Gandolfini, Sr., a native of Borgotaro, Italy

James Garner
Date Born: Saturday 7 April 1928
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Garner, the youngest of three children the son of Mildred and Weldon Warren Bumgarner, a carpet layer.His mother, who was part Cherokee, died when he was four years old.

James Honeyman Scott
Date Born: Monday 4 November 1957
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Honeyman Scott acknowledged a number of influences on his guitar playing (Guitar Player, 1981). Early musical influences included Cream and the Allman Brothers Band. P/A

James House
Date Born: Monday 21 March 1955
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: James House's musical career began in a band called the House Band, which was signed first to Warner Bros. Records and later to Atlantic Records. PNA

James Ingram
Date Born: Thursday 16 February 1956
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer, Pianist, USA
Summary: An American soul musician. Most famous for his vocal performance, he is also a self-taught musician who plays piano, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Additionally, he is a producer and songwriter.P/E

James Jamerson
Date Born: Saturday 29 January 1938
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: James Jamerson plays bass on countless Motown singles and album tracks, including classics by the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas, the Miracles, the Marvelettes, the Temptations and others.P/A

James King
Date Born: Sunday 22 March 1925
Description: Vocalist. USA
Summary: He made his debut as Don Jose in Bizet's Carmen.He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1966. He sang at all the major opera houses in Europe and America and recorded extensively.

James L Brooks
Date Born: Thursday 9 May 1940
Description: Director, Producer, USA
Summary: The Simpsons Movie. In total, Brooks has received 47 Emmy nominations, winning 20 of them.

James Last
Date Born: Wednesday 17 April 1929
Description: Bandleader, Pianist,USA
Summary: Over the course of his career, he has sold well over 100 million albums. James Last has survived the ever changing times since the inception of his music.

James Lipton
Date Born: Sunday 19 September 1926
Description: Poet, talk show host, writer, teacher, actor, producer
Summary: James R. Lipton was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Betty (née Weinberg), a teacher, and journalist Lawrence Lipton.

James Lomenzo
Date Born: Tuesday 13 January 1959
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: He played bass with White Lion from 1984 to 1991, and later with Zakk Wylde's side-project Lynyrd Skynhead who evolved into Pride & Glory and released one 1994 album.

James Mason
Date Born: Saturday 15 May 1909
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: Mason was once considered to play James Bond in a 1958 TV adaptation of From Russia with Love, which was ultimately never produced.

James Mccartney
Date Born: Monday 12 September 1977
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, UK
Summary: He is the only son of songwriter and former Beatle Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney.

James Miley
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1903
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: Miley was born into a musical family. At the age of six he and his family moved to New York City where, as a child he occasionally sang for money on the streets, and later, at the age of fourteen, studied to play the trombone and cornet.

James Moody
Date Born: Wednesday 25 March 1925
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: In 1948 he recorded his first session for Blue Note Records, the first in a long recording career playing both saxophone and flute. YOUTUBE: Tribute to James Moody

James Morrison
Date Born: Sunday 11 November 1962
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, Austrlalia
Summary: He performed the opening fanfare at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, and is usually regarded as one of Australia's best jazz musicians.

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

James Newton Howard
Date Born: Saturday 9 June 1951
Description: Composer/musician/songwriter
Summary: Howard also arranged strings for several of Elton's songs during this period including on the hits "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word".

James Pankow
Date Born: Wednesday 20 August 1947
Description: Trombonist, USA
Summary: Pankow earned a full music scholarship to Quincy College, where he studied the bass trombone.

James Pierpont - Jingle Bells
Date Born: Thursday 25 April 1822
Description: Arranger, Organist, and Composer, USA
Summary: James Lord Pierpont's 1857 composition "Jingle Bells" became one of the most performed and most recognizable secular holiday songs ever written, not only in the U.S., but around the world. In recognition of this achievement, James Lord Pierpont was voted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

James Price Johnson
Date Born: Thursday 1 February 1894
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: Pianist, Composer, Johnson was responsible for some really great recordings during the twenties.

James Purify
Date Born: Friday 12 May 1944
Description: Vocalist, Duo, USA
Summary: James & Bobby Purify were an R&B singing duo, whose biggest hit was "I'm Your Puppet" in 1966.

James Rebhorn
Date Born: Wednesday 1 September 1948
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: One of America's most recognizable character actors, James Rebhorn is a veteran of over 100 television shows, feature films, and plays.

James Reece
Date Born: Tuesday 22 February 1881
Description: Pianist, Band Leader, USA
Summary: Noted for pioneering big bands around 1914. Musical director for dance team Vernon and Irene Castle.

James Reese
Date Born: Sunday 7 December 1941
Description: Guitarist, USA

James Reyne
Date Born: Sunday 19 May 1957
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Actor, Australian
Summary: Australian Crawl made one of the most memorable debuts on the popular music television program of the day Countdown.

James Sheppard
Date Born: Tuesday 24 September 1935
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Born James Shane Sheppard, he was the lead singer of the musical group, 'The Heartbeats.' The group formed in 1958.

James Spader
Date Born: Sunday 7 February 1960
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: From 2004 to 2008, Spader starred as the lead character Alan Shore in the TV series Boston Legal, which he reprised his role from the TV series The Practice.

James Stewart
Date Born: Wednesday 20 May 1908
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: The son of Elizabeth Ruth and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. Stewart's parents were Presbyterian and of Scottish origin.

James Taylor
Date Born: Friday 12 March 1948
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Taylor was the first to be signed by The Beatles "Apple Records" during the sixties.

James West (guitarist)
Date Born: Friday 18 December 1953
Description: Guitarist, Canada
Summary: Born in Toronto, West grew up in Tampa, Florida. He started playing guitar at age, and by age 16 he was playing professionally in various Florida rock bands, including at least one with Steve Jay.

James Whitmore
Date Born: Saturday 1 October 1921
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Whitmore did extensive theatre work. He won a Tony Award for "Best Performance by a Newcomer" in the Broadway production of Command Decision (1948).

Jamie Cullum
Date Born: Monday 20 August 1979
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, UK
Summary: Cullum released his first album, Jamie Cullum Trio—Heard it All Before, in 1999, of which 500 copies were made.

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.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Date Born: Saturday 22 November 1958
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Curtis was born in Los Angeles, California, the child of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.

Jamie Oneal
Date Born: Monday 3 June 1968
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Jamie O'Neal born to parents, Jimmy and Julie Murphy, who were also professional musicians.

Jamie Redfern
Date Born: Tuesday 9 April 1957
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Redfern was a founding member of the Australian show Young Talent Time.

Jamil Nasser
Date Born: Monday 21 June 2010
Description: Bassist, Tuba, USA
Summary: He played with B.B. King in 1955 and 1956.

Jan Akkerman
Date Born: Tuesday 24 December 1946
Description: Guitarist, Netherlands
Summary: The progressive rock quartet charted with ’HOCUS POCUS’ in 1973.

Jan August
Date Born: Saturday 24 September 1904
Description: Pianist and xylophonist, USA
Summary: An American pianist and xylophonist.

Jan Berry
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1941
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Jan and Dean were college students, maintaining their studies while writing and recording music and making public appearances on the side.

Jan Bradley
Date Born: Tuesday 6 July 1943
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Bradley grew up in Robbins, Illinois. She was noticed by manager Don Talty who also managed Phil Upchurch at a high school talent show.

Jan Garbarek
Date Born: Tuesday 4 March 1947
Description: Flautist and saxophonist
Summary: Garbarek gained wider recognition through his work with pianist Keith Jarrett's European Quartet which released the albums Belonging (1974), My Song (1977)

Jan Howard
Date Born: Sunday 13 March 1932
Description: Vocalist
Summary: Jan recorded the original song "I Fall To Pieces" as a demo for Patsy Cline.Born in Missouri, married to famed song writer Harlan Howard.

Jan Michael Vincent
Date Born: Saturday 15 July 1944
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Vincent was born to Doris and Lloyd Vincent. His family moved to Hanford, California, when Jan Michael was in his teens.

Jan Peerce
Date Born: Friday 3 June 1904
Description: Vocalist,USA
Summary: In 1971 he made his Broadway debut as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.

Jance Garfat
Date Born: Friday 3 March 1944
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Jance Garfat started his career with different bands around Union City, New Jersey before joining the pop-country rock band Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show in 1972

Jane Alexander
Date Born: Saturday 28 October 1939
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Alexander's major break in acting came in 1967 when she played Eleanor Backman in the original production of Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

Jane Asher
Date Born: Friday 5 April 1946
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: An English actress. She has also developed a second career as a cake decorator and cake shop proprietor.

Jane Connell
Date Born: Tuesday 27 October 1925
Description: Actress, Comedian, USA

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.

Jane Greer
Date Born: Tuesday 9 September 1924
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Model, USA
Summary: A film and television actress who was perhaps best known for her role as femme fatale Kathie Moffat in the 1947 film "Out of the Past".

Jane Harvey
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1925
Description: Vocalist, USA

Jane Henson
Date Born: Saturday 16 June 1934
Description: Puppeteer, USA
Summary: American puppeteer and the wife of puppeteer Jim Henson. They were married in 1959 and had five children.

Jane Leeves
Date Born: Tuesday 18 April 1961
Description: Actress,Dancer, UK
Summary: Leeves made her screen debut with a small role in the 1983 popular British comedy television show The Benny Hill Show.

Jane Morgan
Date Born: Saturday 25 December 1920
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: In 1969, she appeared on Broadway in the musical Mame, taking over the title role from Angela Lansbury.

Jane Pauley
Date Born: Tuesday 31 October 1950
Description: Television Host, USA
Summary: She is most known for her 13-year tenure on NBC's Today program and later 12 years of Dateline NBC, and has acknowledged publicly her struggle with mental health and bipolar disorder.

Jane Powell
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1929
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: In 1956 Powell recorded a song, "True Love", that rose to 15 on the Billboard charts and 107 on the pop charts for that year. This was her only single to make the charts.

Jane Russell
Date Born: Tuesday 21 June 1921
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: She also cut a 78 rpm album that year for Columbia Records, Let's Put Out the Lights, which included eight torch ballads.

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

Jane Seymour
Date Born: Thursday 15 February 1951
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: Born to John Frankenberg, an English Jewish obstetrician of Polish and German origin, and his Dutch wife, Mieke Frankenberg.

Jane Wyatt
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1911
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Jane Wyatt was born to Christopher Billopp Wyatt, Jr, a Wall Street investment banker, and mother the former Euphemia was a drama critic.

Jane Wyman
Date Born: Sunday 4 January 1914
Description: Actress, Singer Dancer, USA
Summary: Wyman started in show business as a radio singer and dancer, then broke into movies in the early 1930s as a Goldwyn Girl. She appeared in more than 80 films from 1932 to 1969, plus two documentaries in the 1990s.

Janet Jackson
Date Born: Monday 16 May 1966
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Dancer, USA
Summary: In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multi-million dollar recording contracts with Virgin Records, which established her as one of the highest paid artists in the recording industry.

Janet Leigh
Date Born: Tuesday 6 July 1926
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA
Summary: Leigh was born the only child of Helen Lita and Frederick Robert Morrison.

Janet Vogel
Date Born: Wednesday 10 June 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Janet Vogel was a member of "The Skyliners".

Janette Scott
Date Born: Wednesday 14 December 1938
Description: Actress, UK

Jani Lane
Date Born: Saturday 1 February 1964
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: As lead vocalist with Warrant, Lane wrote three Top 40 hit singles.

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.

Janis Ian
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Folk singer Janis has made an impact with her own songs and style. Two time Grammy winner.

Janis Joplin
Date Born: Tuesday 19 January 1943
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Janis Joplin was born to Seth and Dorothy (East) Joplin, her father was an engineer at Texaco, her mother, registrar at a business college. She had two younger siblings, Michael and Laura.

Janis Martin
Date Born: Wednesday 27 March 1940
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She was born in Virginia. Her mother was a stage mother, and her father and uncle were both musicians, who practised in hopes of gaining a professional career in the music industry.

Janis Paige
Date Born: Saturday 16 September 1922
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: American film, musical theatre, and television actress.

Jann Arden
Date Born: Tuesday 27 March 1962
Description: Vocalist, Canada
Summary: Arden spent most of the 1980s playing her music in bars and busking, struggling to get noticed.

Jann Browne
Date Born: Sunday 14 March 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Jann is a traditional Honky Tonk singer. She was also a member of the Western swing group "Asleep At The Wheel".

Jann Wenner
Date Born: Monday 7 January 1946
Description: Co- founder and publisher of the music magazine - "Rolling Stone"
Summary: Wenner has been involved in conducting and writing of many of the magazine's famous Rolling Stone Interviews.

Jared Leto
Date Born: Sunday 26 December 1971
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
Summary: Musician, composer, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, director, philanthropist; businessman, photographer and painter

Jason Aldean
Date Born: Monday 28 February 1977
Description: Singer,US

Jason Alexander
Date Born: Wednesday 23 September 1959
Description: Actor, Singer, Comedian,USA
Summary: Alexander began his acting career on the New York stage and is an accomplished singer and dancer.

Jason Donovan
Date Born: Saturday 1 June 1968
Description: Vocalist , Actor, Australia
Summary: Donovan made his first television appearance at the age of eleven in a guest role on the Australian series Skyways.

Jason James
Date Born: Tuesday 13 January 1981
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: The band released its second album, Scream Aim Fire, in 2008.

Jason Molina
Date Born: Sunday 16 December 1973
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Molina was born in Oberlin, Ohio but grew up in Lorain, Ohio[1] and attended Oberlin College. After playing bass guitar in various heavy metal bands in and around Cleveland, Molina made the decision to become a solo artist under an assumed band name, recruiting other musicians for each individual project as needed.

Jason Priestley
Date Born: Thursday 28 August 1969
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Born in 1969 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Priestley became a naturalized American in 2007.

Jason Robert Brown
Date Born: Saturday 20 June 1970
Description: Composer, Playright, Lyricist, Pianist, USA
Summary: An accomplished pianist, Brown has often served as music director, conductor, orchestrator, and pianist for his own productions.

Jason Scheff
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1962
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: American bassist, singer and songwriter. Since 1985 he has been the bassist and singer for the veteran pop-rock band Chicago.

Jason Sellers
Date Born: Thursday 4 March 1971
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Bass Guitarist, USA
Summary: As one of Nashville’s most prolific singer/songwriters, Jason has found success behind the scenes and in front of the mic.

Jason Stollsteimer
Date Born: Saturday 22 April 1978
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: An American vocalist and guitarist for the American indie rock band The Von Bondies. Stollsteimer also is the main songwriter and producer of the Von Bondies.

Jay Aston
Date Born: Thursday 4 May 1961
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Aston trained as a dancer, singer and actress at the Italia Conti School of Speech and Drama and performed on stage many times in her teens mainly as a dancer.

Jay Bennett
Date Born: Friday 15 November 1963
Description: Singer - U.S.A.
Summary: From 1994 through 2001 Bennett was a member of Wilco. Conflicts between front man Jeff Tweedy and Bennett that would contribute to Bennett's split with Wilco are visible in the Sam Jones film I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco.

Jay Black
Date Born: Wednesday 2 November 1938
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He was the lead singer of the band Jay and the Americans. The band had numerous hits including "Cara Mia", "Come a Little Bit Closer",

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:

Jay Osmond
Date Born: Monday 12 September 1955
Description: Vocalist
Summary: A member of The Osmond Brothers' beging in 1958 when Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay began singing barbershop music.

Jay Reatard
Date Born: Thursday 1 May 1980
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Lindsey's recording career began at the age of 15, when a home-made demo tape he had sent in to Goner Records caught the ear of former-Oblivian and Goner Records’ owner, Eric Friedl.

Jay Traynor
Date Born: Tuesday 30 March 1943
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Traynor left the Americans going solo and releasing several records.

Jaye P Morgan
Date Born: Thursday 3 December 1931
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: In 1956, she had her own The Jaye P. Morgan Show and made guest appearances on a number of other variety shows.

Jayne Mansfield
Date Born: Wednesday 19 April 1933
Description: Actress, Violinist, USA
Summary: Mansfield, of German and English ancestry, was the only child of Herbert William and Vera Palmer. When she was three years old, her father, a lawyer who was in practice with future New Jersey governor Robert B. Meyner, died of a heart attack while driving in a car with his wife and daughter.

Jayne Walton Rosen
Date Born: Tuesday 28 August 1917
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: She began singing at local radio stations in San Antonio, beforing moving on to stations in Oklahoma City, Dallas and Chicago.

Jayotis Washington
Date Born: Monday 12 May 1941
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: A member of "The Persuasions" who have enjoyed recognition from musicians outside the doo-wop or gospel community.

Jazza Hall
Date Born: Thursday 2 February 1928
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: John was a highly regarded South Australian musician for some 50 years or more.

Jb Lenoir
Date Born: Tuesday 5 March 1929
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Born in Monticello, Mississippi, and was always known by the initials J.B. rather than any given name. His surname was spelled as Lenore on some of his early recordings.

Jcak Greene
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1930
Description: Singer-songwriter, USA
Summary: Country musician. Nicknamed the "Jolly Greene Giant" due to his height and deep voice, Greene was a long time member of the Grand Ole Opry. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Greene is best-known for his 1966 hit "There Goes My Everything."

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.

Jd Souther
Date Born: Friday 2 November 1945
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist,USA
Summary: Souther is probably best known for his well-crafted songwriting abilities, especially in the field of country rock.

Jean Arthur
Date Born: Tuesday 17 October 1905
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Arthur was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1944 for her performance in The More the Merrier (1943).

Jean Carne
Date Born: Saturday 1 March 1947
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: Carne is a vocalist credited with a five octave vocal range. Youtube: Jean Carne Closer than Close (live)

Jean Goldkette
Date Born: Saturday 18 March 1899
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: The Graystone Ballroom where he played and owned in Detroit where he employed other bands.

Jean Harlow
Date Born: Friday 3 March 1911
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: The daughter of Mont Clair Carpenter, a dentist, and his wife, Jean Poe Carpenter. Young Harlean's father came from a working-class background while her mother was the daughter of a wealthy real estate broker.

Jean Luc Ponty
Date Born: Tuesday 29 September 1942
Description: Violinist , French
Summary: He first appearing in the U.S.A. at the Monterey Jazz Festival in the late sixties. He has worked with the likes of Frank Zappa and Elton John etc.

Jean Michael Byron
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1957
Description: Vocalist, Lyricist, SA
Summary: South African born rock vocalist and lyricist.

Jean Paul Martini
Date Born: Thursday 31 August 1741
Description: Composer, Bavaria.
Summary: Sometimes known as Martini Il Tedesco, he is best known today for the vocal romance "Plaisir d'Amour," on which the 1961 Elvis Presley standard "Can't Help Falling in Love" is based.

Jean Peters
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1926
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: American actress, known as a star of 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and as the second (or possibly third) wife of Howard Hughes.

Jean Schwartz
Date Born: Monday 4 November 1878
Description: Pianist, Composer, Lyricist, USA
Summary: He published his first composition (a Cakewalk) in 1899. He became known as an accomplished lyricist, although he also continued writing music.

Jean Seaberg
Date Born: Sunday 13 November 1938
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She was one of the many stars in the 1970 disaster film, Airport.

Jean Shrimpton
Date Born: Saturday 7 November 1942
Description: Actress, Model, Autho, rUK
Summary: Sixties super model 'THE SHRIMP’ gave Australia a good glimpse of her legs when the mini skirt was coming into fashion.

Jean Sibelius
Date Born: Friday 8 December 1865
Description: Composer, Finland
Summary: Sibelius was born into a Swedish-speaking family in Hämeenlinna in the Russian Grand Duchy of Finland, the son of Christian Gustaf Sibelius and Maria Charlotta Sibelius.

Jean Simmons
Date Born: Thursday 31 January 1929
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: In 1950 she married actor Stewart Granger and that same year starred in the Frank Sinatra,Marlon Brando musical Guys and Dolls 1955, She used her own singing voice and earned her first Golden Globe Award.

Jean Smart
Date Born: Thursday 13 September 1951
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She is known for her comedic roles, one of the best known being her role as Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom Designing Women.

Jean Stafford
Date Born: Sunday 1 January 1950
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: From the rural district of Meander in Northern Tasmania to Nashville Tennessee - the Country Music Capital of the World Jean Stafford triumphed on a remarkable journey.

Jean Stapleton
Date Born: Friday 19 January 1923
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Often mistaken for being the sister of Maureen Stapleton but not at all related.

Jean Terrell
Date Born: Sunday 26 November 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She is the sister of the former WBA heavyweight boxing champion, Ernie Terrell, who famously fought Muhammad Ali.

Jean-claude Van Damme
Date Born: Tuesday 18 October 1960
Description: Actor, Martial Artist, Belgian
Summary: Van Damme was born the son of Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, who was an accountant and owned a flower shop.

Jeanette Macdonald
Date Born: Thursday 18 June 1903
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Jeanette MacDonald was born in 1903 at her family's Philadelphia home at 5123 Arch Street. She was the youngest of the three daughters of Daniel and Anna Wright MacDonald.

Jean-michel Damase
Date Born: Friday 27 January 1928
Description: Pianist, conductor and composer
Summary: French pianist, conductor and composer of classical music.

Jeanne Black
Date Born: Monday 25 October 1937
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Black first sang on Cliffie Stone's television program, Hometown Jamboree, from 1956 to 1959.

Jeanne Cooper
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1928
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: In 1973 Cooper joined The Young and the Restless as Katherine Chancellor, and remained on the show until her death

Jeanne Crain
Date Born: Monday 25 May 1925
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Crain first attracted attention when she was crowned Miss Pan Pacific at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Jeanne Lee
Date Born: Sunday 29 January 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Her influence is the black rootsand tradition and her love for classical.

Jeanne Pruett
Date Born: Saturday 30 January 1937
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She was one of ten children, and since a young age she listened to the Grand Ole Opry and also harmonized with her brothers and sisters.

Jeannie C Riley
Date Born: Wednesday 10 October 1945
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: "Harper Valley PTA" was released in 1968. The song immediately became a gigantic hit for Riley and went to number one on both the Billboard Pop and Country charts.

Jeannie Seely
Date Born: Saturday 6 July 1940
Description: Singer, Songwriter, USA
Summary: She was one of Country music's most successful and most influential female vocalists of the 60s.

Jean-pierre Rampal
Date Born: Saturday 7 January 1922
Description: Flautist, French
Summary: Rampal is best known for popularising the flute in the post–World War II years, recovering a vast number of flute compositions from the Baroque era.

Jeff Arment
Date Born: Sunday 10 March 1963
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Ament grew up in the town of Big Sandy, Montana. Ament's father was mayor of Big Sandy for fifteen years, as well as a school bus driver. Ament described his family growing up as "pretty poor".

Jeff Barry
Date Born: Sunday 3 April 1938
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich stamped their names in song from the late fifties.

Jeff Beck
Date Born: Saturday 24 June 1944
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Jeff Beck born to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London is an English rock guitarist.

Jeff Bridges
Date Born: Sunday 4 December 1949
Description: Actor,USA
Summary: He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Otis "Bad" Blake in the 2009 movie Crazy Heart.

Jeff Carson
Date Born: Monday 16 December 1963
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

Jeff Conway
Date Born: Thursday 5 October 1950
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: An American actor, best known for his roles in the movie Grease, and the US TV series Taxi and Babylon 5.

Jeff Daniels
Date Born: Saturday 19 February 1955
Description: Actor, Playwright, USA
Summary: Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Chelsea, Michigan, where his father, Robert Lee Daniels, ran a local lumber yard. NPA

Jeff Goldblum
Date Born: Wednesday 22 October 1952
Description: Actor,USA
Summary: For several years, Goldblum was the voice for most U.S. Apple commercials, including advertisements for the iMac and iBook. He also voices some U.S. Toyota commercials as well as Procter & Gamble's facial cream line.

Jeff Hanna
Date Born: Monday 11 August 1947
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: In 1990 as a foursome of Hanna, Fadden, Ibbotson and Carpenter, the band again toured the former Soviet Union.

Jeff Hanneman
Date Born: Friday 31 January 1964
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: The guitarist was with Slayer from its founding in 1981. Its breakthrough came five years later with the release of "Reign in Blood," an album that included two songs -- "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood" -- co-written by Hanneman.

Jeff Irwin
Date Born: Monday 12 September 1977
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, USA
Summary: By the time he reached high school, he formed his first band, coyly named The Mafia.

Jeff Lang
Date Born: Sunday 9 November 1969
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
Summary: A leading performer in the Australian roots style, which incorporates primarily folk, blues and rock, his music is heavily influenced by the folk music of the southern United States as well as from the British Isles.

Jeff Lorber
Date Born: Tuesday 4 November 1952
Description: Keyboardist, USA
Summary: Forming his own jazz band "The Jeff Lorber Fusion" and released his debut album under the groups name in 1977.

Jeff Lynne
Date Born: Tuesday 30 December 1947
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer, Guitarist, UK
Summary: Formed in 1971. Comprising of Ron Wood, Bev Bevan,Rick Price and Jeff Lynn with many changes with Lynn joining as well and later taking control.

Jeff Neighbor
Date Born: Thursday 19 March 1942
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Neighbor took the place of David Garthwaithe in 1970

Jeff Porcaro
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1954
Description: Drummer
Summary: When he left high school during his senior year to accompany Sonny and Cher in Las Vegas Jeff has toured and recorded with Seals and Crofts, Boz Scaggs, and Steely Dan.

Jeff Ward
Date Born: Wednesday 28 November 1962
Description: Drummer
Summary: He provided vocals for the 1000 Homo DJs song "Hey Asshole" where he impersonated a cop.

Jeffrey Hammond
Date Born: Tuesday 30 July 1946
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: Hammond replaced Glenn Cornick in "JETHRO TULL" in 1971. YOUTUBE: Off the 1968 debut album, This Was.

Jeffrey Lee Pierce
Date Born: Friday 27 June 1958
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: His persona type of theatrical frontman modeled in part on Bryan Ferry and Marc Bolan—that would become the essential elements of Gun Club.

Jelly Roll Morton
Date Born: Monday 20 October 1890
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: Morton had learned the drums when he was very young, harmonica and guitar but piano was to be his ultmate instrument.

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.

Jennette Mccurdy
Date Born: Friday 26 June 1992
Description: Musician, Actress, USA
Summary: McCurdy started her acting career in 2000 at the age of eight on MADtv. Since then she appeared in television series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Malcolm in the Middle, Lincoln Heights, Will & Grace

Jenni Rivera
Date Born: Wednesday 2 July 1969
Description: Singer-songwriter, actress, television producer, and entrepreneur, USA
Summary: Rivera, a Mexican American, was born in Long Beach, California to parents Pedro Rivera and Rosa Saavedra, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico

Jennifer Aniston
Date Born: Tuesday 11 February 1969
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She is the daughter of the Greek-American actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow.

Jennifer Hanson
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1973
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Hanson has also written singles for other artists, including "Leave the Pieces" for The Wreckers, and "A Different World" for Bucky Covington.

Jennifer Hudson
Date Born: Saturday 12 September 1981
Description: Vocalist, Actress
Summary: At 25 years old, Hudson became the eighth-youngest winner of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

Jennifer Jones
Date Born: Sunday 2 March 1919
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Jones was born to Phillip R. Isley and Flora Mae Suber, who toured the Midwest in a traveling tent show they owned and operated. Jones attended Monte Cassino Junior College in Tulsa and Northwestern. University

Jennifer Lopez
Date Born: Friday 24 July 1970
Description: Actress, Singer, Composer, Record producer, USA
Summary: Jennifer Lopez was born to Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe Rodríguez, a kindergarten teacher, and David Lopez, a computer specialist.

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Date Born: Wednesday 21 February 1979
Description: Vocalist, Compsoer, Actress - 2005
Summary: Hewitt was born to Patricia Mae a speech language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician.

Jennifer Nettles
Date Born: Thursday 12 September 1974
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Summary: In 1999, she formed the Jennifer Nettles Band, with whom she released three studio albums and two live albums.

Jennifer Tilly
Date Born: Tuesday 16 September 1958
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a hopelessly bad actress in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway (1994).

Jennifer Warnes
Date Born: Monday 3 March 1947
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Her desire and ability to sing came early and at age seven she was offered her first recording contract which her father turned down.

Jenny Berggren
Date Born: Friday 19 May 1972
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Sweden
Summary: Jenny composed several songs for the band's The Bridge album, including "Ravine", a song about the April 27 attack, as well as "Wave Wet Sand"

Jenny Lewis
Date Born: Thursday 8 January 1976
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Actress, USA
Summary: Lewis went on to appear in over a dozen teen-themed movies, such as Troop Beverly Hills, in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Jenny Morris
Date Born: Saturday 29 September 1956
Description: Songwriter, singer
Summary: Jenny began with the band "The Crocodiles", who scored a hit with "Tears". Re-locating to Sydney, Australia in February 1981, she was a backing vocalist for various groups and formed a trio, QED, in 1983.

Jeordie White
Date Born: Sunday 20 June 1971
Description: Vocals, Guitarist, USA
Summary: He is also the long-time bassist/guitarist for Marilyn Manson. He has also contributed to some of the Desert Sessions recordings.

Jeremy Clyde
Date Born: Saturday 22 March 1941
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: The son of Lady Elizabeth Wellesley, he made his first public appearance as a pageboy at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 1953.

Jeremy Irons
Date Born: Sunday 19 September 1948
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: A tall elegant actor, sometimes thought of as a thinking woman's sex symbol, for his lean good looks, air of faintly brooding melancholy and eloquent articulation. In Australia, bizarrely, he played in a version of The Wild Duck (d. Henri Safran, 1983); in the US, he won an Oscar as Claus von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune (US, d. Barbet Schroeder, 1990)

Jeremy Spencer
Date Born: Sunday 4 July 1948
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: Spencer became the first member of Fleetwood Mac to release a solo album, simply titled Jeremy Spencer, in 1970.

Jermaine Jackson
Date Born: Saturday 11 December 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Memberof the talented ’Jackson 5’ later changing their name to ’The Jacksons’.

Jermaine Stewart
Date Born: Saturday 7 September 1957
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Pianist
Summary: Singer of soul, Stewart was a pianist and dancer member of ’Shalamar’ in the eighties.

Jerome Kern
Date Born: Tuesday 27 January 1885
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
Summary: Jerome Kern was born to Fanny and Henry Kern, both German Jews. They named him Jerome because they lived near Jerome Park, a favorite place of theirs.

Jerry Wesley Smith
Date Born: Friday 7 June 1940
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Bassist
Summary: One of Adelaide’s finest musicians admired and liked by his fellow musicians.

Jerry Adler
Date Born: Wednesday 30 October 1918
Description: Harminica player, USA
Summary: He taught actors how to pretend to play the instrument convincingly where their on screen performances required.

Jerry Allison
Date Born: Thursday 31 August 1939
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Allison helped to compose the music for some of the famous songs, notably "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sueinstruments, or came up with whatever inventive beat tha".

Jerry Blake
Date Born: Thursday 23 January 1908
Description: Saxophonist, clarinetist. USA
Summary: He played violin before switching to reeds.

Jerry Bock
Date Born: Friday 23 November 1928
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: The composer of the Broadway successes Fiddler on the Roof, Mr. Wonderful and Fiorello!

Jerry Burke
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1911
Description: Organist, USA
Summary: He played the organ and piano for the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1934 to 1965.

Jerry Butler
Date Born: Friday 8 December 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: American soul singer and songwriter. He is also noted as being the original lead singer of the R&B vocal group, The Impressions, as well as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

Jerry Byrd
Date Born: Tuesday 9 March 1920
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: His 1950's records can be found in used vinyl stores, on eBay, on cassette from the Steel Guitar Forum, or from Scotty's Music.

Jerry Clower
Date Born: Tuesday 28 September 1926
Description: Comedian, USA
Summary: JERRY CLOWER FOM YAZOO CITY. The record sold well over 7000 copies and had no previous advertising.

Jerry Dammers
Date Born: Sunday 22 May 1955
Description: Keyboardist, UK
Summary: The founder and keyboard player of the Coventry, England-based ska band The Specials.

Jerry Donahue
Date Born: Tuesday 24 September 1946
Description: Guitarist, producer
Summary: Around 1997, Fender made a Jerry Donahue signature.Stratocaster.Donahue was born in New York, the son of big band saxophonist Sam Donahue and actress Patricia Donahue and grew up in Los Angeles.

Jerry Edmonton
Date Born: Thursday 24 October 1946
Description: Drummer, Canada
Summary: Steppenwolf is a Canadian hard rock group that was prominent in the late 1960s. The group was formed in 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, guitarist Michael Monarch, bassist Rushton Moreve, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton after the dissolution of its predecessor, The Sparrows.

Jerry Garcia
Date Born: Friday 8 January 1943
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Jerry Garcia's ancestry was Galician Spanish, Irish, and Swedish.

Jerry Goldsmith
Date Born: Sunday 10 February 1929
Description: Composer and Conductor, USA
Summary: In 1997, he composed a new theme for the Universal Studios opening logo, first heard in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997.

Jerry Herman
Date Born: Friday 10 July 1931
Description: Pianist, Composer, Lyricist, USA
Summary: Many of Jerry Herman's show tunes have become pop standards. His most famous composition, "Hello, Dolly!".

Jerry Hyman
Date Born: Monday 19 May 1947
Description: Trombonist, USA
Summary: Hyman joined the group in 1968 leaving in 1970.

Jerry Jeff Walker
Date Born: Monday 16 March 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: "Mr. Bojangles" (written by Walker) is perhaps his most well-known and most-often covered song.

Jerry Lawson
Date Born: Sunday 23 January 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: A member of 'THE PERSUASIONS' and leader of the quintet a cappella group for nearly 40 years.

Jerry Lee Lewis
Date Born: Sunday 29 September 1935
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
Summary: "The Killer", a nickname he's had since childhood, is known for his forceful voice and piano production on stage, he was described by fellow artist Roy Orbison as the best raw performer in the history of rock and roll music. In 1986, Lewis was part of the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Jerry Leiber
Date Born: Tuesday 25 April 1933
Description: Composer, Producer, USA
Summary: Leiber and Stoller went into the record business and, focusing on the "girl group" sound, released some of the greatest classics of the Brill Building period.

Jerry Lewis
Date Born: Monday 16 March 1925
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Comedian, Director, USA
Summary: He was born Jerome Levitch in Newark, New Jersey, to Russian Jewish parents.Part comedy team mainly in the fifties with Dean Martin.

Jerry Lordan
Date Born: Monday 30 April 1934
Description: Vocalist, Composer , UK
Summary: As a child he taught himself to play piano and guitar. "Apache" is the number for which Jerry will always be best remembered although he wrote many more instrumentals for the Shadows- including "Wonderful Land" and "Diamonds" for Jet Harris & Tony Meehan- both of them number #1s.

Jerry Mathers
Date Born: Wednesday 2 June 1948
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Mathers began his career at the age of 2 when he appeared as a child model for a department store ad. Soon after, he starred in a commercial for PET Milk opposite vaudeville comedian Ed Wynn.

Jerry Nolan
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1945
Description: Drummer , USA
Summary: An American rock drummer, best known for his work with The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers

Jerry Penrod
Date Born: Wednesday 25 September 1946
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Jerry "The Bear" Penrod came into the band after the band relocated to Los Angeles in 1966.

Jerry Reed
Date Born: Saturday 20 March 1937
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Recorded first at the age of 18 for Capitol Records.Reed mainly known for his guitar picking, mainly country music.

Jerry Ricks
Date Born: Wednesday 22 May 1940
Description: Guitarist , USA
Summary: He began playing trumpet as a child, he started playing guitar in local coffee shops

Jerry Seinfeld
Date Born: Thursday 29 April 1954
Description: Television, stand-up, film, USA
Summary: Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Kalman, was of Galician Jewish background and owned a sign-making company.

Jerry Shirley
Date Born: Monday 4 February 1952
Description: Drummer
Summary: Jerry Shirley (born 4 February 1952, Waltham Cross, London) An English rock drummer, best known for his work with the bands, Humble Pie.

Jerry Springer
Date Born: Sunday 13 February 1944
Description: Talk show host
Summary: A former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio; musician; television personality

Jerry Stiller
Date Born: Wednesday 8 June 1927
Description: Actor. Comedian, USA
Summary: He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife Anne Meara. Stiller and Meara are the parents of actor Ben Stiller

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

Jerry Wexler
Date Born: Wednesday 10 January 1917
Description: Record producer, USA
Summary: In Ray, the biopic of Ray Charles, Jerry Wexler is portrayed by Richard Schiff.

Jesse Colin Young
Date Born: Saturday 22 November 1941
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: His career began in 1960s Greenwich Village and he released two solo albums before forming The Youngbloods.

Jesse Stone
Date Born: Saturday 16 November 1901
Description: Composer, USA

Jessi Alexander
Date Born: Thursday 18 November 1976
Description: Vocalist, US
Summary: Alexander co-wrote Miley Cyrus' single, "The Climb," for the 2009 film Hannah Montana: The Movie.

Jessi Colter
Date Born: Tuesday 25 May 1943
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Her mother was a Pentecostal preacher and her father was a racecar driver.

Jessica Alba
Date Born: Tuesday 28 April 1981
Description: American model, television and film actress.
Summary: Jessica Alba and her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, when she was an infant. Three years later, her Air Force father brought the family back to California

Jessica Andrews
Date Born: Thursday 29 December 1983
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The song "Who I Am" also earned Andrews a Top New Female Vocalist award from the Academy of Country Music, while the album itself received RIAA gold certification for sales of 500,000 copies

Jessica Biel
Date Born: Wednesday 3 March 1982
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Jessica Biel, with her striking good looks and wide range of talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. Her television series acting debut on the WB's #1-rated show, "7th Heaven" (1996), has helped her emerge as a breakout star.

Jessica Lange
Date Born: Wednesday 20 April 1949
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Known for the role of the late country singer Patsy Cline in the film ’SWEAT DREAMS’ - 1985

Jessica Lucas
Date Born: Tuesday 24 September 1985
Description: Actress, Canada
Summary: A Canadian actress. She is perhaps known for her roles in television, such as, Melrose Place and Edgemont, and in the movies, She's the Man and Cloverfield.

Jessica Marais
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1985
Description: Actress, Australia
Summary: Born in South Africa, Marais and her family lived in Canada and New Zealand before relocating to Perth, Western Australia, when she was nine.

Jessica Mauboy
Date Born: Friday 4 August 1989
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
Summary: Her double platinum debut single, "Running Back" featuring Flo Rida, won the 2009 ARIA Music Award for "Highest Selling Single".

Jessica Rowe
Date Born: Monday 22 June 1970
Description: News presenter, Australia
Summary: Rowe attended Sydney Girls High School in Sydney, and completed a Communications degree at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.

Jessica Simpson
Date Born: Thursday 10 July 1980
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actress, USA
Summary: Simpson was born in Abilene, Texas, the daughter of Tina and Joe Truett Simpson, who was a minister and psychologist. She began singing at her local Baptist church.

Jessica Tandy
Date Born: Monday 7 June 1909
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Tandy, the last of three children, was born to mother, Jessie Helen, was the head of a school for mentally handicapped children, and her father, Harry Tandy, was a travelling salesman.

Jessie Baylin
Date Born: Wednesday 4 April 1984
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Jessie's first album, "You" was an intimate, stylish amalgam of pop, jazz, blues, Western swing, and other rootsy styles.

Jessie Belvin
Date Born: Friday 15 December 1933
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: His composition "Earth Angel", eventually co-credited to Belvin and Hollywood Flames singers Curtis Williams and Gaynel Hodge after a legal dispute.

Jessie Hill
Date Born: Friday 9 December 1932
Description: Vocalist, Composer of song, USA
Summary: Hill is mainly known as the writer of the rock song ’OOH BOOP PAH DOO’ in which he himself charted with in the year of 1960.

Jessie J
Date Born: Sunday 27 March 1988
Description: Singer, Songwriter, UK

Jessie J
Date Born: Sunday 27 March 1988
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Jessie J was born Jessica Ellen Cornish in Chadwell Heath, London.

Jet Harris
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1939
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: He learned to play clarinet as a teenager, he made his own four string double bass to play in a jazz group.

Date Born: Thursday 23 May 1974
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: She has received three Grammy Award nominations and has sold 27 million albums worldwide.

Jewel "sammi" Smith
Date Born: Sunday 5 September 1943
Description: Singer, songwriter
Summary: "Help Me Make It Through the Night" was Sammi Smith's career hit and the one that made her famous.

Jewel Akens
Date Born: Thursday 12 September 1940
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: An American singer and record producer. Aken had only one hit in Australia.A number of his recordings featured Eddie Cochran on guitar. He later went solo and recorded "The Birds And The Bees" in 1965, on the Era Records label.

Jill Clayburgh
Date Born: Sunday 30 April 1944
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Born into a theatrical production secretary for David Merrick, and Albert Henry "Bill" Clayburgh, a manufacturing executive. Clayburgh's family was Jewish and upper class, she was raised in a "fashionable" neighborhood in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Jill Corey
Date Born: Monday 30 September 1935
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Jill Corey became the youngest star ever at the Copacabana nightclub, and had numerous hit records.

Jill Eikenberry
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1947
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: An Obie Award, been nominated five times for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globes, winning one, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2011.

Jill Gibson
Date Born: Thursday 18 June 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Jill Gibson was studying at University High School in Los Angeles, California when she met Jan Berry of Jan & Dean fame in 1959. Gibson and Berry wrote over a dozen songs and through Berry, Gibson began to get more involved with the music scene.

Jill Ireland
Date Born: Friday 24 April 1936
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: Born in London, England, Ireland was best known for her many films with her second husband, Charles Bronson, in the 1970s, and for her portrayal of Leila Kalomi in the Star Trek episode "This Side of Paradise".

Jill Scott
Date Born: Tuesday 4 April 1972
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Jill Scott's career began as a spoken word artist with live poetry readings.

Jill St John
Date Born: Monday 19 August 1940
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She is also the author of The Jill St. John Cookbook (1987).

Jim Backus
Date Born: Tuesday 25 February 1913
Description: Actor,Comedian, USA
Summary: Backus was a student at the Kentucky Military Institute, but was expelled for riding a horse through the mess hall. In 1952 he had a brief scene in Don't Bother To Knock with Marilyn Monroe.

Jim Bonfanti
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1939
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Bonfanti's music career began in 1965 when he saw The Beatles on Ed Sullivan.

Jim Cale
Date Born: Wednesday 11 August 1943
Description: Bassist, CA
Summary: Since 1978, he has toured and recorded with a number of line-ups using the Guess Who name, sometimes with other former members, but never former frontman, Burton Cummings.

Jim Capaldi
Date Born: Tuesday 8 February 1944
Description: Drummer, Composer, UK
Summary: He drummed with several famous singers and musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and George Harrison.

Jim Carl Black
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1938
Description: Vocalsit, Drummer, USA
Summary: He also worked as a guest vocalist with Muffin Men, a Frank Zappa tribute band based in Liverpool, England.

Jim Carrey
Date Born: Wednesday 17 January 1962
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
Summary: His first working job and getting paid was support act for singer Linda Ronstadt. He later dated Ronstadt for some time. P/E

Jim Clench
Date Born: Sunday 1 May 1949
Description: Bassist, CA
Summary: In 1978, Clench was asked to join Bachman Turner Overdrive to replace Randy Bachman.

Jim Corr
Date Born: Friday 31 July 1964
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Ireland
Summary: Corr plays acoustic and electric guitar as well as piano, keyboard, accordion and background vocals.

Jim Croce
Date Born: Sunday 10 January 1943
Description: Vocalist, Composer
Summary: Croce is paid tribute to in The Righteous Brothers song Rock And Roll Heaven.

Jim Dandy Mangrum
Date Born: Tuesday 30 March 1948
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Founder of southern rock group "Black Oak Arkansas" formed in 1965 in Black Oak, Arkansas.

Jim Diamond
Date Born: Monday 28 September 1953
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Summary: Over the past thirty years he has gone from lead singer of his own bands, to solo studio artist, to live performer and even writing for other artists.

Jim Dickinson
Date Born: Saturday 15 November 1941
Description: Record producer, pianist, and singer
Summary: In 2007 Dickinson played with the Memphis-based rock band, Snake Eyes.

Jim Ed Brown
Date Born: Sunday 1 April 1934
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In 1956, The Browns were signed by RCA, an association which would last until the group disbanded in 1967.

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.

Jim Gordon
Date Born: Saturday 14 July 1945
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Jim Gordon was one of the top session drummers in the '60s. After backing the Everly Brothers in 1963 at age 17, he went to California. Hal Blaine, king of session drummers, began to send Gordon his overflow work.

Jim Henson
Date Born: Thursday 24 September 1936
Description: Puppeteer, Director, USA
Summary: Henson used his talents towards the children of the world with people such as Frank Oz with The Sesame street TV Shows.

Jim Hermel
Date Born: Sunday 30 December 1945
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Jim is a great vocalist and a brilliant musician. His stage act comprises the combination of vocals, lead guitar, and a wailing blues harmonica.

Jim Keays
Date Born: Monday 9 September 1946
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Lead singer of Australia's "Masters Apprentices", one of Australia's prominent groups during the sixties

Jim Keltner
Date Born: Monday 27 April 1942
Description: Drummer - USA
Summary: He and Starr were the drummers on the Concert for Bangladesh, rock music's first charity benefit, initiated by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, in August 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Jim King
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1942
Description: Saxophonist, Harmonica, Vocalist
Summary: King formed the Farinas, a blues based rock and roll group, with guitarist Charlie Whitney in Leicester in 1962.

Jim Lea
Date Born: Saturday 14 June 1952
Description: Bassist, Keyboardist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: He first played guitar, and then bass, in the schoolboy group 'Nick and The Axemen', then went for auditions for a local band, 'The N'Betweens'.

Jim Lowe
Date Born: Saturday 7 May 1927
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: He retired in 2004 at the age of 77, and lives in New Jersey.

Jim Marshall
Date Born: Friday 29 June 1923
Description: Drummer, Business man.UK
Summary: 1987 marked the celebration of Jim's 50 years in music and 25 years in amplification, and was the catalyst for the introduction of the "Silver Jubilee" range of 50 and 100 Watt amplifiers, looking stunning in their chrome and silver vinyl and which became one of Jim's personal favourite models.

Jim Martin
Date Born: Friday 21 July 1961
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Martin was fired (by fax apparently) by the band on November 30, 1993, after seeing the rehearsals and compositions were not getting better.

Jim Mccann
Date Born: Thursday 26 October 1944
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Ireland
Summary: McCann subsequently performed alongside Kelly in the original cast of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1973, in the role of Peter.

Jim Mccartney
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1902
Description: The McCartney Family.
Summary: Mary met her future husband during an air raid on Liverpool in 1940, when Jim was 38 years old, and had settled into what his friends thought was, "a confirmed bachelorhood." Mary had been too career-conscious to think of marriage and, at 31-years-old, was thought of as a spinster.

Jim Mccarty
Date Born: Sunday 25 July 1943
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, UK
Summary: During the sixties with the English invasion The Yardbirds were one of the better known bands at the time. The group toured Australia during the late sixties.

Jim Messina
Date Born: Friday 5 December 1947
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Summary: Messina and Richie Furay, another Buffalo Springfield member, formed Poco after Buffalo Springfield broke up. Messina played lead guitar and supplied vocals and some songwriting to the band. After recording two studio albums and one live album, he left Poco.

Jim Moginie
Date Born: Friday 18 May 1956
Description: Keyboardist, Australia
Summary: He is best known for his work with "Midnight Oil"

Jim Morrison
Date Born: Wednesday 8 December 1943
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Morrison was born in Melbourne, Florida, to future Admiral George Stephen Morrison and Clara Clarke Morrison. Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin.

Jim Nabors
Date Born: Sunday 12 June 1932
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
Summary: Born to Fred and Mavis Nabors.He is best known for his portrayal of the good-hearted but naïve Gomer Pyle on two highly successful 1960s.

Jim Pons
Date Born: Sunday 14 March 1943
Description: Bassist, Singer, US
Summary: A bass guitarist and singer for several 1960s rock bands, including The Leaves, The Turtles, and The Mothers of Invention.

Jim Reeves
Date Born: Monday 20 August 1923
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He was elected posthumously to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967, and in 1998 he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas, where the Jim Reeves Memorial is located.

Jim Rodford
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1941
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: He played with The Kinks, The Swinging Blue Jeans and was a founding member of Argent.

Jim Sharman
Date Born: Friday 2 March 1945
Description: Director and Writer, Australia
Summary: The son of boxing tent entrepreneur Jimmy Sharman, is a director and writer for film and stage with over 70 productions to his credit.

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

Jim Sohns
Date Born: Tuesday 23 August 1949
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: By mid 1967, the only original member remaining was vocalist Jim Sohns, who, through simple default, inherited the band's name and legacy.

Jim Stafford
Date Born: Sunday 16 January 1944
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
Summary: He co-hosted “Those Amazing Animals” with Burgess Meredith and Priscilla Presley, and also hosted 56 episodes of “Nashville on the Road”

Jim Stewart - Stax Records
Date Born: Tuesday 29 July 1930
Description: Violinist, Record producer, USA
Summary: Stewart was a part time fiddle player who moved to Memphis, Tennessee and joined a local country music group called the Canyon Cowboys. YOUTUBE: Lincoln Center's Out of Doors summer series concluded with it's tribute to one of the most prolific record labels that give the world its own unique blend of soul, blues, gospel, comedy, and deep roots music. Stax Records was formed by the brother and sister team of Estelle Axton and Jim Stewart, a country and western fiddler.

Jim Thackery
Date Born: Tuesday 19 May 1953
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist. USA
Summary: He went solo in 1987 and now works as 'Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers'.

Jim Wakley
Date Born: Monday 16 February 1914
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he released records, appeared in several B-Western movies with most of the major studios, appeared on radio and television and even had his own series of comic books.

Jim Webb
Date Born: Monday 5 August 1946
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Producer
Summary: Jimmy Webb was born to Robert Lee Webb, a Baptist minister and former member of the United States Marine Corps who presided over rural churches in southwestern Oklahoma and west Texas. With his mother's encouragement, Webb learned piano and organ and by the age of 12 was playing in the choir of his father's churches.

Jim White
Date Born: Sunday 10 March 1957
Description: Vocalist, guitarist, USA
Summary: White was influenced in his childhood by gospel music.

Date Born: Monday 24 January 1966
Description: Comedian, Actor, Australia
Summary: Jimeoin McKeown is an English-born actor and stand up comedian who grew up in Portstewart, Northern Ireland.

Jimi Hendrix
Date Born: Friday 27 November 1942
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Summary: Hendrix often favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble and helped develop the previously undesirable technique of guitar feedback. P/E

Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Date Born: Sunday 6 May 1945
Description: Vocalsit, Composer, Actor, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Gilmore is a native of the Texas Panhandle, having been born in Tulia, Texas and raised in Lubbock, Texas.

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.

Jimmie Henderson
Date Born: Thursday 20 May 1954
Description: Guitarist,USA
Summary: James Henderson on guitar entered the band in 1975 and left the band in 1979.

Jimmie Logsdon
Date Born: Saturday 1 April 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: A popular country and rockabilly singer, songwriter and radio and TV personality in the 1950s and '60s.

Jimmie Rodgers
Date Born: Monday 18 September 1933
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist,USA
Summary: Jimmie Rodgers whose successful pop career was cut short by Spasmodic Dysphonia, a vocal disorder that affects the nerves and muscles that control the larynx.

Jimmie Rodgers - (pop Singer)
Date Born: Monday 18 September 1933
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He played guitar and piano forming a band while serving time in the U.S. Air Force.

Jimmie Rogers - Country
Date Born: Wednesday 8 September 1897
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter, USA
Summary: Rodgers was also known as "The Singing Brakeman", "The Blue Yodeler", and "The Father of Country Music". On May 26, 1933, Jimmie Rodgers (The Father Of Country Music) died in Nw York at the Taft Hotel at the age of 35 from a long battle with tuberculosis. This occurred just two days after completing what was his final recording session for Victor Records.

Jimmie Vaughan
Date Born: Tuesday 20 March 1951
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player Magazine notes, "He is a living legend."

Jimmy Barnes
Date Born: Saturday 28 April 1956
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Barnes arrived in Adelaide, South Australia with his family on 7 January 1961 and they eventually settled in Elizabeth. Shortly afterward, Barnes' parents divorced. His mother Dorothy soon remarried, to a clerk named Reg Barnes.

Jimmy Blanton
Date Born: Saturday 5 October 1918
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Jimmy Blanton played in the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Jimmy Blythe
Date Born: Monday 20 May 1901
Description: Pianist, Composer , USA
Summary: An influential American jazz and boogie woogie pianist.

Jimmy Boyd
Date Born: Monday 9 January 1939
Description: Singer, Actor, USA
Summary: He recorded the song I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus for Columbia Records, when he was 12 years and 11 months old.

Jimmy Buffett
Date Born: Wednesday 25 December 1946
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: Born to James Delaney "J.D." Buffett Jr. and Mary Loraine "Peets" Buffett in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Buffett spent part of his childhood in Mobile, Alabama.P/E

Jimmy Castor
Date Born: Monday 23 June 1947
Description: Vocalist, Arranger, Composer, USA
Summary: Castor played on the - "Dave Baby Cortez" hit "RINKY DINK" becoming a world wide hit.

Jimmy Clanton
Date Born: Monday 2 September 1940
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: One of the few white singers to come out of the New Orleans

Jimmy Cliff
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1940
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Jamaica
Summary: Cliff also appeared as Jamaican musician and revolutionary Ernest Reed in the 1986 comedy Club Paradise, co-starring with Robin Williams and Peter O'Toole.

Jimmy Cobb
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1929
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Cobb is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians today. He leads his own band (Jimmy Cobb's Mob) in New York City.

Jimmy Davis
Date Born: Monday 11 September 1899
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: A number of his songs were used as part of motion picture soundtracks, and Davis himself appeared in half a dozen films, one with the popular entertainers Ozzie and Harriet.

Jimmy Dawkins
Date Born: Saturday 24 October 1936
Description: Guitar, vocals, USA
Summary: Jimmy Dawkins was a Chicago blues great who earned the somewhat ironic nickname of “Fast Fingers” in that his performances were generally more deliberate and less flashy than that name might convey.

Jimmy Dean
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1928
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He first rose to fame for his country crossover hits like "Big Bad John," and for his television appearances.

Jimmy Degrasso
Date Born: Friday 13 September 2019
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: He is a highly sought after session player and drummer.

Jimmy Dorsey
Date Born: Monday 29 February 1904
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, USA
Summary: Jimmy Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a music teacher and older brother of Tommy Dorsey who also became a prominent musician. P/E

Jimmy Durante
Date Born: Friday 10 February 1893
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Comedian, pianist, USA
Summary: Durante became a vaudeville star and radio attraction by the mid-1920s, with a music and comedy trio called Clayton, Jackson and Durante.

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.

Jimmy Giuffre
Date Born: Tuesday 26 April 1921
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Formed 1950’s trio playing in the cool era of jazz music were one of the best jazz trio’s around.

Jimmy Griffin
Date Born: Tuesday 10 August 1943
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: His first album, Summer Holiday, was released in 1963. YOUTUBE: Songwriting duo, Jimmy Griffin and Robb Royer, perform their song, "Just Say When" for a New Years Eve audience on "Nashville Now".

Jimmy Hayes
Date Born: Friday 12 November 1943
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The Persuasions are considered by many to be the benchmark of a cappella, with groups.

Jimmy Hodder
Date Born: Wednesday 17 December 1947
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Hodder left the group in 1974 and was replaced by Jeff Porcarro.

Jimmy Holiday
Date Born: Tuesday 24 July 1934
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Hloliday first came to prominence in 1963 with the self-penned "How Can I Forget". NP

Jimmy Ibbotson
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1947
Description: Keyboardist, USA
Summary: Jimmy Ibbotson - guitar, bass, mandolin, piano, accordion, drums, flute and vocals (1968-1975 & 1982-2004)

Jimmy James
Date Born: Friday 13 September 1940
Description: Vocalist, Jamaica
Summary: James regularly performs around the UK with former Foundations frontman, Clem Curtis.

Jimmy Johnson
Date Born: Thursday 4 February 1943
Description: Record producer or guitarist.
Summary: He has performed with Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin, and engineered The Rolling Stones' album, Sticky Fingers.

Jimmy Johnson (blues Guitarist)
Date Born: Sunday 25 November 1928
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: In his younger years he played piano and sang in gospel groups. He and his family moved to Chicago in 1950, where he worked as a welder and played guitar in his spare time.

Jimmy Jones - Pianist
Date Born: Monday 30 December 1918
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: Jones recorded throughout the 1950s with many noted singers.

Jimmy Jones - Usa
Date Born: Wednesday 2 June 1937
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: African American, singer/songwriter who moved to New York City while a teenager.

Jimmy Keyes
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1930
Description: Vocalist
Summary: The Chords were "discovered" singing in a subway station and landed a contract with Atlantic records in 1954.

Jimmy Liggins
Date Born: Saturday 14 October 1922
Description: Guitarist, US
Summary: Jimmy Liggins started his own recording career as a singer, guitarist, and leader of the 'Drops of Joy'

Jimmy Little
Date Born: Monday 1 March 1937
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia.
Summary: Jimmy, a well liked singer of Aboriginal decent was one of the first of his people to tackle the stage and television in it’s infancy including acting.

Jimmy Lovine
Date Born: Wednesday 11 March 1953
Description: Record Producer, USA
Summary: Lovine has produced artist such as Steviw Nix, Buce Springsteen, Tom Petty, U2, The Pretenders etc.

Jimmy Mccracklin
Date Born: Saturday 13 August 1921
Description: Pianist, Vocalist, Songwriter, Composer, USA
Summary: He has played at the legendary San Francisco Blues Festival in 1973, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984 and 2007.His style contains West Coast blues, Jump blues, and R&B.

Jimmy Mcculloch
Date Born: Monday 13 April 1953
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN - an original member in 1969 The group broke up the same year.

Jimmy Mcpartland
Date Born: Friday 15 March 1907
Description: Cornetist, USA
Summary: Jimmy was a member of the legendary "Austin High Gang" in the 1920s that included. YOUTUBE: At the jazzband ball - Jimmy McPartland 1975

Jimmy Miller
Date Born: Monday 23 March 1942
Description: Record Producer, USA
Summary: Jimmy Miller will always be most famous for his work with several top British rock groups of the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Jimmy Miller discovered Doug Fieger of THE KNACK?

Jimmy Nicol
Date Born: Thursday 3 August 1939
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: For a short time, Nicol also worked as a drum repairer for (UK) musical instrument distributor Boosey & Hawkes

Jimmy Osmond
Date Born: Tuesday 16 April 1963
Description: Vocalist , Actor
Summary: He hit the charts world wide wit the song 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' in 1972.

Jimmy Page
Date Born: Friday 5 January 1945
Description: Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer, UK
Summary: Page was born in the suburb of Heston, which today forms part of the London Borough of Hounslow. His father was an industrial personnel manager and his mother was a doctor's secretary. In 1952 they moved to Miles Road, Epsom.

Jimmy Reed
Date Born: Sunday 6 September 1925
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
Summary: His career began in Chicago during the late forties.

Jimmy Ricks
Date Born: Wednesday 6 August 1924
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The Ravens were one of the first "Doo Wop" groups during World War II and also one of the first to join the rock and roll ranks.

Jimmy Rogers - Blues Guitarist
Date Born: Tuesday 3 June 1924
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Jimmy Rogers was born James A. Lane in Ruleville, Mississippi on June 3, 1924 and was raised in Atlanta and Memphis.

Jimmy Rushing
Date Born: Saturday 26 September 1903
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Count Basie claimed that Rushing "never had an equal" as a blues vocalist.

Jimmy Savile
Date Born: Sunday 31 October 1926
Description: Disc jockey,Ttelevision presenter, UK
Summary: Savile started his radio career working as a Radio Luxembourg DJ from 1958 to 1967. Among his programmes was the Teen and Twenty Disc Club

Jimmy Silva
Date Born: Saturday 31 May 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Singer,songwriter - Membered "The Empty Set" in the sixties and also "Jimmy Silva and The Goats".

Jimmy Smith
Date Born: Tuesday 8 December 1925
Description: Pianist, Oganist, USA
Summary: Smith played in the mid fifties on the electric organ introducing it to jazz.

Jimmy Springs
Date Born: Tuesday 5 September 1911
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, USA
Summary: Jimmy Springs, who was lead singer of the Red Caps for three decades. The Red Caps around 1968, ending a run that extended across a quarter century.

Jimmy Spruill
Date Born: Friday 1 June 1934
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Born into a sharecropping family in North Carolina.

Jimmy Tarbuck
Date Born: Tuesday 6 February 1940
Description: Comedians, Variety, Film, UK
Summary: His first television show was It's Tarbuck 65! on ITV in 1964.

Jimmy Van Heusen
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1913
Description: Pianst, Composer, USA
Summary: He also worked as a part time test pilot for Lockheed Corporation in World War II.

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

Jimmy Wyble
Date Born: Wednesday 25 January 1922
Description: Guitariist, USA
Summary: He played in the bands of Benny Goodman and Red Norvo; with Norvo he toured Australia backing Frank Sinatra.

Jj Cale
Date Born: Monday 5 December 1938
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: A Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and musician. Cale is one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound.

Jj Jackson
Date Born: Tuesday 8 April 1941
Description: Vocalist, Copmoser, USA
Summary: Jackson started out as a songwriter and arranger for Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Witherspoon, and the Shangri-Las, among others.

Jo Ann Campbell
Date Born: Wednesday 20 July 1938
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Campbell began attending music school at the age of four, and won many honors as a drum majorette at Fletcher High School.

Jo Ann Castle
Date Born: Sunday 3 September 1939
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: She was often referred to as "Queen of the Ragtime Pianists," and was seen as the younger version of star ragtime pianist Del Wood.

Jo Ann Kelly
Date Born: Wednesday 5 January 1944
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: After establishing a musical partnership with the British blues musician Tony McPhee, Kelly appeared on two McPhee compiled albums for Liberty Records.

Jo Anne Worley
Date Born: Monday 6 September 1937
Description: Comic, Actress, USA
Summary: In 1964, Worley was selected to appear as a stand-in on the original Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! One year later, she created her own nightclub act in Greenwich Village, where she was discovered by Merv Griffin in 1966.

Jo Dee Messina
Date Born: Tuesday 25 August 1970
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Messina was born Jo Dee Marie Messina in 1970.She was raised in Holliston, Massachusetts, by Vincent and Mary Messina, and had two sisters, Terese and Marianne, as well as a brother named Vincent.

Jo El Sonnier
Date Born: Wednesday 2 October 1946
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, USA
Summary: By age six, Sonnier had performed on the radio; at age eleven, he made his first recordings.

Jo Jones
Date Born: Wednesday 11 October 1911
Description: Drummer - USA
Summary: In 1985 Jones (later known as Papa Jo Jones) was the recipient of an American Jazz Masters fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jo Lustig
Date Born: Wednesday 21 October 1925
Description: Manager, UK
Summary: He became an apprentice music journalist, meeting up with Gloria Swanson and Mel Brooks.

Jo Stafford
Date Born: Monday 12 November 1917
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Stafford was born in Coalinga, California to Grover Cleveland Stafford and Anna York Stafford.

Joan Armatrading
Date Born: Saturday 9 December 1950
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter,Pianist and Guitarist.
Summary: In the early 1970s, Armatrading moved to London to perform in a repertory production of Hair.

Joan Baez
Date Born: Thursday 9 January 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Baez was born on Staten Island to Mexican and Scottish parents.

Joan Blondell
Date Born: Thursday 30 August 1906
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Blondell was seen in featured roles in two films released shortly before her death from leukemia, Grease (1978) and the remake of The Champ (1979).

Joan Caulfield
Date Born: Thursday 1 June 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Born while her family resided in East Orange, New Jersey, she moved to West Orange during childhood.During her teenage years, the family moved to New York City where Joan eventually attended Columbia University.

Joan Collins
Date Born: Tuesday 23 May 1933
Description: Actress UK
Summary: Collins was popular as a magazine pin-up in the UK throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, with cover appearances on titles such as Span and 66.

Joan Crawford
Date Born: Thursday 23 March 1905
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Crawford was born the third child of Tennessee born Thomas E. LeSueur and Anna Bell Johnson. Her older siblings were Daisy LeSueur, and Hal LeSueur.

Joan Cusack