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Al Kooper
Date Born: Saturday 5 February 1944
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: In 1960, he joined the songwriting team of Bob Brass and Irwin Levine, who wrote the hit, "This Diamond Ring", for Gary Lewis and the Playboys.

Alan Kendall
Date Born: Saturday 9 September 1944
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Alan Kendall was the repacement of Vince Melouney lead guitarist for the popular band, the Bee Gees.

Albert King
Date Born: Monday 23 April 1923
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Worked with the greats such as Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin etc.

Alexis Korner
Date Born: Thursday 19 April 1928
Description: Pianist, France
Summary: A major influence on the sound of the British music scene in the 1960s

Alfredo Kraus
Date Born: Thursday 24 November 1927
Description: Vocalist, Spainish
Summary: A distinguished Spanish tenor of partly Austrian descent, particularly known for the artistry he brought to opera's bel canto roles.

Alicia Keys
Date Born: Sunday 25 January 1981
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, Pianist, Cellist, Arranger, USA
Summary: Keys was born in a Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, in New York City, New York, the daughter and only child of Teresa "Terri" Augello, a paralegal and part-time actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant.

Alison Krauss
Date Born: Wednesday 23 June 1971
Description: Violinist, Vocalist, USA
Summary: Alison Krauss was born in Illinois, but was raised in Champaign, Illinois. She began studying classical violin at five years old but soon switched to bluegrass.

Allen Klein
Date Born: Friday 18 December 1931
Description: Businessman and record label executive. USA
Summary: "After Brian died we collapsed. Paul took over and supposedly led us." John Lennon, Lennon Remembers: The Rolling Stone Interviews, Jann Wenner, Popular Library 1971 - paperback, pg. 51

Amanda Keller
Date Born: Sunday 25 February 1962
Description: Australian journalist, radio and television presenter, and media personality.

Andre Kostelanetz
Date Born: Sunday 22 December 1901
Description: Conductor and arranger, USA
Summary: Orchestra Conductor, Arranger. He escaped Russia after the Revolution in the early 1920s.

Andy Kim
Date Born: Friday 5 December 1952
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Canada
Summary: He also co wrote 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies reaching no #1 in the U.S Charts.

Anne Kirkpatrick
Date Born: Friday 4 July 1952
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Pianist, Composer, Australia
Summary: The first born to country music icons Slim Dusty and Joy McKean. in 1952.

Antonie Kamerling
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1966
Description: Actor, Musician, Netherlands
Summary: Antonie Kamerling was still a law student when in 1990 he was cast in the then new Dutch soap opera Good Times, Bad Times.

Arthur Kane
Date Born: Thursday 3 February 1949
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Arthur Kane was a musician and librarian best known as the bassist for the pioneering glam punk band the New York Dolls.

Astrid Kirshherr
Date Born: Friday 20 May 1938
Description: Photographer, Germany
Summary: Her association with The Beatles and her photographs of The Beatles during their Hamburg days.

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

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

Basil Kirchin
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1927
Description: Drummer, Composer, UK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buster Keaton
Date Born: Friday 4 October 1895
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Keaton was born into a vaudeville family. His father was Joseph Hallie Keaton, a native of Vigo County, Indiana, known in the show business world as Joe Keaton. Joe Keaton owned a traveling show with Harry Houdini

Carol Kaye
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1930
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK
Summary: They were probably Britain's only serious rivals to the Beverley Sisters as a closely harmonising girl group. They had great popularity during the mid to late 1950s and were frequently seen on TV and in the charts.

Carol Kaye - Bass Guitarist
Date Born: Sunday 24 March 1935
Description: Bass guitarist, USA
Summary: Kaye's work also appears extensively on well-known television and film soundtracks from the 1960s and early 1970s. Kaye played bass on many of the Beach Boys hit recordings, including Good Vibrations, Help Me, Rhonda, Sloop John B and California Girls.

Carole King
Date Born: Monday 9 February 1942
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Born to a Jewish household, King started out playing the piano and then moved on to singing, forming a vocal quartet called "The Co-Sines".

Casey Kasem
Date Born: Wednesday 27 April 1932
Description: Disc Jockey, USA
Summary: Kasem, whose radio career started in the mid-1950s in Detroit at WJBK, developed his rock-trivia persona from his work as a disc jockey in the early 1960s at KYA in San Francisco and KEWB in Oakland, California.

Chaka Khan
Date Born: Monday 23 March 1953
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Born to Charles Stevens and Sandra Coleman. Her sister is dance music artist Taka Boom.

Chris Karan
Date Born: Friday 14 October 1949
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: He was a member of the Harry Stoneham group who did the Michael Parkinson shows on BBC TV accompanying many great artists.

Christine Keeler
Date Born: Sunday 22 February 1942
Description: Showgirls, UK
Summary: Her involvement with a British government minister discredited the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963, in what is known as the Profumo Affair.

Claude King
Date Born: Sunday 5 February 1933
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, Composer, USA
Summary: An American country music singer and songwriter best known for his million selling 1962 hit, "Wolverton Mountain". In 1981 King and his big 1962 hit was declared on August 7th "Wolverton Mountain Day".

Dana Key
Date Born: Wednesday 30 December 1953
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Key was a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key, the author of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Danny Kaye
Date Born: Saturday 18 January 1913
Description: Actor, Vocalist. Comedian, Dancer, USA
Summary: A celebrated American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His best known performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire nonsense songs. Kaye starred in 17 movies, notably The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Inspector General (1949), Hans Christian Andersen (1952), White Christmas (1954), and – perhaps his most accomplished performance – The Court Jester (1956).

Danny Kirwan
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1950
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Kirwan's first recorded work with the band was on the huge instrumental hit single "Albatross".

Dave Knights
Date Born: Thursday 28 June 1945
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: He played bass on the hit single "A Whiter Shade of Pale".

Dave Koz
Date Born: Wednesday 27 March 1963
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
Summary: From an early age, he and his sister took piano lessons insisted by his mother.

David Kersh
Date Born: Thursday 6 December 1979
Description: Vocalist
Summary: A contemporary singer who worked mainly in the Tevas dance cicuit's and ended up recording his first somg 'Goodnight Sweet Heart' and released in 1996.

Deborah Kerr
Date Born: Friday 30 September 1921
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: Deborah Kerr was appointed a Commander of the British Empire in 1998, but was unable to accept the honor in person due to ill health.

Diana Krall
Date Born: Monday 16 November 1964
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Canada
Summary: Her third, All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio (1996), was nominated for a Grammy and continued for 70 weeks in the Billboard jazz charts.

Diane Keaton
Date Born: Saturday 5 January 1946
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Keaton is the oldest of seven children. Her mother, Dorothy was a homemaker and amateur photographer, and her father, Jack Hall 1921–1990, was a real estate broker and civil engineer.

Don Kirshner
Date Born: Tuesday 17 April 1934
Description: Publisher and rock producer
Summary: Kirshner wrote his first song, and while carrying bags for Frankie Laine, tried to sell it to the popular star.

Don Knotts
Date Born: Monday 21 July 1924
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Born to William Jesse Knotts and his wife, Elsie L. Moore. His father’s family had been in the United States since the 17th century, originally settling in Maryland.

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.

Doug Kershaw
Date Born: Friday 24 January 1936
Description: Fiddle, Composer, USA
Summary: Kershaw was the seventh child born to a family that eventually included five boys and four girls. Raised in a home where Cajun French was spoken, he didn't learn English until the age of eight.

Earl King
Date Born: Wednesday 7 February 1934
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: A singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music.

Earl Klugh
Date Born: Wednesday 16 September 1953
Description: Pianist,Jazz guitarist.
Summary: Modern Guitar Magazine in its February 1, 2006 edition stated "Earl Klugh is considered by many to be one of the finest acoustic guitar players today."

Eartha Kitt
Date Born: Monday 17 January 1927
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA

Ed Kuepper
Date Born: Wednesday 25 April 1956
Description: Guitarist, Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Record producer, Australia
Summary: Kuepper was awarded ARIAs in 1993 and 1994 for Best Independent Australian Release (and nominated for similar awards in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998). He was probably Australia's most prolific recording artist in the early nineties.

Eddie Kendricks
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Original member of ’The Temptations’ one of the most enduring vocal groups.

Eddie Kirkland
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1923
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Kirkland fashioned his own style of playing open chords, and transformed the rough, porch style delta blues into the electric age by using his thumb, rather than a guitar pick.

Eden Kane
Date Born: Sunday 29 March 1942
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
Summary: Like Cliff Richard and Engelbert Humperdinck, Eden Kane was born in India, but returned to Britain as a child.

Edward Kid Ory
Date Born: Saturday 25 December 1886
Description: Trombonist, USA
Summary: One of the greatest players of the Trombone of his day in early Jazz.

Elie Kazan
Date Born: Tuesday 7 September 1909
Description: Director, Films, Producer, USA
Summary: One of the many greats during the forties to the late seventies.Kazan directed one of the Studio's brightest young talents, Marlon Brando, in the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire.

Enrich Wolfgang Korngold
Date Born: Sunday 29 May 1887
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: Korngold wrote his first orchestral score, the Schauspiel Ouverture when he was 14. YOUTUBE: Music composed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold .

Ernie Kovaks
Date Born: Thursday 23 January 1919
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Born to parents of Hungarian descent, Kovacs was influenced deeply by his Trenton Central High School drama teacher, Harold Van Kirk, and thus went to acting school after his 1937 graduation.

Evel Knievel
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1938
Description: Motor cycle stunt rider
Summary: Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel was born in Butte, Montana, in 1938, the first of two children born to Robert E. and Ann Kehoe "Zippy" Knievel.

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

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

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

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

Gabe Kaplan
Date Born: Saturday 31 March 1945
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He is best known for his role as Gabriel "Gabe" Kotter in the 1970s sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter, but he has become more visible in recent years in relation to the popularity of poker.

Gary Kemp
Date Born: Monday 17 October 1960
Description: Actor, musician, guitarist, songwriter, UK
Summary: Brother of Martin Kemp and both original members of the band SPANDAU BALLET in the Eighties.

Gene Kelly
Date Born: Friday 2 August 1912
Description: Musician, Actor, Dancer, USA
Summary: Gene was the third son of James Kelly, a phonograph salesman, and Harriet Curran, who were both children of Irish Roman Catholic immigrants.

Gene Kelton
Date Born: Friday 10 April 1953
Description: Singer-songwriter, guitarist
Summary: Kelton's songs are most notable for powerful guitar and lyrics that range from emotional to raunchy.

Gene Krupa
Date Born: Friday 15 January 1909
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Many consider Krupa to be one of the most influential drummers of his time in with regard to the development of the drum kit. He used Slingerland drums. But he had already made history in 1927 as the first kit drummer ever to record using a bass drum pedal.

Georg Kajanus
Date Born: Sunday 9 June 1946
Description: Composer, Voclist, Norwegian
Summary: Kajanus composed the music with Henry Marsh for the British TV series, 'The Kid' (1986).

Gershon Kingsley
Date Born: Saturday 28 October 1922
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: He led "The First Moog Quartet" and was the first person to use the Moog Synthesizer in a live performance.

Gladys Knight
Date Born: Sunday 28 May 1944
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Gladys Knight was born to Merald Woodlow Knight and Sarah Elizabeth Woods. She first achieved minor fame by winning Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour TV show contest at the age of 7 in 1951.

Grace Kelly
Date Born: Tuesday 12 November 1929
Description: Actress and Princess Grace of Monaca
Summary: The American Film Institute ranked Kelly 13 amongst the Greatest Female Stars of All Time.

Grace Knight
Date Born: Friday 23 December 1955
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Grace Knight was born in 1955 in the UK, and performed as a cabaret singer in folk clubs from 1976.

Graham Kennedy
Date Born: Thursday 15 February 1934
Description: TV Host, Actor, Comedian, Australia
Summary: Born in Camden Street, East St Kilda to Cyril William Kennedy and Mary Austen Kennedy.

Graham Knight
Date Born: Sunday 8 December 1946
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: A successful Scottish pop rock group, from the east end of Glasgow, originally formed in 1961 as "The Gaylords", later "Dean Ford and The Gaylords".

Greg Kihn
Date Born: Monday 10 July 1950
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Novelist, USA
Summary: Greg's son Ry Kihn named for guitarist Ry Cooder sometimes plays with his dad's band, as well as a band of his own, Big Fun USA.

Greg Kinnear
Date Born: Monday 17 June 1963
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Greg Kinnear born to Edward Kinnear, a diplomat for the U.S. State Department, and Suzanne Kinnear.

Greg Kot
Date Born: Sunday 3 March 1957
Description: American writer and journalist
Summary: A longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Kot has written for a dozen national publications, including Details, Blender, Entertainment Weekly, Men's Journal, Guitar World, Vibe and Request.

Gus Khan
Date Born: Saturday 6 November 1886
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: He worked as a clerk in a mail order business before launching one of the most successful and prolific careers from Tin Pan Alley.

Hal Kalin
Date Born: Friday 16 February 1934
Description: Vocal Duo, USA
Summary: The Kalin Twins were a pop music recording duo, comprising Herbert and Harold Kalin.

Hal Ketchum
Date Born: Thursday 9 April 1953
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: An American country musician, songwriter, performer. Ketchum appeared in the 1988 film Heartbreak Hotel. Ketchum also made a cameo appearance as a bank robber in the 1994 film Maverick.

Harvey Keitel
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1939
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Has appeared in many films such as ’Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ ’Taxi’.

Helen Kane
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1904
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Helen Kane dolls and Helen Kane look-alike contests, appearances on radio and in nightclubs. This cult following reached its peak in late 1928 and stayed there until early 1929.

Homayoun Khorram
Date Born: Monday 30 June 1930
Description: Composer, violinist, Australia
Summary: Khorram began his music career as a violinist at the age of 10 by participating in master Abolhassan Saba violin and Radif classes.

Horace Key
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1934
Description: Vocalist
Summary: Charted with "HEY GIRL DON’T BOTHER ME" 1971

Howard Kaylan
Date Born: Sunday 22 June 1947
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: Kaylan and Mark Volman founded The Turtles, a popular band of the late 1960s.

Howard Keel
Date Born: Sunday 13 April 1919
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
Summary: Howard began his first solo recording career at age sixty-four, as well as a wildly successful concert career in the UK.He is mainly remembered for his role in "ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" along side of Betty Hutton.

Irving Kahal
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1903
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: "I'll Be Seeing You", which was written in 1938, but became a hit in 1943 especially among the families of servicemen sent overseas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joe King Oliver
Date Born: Saturday 19 December 1885
Description: Band Leader, Cornetist, USA
Summary: Joe Olliver began playing in New Orleans in 1908.

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

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

John Kahn
Date Born: Friday 13 June 1947
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: For a period of about twenty five years Kahn was Jerry Garcia's principal collaborator outside of the Grateful Dead.

John Kay
Date Born: Wednesday 12 April 1944
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Canada
Summary: He joined a blues rock and folk music group known as "The Sparrows" in 1965, which had moderate success in Canada before moving to California, the band changed its name to Steppenwolf in 1967.

John Keeble
Date Born: Monday 6 July 1959
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Member of and drummer of "New Romantic" - "Spadau Ballet".

John Keen
Date Born: Thursday 29 March 1945
Description: Vocalist, Composer
Summary: He is famous among fans of The Who for writing "Armenia City in the Sky" for the group.

John Kerr
Date Born: Sunday 15 November 1931
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: American Actor. Kerr, whose parents were stage and film actors, Geoffrey Kerr and June Walker, developed an early interest in following their footsteps.

John Kirby
Date Born: Thursday 31 December 1908
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: In 1993 Kirby was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.

John Kongas
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1945
Description: Vocalist, South Africa.
Summary: He gained notoriety with a new musical generation in 1990, when Madchester pioneers Happy Mondays reworked "He's Gonna Step On You Again" into their baggy era defining hit "Step On",

Johnny Kidd
Date Born: Thursday 23 November 1939
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Kidd was one of the first British singers to really bring out a recording that was a rock song apart from "Move It" by Cliff Richard.

Jonathan King
Date Born: Wednesday 6 December 1944
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: He ran Decca Records twice and created his own record label, UK Records, reported as the most successful independent label in the business, and worked with 10cc

Jorma Kaukonen
Date Born: Monday 23 December 1940
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: HOT TUNA as mentioned above formed by Kaukonen and also Jack Casady previous members of ’Jefferson Airplane’.

Juke Kartel
Date Born: Thursday 6 June 1946
Description: Band, Australia
Summary: Before Toby appeared on Rock Star: Supernova, Juke Kartel were just beginning to make a serious impression in their home town of Melbourne.

Kai Winding
Date Born: Thursday 18 May 1922
Description: Trombonist, Band Leader, USA
Summary: In the 1970s and early 1980s, Kai recorded for a number of independent record labels.

Kal Mann
Date Born: Sunday 6 May 1917
Description: Composer of songs, USA
Summary: Mann co-wrote songs with Lowe and Dave Appell, yielding a number of major rock and roll hits such as Charlie Gracie's "Butterfly," which sold more than two million copies and also become a million seller for the crooner, Andy Williams.

Date Born: Tuesday 13 November 1934
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia
Summary: Born in Malaysia to Tamil Hindu parents, he is of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. As he made his way into the Australian music industry, Rupert Murdoch was an early important mentor.

Karen Black
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1939
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Karen Black was a child prodigy, reading past the high school level by fourth grade. She entered Northwestern University at the age of 15, but dropped out at 17. She moved to New York, worked as a waitress.

Karen Carpenter
Date Born: Thursday 2 March 1950
Description: Vocalist, Dummer, USA
Summary: Carpenter was born in New Haven, Connecticut to Agnes Reuwer Tatum and Harold Bertram Carpenter.

Karen Grassle
Date Born: Wednesday 25 February 1942
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: The series ran for nine seasons, from 1974 to 1983.

Karen Knowles
Date Born: Wednesday 4 March 1964
Description: Vocalist, Australia.
Summary: She became nationally famous on the popular television program Young Talent Time, where she was a member of the Young Talent Team from 1975 to 1980.

Karen Young
Date Born: Tuesday 19 June 1951
Description: Vocalist,Composer, Canadian
Summary: At age 14 she began playing the guitar and had recorded a minor hit with the song "Garden of Ursh" by the time she was 19.

Karen Young - Uk
Date Born: Tuesday 1 January 1946
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: On 27 August 2010, she appeared on the BBC daytime programme "Cash in the Attic"

Karen Young - Us
Date Born: Friday 23 March 1951
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: Karen Young grew up in a Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rowhouse. Before becoming an overnight international recording star with "Hot Shot".

Karin Krog
Date Born: Saturday 15 May 1937
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: One of her finest recordings came in the mid seventies when she recorded with Archie Shepp.

Karl Bartos
Date Born: Tuesday 31 May 1932
Description: Keyboards, percussion, Germany
Summary: Karl Bartos, born in Germany was, between 1975 and 1991, along with Wolfgang Flür an electronic percussionist in the Electronic music group Kraftwerk.

Karl Denver
Date Born: Wednesday 16 December 1931
Description: Vocalist, Scotland
Summary: A Scottish singer, who, with his trio had a series of UK hit singles in the early 1960s. Most famous of these was a 1961 version of "Wimoweh"

Karl Malden
Date Born: Wednesday 22 May 1912
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Malden famously delivered the line "Don't leave home without them!" in a series of U.S. television commercials for American Express Travelers Cheques in the 1970s and 1980s.

Karl Mueller
Date Born: Saturday 27 July 1963
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: American rock musician. He was the bass player and a founding member of the Minneapolis rock/grunge band, Soul Asylum.

Karla Bonoff
Date Born: Thursday 27 December 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer. USA
Summary: She is a member of the group "Bryndle".

Karlan Porter
Date Born: Monday 11 November 1985
Description: Vocalist, Canada
Summary: His debut album 219 Days, released November 23, 2004, reached number four on the Canadian charts in its first week.

Karriem Riggins
Date Born: Monday 25 August 1975
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: He is a former member of the Ray Brown Trio and Mulgrew Miller trio and currently appears in the Diana Krall quartet.

Karyn White
Date Born: Friday 14 October 1966
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: White was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of five children.

Kasey Chambers
Date Born: Friday 4 June 1976
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Chambers is a new bread of Astralian country music relying on self composed songs with s fresh outlook.

Kat Denning
Date Born: Friday 13 June 1986
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Dennings began her career in commercials at the age of 10. Her first acting job was an ad for potato chips.[8] Dennings made her professional debut with an appearance on HBO's Sex and the City in 2000.

Kate Alexa
Date Born: Wednesday 2 March 1988
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
Summary: The daughter of Australian music promoter Michael Gudinski AM. Alexa first hit the spotlight in 2004 when her song "Always There" was featured in the Channel 7 series Home & Away.

Kate Beckinsale
Date Born: Thursday 26 July 1973
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: Beckinsale was born in London to actor Richard Beckinsale and actress Judy Loe. Her father unexpectedly died from a heart attack in 1979 (at the age of 31)

Kate Bush
Date Born: Sunday 30 July 1950
Description: Vocalist,Composer, UK
Summary: Bush was born to English physician Robert Bush and his Irish wife Hannah. She was raised in their farmhouse in East Wickham with her older brothers, John and Paddy.

Kate Capshaw
Date Born: Tuesday 3 November 1953
Description: Actress, US
Summary: She appeared in the Showtime Cable Network miniseries A Girl Thing with Elle Macpherson as her same-sex lover.

Kate Ceberano
Date Born: Thursday 17 November 1966
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: One of Australia’s most popular vocalists singing Pop, Blues and Jazz,singing the standards or better songs so to speak showing all just how good she really is.

Kate Dearaugo
Date Born: Tuesday 5 November 1985
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: DeAraugo came to prominence, after winning the third season of Australian Idol in 2005.

Kate Hudson
Date Born: Thursday 19 April 1979
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Hudson was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, an actor, comedian, and musician.

Kate Jackson
Date Born: Friday 29 October 1948
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Better known for her role as Sabrina Duncan in the hugely popular 1970s television series Charlie's Angels.

Kate Mcgarrigle
Date Born: Wednesday 6 February 1946
Description: Vocalist, Accordionist, Guitarist, Pianist
Summary: She was the mother of singers Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright from her marriage to American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright II

Kate Miller-heidke
Date Born: Monday 16 November 1981
Description: Vocalist, Composer , Keyboardist, Australia
Summary: Her 2004 appearance in Women in Voice 11 won her the Helpmann Award for Best Performance in an Australian Contemporary Concert.

Kate Nash
Date Born: Saturday 6 June 1987
Description: Singer, Songwriter, UK
Summary: Kate Nash was born in Ireland, to an English father and Irish mother. She grew up in North Harrow.

Kate Parry
Date Born: Sunday 29 April 1979
Description: Singer , Voice Artist, Actor, Presenter, Australia

Kate Smith
Date Born: Wednesday 1 May 1907
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Her musical career began in earnest when she was discovered in 1930 by Columbia Records vice president Ted Collins, who became her longtime partner and manager and who put her on the radio in 1931.

Kate Upton
Date Born: Wednesday 10 June 1992
Description: Model, Actress
Summary: As a young equestrian, Upton showed at the American Paint Horse Association and competed at a national level.

Kate Winslet
Date Born: Sunday 5 October 1975
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: At the age of 22, Winslet became the youngest actress to receive two Oscar nominations; at age 33, she was the youngest actor to receive six nominations.

Katharine Hepburn
Date Born: Sunday 12 May 1907
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Hepburn was born the daughter of Katharine Martha and Dr. Thomas Horval Hepburn, who was a successful urologist from Virginia with Maryland roots. She is of English ancestry from both sides of her family.

Katharine Ross
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1940
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Ross was born in Hollywood, California, when her father was in the Navy. Her family later settled in Walnut Creek, California, east of San Francisco. She graduated from Las Lomas High School.P/E

Katherine Heigl
Date Born: Friday 24 November 1978
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: At the end of 2007, Barbara Walters named Heigl one of "The 11 Most Fascinating People of 2007"

Katherine Jenkins
Date Born: Sunday 29 June 1980
Description: Vocalist, Welsh
Summary: Six out of seven of Jenkins's studio albums reached number one in the classical charts between 2004 and 2008, selling a total of more than 4,000,000 copies.

Katherine Lee Bates
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1859
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: She popularized "Mrs. Santa Claus" through her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride (1889).

Kathi Mcdonald
Date Born: Saturday 25 September 1948
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She and Baldry enjoyed pop success in Australia where their duet "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"

Kathleen De Lon Jones
Date Born: Thursday 1 September 1977
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Actor, Australian
Summary: Born in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, in 1977, Kathleen moved to Australia with her family in 1978

Kathleen Turner
Date Born: Saturday 19 June 1954
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Turner was born in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Patsy and Allen Richard Turner, who was a U.S. Foreign Service officer and schoolteacher.

Kathryn Crawford
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1908
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: Born Katherine Moran in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, Crawford had a somewhat tumultuous childhood.

Kathryn Grayson
Date Born: Thursday 9 February 1922
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Kathryn Grayson was discovered singing on the empty stage of the St. Louis Municipal Opera House by a janitor, who introduced her to Frances Marshall of the Chicago Civic Opera, who gave the twelve-year-old girl voice lessons.

Kathryn Joosten
Date Born: Wednesday 20 December 1939
Description: Actress, USA

Kathy Griffin
Date Born: Friday 4 November 1960
Description: Actress, Comedian, USA
Summary: Her breakthrough came on the Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005–2010), which became a ratings hit for the network and earned her two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program.

Kathy Kirby
Date Born: Sunday 20 October 1940
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: In 1963, she won Top British Female Singer in the New Musical Express poll.

Kathy Mattea
Date Born: Sunday 21 June 1959
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer

Kathy Valentine
Date Born: Wednesday 7 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA
Summary: Kathy Valentine, born Austin, Texas is the bassist for the all-girl punk-pop band, The Go-Go's.

Katie Couric
Date Born: Monday 7 January 1957
Description: Talk show host, Actress, Television journalist, USA
Summary: The Today Show Anchor and Co-Host (1991–2006) CBS Evening News Anchor (2006–present)

Katie Holmes
Date Born: Sunday 24 December 1978
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: An American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003.

Katie Melua
Date Born: Sunday 16 September 1984
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actress, UK
Summary: On 2 October 2006, Melua entered the Guinness Book of Records for playing the deepest underwater concert 303 metres below sea level on Statoil's Troll A platform in the North Sea.

Katie Noonan
Date Born: Monday 2 May 1977
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Australia
Summary: Katie Noonan grew up with a strong background in classical music with her mother, Maggie Noonan, being a well-known opera singer.

Katie Underwood
Date Born: Tuesday 23 December 1975
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
Summary: Born in Adelaide,South Australia. Underwood sang in a girls choir, and later studied Maths and Computer Science at University of Adelaide.

Katie Webster
Date Born: Saturday 11 January 1936
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: An American boogie-woogie pianist.

Katrina Elam
Date Born: Monday 12 December 1983
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: In 1998 she was named female vocalist of the year by the Oklahoma Country Music Association and the Oklahoma Opry.

Katy Perry
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1984
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: Perry's mother reportedly told British tabloid Daily Mail that she dislikes her daughter's music, calling it "shameful and disgusting".

Katy Steele
Date Born: Friday 9 September 1983
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: In 2002 Steele left the band and joined Simon Leach forming Little Birdy. Leach is a friend of Katy's brother, Luke Steele, and it was at Luke's 21st birthday party that he first heard Katy's distinctive vocals.

Kavyen Temperley
Date Born: Monday 3 July 1978
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Bassist, Australia
Summary: The lead singer, song writer, bassist and occasionally the keys of the Australian band Eskimo Joe.

Kay Kendall
Date Born: Saturday 21 May 1927
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: England. Kendall's father was Terrence "Terry" McCarthy (aka Terry Kendall), vaudevillian son of Marie Kendall, a music hall star known for her vivacious personality and perfect diction while singing.

Kay Kyser
Date Born: Sunday 18 June 1905
Description: Bandleader, Radio Celebrity, Conductor, USA
Summary: He was the son of pharmacists Paul Bynum Kyser and Emily Royster Howell Kyser.

Kay Starr
Date Born: Friday 21 July 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Her father, Harry, was a full-blooded Iroquois Indian; her mother, Annie, was of mixed Irish and American Indian heritage.

Kaye Ballard
Date Born: Friday 20 November 1925
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Ballard established herself as a musical comedienne in the 1940s, joining the Spike Jones touring revue of entertainers.

Kd Lang
Date Born: Thursday 2 November 1961
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, USA
Summary: In 2003, she won her fourth Grammy Award, this time for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her collaboration with Tony Bennett on A Wonderful World.

Keely Smith
Date Born: Wednesday 9 March 1932
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Now in her 70s, Smith works a light touring schedule, but continues to wow fans with her strong voice and natural stage presence.

Date Born: Tuesday 17 May 1949
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Keefer earned his first recording contract with Columbia Records

Keith Allison
Date Born: Wednesday 26 August 1942
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: One time member of "Paul Revere and The Raiders" bass guitar/songwriter)

Keith Barber
Date Born: Thursday 17 April 1947
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: Drummer Keith Barber was born in Kilburn, North West London, England, moved to Melbourne when he was 10 years old

Keith Carradine
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1949
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Carradine was born the son of actress and artist Sonia Sorel and actor John Carradine.

Keith Christie
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1931
Description: Trombonist, UK
Summary: In 1970-71 he joined Benny Goodman on a tour of Europe.

Keith Drage
Date Born: Sunday 12 December 1943
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: An Adelaide drummer born in from South Australia.

Keith Emerson
Date Born: Thursday 2 November 1944
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Keyboardist, UK
Summary: As a child, he learned western classical music, from which he derived a lot of inspiration to create his own style, combining classical music, jazz, and rock themes.

Keith Glass
Date Born: Tuesday 17 September 1946
Description: Vocalist, Australia

Keith Godchaux
Date Born: Monday 19 July 1948
Description: Keyboardist, USA
Summary: Keith appeared with the "New Riders of the Purple Sage". Subsequently, he co-wrote songs with Lowell George of Little Feat and Robert Hunter.

Keith Hopwood
Date Born: Saturday 26 October 1946
Description: Pruduction, GB
Summary: Hopwood left Hermins Hermits and started his own music company with the late Derek Lekenby

Keith Hudson
Date Born: Monday 18 March 1946
Description: Singer-songwriter, record, producer
Summary: A Reggae star who adopted singing over the instrumental melody.

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

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

Keith Knudsen
Date Born: Wednesday 18 February 1948
Description: Drummer, vocalist and songwriter.
Summary: He became the drummer for the organist and vocalist Lee Michaels.

Keith Lamb
Date Born: Wednesday 9 January 1952
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, Australia
Summary: He was arguably Australia's best front man of the 1970s, along with Bon Scott and Doc Neeson.

Keith Moon
Date Born: Friday 23 August 1946
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: At 12, Moon joined his local Sea Cadet Corps band as a bugle player but traded his position to be a drummer.

Keith Norris
Date Born: Monday 8 January 1968
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
Summary: Shares his birthdate with Elvis Presley.

Keith Reid
Date Born: Thursday 10 October 1946
Description: Lyricist, Composer, UK
Summary: Lyricist Reid was a pivotal element to the long-term success of Procol Harum, teaming with vocalist/composer Gary Brooker.

Keith Relf
Date Born: Wednesday 24 March 1943
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Known as the lead singer and harmonica player of The Yardbirds.

Keith Richards
Date Born: Saturday 18 December 1943
Description: Guitarist, Composer. UK
Summary: A founding member of The Rolling Stones with songwriting partner and Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger.

Keith Riordan
Date Born: Thursday 8 August 1940
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Summary: Keith had his own television show in Shepparton.

Keith Sweat
Date Born: Saturday 22 July 1961
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Sweat started his musical career as a member of a well known Harlem band called "Jamilah" in 1975.

Keith Urban
Date Born: Thursday 26 October 1967
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Grew up in Australia estalishing himself in the field of country.

Keith West
Date Born: Monday 6 December 1943
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: An English lead singer of Tomorrow, a 1960s psychedelic rock band.

Date Born: Tuesday 21 August 1979
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: The popularity of the album`s track "I Don't Think So" increased after its use in promotion for the 2008 season of the reality series Big Brother Australia.

Kellie Crawford
Date Born: Tuesday 7 May 1974
Description: Vocal, Dancers, Actor, Australia
Summary: Kellie was educated at the Meriden School in Strathfield, a suburb of Sydney. Kellie is the younger of two girls. Her older sister's name is Kylie.

Kelly Clarkson
Date Born: Saturday 24 April 1982
Description: Singer, songwriter, actress, USA
Summary: The third child to mother, Jeanne Ann Rose of Greek and Irish decent, and father Stephen Clarkson of Welsh decent, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, a former engineer.

Kelly Groucutt
Date Born: Saturday 8 September 1945
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: Spotted by ELO's Jeff Lynne; and after Lynne, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy had watched him play, he was invited to join ELO.

Kelly Johnson
Date Born: Friday 20 June 1958
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: She was a songwriter, playing lead guitar and singing both lead and backing vocals on the group's first four albums, before leaving in 1983 to live and work in Los Angeles.

Kelly Lebrock
Date Born: Thursday 24 March 1960
Description: Actress, Model, Fashion, USA
Summary: LeBrock was born in New York, New York, and raised in London. She is the daughter of a French-Canadian father who worked as an accountant and an Irish mother who was a housewife.

Kelly Marie
Date Born: Wednesday 23 October 1957
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Scotland
Summary: Known for the song "Feel's Like I'm In Love", written by Ray Dorset of "Mungo Jerry" fame.

Kelly Preston
Date Born: Saturday 13 October 1962
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: While living in Australia, Preston was discovered at 16 by a fashion photographer who helped her get work in commercials and other small parts.

Kelly Rowland
Date Born: Wednesday 11 February 1981
Description: Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress
Summary: Rowland was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Doris Rowland Garrison and Christopher Lovett, who were married after Kelly was born.

Kelsey Grammer
Date Born: Monday 21 February 1955
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: A six-time Emmy and a two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcoms Cheers (nine years) and Frasier.

Kelvin Holly
Date Born: Monday 13 September 1954
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: In 1991 he moved to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, married, and began playing on recording sessions at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.

Ken Dodd
Date Born: Tuesday 8 November 1927
Description: Singer, Stand-up, television, UK
Summary: His first, and to date only, book, Look At It My Way, was published in November 2009.

Ken G Hall
Date Born: Friday 22 February 1901
Description: Australian film director

Ken Hensley
Date Born: Friday 24 August 1945
Description: Keyboardist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: A keyboard and a Hammond organ player, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer best known for his work with Uriah Heep during the 1970s. YOUTUBE: Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) - The Last Dance

Ken James
Date Born: Tuesday 16 November 1948
Description: Actor, Australia
Summary: James is mainly known for his part in the hit TV series ’SKIPPY’ playing Mark Hammond.

Ken Kitching
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1932
Description: Steel Guitarist, Australia
Summary: He made his own six string guitar when he was aged 16, also a Perina Double 10 pedal steel guitar with a clip on Anapeg lap steel.

Ken Mansfield
Date Born: Thursday 14 October 1937
Description: Record producer, USA
Summary: Mansfield has been associated with an array of notable performers including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, etc.

Ken Mellons
Date Born: Saturday 10 July 1965
Description: Vocalist. USA
Summary: Mellons was a native of Nashville, Tennessee since the age of three. He entered in many talent shows in high school, and played at various clubs around Nashville.

Ken Richards
Date Born: Monday 12 June 1944
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: In 1962 Ken joined his first Rock ’n’ Roll group, The Vibrants.

Ken Russell
Date Born: Sunday 3 July 1927
Description: Film Director
Summary: He is best known for his Oscar-winning film Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who's Tommy (1975), and the science fiction film Altered States (1980).

Kenneth Mckellar
Date Born: Thursday 23 June 1927
Description: Vocalist, Scottish
Summary: McKellar made the majority of his recordings on the Decca Records label.

Kenneth More
Date Born: Sunday 20 September 1914
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: Raised to stardom by the vintage car based film-comedy Genevieve, he appeared in many roles as a carefree, happy-go-lucky gent.

Kenny Dino
Date Born: Thursday 12 February 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA

Kenny Aronoff
Date Born: Saturday 7 March 1953
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: After graduating from Indiana University in 1976, Aronoff passed on several symphony orchestra offers and decided to head for the East Coast where he studied drum set in Boston and New York.

Kenny Baker
Date Born: Saturday 26 June 1926
Description: Fiddle, USA
Summary: Baker is considered to be one of the most influential fiddlers in bluegrass music.

Kenny Ball
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1930
Description: Trumpeter, UK
Summary: An English jazz musician, best known as the bandleader, lead trumpet player and vocalist in Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen.

Kenny Burrell
Date Born: Friday 31 July 1931
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: His career started in the fifties playing with Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie where his style of playing came from Bebop to Swing.

Kenny Buttrey
Date Born: Sunday 1 April 1945
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Buttrey was born in Nashville, Tennessee, became a professional musician at age 11 and went on his first world tour at the age of 14 with Chet Atkins.

Kenny Chesney
Date Born: Tuesday 26 March 1968
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, his mother Karen was, and still is, a hair stylist in the Knoxville area. He was raised in Luttrell, Tennessee, and attended Gibbs High School in Corryton, Tennessee, where he was a receiver on the football team.

Kenny Clark
Date Born: Friday 9 January 1914
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Played with many greats that included Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespiein the Be bop field.

Kenny Davern
Date Born: Monday 7 January 1935
Description: Clarinetist, US
Summary: In the late 1980s, the New York Times hailed him as "the finest jazz clarinetist playing today".

Kenny Dorhan
Date Born: Saturday 30 August 1924
Description: Trumpeter, Bandleader, Composer
Summary: Dorham was one of the most active bebop trumpeters. He played in the big bands of Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton.

Kenny Drew Jr
Date Born: Saturday 14 June 1958
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: His music is known for its hard-swinging bluesy sound and large, two-handed rooty chords contrasting with fast runs. His style is said to be similar to that of his father and Oscar Peterson.

Kenny Drew Sr
Date Born: Tuesday 28 August 1928
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: Drew was born in New York City in 1928 and received piano lessons from the age of five. Drew's first recording, in 1950, was with Howard McGhee, and over the next two years he worked in bands led by Buddy DeFranco, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker, among others.[1] After a brief period with his own trio in California, Drew returned to New York, playing with Dinah Washington, Johnny Griffin, Buddy Rich, and several others over the following few years.

Kenny Everett
Date Born: Monday 25 December 1944
Description: Comedian, UK
Summary: Everett is often cited as having coined the term 'Beeb' to refer to the BBC,[citation needed] although the corporation was occasionally referred to as the "Beeb Beeb Ceeb" in the seminal 1950s radio comedy series The Goon Show.

Kenny G
Date Born: Tuesday 5 June 1956
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Kenny first came into contact with a saxophone when he heard someone performing with one on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Kenny Jones
Date Born: Thursday 16 September 1948
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: In 2007, the Small Faces were honoured by Westminster Council with a plaque placed at what was Don Arden's offices in Carnaby Street.

Kenny Kirkland
Date Born: Wednesday 28 September 1955
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: As opposed to many piano “purists,” Kirkland was never shy of electric keyboards and synthesizers. NBC TV's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kirkland became the band's pianist. Considered by many to be one of the most important and influential pianists of his generation.

Kenny Lattimore
Date Born: Friday 10 April 1970
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Lattimore is known for his dramatic stage shows, vocal agility, and romantic ambiance. The New York Times hailed him as a "modern soul man" on stage.

Kenny Loggins
Date Born: Wednesday 7 January 1948
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
Summary: His early 20s found him in the band Gator Creek with Mike Deasy. An early version of "Danny's Song" (later recorded by Loggins and Messina) was included on an effort on Mercury Records.

Kenny Lynch
Date Born: Saturday 18 March 1939
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, UK
Summary: Lynch grew up in Stepney, East London as one of 13 children and his sister, Gladys stage name Maxine Daniels was a jazz singer of some note.

Kenny Moore
Date Born: Wednesday 2 April 1952
Description: Keyboardist, USA
Summary: Kenny was born in Sumter (South Carolina) in 1951, at the early age of 4 he starts playing piano. His firs music school was listening to his mother and aunt playing the piano.

Kenny Pickett
Date Born: Thursday 3 September 1942
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Kenny Pickett was the original lead singer and member of "The Mark Four". In March 1968 Pickett left and was replaced by Ronnie Wood.

Kenny Rankin
Date Born: Saturday 10 February 1940
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: An American pop and jazz singer and songwriter from the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.

Kenny Roberts
Date Born: Friday 14 October 1927
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He was a member of "The Down Homers" with Bill Haley.

Kenny Rogers
Date Born: Sunday 21 August 1938
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Kenny Rogers was the fourth of seven children born to Floyd Rogers, a carpenter, and his wife Lucille, a nurse.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Date Born: Sunday 12 June 1977
Description: Guitarist ,USA
Summary: Shepherd married actor Mel Gibson's only daughter, Hannah, on 16 September 2006.

Kenny Wheeler
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1930
Description: Trombonist, Canada
Summary: Wheeler has written over one hundred compositions and is a skilled arranger for small groups and larger ensembles.

Keri Mcinerney
Date Born:
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
Summary: A professional singer and songwriter from Queensland, Australia.

Kerri-anne Kennerly
Date Born: Tuesday 22 September 1953
Description: TV Host, Vocalist, Australia
Summary: First appearing on television at 14 and has been a favorite with the Australian public ever since.

Kerry Mills
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1869
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: He trained as a violinist and was working as head of the Violin Department of the University of Michigan School of Music when he began composing

Kerry Packer
Date Born: Friday 17 December 1937
Description: Nine television network, and Australian Consolidated Press
Summary: The son of Sir Frank Packer and Gretel Bullmore, the Packer family company owned controlling interest in both the Nine television network and leading Australian publishing company Australian Consolidated Press

Keter Betts
Date Born: Wednesday 25 July 1928
Description: Double bassist, US
Summary: A musician, bandleader and composer, his discography includes over 100 jazz albums and two self-released compact discs.

Ketty Lester
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1934
Description: Vocalist, US
Summary: Lester began her singing career after studying music at San Francisco State College, and performed in the city's Purple Onion club in the early 1950s.

Kevin Ayers
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
Description: Vocalist, Australia,
Summary: Kevin Ayers the eccentric singer, founded the ’WILD FLOWERS’ group also was a member of ’SOFT MACHINE’.

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

Kevin Bloody Wilson
Date Born: Thursday 13 February 1947
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Comedian
Summary: His songs such as 'LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALAN' is a clever song written to the tune of 'Living Next Door To Alice' with Alan Bond in mind.

Kevin Costner
Date Born: Tuesday 18 January 1955
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Costner was honored on September 6, 2006, when his hand and foot prints were set in concrete in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre along side other great actors and entertainers.

Kevin Coyne
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1944
Description: Guitar, Vocalist, Harmonica, Composer, Singer, Artist, Writer, Poet, Filmmaker
Summary: Coyne is notable for his unorthodox and unforgettable style of blues-influenced guitar composition, the intense quality of his vocal delivery.

Kevin Cronin
Date Born: Saturday 6 October 1951
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Actor, Composer, Piano, USA
Summary: He is also widely known for his performance on Time Life's Ultimate Rock Ballads infomercial.

Kevin Godley
Date Born: Sunday 7 October 1945
Description: Vocalist, Drums, UK
Summary: He has recently reunited with another former 10cc member, Graham Gouldman to form the band, GG/06

Kevin James
Date Born: Monday 26 April 1965
Description: Actor. Comedian, USA
Summary: James began doing stand-up comedy in 1989, making his debut at the East Side Comedy Club in Long Island

Kevin Kelley
Date Born: Thursday 25 March 1943
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: He worked as a session musician between 1969 and 1973, playing drums on albums by artists including John Fahey and Phil Ochs.

Kevin Kline
Date Born: Friday 24 October 1947
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
Summary: Kline was born to Robert Joseph Kline, a classical music buff who owned and operated The Record Bar, the largest toy and record store in St. Louis, and mother Peggy.

Kevin Lindblom
Date Born: Friday 3 May 1946
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Comedian, Australia
Summary: Kevin was an South Australian performer mainy known for his comedy.

Kevin Paul Godfrey
Date Born: Monday 23 March 1959
Description: Drummer, Composer, UK
Summary: Born to mother, Lois, and father, Trevor. He had one brother, Nicholas. The children's upbringing wasn't particulary musical although their father is a fine pianist.

Kevin Peek
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1946
Description: Guitarist, Instrumentalists
Summary: Peek worked with Manfred Mann, Lulu, Tom Jones, Jeff Wayne and Shirley Bassey, among others.

Kevin Spacey
Date Born: Sunday 26 July 1959
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Spacey was born the son of Kathleen A. Spacey (1931-2003) a secretary, and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler (1924-1992), a technical writer. On November 3, 2010 he was invested as an honorary CBE by Prince Charles at Clarence House, on behalf of the Queen, for services to drama.

Kevin Wilkinson
Date Born: Wednesday 11 June 1958
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He is not related to Squeeze's bass player, Keith Wilkinson.

Kid Ory
Date Born: Saturday 25 December 1886
Description: Trombonist, USA
Summary: Ory started playing music with home-made instruments in his childhood, and by his teens was leading a well regarded band in South-East Louisiana.

Kid Rena
Date Born: Tuesday 30 August 1898
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: Rena and Louis Armstrong played in the same waif's home band, and when Armstrong joined the band on the S.S. Capitol.

Kid Sister
Date Born: Thursday 3 July 1980
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: Kid Sister has a degree in film from Columbia College Chicago and worked on two independent feature films, 9/11 drama "The Guys" (2002) starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia.

Kiefer Sutherland
Date Born: Wednesday 21 December 1966
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Sutherland is a well known collector of many guitars, a majority of which are Gibson Les Pauls. Recently, the Gibson Custom shop has released a guitar (signed by Sutherland himself), the KS-336, as part of their 'Inspired By' series.

Kiki Dee
Date Born: Thursday 6 March 1947
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: In the days before BBC Radio 1, Dee was a regular performer of other people's hits on BBC radio, and she starred with a group of session singers in the BBC Two singalong series One More Time.

Kim Basinger
Date Born: Tuesday 8 December 1953
Description: Actress, US
Summary: She did a nude pictorial for Playboy to promote her role in the Bond film in 1983. She appeared in such mid-1970s staples as The Six Million Dollar Man, McMillan and Wife, and the original Charlie's Angels.

Kim Bonython
Date Born: Wednesday 15 September 1920
Description: Promoter of music, Drummer. Speedway promoter, Australia
Summary: As a promoter, he organised numerous concerts in Adelaide of many of the "jazz greats", but possibly his greatest achievement in this field was negotiating for The Beatles to add Adelaide to their Australian tour in 1964.

Kim Brown
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1945
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Brown was born in Birmingham, England, but lived much of his life in Finland, where he made a career in rock music.

Kim Carnes
Date Born: Tuesday 20 July 1948
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Carnes released several albums after "Mistaken Identity," but she was never able to approach the success of "Bette Davis Eyes."

Kim Cattrall
Date Born: Saturday 14 August 1909
Description: Actress, UK, Canadian
Summary: Cattrall began her career after graduating from high school in 1972, when she left Canada for New York City.

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

Kim Gardner
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1946
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: He was part of the British invasion of the 1960s, and recorded more than thirty albums during his music career.Ashton and Dyke then joined forces with the bass guitar playing Kim Gardner

Kim Hart
Date Born: Monday 9 May 1960
Description: Vocalist, NZ
Summary: Started her career with band ’CHALKDUST’ in 1976.

Kim Hill
Date Born: Monday 30 December 1963
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: An American Christian singer, songwriter and chastity advocate, active since the early 1990s. She has won several Dove Awards.

Kim Novak
Date Born: Saturday 13 February 1937
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Her father was a railroad clerk and former teacher; her mother also was a former teacher.

Kim Wilde
Date Born: Friday 18 November 1960
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Kim Wilde’s popularity began in the mid eighties. Since 1998, Wilde had an alternative career as a gardener, whilst still being active in music.

Kin Vassy
Date Born: Monday 16 August 1943
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer. USA
Summary: Vassy went on to work on both a solo career and as a session musician.

King Coleman
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1932
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: An American rhythm and blues singer and musician, known for providing the vocals for the 1959.

King Curtis
Date Born: Wednesday 7 February 1934
Description: Saxophonist, bandleader, USA
Summary: Curtis is mentioned in the film "The Buddy Holly Story" wher Holly and the Crickets play at the Apollo Theater.

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

Kip Winger
Date Born: Wednesday 21 June 1961
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: An American rock musician, both a member of the hard rock band, Winger, and a solo artist.

Kiri Te Kanawa
Date Born: Monday 6 March 1944
Description: Vocalist, NZ
Summary: She has both Mâori and European ancestry, but little is known about her birth parents as she was adopted as an infant. She is the adopted daughter of an Irish mother and Mâori father.

Kirk Cameron
Date Born: Monday 12 October 1970
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He became famous after being cast as "Michael Seaver" in the 1985 television series Growing Pains. In the series, Seaver's girlfriend was Kate MacDonald, who was played by Chelsea Noble.

Kirk Douglas
Date Born: Saturday 9 December 1916
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: One of the great actors of his time during the fifties through to the turn of the century.

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

Kirk Hammett
Date Born: Sunday 18 November 1962
Description: Guitarist , USA
Summary: He became the first inductee into Guitar World magazine's "Hall of Fame" in 2002.

Kirk Pengilly
Date Born: Friday 4 July 1958
Description: Guitarist, Saxophonist, Composer, Australia
Summary: As principal backing vocalist, saxophonist and guitarist, he contributes to a great deal of the music that INXS release. His main instrument though is the guitar.

Kirk Whalum
Date Born: Friday 11 July 1958
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: In 1986, he performed at Jean Michel Jarre's giant concerts Rendez-Vous Houston and Rendez-Vous Lyon. Kirk’s musical accomplishments have brought him a total of seven Grammy nominations.

Kirsten Dunst
Date Born: Friday 30 April 1982
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: Dunst is of German descent on her father's side (she obtained German citizenship in 2011 and now holds dual citizenship with the United States and Germany and of Swedish descent on her mother's side.

Kirstie Alley
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1951
Description: Actress, Comedy, USA
Summary: Kirstie Alley has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

Kirsty Maccoll
Date Born: Saturday 10 October 1959
Description: Singer, Songwriter, UK
Summary: In the United States, MacColl was probably most recognisable as the writer of "They Don't Know". Tracey Ullman's version, helped by a video guest-starring Paul McCartney, reached Number 2 in the UK in 1983

Kit Lambert
Date Born: Saturday 11 May 1935
Description: Composer, Producer, Manager, Entrepreneur and promoter.
Summary: He left the ’WHO’in the early seventies and would concentrate on producing other artists.

Kitty Kallen
Date Born: Monday 25 May 1925
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Kitty Kallen was singing on radio at the age of 12 and by 15 was on tour with Jack Teagarden and his band.

Kitty Wells
Date Born: Saturday 30 August 1919
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Country singers born in Nashville. Wells began singing as a child, learning guitar from her father.

Kix Brooks
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1955
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: He has one sister, one half-sister, one half-brother and his father adopted one son of his third wife.

Koko Taylor
Date Born: Friday 28 September 1928
Description: Vocalist, Atress, USA
Summary: A Grammy Award winner for Best Traditional Blues Album - 1985

Kokomo Arnold
Date Born: Friday 15 February 1901
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: A cousin, John Wiggs, taught him the basics of the guitar. Arnold worked as a farmhand in New York State and a steelworker in Pittsburgh before moving to Chicago in 1929.

Kree Harrison
Date Born: Thursday 17 May 1990
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Harrison was chosen to perform on The Rosie O'Donnell Show's “Most Talent Kids” episode. She appeared as a guest on the show four times by the time she was twelve.

Kripp Johnson
Date Born: Saturday 16 May 1936
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The Del-Vikings were formed in 1955 by members of the United States Air Force stationed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Kris Kenner
Date Born: Monday 30 September 1929
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: In 1962 he produced his most enduring song, "Land of a Thousand Dances," which was recorded by Cannibal & the Headhunters, Wilson Pickett, The Action and Patti Smith.

Kris Kristofferson
Date Born: Monday 22 June 1936
Description: Singer, Actor - Composer - USA
Summary: Born to Mary Ann and Lars Henry Kristofferson, a U.S. Air Force major general.

Kristen Davis
Date Born: Wednesday 24 February 1965
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: An American actress, known for playing the role of Charlotte York Goldenblatt on HBO's Sex and the City.

Kristen Maria Pfaff
Date Born: Friday 26 May 1967
Description: Bassist, Vocalist. USA
Summary: Pfaff was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, attending Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart. She studied classical piano and cello.

Kristie Mcnichol
Date Born: Tuesday 11 September 1962
Description: Actress, Director, USA
Summary: Kristy McNichol began her career appearing with her brother Jimmy McNichol in commercials and later on her own in guest appearances on such series as Starsky and Hutch, The Bionic Woman etc.

Kurt Cobain
Date Born: Monday 20 February 1967
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist,USA
Summary: In the years following his death, Cobain is now often remembered as one of the most iconic rock musicians in the history of alternative music.

Kurt Edelhagen
Date Born: Saturday 5 June 1920
Description: Band Leader, USA
Summary: His Radio Orchestra played at the opening ceremony of the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Kurt Elling
Date Born: Thursday 2 November 1967
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: Elling graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota in 1989.

Kurt Maloo
Date Born: Thursday 16 April 1953
Description: Singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, record producer
Summary: Swiss singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. He first achieved international success in 1986, as the singer and front man of the pop-jazz duo Double, with the hit single “The Captain of Her Heart”.

Kurt Russell
Date Born: Saturday 17 March 1951
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Started acting at the age of 6 and as a child star was signed to the Disney company. He auditioned for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars (1977) but lost the role to Harrison Ford.

Kurt Winter
Date Born: Tuesday 2 April 1946
Description: Guitarist, Canadian
Summary: He co-wrote several songs with group leader Burton Cummings, including Winter's personal favorite, Runnin' Back To Saskatoon.

Kurtis Blow
Date Born: Wednesday 9 September 1959
Description: Vocalist, Producer, DJ
Summary: First rapper to sign to a Major label - First certified gold record for rap “The Breaks”.

Kylie Minogue
Date Born: Tuesday 28 May 1968
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
Summary: Kylie Minogue was born in Melbourne, Australia, the first child of Ron Minogue, an accountant of Irish ancestry, and Carol Jones, a former dancer from Maesteg, Wales.

Kyra Sedgwick
Date Born: Thursday 19 August 1965
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer.

Kyu Sakamoto
Date Born: Wednesday 10 December 1941
Description: Vocalist, Japan
Summary: Kyu Sakamoto was probably one of the very few Japanese artists to chartworld wide.

Larry King
Date Born: Sunday 19 November 1933
Description: Host - television
Summary: He has won an Emmy Award, two Peabody Awards, and ten Cable ACE Awards.

Larry Knechtel
Date Born: Sunday 4 August 1940
Description: Keyboardist, Session musician, USA
Summary: Knechtel was proficient in other instruments, notably the harmonica and also the electric bass guitar, which can be heard on "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds, "Stoney End" by Barbra Streisand, and on tracks by The Doors.

Lee Kernaghan
Date Born: Wednesday 15 April 1964
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, Australian
Summary: Lee Kernaghan's father Ray and sister, Tania are also successful country musicians in Australia. Parents Ray and Pam Kernaghan and siblings Tania, Greg and Fiona.

Lee Kerslake
Date Born: Wednesday 16 April 1947
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Kerslake joined Uriah Heep in November 1971, left the band in October 1979, and rejoined them in April 1982.

Lee Konitz
Date Born: Thursday 13 October 1927
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
Summary: Konitz began his professional career in 1945 with the Teddy Powell band as a replacement for Charlie Ventura.

Lenny Kravitz
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1964
Description: Guitarist,Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger
Summary: Kravitz was born the son of Roxie Roker, an actress known for her character Helen Willis in the 1970s hit television sitcom The Jeffersons, and Sy Kravitz, an NBC television news producer.

Les Kaczmarek
Date Born: Wednesday 18 May 1955
Description: Bassist, Australia
Summary: He formed Cold Chisel in 1973 with Ian Moss, Don Walker and Steve Prestwich. Les left in 1975 and was replaced by Phil Small.

Lincoln Kilpatrick
Date Born: Friday 12 February 1932
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He appeared in more than 40 movies including "A Raisin in the Sun," and "Blues for Mr. Charlie," "The Slave" and "The Black."

Lisa Kudrow
Date Born: Tuesday 30 July 1963
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Kudrow was born the daughter of Nedra,a travel agent, and Lee Kudrow, a headache specialist and physician.

Lloyd Knibb
Date Born: Sunday 8 March 1931
Description: Drummer, Jamaica
Summary: He played his last show in Peru in April 23rd 2011 with local band Vieja Skina as the opening act.

Madeline Kahn
Date Born: Tuesday 29 September 1942
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Kahn is a two time Oscar nominee and is known primarily for her comedic roles in films such as Paper Moon, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and Clue.

Manny Klein
Date Born: Tuesday 4 February 1908
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: He began with Paul Whiteman in 1928 and was active throughout the 1930s playing with several major bands of the era including the Dorseys and Benny Goodman.

Margot Kidder
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1948
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Kidder played in all Superman movies along with Christopher Reed.

Mark Kemp
Date Born: Sunday 10 April 1960
Description: Author, USA
Summary: In 1997 he received a Grammy nomination for his liner notes to the CD Farewells & Fantasies, a retrospective of music by '60s protest singer Phil Ochs

Mark Knopfler
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1949
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
Summary: Mark Knopfler was born to an English mother and a Hungarian Jewish father, who was an architect whose communist sympathies forced him to flee his native Hungary.

Martin Kemp
Date Born: Tuesday 10 October 1961
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Actor, UK
Summary: Spandau Ballet went on to have a great deal of success in the New Romantic Era, with four of their albums reaching the UK album chart top ten. The group had a massive hit with ’TRUE’ - 1983

Marty Kristian
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1947
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: In 1969 he became a member of the original line up of the New Seekers

Maureen Kennedy
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1940
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: A member of "The Vernons Girls" are really the world's longest running girl group and still exist today in one permutation or another.

Merald Knight
Date Born: Friday 4 September 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The older brother of lead singer Gladys Knight, knick named "Bubba". He served as the unofficial leader of the group, and was instrumental in handling the groups business matters. YOUTUBE: Gladys Knight & the Pips, the most famous incarnation of which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

Merle Kilgore
Date Born: Thursday 9 August 1934
Description: Singer-Songwriter, USA
Summary: As a boy of 14 he carried the guitar for Hank Williams at the Louisiana Hayride beginning a close relationship with the Williams family that would last three generations.

Michael Kamen
Date Born: Thursday 15 April 1948
Description: Composer, Film scores
Summary: One of Hollywood’s greatest composers with a listing of songs and arrangements to his credit.

Michael Keaton
Date Born: Sunday 9 September 1951
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Keaton changed his name because there was a Mike Douglas and a Michael Douglas and said to have liked the sound of Dianne Keaton’s last name he took that.

Mik Kaminski
Date Born: Sunday 2 December 1951
Description: Violinist, UK
Summary: Kaminski was one of the three remaining string players for the group when Lynne decided to remove them.

Miranda Kerr
Date Born: Wednesday 20 April 1983
Description: Model, Australian
Summary: She is the first Australian to participate in the Victoria's Secret campaign and also represents Australian fashion chain David Jones.

Morgana King
Date Born: Wednesday 4 June 1930
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: "She has a gift that makes popular music… classical." —Donny Hathaway. She is a noted jazz singer, who is regarded as a "musician's singer."

Murray The K
Date Born: Tuesday 14 February 1922
Description: Actor, Disc Jockey, USA
Summary: Kaufman came from a show business family: his mother, Jean, played piano in vaudeville and wrote music and his aunt was a character actress on the stage and in film. He was a child actor - an extra - in several Hollywood 1930s films.

Nat King Cole
Date Born: Saturday 17 March 1917
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Cole was born to a preacher in the Baptist church. His family moved to Chicago, Illinois while he was still a child. There, his father became a minister; Nat's mother, Perlina, was the church organist.

Nicole Kidman
Date Born: Tuesday 20 June 1967
Description: Actress, Australia
Summary: Kidman was born in Hawaii. Her mother, Janelle Ann, is a nursing instructor who edits her husband's books and was a member of the Women's Electoral Lobby. Her father, Dr. Antony David Kidman, is a biochemist, clinical psychologist and author, with an office in Lane Cove, Sydney.

Nik Kershaw
Date Born: Saturday 1 March 1958
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Record Producer, UK
Summary: Although born in Bristol, Kershaw grew up in Ipswich. After leaving school in 1976, Kershaw worked as a shop assistant and in the Department of Employment for several years. His Father a Flautist and Mother an Opera singer.Youtube: Wouldn't It Be Good video

Noel Kelehan
Date Born: Thursday 26 December 1935
Description: Pianist, Conductor, Ireland
Summary: Kelehan had several records to his credit, most notably he wrote the string arrangements for U2's 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire.

Otto Klemperer
Date Born: Thursday 14 May 1885
Description: Conductor, Germany
Summary: He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century. His son, Werner Klemperer, was an actor and became known for his portrayal of Colonel Klink on the US television show Hogan's Heroes.

Paul Kantner
Date Born: Monday 17 March 1941
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Co founder and original member of 'JEFFERSON AIRPLANE' that formed in 1965, San Fransisco.

Paul Kelly
Date Born: Thursday 13 January 1955
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Paul Kelly’s inroads on Australian music has been very significant in towards,completely being original.

Paul Kossoff
Date Born: Thursday 14 September 1950
Description: Guitarist
Summary: A British Blues Rock Band, mainly noted for their hit ’All Right Now’ - 1970.

Paula Kelly
Date Born: Sunday 6 April 1919
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: she sang with orchestras led by Dick Stabile, Artie Shaw, and Al Donahue. In early 1941 she joined Glenn Miller's orchestra.

Pee Wee King
Date Born: Wednesday 18 February 1914
Description: Fiddle, Composer, USA
Summary: He was born in Milwaukee to a Polish American family and lived in Abrams, Wisconsin.

Percy Kilbride
Date Born: Monday 16 July 1888
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He made a career of playing country hicks, most memorably as Pa Kettle in the Ma and Pa Kettle series of feature films.

Philip Taylor Kramer
Date Born: Saturday 12 July 1952
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Fans of Iron Butterfly are coming to terms with the apparent death of Philip Kramer, after a human skull and bones, which likely belonged to the band's onetime bass player.

Rebob Kwaku Baah
Date Born: Sunday 13 February 1944
Description: Percussionist, Ghanaian
Summary: Reebop is not to be confused with Nigerian drummer Remi Kabaka.

Richard Kermode
Date Born: Saturday 5 October 1946
Description: Keyboardist, USA
Summary: Worked also with "Janis Joplin with the Butterfield Blues Band" -"Santana plus" a member of "The Kosmic Blues Band".

Rick Kent
Date Born: Friday 16 February 1945
Description: Drummer, Producer, Teacher, Australia
Summary: One of Adelaide's most popular drummers during the late sixties etc.

Robby Krieger
Date Born: Tuesday 8 January 1946
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He was the guitarist in The Doors, and wrote some of the band's best known songs, including "Light My Fire", "Love Me Two Times".

Robert Knight
Date Born: Tuesday 24 April 1945
Description: Vocalist, Producer, USA
Summary: His first recording, "Everlasting Love", written by label owners Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden.

Robin Kenyatta
Date Born: Friday 6 March 1942
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: He played with Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Roswell Rudd, Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp, and Buddy Miles among others.

Roland Kirk
Date Born: Wednesday 7 August 1935
Description: Saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader - U.S.A.
Summary: Kirk was born blind since birth his style of playing came from Sidney Bechet, John Lewis, Horace Silver etc.

Ronan Keating
Date Born: Thursday 3 March 1977
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Ireland
Summary: On May 9, 2007, Ronan Keating became the first international number-one selling foreign artist to perform a concert in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

Ruby Keeler
Date Born: Friday 26 August 1910
Description: Actress,Singer, Dancer, USA
Summary: From 1928 to 1940, she was married to legendary singer "Al Jolson". Keeler was born in Canada, in 1909, to a Irish Catholic family. Her father was a truck driver, and when she was three years old, her family packed up and moved to New York City where he knew he could get better pay.

Sam Kinison
Date Born: Tuesday 8 December 1953
Description: Comedian, USA
Summary: A comic, taking known songs in a completely different direction with songs such as ’Wild Thing’ etc

Sammy Kaye
Date Born: Sunday 13 March 1910
Description: Band leader, Saxophonist, Clarinetist, USA
Summary: Kaye was known for his use of "singing of song titles", which was emulated by Kay Kyser and Blue Barron.

Sammy Kershaw
Date Born: Monday 24 February 1958
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He established the Sammy Kershaw Foundation in his hometown of Kaplan, donating millions of dollars for the betterment of poverty-stricken children.

Simon Kirke
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1949
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Kirke spent his early years living in the borderlands of Wales. Leaving school at 17, he returned to London and set about finding a drumming job in the booming blues scene.

Solomon King
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: King was the first white singer taken on tour by Billie Holiday, as well working with Elvis Presley's backing group the Jordanaires.

Sonja Kristina Linwood
Date Born: Thursday 14 April 1949
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: An English musician most recognizable as the vocalist for Curved Air.

Stan Kenton
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1912
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, USA
Summary: He attended Bell High School, in Bell, California, where he graduated in 1930.

Stanley Knight
Date Born: Saturday 12 February 1949
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Stanley Knight - lead guitar, steel guitar, organ, vocals 1965-1976 for The Black Oak Arkansas".

Tania Kernaghan
Date Born: Thursday 18 July 1968
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: She is the sister of Lee Kernaghan and daughter of Ray Kernaghan

Ted Koehler
Date Born: Saturday 14 July 1894
Description: Composer of lyrics, USA
Summary: His most famous collaboration was with the composer Harold Arlen.

Teddi King
Date Born: Wednesday 18 September 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: For those who never had a chance to hear Teddi King, there is In the Beginning: 1949-1954, a Teddi King compilation .

Terry Kath
Date Born: Thursday 31 January 1946
Description: Guitarist,Vocalist, USA
Summary: A multi instrumentalist who also played banjo, accordion and drums, Kath played bass during the early 1960s in a band called Jimmy and the Gentlemen.

Terry Knight
Date Born: Friday 9 April 1943
Description: Producer, Composer, Singer, Promoter, Radio Personality
Summary: He wrote and recorded a single, "Saint Paul" which contributed to the "Paul is dead".

The Kalin Twins
Date Born: Thursday 16 February 1939
Description: Vocal Duo, USA
Summary: Harold and Herbert were the first set of twins to reach number one in the UK.

Tim Kelly
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1963
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Kelly was a self-taught guitar player and began his music career around the sixth grade. He was inspired by other guitarists such as Rick Derringer and Peter Frampton.

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

Tommy Korberg
Date Born: Sunday 4 July 1948
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Sweden
Summary: He has also appeared in the Swedish productions of other musicals, including The Sound of Music and Les Misérables. YOUTUBE: Elaine Paige and Tommy Korberg sing 'Mountain Duet' live in Stockholm, 1984.

Tony Kaye
Date Born: Friday 11 January 1946
Description: Organ, keyboards, UK

Val Kilmer
Date Born: Thursday 31 December 1959
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Originally a stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! (1984)

Walter Kimble
Date Born: Thursday 6 October 1938
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: He also worked with Ray Charles - Bobby "Blue" Bland.

Walter Kimble
Date Born: Thursday 6 October 1938
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: He also worked with Ray Charles - Bobby "Blue" Bland.

Wells Kelly
Date Born: Thursday 7 April 1949
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: "Dancing In The Moonlight". A song written by Wells' brother Sherman Kelly

Werner Klemperer
Date Born: Monday 22 March 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He also conducted on occasion: the Melbourne Symphony, the California Jr. Symphony, the Los Angeles Young Musicians Foundation, and the Kansas City youth orchestra, among others.

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