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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.

Abbe May
Date Born: Sunday 19 July 1987
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Supporting The Drones, CW Stoneking, Tim Rogers,The Waifs, Billy Bragg, etc.

Abbe May
Date Born: Sunday 19 July 1987
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Supporting The Drones, CW Stoneking, Tim Rogers,The Waifs, Billy Bragg, etc.

Addie Harris Mcpherson
Date Born: Monday 22 January 1940
Description: Vocalist, US
Summary: Beginning in 1958 as schoolgirls in Passaic, New Jersey, The Shirelles quickly became rock & roll's first female supergroup and were the inspirations for a legion of female groups that followed.

Ade Monsbourgh
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1917
Description: Saxophonist, Trumpeter, Australia
Summary: Born in Melbourne, Monsbourgh played mouth organ as a child and took piano lessons from the age of eight. His upper middle-class family lived in Kew.

Agnes Moorehead
Date Born: Thursday 6 December 1906
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: During the 1940s and 1950s, Moorehead was one of the most in demand actresses for radio dramas, especially on the CBS show Suspense.

Al Di Meola
Date Born: Thursday 22 July 1954
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He is a four time winner as Best Jazz Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine's Reader Poll.

Al Martino
Date Born: Friday 7 October 1927
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Apart from singing, Martino played the role of Johnny Fontane in the 1972 film The Godfather.

Alanis Morissette
Date Born: Saturday 1 June 1974
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Alanis Morissette was born the daughter of Georgia Mary Ann Feuerstein, a Hungarian born teacher, and Alan Richard Morissette, a French-Canadian high school principal.

Alannah Myles
Date Born: Thursday 25 December 1958
Description: Vocalist, Canada
Summary: Mainly a rock singer, composer from Canada, of Irish ancestry. Miles was nenver recognised in her native Canada until she moved to America and very popular.

Albert Manglesdorff
Date Born: Wednesday 5 September 1928
Description: Trombonist, Germany
Summary: Mangelsdorff was born in FrankfurtHe was given violin lessons as a child and was self-taught on guitar

Ali Macgraw
Date Born: Friday 1 April 1938
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Born to an Irish-American father, whom she described as "violent" and a Jewish mother, she has one sibling, a brother.

Alphonse Mouzon
Date Born: Sunday 21 November 1948
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Mouzon, of African,American, French and Blackfoot Indian descent, was born in South Carolina.

Amos Milburn
Date Born: Friday 1 April 1927
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
Summary: Born in Houston, one of thirteen children, by the age of five Milburn was playing tunes on the piano. He enlisted in the United States Navy when he was fifteen and earned thirteen battle stars in the Philippines, before returning to Houston and organizing a sixteen-piece band playing in Houston clubs.

Andie Macdowell
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1958
Description: Actress, Model, USA
Summary: In the 1990s, she achieved stardom due to the box office success of the 1993 comedy by Harold Ramis, Groundhog Day.

Andrea Mccardle
Date Born: Tuesday 5 November 1963
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: McArdle's big break came in early 1977 when she was pulled from the chorus of orphans to replace Kristin Vigard, the original star in the Broadway musical Annie, during rehearsals.

Andrea Mcewan
Date Born: Monday 9 October 1978
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Her first role as Sonia came in 1989, then in 1991 she played Sarah Livingston, this was followed by Nicole Cahill in 1995.

Andy Mackay
Date Born: Tuesday 23 July 1946
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, UK
Summary: He released two solo albums in the 1970s, and composed the music for the album Rock Follies, which reached number one on the UK Albums Chart in 1976.

Angela Miller
Date Born: Thursday 17 February 1994
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: An American singer from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is currently a Top 6 finalist on the twelfth season of American Idol.

Ann Margret
Date Born: Monday 28 April 1941
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtlands Iän, Sweden, the daughter of Anna and Gustav Olsson, a native of Örnsköldsvik. Her father worked in the United States during his youth and immigrated back in 1942, working with the Johnson Electrical Company, while his wife and daughter stayed behind. Ann-Margret and her mother moved to the United States in November 1946.

Anne Miller
Date Born: Wednesday 12 April 1922
Description: Actress,Vocalist, Dancer
Summary: daughter of Clara Emma and John Alfred Collier, a criminal lawyer who represented Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow and Baby Face Nelson, among others. Miller's maternal grandmother was Cherokee.

Anne Murray
Date Born: Wednesday 20 June 1945
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Anne Murray was born in the small town of Springhill, Nova Scotia. Her father, James Carson Murray, was a doctor and her mother, Marion Murray, was a registered nurse.

Ariane Moffatt
Date Born: Thursday 26 April 1979
Description: Vocalist, Canada
Summary: She has won Félix and Juno Awards and has performed and collaborated with many artists such as Daniel Bélanger and Marc Déry.

Arif Mardin
Date Born: Tuesday 15 March 1932
Description: Record producer, USA
Summary: Arif Mardin was born in Ýstanbul into a renowned family that included statesmen, diplomats and leaders in the civic, military and business sectors of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic. His father was co-owner in a petroleum gas station chain.

Armando Manzanero
Date Born: Saturday 7 December 1935
Description: Composer, Mexico
Summary: Manzanero has composed more than four hundred songs, fifty of which have given him international fame.

Art Mooney
Date Born: Saturday 4 February 1911
Description: Band Leader, Producer, Arranger, Conductor, USA
Summary: Mooney's name, as well as his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was prominently featured in the motion picture The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.

Arthur Miller
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1915
Description: Playwright, essayist
Summary: He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956), as well as the film The Misfits (1961).

Audie Murphy
Date Born: Friday 20 June 1924
Description: Actor, Songwriter, USA
Summary: He became one the most famous soldiers of World War II and widely regarded as the most decorated American soldier of the war.

Audrey Meadows
Date Born: Monday 8 February 1926
Description: Actress
Summary: Audrey Meadows was born to Episcopal missionaries Rev. James Cotter and his wife, Ida.

Augie Meyers
Date Born: Friday 31 May 1940
Description: Keyboardist, USA
Summary: A founding member of the Sir Douglas Quintet. He was also sought after as a studio musician.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Betty Mcquade
Date Born: Tuesday 26 August 1941
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Betty McQuade's Midnight Bus, recorded in 1961, has been released more than six times. This record is an Australian rock-n-roll classic and is sought after by collectors. Written by 1961 John D. Loudermilk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Burgess Meredith
Date Born: Monday 16 November 1908
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: His career spanning many years he entered the world of Television in ’BATMAN’ as the Penguin.

Busi Mhlongo
Date Born: Saturday 28 June 1947
Description: Singer, songwriter, record producer
Summary: In 2000, Busi scooped three awards at the FNB South African Music Awards for best female artist, best adult contemporary album (Africa), and best African pop album.

Butch Mcdade
Date Born: Sunday 24 February 1946
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: The Aces came together in Memphis in 1972, first with bassist Jeff Davis and drummer Butch McDade?, who had recorded and toured with singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester.

Camille Maurane
Date Born: Wednesday 29 November 1911
Description: Vocalist, French
Summary: His father was a music teacher and he started singing as a child in the Maîtrise Saint-Evode in Rouen.

Carl Mann
Date Born: Saturday 22 August 1942
Description: Vocalist, singer. USA
Summary: Mann was raised in rural Tennessee; his parents owned a lumber business. He sang in church and did country songs for local talent shows, playing guitar and piano.

Carl Mccoy
Date Born: Friday 18 January 1963
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: McCoy is well known for his mystical and occult-based lyrics and beliefs.

Carlo Maria Giulini
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1914
Description: Violinist and conductor. Italy
Summary: Giulini was given a violin for Christmas in 1919, when he was five, and progressed rapidly with local instructors, notably a Bohemian violinist.

Carlo Mastrangelo
Date Born: Wednesday 5 October 1938
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: An original member and the baritone voice of the quartet.

Carlos Marin
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1968
Description: Vocalist, Spanish
Summary: In December 2003, he became a member of the international musical quartet Il Divo.

Carmen Mcrae
Date Born: Thursday 8 April 1920
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: McRae was born in Harlem, New York City on April 8, 1920, to West Indian (Jamaican) parents, Osmond and Evadne McRae.

Carmen Miranda
Date Born: Tuesday 9 February 1909
Description: Vocalist, Actress,Dancer, USA
Summary: She was nicknamed Carmen by her father, because of his love of the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. She was the second daughter of José Maria Pinto Cunha (1887 - 1938) and Maria Emília Miranda (1886 - 1971).

Chad Morgan
Date Born: Saturday 11 February 1933
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, Australia
Summary: He was dubbed the clown prince of comedy by Slim Dusty.

Charles Miller
Date Born: Wednesday 31 May 1939
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: He did recording sessions with The Ray Charles Band, and toured with the Debonaires, Brenton Wood, Senor Soul and Afro Blues Quintet + 1.

Charles Mingus
Date Born: Saturday 22 April 1922
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Beginning in his teen years, Mingus was writing quite advanced pieces; many are similar to Third Stream Jazz. A number of them were recorded in 1960 with conductor Gunther Schuller, and released as Pre-Bird, referring to Charlie "Bird" Parker.

Charlie Marinano
Date Born: Monday 12 November 1923
Description: Saxophonist, US
Summary: Charlie Mariano's career can easliy be divided into two. Early on he was a fixture in Boston, playing with Shorty Sherock (1948), Nat Pierce (1949-50) and his own groups.

Charlie Mccoy
Date Born: Friday 28 March 1941
Description: Harmonica, Composer, USA
Summary: His family left West Virginia when he was a boy to live in Miami, Florida. At age eight, he began playing the harmonica, developing his skills to where he decided to pursue a career in music.

Cheech Marin
Date Born: Saturday 13 July 1946
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
Summary: Marin born the son of Elsa, a secretary, and Oscar Marin, a policeman in the LAPD.

Chico Marx
Date Born: Tuesday 22 March 1887
Description: Actor, Pianist, USA
Summary: In a record album about the Marx Brothers, narrator Gary Owens stated that "although Chico's technique was limited, his repertoire was not." The opposite was true of Harpo.

Chris Marion
Date Born: Monday 8 January 1962
Description: Keyboardist , USA
Summary: Better known as a member of the Australian band, Little River Band

Chris Montez
Date Born: Sunday 17 January 1943
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Montez grew up in Hawthorne, California, influenced by the Latino flavored music of his community and the success of Ritchie Valens.

Christian Mcbride
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1972
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: McBride primarily plays upright bass, but is equally adept on the electric bass. During his tenure with Sting (2001-2003), he also played bass for the collaborative project, "The Philadelphia Experiment."

Christine Mcvie
Date Born: Monday 12 July 1943
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist, UK
Summary: Christine was born in the small village of Bouth in the Lake District. Her father, Cyril, was a college professor and concert violinist, and mother Beatrice was a medium, a psychic and a faith healer.

Chuck Morgan
Date Born: Saturday 28 June 1952
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Chuck Morgan is currently one of Australia's most in demand guitarists, working mostly with leading jazz musicians and acknowledged widely as a highly talented and versatile musician.

Clare Moore
Date Born: Saturday 2 January 1960
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: She played the role of Christine Daaé in the original cast of The Phantom of the Opera, as alternate Christine to Sarah Brightman

Claude Monteux
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1920
Description: American flutist and conductor. USA
Summary: He appeared in concert and in recordings with orchestras throughout the world, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the NBC Symphony Orchestra

Clyde Mcphatter
Date Born: Tuesday 15 November 1932
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: The United States Postal Service issued a stamp in his honor. The Rockabilly Hall of Fame recognized his pioneering efforts. 1993.

Cordell Mosson
Date Born: Thursday 16 October 1952
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Mosson was a prominent contributor to albums by both Funkadelic and Parliament from 1972 until the dissolution of the two groups in the early 1980s

Cory Monteith
Date Born: Tuesday 11 May 1982
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
Summary: Monteith began his acting career in Vancouver, British Columbia. He played minor roles in Final Destination 3, Whisper, and Deck the Halls.

Cosimo Matassa
Date Born: Friday 13 August 1926
Description: Recording engineer and studio owner, USA
Summary: An Italian-American recording engineer and studio owner responsible for many R&B and early rock and roll recordings.

Country Dick Montana
Date Born: Tuesday 17 May 1955
Description: Drummer, US
Summary: Country Dick Montana, Jerry Raney, Joey Harris, and Rolle Love were this traveling musical pleasure experience that will never be duplicated ever again.

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.

Curtis Mayfield
Date Born: Wednesday 3 June 1942
Description: Musician, Actor, USA
Summary: Born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Wells High School. He dropped out of high school early to become lead singer and songwriter for "The Impressions".

Cw Mccall
Date Born: Thursday 15 November 1928
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: In 1986, McCall was elected mayor of the town of Ouray, Colorado, ultimately serving for six years.

Daniel Motto
Date Born: Saturday 2 December 1978
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Matto performed throughout eastern Australia in clubs and festivals in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and in New Zealand.

Dannii Minogue
Date Born: Wednesday 20 October 1971
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Her father was born in Australia and is of Irish decent and her mother emigrated from Wales to Townsville, Queensland.

Danny Mcbride
Date Born: Tuesday 20 November 1945
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
Summary: McBride was best known as a lead guitarist for Sha Na Na during their heyday on their own TV series of the same name.

Danny Mcculloch
Date Born: Wednesday 18 July 1945
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: After the release of The Twain Shall Meet in May of 1968, Briggs and McCullough left the band. They were replaced by keyboardist Zoot Money and guitarist Andy Summers.

Darren Mcgavin
Date Born: Sunday 7 May 1922
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He appeared as the tough-talking, funny detective in the 1950s television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.

Dave Madden
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1931
Description: Actor, Film, television and voice actor
Summary: He became better known for his role as Reuben Kincaid, the harried agent for The Partridge Family (1970-74).

Dave Mason
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1944
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, UK
Summary: His long career has included working with top musicians and singers such as Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix etc.

Dave Mattacks
Date Born: Saturday 13 March 1948
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He began as a piano tuner before taking up the drums.

Dave Matthews
Date Born: Monday 9 January 1967
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Pianist, South Africa
Summary: A South African, now naturalized American, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and musician.

Dave Mustaine
Date Born: Wednesday 13 September 1961
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: In 2009 Mustaine was named the No. 1 player in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.

David Macrae
Date Born: Tuesday 2 April 1940
Description: Keyboards, NZ
Summary: MacRae studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music and then worked in Australia in the 1960s as an arranger for Festival Records.

David Marks
Date Born: Sunday 22 August 1948
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Marks was part of the Beach Boys line-up, at age 13, when they signed with Capitol Records on July 16, 1962. Marks performed on the band's first four albums, playing rhythm guitar and singing harmony.

David Mason - Trumpet
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1926
Description: Trumpeter, UK
Summary: On 17 January 1967 at Abbey Road Studios Mason recorded the piccolo trumpet solo which is a prominent part of The Beatles' song Penny Lane.

David Mccomb
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1962
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia.
Summary: David McComb was born in Perth, the youngest of four boys. Both their parents were doctors, their father, Dr Harold McComb, a prominent plastic surgeon and their mother, Dr Athel Hockey.

David Miller
Date Born: Saturday 14 April 1973
Description: Vocalist

David Mook
Date Born: Wednesday 15 April 1936
Description: Composer,Publisher , USA
Summary: Writer of themes songs such as ’Scooby Doo’ - ’The Dating Game’ etc.

David Murray
Date Born: Sunday 19 February 1995
Description: Tenor saxophone and sometimes bass clarinet.
Summary: Murray was a founding member of the World Saxophone Quartet with Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill and Hamiet Bluiett.

Dean Martin
Date Born: Thursday 7 June 1917
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: As a singer, Martin copied the styles of Bing Crosby and Perry Como until he developed his own and could hold his own in duets with Sinatra and Crosby.

Dean Mathis
Date Born: Friday 17 March 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: "Bread and Butter" was the group's first hit.

Dean Paul Martin
Date Born: Saturday 17 November 1951
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Actor, and member of the short lived group "Dino, Dezzi and Billy" in the sixties.

Debra Messing
Date Born: Thursday 15 August 1968
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Throughout her career she has been nominated for a total of six Emmy Awards, eight Golden Globe Awards and eight Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2003 she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Will & Grace.

Dee Murray
Date Born: Wednesday 3 April 1946
Description: Bassist, PIanist, UK
Summary: Murray was a talented musician whose gift for melody, placement, and an understated, yet profound technique plus his standout work as a backing vocalist puts him in an elite class among rock bassists.

Delbert Mcclinton
Date Born: Monday 4 November 1940
Description: Harmonicaist, Vocalist
Summary: Working in bands such as 'The Straitjackets' and backing stars such as Sony Boy Williams II, Lightening Hopkins and Jimmy Reed.

Demi Moore
Date Born: Sunday 11 November 1962
Description: Actress, US
Summary: Demi Moore's film debut was in the 1982 3-D science fiction/horror film, Parasite, which was a hit on the drive-in circuit, ultimately grossing $7 million.

Deniese Morrison
Date Born: Saturday 21 April 1956
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Her first appearance was at the age of ten.

Denise Mccann
Date Born: Thursday 16 December 1948
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Growing up in a musical family, (her grandfather Albert Hews McCann, Sr. was a professional cornet player.

Dennis Morgan
Date Born: Sunday 20 December 1908
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: He has a star on Hollywood Blvd but today remains a distant figure from the Golden Age of Film. His charm and good looks belied a solid actor who never gave a bad performance

Derek Manning
Date Born: Tuesday 6 April 1948
Description: Bassist, Australia
Summary: Derek became the bassist of Adelaide's "Exiles" with his brother Phil.

Dewey Martin
Date Born: Monday 30 September 1940
Description: Drummer, Vocalist, Canada
Summary: In September 1969, Martin signed a solo deal with Uni Records and recorded a cover of the country favourite, "Jambalaya" with session ace James Burton on guitar.

Diana Mangano
Date Born: Sunday 2 June 1968
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: Mangano was replaced in Starship by vocalist Cathy Richardson in early 2008

Dick Martin
Date Born: Monday 30 January 1922
Description: Comedian, USA
Summary: Mainly known for the co host of "LAUGH IN" television series during the sixties with partner Dan Rowan.P/E

Dick Morrissey
Date Born: Thursday 9 May 1940
Description: Saxophonist, UK
Summary: By the mid-60s, he had over two consecutive years come in second place behind Hayes in the Melody Maker Jazz Poll (1966 & 1967).

Dimitris Mitropanos
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1948
Description: Vocalist, Greek
Summary: In 1967, Mitropanos recorded his first album with the song "Thessaloniki." This followed the recording of "Chameni Paschalia", a song that was censored by the Greek military junta and thus never released.

Dina Merrill
Date Born: Wednesday 9 December 1925
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: In April 2005 she received a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Dodo Marmarosa
Date Born: Tuesday 1 December 1925
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: Marmarosa joined Artie Shaw's combo, known as the Gramercy Five, that also featured guitarist Barney Kessel and fellow Pittsburgher, trumpet player Roy Eldridge.

Domenico Modugno
Date Born: Monday 9 January 1928
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Italy
Summary: From a young age he wanted to become an actor and in 1951, after his military service, he enrolled in an acting school.

Don Mclean
Date Born: Tuesday 2 October 1945
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: In 2001 "American Pie" was voted No. 5 in a poll of the 365 Songs of the Century compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Don Mcpherson
Date Born: Wednesday 9 July 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: The group was formed in Harlem, NY in 1964 as a trio called the Poets, composed of lead singer Donald McPherson

Don Murray
Date Born: Saturday 3 November 1945
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Drummer for ’The Turtles’, a popular sixties group charting with such hits as ’Happy Together’ etc.

Donna Mills
Date Born: Friday 11 December 1942
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: It has been said that "Sandy" in the film "Grease" was based on Mills life when growing up in Baltimore.

Dorothy Mcguire
Date Born: Wednesday 14 June 1916
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She founded the La Jolla Playhouse along with Gregory Peck and Mel Ferrer in 1947.

Dorothy Mcguire - Singer
Date Born: Monday 13 February 1928
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Dorothy was the middle of three sisters Christine (oldest) and Phyllis (youngest), their mother was an ordained minister, they were born and raised in Middletown, Ohio, a Northern suburb of Cincinnati.

Dorothy Moore
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1946
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Born to Mary Moore and Melvin Hendrex Snr., Dorothy was raised by her great grandmother.

Doug Mulray
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1951
Description: Radio host
Summary: Mulray often referred to himself as Uncle Doug, Doctor Dougie, or the Reverend Doctor Doug and typically signed off with the punning catchphrase "Cop ya later".

Dudley Moore
Date Born: Friday 19 April 1935
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: His fame as a comedic actor was later heightened by his success in Hollywood movies such as 10 with Bo Derek and Arthur in the late 1970s and early 1980s

Ed Mcmahon
Date Born: Tuesday 6 March 1923
Description: Comedian, game show host, announcer, and television personality
Summary: According to Entertainment Weekly, McMahon is considered one of the greatest "sidekicks".

Eddie Murphy
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1961
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: In 1982, Murphy made his big screen debut in the film 48 Hrs. with Nick Nolte.

Elaine Moore
Date Born: Monday 5 May 1941
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: One of Adelaides first entertainers of early popular T.V. shows in Adeliade.

Elizabeth Montgomery
Date Born: Saturday 15 April 1933
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: In June 2005, a statue of Montgomery as Samantha Stephens was erected in Salem, Massachusetts.

Ella Mae Morse
Date Born: Friday 12 September 1924
Description: Vocalist, singer. USA
Summary: Morse was born in Mansfield, Texas, United States. She was hired by Jimmy Dorsey when she was 14 years old. Dorsey believed she was 19, and when he was informed by the school board that he was now responsible for her care, he fired her.

Ella Mae Morse
Date Born: Friday 12 September 1924
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She was hired by Jimmy Dorsey when she was 14 years old. Dorsey believed she was 19, and when he was informed by the school board that he was now responsible for her care, he fired her.

Elle Macpherson
Date Born: Sunday 29 March 1964
Description: Actress, Model, Fashion
Summary: Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow in Cronulla, New South Wales, the daughter of Peter Gow a former club president of Sydney rugby league club the Cronulla Sharks. She is the eldest of four children.

Elvis Presley Movies
Date Born: Tuesday 8 January 1935
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
Summary: Elvis Presley made 31 films as an actor.

Ethel Merman
Date Born: Wednesday 16 June 1909
Description: Vocalist Actress, USA
Summary: Merman was born to Edward Zimmermann, was an accountant, and her mother, Agnes, was a school teacher.

Etta Moten Barnett
Date Born: Tuesday 5 November 1901
Description: Actress, singer, U.S. cultural representative in Africa
Summary: On January 31, 1933, Moten became the first black star to perform at the White House.

Ewan Maccoll
Date Born: Monday 25 January 1915
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: Born to Scottish parents, William and Betsy Miller in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire in England.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garnet Mimms
Date Born: Friday 26 November 1937
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Mimms was given a Pioneer Award in 1999 by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

Garry Marshall
Date Born: Tuesday 13 November 1934
Description: Actor, director, writer, producer, USA
Summary: Marshall was born in the New York City borough of the Bronx, the son of Marjorie Irene (née Ward), a tap dance teacher who ran a tap dance school, and the late Anthony Wallace Marshall (1906–99), a director of industrial films and later a producer.

Garry Marshall
Date Born: Tuesday 13 November 1934
Description: Actor, director, writer, producer
Summary: Marshall was born in the New York City borough of The Bronx.He is the brother of actress/director Penny Marshall and Ronny Marshall Hallin, a TV producer.

Gary Mallaber
Date Born: Friday 11 October 1946
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Mallaber joined the Steve Miller band in 1976 replacing John King.

Gary Mcdonald
Date Born: Saturday 30 October 1948
Description: Actor, Australia
Summary: Gunston's trademark outfit consisted of an iridescent-blue tuxedo jacket, black stovepipe trousers, and sneakers with white socks. McDonald used makeup to make his face deathbed white and had bits of tissue drying on shaving nicks.

Gary Moore
Date Born: Friday 4 April 1952
Description: Guitarist, Ireland
Summary: Moore played in Thin Lizzy for several periods and worked with Phil Lynott subsequently in his solo career.

Gary Morris
Date Born: Tuesday 7 December 1948
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: While in the third grade, Morris and his sister won a talent show after singing their rendition of the pop hit "This Old House," originally popularized by Rosemary Clooney.

Gene Mcdaniels
Date Born: Tuesday 12 February 1935
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: McDaniels had six Top 40 hits. The two that went into the top five were 1961's "Tower of Strength" and "A Hundred Pounds of Clay".

Gene Mumford
Date Born: Wednesday 24 June 1925
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Mumford first joined the Serenaders, and then joined David McNeil in Billy Ward & the Dominoes.

Geoff Mack
Date Born: Wednesday 20 December 1922
Summary: Albert Geoffrey McElhinney, better known as Geoff Mack, was a country singer-songwriter who wrote "I've Been Everywhere", an Australian hit, for Lucky Starr in April 1962, and which became popular in North America when adapted for Hank Snow in November.

George M. Cohan
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1878
Description: Entertainer, Playwright, Composer, Lyricist, Actor, Singer, Dancer, Producer
Summary: His life and music were depicted in the Academy Award-winning film Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and the 1968 musical George M!. A statue of Cohan is in Times Square in New York City.

George Martin
Date Born: Sunday 3 January 1926
Description: Record Producer, Conductor, UK
Summary: Martin's family acquired a piano that sparked his interest in music. At eight-years-old, Martin persuaded his parents that he should take piano lessons, but those ended after only eight lessons because of a disagreement between his mother and the teacher.

George Mccrae
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Richard Finch and Harry Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band invited him to sing the lyrics for a song that they had recorded. The extent that the song, "Rock Your Baby", became one of the first hits of the disco era in 1974.

George Michael
Date Born: Tuesday 25 June 1963
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Michael was born in North London. His father was Kyriacos Panayiotou, a Greek Cypriot restaurateur who moved to England in the 1950s and changed his name to Jack Panos.

George Morgan
Date Born: Saturday 28 June 1924
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Morgan was born to Zachariah "Zach" Morgan and Ethel Turner in Waverly, Tennessee but raised in Barberton, Ohio.

Georgina Mcginness
Date Born: Monday 29 August 1966
Summary: Nine News Adelaide's weekend 6pm news bulletin, a position she has held since 1989.

Gerald Marks
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1900
Description: Composer of songs, USA
Summary: The success of his song "All of Me" led him to become a member of ASCAP, and he remained active in the organization for decades, serving on its board of directors from 1970 to 1981.

Gerry Marsden
Date Born: Thursday 24 September 1942
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: In 1962 Gerry and the Pacemakers were signed by manager Brian Epstein as his second group after the Beatles

Gery Mulligan
Date Born: Wednesday 6 April 1927
Description: Saxophonist, USA

Gian Carlo Menotti
Date Born: Friday 7 July 1911
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: Spoleto Festival in Melbourne, Australia. Menotti was the artistic director during the period of 1986-88, but after three festivals there, he decided to withdraw

Giorgio Moroder
Date Born: Friday 26 April 1940
Description: Record Producer, Sogn writer. USA
Summary: Moroder has won three Academy Awards: Best Original Score for Midnight Express (1978); Best Song for "Flashdance...What a Feeling", from the film Flashdance (1983)

Gizele Mackenzie
Date Born: Monday 10 January 1927
Description: Vocalist , Canadian - American
Summary: In 1953 she reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart, with her rendition of "Seven Lonely Days".

Gladys Moncrieff
Date Born: Wednesday 13 April 1892
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Moncrieff became known as 'Australia's Queen of Song' and then 'Our Glad'.

Glen Moffatt
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1971
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Glen Moffatt is a New Zealand country music singer-songwriter who relocated to Brisbane, Australia, in 2002.

Glenn Miller
Date Born: Tuesday 1 March 1904
Description: Trombonist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor, USA
Summary: He went to grade school in North Platte, Nebraska. In 1915, Miller's family moved to Grant City, Missouri where he continued school and milked cows for spending money. Around this time, Miller was given his first trombone and then played in the town orchestra.

Goldy Mcjohn
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1945
Description: Keyboardist, Canadian
Summary: A Canadian keyboard player best known as the original keyboardist for rock group Steppenwolf. Originally a classically trained pianist, he was a pioneer in the early use of the electronic organ.

Gordon Macrae
Date Born: Saturday 12 March 1921
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
Summary: The son of radio star "Wee Willie" MacRae, and his concert pianist mother. When he was very young, his family moved to Syracuse NY, where he attended Nottingham High School, participating in the Drama Club.

Gordon Mills
Date Born: Wednesday 15 May 1935
Description: Manager,Composer - UK
Summary: Mills also produced Gilbert O'Sullivan, particularly on the song "Clair," which is named for Mills' daughter

Grady Martin
Date Born: Thursday 17 January 1929
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: In 1951, he signed with Decca Records with own country-jazz band, Grady Martin and the Slew Foot Five.

Grant Mclennan
Date Born: Wednesday 12 February 1958
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Arranger, Australia
Summary: McLennan, who grew up in Far North Queensland, and Forster formed the Go-Betweens at university in Brisbane in 1977, recording their first single the following year and releasing their debut album in 1981.

Groucho Marx
Date Born: Thursday 2 October 1890
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
Summary: Groucho Marx made a total of 26 movies; of them, fifteen were with his brothers Chico and Harpo.

Guglielmo Marconi
Date Born: Saturday 25 April 1874
Description: Radio, Italian
Summary: Born in Italy, the second son of Giuseppe Marconi, an Italian landowner, and his Irish wife, Annie Jameson, granddaughter of the founder of the Jameson Whiskey distillery.

Gummo Marx
Date Born: Sunday 23 October 1892
Description: Management, USA
Summary: Three of his brothers Groucho, Chico, and Harpo were given their nicknames during a card game at the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg, Illinois, and the names stuck for their entire lives.

Gus Mercurio
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1928
Description: Actor, Australia
Summary: His film appearances include The Blue Lagoon (1980), The Man from Snowy River (1982), Turkey Shoot (1982), Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) and Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997).

Guy Mitchell
Date Born: Sunday 22 February 1925
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: In 2007, he would have celebrated his 80th birthday anniversary. To commemorate his musical legacy and this landmark year the British division of Sonybmg release "The Essential Collection" CD.

Hal Mckusick
Date Born: Thursday 24 April 1924
Description: Saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist
Summary: Hal McKusick worked with the big bands of Les Brown, Woody Herman (1943), Boyd Raeburn (1944-1945), Alvino Rey (1946), Buddy Rich, and Claude Thornhill (1948-1949).

Hank B Marvin
Date Born: Tuesday 28 October 1941
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Hank Marvin’s original guitar is now owned by fellow Shadow Bruce Welch and Des O’Conner owns one of Buddy Hollys first strat’s unless Paul McCartney has finally grabbed it.

Hank Mills
Date Born: Thursday 9 April 1936
Description: Comoser of music, USA
Summary: Mills authored a number of country and western hits of the 1960s and 70's

Harpo Marx
Date Born: Friday 23 November 1888
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Harpo recorded an album of harp music for RCA Victor, Harp by Harpo, 1952 and two for Mercury Records, Harpo, in Hi-Fi, 1957; Harpo at Work, 1958.

Harry M. Miller
Date Born: Saturday 6 January 1934
Description: Promoter and Publicist.
Summary: Miller gives advice and manages all communication, negotiations and media attention surrounding an individual or company that finds themselves under intense public spotlight for example.

Harry Morgan
Date Born: Saturday 10 April 1915
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: One of the finest actors mainly remembered for his role as Sherman T. Potter in the TV series of ’MASH’ in which he won an Emmy.

Harvey Mandel
Date Born: Monday 11 March 1946
Description: Guitarist, Producer, USA
Summary: A professional at twenty, he played with Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, and John Mayall before starting a solo career.

Hayley Mills
Date Born: Thursday 18 April 1946
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: She made her stage debut in a 1966 West End revival of Peter Pan.

Helen Merrill
Date Born: Monday 21 July 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Merrill's recording career has spanned six decades and she is popular with fans of jazz in Japan and Italy.

Helen Morgan
Date Born: Thursday 2 August 1900
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Helen was born in rural Danville, Illinois. Her father was a farmer and a schoolteacher. After her mother remarried, she changed the last name to "Morgan

Henry Mancini
Date Born: Wednesday 16 April 1924
Description: Composer
Summary: Mancini was born Enrico Nicola Mancini in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the steel town of West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

Henry Mccullough
Date Born: Wednesday 21 July 1943
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: In 1971 Paul McCartney asked McCullough to join his new band, Wings, alongside Denny Laine and Denny Seiwell.YOUTUBE: Afternoon television in Belfast circa 1991. With Percy Robinson, Liam Bradley, Roe Butcher and Mr. James Delaney.

Herbie Mann
Date Born: Wednesday 16 April 1930
Description: Saxophonist, Composer. US
Summary: Mann had a number of songs cross over to the pop charts — rather rare for a jazz musician. A 1998 interview reported that "At least 25 Herbie Mann albums have made the top 200 pop charts, success denied most of his jazz peers."

Howard Michael
Date Born: Friday 18 November 1938
Description: Bassist, Australia
Summary: Mainly known as the owner of the "Twin Street Music Centre" situated in the heart of Adelaide in Twin Street.

Hugh Martin
Date Born: Tuesday 11 August 1914
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: An American musical theater and film composer, arranger, vocal coach, and playwright.

Hugh Mcdowell
Date Born: Friday 31 July 1953
Description: Celloist, Pianist, UK
Summary: McDowell performed with the first live line-up of ELO in 1972 while only 19 years old. YOUTUBE: Osaka Japan in 1978 during the Out of Blue Tour. I digitally remastered it to improve sound quality. I made a video montage of Hugh playing his cello.

Hugh Mckenna
Date Born: Monday 28 November 1949
Description: Pianist, UK
Summary: The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (often shortened to SAHB) with Hugh McKenna was a member.

Hugo Montenegro
Date Born: Wednesday 2 September 1925
Description: Band leader, Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: An American orchestra leader and composer of film soundtracks.

Iain Macmiller
Date Born: Thursday 20 October 1938
Description: Photographer, Scottish
Summary: The BBC used some of his photos in the series "The Rock and Roll Years".

Ian "molly" Meldrum
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1946
Description: Media, Personality, Journalsit, Australia
Summary: Music news presenter on the popular music program Countdown and widely recognised for his trademark Akubra hat.

Ian Mcdonald
Date Born: Sunday 3 October 1948
Description: British music critic and author, UK
Summary: In his 1994 Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties, MacDonald carefully anatomised each recording by The Beatles, examining the broad themes and sources.

Ian Mckellen
Date Born: Thursday 25 May 1939
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: He has won multiple Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, two Academy Award nominations, and five Emmy Award nominations.

Ian Mclagan
Date Born: Saturday 12 May 1945
Description: Keyboardist, UK
Summary: English keyboards instrumentallist, best known as a member of Small Faces, and Faces.

Ian Moss
Date Born: Sunday 20 March 1955
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Born in Alice Springs to Geoff and Lorna Moss on 20 March 1953, Moss originally took piano lessons but switched to guitar at age 11.

Irving Mills
Date Born: Tuesday 16 January 1894
Description: Vocalist, Music Publisher, Film Producer, USA
Summary: Mills was one of the first to record black and white musicians together, using twelve white musicians and the Duke Ellington Orchestra on a 12" 78 rpm disc performing St. Louis Blues.

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.

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 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

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.

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).

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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".

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 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.

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?

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.

Joanna Moore
Date Born: Saturday 10 November 1934
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She is best remembered as the benevolent girlfriend of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the early TV episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show."

Jodi Martin
Date Born: Saturday 6 November 1976
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Her professional music career began in mid-1996 while she was still a student at Southern Cross University, when she got be the opening act for Arlo Guthrie first Australian tour.

Jody Miller
Date Born: Saturday 29 November 1941
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In 1999, the Country Gospel Music Association inducted Miller into its Hall of Fame, along with Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell.

Joe Mantegna
Date Born: Thursday 13 November 1947
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He is best known for his roles in box office hits such as Three Amigos (1986), The Godfather Part III (1990), Forget Paris (1995), and Up Close & Personal (1996).

Joe Maphis
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1921
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: An American country guitarist and one of the greats of his time.

Joe Medwick
Date Born: Thursday 22 June 1933
Description: Vocalist, USA

Joe Meek
Date Born: Friday 5 April 1929
Description: Producer, UK
Summary: Meek was the founder of "Triumph Records" and recording his first hit "Johnny Remember Me'" by Johnny Leyton

Joe Morello
Date Born: Wednesday 17 July 1929
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Morello suffered from impaired vision since he was born, and devoted himself to indoor activities.

Joel Madden
Date Born: Monday 11 March 1974
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, guitarist
Summary: In November 2007, Nicole Richie and Madden created The Richie Madden Children's Foundation. The charity will create and promote an online registry to inspire the purchases of items for moms and their families in need.

Joey Molland
Date Born: Saturday 21 June 1947
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: Molland's recording career began in earnest in 1967 when he joined Gary Walker (formerly of the Walker Brothers) for the group 'Gary Walker & The Rain'.

John Macaluso
Date Born: Sunday 21 January 1968
Description: Dancer, USA
Summary: John started playing drums at age 11. Now having recorded on more than 200 records and playing on multiple world tours.

John Marascalco
Date Born: Friday 27 March 1931
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: Marascalco tunes have been recorded by everybody from Little Richard to Creedence Clearwater Revival to the Stray Cats.

John Maus
Date Born: Friday 12 November 1943
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: The trio formed in England in 1964. Also known as John Walker.

John Mayall
Date Born: Wednesday 29 November 1933
Description: GuitaristVocalist, Harmonicist, UK
Summary: Mayall's father was Murray Mayall, a guitarist and jazz music enthusiast.

John Mayer
Date Born: Sunday 16 October 1977
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
Summary: Mayer began his career performing mainly acoustic rock, but gradually began a transition towards the blues genre in 2005 by collaborating with renowned blues artists such as B. B. King, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton.

John Mccallum
Date Born: Thursday 14 March 1918
Description: Actor, Australia
Summary: McCallum became a leading man in Australian films of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1948 he married the British actress Googie Withers, with whom he appeared in a large number of films.

John Mccormack
Date Born: Friday 14 June 1844
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
Summary: McCormack was the first artist to record the World War I hit song It's a Long Way to Tipperary, in 1914. He toured Australia after Dame Nellie Melba engaged him, then at the height of his operatic career aged 27, as a star tenor for the Melba Grand Opera Season.

John Mceuen
Date Born: Wednesday 19 December 1945
Description: Vocalist,, Guitarist, Banjoist, USA
Summary: A broad spectrum of music Americana, with a bit of "the old country" music thrown in for good measure, has made John McEuen known as America's instrumental poet.

John Mcgeoch
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1955
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: He was described as "one of the most influential guitarists of his generation" and he was also considered as "the new wave Jimmy Page".

John Mclaughlin
Date Born: Sunday 4 January 1942
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
Summary: He played with Miles Davis on his landmark albums In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew.

John Mcnally
Date Born: Wednesday 30 August 1939
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Summary: They were the second group from Liverpool after the Beatles to have a hit in America when "Needles and Pins" charted during the first week of March 1964.

John Mcvie
Date Born: Monday 26 November 1945
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: He joined Fleetwood Mac shortly after its formation by guitarist Peter Green in 1967, replacing the band's first bassist, Bob Brunning.

John Meillon
Date Born: Tuesday 1 May 1934
Description: Actor, Australia

John Mellencamp
Date Born: Sunday 7 October 1951
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Guitarist, USA
Summary: He has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has amassed 22 Top 40 hits in the United States.

John Michael Montgomery
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1965
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Montgomery has sold over sixteen million albums and numerous awards during his seemingly short career.

John Miles
Date Born: Saturday 23 April 1949
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, UK
Summary: Miles was a member of a local band called The Influence, which also included Paul Thompson, later drummer with Roxy Music.

John Mills
Date Born: Saturday 22 February 1908
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: An Academy Award winning English actor, who made more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades.

John Mooney
Date Born: Sunday 3 April 1955
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: In 1981, he formed his own band Bluesiana with whom he has been recording and touring with since.

Johnathan Melvoin
Date Born: Wednesday 6 December 1961
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: A Jazz pianist and sessions player performing and playing on ’Princes’ album ’Around The World in a Day’.

Johnny Mac
Date Born: Wednesday 17 August 1932
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: For six years he was contracted exclusively to Channel Seven in Adelaide working daily on the children's show "Wonderland" then weekly on "Country Style".

Johnny Maddox
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1927
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: Maddox performed on numerous popular TV shows in the 1950s.

Johnny Maestro
Date Born: Sunday 7 May 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge is an American musical group, best known for their rendition of Jimmy Webb’s "The Worst That Could Happen" (1968).

Johnny Mathis
Date Born: Monday 30 September 1935
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Mathis has sold more than 350 million records and albums.

Johnny Mccauley
Date Born: Thursday 23 April 1925
Description: Composer of music, Ireland
Summary: As a young adult he moved to London and in 1953 began singing professionally with his band, the Westernaires.

Johnny Mercer
Date Born: Monday 8 November 1909
Description: Actor, Arranger, Band Leader, Composer, USA
Summary: Winner of 4 Academy Awards. One of the true great composers of the 29th Century.

Johnny Moore
Date Born: Saturday 20 October 1906
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers were a successful and influential African-American vocal and instrumental group in the 1940s and 1950s.

Jon Moss
Date Born: Wednesday 11 September 1957
Description: Drumer, UK
Summary: Moss was a part of the Culture Club reformation between 1998 and 2002.

Jonathan May
Date Born: Thursday 9 October 1958
Description: Cellist and conductor
Summary: His orchestras have performed in England, Scotland, Australia, throughout Austria, and in major Italian venues including Milan, Fiesole, and at the Academy of Music at Santa Cecelia.

Joni Mitchell
Date Born: Sunday 7 November 1943
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: As a teenager, Joni taught herself ukulele and, later, guitar. She began performing at parties, which eventually led to busking and gigs playing in coffeehouses and other venues in Saskatoon.

Joseph Mccarthy
Date Born: Sunday 27 September 1885
Description: Lyrisist, USA
Summary: Among the composers McCarthy collaborated with are Harry Tierney, Harry Carroll, Fred Fisher and Jimmy Monaco.

Joy Mckean
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1930
Description: Singer, Composer of music, Australian
Summary: Known as the "grand lady" of Australian country music, McKean is recognised as one of Australia's leading song writers and bush balladeers and wrote several of Dusty's most popular songs.[

Julianne Moore
Date Born: Saturday 3 December 1960
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: American actress and a children's book author. Throughout her career, she has been nominated for four Oscars.

Juliet Mills
Date Born: Friday 21 November 1941
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: The daughter of John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, and the sister of Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills began her career as a child actor.

June Monteiro
Date Born: Monday 1 July 1946
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Member of vocal group "The Toys". Formed in 1960.

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.

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.

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.

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'"

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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 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”.

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.

Lawrence Tureaud - Mr T
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1952
Description: Actor, motivational speaker, USA
Summary: In 1984 Mr. T released an album titled Mr. T's Commandments (Columbia/CBS Records), much in the same tone as his 1984 educational video, which instructed children to stay in school and to stay away from drugs.

Lawrie Minson
Date Born: Saturday 13 September 1958
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Mainly known for backing Lee Kernaghan's band and also a singer, songwriter.

Lee Majors
Date Born: Tuesday 23 April 1940
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Majors got his big break when he beat out over 400 young actors, including Burt Reynolds, for the co-starring role of Heath Barkley in a new ABC western series, The Big Valley, which starred Barbara Stanwyck.

Lee Michaels
Date Born: Monday 24 December 1945
Description: Keyboardist, US
Summary: Michaels went into semi-retirement from the music business by the end of the decade, which was also influenced by his severe hearing loss.

Lee Morgan
Date Born: Sunday 10 July 1938
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: Morgan was a jazz prodigy, first picking up the trumpet on about the age of thirteen or so, after developing an interest in the vibraphone.

Leon Mcauliffe
Date Born: Wednesday 3 January 1917
Description: Steel Guitarist
Summary: He in more noted, however, for his most famous composition, "Steel Guitar Rag", and his playing, along with that of "Bob Dunn Light Crust Doughboys".

Leroi Moore
Date Born: Thursday 7 September 1961
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Moore helped found the Charlottesville Swing Orchestra (1982).

Les Maguire
Date Born: Sunday 27 December 1942
Description: Keyboardist, UK
Summary: The group are remembered for many top hits such as HOW DO YOU DO IT.

Leslie Mckeown
Date Born: Saturday 12 November 1955
Description: Vocalist, Scotland
Summary: McKeown joined the Bay City Rollers in late 1973, replacing original lead singer Nobby Clark.

Linda Mccartney
Date Born: Thursday 24 September 1942
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist, UK, USA
Summary: Before her marriage to Paul McCartney, she served as the house photographer for the Fillmore East in New York City.

Lisa Marie Presley
Date Born: Thursday 1 February 1968
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: She attended the 10th grade at an alternative boarding school in Ojai, California, called Happy Valley School.

Lisa Mitchell
Date Born: Thursday 22 March 1990
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: On August 4, 2007, Mitchell released her debut EP, Said One To The Other via iTunes and physically one week later. It was released independently through Scorpio and Warner Music.

Little Milton
Date Born: Monday 17 September 1934
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: In 1952, while still a teenager playing in local bars, he caught the attention of Ike Turner, who was at that time a talent scout for Sam Phillips' Sun Records.

Liza Minnelli
Date Born: Tuesday 12 March 1946
Description: Vocalist, Actress
Summary: The Oscar winner for ’Cabaret’ in 1973 and also numerous awards.

Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Date Born: Sunday 16 December 1956
Description: Vocalist, French
Summary: A French singer and musician, a pioneer in the worldbeat genre, as well as a writer and painter.

Lloyd Maines
Date Born: Thursday 28 June 1951
Description: Pedal Steel Guitar, Producer. USA
Summary: Maines was a member of The Maines Brothers Band in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Lonnie Mack
Date Born: Friday 18 July 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: In 1980, the editors of Guitar World magazine ranked "Memphis" first among rock's top five "landmark" guitar recordings.[6] He is widely regarded today as a pivotal historical figure in expanding the role of the electric guitar in rock.

Lorrie Morgan
Date Born: Saturday 27 June 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Morgan made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at age 13, performing Fred Spielman and Janice Torre's "Paper Roses."

Lou Martin
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1949
Description: Pianist, Ireland
Summary: Martin started learning the piano at the age of six, and joined his first professional band, Killing Floor, in April or May 1968.

Louise Mandrell
Date Born: Tuesday 13 July 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She is the younger sister of legendary Country singer Barbara Mandrell, and older sister of actress Irlene Mandrell.

Lucia Mannucci
Date Born: Tuesday 18 May 1920
Description: Vocalist, Italy
Summary: Born at Bologna, Mannucci relocated to Milan at a young age.

Lucky Millinder
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1900
Description: Band leader, USA
Summary: Band Leader, never played an instrument, and never sang, but discovered many top names in his time.

Lydia Mendoza
Date Born: Sunday 21 May 1916
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Mendoza was born into a musical family in Houston, Texas. She learned to sing and play stringed instruments from her mother and grandmother.

Ma Rainey
Date Born: Monday 26 April 1886
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Rainey born in Georgia. She first appeared on stage in Columbus in "A Bunch of Blackberries" at fourteen. She then joined a traveling vaudeville troupe, the Rabbit Foot Minstrels.

Mac Curtis
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1939
Description: Guiarist, USA
Summary: An American rockabilly musician.

Mac Curtis
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1939
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
Summary: Rockabilly legend Mac Curtis was born in Fort Worth, TX, on January 16, 1939. He grew up with his grandparents and started playing the guitar in 1951 at the age of 12.

Mac Davis
Date Born: Wednesday 21 January 1942
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, USA
Summary: Mac Davis was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000. For his contribution to the recording industry, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.

Mac Mcanally
Date Born: Monday 15 July 1957
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
Summary: McAnally was born July 15, 1957 in Red Bay, Alabama. He began playing piano and singing in church at the Belmont First Baptist Church in Belmont, Mississippi as a child, and by age fifteen, he had composed his first song

Macaulay Culkin
Date Born: Tuesday 26 August 1980
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: At the height of his fame he was regarded as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple.

Macdonald Carey
Date Born: Saturday 15 March 1913
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He is most recognized today, over a decade after his passing, as the voice who recites the epigram each day before the program begins: "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives".

Mack Sennett
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1880
Description: Film producer, Singer, Dancer, Canada
Summary: Sennett has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Also in 2004, he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

Mackenzie Phillips
Date Born: Tuesday 10 November 1959
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
Summary: The daughter of John Phillips, lead singer of the The Mamas & the Papas, and his first wife, Susan Adams.

Macy Gray
Date Born: Wednesday 6 September 1967
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: In 2001, Gray won the Grammy Award for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" for "I Try", which was also nominated for "Song of the Year" and "Record of the Year".

Madeline Bell
Date Born: Thursday 23 July 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Her first major solo hit was a cover version of Dee Dee Warwick's single "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me".

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.

Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1958
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: One to take risks and receive the benefits. Madonna has probably broken many rules in the industry but has shown she can sing and definitely act very well.

Mae West
Date Born: Thursday 17 August 1893
Description: Actress, Comedian, Singer, USA
Summary: West was the largest box office draw in the United States at the time, and the second highest paid person in the US after William Randolph Hearst.

Maggie Bell
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1945
Description: Vocalist, Scotland
Summary: Her song "No Mean City", written by Mike Moran, is the theme music to the TV crime drama Taggart.

Maggie Tabberer
Date Born: Friday 11 December 1936
Description: Television host, Model, editor, writer, fashion designer, Australia
Summary: Maggie's first modelling job was a one-off assignment at the age of 14, after a photographer spotted her at her sister's wedding.

Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1975
Description: Rapper, USA
Summary: Magic grew up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, and first made his name in New Orleans' underground circuit, before signing with Master P's No Limit at the suggestion of P's brother, C-Murder. He was intended to become part of TRU

Magic Sam
Date Born: Sunday 14 February 1937
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Like so many Blues performers before him who found their fame in Chicago, Magic Sam was originally from the Mississippi Delta. He was born Samuel Maghett near Grenada, Mississippi, on February 14, 1937 into a sharecropping household.

Magic Slim
Date Born: Saturday 7 August 1937
Description: Guiatarist, USA
Summary: "Magic Slim consistently offers no-frills houserockin’ blues. He and his band are a national treasure." - Living Blues Magazine

Mahalia Barnes
Date Born: Thursday 12 July 1956
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: An Australian singer/songwriter, daughter of well-known Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes.

Mahalia Jackson
Date Born: Thursday 26 October 1911
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Mahalia Jackson - First Queen Of Gospel Music. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Inductee:

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1918
Description: In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Maharishi achieved fame as the guru to The Beatles
Summary: He began to be known as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi around the year 1955. His devotees referred to him as His Holiness, and because he often laughed in TV interviews he was sometimes referred to as the "giggling guru".

Major Harris
Date Born: Sunday 9 February 1947
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Signing with Atlantic Records, Harris scored a string of R&B hits in the United States, including the Top Ten single "Love Won't Let Me Wait"

Major Lance
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1942
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: His one time backing group in the U.K. was a band by the name ’Bluesology’ with a young Reg Dwight (Elton John).

Mal Evans
Date Born: Monday 27 May 1935
Description: Manager, Personal assistant, Record producer
Summary: Evans appeared in three (out of five) Beatles' films. In Help!, Evans played a confused channel swimmer who pops up through an ice-hole in Austria, and on a beach in the Bahamas.

Malanchi Thrown
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1928
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: An American stage and television actor, noted for his guest-starring roles on Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Malcolm Mcclaren
Date Born: Tuesday 22 January 1946
Description: Vocalist, Musician, band manager, entrepreneur, songwriter, UK
Summary: By 1976, McLaren had started to manage The Strand, the band who would later become the Sex Pistols.

Malcolm Vaughan
Date Born: Friday 22 March 1929
Description: Vocalist, Wales
Summary: He first appeared as a stage actor in 1944 when he was cast in Emlyn Williams’s comedy The Druid’s Rest at the St. Martin’s Theatre in London's West End.

Mama Cass Elliot
Date Born: Friday 19 September 1941
Description: Vocalist
Summary: She is best remembered for her vocals on the group's Billboard hits "California Dreamin'", "Monday Monday", and "Words of Love", and particularly for the solo "Dream a Little Dream of Me".

Mamie Smith
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1883
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Actress, USA
Summary: She entered blues history by being the first African American to make vocal blues recordings in 1920.She was billed as "The Queen of the Blues".

Mance Lipscomb
Date Born: Tuesday 9 April 1895
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Lipscomb was the son of an ex-slave from Alabama and a half Choctaw Indian mother.

Mandawuy Yunupingu
Date Born: Monday 17 September 1956
Description: Aboriginal Australian musician and educator
Summary: He was born in Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, an Aboriginal Reserve in the northeastern part of the Northern Territory of Australia. He was a member of the Yolngu people.

Mandy Moore
Date Born: Tuesday 10 April 1984
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, actress and fashion designer. USA
Summary: Aside from her musical career, Moore has also branched out into acting. She made her film debut in the 2001 film Dr. Dolittle 2, though it was only a minor voice role. Later that year, she appeared as Lana in the comedy film The Princess Diaries, alongside Anne Hathaway.

Mandy Rice-davies
Date Born: Saturday 21 October 1944
Description: British former model and showgirl, UK
Summary: Her association with Christine Keeler, which discredited the Conservative government of British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963.

Manfred Mann - (musician)
Date Born: Monday 21 October 1940
Description: Keyboards, UK
Summary: He began to write for Jazz News under the pseudonym Manfred Manne after jazz drummer Shelly Manne.

Manny Albam
Date Born: Saturday 24 June 1922
Description: Saxophonist, Teacher, Arranger, USA
Summary: He became known for his work for forward-looking bandleaders Charlie Barnet and Charlie Spivak, before moving forward to collaborate with jazzmen as varied as Count Basie, Stan Getz.

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.

Mano Solo
Date Born: Wednesday 24 April 1963
Description: Vocolist, French
Summary: From age 17, Mano Solo played guitar in a punk rock group, les Chihuahuas. He began singing his own compositions in the early nineties.

Date Born: Wednesday 15 November 1905
Description: Conductor, Italy
Summary: He recorded over 50 albums on that label, many of which were top-40 hits. He recorded for Decca until the mid-1950s, and then London Records.

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

Marc Hunter
Date Born: Monday 7 September 1953
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Born in Taumarunui, Marc joined Dragon in 1974 and the band recorded two albums of progressive rock for Vertigo Records.

Marcel Dupre
Date Born: Monday 3 May 1886
Description: Organist, Pianist, Composer, France
Summary: Born into a musical family, he was a child prodigy. His father Albert Dupré was organist in Rouen.

Marcel Marceau
Date Born: Thursday 22 March 1923
Description: Mime Artist, France
Summary: Marcel Marceau was born in Strasbourg, France, the son of Anne and Charles Mangel. When he was 4 years of age, his family moved to Lille, but returned to Strasbourg when he was in his early teens.

Marcia Hines
Date Born: Monday 20 July 1953
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Born in the USA, she began singing as a child in her local church choir and by her teens was performing with groups in her local area.

Marcie Blane
Date Born: Sunday 21 May 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Her first song they came up with was "Bobby's Girl". June 1962. Written by Hank Hoffman and Gary Klein

Marcie Jones
Date Born: Wednesday 26 June 1946
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Marcie Jones started as a teenager with The Thunderbirds at Canterbury Ballroom and Preston Town Hall in Melbourne in the early 60's.

Marcus Doubleday
Date Born: Saturday 9 January 1943
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: Born in Tacoma, Washington.

Margaret Colin
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1956
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Since 2007, Colin has played Eleanor Waldorf, mother of Blair Waldorf, on the television show Gossip Girl. In the pilot episode, Eleanor was played by OLTL actress Florencia Lozano.

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

Margaret Obrien
Date Born: Friday 15 January 1937
Description: Actress. USA
Summary: In 2006, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the SunDeis Film Festival at Brandeis University.

Margaret Price
Date Born: Sunday 13 April 1941
Description: Vocalist, Wales
Summary: One of the most beautiful, luminous voices ever to grace the opera and concert stages.

Margaret Whiting
Date Born: Tuesday 22 July 1924
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: A singer of American popular music who first made her reputation during the 1940s and 1950s. Margaret's musical talent may have been inherited. Her father Richard Whiting, was a famous composer of popular songs.

Margie Singleton
Date Born: Saturday 5 October 1935
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Margie Singleton was a popular duet and solo recording artist, working with legendary Country stars George Jones and Faron Young.

Margo Silvia
Date Born: Thursday 6 August 1936
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The Tune Weavers were an R & B group from Woburn, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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

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

Margreta Elkins
Date Born: Tuesday 14 May 1907
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: In 1958 she became a resident principal mezzo-soprano at the Royal Opera House, making her debut there as Amneris in Aida.

Marguerite Piazza
Date Born: Friday 23 September 1921
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Opera Singer. A soprano, she followed her time on the operatic stage with a long career as a television and nightclub singer.

Maria Callas
Date Born: Sunday 2 December 1923
Description: Vocalist
Summary: Her dramatic life and personal tragedy have often overshadowed Callas the artist in the popular press.

Maria Hawkins Ellington
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She was also a jazz singer who worked most notably with Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

Maria Muldaur
Date Born: Sunday 12 September 1943
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Muldaur began her career in the early 1960s as Maria D'Amato, performing with John Sebastian, David Grisman, and Stefan Grossman as a member of the Even Dozen Jug Band.

Mariah Carey
Date Born: Friday 27 March 1970
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, USA
Summary: Carey has said that from childhood she was influenced by R&B and soul musicians such as Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Al Green and Stevie Wonder.

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

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

Marie Osmond
Date Born: Tuesday 13 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: After the initial success of The Osmonds in 1970, Marie's older brother Donny Osmond was gaining success as a solo artist on the Pop Music charts and was becoming a teen idol.

Marilyn Cooper
Date Born: Friday 14 December 1934
Description: Actress, Vocalist, US
Summary: Cooper enjoyed a long and nearly unrivaled career in New York, appearing on Broadway in Hallelujah, Baby!; Golden Rainbow understudying and going on for Eydie Gorme.

Marilyn Manson
Date Born: Sunday 5 January 1969
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: The son of Barb and Hugh Warner. His father was a Catholic and his mother Episcopalian. According to his autobiography The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, Warner is of German and Polish ancestry on his father's side.

Marilyn Mccoo
Date Born: Thursday 30 September 1943
Description: Vocalist
Summary: In the early and mid-1960s, McCoo was a member of the Hi-Fi's, who often opened for Ray Charles. This group included Lamont McLemore, who would join McCoo in The 5th Dimension, as well as Harry Elston and Floyd Butler, who would go on to form The Friends of Distinction.

Marilyn Miller
Date Born: Thursday 1 September 1898
Description: Actress, Vocalist, Dancer, USA
Summary: Miller attained legendary status in the Ziegfeld production Sally (1920) with music by Jerome Kern, especially for her performance of Kern's "Look for the Silver Lining."

Marilyn Monroe
Date Born: Tuesday 1 June 1926
Description: Actress, Model, Singer, USA
Summary: Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson in the charity ward of the Los Angeles County Hospital. According to biographer Fred Lawrence Guiles, her grandmother, Della Monroe Grainger, had her baptized Norma Jeane Baker by Aimee Semple McPherson. Although she took a stagename of Marilyn Monroe in 1946, she did not legally change her name to Marilyn Monroe, 1956.

Date Born: Wednesday 27 August 1986
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: An African American was born in Baltimore and grew up in Pikesville, Randallstown, Gwynn Oak and other working-class neighborhoods. He grew up with his grandmother in different areas of Baltimore, Maryland, she also raised him.

Mario Bernardi
Date Born: Wednesday 20 August 1930
Description: Conductor and pianist. Canadian
Summary: He conducted 75 different operas and over 450 other works with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Mario Cipollina
Date Born: Wednesday 10 November 1954
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Born in California forming an act with brother the late John Cipollina.

Mario Lanza
Date Born: Monday 31 January 1921
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: A highly influential artist, Lanza has been credited with inspiring the careers of successive generations of opera singers, including Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci and José Carreras

Marion Davies
Date Born: Monday 9 September 1889
Description: Actress, singer, USA
Summary: Davies was already building a reputation as a popular film comedienne when newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, with whom she began a relationship, took over management of her career.

Marion Hutton
Date Born: Monday 10 March 1919
Description: Vocalist, Actress USA
Summary: Singer and actress. She was a band vocalist of the 1940s, and appeared in a few movies. She is the sister of actress Betty Hutton. Both sisters sang with the Vincent Lopez Orchestra.

Marion Ross
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1928
Description: Actress,USA
Summary: Ross made her 1953 film debut in Forever Female, starring Ginger Rogers and William Holden. She found steady work in film, appearing in The Glenn Miller Story (1954), Sabrina (1954), Teacher's Pet (1957), and Operation Petticoat (1959).

Marion Ryan
Date Born: Sunday 9 April 1933
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Marion Ryan was one of the most glamorous of the British singers of popular music to emerge during the 1950s.

Marion Williams
Date Born: Monday 29 August 1927
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Born in Miami, to a religiously devout mother and musically inclined father.

Marisa Tomei
Date Born: Friday 4 December 1964
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: An Italian American,was born the daughter of Patricia "Addie," an English teacher, and Gary A. Tomei, a trial lawyer.

Mariska Veres
Date Born: Friday 10 October 1947
Description: Violinist, Netherlands
Summary: Veres was born in The Hague. Her father was the Hungarian Romani violinist Lajos Veres; her mother was born in Germany of French and Russian parents.

Marjorie Main
Date Born: Monday 24 February 1890
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the part, and portrayed the character in nine more Ma and Pa Kettle films.

Marjorie Reynolds
Date Born: Sunday 12 August 1917
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: American motion picture and television actress of the 1920s through the 1970s. YOUTUBE: Academy Award for Best Original Song. In the film, Bing Crosby sings "White Christmas" as a duet with actress Marjorie Reynolds, though her voice was dubbed by Martha Mears. This now-familiar scene was not the moviemakers' initial plan; in the script as originally conceived, Reynolds, not Crosby, was to sing the song.

Mark Andes
Date Born: Thursday 19 February 1948
Description: Bassist, USA

Mark Bedford
Date Born: Thursday 24 August 1961
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: Guitarist and youngest member of the British second wave ska band, Madness.

Mark Benno
Date Born: Tuesday 1 July 1947
Description: Musician, Composer, Producer, USA
Summary: Record producer of album "Asylum Choir II" with Leon Russell.

Mark Chesnutt
Date Born: Sunday 6 September 1964
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Mark was one of ten most played country artists during the nineties.

Mark Clarke
Date Born: Tuesday 25 July 1950
Description: Bass Player
Summary: A former member of Colosseum and Uriah Heep. He was the bass guitarist for Colosseum from 1970 until 1972 (and from 1994 after Colosseum's reunion

Mark Dinning
Date Born: Thursday 17 August 1933
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: An American teen idol, and pop music singer. He is best remembered for recording the 1960 hit record "Teen Angel".

Mark Evans
Date Born: Friday 2 March 1956
Description: Bassist, Australia
Summary: Evans, originally a guitarist, was introduced to AC/DC at the Station Hotel, Melbourne, by his friend and the band's roadie, Steve McGrath.

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

Mark Gillespie
Date Born: Tuesday 17 November 1970
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: An English singer, songwriter, currently living and touring in Germany, where he has built himself a substantial fanbase

Mark Goodwin
Date Born: Tuesday 17 July 1984
Description: Drummer, US
Summary: He currently resides with his band in Los Angeles.

Mark Hamill
Date Born: Tuesday 25 September 1951
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He starred in the TV Series as Kent Murray in ’General Hospital’ from 1972 - 1973

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.

Mark Lindsay
Date Born: Monday 9 March 1942
Description: Vocalist
Summary: Signed by Columbia Records and were produced by Terry Melcher, the son of actress and singer Doris Day. Lindsay and Melcher became friends. They shared a home for a while, which would later become infamous as site of the horrific murders of actress Sharon Tate and others, committed by members of Charles Manson's "family."

Mark Mccantee
Date Born: Sunday 16 July 1961
Description: Guitarist,Australia
Summary: In 2006, Divinyls were indicted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, an event which re-established contact between McEntee and Amphlett.

Mark Minkov
Date Born: Saturday 25 November 1944
Description: Composer of Music, Russia
Summary: Minkov was born in Moscow, USSR. He attended the Merzlyakovki Conservatory School where he studied composition under Nikolay Sidelnikov.

Mark Morrison
Date Born: Wednesday 3 May 1972
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: He is one of the most successful British urban R&B singers of all time. His multi-platinum single, Return of the Mack became a #1 top ten hit across Europe in 1996.

Mark Oliver Everett
Date Born: Wednesday 10 April 1963
Description: Vocalist,Guitarist, USA
Summary: Mark Oliver Everett is the son of physicist Hugh Everett III, originator of the many-worlds theory of quantum physics.

Mark Priestley
Date Born: Monday 9 August 1976
Description: Actor, Australian
Summary: Educated at Aquinas College, Perth, Western Australia.

Mark Reale
Date Born: Tuesday 7 June 1955
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Mark was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1955. He grew up listening to The Beatles, Eric Clapton, etc.

Mark Reynolds
Date Born: Friday 2 December 1955
Description: Violinist, AU
Summary: Now a prominent IT adviser in South Australai where he now resides.

Mark Sandman
Date Born: Friday 26 September 1952
Description: Singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer
Summary: Along with Morphine, which he formed in 1989, Sandman was also a member of the bands Treat Her Right, Sandman, Candy Bar, the Hypnosonics.

Mark Slaughter
Date Born: Saturday 4 July 1964
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: an American musician. He is one of the founders of heavy metal band Slaughter. He has also worked as a voice actor and composer.

Mark Stein
Date Born: Tuesday 11 March 1947
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Stein was a member of group ’The Pigeons and The Vagrants prior to joining Fudge.

Mark Stevens
Date Born: Friday 29 October 1971
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Appeared in tv's "Neibours" series from 1989 to 1990.

Mark Sultan
Date Born: Wednesday 14 November 1973
Description: Vocalist, Canada
Summary: Sultan began his musical career playing drums in a band called Powersquat, a suburban group which combined a number of diverse influences into their notably violent live shows.

Mark Vincent
Date Born: Saturday 4 September 1993
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: His main inspiration is his deceased grandfather, Bruno, who raised him and taught him how to sing.

Mark Volman
Date Born: Wednesday 19 April 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The sixties band was most popular world wide with songs uch as ’HAPPY TOGETHER’ and ’ELEANOR’ Volman grew up in Westchester, Los Angeles, California, where he graduated in 1965. At the age of 45 he started his bachelor's degree at Loyola Marymount University. He graduated with a bachelor's of arts in 1997.

Mark Wills
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1973
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
Summary: One of the most popular country singers in America in the 21st Century.

Mark Wynter
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1943
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: One of Britain’s most promising singers charting with songs such as "DREAM GIRL" and "VENUS IN BLUE JEANS" all covers but very good covers compared to the originals.

Marlene Dietrich
Date Born: Friday 27 December 1901
Description: Actress, Vocalist, Germany
Summary: In 1999 the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of all time.

Marlon Brando
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1924
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He has appeared in many films such as "A Street Car Named Desire" "Guys and Dolls" - "Last Tango In Paris".

Marlon Jackson
Date Born: Tuesday 12 March 1957
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Marlon was born in Gary, Indiana, to Joseph and Katherine Jackson as the sixth child of the Jackson family.

Marnie Nixon
Date Born: Saturday 22 February 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The credits for her many dubbing roles did not appear on the titles of any of the films. Nixon was credited only until the movies were released on Video yearslater.

Marsha Hunt
Date Born: Wednesday 17 October 1917
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Marsha Hunt attended the Theodore Irving School of Dramatics during her high school years. She was a singer and a model before Paramount Pictures signed her to a contract in 1934.

Marsha Hunt
Date Born: Monday 15 April 1946
Description: Singer and novelist, actress and model. US
Summary: Hunt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1946 and lived in North Philadelphia.

Marshall Barer
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1923
Description: Lyricist, librettist, singer, songwriter and director.
Summary: Marshall Barer began his career as a lyricist and song writer in the late 1940s while working as a very successful commercial artist/designer in New York. His most-heard song is the Mighty Mouse Theme (Here I Come to Save the Day) for the famous cartoons.

Marshall Chapman
Date Born: Friday 7 January 1949
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
Summary: Her memoir, published in 2003, titled "Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller", has received critical acclaim in the music press.

Marshall Crenshaw
Date Born: Wednesday 11 November 1953
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
Summary: Born in Detroit, Michigan, he grew up in the northern suburb of Berkley, Michigan. Crenshaw graduated from Berkley High School in June 1971. Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten.

Marshall Grant
Date Born: Saturday 5 May 1928
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Grant made a final appearance onstage with Cash in 1999 as an original member of The Tennessee Two.

Marshall Lytle
Date Born: Friday 1 September 1933
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: American rock and roll musician, best known for his work with the groups Bill Haley & His Comets and The Jodimars in the 1950s.

Martha Carson
Date Born: Saturday 19 March 1921
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Country Gospel singer who appeared on the ’Grand Ole Opry’ and also ’The Waldorf Astoria’, some contrast of venues.

Martha Mears
Date Born: Monday 18 July 1910
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: The voice of the song "White Christmas" in the movie Holiday Inn (1942).

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

Martha Wash
Date Born: Monday 28 December 1953
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Martha was a performer at the 2008 annual Big Gay Day in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday 9th of March, 2008.

Martie Maguire
Date Born: Sunday 12 October 1969
Description: Vocalist, Violinist, Composer, USA
Summary: Maguire became famous for her ability in vocal harmony, and mastery of the fiddle. She won awards in national fiddle championships while still a teenager. Maguire is accomplished on several other instruments, including the mandolin, viola, acoustic bass, and guitar.

Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1969
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Martika started as "Gloria" on the Disney Channel childrens show "Kids Incorporated".

Martin Balsam
Date Born: Tuesday 4 November 1919
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Balsam was born in The Bronx in New York City to Jewish parents Albert Balsam, a manufacturer of ladies sportswear, and Lillian Balsam.

Martin Carthy
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1941
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, UK
Summary: Martin Carthy is widely regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional music from the British Isles, as well as a highly influential guitarist.

Martin Chambers
Date Born: Tuesday 4 September 1951
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Prior to joining the Pretenders, Chambers played with James Honeyman Scott in "Cheeks", a band led by former Mott the Hoople keyboardist, Verden Allen. At the time Chambers joined "The Pretenders" in 1978.

Martin Denny
Date Born: Monday 10 April 1911
Description: Instrumentalist,
Summary: Dick Clark hosted Denny on American Bandstand. "Quiet Village" reached #2 on Billboard's charts in 1959 with the Exotica album" reaching #1.

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

Martin Lamble
Date Born: Sunday 28 August 1949
Description: Drummer, UK

Martin Lawrence
Date Born: Friday 16 April 1965
Description: Actor
Summary: American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and stand up comedian.

Martin Rushent
Date Born: Sunday 11 July 1948
Description: Record producer, arranger
Summary: Rushent's first experience in a recording studio was at EMI House in London's Manchester Square, when his school band/

Martin Scorsese
Date Born: Tuesday 17 November 1942
Description: Director, screenwriter, producer, actor, USA
Summary: Martin Scorsese grew up in New York City. His father, Charles Scorsese (1913–1993), and mother, Catherine Scorsese (born Cappa; 1912–97), both worked in New York's Garment District.

Martin Sheen
Date Born: Saturday 3 August 1940
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Sheen was born Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Mary Ann, an immigrant from County Tipperary, Ireland, and Francisco Estévez, a Galician factory worker and machinery inspector from Parderrubias, Galicia, Spain.

Martin Short
Date Born: Sunday 26 March 1950
Description: Comedian, Actor, Writer, Singer, Producer
Summary: The youngest of five children, Short was born to Charles and Olive Short. His father, an executive with Stelco, a Canadian steel company, came to North America in 1921.His mother, who was the concertmaster of the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra, encouraged his early creative endeavours.

Martin Turner
Date Born: Friday 10 January 1947
Description: Bassist, Vocalist. USA
Summary: The bass guitarist, lead vocalist and a founder member of the the rock band, Wishbone Ash.

Martin Wesley-smith
Date Born: Sunday 10 June 1945
Description: Keyboards, Australia
Summary: Most musicians especially from Adelaide remember his work with "The Wesley Three" during his early days in South Australia.

Martina Mcbride
Date Born: Friday 29 July 1966
Description: Vocalist
Summary: Martina was born to Daryl and Jeanne Schiff, owned a dairy farm. She is the second of four children.

Marty Atchinson
Date Born: Saturday 12 November 1949
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: The Dead Livers formed as a duo with Marty Atchinson and Michael Schack

Marty Balin
Date Born: Tuesday 30 January 1945
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Balin was the founder and featured vocalist for Jefferson Airplane from 1965 to 1971.

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

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

Marty Rhone
Date Born: Sunday 7 May 1950
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Marty is well known to Australian audiences as a popular singer and entertainer.

Marty Robbins
Date Born: Saturday 26 September 1925
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Actor, USA
Summary: His musical accomplishments include the first Grammy Award ever awarded for a country song, for his 1959 hit and signature song "El Paso", taken from his album Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs.

Marty Wilde
Date Born: Saturday 15 April 1939
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: He was among the first generation of British pop stars to emulate American rock and roll, and is the father of pop singers Ricky Wilde, Kim Wilde and Roxanne Wilde.

Marv Johnson
Date Born: Saturday 15 October 1938
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Marv enjoyed many hits in Australia where he racked up a total of 8 Top 40 hits, including 3 number 1's, and several Top Tenners. "Come To Me" was released in Australia on EMI'sLondon Records (as was most of his releases in Oz) (HL-1522) and reached number 16 on the 2UE Top 40 in Sydney. "You Got What It Takes" was his biggest Australian hit.

Marv Tarplin
Date Born: Friday 13 June 1941
Description: Guitarist, songwriter
Summary: He was one of The Miracles original members and co-wrote several of their hits, including "The Tracks of My Tears".

Marva Whitney
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Whitney was considered by many funk enthusiasts to be one of the "rawest" and "brassiest" music divas.

Marva Wright
Date Born: Saturday 20 March 1948
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: Born in New Orleans Louisiana, Marva's first public singing efforts were heard in church.

Marvin Gaye
Date Born: Sunday 2 April 1939
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, composer, USA
Summary: He was the first son and second eldest of four children to minister Rev. Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr. and schoolteacher/domestic maid Alberta Cooper. Sisters Jeanne and Zeola, younger brother Frankie and Marvin lived in the segregated section of Washington, D.C.'s Deanwood neighborhood in the northeastern section of the city.

Marvin Hamlisch
Date Born: Friday 2 June 1944
Description: Composer, Films, USA
Summary: Hamlisch was born in New York City, the son of Viennese Jewish parents Lily (née Schachter) and Max Hamlisch.He was the youngest student to be excepted by the Julliard School practicing to be a concert pianist.

Marvin Isley
Date Born: Tuesday 18 August 1953
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: Marvin was inducted along with his brothers to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

Marvin Rainwater
Date Born: Thursday 2 July 1925
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Rainwater was born in Wichita, Kansas to Stella (née Miller) and Cicero Percy Rainwater, and grew up during the Great Depression. As a child, instead of listening to the Grand Ole Opry.

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Date Born: Thursday 21 February 1952
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: As of 2005, she had sold more than 12 million records.

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

Mary Hopkin
Date Born: Wednesday 3 May 1950
Description: Vocalist, Wales
Summary: Mary was born in Wales to a Welsh speaking family and began her musical career as a folk singer with a local group called the Selby Set and Mary.

Mary J. Blige
Date Born: Monday 11 January 1971
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: She was ranked number 100 in the list of 100 greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. As of 2010, Blige has sold over 50 million albums and 15 million singles.

Mary Lou Williams
Date Born: Sunday 8 May 1910
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Arranger, USA
Summary: Noted as the leading female of jazz instrumentalist.

Mary Louise Parker
Date Born: Sunday 2 August 1964
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker, from South Carolina, was born in 1964, the youngest of the family. She showed potential in her teens and majored in acting in her college years, graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Mary Macgregor
Date Born: Thursday 6 May 1948
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: MacGregor was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She began studying piano at age six, and was singing with bands by the time she was a teenager. After attending the University of Minnesota.

Mary Martin
Date Born: Monday 1 December 1913
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: She also received Tony Awards for South Pacific, and, in 1959, for The Sound of Music. The mother of actor Larry Hagman.

Mary Murphy
Date Born: Sunday 9 March 1958
Description: Dancer, Dance Instructor, Choreographer
Summary: Mary Murphy is a ballroom dance champion, accredited dance judge, and a regular judge and choreographer on the FOX dance competition-reality show So You Think You Can Dance.

Mary Murphy - Actress
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1931
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Murphy first gained attention 1953, when she played a good-hearted girl who tries to reform Marlon Brando in The Wild One.

Mary Pickford
Date Born: Saturday 8 April 1893
Description: Actress, Silent Films, Canadian
Summary: Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Canada. Her father, John Charles Smith, was the son of British Methodist immigrants, and worked a variety of odd jobs. Her mother, Charlotte Hennessy, was from an Irish Catholic family.

Mary Schneider
Date Born: Tuesday 25 October 1932
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Mary Schneider is an Australian performer, renowned for yodelling works of classic composers.

Mary Steenburgen
Date Born: Sunday 8 February 1953
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: In Back to the Future Part III (1990), Steenburgen played Clara Clayton, a school teacher who falls in love with Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd. Steenburgen received the 2,395th star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 16, 2009.

Mary Stewart Masterson
Date Born: Tuesday 28 June 1966
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Mary Stuart Masterson started acting before the age of ten, when she appeared in The Stepford Wives in 1975

Mary Tamm
Date Born: Wednesday 22 March 1950
Description: Actress. UK
Summary: She was a graduate and an associate member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Mary Travers
Date Born: Monday 9 November 1936
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: A prominent folk singer covering traditional folk and also bringing Bob Dylan songs to the forefront of music.

Mary Tyler Moore
Date Born: Tuesday 29 December 1936
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Moore, eldest of three siblings, was born the daughter of Marjori and George Tyler Moore, a clerk.

Mary Wells
Date Born: Saturday 13 March 1943
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: One of Motown’s first artist, on the meeting of Berry Gordy Jr’s assistant eventually being signed to the record company.

Mary Wilson
Date Born: Saturday 4 March 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Mary Wilson was the first child born to Sam and Johnnie Mae Wilson on March 6, 1944 in Greenville, Mississippi; she later had a brother Roosevelt, and a sister Catherine.

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

Mason Williams
Date Born: Wednesday 24 August 1938
Description: Guitarsit, Composer, USA
Summary: Mason Williams emerged in the late 1960s as a strong force in television and music circles. In 1968 he won two Grammy awards for his unique composition for guitar, Classical Gas.

Date Born: Saturday 2 August 1947
Description: Vocalist, Spain
Summary: A professionally known as Massiel, is a Spanish pop singer.

Matraca Berg
Date Born: Monday 3 February 1964
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Matraca Berg grew up surrounded by country music. Her mother, Icie Berg, moved from Harlan County, KY, to Nashville, TN, in the 1960s to seek her fortune as a singer and songwriter shortly before Matraca was born. Her Aunt Sudie Callaway was a successful Music Row backup singer. "Aunt" Lois Johnson was a recording artist, singing regularly with Hank Williams, Jr.

Matt Aitken
Date Born: Saturday 25 August 1956
Description: Composer of songs, UK
Summary: He began his musical career as a musician and had been a member of many different bands before teaming up with Mike Stock to write and produce music for other artists.

Matt Costa
Date Born: Wednesday 16 June 1982
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
Summary: Costa was born in Canada and raised in Dryden. Matt Costa, who is of Portuguese ancestry, states his father "worked in airlines" and his mother "was around the house a lot"

Matt Damon
Date Born: Thursday 8 October 1970
Description: Actor, screenwriter, producer, USA
Summary: Matt Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Kent Telfer Damon, a stockbroker, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Damon is of Scottish, English, Finnish, and Swedish ancestry.

Matt Dillon
Date Born: Tuesday 18 February 1964
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Born to second-generation Irish American Catholic parents Paul Dillon a painter and sales manager, a packing material manufacturer and Mary Ellen. He has one sister and four brothers. P/A

Matt Ellis
Date Born: Friday 28 December 1973
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Inspired by punk & rock bands of his high school era, Matt Ellis formed Sydney, heavy-rock band Sedgwick Pie.

Matt Hunter
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1984
Description: Drummer, Pianist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Hunter is a member of Australian hard rock band. "Koritni" formed in Australia.

Matt Leblanc
Date Born: Tuesday 25 July 1967
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: His father is Paul LeBlanc, his mother is Pat Grossman. He is of mixed Irish, Dutch, English, and French descent on his father's side, and of Italian ancestry on his mother's side.

Matt Mattox
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1917
Description: Dancer, USA

Matt Mattox
Date Born: Wednesday 16 August 1922
Description: Dancer, USA
Summary: Principal dancer in, among others, Yolanda and the Thief, The Band Wagon (Cyd Charisse's partner in the ballet sequence), Till the Clouds Roll By, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and There's No Business Like Show Business.

Matt Monro
Date Born: Monday 1 December 1930
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: An important influence on his early career was the pianist Winifred Atwell, who became his mentor, provided him with his stage name, and helped him sign with Decca Records.

Matthew Broderick
Date Born: Wednesday 21 March 1962
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Broderick was born in New York City, the son of Patricia, a playwright, actress and painter whose work was posthumously shown at the Tibor de Nagy gallery in New York, and James Wilke Broderick, an actor. Broderick's mother was Jewish and his father a Catholic of Irish descent.

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

Matthew Jay
Date Born: Tuesday 10 October 1978
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, UK
Summary: Jay began song writing in earnest aged 15, and at this time his primary influences included The Beatles, Queen, David Bowie and The Beach Boys.

Matthew Nelson
Date Born: Wednesday 20 September 1967
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Matthew Nelson is the son of the late American teen idol Ricky Nelson and actress Kristin Harmon.

Maude Nugent
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1877
Description: Composers, Actress, Author,USA
Summary: She was the wife of William Jerome. Songwriter ("Sweet Rosie O'Grady")composer, actress and author.

Maureen Forrester
Date Born: Friday 25 July 1930
Description: Vocalist, CA
Summary: Forrester also provided the voice