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Al Pacino
Date Born: Thursday 25 April 1940
Description: Actor, Director, Writer
Summary: Pacino was born in East Harlem, Manhattan, the son of Italian American parents Rose and Salvatore Alfred Pacino, who divorced when he was two years old.

Al Perkins
Date Born: Tuesday 18 January 1944
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: The Gibson guitar company called Perkins "the world's most influential Dobro player", and even began producing an "Al Perkins Signature" Dobro in 2001 - designed and autographed by Perkins.

Alan Parsons
Date Born: Monday 20 December 1948
Description: Recording-engineer, composer, musician, producer, director
Summary: Parsons went to work as an assistant engineer at Abbey Road Studios, where he earned his first credit on the LP, Abbey Road.

Alan Price
Date Born: Sunday 19 April 1942
Description: Vocalist, Keyboadist, UK
Summary: He participated in three re-unions of the The Animals in 1968, 1977 also 1983 and in July 1983 The Animals started their sold-out world-tour playing over 20 songs at each concert.

Alyce Platt
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1963
Description: Actress, singer, presenter and hostess, Australia
Summary: She launched her debut album Beautiful Death on 4 April 2004

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

Andre Previn
Date Born: Saturday 6 April 1929
Description: Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Arranger
Summary: In the mid-to-late 1950s, and more recently, he toured and recorded as a jazz pianist.

Andy Powell
Date Born: Sunday 19 February 1950
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Has appeared on recordings of both Ringo Starr and George Harrison. P/A

Angelo Petraglia
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1954
Description: Record producer and songwriter. USA
Summary: He received a Grammy nomination as the songwriter for Trisha Yearwood’s hit “Believe Me Baby (I Lied).”

Ann Peebles
Date Born: Wednesday 27 August 1947
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: An internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter best known for her popular Memphis soul albums of the 1970s.

Anna Pavlova
Date Born: Saturday 12 February 1881
Description: Dancer, Ballerina, Russia
Summary: Pavlova's passion for the art of ballet was ignited when her mother took her to a performance of Marius Petipa's original production of The Sleeping Beauty at the Imperial Maryinsky Theater.

Anthony Perkins
Date Born: Monday 4 April 1932
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: The son of Janet Esselstyn and stage and film actor James Ripley Osgood Perkins. He attended The Brooks School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Columbia University and Rollins College, having moved to Boston, Massachusetts after his father's death in 1942.

Armand Piron
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1888
Description: Violinist, USA
Summary: Touring briefly with W.C. Handy in 1917, he started an orchestra under his own name, which soon included such notables as Lorenzo Tio and Steve Lewis.

Art Pepper
Date Born: Thursday 1 January 1925
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Pepper’s writing in his book,’ Straight Life’ accounts the struggle of the musician and one of the great reads written about jazz.

Arthur Prysock
Date Born: Wednesday 2 January 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Prysock received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1995. NP

Augustus Pablo
Date Born: Monday 21 June 1954
Description: Producer, Arranger, Composer
Summary: Well respected Reggae producer of Joe Jackson, The Clash etc.

Augustus Pablo
Date Born: Monday 21 June 1954
Description: Producer, Arranger, Composer
Summary: Well respected Reggae producer of Joe Jackson, The Clash etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carl Palmer
Date Born: Monday 20 March 1950
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He is often credited as one of the most respected and influential Rock drummers of all time.

Carl Perkins
Date Born: Saturday 9 April 1932
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
Summary: Perkins successfully auditioned for Sam Phillips at Sun Records early in October of 1954.

Cat Power
Date Born: Friday 21 January 1972
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: The daughter of divorced parents, Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall was born in Georgia. Marshall's father, Charlie, is a blues musician and itinerant pianist. Her childhood involved much upheaval, with Marshall living throughout the Southern United States (Greensboro, North Carolina; Bartlett, Tennessee; and Georgia and South Carolina), back and forth between parents and her grandmother.

Charles Pitts
Date Born: Monday 7 April 1947
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: YOUTUBE: The Bo-Keys performing "Theme From Shaft" at Music City Roots live from the Loveless Cafe on 7.20.2011.

Charles Pope
Date Born: Friday 7 August 1936
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: A member of American group "The Tams" that still play to sell out crowds around the world

Charley Pride
Date Born: Friday 18 March 1938
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: During his career, he has had thirty-six number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Charlie Parker
Date Born: Sunday 29 August 1920
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, Instrumentalists, USA
Summary: Charlie Parker was born the only child of Charles and Addie Parker. Parkers styles are free melodic ideas, Be Bop founder, melodic imagination etc.

Charlie Poole
Date Born: Tuesday 22 March 1892
Description: Vocalist, Banjoist, USA
Summary: Poole was born in Spray (now part of Eden), Rockingham County, in the northern part of North Carolina, near the Virginia border.

Christina Perri
Date Born: Tuesday 19 August 1986
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Perri made her debut on national day time and prime time television, performing the song live on the July 10, 2010 episode of The Early Show on CBS as well as the July 15, 2010 episode of So You Think You Can Dance.

Christopher Plumber
Date Born: Friday 13 December 1929
Description: Actor, Pianist, Canada
Summary: Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Isabella Mary and John Plummer, who was secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University.

Chynna Phillips
Date Born: Monday 12 February 1968
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Known for being a member of Wilson Phillips and for being the daughter of The Mamas & the Papas' band members John and Michelle Phillips

Clarence Paul
Date Born: Monday 19 March 1928
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: Worked with Stevie Wonder on many albums for Motown.

Clarence Pine Top Smith
Date Born: Saturday 11 June 1904
Description: Pianist, Comedian, USA
Summary: Smith was born in Troy, Alabama and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.

Claudio Pompili
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1949
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Sound Designer, Music Consultan, Australia
Summary: He is a composer and music consultant currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland.

Cole Porter
Date Born: Tuesday 9 June 1891
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
Summary: Porter was born in to a wealthy family, his maternal grandfather, James Omar "J.O." Cole, was a coal and timber speculator who dominated his daughter's family. His mother started Porter in musical training at an early age; he learned the violin at age six, the piano at eight.

Colin Peterson
Date Born: Sunday 24 March 1940
Description: Drummer, Actor, Australia
Summary: After the Bee Gees Colin began to do production work. The first musician he worked with was Jonathan Kelly. Colin Peterson produced his debut solo single. The cooperation was good and in the summer of 1970 the two decided to form a band together. They called their band HUMPY BONG.

Cosey Powell
Date Born: Monday 29 December 1947
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Powell also played with swamp rocker Tony Joe White at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970. Powell then landed the then highly prestigious drumming job with guitar icon Jeff Beck's group in April 1970.

Cowboy Bob Purtell
Date Born: Friday 10 September 1937
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Actor, Australia
Summary: Born in West Wyalong New South Wales Australia on the 10th September 1937

Craig Pike
Date Born: Friday 25 January 1963
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: He formed own band in England - "Thee Hypnotics".

Crispian St Peters
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1944
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: In 1967, St. Peters released his first LP, Follow Me, which included several of his own songs. One of them, "I'll Give You Love", was recorded by Marty Kristian in a version produced by Crispian St. Peters, and became a big hit in Australia.

Dan Peek
Date Born: Wednesday 1 November 1950
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Best known as a member of the rock band America from 1970 to 1977, together with Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. He was also a "pioneer in contemporary Christian music."

Daniel Powter
Date Born: Thursday 25 February 1971
Description: Singer-songwriter, pianist, Canada
Summary: He was named the best new artist at the Canadian Juno Awards.

Dave Patillo
Date Born: Saturday 4 July 1914
Description: Bass vocalist, USA
Summary: Vocalist and bassist for the fifties group "The Five Red Caps", formed in 1943. Disbanded in 1970.

Dave Pegg
Date Born: Sunday 2 November 1947
Description: Guitarist, Bassist, UK
Summary: Member and bassist for "FAIRPORT CONVENTION" in 1969 to 1979 then joining "JETHRO TULL".

Dave Peverett
Date Born: Friday 16 April 1943
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, UK
Summary: He is best known as the original singer and rhythm guitarist of Foghat, which he founded following his tenure in Savoy Brown.

Dave Pincombe
Date Born: Tuesday 19 May 1942
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: He achieved prominence in the late '70s and early '80s as a country music singer and composer winning a Golden Guitar in 1980.

Dave Porter
Date Born: Friday 21 November 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: As house composers for Stax Records, Hayes and Porter penned most of Sam & Dave's hits, including "Soul Man", “I Thank You,” “When Something Is Wrong with My Baby” and "Hold On, I'm Comin'".

Dave Prater
Date Born: Sunday 9 May 1937
Description: Singer, USA
Summary: Dave Prater is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1992), the Grammy Hall of Fame (1999, for the song "Soul Man").

David Hyde Pierce
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1959
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Pierce was born the youngest child of Laura Marie and George Hyde Pierce, who was an insurance agent and aspiring actor.

David Pack
Date Born: Tuesday 15 July 1952
Description: tGuitarist,Singer,Writer
Summary: Lead Guitarist and original member for ’AMBROSIA’ at the time of there success.

David Paich
Date Born: Friday 25 June 1954
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger, USA
Summary: In October 2009, David Paich was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame along with the other members of Toto.

David Paton
Date Born: Saturday 29 October 1949
Description: Bassist, Scottish
Summary: Paton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grew up in the south-eastern suburb of Gilmerton, where he attended Liberton High School.

David Platz
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1929
Description: Manager and music founder Essex Music, USA
Summary: He also founded two record labels, Fly and Cube, and, from 1973 to 1986, served as a publisher director of the Performing Rights Society

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.

Debbi Peterson
Date Born: Tuesday 22 August 1961
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: The younger sister of Vicki Peterson, and the drummer of the all-girl group, The Bangles.

Denis Payton
Date Born: Sunday 1 August 1943
Description: Saxophonist, UK
Summary: The Dave Clark five was one of the few groups of the era to feature a saxophone with Denis Payton.

Derek Paravicini
Date Born: Tuesday 26 June 1979
Description: Pianist, UK
Summary: He began playing the piano by the age of two when his nanny gave him an old keyboard.

Derek Pellicci
Date Born: Tuesday 17 February 1953
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: Pellicci played drums on John Farnham's adult contemporary album Uncovered.

Dewey Phillips
Date Born: Thursday 13 May 1926
Description: Disc Jockey
Summary: He played R &B, Blues, country, or anything that later people were calling rock and roll.

Dick Powell
Date Born: Monday 14 November 1904
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
Summary: He was mainly known for early musicals with Busby Burkley’s direction in films such as 42nd Street.

Doc Pomus
Date Born: Saturday 27 June 1925
Description: Composer, Lyricist.
Summary: Known as one of the greatest pop song writers of the 20th Century.

Dolly Parton
Date Born: Saturday 19 January 1946
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer USA
Summary: Parton was born in Tennessee, the fourth of 12 children born to Robert Lee Parton and Avie Lee Owens.Her family was, as she described them, "dirt poor", and lived in a rustic, dilapidated one-room cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee.

Don Partridge
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1941
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Legendary busker and one-man band Don Partridge rose to fame in the late sixties with his chart hit single 'Rosie' and became a household name.

Don Powell
Date Born: Sunday 10 September 1950
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He co wrote a number of Slade's earlier songs

Don Preston
Date Born: Wednesday 21 September 1932
Description: Piano, keyboardist, Moog
Summary: He's the winner of numerous awards, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and London Philharmonic.

Donald Peers
Date Born: Friday 10 July 1908
Description: Vocalist , Wales
Summary: During one of his visits to Australia, he fell down a hole on stage in Sydney and broke his back.

Donald Pleasence
Date Born: Sunday 5 October 1919
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: The son of Alice and Thomas Stanley Pleasence, a stationmaster.He was brought up in the small village of Grimoldby, Lincolnshire, England, and attended Ecclesfield Grammar School in south west Yorkshire.

Dorothy Provine
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1937
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: In Washington she handed out prizes for a local television station's quiz show, until she was hired by Warner Bros. at $500 per week.

Dory Previn
Date Born: Thursday 22 October 1925
Description: Lyricist, USA
Summary: Previn was born in Rahway, New Jersey, the eldest daughter in a strict Catholic family of Irish origin.

Earl Palmer
Date Born: Saturday 25 October 1924
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: In 2000, he became one of the first session musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Earl Phillips
Date Born: Sunday 25 April 1920
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Sessions drummer for Chess Records and Vee - Jay Records

Edith Piaf
Date Born: Sunday 19 December 1915
Description: Vocalist
Summary: A French singer and cultural icon who became widely regarded as France's greatest popular singer.

Edward Patten
Date Born: Wednesday 2 August 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Gladys Knight & the Pips embarked on their final tour in 1988 and disbanded upon its conclusion.

Edwin Pearce Christy
Date Born: Tuesday 28 November 1815
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, USA
Summary: He is more commonly known as E. P. Christy, and was the founder of the blackface minstrel group Christy's Minstrels.

Elaine Paige
Date Born: Friday 5 March 1948
Description: Vocalist, Actress UK
Summary: In addition to being nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards, Paige has won many other awards for her theatre roles and has been called the First Lady of British Musical Theatre.

Eleanor Parker
Date Born: Monday 26 June 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Eleanor Jean Parker is an American actress. Her versatility led to her being dubbed Woman of a Thousand Faces.

Eleanor Powell
Date Born: Thursday 21 November 1912
Description: Actress, dancer
Summary: She made her final public appearance in 1981 at a televised American Film Institute tribute to Fred Astaire, where she received a standing ovation.

Elvis Presley
Date Born: Tuesday 8 January 1935
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In 1946, for his eleventh birthday, Presley received his first guitar.

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

Elvis Presley Official
Date Born: Tuesday 8 January 1935
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In 1973, Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers.

Eric Pearce
Date Born: Sunday 5 March 1905
Description: Radio, Australia
Summary: Pearce started his career in England and worked for the BBC before moving to Australia. Youtube: GTV-9 News: Eric Pearce (1969)

Eugene Pitt
Date Born: Tuesday 6 November 1973
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In 1959 he, together with Jerome Hanna, Richard Harris, Norman Johnson, and Billy Prophet, formed The Jive Five.

Eva Longoria Parker
Date Born: Saturday 15 March 1975
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Longoria landed her first television role in 2000, guest-starring in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210.After completing college, Longoria entered a talent contest that led her to Los Angeles; shortly after, she was spotted and signed by a theatrical agent.

Eva Peron
Date Born: Wednesday 7 May 1919
Description: The First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952.
Summary: Eva Perón has become a part of international popular culture, most famously as the subject of the musical Evita.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garth Porter
Date Born: Friday 24 September 1948
Description: Keyboardist, Producer, Australia
Summary: He helped launch Lee Kernaghan and co-wrote some of the songs for the live Musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River

Gary Peterson
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1945
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Drummer for the Canadian rock band, The Guess Who, ever since its inception in the mid-1960s.

Gary Powell
Date Born: Tuesday 11 November 1969
Description: Drummer , USA
Summary: He was formerly the drummer for The Libertines and Eddy Grant.

Gary Puckett
Date Born: Wednesday 7 October 1942
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: The band's gimmicks was that the members often performed dressed in Civil War era Union Army uniforms.

Gene Page
Date Born: Tuesday 13 September 1938
Description: Record producer, conductor, arranger, USA
Summary: Producer, Arranger for Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie etc. Producer arranger for Motown Records.

Gene Parsons
Date Born: Monday 4 September 1944
Description: Drummer, banjoist, guitarist and singer, composer, USA
Summary: Gene Parsons is not to be confused with another former Byrd, Gram Parsons.

Gene Pitney
Date Born: Monday 17 February 1941
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, USA
Summary: Through the mid-1960s, he enjoyed considerable success on both sides of the Atlantic, and charted more than 20 Top 40 hit singles.

George Peppard
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1928
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: George Peppard, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of building contractor George Peppard, Sr. and opera singer Vernelle Rohrer.

Giacomo Puccini
Date Born: Wednesday 22 December 1858
Description: Pianist, Composer, Italy
Summary: Puccini was born in Lucca in Tuscany, into a family with five generations of musical history behind them.

Glen Phillips
Date Born: Tuesday 29 December 1970
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
Summary: Associated acts - Toad the Wet Sprocket, Mutual Admiration Society, Works Progress Administration, Plover

Gordon Piper
Date Born: Friday 3 June 1932
Description: Film and television actor and theatre director and scriptwriter.
Summary: Piper is best known for his long-term role as plumber Bob Hatfield in the television series A Country Practice

Graham Parker
Date Born: Saturday 18 November 1950
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: published a set of short stories, Carp Fishing on Valium, in June 2000.

Gram Parsons
Date Born: Friday 15 November 1946
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Forming group "The Fallen Angels" leading to a duo with Emmylou Harris

Gregory Peck
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1916
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Born to Bernice Mae "Bunny" and Gregory Pearl Peck, who was a chemist and pharmacist. Peck's father was of English and Irish heritage, and his mother was of Scots and English.

Gregory Phillinganes
Date Born: Saturday 12 May 1956
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: In 1981, he released his first solo album, Significant Gains. While the album itself was not very successful, he did manage to score a minor R&B hit with "Baby, I Do Love You."

Guy Pearce
Date Born: Saturday 5 October 1957
Description: Actor, Australian
Summary: In 2010 he appeared as playboy David, the Prince of Wales, who became King Edward VIII, in the award-winning film The King's Speech.

Guy Pratt
Date Born: Wednesday 3 January 1962
Description: Bassist, Composer, UK
Summary: He recently was a guest contestant on Australian music game show Spicks and Specks.

Gwyneth Paltrow
Date Born: Thursday 28 September 1972
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Paltrow made her professional stage debut in 1990. Her most recent stage appearance was in Proof at London's Donmar Warehouse. Her debut film was Shout (1991).

Hans Poulsen
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1945
Description: Vocalist, Composer
Summary: One of Australia's most successful singers and songwriters during the sixties and the seventies.

Hartley Peavey
Date Born: Tuesday 30 December 1941
Description: Manufaturer of Guitas, Amplification, Audio, USA
Summary: Peavey has been recognized by his alma mater as an Alumni Fellow and as the 2004 commencement speaker.

Hayden Panettiere
Date Born: Monday 21 August 1989
Description: Actress, Vocalist, Model, USA
Summary: She began her acting career by playing Sarah Roberts on One Life to Live (1994–1997), and Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light (1996–2000)

Henry Purcell - (1659-1695)
Date Born: Wednesday 10 September 1659
Description: Composer, UK
Summary: Purcell is said to have been composing at nine years old, but the earliest work that can be certainly identified as his is an ode for the King's birthday, written in 1670.

Hot Lips Page
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1908
Description: Trumpeter, Vocals, USA
Summary: He has been largely neglected by historians since his death due to mysterious circumstances in November 1954, but is considered by many to be one of the giants of the Swing Era and one of the founders of what came to be known as rhythm and blues.

Hugo Peretti
Date Born: Wednesday 6 December 1916
Description: Composer, Arranger, Record producer, USA
Summary: Writer of one of the most performed and recorded songs of all time Can’t Help Falling In Love’ (Elvis Presley).

Ian Paice
Date Born: Tuesday 29 June 1948
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Born in Nottingham, England his family moved to Bicester in Oxfordshire.

Iggy Pop
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1947
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Though considered an innovator of punk rock, Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, metal, jazz and blues.

Ines Paulke
Date Born: Friday 20 September 2019
Description: Vocalist, Germany
Summary: Until 1986, she played in the band Datzu, but left to start her solo career.

Irene Petrie
Date Born: Friday 7 January 1944
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Irene Petrie began her career over 35 years ago with her erliest recordings in early begining in the mid sixties.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joaquin Phoenix
Date Born: Monday 28 October 1974
Description: Actor, Musician, USA
Summary: Upon being cast as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line after Cash himself approved, Phoenix responded by buying a guitar and learning how to play.

Jodi Phillis
Date Born: Sunday 11 April 1965
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia.
Summary: She spent her childhood in California, United States, and moved back to Sydney, Australia to begin school.

Jody Payne
Date Born: Saturday 11 January 1936
Description: Vocalist, singer. USA
Summary: Jody Payne was an American country musician and singer. He is best known as a longtime guitarist in Willie Nelson's band, The Family.

Joe Pass
Date Born: Tuesday 1 January 1929
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Epiphone has produced an edition of the Emperor line of semi-acoustic Guitar in his honour. Previously Ibanez had a Joe Pass model jazz guitar, as they continue to for influential jazz guitarists George Benson and Pat Metheny.

Joe Perry
Date Born: Sunday 10 September 1950
Description: Guitarist , USA
Summary: The main guitar associated with Joe Perry is the Gibson Les Paul.

Joe Pesci
Date Born: Tuesday 9 February 1943
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Pesci started out working as a barber in the 1960s, following in his mother's footsteps. He released an album entitled Little Joe Sure Can Sing under the pseudonym Joseph Richie, accompanied by a band that included good friend and future fellow actor Frank Vincent.

Joe Poovey
Date Born: Saturday 10 May 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Born in Dallas, Texas, he was encouraged to be an entertainer as a child. He initially learned the steel guitar, and made his first recordings at the age of 10. Two years later, in 1953, he formed a group, the Hillbilly Boys, and started weekly broadcasts on radio station KRLD.

Joe Porcaro
Date Born: Tuesday 29 April 1930
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: An American jazz drummer, percussionist and educator.

John Panozzo
Date Born: Monday 20 September 1948
Description: Drummer , USA
Summary: An American drummer best known for his work with rock band Styx.

John Parr
Date Born: Thursday 18 November 1954
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: St. Elmo's Fire. The song became a number one hit for Parr around the world and garnered many awards, including a Grammy nomination.

John Paul Jones
Date Born: Thursday 3 January 1946
Description: Bassist UK
Summary: Jones was born in Sidcup, Kent, now part of Greater London. The name John Paul Jones was suggested to him by a friend, Andrew Loog Oldham, after seeing a movie poster for the film of that name in France.

John Paul Young
Date Born: Wednesday 21 June 1950
Description: Vocalist, Australia,
Summary: On 27 August 2009, Young was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame alongside Kev Carmody, The Dingoes, Little Pattie and Mental As Anything.

John Peel
Date Born: Wednesday 30 August 1939
Description: English disc jockey, radio presenter and journalist.
Summary: Peel appeared frequently on British television as one of the presenters of Top of the Pops in the 1980s, and he provided voice-over commentary for a number of BBC programmes.

John Perry - Uk
Date Born: Wednesday 4 June 1952
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: He is most recognised for his involvement with the English punk rock band, The Only Ones.

John Philip Sousa
Date Born: Friday 6 October 1854
Description: Composer, Marching songs, USA
Summary: Sousa was born in Washington, D.C., to John António de Sousa and Maria Elisabeth Trinkhaus. His parents were of Portuguese, Spanish and Bavarian (German) descent; his grandparents were Portuguese refugees.

John Phillips
Date Born: Friday 30 August 1935
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , USA
Summary: Phillips was born in South Carolina. His father was a retired United States Marine Corps officer. His mother was Cherokee Indian and met and married Phillips' father in Oklahoma.

John Popper
Date Born: Wednesday 29 March 1967
Description: Guitarist
Summary: Popper is a founding member of Blues Traveler, serving as the band's front man with lead vocals and harmonica.

John Porter
Date Born: Thursday 11 September 1947
Description: Record Producer, UK
Summary: In 1983 John Porter married the iconic British model, Linda Keith. She is noted to have jump-started the career of such notables as Jimi Hendrix.

John Power
Date Born: Thursday 14 September 1967
Description: Singer-songwriter, UK
Summary: John Power embarked on a solo career. Power has since reunited with The La's in 2005 and Cast in 2010 and they released the album "Troubled Times" in March 2012

John Williams - Pianist
Date Born: Monday 8 February 1932
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
Summary: John Towner Williams Born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist.

Johnny Paycheck
Date Born: Saturday 31 May 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: His career started as a bass player for Porter Wagoner’s "Wagon Masters" he also played with Faron Young, George Jones

Johnny Pearson
Date Born: Thursday 18 June 1925
Description: Composer, orchestra leader and pianist
Summary: He led the Top of the Pops orchestra for sixteen years, wrote a catalogue of library music, and had many of his pieces used as the theme music to television series.

Johnny Preston
Date Born: Monday 18 August 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Johnny Preston's pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Jon Poulos
Date Born: Wednesday 31 March 1948
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Original drummer of American rock band "The Buckinghams" which saw enormous radio popularity in 1967.

Jon Provost
Date Born: Sunday 12 March 1950
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: At the age of four, Provost was cast in the film The Country Girl (1954), starring Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly. He then appeared in Back from Eternity (1956) with Anita Ekberg and Escapade in Japan (1957), again with Ekberg and an unknown (and uncredited) Clint Eastwood.

Joseph Pope
Date Born: Monday 6 November 1933
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Their major hit came with "What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am"

Josh Pyke
Date Born: Sunday 18 December 1977
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Australia
Summary: Josh Pyke was in his first band by age 12 and played his first performance in front of 650 parents and students at his primary school graduation.

Juliet Prowse
Date Born: Friday 25 September 1936
Description: Actress, Vocalist, Ballerina, Dancer
Summary: A ballerina and modern dancer starring in films with Elvis Presley in ’GI BLUES’, one of Presley’s better films.

June Pointer
Date Born: Monday 30 November 1953
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: Born the youngest of six to minister parents, June shared a love for singing with her sisters.

Junior Parker
Date Born: Sunday 27 March 1932
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: A successful and influential Memphis blues singer and musician. He is best remembered for his unique voice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Larry Parks
Date Born: Sunday 13 December 1914
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
Summary: The voice of Al Jolson,the looks of Larry Parks, great songs,orchestration. But serously, I never get tired of watching The Jolson Story & Jolson Sings Again, even though I have both films on DVD, if they are shown again on TV, I have to sit down and watch - my two most favourite films - EVER! Al Jolson and Larry Parks rehearsing "Ma Blushin' Rosie" for 'The Jolson Story'.

Lawrence Payton
Date Born: Wednesday 2 March 1938
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: All four members of the group began their careers together while they were high school students in Detroit.

Lee Pockriss
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1924
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: He wrote Anita Bryant's "My Little Corner of the World", Shelley Fabares' "Johnny Angel", and the Clint Holmes song "Playground In My Mind."

Lee Roy Parnell
Date Born: Friday 21 December 1956
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Guitarist,
Summary: Parnell was born in 1956.His parents were friends of country superstar Bob Wills, and Parnell began his music career on Wills's local radio show at the age of six.

Les Paul
Date Born: Saturday 9 January 1915
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He was born to George and Evelyn Polfus. His birth name was first simplified by his mother to Polfus before he took his stage name of Les Paul.

Leslie Phillips
Date Born: Sunday 20 April 1924
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: Phillips made his first film appearances as a child in the 1930s. He is the only actor still alive who performed at Pinewood Studios during the week it opened in 1936.

Lili Pons
Date Born: Tuesday 12 April 1898
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Pons first studied piano at the Paris Conservatory, winning the First Prize at the age of 15.

Linda Perry
Date Born: Thursday 15 April 1965
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Linda Perry was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Portuguese-American Alfred Xavier Perry and Brazilian-born Marluce Perry.

Linn Phillips Iii
Date Born: Friday 1 August 1947
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Summary: In Flash Cadillac, he was able to have roles in the films American Graffiti (1973)

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.

Little Esther Phillips
Date Born: Monday 23 December 1935
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In 1962, Kenny Rogers re-discovered her while singing at a Houston club and got her signed to his brother Lelan’s Lenox label.

Little Pattie
Date Born: Thursday 17 March 1949
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Pattie was educated at King Street Primary School and Sydney Girls High School.At the age of 11 she commenced singing lessons with Gwen Parsons, who also taught Noeleen Batley

Liz Phair
Date Born: Monday 17 April 1967
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
Summary: Phair was born in New Haven, Connecticut, but was raised in Winnetka, Illinois, by wealthy adoptive parents. She graduated from New Trier High School in 1985.

Lloyd Parks
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1948
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Jamaica

Lloyd Price
Date Born: Thursday 9 March 1933
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Price’s biggest year was 1959, during which he released four hits: “Personality,” “Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day),” “I’m Gonna Get Married” and “Come Into My Heart.”

Lonnie Pitchford
Date Born: Saturday 8 October 1955
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: He was a protégé of Robert Lockwood, Jr., from whom he learned the style of Robert Johnson.

Louis Prima
Date Born: Wednesday 7 December 1910
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: A trumpeter and vocalist during the Swing era through to the during the sixties composing and arranging

Lowman Pauling
Date Born: Wednesday 14 July 1926
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: A member of The "5" Royales who began as the "Royal Suns" in 1942, a locally popular gospel quintet based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Lucciano Pizzichini
Date Born: Sunday 14 May 2000
Description: Guitarist, Argentina
Summary: A child prodigy guitarist and the youngest artist sponsored by Gibson Guitars.

Luciano Pavarotti
Date Born: Saturday 12 October 1935
Description: Vocalist, Italy
Summary: His career has been outstanding and now is mainly known as one of the 'Three Tenors'. He became the first opera singer to appear on the TV show 'Saturday Night Live' with Venessa L. Williams.1998.

Luther Perkins
Date Born: Sunday 8 January 1928
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He recorded on most of the Johnny Cash records from the mid fifties.

Lyn Paul
Date Born: Wednesday 16 February 1949
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Lyn began her career in show business as a child actress with a small part in the television drama Coronation Street in 1960 which led her to be in the first ever episode.NPA

Lynsey De Paul
Date Born: Sunday 11 June 1950
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, UK
Summary: She was the first woman to be awarded an Ivor Novello Award for this ballad, which provided her with another UK Top 20 hit.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

Melvin Pritchard
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1948
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He played with Barclay James Harvest throughout their career.

Michael J Pollard
Date Born: Tuesday 30 May 1939
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Actor Michael J. Fox has stated that he adopted the J. in his name as a homage to Pollard.

Michael Parkinson
Date Born: Thursday 28 March 1935
Description: Broadcaster and journalist
Summary: He is one of the figures on the cover of the Wings album Band on the Run. He was responsible for "discovering" jazz pianist Jamie Cullum, among others.

Michael Parks
Date Born: Sunday 24 April 1938
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
Summary: Recorded a few albums meeting with some success.

Michael Pate
Date Born: Thursday 26 February 1920
Description: Actor, Writer, Australian
Summary: He enjoyed brief success as an author of short stories, publishing works in Australia and the United States.

Michael Penn
Date Born: Friday 1 August 1958
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor
Summary: The son of actress Eileen Ryan and Leo Penn, Director, Actor.

Michelle Pfeiffer
Date Born: Monday 29 April 1957
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Born in California, the daughter of Donna, a homemaker, and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air conditioning contractor.She is of Swiss, Swedish, Dutch and German descent.

Michelle Phillips
Date Born: Thursday 6 April 1944
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: Phillips helped co-write some of the band's most popular hits, including "Creeque Alley" and "California Dreamin'".

Mike Patto
Date Born: Tuesday 22 September 1942
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Patto was a progressive jazz-rock band formed in England in 1970 consisting of Mike Patto.

Mike Pinder
Date Born: Saturday 27 December 1941
Description: Keyboardist, UK
Summary: The group mainly remembered for their recordings of ’GO NOW’ and ’NIGHT’S IN WHITE SATIN’ in the sixties and seventies.

Mike Pinera
Date Born: Wednesday 29 September 1948
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Member of ’IRON BUTTERFLY’ formed in 1966, San Diego.

Mike Porcaro
Date Born: Sunday 29 May 1955
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: The middle brother of Toto members Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro.

Mike Preston
Date Born: Saturday 14 May 1938
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
Summary: Preston appeared on Oh Boy! and his first gramophone record, "Dirty Old Town" was produced by Joe Meek.

Natalie Portman
Date Born: Tuesday 9 June 1981
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Natalie Portman was discovered by a talent agent at a pizza parlor when she was just 11 years of age.

Neil Peart
Date Born: Friday 12 September 1952
Description: Drummer , USA
Summary: Peart has received the following awards in the Modern Drummer magazine reader's poll: Hall of Fame: 1983 Best Rock Drummer: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006. Along with his bandmates Lee and Lifeson, Peart was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honoured, as a group

Nerina Pallot
Date Born: Saturday 26 April 1975
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: A platinum selling, BRIT Award and Ivor Novello Award nominated British singer and songwriter. Although born in London, Pallot was brought up in Jersey to a half-French father and mother from Allahabad, India.

Nic Potter
Date Born: Thursday 18 October 1951
Description: Bassist, composer
Summary: Nic Potter is probably best known for his work with the British rock band Van Der Graaf Generator.

Niccolo Paganini
Date Born: Sunday 27 October 1782
Description: Violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. Italy
Summary: He was one of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique.

Nick Perito
Date Born: Monday 7 April 1924
Description: Composer, Arranger. USA
Summary: Perito remained in New York after World War II, entering the Juilliard School of Music and graduating from the college in 1949.

Nigel Preston
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1959
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He was a founding member of The Death Cult and The Cult.

Nina Persson
Date Born: Friday 6 September 1974
Description: Vocalist, Compose, Sweden
Summary: Born Nina Elisabet Persson in 1974 in Örebro, Sweden) is the lead singer of the Swedish pop group The Cardigans.

Norman Petty
Date Born: Wednesday 25 May 1927
Description: Musician, Songwriter, Record Producer
Summary: Petty served as Buddy Holly's recording engineer and also as his first manager and producer until late 1958. Their split came over differences in Petty's wanting co-writer credit in Holly's songs.

Oscar Peterson
Date Born: Saturday 15 August 1925
Description: Pianist, Composer , Canada
Summary: He released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, and received other numerous awards and honours over the course of his career.

P.p. Arnold
Date Born: Thursday 3 October 1946
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: An offer with Maxine and her friend Gloria Scott had managed to arrange an audition for three girls to replace the original Ikettes, the dancer/singer troupe that provided vocal and dance accompaniment for the Ike and Tina Turner Revue.

Paddy Reilly
Date Born: Wednesday 18 October 1939
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Irelannd
Summary: He is one of Ireland's most famous balladeers.

Pam Dauber
Date Born: Thursday 18 October 1951
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
Summary: Dawber got to use her four-octave soprano voice in a 1980s Los Angeles Civic Light Opera production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, based on the Joseph Papp/New York Shakespeare Festival production.

Pam Tillis
Date Born: Wednesday 24 July 1957
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: Tillis earned thirteen top ten hits on the country music charts and in 1994 was named the Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year." In 1999, she earned a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Pamela Anderson
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1967
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Anderson was born the daughter of Carol and Barry Anderson, a furnace repairman.

Papa John Creach
Date Born: Monday 28 May 1917
Description: Fiddle player, USA
Summary: In 1992, he became one of the original members of Jefferson Starship.

Pat Alexander
Date Born: Sunday 23 May 1937
Description: Song Writer, Australia
Summary: Mainly known for the wiritng the hit song "DUNKEN", recorded by Slim Dusty.

Pat Badger
Date Born: Saturday 22 July 1967
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: He sang back-up on a live version of the Van Halen song, "When It's Love".

Pat Benatar
Date Born: Saturday 10 January 1953
Description: Vocalist,Composer, USA
Summary: She was discovered at an amateur-night contest in the New York City comedy club Catch a Rising Star in 1977.

Pat Boone
Date Born: Friday 1 June 1934
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Pat Boone has claimed to be a direct descendant of the American pioneer Daniel Boone. He grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from Columbia University in 1958.

Pat Burke
Date Born: Saturday 9 October 1937
Description: Saxophonist,UK
Summary: The group found fame in the mid sixties

Pat Daugherty
Date Born: Tuesday 11 November 1947
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Pat Daugherty - bass guitar, vocals from (1965-1977, 2000-2002)

Pat Hare
Date Born: Saturday 20 December 1930
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: An American blues and rockabilly - Guitarist and singer.

Pat Lloyd
Date Born: Wednesday 17 March 1948
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: They first started rehearsing on a council estate at Hornsey Rise, North London in 1965.

Pat Martino
Date Born: Friday 25 August 1944
Description: Guitarist, Composer. Italian, American
Summary: Martino was born in South Philadelphia, began playing the guitar at a young age, learning from Dennis Sandole, and began playing professionally at age 15.

Pat Mcdonald
Date Born: Tuesday 1 August 1922
Description: Actress, Australia
Summary: Pat McDonald's final public performance was at the 1989 Logie Awards.

Pat Metheny
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1954
Description: Guitarist, Comoser, USA
Summary: Metheny has also named Ornette Coleman as a musical influence. He has recorded Coleman compositions on a number of his records.

Pat Travers
Date Born: Monday 12 April 1954
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist Canadian
Summary: Travers a native of Canada, is a Hendrix influenced guitarist who began his recording career with Polydor Records in the mid 1970s.

Pat Wilson
Date Born: Friday 11 June 1948
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Wilson was married to musician Ross Wilson for twenty years according to her brief account on ABC-TV's Talking Heads on 9 July 2007, where Peter Thompson interviewed Ross Wilson.

Patrice Oneal
Date Born: Sunday 7 December 1969
Description: Comedian, Comic Actor, USA
Summary: He was known for his cutting, often confrontational crowd work during which he often played couples against each other.

Patrice Wymore
Date Born: Friday 17 December 1926
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Wymore's first film appearance was in the 1950 film Tea for Two, starring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae.

Patricia Heaton
Date Born: Tuesday 4 March 1958
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Heaton was the second youngest of five children born to an Irish American Roman Catholic family in Bay Village, Ohio. Heaton has three sisters and one brother.

Patricia Neal
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1926
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: In 1963, Neal won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Hud, co-starring Paul Newman.

Patricia Travers
Date Born: Monday 5 December 1927
Description: Violinist, USA
Summary: An American violin child prodigy and actress who withdrew from public performances at age 23.

Patrick Duffy
Date Born: Thursday 17 March 1949
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: In 1976, Duffy landed the role of Mark Harris in the short-lived television series Man from Atlantis.

Patrick Gilmore
Date Born: Friday 25 December 1829
Description: Composer and Bandmaster, US
Summary: He settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848, becoming leader of the Suffolk, Boston Brigade, and Salem bands in swift succession.

Patrick Hernandez
Date Born: Wednesday 6 April 1949
Description: Vocalist, France
Summary: Patrick had sold an incredible 52 gold and platinum records from amny country's at the end of the year of 1979.

Patrick Mcgoohan
Date Born: Monday 19 March 1928
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: But McGoohan was chiefly associated with cult ITV drama The Prisoner, writing some of the episodes himself under a different name.

Patrick Swayze
Date Born: Wednesday 18 August 1954
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Dirty Dancing was the first film to sell one million copies on video, and as of 2007, has earned over $US 300 million worldwide.

Patrick Waite
Date Born: Sunday 16 June 1968
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: A former member of Musical Youth are a British-Jamaican pop/reggae band.

Patrick Wilson
Date Born: Saturday 1 February 1969
Description: Drummer, Vocals, USA
Summary: Prior to the formation of Weezer, Wilson appeared in several bands, including Bush. The Dum Dums and United Dirt, all of which featured members who would go on to be in Wax. He later joined a band called Sixty Wrong Sausages that featured members of Weezer.

Patrick Woodward
Date Born: Sunday 29 August 1948
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Member James Intveld formed a rockabilly band with his brother Ricky and Pat Woodward called The Rockin' Shadows.

Patrizio Buanne
Date Born: Wednesday 20 September 1978
Description: Vocalist, Italy
Summary: At the age of eight Patrizio received his first guitar which further encouraged his interest in entertaining his family and friends in the “Buanne home”.

Patsy Biscoe
Date Born: Thursday 21 March 1946
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Mainly known to most as a folk singer, there is no doubt about her vocal ability and easy listening style.

Patsy Cline
Date Born: Thursday 8 September 1932
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She was the daughter of Sam and Hilda Patterson Hensley, a blacksmith and a seamstress; Hilda was only 16 when Patsy was born. Patsy was the eldest of three children, which included a brother, Samuel, and a sister, Sylvia. The three children, despite their given names, were called "Ginny," "John," and "Sis," respectively.

Patsy Montana
Date Born: Friday 30 October 1908
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
Summary: Blevins took her stage name from silent film star and world-champion roper, Monte Montana.

Patti Austin
Date Born: Tuesday 10 August 1948
Description: Vocalist. USA
Summary: Patti Austin to Edna and Gordon Austin.

Patti Labelle
Date Born: Wednesday 4 October 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: LaBelle was born the daughter of Henry Holte, a railroad worker.The fourth of five children, including three sisters and a brother.

Patti Mccabe
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Formed in a suburb of Cleveland, the Poni-Tails Toni Cistone, Karen Topinka and Patti McCabe started singing at Brush High School, which they all attended.

Patti Mckinnon
Date Born: Tuesday 23 September 1947
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Patti has released many albums during the years and has appeared in the United States and throughout Australia.

Patti Newton
Date Born: Sunday 4 February 1945
Description: Vocalist, Australia,
Summary: Newton has been married to fellow Australian entertainer Bert Newton since 9 November 1974, and often appears with him.

Patti Page
Date Born: Tuesday 11 October 1927
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s, and has sold over 100 million records to date.

Patti Smith
Date Born: Monday 30 December 1946
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Poet, USA
Summary: Smith was born to Beverly, was a jazz singer, and father, Grant, worked at the Honeywell plant. She spent her entire childhood in Woodbury, New Jersey.

Patty Andrews
Date Born: Monday 16 February 1920
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Patty, the youngest and the lead singer of the group. NPA

Patty Duke
Date Born: Saturday 14 December 1946
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Duke received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. At 16, Duke was the youngest person at that time to receive an Academy Award in a competitive category.

Patty Griffin
Date Born: Monday 16 March 1964
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: She is primarily a guitarist, pianist, and vocalist, with a distinctive voice.

Patty Loveless
Date Born: Friday 4 January 1957
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: After graduation from High School in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1975 Loveless chose to travel in a small band with Terry Lovelace, whom she married in 1976. (When she began performing professionally, she changed her name from Patty Lovelace to Loveless.

Paul A Rothchild
Date Born: Thursday 18 April 1935
Description: American producer of the late 1960s and 1970s, USA
Summary: Associated acts The Doors, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Janis Joplin, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Lovin' Spoonful, others

Paul Anka
Date Born: Wednesday 30 July 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Anka's parents, who owned a restaurant, were of Lebanese Christian descent. He sang with the St Elijah Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church choir under the direction of Frederick Karam with whom he studied music theory.

Paul Atkinson
Date Born: Thursday 18 March 1943
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Original member of English group ’THE ZOMBIES’

Paul Barbarin
Date Born: Friday 5 May 1899
Description: Drummer,Composer, USA
Summary: Paul Barbarin simply refused to answer the year of his birth in an interview at Tulane's Jazz Archives.

Paul Burke
Date Born: Wednesday 21 July 1926
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: During the 1970s, he appeared in three episodes each of ABC's The Love Boat and CBS's Medical Center. In 1984, he appeared as C.C. Capwell in twenty-one episodes of the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara.

Paul Butterfield
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1942
Description: Harmonica, Vocalist
Summary: Paul Butterfield was the first white harmonica player to develop a style original and powerful enough to place him in the pantheon of true blues greats.

Paul Carrack
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1951
Description: Keyboardist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: Carrack has been a member of several bands including Ace, Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, and Roxy Music, been a session and touring musician for several others including Nick Lowe

Paul Cronin
Date Born: Friday 8 July 1938
Description: Actor, Australia
Summary: Born the son of a farmer in South Australia, after leaving school Cronin become a farmer himself and learned to shear sheep.

Paul Davis
Date Born: Wednesday 21 April 1948
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Keyboardist, USA
Summary: Ilene Berns signed Davis to Bang Records in 1969. He was the last artist active on the Bang Records label when it folded in 1981.

Paul Dukas
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1865
Description: Composer, French
Summary: Dukas found work as a music critic and orchestrator, he was unusually gifted in orchestration and was one of the most sensitive and insightful critics of the era.

Paul Evans
Date Born: Saturday 5 March 1938
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: He was also a songwriter whose songs were performed by numerous performers, including Elvis Presley, Jimmy Dean and Pat Boone. His most successful songs were "Roses are Red (My Love)". Youtube: Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat)

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

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

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

Paul Gambaccini
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1949
Description: Broadcaster on BBC Radio 1 in 1973
Summary: "The Great Gambo" as he was later known, started broadcasting on BBC Radio 1 in 1973 as a music reporter.

Paul Geary
Date Born: Monday 24 July 1961
Description: Drummer - U.S.A.
Summary: An American drummer for the Funk metal band, "Extreme".

Paul Gray - Bass
Date Born: Saturday 8 April 1972
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: An American musician, best known as the bassist of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot

Paul Hancox
Date Born: Saturday 25 October 1947
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: The Mindbenders were originally the backing group for Wayne Fontana was a 1960s beat group from Manchester, England.

Paul Henreid
Date Born: Friday 10 January 1908
Description: Actor
Summary: Known professionally as Paul Henreid, was an Austrian actor and film director.

Paul Hester
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1959
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: An Australian musician and television personality; he was the drummer for the related bands, Split Enz and Crowded House.

Paul Hogan
Date Born: Sunday 8 October 1939
Description: Comedian, Actor, Australian
Summary: Paul Hogan became ’Australian of the Year’ in 1985.

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

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

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

Paul Layton
Date Born: Monday 4 August 1947
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Paul Layton has remained with band throughout since joining the band in 1970. YOUTUBE: Vocal members consisted of Paul Layton, Marty Kristian, Eve Graham, Lyn Paul and Peter Doyle (from L to R). Listed #93 song of Year 1972 Top 100.

Paul Mauriat
Date Born: Wednesday 4 March 1925
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, Composer
Summary: Most famous for writing the 1968, "Love is Blue," as well as the title song of the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," in 1969.

Paul Mccartney
Date Born: Thursday 18 June 1942
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Bassist, UK
Summary: Paul McCartney's instrumentd mainly played include. Hofner 500/1 bass guitar. Rickenbacker 4001 bass. Gibson Les Paul. Epiphone Casino.

Paul Michael Glaser
Date Born: Thursday 25 March 1943
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Glaser, the youngest of three children, was born Paul Manfred Glaser in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Dorothy and Samuel Glaser, who was an architect.

Paul Motian
Date Born: Wednesday 25 March 1931
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: He first came to prominence in the late 1950s in the piano trio of Bill Evans, and later led several groups

Paul Newman
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1925
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: The founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donates all profits and royalties to charity. As of May 2007, these donations have exceeded $220 million. P/E

Paul Plimley
Date Born: Monday 16 March 1953
Description: Pianist, vibraphonist, Canada
Summary: A free jazz pianist and vibraphonist.

Paul Potts
Date Born: Tuesday 13 October 1970
Description: Vocalsit, UK
Summary: A British tenor who won the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2007.

Paul Rauhofer
Date Born: Thursday 29 April 1965
Description: DJ, remixer and producer, USA
Summary: DJ, remixer and producer who formerly went under the moniker Club 69 as well as Size Queen.

Paul Raven
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1961
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Raven's replaced original Killing Joke bassist Youth in mid 1982, just in time for the North American tour documented on the Ha! live EP.

Paul Robeson
Date Born: Saturday 9 April 1898
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Robeson was born in Princeton, New Jersey. His father, William Drew Robeson I, ran away from a North Carolina plantation where he had been born a slave.

Paul Robi
Date Born: Friday 21 August 1931
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The original members were; Tony Williams, the lead vocalist (Tony died in 1992), David Lynch, tenor (David died in 1981), Alex Hodge, baritone, who was soon replaced by Paul Robi (Paul died in 1989), Herb Reed, bass,and Zola Taylor. Their manager and producer Buck Ram (Buck died in 1991). Here is their story: YOUTUBE: In April of 1958 when "Twilight Time". The original hit-making Platters were comprised of lead tenor Tony Williams, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, David Lynch and the sole female vocalist, Zola Taylor.

Paul Rodgers
Date Born: Monday 12 December 1949
Description: Vocalist
Summary: His Grammy-nominated solo CD, Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters was released in 1993.

Paul Rothchild
Date Born: Thursday 18 April 1935
Description: Record producer
Summary: Producer,mainly known for his work with ’The Doors’. He also worked with many other artists including Paul Butterfield.

Paul Ryan
Date Born: Sunday 24 October 1948
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: The son of pop singer Marion Ryan and producer Lloyd Sapherson, Paul and his twin brother Barry began to perform at the age of fifteen. In 1965 they signed a recording contract with Decca and under the name of "Paul & Barry Ryan"

Paul Samwell Smith
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1943
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: While in The Yardbirds, he worked with record producers such as Mickie Most, Simon Napier-Bell and Giorgio Gomelsky and co-produced and engineered much of their music.

Paul Scoffield
Date Born: Saturday 21 January 1922
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: He is considered by many to have been one of the best British actors of the 20th century.

Paul Shaffer
Date Born: Monday 28 November 1949
Description: Keyboardist, Arranger, Band leader, USA
Summary: In June 2006, he received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Since 2002, he has been the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. In 2002, a street which surrounds the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium in his hometown was renamed "Paul Shaffer Drive". Shaffer has also received two honorary doctorates.

Paul Simon
Date Born: Tuesday 13 October 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Paul Simon is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2001, and in 1990 as half of Simon and Garfunkel.

Paul Simonon
Date Born: Thursday 15 December 1955
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: An English musician and artist best known as the bass guitarist for punk rock band The Clash.

Paul Stanley
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1952
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Kiss were formed in 1972 in New York. The group were very theatrical with loads of make up etc.

Paul Stookey
Date Born: Tuesday 30 November 1937
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: "Leaving on a Jet Plane", became a number one hit in 1969 written by the late John Denver.

Paul Tanner
Date Born: Monday 15 October 1917
Description: Trombonist, USA
Summary: Tanner developed and played the electrotheremin. The electrotheremin is featured in several songs by The Beach Boys

Paul Thomas
Date Born: Sunday 5 October 1980
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: His first instrument was guitar, but he later switched to bass

Paul Thompson
Date Born: Sunday 13 May 1951
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He was also the drummer for 'Angelic Upstarts' and also 'Concrete Blonde'

Paul Vance
Date Born: Monday 4 November 1929
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: Vance co-wrote such hits as "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," recorded in 1960. YOUTUBE: Features Brian Hyland singing thr major hit song written by Paul Vance.

Paul Watakaar-savoy
Date Born: Wednesday 6 September 1961
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Norwegian
Summary: Once "Q Magazine" named him as one of the best unknown lyricists of his generation.

Paul Weller
Date Born: Sunday 25 May 1958
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, GB
Summary: Weller first burst onto the national music scene in 1977 with his first band, The Jam.In 1983, The Jam broke The Beatles' record of seven singles in the Top 100 simultaneously.

Paul Weston
Date Born: Tuesday 12 March 1912
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor

Paul Wickens
Date Born: Tuesday 27 March 1956
Description: Keyboards, Vocals, UK
Summary: Wickens began touring with Paul McCartney in 1989. As of then, he has appeared on many of McCartney's albums and DVDs, and has become the musical director for many of McCartney's tours

Paul Williams
Date Born: Wednesday 19 May 1948
Description: American music journalist and writer
Summary: He was also the author of more than 25 books, of which the best-known are Outlaw Blues, Das Energi, and Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, the acclaimed three-part series.

Paul Williams
Date Born: Sunday 2 July 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Paul Williams was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Williams met his lifelong best friend Eddie Kendricks during their grade school years.

Paul Williams - Singer - Composer
Date Born: Monday 9 September 1940
Description: Vocalist, Actor , Composer, USA
Summary: He co wrote the Carpenters - "Wev've Only Just Begun" - This song as entered into the Carpenters film,was originally a bank jingle.

Paul Wilson
Date Born: Sunday 6 January 1935
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Paul Wison was a founding member of "The Flamingos" a doo wop group from the United States, most popular in the mid to late 1950s.

Paul Winfield
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1941
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Born in California, the son of Lois Beatrice, a union organizer in the garment industry. His stepfather from the age of eight was Clarence Winfield, a construction worker.

Paul Winter
Date Born: Thursday 31 August 1939
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA

Paul Young
Date Born: Tuesday 17 January 1956
Description: Vocalist,UK
Summary: Paul was born in Luton, England. He has an older brother Mark and a younger sister Joanne.

Paula Abdul
Date Born: Tuesday 19 June 1962
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Dancer, USA
Summary: She and her sister, Wendy, grew up with their mother in the San Fernando Valley. Abdul was inspired towards a show business career by Gene Kelly in the classic film Singin' in the Rain as well as Debbie Allen, Fred Astaire, and Bob Fosse.

Paula Cole
Date Born: Friday 5 April 1968
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
Summary: Cole was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts; her mother was an elementary school art teacher, and her father was a professor of biology and ecology at Salem State College and a polka musician.

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

Paula Prentiss
Date Born: Friday 4 March 1938
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She was born Paula Ragusa to Sicilian emigrants in San Antonio, Texas.

Paula Yates
Date Born: Sunday 24 April 1960
Description: Television, Journalist, presenter, uk
Summary: Her mother was Elaine Smith, a former showgirl, actress and writer of erotic novels, who used the stage names Helene Thornton and Heller Toren. Until late in her life, Yates believed her father to be Jess Yates, who was known as "the Bishop" and presented the ITV religious programme Stars On Sunday. Yates and Smith were married from 1958 to 1975, though Yates was 16 years older than his wife and their marriage was unconventional.

Paulette Carlson
Date Born: Saturday 11 October 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: At the 1992 ACM Awards, Carlson was nominated in the New Female Vocalist category.

Date Born: Friday 15 October 1982
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
Summary: Born in Fiji in 1982, Pauline Curuenavuli moved to Sydney with her family when she was four years old. At six years of age, she was already singing in her local choir.

Peabo Bryson
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1951
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Mainly known for singing ballads and duets with several major singers. Also known for singing on many Disney Films.

Pearl Bailey
Date Born: Friday 29 March 1918
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: She was born in Southampton County, Virginia, to Rev. Joseph and Ella Mae Bailey.

Pee Wee Herman
Date Born: Wednesday 27 August 1952
Description: Comic fictional character
Summary: Pee-wee Herman is a comic fictional character created and portrayed by American comedian Paul Reubens. He is best known for his two television series and film series during the 1980s.

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

Pee Wee Russell
Date Born: Tuesday 27 March 1906
Description: Saxophonist, US
Summary: Russell began playing clarinet in Maskogee,Oklahoma,later cut his first disc with Red Nichols in 1929.

Peetie Wheatstraw
Date Born: Sunday 21 December 1902
Description: Pianist,Guitarist, USA
Summary: On his records Wheatstraw is occasionally heard playing guitar, but he usually took to the piano and required a guitarist to play with him—among his collaborators were Kokomo Arnold, Lonnie Johnson, Charley Jordan, Papa Charlie McCoy and Teddy Bunn, in addition to pianist Champion Jack Dupree.

Peggy Cass
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1924
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
Summary: Cass made her Broadway debut in 1949 with the play Touch and Go.

Peggy Lee
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1920
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: The youngest child of seven, Lee found music to provide an escape from the abusive rampages of her cruel stepmother, Min, who tormented and beat young Norma.

Peggy March
Date Born: Monday 8 March 1948
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She was discovered at age thirteen singing at a wedding and was introduced to the record producer duo Hugo & Luigi. They gave her the nickname Little Peggy March because of her 4'10" height.

Peggy Ryan
Date Born: Thursday 28 August 1924
Description: Singer, Actress, USA
Summary: Her parents were vaudevilleians, "The Merry Dancing Ryans", and Peggy joined them onstage before she was two years old. known for starring in a series of movie musicals at Universal Pictures with Donald O'Connor and Gloria Jean.

Peggy Santiglia
Date Born: Thursday 4 May 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Member of the all girl group ’THE ANGELS’. Santiglia replaced Linda Jansen in 1972.

Peggy Scott-adams
Date Born: Friday 25 June 1948
Description: Singer, Songwriter, USA

Penne Hackforth-jones
Date Born: Friday 5 August 1949
Description: Actress, Australia
Summary: Born in the U.S. but raised in Australia, where her great-grandmother Barbara Baynton had been a famous novelist.

Penny De Haven
Date Born: Monday 17 May 1948
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: The first female country artist to perform for the troupes in Vietnam.

Penny Marshall
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1943
Description: Actress, Director
Summary: One of her first jobs was for a TV commercial for a beautifying shampoo. She was hired to play a girl with stringy, unattractive hair, and Farrah Fawcett was hired to play a girl with thick, bouncy hair.

Pepper Adams
Date Born: Wednesday 8 October 1930
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
Summary: He played on the album Dakar by John Coltrane, played with Lee Morgan on The Cooker, and briefly worked with Benny Goodman's band in 1958.

Peppermint Harris
Date Born: Sunday 17 July 1927
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Originally from Texarkana, Texas, he first recorded in Houston, as Peppermint Nelson, in the late 1940s.

Percy Faith
Date Born: Tuesday 7 April 1908
Description: Bandleader, Arranger, Canadian

Percy Grainger
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1882
Description: Composer, Pianist, Australia
Summary: An Australian-born composer and pianist who worked under the stage name of Percy Aldridge Grainger.

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

Percy Mayfield
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1920
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: Mayfield was one of the most creative and distinctive poets of rhythm and blues.

Percy Sledge
Date Born: Tuesday 25 November 1941
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: One time member of the ’Esquires Combo’ in the U.S.A. He hit the top of the charts with the well known WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN - 1966 making him an international star.

Percy Wenrich
Date Born: Friday 23 January 1880
Description: Composer, Lyricist, USA
Summary: His songs include "Wabash Avenue After Dark," the hit "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" (1909).

Perez Prado
Date Born: Monday 11 December 1916
Description: Arranger, bandleader, composer singer, organist and pianist
Summary: He is often referred to as the 'King of the Mambo'.

Peri Gilpen
Date Born: Saturday 27 May 1961
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Born in Waco, Texas, Peri Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and then at London's British-American Academy.

Peri Gilpin
Date Born: Saturday 27 May 1961
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She has received a Gracie Award in the category of "Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series" for her performance in the ABC Family drama Make It or Break It.

Perri Reid
Date Born: Monday 29 August 1966
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Recorded for MCA Records from 1987 to 1995. Was a back up singer for the group 'Con Funk Shun' and 'Sister Sledge'.

Perry Bamonte
Date Born: Saturday 3 September 1960
Description: Guitarist, Producer, UK
Summary: Perry first joined The Cure in 1990, replacing Roger O'Donnell on keyboards.

Perry Como
Date Born: Saturday 18 May 1912
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: From his own barber shop to the top entertainer.In 2007 Perry Como was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.

Peta Toppano
Date Born: Sunday 8 April 1962
Description: Actress, Australia
Summary: Peta Toppano is a British-born Australian actress who found success in Australian television.

Pete Benz
Date Born: Wednesday 3 November 1971
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
Summary: Pete Benz launched his career serving up a unique brand of traditional country music.

Pete Best
Date Born: Monday 24 November 1941
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Paul McCartney was the first to phone Pete in 1959 and invited him to go to Hamburg, Germany in 1961 though he had played with the group in 1959.

Pete Birrell
Date Born: Friday 9 May 1941
Description: Bassist, UK

Pete Brown
Date Born: Wednesday 25 December 1940
Description: Vocalist, poet and lyricist, UK
Summary: Best known for his collaborations with Jack Bruce, Brown also worked with The Battered Ornaments.

Pete Candoli
Date Born: Thursday 28 June 1923
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: Pete Candoli's professional career began at the age of 13, when he became a member of the American Federation of Musicians. An American swing and West Coast jazz trumpeter. He played with the big bands of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and many others, and worked extensively in the studios of the recording and television industries. He was born in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Pete Cassell
Date Born: Monday 27 August 1917
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Pete Cassell impressed many listeners with his near perfect pitch and self taught musicianship.

Pete Cosey
Date Born: Saturday 9 October 1943
Description: Guitarist, USA

Pete Doherty
Date Born: Monday 12 March 1979
Description: Vocalist, Guitar, Harmonica, UK
Summary: He is singer and songwriter in the band Babyshambles

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

Pete Hayes
Date Born: Saturday 4 May 1946
Description: Guitarist, Mandolinist, Vocal
Summary: Elder brother of Mike Hayes and member of "The Hayes Brothers Band".

Pete Johnson
Date Born: Thursday 24 March 1904
Description: Pianist, Drummer, USA
Summary: featuring Turner on vocals and Johnson on piano, was one of the first rock and roll records. Another self-referential title was their "Johnson and Turner Blues". In 1949, he also wrote and recorded "Rocket 88 Boogie".

Pete La Roca
Date Born: Thursday 7 April 1938
Description: Drummer, Timbales, USA
Summary: In 1968 he left music to become a lawyer

Pete Seeger
Date Born: Saturday 3 May 1919
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Seeger was born to Charles Louis Seeger, a musicologist and an early investigator of non-Western music, and his mother, Constance de Clyver Edson, a prominent classical violinist.

Pete Townshend
Date Born: Saturday 19 May 1945
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
Summary: His career with The Who spans more than forty years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the rock era.

Pete Waterman
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1947
Description: Composer of songs, UK
Summary: To date, Waterman has scored a total of twenty two UK number one singles with his various acts and he claims upwards of 500 million sales worldwide. Documented 2009.

Pete Watts
Date Born: Tuesday 13 May 1947
Description: Bassist, Composer, UK
Summary: Overend's bass of choice was a white Gibson Thunderbird, one of which was later sold to Wishbone Ash bassist Martin Turner.

Pete Wingfield
Date Born: Friday 7 May 1948
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Beginning with their 1983 reunion shows, Wingfield spent eighteen years handling keyboard duties for The Everly Brothers.

Peter Albin
Date Born: Tuesday 6 June 1944
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: In 2000 the original band members participated in the filming of the documentary Nine Hundred Nights, in which they detailed the history of Big Brother-- before, during, and after Janis.

Peter Allen
Date Born: Thursday 10 February 1944
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Dancer, Australia
Summary: He started his career in hotels in Queensland playing and singing and later joining Chris Bell to form The Allen Brothers.

Peter Andre
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1973
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia.
Summary: Born to Greek parents Savvas and Thea, André has four older brothers Andrew, Chris, Danny, Michael and one older sister Debbie.

Peter Appleyard
Date Born: Sunday 26 August 1928
Description: Jazz vibraphonist, percussionist, and composer.
Summary: Following the death of Benny Goodman, Appleyard formed the Benny Goodman Tribute Band in 1985 which is composed of a number of Goodman alumni and some great Toronto musicians.

Peter Asher
Date Born: Thursday 22 June 1944
Description: Vocalist,Composer, Entrepreneur, Management, Producer, UK
Summary: Asher is the son of Dr Richard and Margaret Asher, and the older brother of actress and businesswoman Jane Asher and radio actress Clare Asher.

Peter Beckett
Date Born: Tuesday 10 August 1948
Description: Composer of songs, UK
Summary: An English musician and songwriter who has recorded written songs for many prominent recording artists

Peter Bennet
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1935
Description: Musical promoter.
Summary: Following the death of Brian Epstein in 1967, he was hired as promotional manager for The Beatles and Apple Corps.

Peter Boyle
Date Born: Friday 18 October 1935
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Boyle was born the son of Alice and Peter Boyle, Sr. His father was a Philadelphia TV personality from 1951-1963 who, among many other things. He hosted the afterschool children's program Uncle Pete Presents the Little Rascals.

Peter Briquette
Date Born: Friday 2 July 1954
Description: Bassist, Keyboardist, UK
Summary: Mainly known for the hit "I Dont Like Mondays" - 1980

Peter Brown
Date Born: Wednesday 25 December 1940
Description: Composer,
Summary: Brown formed Pete Brown and His Battered Ornaments in 1968

Peter Buck
Date Born: Thursday 6 December 1956
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: The co founder of R.E.M. Buck spent time in Los Angeles and San Francisco but with his family he moved to Atlanta, Georgia.

Peter Cetera
Date Born: Wednesday 13 September 1944
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA
Summary: The song "25 or 6 to 4" was the first major hit single with Cetera singing lead vocals.

Peter Cook
Date Born: Wednesday 17 November 1937
Description: Comedian, satirist, writer
Summary: Cook's comedy partnership with Dudley Moore led to Not Only... But Also.

Peter Cushing
Date Born: Monday 26 May 1913
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: Cushing was born the son of Nellie Marie King and George Edward Cushing. He was raised there and in Dulwich, South London.

Peter Dawson
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1982
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Peter Dawson was born of immigrant Scottish parents in Adelaide, South Australia, one of nine children. At 17 he joined a church choir and took singing lessons from C.J. Stevens.

Peter Derose
Date Born: Saturday 10 March 1900
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: DeRose also composed music for the 1941 Ice Capades show and in the late 1940s and early 1950s wrote songs for several Hollywood motion pictures.

Peter Doyle
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1949
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Peter started his career at the age of 9 appearing on a children's television talent show called Swallow's Juniors and appeared as a regular on that show for the next five years.

Peter Drake
Date Born: Sunday 8 October 1933
Description: Guitarist, Record Producer, USA
Summary: Drake was born the son of a Pentecostal preacher, in 1932. Rated as one of the best steel guitar players.

Peter Eddey
Date Born: Monday 11 August 1947
Description: Bassist, Australia
Summary: He played on only their first two singles in the early sixties on the Festival label. YOUTUBE: In 1967,'That's Life'.This lineup of the Cherries featured Keith Barber on Drums, Les Gilbert on Organ, Peter Eddy on Bass, Danny Robinson vocal and the legendary Lobby Loyde on Guitar.

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

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

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

Peter Gabriel
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1950
Description: Vocalists, UK
Summary: Formed ’GENESIS’ singing lead from 1966 to 1975.

Peter Garrett
Date Born: Thursday 16 April 1953
Description: Vocalist, Australia,
Summary: Garrett attended Barker College in Hornsby, before studying Arts at the Australian National University and later Law at the University of New South Wales. About the same time he became a rock singer with the Australian rock band Midnight Oil in 1973.

Peter Graves
Date Born: Thursday 18 March 1926
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Graves is mainly known for his role in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE in the sixties TV series. Graves was awarded a Golden Globe Award in 1971 for his role as Jim Phelps in the series Mission: Impossible.

Peter Green
Date Born: Tuesday 29 October 1946
Description: Guitarist, Composer,
Summary: Green left the band in 1970 and was replaced by Bob Welch in 1971.

Peter Ham
Date Born: Saturday 26 April 1947
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, UK
Summary: In 1968, the group came to the attention of Mal Evans - The Beatles personal assistant were signed to the Beatles' Apple label. McCartney reportedly was impressed. And so he should have been as we all were the group were one of the better groups to come out of England at the time.

Peter Hayes
Date Born: Wednesday 11 February 1976
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Peter Hayes is a founding and current member of the Alternative rock trio, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Peter Hitchener
Date Born: Thursday 21 February 1946
Description: An Australian television presenter, Australia
Summary: He has been chief newsreader for Melbourne's edition of Nine News since 1998, and prior to that was weekend newsreader.

Peter Iiyich Tchaikovsky
Date Born: Thursday 7 May 1840
Description: Pianist, Composer, Russian
Summary: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, a small town in present-day Udmurtia at the time the Vyatka Guberniya of Imperial Russia.

Peter Laughner
Date Born: Friday 22 August 1952
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Peter played guitar on the first two Pere Ubu singles and that's how most know of him. But the real legacy lies in his own music.

Peter Lieberson
Date Born: Friday 25 October 1946
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: His father, Goddard Lieberson, was president of Columbia Records.

Peter Lind Hayes
Date Born: Friday 25 June 1915
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: An American vaudeville entertainer, songwriter, and film and television actor.

Peter Macbeth
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1943
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: Peter was bought up in west London and finished his education at Watford Technical College. St Albans Art College.

Peter Miller
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1942
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, UK
Summary: He has toured with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and most of the rest of the British Invasion.

Peter Nero
Date Born: Tuesday 22 May 1934
Description: Pianist, Conductor, USA
Summary: Nero recorded his first album in 1961, and won a Grammy Award that year for "Best New Artist." Since then, he has received another Grammy, garnered ten additional nominations and released 67 albums.

Peter Noone
Date Born: Wednesday 5 November 1947
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
Summary: Noone has a fan base of self-proclaimed "Noonatics".

Peter Otoole
Date Born: Tuesday 2 August 1932
Description: Actor, Ireland
Summary: O'Toole is the son of Constance Jane (née Ferguson), a Scottish-born nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish bookmaker.

Peter Quaife
Date Born: Friday 31 December 1943
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: Quaife left in 1969 replaced by John Dalton. The Kinks could be very much said to be underrated but there sound at the time was unique and some thought it would not last.

Peter Sarstedt
Date Born: Wednesday 10 December 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer
Summary: Peter is mainly known for the hit 'Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) that charted world wide in 1969.

Peter Sellers
Date Born: Tuesday 8 September 1925
Description: Actor, Drummer, UK
Summary: Accompanying his family on the variety show circuit, Sellers learned this popular but difficult stagecraft, which proved especially valuable in his later career. He performed at age five at the Windmill Theatre in a drama called Splash Me!, which also featured his mother.

Peter Staples
Date Born: Wednesday 3 May 1944
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: An original member of English group "The Troggs" during the sixties.

Peter Steele
Date Born: Thursday 4 January 1962
Description: Singer-songwriter, guitarist
Summary: As the frontman for Type O Negative, Steele was known for his vampiric looks, rich bass-baritone vocals, and a dark, often self-deprecating sense of humor.

Peter Tilbrook
Date Born: Monday 7 April 1947
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Peter became a member of ’The Bent Beaks’ managed by Greg Hocking in the sixties and numorous bands including ’The Masters Appretices’.

Peter Tork
Date Born: Friday 13 February 1942
Description: Guitarist, Actor, USA
Summary: He was born in Washington, D.C. and began studying piano at the age of nine.

Peter Tosh
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1944
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Jamaica
Summary: Tosh's sarcastic outlook on the world carried over to his lyrics. He would merrily twist words around to better reflect his true feelings.

Peter Ustinov
Date Born: Saturday 16 April 1921
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: Ustinov won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Spartacus (1960) and Topkapi (1964).

Peter Williams
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1942
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, New Zealand
Summary: Member of ROCKONZ Rock Hall of Fame - 2007.

Peter Wolf
Date Born: Thursday 7 March 1946
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He planned a career as an artist, but landed a job in the late 1960s as a disc jockey on then-cutting edge Boston FM radio station WBCN and began exploring his interest in blues and rhythm and blues music.

Peter Yarrow
Date Born: Tuesday 31 May 1938
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Peter Yarrow's parents were Jewish, born in the Ukraine, the family name was changed from Yaroshevitz to Yarrow after immigrating to Providence, Rhode Island.

Peter York
Date Born: Saturday 15 August 1942
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He was one of the original members of the "Spencer Davis Group" along with Spencer Davis and the brothers, Steve and Muff Winwood.

Petula Clark
Date Born: Tuesday 15 November 1932
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK
Summary: Born to an English father and Welsh mother in England, she was christened Petula Sally Olwen Clark. Her father Leslie coined her first name.

Pharough Sanders
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1940
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Born Ferrell Sanders in Little Rock, Arkansas, he began his professional career playing tenor saxophone in Oakland, California.

Phil Bruns
Date Born: Saturday 2 May 1931
Description: Actor. USA
Summary: Jerry's father. Has strong convictions. Fittingly, he spent some time as politician in his Florida retirement community. During his working years he sold raincoats with Harry Fleming and was the inventor of the "belt-less trench-coat."

Phil Carr
Date Born: Friday 1 April 1949
Description: Bassist, Vocalist, Australian
Summary: Phil is probably remebered for his time in the Adelaide band "The Harts" and also "Trick" during the sixties.

Phil Chevron
Date Born: Monday 17 June 1957
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Ireland
Summary: Chevron grew up in Santry, a suburb of Dublin. Beginning in the late 1970s, he was lead singer and co-founder of the punk rock group The Radiators from Space

Phil Collins
Date Born: Monday 1 January 1951
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, UK
Summary: Collins was given a toy drum kit for Christmas when he was five. Later, his uncle made him a makeshift one that he used regularly.

Phil Emmanuel
Date Born: Sunday 6 July 1952
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: 2000 saw him performing to a worldwide audience of 4.5 billion at the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics with brother Tommy

Phil Everly
Date Born: Thursday 19 January 1939
Description: Vocalist,Gutaist, compser, USA 1960
Summary: Younger brother to Don Everly of 'The Everly Brothers'.

Phil Hartman
Date Born: Friday 24 September 1948
Description: Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, graphic artist, writer
Summary: In the late 1970s, he made his first television appearance on an episode of The Dating Game; he won, but was stood up by his date.

Phil Jamieson
Date Born: Sunday 17 April 1977
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Phil Jamieson was born in Hornsby, New South Wales whilst his parents were on the road.

Phil Lesh
Date Born: Friday 15 March 1940
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Lesh started out as a violin player. In high school, he switched to trumpet, studying under Bob Hansen, and had a keen interest in avant-garde classical music and free jazz.

Phil Lewis
Date Born: Wednesday 9 January 1957
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Phil was engaged to model and actress Britt Ekland in the late 70's and early 80's.

Phil Lynott
Date Born: Saturday 20 August 1949
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: A life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street, off Grafton Street, Dublin in 2005.

Phil Manzanera
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1951
Description: Guitarist,UK
Summary: Manzanera was determined to join a professional band, and in October 1971 he was one of about twenty players who auditioned as lead guitarist for the recently formed Roxy Music.

Phil May
Date Born: Thursday 9 November 1944
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: Original member of the group The Pretty Things formed in 1963, Kent, England.

Phil Medley
Date Born: Sunday 9 April 1916
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: Twist and Shout would become one of the selling hits of all time and one of the mast covered songs by any band.

Phil Oakey
Date Born: Sunday 2 October 1955
Description: Vocalist, songwriter and producer. UK
Summary: Oakey has been a key figure in the music business and has been lead singer of The Human League for over 30 years, with whom he has sold an estimated 20 million records.

Phil Ochs
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1940
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: He eventually succumbed to a number of problems including bipolar disorder and alcoholism, and took his own life in 1976.

Phil Philips
Date Born: Saturday 14 March 1931
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Phillips was paid only $6008, and received no further royalties for the song or its recording.

Phil Pickett
Date Born: Tuesday 19 November 1946
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
Summary: The co writer of "Karma Chameleon" with Boy George.

Phil Ramone
Date Born: Sunday 5 January 1941
Description: Violinist, composer, recording engineer, and record producer.
Summary: With 33 Grammy nominations, 14 Grammy Awards, including a Technical Grammy for his lifetime of innovative contributions to the recording industry, an Emmy, and numerous honors and accolades to his credit.

Phil Rudd
Date Born: Wednesday 19 May 1954
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: Mainly known as the drummer of AC/DC from 1975 to 1983. He rejoined the band in 1994 to the present.

Phil Seymour
Date Born: Thursday 15 May 1952
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: His solo work is also highly revered among fans of the power pop musical genre.

Phil Shulman
Date Born: Friday 27 August 1937
Description: Saxphonist, Scotland
Summary: He is the oldest of the three Shulman brothers.

Phil Silvers
Date Born: Thursday 11 May 1911
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Silvers wrote the lyrics for Frank Sinatra's "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)".

Phil Spector
Date Born: Tuesday 26 December 1939
Description: Record producer, Composer, USA
Summary: With three friends from high school, Marshall Lieb, Harvey Goldstein, and singer Annette Kleinbard, Spector formed a group, The Teddy Bears.

Phil Woods
Date Born: Monday 2 November 1931
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, Clarinetist, Bandleader, USA
Summary: Woods' recordings have been nominated for seven Grammy awards and have won four.

Philip Bailey
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1951
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Co founder and member of 'Earth Wind And Fire' He Joined the group in 1971.

Philip Glass
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1937
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards.

Philip Langridge
Date Born: Saturday 16 December 1939
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: He recorded many of his famous roles, including Peter Grimes and the Prologue / Quint in The Turn of the Screw, as well as all the orchestral song cycles for tenor voice.

Philip Ledger
Date Born: Sunday 12 December 1937
Description: Music Director, Organist, UK
Summary: A British classical musician and academic, best known for his tenure as director of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge between 1974 and 1982 and as director of Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama from 1982 until his retirement in 2001. He was also a composer of choral music and an organist

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

Phillip Manning
Date Born: Monday 9 May 1949
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , South Australia
Summary: Phil became the lead singer of Adelaide's "Exiles" with his brother Derek during the sixties.

Phillipe Wynne
Date Born: Sunday 3 April 1938
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: R&B and attained some measure of success, singing with Bootsy Collins's Pacesetters in 1968

Phillis Thaxter
Date Born: Tuesday 20 May 1919
Description: Actress, USA

Philly Joe Jones
Date Born: Sunday 15 July 1923
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: In 1947 to New York, where as the house drummer at Cafe Society and other clubs he accompanied such musicians as Fats Navarro, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker

Phoebe Snow
Date Born: Thursday 17 July 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Snow was raised in a household where Delta blues, Broadway show tunes, Dixieland jazz, classical music and folk music recordings were played around the clock. Her father, Merrill Laub, was an exterminator by trade and her mother, Lili, was a dance teacher who died of bone cancer.

Phyllis Allbut
Date Born: Thursday 24 September 1942
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The Angels were the most successful of the early Sixties girl groups.

Phyllis Diller
Date Born: Tuesday 17 July 1917
Description: Actress, Comedienne, US
Summary: Born to to Perry Marcus Driver and Frances Ada Romshe, in Lima, Ohio. She attended Lima Central High School, then studied for three years at Sherwood Music Conservatory, Chicago, Illinois.

Phyllis Hyman
Date Born: Friday 30 June 1950
Description: Vocalist, Actress USA
Summary: Phyllis Hyman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the St. Clair Village, the South Hills section of Pittsburgh.

Piano Red
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1911
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
Summary: In 1964, the Beatles recorded a cover of the flip side of "Doctor Feel-Good," titled "Mr. Moonlight" and written by Roy Lee Johnson.

Pierce Brosnan
Date Born: Saturday 16 May 1953
Description: Actor, Ireland
Summary: After leaving school at 16, he decided to be a painter and began training in commercial illustration at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Piers Morgan
Date Born: Tuesday 30 March 1965
Description: Broadcaster, panellist, journalist, talk show host
Summary: In the United Kingdom he worked as a writer and editor for several British tabloids, including The Sun, News of the World, and Daily Mirror, and was a judge on Britain's Got Talent.

Date Born: Saturday 8 September 1979
Description: Vocalist , Composer. Record producer, USA
Summary: Her first record release came in 2000 with "Can't Take Me Home" on LaFace Records.

Piper Laurie
Date Born: Friday 22 January 1932
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She appeared in the Australian film Tim (1979) opposite a very young Mel Gibson.

Pixie Jenkins
Date Born: Thursday 21 March 1957
Description: Fiddle player, Comedian.
Summary: Pixie Jenkins has been at the top echalons of Australian entertainment for over 30 years.

Pixie Williams
Date Born: Thursday 12 July 1928
Description: Violinist, NZ
Summary: 1949, 20 year-old Pixie Williams gave voice to composer Ruru Karaitiana’s wartime song “Blue Smoke” which was written on the troopship HMS Aquitania as he sailed to war in 1940.

Pj Proby
Date Born: Sunday 6 November 1938
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In 2002, Van Morrison recorded a song for his album Down the Road entitled "Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby?"

Placido Domingo
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1941
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Spanish-Mexican
Summary: Perhaps the most versatile of all living tenors.

Plas Johnson
Date Born: Tuesday 21 July 1931
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: An integral part of a number of instrumental groups that existed in name only, such as B. Bumble and the Stingers.

Poli Palmer
Date Born: Tuesday 25 May 1943
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist
Summary: Mainly known as member of 'Family' formed in the midlands in England with friend Jim King.

Polly Bergen
Date Born: Tuesday 14 July 1931
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: She captured an Emmy award for her portrayal of singer Helen Morgan on an episode of the 1950s television series Playhouse 90.

Polly Brown
Date Born: Friday 18 April 1947
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Polly Brown is an English singer. A member of Pickettywitch and Sweet Dreams - and with each group lead singer on a Top Ten hit, respectively "That Same Old Feeling"

Pop Staples
Date Born: Thursday 2 December 1915
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Mavis Staples also recorded solo as did Pop Staples. Their biggest hit in Australia was "Respect Yourself".

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

Posey Rorer
Date Born: Tuesday 22 September 1891
Description: Fiddle, USA
Summary: Posey Wilson Rorer was born in Franklin County, Virginia.

Prakash John
Date Born: Friday 1 August 1947
Description: Bassist, Canada
Summary: Born in Bombay, India, John was a student at the Cathedral and John Connon School, enrolling at the age of four in 1951.

Prescott Niles
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1951
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: The Knack was an American New Wave rock quartet

Date Born: Saturday 7 June 1958
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
Summary: Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Prince #28 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Prince Buster
Date Born: Sunday 28 May 1939
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer, Kingston, Jamaica
Summary: Campbell was born into a working-class family in Kingston as a son of a train driver. He grew up in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods.

Priscilla Presley
Date Born: Thursday 24 May 1945
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA
Summary: Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Anna Lillian and James Frederick Wagner. Her biological father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, was killed in a plane crash when Priscilla was an infant. Her mother then married Paul Beaulieu, also a United States Air Force officer. Beaulieu took over the raising of Priscilla and is known as her father.

Professor Longhair
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1918
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
Summary: Professor Longhair is noteworthy for having been active in two distinct periods, both in the heyday of early rhythm and blues, and in the resurgence of interest in traditional jazz'

Puff Johnson
Date Born: Sunday 10 December 1972
Description: Singer, Songwriter, USA
Summary: Better known as Puff Johnson, was an American singer-songwriter. Born in Detroit.

Punch Miller
Date Born: Sunday 10 June 1894
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: Punch Miller was one of the closest to Louis Armstrong in style than anyone else and his sound was so much the same.

Rainer Ptacet
Date Born: Thursday 7 June 1951
Description: Guitarist, Composer. USA
Summary: Rainer Ptacek grew up in Chicago after his family fled the Communist country in 1953.

Ray Parker Jr
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Producer, USA
Summary: Ray Parker Jr. was born in Detroit and a graduate of Northwestern High School. Parker gained international fame as a guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. Parker is known primarily for writing the theme song to the motion picture Ghostbusters.

Ray Peterson
Date Born: Sunday 23 April 1939
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He spent much of his childhood recovering from polio, and during an extended stay in a nearby treatment.

Ray Price
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1926
Description: Vocalist Composer
Summary: Country music hall of fame - 1996. Began his recording career in the fifties with a song ’JEALOUS LIES’

Raymond Philips
Date Born: Sunday 16 January 1944
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: The group charted with the Mickie Most produced ’TOBACCO ROAD’ 1964.

Red Prysock
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1926
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Remembered king of the tenor sax.He played on several hit records by his brother, the singer Arthur Prysock, in the 1960s. NP

Reg Poole
Date Born: Sunday 24 September 1944
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Reg Poole first appearedon television on GMV6 Shepparton in 1964.

Reg Presley
Date Born: Thursday 12 June 1941
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: He is best known as the lead singer with prominent 1960s rock and roll band The Troggs, whose biggest hit was "Wild Thing".

Richard Edwin Paris Jr
Date Born: Saturday 13 July 1963
Description: Guitariist, Mandolin, USA
Summary: His first love being music, he began to study it at a relatively young age and eventually in the 1990s.

Richard Pryor
Date Born: Sunday 1 December 1940
Description: Actor, comedian, social critic, writer, and MC.USA
Summary: Pryor grew up in his grandmother's brothel, where his mother, Gertrude L. Thomas, practiced prostitution. His father, LeRoy Pryor was a former bartender, boxer and World War II veteran who worked as his wife's pimp. After his mother deserted him when he was 10, he was raised primarily by his grandmother, Marie Carter.

Rick Parfitt
Date Born: Tuesday 12 October 1948
Description: Guitarist,UK
Summary: Rick Parfitt England and is best known for being a singer and the rhythm guitarist in the English rock band Status Quo.

Rick Phillips
Date Born: Sunday 6 October 1946
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist Guitarist, Australia
Summary: One of Adelaide's most prominant performers over the years.

Rick Price
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1961
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: In January and February of 1997 Price played several shows alongside another accomplished Australian singer, songwriter Jack Jones.

Rick Price
Date Born: Wednesday 7 June 1944
Description: Bass, UK
Summary: He appeared on "Lift Off with Ayshea" and "Top of The Pops' wearing a shirt borrowed from Roy and a pair of Carl Wayne's trousers and shoes.

Riley Puckett
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1894
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: A country music pioneer, born in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA. An accident during infancy left him blind.

Rita Pavone
Date Born: Thursday 23 August 1945
Description: Vocalist, Italy
Summary: In the summer of 1964 she had chart success in the United States with a record sung in English called "Remember Me", backed with "Just Once More".

River Phoenix
Date Born: Sunday 23 August 1970
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Phoenix was born to his mother, Arlyn Sharon and father, John Lee Bottom. Phoenix was an actor that had been held up high in his early days of film, and one must say short days.

Rob Pilatus
Date Born: Tuesday 8 June 1965
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, USA
Summary: Pilatus was born the son of an African American soldier and a German mother who was a dancer.

Robert Palmer
Date Born: Tuesday 19 June 1945
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for his song "Addicted to Love".

Robert Parker
Date Born: Tuesday 14 October 1930
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Parker also appeared on sessions for Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe and Joe Tex.

Robert Plant
Date Born: Friday 20 August 1948
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: As a former member of Led Zeppelin, along with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, Plant received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and the Polar Music Prize in 2006. YOUTUBE: Alison Krauss Robert Plant Black Dog.

Robert Preston
Date Born: Saturday 8 June 1918
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Preston was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of a garment worker. He attending Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, California.

Robie Porter
Date Born: Thursday 4 June 1942
Description: Guitarist, Producer, Composer, Management
Summary: During the early sixties Porter was known as Rob E.G. A regualar on Australian Bandstand recording many hits that were mainly instrumentals.

Rod Price
Date Born: Saturday 22 November 1947
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: At the age of 21, Price joined the British blues band Black Cat Bones replacing Paul Kossoff, which recorded one album, Barbed Wire Sandwich.

Roman Polanski
Date Born: Friday 18 August 1933
Description: Director, USA
Summary: Roman Polanski is considered one of the world’s great film directors Noted director of many films such as "Rosemary’s Baby".

Ron Palillo
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1949
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Ronald Gabriel "Ron" Paolillo was an American television and film actor and teacher. He was best known as Arnold Horshack on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter

Ron Pigpen Mckernan
Date Born: Saturday 8 September 1945
Description: Keyboardist , USA
Summary: The son of a San Francisco Bay Area R&B and blues disc jockey. He grew up with many black friends, and felt very strongly connected to black music and culture. As a youth, McKernan taught himself blues piano.

Ron Wilson - Percussion
Date Born: Sunday 5 February 1933
Description: Percussion
Summary: Originally "Joy of Cooking" was an American folk-rock band, formed in 1967 in Berkeley, California.

Rudi Pompilli
Date Born: Wednesday 16 April 1924
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: "The Sax That Rocked the World", Now Dig This Issue 275, February 2006. By Chris Gardner.

Sally Polihronas
Date Born: Tuesday 22 June 1976
Description: Vocalist, model, tap dancer, Australia
Summary: Aged eleven, Sally joined "The Johnny Young Talent School" and also worked for "Disney".

Sam Phillips
Date Born: Friday 5 January 1923
Description: Record producer
Summary: In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ for Muscle Shoals, Alabama radio station WLAY (AM). According to Phillips, this radio station's "open format" of broadcasting music from both white and black musicians. would later inspire his work in Memphis.

Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
Date Born: Thursday 2 November 1933
Description: Band, USA
Summary: Sam the Sham would later be known for his campy onstage attire of robe and turban and hauling his equipment around in a 1952 Packard hearse complete with maroon velvet curtains.

Sandy Posey
Date Born: Sunday 18 June 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Posey had her first hit with "Born a Woman," which Moman produced in Nashville on March 15, 1966. "Born a Woman" was regarded by some as a women's liberationist song.

Sarah Jessica Parker
Date Born: Thursday 25 March 1965
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: The daughter of Barbara, a school operator and teacher, and Steven Parker, an entrepreneur and journalist. Parker's father, a native of Brooklyn, was Jewish, the original family surname being "Bar-Kahn".

Sarah Paulson
Date Born: Tuesday 17 December 1974
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Paulson struck a chord with many in the television film "The Long Way Home" with the late Jack Lemmon. A touching film of friendship and understanding.

Scherrie Payne
Date Born: Tuesday 14 November 1944
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Payne gained recognition for her vocals in "He's My Man" taken from the album The Supremes 75.

Scott Powell
Date Born: Friday 13 August 1948
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: Powell performed with Sha Na Na at the Woodstock Festival and in Japan and Europe. He was known as Santini on the Sha Na Na television series, which aired from 1977 to 1981.

Sean Penn
Date Born: Wednesday 17 August 1960
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Penn's personal life began to attract media attention when he married pop star Madonna in 1985. The relationship was marred by violent outbursts against the press, including one incident for which he was arrested for assaulting a photographer on a film set; Penn was sentenced to 60 days in jail in mid-1987, of which he served 33 days.

Sergei Prokofiev - (1891-1953)
Date Born: Monday 27 April 1891
Description: Pianist, Composer, Russian
Summary: Prokofiev was soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Piero Coppola, in the first recording of his third piano concerto, recorded in London by His Master's Voice in June 1932.

Shan Palmer
Date Born: Monday 15 August 1938
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: The Kaye Sisters were a trio of British pop singers, who scored several hits on the UK Singles Chart in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Sidney Poitier
Date Born: Wednesday 20 February 1924
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: In 1963, Poitier became the first black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor - for his role in Lilies of the Field.

Simon Phillips
Date Born: Wednesday 6 February 1957
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He was the drummer for The Who in their 1989 American reunion tour.

Stephanie Powers
Date Born: Monday 2 November 1942
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
Summary: As an actress, Powers appeared in several motion pictures in the early 1960s.

Steve Peregrine Took
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1949
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He took his name from the hobbit Peregrin Took in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.