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Al Bowlly
 
Date Born: Friday 7 January 1898
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: A popular Jazz guitarist, singer, and crooner in the United Kingdom and later in the United States.

Andrew Brown
 
Date Born: Monday 7 January 1946
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Member of English group The Fortunes.

Danny Williams
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In the early 1990s he recorded for the Prestige record label and subsequently starred in a Nat "King" Cole tribute show which made several British tours.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Megan Washington
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 January 1986
 
Description: Keyboardist, Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Megan Washington is an Australian musician and songwriter who records and performs under the single moniker Washington. She sings and plays piano and guitar.

Mike Mccartney
 
Date Born: Friday 7 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Photographer, UK
 
Summary: Amember of the group "Scaffold" and also Paul McCartney's younger brother.

Nicolas Cage
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 January 1964
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His father, August Floyd Coppola, is a writer and comparative literature professor, while his mother, Joy Vogelsang, is a choreographer and ballet dancer.

Red Allen
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 January 1906
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: A jazz trumpeter whose style has been claimed to be the first to fully incorporate the innovations of Louis Armstrong.

Andrew Wood
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 January 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA
 
Summary: The lead singer of the band Mother Love Bone, and earlier of Malfunkshun.

Bill Goodwin - Drums
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 January 1942
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Grammy Award winning albums "More Live" (Adelphi), "At The Vanguard" (Antilles)

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

David Bowie
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 January 1947
 
Description: Vocalist,Actor, Composer, UK
 
Summary: In 1992 he performed his hit "Heroes" and "Under Pressure" (with Annie Lennox) at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.

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.

Evelyn Dall
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 January 1918
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in The Bronx, New York City Dall began her career in short films and in supporting roles on Broadway.

Evelyn Lear
 
Date Born: Friday 8 January 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: From 1957 until his retirement in 1996, McBeth taught at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Graham Chapman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 January 1941
 
Description: Actor ,comedian, writer
 
Summary: After reuniting with the Pythons in 1983 for Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Chapman began a lengthy series of U.S. college tours where he would tell the audience anecdotes about Monty Python, the Dangerous Sports Club.

Ian Bargh
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 January 2019
 
Description: Pianist, UK
 
Summary: Born in Prestwick, Scotland, Bargh established himself by the age of 17 as a classical pianist that played with jazz ensembles in the U.K.

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

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

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

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

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

Larry Storch
 
Date Born: Monday 8 January 1923
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He played a recurring role as Charlie, a drunk, on Car 54, Where Are You.

Lee Jackson
 
Date Born: Friday 8 January 1943
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Jackson came to prominence in the 1960s in the progressive rock group The Nice with keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Brian Davison.

Little Anthony
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 15, 2006. The Rhythm And Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award in 1993.

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.

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

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

Shirley Bassey
 
Date Born: Friday 8 January 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Welsh
 
Summary: She is the only singer to have recorded more than one James Bond theme song. She performed the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger 1964, Diamonds Are Forever 1971, Moonraker 1979.

Soupy Sales
 
Date Born: Friday 8 January 1926
 
Description: Actor, US
 
Summary: One of the fans of the Soupy Sales show was Frank Sinatra. When Sinatra started his own record label, Reprise Records, he signed Sales to a recording contract. Two albums were produced with Reprise.

Terry Sylvester
 
Date Born: Monday 8 January 1945
 
Description: Vocal, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Sylvester grew up in the Allerton, Liverpool, only a few hundred yards from his older contemporary, Paul McCartney.

Yvette Mimieux
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 January 1941
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: An American actress,and now retired from movies and television.

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

Adriana Xaenidez
 
Date Born: Monday 9 January 1956
 
Description: TV co host, Australia
 
Summary: She holds the distinct record as being the longest-running game show host/co-host for her 18-year run on Wheel of Fortune in Australia.

Al Silver
 
Date Born: Friday 9 January 1914
 
Description: Management, USA
 
Summary: Al silver was the owner of Herald and Ember Records during th fifies.

Bill Cowsill
 
Date Born: Friday 9 January 1948
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA

Bob Denver
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 January 1935
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He costarred with Dwayne Hickman on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in 1959.

Bunney Brooke
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 January 1921
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Brooke was adopted at an early age and had an unhappy early life. As a young adult, she saw marriage as a means of escape, marrying Leonard Brooks in 1946. The union produced two children but ended after four years, with Brooke reporting that they were "wrong for marriage".

Crystal Gayle
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 January 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She accumulated 18 No. 1 country hits during the 1970s and 1980s.P/E

Curtis Young
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Jordanaires are members of the "Gospel Hall of Fame"

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

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

Ed Shaughnessy
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 January 1929
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A swing music and bebop drummer best known for his long association with Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Gary Shearston
 
Date Born: Monday 9 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: He is notable as a performer of Australian traditional folk songs in an authentic style. He scored a Top 10 hit in the United Kingdom in 1974 with his cover version of the Cole Porter song, "I Get a Kick out of You".

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

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

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

Jose Jimenez
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 January 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Mexico
 
Summary: He had no musical training, Jiménez didn't play an instrument and didn't even know the Spanish terms for "waltz" and "key".

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

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

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.

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

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.

Scott Walker
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Scott Walker's early solo career was successful in Britain.

Susannah York
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 January 1941
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: In 1972 she won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Images. An Academy Award-nominated English film and television actress.

Barbara Orbison
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 January 1950
 
Description: Entrepreneur, Music Producer, Publisher
 
Summary: She produced Damien Leith's album, Roy: A Tribute To Roy Orbison, which was released by Sony BMG in Australia on April 15, 2011 to coincide with what would have been Roy Orbison's 75th birthday.

Buddy Johnson
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 January 1915
 
Description: Band leader, Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1946 Johnson composed a Blues Concerto, which he performed at Carnegie Hall in 1948.

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

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

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

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

Johnnie Ray
 
Date Born: Monday 10 January 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Ray was born in Oregon, eventually moving to Portland, Oregon. His great-grandmother was a full-blooded Indian and his great-grandfather was Oregon pioneer George Kirby Gay of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.

Les Gilbert
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 January 1946
 
Description: Keyboardist, Bass, Australia
 
Summary: Les was a founding member of "The Wild Cherries" during the sixties.

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

Max Roach
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 January 1924
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Roach was born in the Township of Newland Pasquotank County, North Carolina, which borders the southern edge of the Great Dismal Swamp, to Alphonse and Cressie Roach.

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.

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

Ray Bolger
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 January 1904
 
Description: Actor, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: He like Gene Kelly was a song and dance man as well as a comedian.

Rod Stewart
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: It has been estimated that Stewart's album and single sales total more than 250 million,earning him a place on the list of best-selling music artists.

Ronnie Hawkins
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 January 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Hawkins was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame at the Canadian Music Industry Awards on 4 March 2004. His pioneering contribution to the genre has also been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Sal Mineo
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 January 1939
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, Drummer , USA
 
Summary: An Academy Award-nominated performance opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause.

Scott Mckenzie
 
Date Born: Monday 10 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American singer, best known for his 1967 hit single and anthem, "San Francisco, Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair".

Scott Thurston
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 January 1952
 
Description: American guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and session musician.
 
Summary: Thurston later became a professional songwriter, penning tunes for (and sometimes with) Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, and The Motels

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

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

Bille Brown
 
Date Born: Friday 11 January 1952
 
Description: Stage, film and television actor and acclaimed playwright. Australia
 
Summary: He began his career in the early 1970s at Queensland Theatre Company, working alongside Geoffrey Rush.

Clarence Clemons
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 January 1942
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He released several solo albums and in 1985 had a hit single with "You're a Friend of Mine", a duet with Jackson Browne.

Daryl Braithwaite
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Mainly known as the lead vocalist of Sherbet, with many hit singles with the band include,"How's That".He was crowned Australia's King of Pop by TV Week over three consecutive years from 1975 to 1977. As a child, he attended Punt Road Primary School in South Yarra, Victoria and then Christ Church Grammar, also in Punt Road, where he sung in the school choir, and for a time was in the same class as Olivia Newton-John.

Dennis Greene
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Greene sang lead in the song "Tears on My Pillow".

Don Cherry - Singer
 
Date Born: Friday 11 January 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Not to be confused with the jazz trumpeter of the same name.

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.

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

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

Mick Cocks
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 January 1955
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: One of the founding members of Australian rock band Rose Tattoo, guitarist Mick Cocks.

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

Naomi Judd
 
Date Born: Friday 11 January 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Having passed life’s worst tests in such an elegant, yet down-to earth way has made Naomi one of the entertainment world’s most admired women.

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

Rod Taylor
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 January 1930
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: His middle name comes from his great-great grand uncle, Captain Charles Sturt, a famous British explorer of Australia. He has homes in southern California and in his native Australia.

Slim Harpo
 
Date Born: Friday 11 January 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The album The Best of Slim Harpo was first released by Rhino Records in 1989 and re-released by Excello Records in 1997.

Susan Reed
 
Date Born: Monday 11 January 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, harpist and zitherist, USA
 
Summary: A regular on the New York folk scene.

Terry Williams - (drummer)
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 January 1948
 
Description: Drummer, Wales
 
Summary: Between 1981 and 1982, he was part of the Neverland Express band, backing Meat Loaf, and in 1982 joined Dire Straits, with whom he played until 1988.

Tommy Duncan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 January 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: When bandleader Bob Wills decided to form a more independent band, he and Duncan became the creative core of The Texas Playboys.

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

Vicki Peterson
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 January 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1981 she founded The Bangs, later renamed The Bangles, with her sister Debbi Peterson, and Susanna Hoffs.

Amerie
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1980
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, Model, USA
 
Summary: Rogers was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to an African-American father and a Korean mother.

Blixa Bargeld
 
Date Born: Monday 12 January 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Germany
 
Summary: A member of groups, Einstürzende Neubauten and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Brian Culbertson
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1973
 
Description: Trumpeter, Keyboards, USA
 
Summary: Brian Culbertson also works with many other musicians in the smooth jazz arena, often as a composer and arranger.

Charlie Gracie
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 January 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: A pioneer of Rockabilly during the early fifties.

Des Oconnor
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He is one of only a handful of British entertainers to be acclaimed internationally on stage and television.

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

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

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

George Duke
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1946
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: He is known for his solo work as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.

Glenn Yarbrough
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 January 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The first singers to record the traditional "The House of the Rising Sun"

Howard Stern
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1954
 
Description: Disc Jockey, Radio Personality
 
Summary: American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author.

Joe E Lewis
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 January 1902
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He appeared frequently on The Ed Sullivan Show, was the "Mystery Guest" three different times on What's My Line, and was interviewed on Person to Person in 1956.

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

Larry Hoppen
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
 
Summary: Larry sang lead on two of Orleans' biggest hits, "Still the One" and "Dance with Me."

Long John Baldry
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The nick name Long John came about because of his Height.

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

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

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

Melanie Chisholm
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK
 
Summary: She is also third after Lennon and McCartney for the most UK number-one singles by a British co-writer and is the only female to reach the UK number-one as part of a quintet, quartet, duo and as a solo artist.

Mort Shuman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 January 1938
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: While playing piano on some of Doc Pomus's recordings. In 1958 he and Pomus formed a partnership that lasted until 1965.

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’

Ricky Van Shelton
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1952
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Ricky got the love for country music at the age of fourteen and also rock and roll.

Shirley Thoms
 
Date Born: Monday 12 January 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Yodeller, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Shirley is was mainly known for her Yodelling.

Tex Ritter
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 January 1905
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He is the father of Thomas Ritter and the late American actor of films and television star John Ritter who starred in "Three's Company".

Tom Ardolino
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 January 1955
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A rock drummer best known as a member of NRBQ (New Rhythm and Blues Quartet).

Trummy Young
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1912
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: With Sy Oliver, he wrote "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)", a hit for both Lunceford and Ella Fitzgerald in 1939.

Billy Gray
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 January 1938
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Gray still resides at the house in Topanga, located between Malibu and Santa Monica, California, which he purchased in 1957 at the height of his Father Knows Best popularity. The house has over the years become something of a "motorcycle museum".

Bobby Lester
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Originally formed in their native Louisville, Kentucky as the Crazy Sounds

Boris Gardiner
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Gardiner was a member of 'The Upsetters' in Jamaica. He also had a hit with the song 'Elizebeth Reggae' in 1970.

Brad Hawkins
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Dallas, Texas. He with his mother moved to Summerville, South Carolina.

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

Daevid Allen
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 January 1938
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1960, inspired by the Beat Generation writers he had discovered whilst working in a Melbourne bookshop.

Danny Barker
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1909
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Banjo, Ukelele, USA
 
Summary: He was a rhythm guitarist for some of the best bands of the day, including Cab Calloway, Lucky Millinder and Benny Carter throughout the 1930s.

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

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

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

John Lees
 
Date Born: Monday 13 January 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Educated at Robin Hill Secondary Modern and Breeze Hill Comprehensive, John went on to study at Oldham School Of Art, where he met Woolly Wolstenholme in 1964.

Julia Louis-dreyfus
 
Date Born: Friday 13 January 1961
 
Description: Actress, Comedian. USA
 
Summary: Louis-Dreyfus subsequently became one of the cast members on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985, tying with current cast member Abby Elliot as the youngest female cast member in the history of the program.

Lester Sill
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1918
 
Description: Management, Producer, USA
 
Summary: He worked with Leiber and Stoller co founder of Phillies Records.

Melba Liston
 
Date Born: Monday 13 January 1936
 
Description: Trombonist, compositions, musical arrangementsUSA
 
Summary: Melba Liston’s musical style reflects bebop and post-bop sensibilities, not surprising given her stints working with such major bop figures as Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey.

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.

Richard Addinsell
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1904
 
Description: Composer of songs, UK
 
Summary: A British composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight (also known under the later title Suicide Squadron).

Robert Stack
 
Date Born: Monday 13 January 1919
 
Description: Actor, US
 
Summary: He credits Lombard with giving him many tips on acting and with being his mentor. Lombard was killed in a plane crash.

Sophie Tucker
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1884
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: She was born Sonia Kalish to a Jewish family in Tsarist Russia. Her family emigrated to the United States when she was an infant.

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

Trace Adkins
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 January 1962
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Adkins musical interest came at an early age, when his father taught him to play the guitar. In high school, he joined a gospel music group called the New Commitments. Later, Adkins went on to study at Louisiana Tech University; after graduation, he took up work at an oil rig.

William Duckworth
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1943
 
Description: Pianist,
 
Summary: His other notable compositions include Thirty-One Days (1987), for alto saxophone, and Southern Harmony (1980-1981)

 
 
 
 
 
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