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Babatunde Olatunji
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 April 1927
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Olatunji composed music for the Broadway theatrical and Hollywood film productions of Raisin in the Sun. He assisted Bill Lee with the music for his son Spike Lee's hit film She's Gotta Have It.

Billie Holiday
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Holidays personal life has been said to be turbulent, just as the songs that she sang. Drug use came into her life in the early 40's. P/E

Bobby Bare
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 April 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Just before he was drafted into the Army, he wrote a song called "The All American Boy". The singles' labels all credited the artist as being "Bill Parsons." But it was Bare who actually recorded it.

Bruce Gary
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 April 1951
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He was nominated for two Grammy Awards as a stage performer, producer, and recording artist.

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.

Charlie Thomas
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Charlie Thomas in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American rhythm and blues singer best known for his work with The Drifters.

Dallas Taylor
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1948
 
Description: Drummer, USA

David Frost
 
Date Born: Friday 7 April 1939
 
Description: TV Host, UK
 
Summary: Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE, Born, Tenterden, Kent) moved to Beccles, Suffolk as a child and is an English television presenter.

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

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

Francis Ford Coppola
 
Date Born: Friday 7 April 1939
 
Description: Film director, producer, screenwriter
 
Summary: Coppola was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a family of Italian ancestry (his paternal grandparents were immigrants from Bernalda, Basilicata).He received his middle name in honor of Henry Ford, as he was born at the Henry Ford Hospital.

Freddie Hubbard
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 April 1938
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Hubbard a Bop and Contemporary player was said to be the Satchmo of the seventies by Leonard Feather.

Guy Berryman
 
Date Born: Friday 7 April 1978
 
Description: Bassist, Scotland
 
Summary: According to an article released by MSN UK in April 2008, Berryman was the fourth richest man under the age of 30 in the UK, with an estimated wealth of £25 million.

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

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

John Oates
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1948
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer,USA
 
Summary: Known for his association with Daryl Hall in the duo,"Hall and Oates".

Mick Abrahams
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1943
 
Description: Guitarist,UK
 
Summary: Abrahams wanted to pursue a more blues/rock direction, while Anderson wanted to incorporate more overt folk and jazz influences.

Mongo Santamaria
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 April 1917
 
Description: Percussionist, Cuba
 
Summary: His 1963 hit rendition of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

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.

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

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

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’.

Ravi Shankar
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1920
 
Description: Sitar, India
 
Summary: Shankar was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II for his "services to music".

Ravi Shankar
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1920
 
Description: Sitar, Teacher
 
Summary: Shankar is best known as the teach er of the Sitar to ex Beatle, George Harrison during Harrions career.

Russell Crowe
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 April 1964
 
Description: Actor, NZ
 
Summary: Crowe, going under the name of "Rus le Roq", recorded a 1980s tune titled "I Want To Be Like Marlon Brando".

Spencer Dryden
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 April 1938
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Born to Alice Chapel and father Wheeler Dryden, half brother to the famed Charlie Chaplin.

Tj James
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 April 1973
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: TJ is very much a mainstream artist with a legion of fans both in Australia and overseas.

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

Carl Cotner
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 April 1916
 
Description: Fiddle, USA
 
Summary: "The Gene Autry Show" [Musical Director]

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

Charlotte Dawson
 
Date Born: Friday 8 April 1966
 
Description: Actress, Australian television personality

Izzy Stradlin
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 April 1962
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Stradlin was born as Jeffrey Dean Isbell in Lafayette, Indiana, of English, French and Scottish descent.

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

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

Julian Lennon
 
Date Born: Monday 8 April 1963
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: The first son of Beatle John Lennon and the only child of his first wife Cynthia Lennon. His godfather was Beatles' manager Brian Epstein. He was named after John Lennon's late mother, Julia.

Larry Norman
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 April 1947
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Norman's recordings are noted for their Christian and social subject matter, and he is often described as the "father of Christian rock music".

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.

Mel Schacher
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 April 1951
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Schacher is best known for his playing style, known as "lead bass".

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

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.

Sonja Henie
 
Date Born: Monday 8 April 1912
 
Description: Actress, Norway
 
Summary: Considered by many as one of the greatest figure skaters in history. She was diagnosed with leukemia in the mid-1960s. She died at age 57 in 1969 during a flight from Paris to Oslo.

Alex Sadkin
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 April 1949
 
Description: Producer, USA

Art Van Damm
 
Date Born: Friday 9 April 1920
 
Description: Accordionist, USA
 
Summary: He adapted Benny Goodman's music to the accordion.

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.

Dave "chico" Ryan
 
Date Born: Friday 9 April 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Ryan went on to become a member of Bill Haley & His Comets.

Dennis Quaid
 
Date Born: Friday 9 April 1954
 
Description: Actor, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He is the younger brother of actor Randy Quaid. Quaid has Irish and Cajun ancestry.

George David Weiss
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 April 1921
 
Description: American songwriter, US
 
Summary: After leaving school, he became an arranger for such big bands as those of Stan Kenton, Vincent Lopez, and Johnny Richards.

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

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

Hugh Hefner
 
Date Born: Friday 9 April 1926
 
Description: Playboy Magazine
 
Summary: Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois, the elder of two sons born to Grace Caroline (née Swanson; 1895–1997) and Glenn Lucius Hefner (1896–1976), both teachers.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Rachel Stevens
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 April 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: At the age of fifteen, Stevens beat 5000 competitors in a modeling competition sponsored by Just 17 magazine.

Roddy Jackson
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 April 1942
 
Description: Singer, musician, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Fresno, California, moving to Merced as a child. His father was a singer and pianist who toured with The Sons of the Pioneers.

Sidney Simien
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 April 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born into a sharecropper's family in the tiny farming community of Lebeau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

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

Tonino Accolla
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 April 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Italy
 
Summary: He dubbed over are Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hanks, Mickey Rourke, Ralph Fiennes, Jim Carrey, etc

Virginia Gison
 
Date Born: Monday 9 April 1928
 
Description: Dancer, singer, and actress of film, TV

Ward Bond
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 April 1903
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 2001, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Wc Fields
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 April 1876
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His father migrated to America from England. His father, James Dukenfield, came from an English-Irish family of noble origin.

Babyface
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 April 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Keyboardist, Record Producer
 
Summary: Edmonds has worked with Bootsie Collins, who named him 'Babyface' and the name has stuck.

Bo Hannson
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 April 1943
 
Description: keyboard player/composer, Sweden
 
Summary: During the early '70s, Hansson burst on the international scene with his concept album Lord of the Rings, an all-instrumental album inspired by the literary trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The album received gold record awards in England and Australia.

Bobby Hatfield
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 April 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Their first charted single as the Righteous Brothers was "Little Latin Lupe Lu" and their first #1 was "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," produced by Phil Spector.

Bobby Smith
 
Date Born: Friday 10 April 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Smith had been the group's main lead singer since its inception, having sung lead vocals on The Spinners first hit record in 1961, "That's What Girls Are Made For" (which has been inaccurately credited to the group's mentor and former Moonglows lead singer, the late Harvey Fuqua).

Bunny Wailer
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 April 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Jamaica
 
Summary: His music was very influenced by gospel and the soul of Curtis Mayfield. In 1967, he recorded "This Train", based on a gospel standard for the first time at Studio One.

Chuck Connors
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 April 1921
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He achieved stardom when cast as "Lucas McCain" in the ABC television Western series The Rifleman (1958–1963), with Johnny Crawford as his son, Mark.

Eddie Hazel
 
Date Born: Monday 10 April 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Also sessions guitarist for Motown backing the likes of ’The Temptations’ etc.

Ernest Stewart
 
Date Born: Monday 10 April 1950
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: A one time member of ’Rory and The Hurricanes’

Fud Livingston
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 April 1906
 
Description: Clarinetist, Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: His stint with Whiteman, which lasted from 1930 to 1933, was mainly as an arranger, though he played occasionally. YOUTUBE: Personnel: Red Nichols - cornet Miff Mole - trombone Fud Livingston - clarinet Arthur Schutt - piano Vic Berton - Drums

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

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

Hayley Westenra
 
Date Born: Friday 10 April 1987
 
Description: Vocalist , Piano, Guitar, New Zealand
 
Summary: Westenra's parents, Jill and Gerald Westenra, have two other children, Sophie and Isaac. The family has a history in music.

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

Loni Ackerman
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 April 1949
 
Description: Actress, singer, USA
 
Summary: she made her Broadway debut in George M! in 1968, then replaced Xernadette Peters in the hit Off-Broadway production of Dames at Sea.

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

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

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

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

Max Von Sydow
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 April 1929
 
Description: Actor, Swedish
 
Summary: In 2002, von Sydow had one of his largest commercial successes, co-starring with Tom Cruise in Steven Spielberg's science fiction thriller Minority Report.

Nate Nelson
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 April 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Flamingos also appeared in the 1956 Alan Freed movie, Rock, Rock Rock. Both Zeke Carey and Carter were drafted that year (Carter was drafted in September).

Omar Sharif
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 April 1932
 
Description: Actor, Egypt
 
Summary: Sharif was born Michel Demitri Chalhoub in Egypt the son of Joseph Chalhoub and Claire both his parents are of Lebanese origin.

Ricky Valance
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 April 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Welsh
 
Summary: The Guinness Book of Hit Singles states that his name was changed to Ricky Valance to remind fans of Ritchie Valens who died with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper in the Iowa snow a year and a half earlier.

Sheb Wooley
 
Date Born: Friday 10 April 1931
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor, USA
 
Summary: He played Ben Miller, brother of Frank Miller in the film High Noon, and also had a co-starring role as scout Pete Nolan in the television program Rawhide.

Sophie Ellis-bextor
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 April 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, UKsongwriter, model
 
Summary: Sophie Ellis-Bextor is best known for cheek-bones that most models would die for and a posh voice and attitude that made her infamous on DJ Spiller’s anthem Groovejet in 2000.

Steven Seagal
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 April 1952
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, where he lived until he was five years old. His mother, Patricia (1930–2003), was a medical technician, and his father, Samuel Steven Seagal (1928–1991), was a high school math teacher.

Deem Bristow
 
Date Born: Friday 11 April 1947
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: An American voice actor.

Douglas Hopkins
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 April 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The Gin Blossoms were one of the hottest local bands in Tempe and the surrounding areas, and they signed a contract with A&M Records.

Frank Wilson
 
Date Born: Friday 11 April 1924
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Director, TV Host, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian film, stage and television actor; musical comedy singer and director; and television game show and variety host.

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.

Joel Grey
 
Date Born: Monday 11 April 1932
 
Description: Actor, Dancer, Cabaret, USA
 
Summary: Grey was born Joel David Katz in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Grace and Mickey Katz, who was an actor, clarinetist, comedian and director.

John Levy
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 April 1912
 
Description: Double bass, USA
 
Summary: In 1997, Levy was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame

Lisa Stanfield
 
Date Born: Monday 11 April 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In 1992, Stansfield won a BRIT Award as best British female solo artist. Her second album Real Love did not quite live up to the success of Affection; it did spawn four Top 40 singles on the European charts: "Change", "All Woman", "Time to Make You Mine" and "Set Your Loving Free".

Michael Card
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 April 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Author, Composer, Radio Host
 
Summary: In addition to touring and writing, Card also hosts a weekly radio program. In the Studio with Michael Card is carried by stations in 48 states, Canada, and the Caribbean.

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.

Richard Berry
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 April 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He began singing and playing in local doo-wop groups, recording with several of them including the Penguins, the Cadets.

Tony Victor
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 April 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group was best remembered for its ballads, and frequently sang versions of pop standards from the 1920s and 1930s.

Alex Briley
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 April 1951
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: A minister's son, he sang in church from an early age and studied voice at the University of Hartford. Briley performed with jazz flautist Bobby Humphrey.

Andy Garcia
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 April 1956
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: García was born one of two siamese twins, to his mother Amelie, an English teacher, and his father, René García Núñez, was an avocado farmer and attorney in Cuba and later owned a fragrance business in the United States.

Anna Rabson
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 April 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Singer, USA
 
Summary: She had been nominated eight times for a Blues Music Award (formerly W.C. Handy Award) as Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year.

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

Belinda Emmett
 
Date Born: Friday 12 April 1974
 
Description: Singer, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Emmett was born in Gosford to Michael and Laraine Emmett and grew up in Umina Beach, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. She had three siblings named Matthew, Shane and Lesley.

Belinda Emmett
 
Date Born: Friday 12 April 1974
 
Description: Singer, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Emmett was born in Gosford to Michael and Laraine Emmett and grew up in Umina Beach, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. She had three siblings named Matthew, Shane and Lesley.

David Cassidy
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 April 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor , USA
 
Summary: David Cassidy was born in New York, New York, the son of Irish American actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward. He has three half brothers, Shaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy and Ryan Cassidy, who were born after his father married actress Shirley Jones.

David Letterman
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 April 1947
 
Description: Television Host, Actor, Film producer, USA
 
Summary: David Letterman was born in Indiana. His father, Harry Joe Letterman, was a florist who died in 1973; his mother Dorothy Letterman, now Dorothy Mengering, a Presbyterian church secretary of German descent, is an occasional figure on the show. He has an older sister, Janice, and a younger sister, Gretchen.

Eddie Haywood
 
Date Born: Monday 12 April 1915
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Pianist, composer and bandleader, born Atlanta, Georgia, died 1989 in Miami, Florida.

Helen Forrest
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 April 1917
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She recorded with Nat King Cole and Lionel Hampton in 1940. In 1941, Forrest was hired by Harry James.

Herbie Hancock
 
Date Born: Friday 12 April 1940
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Hancock studied from age seven. His talent was recognized early, and he played the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 5 in D Major at a young people’s concert with the Chicago Symphony at age eleven.

Hound Dog Taylor
 
Date Born: Monday 12 April 1915
 
Description: Singer, Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Stevie Ray Vaughan also covered Taylor's best known song, "Give Me Back My Wig", both in concert and in studio. YOUTUBE: Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers featuring Little Walter on harmonica. This was back in 1967.

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

Johnny Dodds
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 April 1892
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: A New Orleans based jazz clarinetist and alto saxophonist, best known for his recordings under his own name and with bands such as those of Joe "King" Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Lovie Austin and Louis Armstrong.

Judy Lynn
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 April 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She got a bit of a break when some folks from the Grand Ole Opry were doing a tour up in the northwest.

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.

Ned Miller
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 April 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1956, both Gale Storm and Bonnie Guitar had Top Five hits with different versions of the song "Dark Moon", which Ned co-wrote.

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.

Stan Free
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 April 1922
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Free's best-known recording is not under his own name it is the Moog hit, "Popcorn", with the artist listed as Hot Butter, which was Free and five studio musicians.

Thomas Hemsley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 April 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Tom Hemsley was a remarkably rounded human being. A baritone of international status, he had read physics at university and had been an athlete of more than local reputation.

Tiny Tim
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 April 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In the 1960s Khaury was seen regularly near the Harvard University campus as a street performer, singing old Tin Pan Alley tunes.

Tracy Coster
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 April 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: She was born into country music, and she grew up with the music her father Stan wrote. Tracy started singing in her father's band when she was about thirteen.

Al Green
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 April 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Green was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and also inducted into The Gospel Music Association's Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

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

Bob Nolan
 
Date Born: Monday 13 April 1908
 
Description: Vacolist, Actor
 
Summary: In 1934, Bob Nolan began his career in film as the singing voice for Ken Maynard in the 1934 film, In Old Santa Fe. In 1935, the Sons of the Pioneers appeared in their first full-length Western movie,

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.

Bud Freeman
 
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1906
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: U.S. jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet.

Christopher Hitchens
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 April 1949
 
Description: Writer, journalist
 
Summary: Christopher Hitchens (1949 - 2011) was an Anglo-American author and journalist.

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

Eve Graham
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 April 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Scotland
 
Summary: Eve Graham is the voice on Coca – Cola’s famous ‘Hilltop’ commercial, the most successful TV advertising campaign of all time.

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

Guy Stevens
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 April 1939
 
Description: Producer, UK
 
Summary: Producer in the sixties through to the late eighties for ’Free’ - ’The Clash’ - ’Mott The Hoople’ and many more.

Hillel Slovack
 
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1962
 
Description: Guitarst, USA
 
Summary: Books - Behind The Sun, The Diary and Art of Hillel Slovak. 1999 , James Slovack

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

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

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

Leanne Douglas
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 April 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: Inspired by many great guitarists such as Hank Marvin - The Shadows and many more.

Lester Chambers
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 April 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He sang lead on the Chambers Brothers songs "All Strung Out Over You," "People Get Ready," "Uptown," "I Can't Turn You Loose," and "Funky."

Lowell George
 
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1945
 
Description: Guitariist, Musician, Songwriter, Producer, USA
 
Summary: George was also a respected producer, with his most famous work being the production of the Grateful Dead's 1978 album Shakedown Street.

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.

Mike Chapman
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 April 1947
 
Description: Composer of songs, Australia
 
Summary: He created a string of hit singles for artists including Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Smokie, Mud and Racey.

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.

Rick Schroder
 
Date Born: Monday 13 April 1970
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Schroder was born in Staten Island, New York, the son of Diane, a telephone company employee, and Richard Bartlett Schroder, Sr., a telephone company district manager. He has a sister, Dawn.

Roy Loney
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 April 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: After some re-recordings of their older material featuring only Jordan and Alexander from the original band, the Groovies disbanded in 1992.

Teddy Charles
 
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1928
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Session musician, USA
 
Summary: Charles was an innovative composer and arranger whose recordings were some of the most forward looking and highly regarded of the 1950s

Tom Field
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 April 1943
 
Description: Vocal, Guitar
 
Summary: The Springfields' song "Island of Dreams", written by Tom Springfield, has been covered by Mick Thomas, Johnny Tillotson, Mary Hopkin and by the Seekers.

Tony Dow
 
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He played Beavers brother played by Gerry Mathers as Wally Cleaver.

 
 
 
 
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