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Billy J Kramer
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Billy soon came to the attention of Brian Epstein, always on the look out for new talent to add to his expanding roster of local artists.

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.

Dinah Lee
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, New Zealand
 
Summary: One of the very first New Zealand singers to become a house-hold name during the sixties.

Eddy Raven
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 August 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His influences were of Cajan origin and rock and would write some good country songs along the way that include.

Ginger Baker
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 August 1939
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Baker's drumming attracted attention for its flamboyance, showmanship, and his pioneering use of two bass drum.

Grace Jones
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 August 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, Jamaica
 
Summary: Jones was born the daughter of Marjorie and Robert W. Jones, who was a politician and Apostolic clergyman.

Ian Gillan
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Gillan was born of a family of Scottish descent, his father was from the Govan area of Glasgow.

Jill St John
 
Date Born: Monday 19 August 1940
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She is also the author of The Jill St. John Cookbook (1987).

Joey Tempest
 
Date Born: Monday 19 August 1963
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Sweden
 
Summary: 2004 saw the release of Europe's comeback album, Start from the Dark, featuring the band's classic Final Countdown line-up.

John Deacon
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 August 1951
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Deacon grew up in Leicester where his father Arthur worked for the Norwich Union insurance company. He was known to friends as "Deaks".

Johnny Nash
 
Date Born: Monday 19 August 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was also the first non-Jamaican to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.

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

Lee Ann Womack
 
Date Born: Friday 19 August 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lee Ann is a winner of two Grammy awards and over five awards from the Country Music Association, as well as having numerous Top 10 and 20 Country hits.

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

Missy Higgins
 
Date Born: Friday 19 August 1983
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Higgins, the youngest of three children of a doctor and a childcare centre operator, was raised in Melbourne, Victoria and attended Geelong Grammar School for her secondary education.

Robert Hughes
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 August 1948
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1967–1968 Hughes was the bass player for the pop band The Flying Circus before they had hits with the songs "Hayride" and "La La".

Susan Jacks
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 August 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Canadian
 
Summary: Susan also charted as a solo artist with "Your A Part Of Me" in 1975. This would later become a bigger hit for Kim Carnes.

Al Roker
 
Date Born: Friday 20 August 1954
 
Description: News Caster, USA
 
Summary: Roker initially wanted to be a cartoonist before he got into television.

Allen Reed
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 August 1907
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known as the original voice of Fred Flintstone on The Flintstones and other various series.

Allen Reed
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 August 1907
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known as the original voice of Fred Flintstone on The Flintstones and other various series.

Amy Adams
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 August 1974
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy, the fourth of seven children of American parents Kathryn and Richard Adams.

Doug Fieger
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 August 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He is the lead singer for "The Knack" and is the co writer of the groups major hit "My Sharona" in 1979.

Gene Bradley Fisk
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 August 1935
 
Description: Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Fisk formed his first band called "The Sidewinders" in 1959. YOUTUBE: Gene Bradley Fisk - himself a Hall of Fame Disc Jockey in Geelong'. Backing by Riff Raff Rockabilly Band featuring the legendary Sam Semple on Sax , Me on Bass & Donna Fisk vocal Backing.

Isaac Hayes
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, Producer,
 
Summary: Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy and Academy awards for the theme to the 1971 film "Shaft".

Jack Teagarden
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 August 1905
 
Description: Trombonist, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: A white American of Indian decent was called the Greatest White Blues trombonist'. Born in Texas in 1905.

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.

Jamie Cullum
 
Date Born: Monday 20 August 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Cullum released his first album, Jamie Cullum Trio—Heard it All Before, in 1999, of which 500 copies were made.

Jim Reeves
 
Date Born: Monday 20 August 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was elected posthumously to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967, and in 1998 he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas, where the Jim Reeves Memorial is located.

John Hiatt
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 August 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Hiatt received his first Grammy nomination in 1995 for his album "Walk On".

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

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.

Ralph Middlebrooks
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 August 1939
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Emerging from Dayton, Ohio in 1959, the group was originally dubbed "The Ohio Untouchables",

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.

Sky Saxon
 
Date Born: Friday 20 August 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
 
Summary: He began his career performing doo-wop pop tunes in the early 1960s under the name Little Richie Marsh.

Art Farmer
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 August 1928
 
Description: Trumpeter. USA
 
Summary: Jazz trumpeter Art Farmer worked with Chet Bakers jazz band and also the, Gerry Mulligan band.

Carolyn Leigh
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 August 1926
 
Description: Songwriter, Lyrisist, USA
 
Summary: Lyrist of the fifties, some of the most famous songs were "Young at Heart" - "Witchcraft".

Christiane Legrand
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 August 1930
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, French
 
Summary: Legrand was born in Paris, the daughter of film composer Raymond Legrand.

Count Basie
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 August 1904
 
Description: Band Leader, Pianist, Organist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Basie's theme songs were "One O'Clock Jump" and "April In Paris". On September 11, 1996 the U.S. Post Office issued a Count Basie 32 cents postage stamp.

Glenn Hughes - Uk
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Bass,, guitar, piano, trombone
 
Summary: Glenn Hughes did a short tribute tour to Tommy Bolin in Texas, with Tommy's brother Johnny of Black Oak Arkansas on drums.

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)

Jackie Deshannon
 
Date Born: Monday 21 August 1944
 
Description: VocalistComposer
 
Summary: DeShannon was born the daughter of musically inclined farming parents, Sandra Jean and James Erwin Myers.

James Burton
 
Date Born: Monday 21 August 1939
 
Description: Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: In Shreveport where he first saw the '53 Fender Telecaster and knew that this was the guitar he wanted. During his time with Ricky, James performed at Town Hall Party together with Bob Luman. Their live recording of 'My Baby Walks All Over Me' and 'Milk Cow Blues' can be found on the 'Rockin' At Town Hall' albums.

Joe Strummer
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 August 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: A member of "The Clash", an English punk rock band, active from 1976 to 1986, part of the original wave of UK punk

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

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

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.

Travis Bean - Guitars
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 August 1947
 
Description: Guitar makers, USA
 
Summary: 1974, he partnered with Marc McElwee and Gary Kramer to start Travis Bean Guitars.

Bob Flanigan
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 August 1926
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: The Beach Boys, in the form of Brian Wilson's frequent expressions of admiration for the quartet as part of his inspiration behind putting together the Beach Boys vocal sound.

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

Chuck Brown
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 August 1936
 
Description: Singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Brown was considered a local legend in Washington, D.C., and appeared in television advertisements for the Washington Post and other area companies.

Cindy Williams
 
Date Born: Friday 22 August 1947
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Williams was born to John and Lillie Williams. She has a sister Carol Ann Williams.

Claude Debussy - (1862-1929)
 
Date Born: Friday 22 August 1862
 
Description: Composer, French
 
Summary: Claude Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye in 1862, the eldest of five children. His father owned a china shop and his mother was a seamstress.

Craig Berry
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Banjoist, Guitarist, Balalaika Comedian, Australia
 
Summary: Originally from New Zealand, Craig made his home in Australia.

Dale Hawkins
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 August 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1957, Hawkins was playing at Shreveport, Louisiana clubs, and was influenced by the new rock and roll style of Elvis Presley.

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

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.

Donna Godchaux
 
Date Born: Monday 22 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Prior to 1970, Donna Jean Godchaux had worked as a back up singer in Muscle Shoals

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

Holly Dunn
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 August 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Holly is the sister of song writer Chris Dunn and also co writes with him. Holly is also the daughter of a minister.

John Lee Hooker
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 August 1917
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Hooker was born the youngest of the eleven children of William Hooker, a sharecropper and a Baptist preacher, and Minnie Ramsey.

Layne Staley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 August 1967
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s.

Michael Gudinski
 
Date Born: Friday 22 August 1952
 
Description: Entrepreneur, Australia
 
Summary: Gudinski was born to Russian immigrants who had arrived in Australia in 1948.He was educated at Melbourne High School and Mount Scopus.

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.

Sonny Thompson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 August 1916
 
Description: Pianist, Band leader
 
Summary: He also had success as a songwriter and many times co-writing with blues guitarist Freddie King. King he met Sonny Thompson in 1959. YOUTUBE: Nick Jonas and Sonny Thompson - Last Time Around

Tori Amos
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 August 1963
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1968, while living in Rockville, Maryland, she won a full scholarship to the Preparatory Division of the Peabody Conservatory of Music at the age of 5

Valerie Harper
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 August 1940
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for "New Star of the Year" for her role in 1974's Freebie and The Bean.

Vernon Reid
 
Date Born: Friday 22 August 1958
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Reid first came to prominence in the 1980s in the band of drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson.

Barbara Eden
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 August 1934
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Eden was born the daughter of Alice Mary. her stepfather was Harrison Connor Huffman.

Bob Crosby
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 August 1913
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Band leader, USA
 
Summary: As a performer, Crosby had tremendous charisma and wit combined with a laid back persona.

Bobby G
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Bucks Fizz won the contest and the group were catapulted into overnight stardom.

Bobby Watson
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 August 1953
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He co founded the 29th Street Saxophone Quartet with alto saxophonist Ed Jackson, tenor saxophonist Rich Rothenberg, and baritone saxophonist Jim Hartog.

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

Emil Jannings
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 August 1884
 
Description: Actor, Switzerland
 
Summary: He became a professional actor while still in his teens, making a name for himself as a member of the distinguished Max Reinhardt company in Berlin

Jim Sohns
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: By mid 1967, the only original member remaining was vocalist Jim Sohns, who, through simple default, inherited the band's name and legacy.

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

Rex Allen Jr
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 August 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The son of actor, singer Rex Allen Sr.He is also the composer and performer of the alternate state anthem of Arizona, entitled "Arizona".

Rick Springfield
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 August 1949
 
Description: Actor, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Springfield grew up in a military family and frequently moved as his father was posted to various military bases throughout Australia and Great Britain.

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.

Roger Greenaway
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 August 1938
 
Description: Pianist, Composer , UK
 
Summary: Roger Greenaway a popular English songwriter, best remembered for his collaborations with Roger Cook.

Rudy Lewis
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 August 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lewis had started out in gospel music had sung with the Clara Ward Singers until immediately prior to the day, late in 1960, when he auditioned for the Drifters' manager, George Treadwell, at Philadelphia's Uptown Theater.

Shelley Long
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 August 1949
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Long was born to Evandine, a school teacher, and Leland Long, who worked in the rubber industry before becoming a teacher.

Tex Williams
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 August 1917
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Comedy, USA
 
Summary: Tex Williams was the lead vocalist and guitar player with Cooley's band, and he and several of the members left to form an outfit called 'Tex Williams and the Western Caravan' around 1946.

Vicky Leandros
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Greek
 
Summary: She achieved worldwide fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972 with the song "Après Toi"

Wendell Hall
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 August 1896
 
Description: Vocalist, Ukelele, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American country singer, vaudeville artist, song writer, pioneer radio performer.No photo available.

Anne Archer
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 August 1947
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Archer's first TV appearance was in 1970 on the series Men at Law. Her first feature film was The Honkers (1972).

Arthur Crudup
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 August 1905
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs such as "That's All Right" (1946), "My Baby Left Me" and "So Glad You're Mine", later covered by Elvis Presley and dozens of other artists.

Carlo Curley
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 August 1952
 
Description: Organist, USA
 
Summary: Self-dubbed "the Pavarotti of the Organ"

David Freiberg
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 August 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Guitarist, Keyboardist. USA
 
Summary: Freiberg rejoined Jefferson Starship for their 2005 tour, which was billed as "The Jefferson Family Galactic Reunion".

Fred Rose
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 August 1897
 
Description: Pulisher, Songwriter, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Fred Rose started playing piano and singing as a small boy. In his teens, he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he worked in bars busking for tips and eventually made it into vaudeville.

John Cipollina
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 August 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The lead guitarist for - Quicksilver Messenger Service - The Dinosaurs - Man.

Julie Anthony
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: She sang the Australian National Anthem at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics with Human Nature. It is still considered one of the best renditions of a National Anthem at an Olympic event.

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

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

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

Mick Harvey
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 August 1958
 
Description: Composer, Arranger, Record Producer, Australia
 
Summary: It was at school in the early 1970s that Harvey met fellow students Nick Cave, Phill Calvert and Tracy Pew.

Tony Clark
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 August 1941
 
Description: Rock music record producer and guitarist. UK
 
Summary: He was assigned to work with the Moody Blues starting in 1966, when the group was fading after its first major hit, "Go Now".

Tony Secunda
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 August 1940
 
Description: Management, Entrepreneur Management, Promotion, Radio
 
Summary: In 1971 he became manager of T. Rex and helped Marc Bolan to set up his own record label, T. Rex Wax Co, through EMI.

Alexandra Burke
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1988
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, UK
 
Summary: British recording artist and songwriter. Born and raised in Islington, London, United Kingdom.

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

Billy Ray Cyrus
 
Date Born: Friday 25 August 1961
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Cyrus was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, the son of Ruth Ann (née Adkins) and Ron Cyrus, a politician.

Billy Ray Cyrus
 
Date Born: Friday 25 August 1961
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Cyrus was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, the son of Ruth Ann (née Adkins) and Ron Cyrus, a politician.

Elvis Costello
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Gutarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Costello was born the son of Mary and Ross MacManus, a musician and bandleader.

Gene Simmons
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Simmons was born to Florence Klein a Jewish Hungarian immigrant and the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust. His father is Feri Witz, also Jewish.

Geoff Downes
 
Date Born: Monday 25 August 1952
 
Description: Musician, keyboardist, songwriter, producer
 
Summary: He was once entered for the Guinness Book Of Records for performing with the most keyboards (twenty-eight) on stage in one performance.

Jo Dee Messina
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 August 1970
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Messina was born Jo Dee Marie Messina in 1970.She was raised in Holliston, Massachusetts, by Vincent and Mary Messina, and had two sisters, Terese and Marianne, as well as a brother named Vincent.

John Appleby
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 August 1951
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: John was born in Claxton, Essex, England and came to Australia in the late sixties. OUTUBE: Alan Powell: Lead Guitar and principal songwriter Rob OConnor: Bass, Vocals, songwriter John 'Butts' Kenny: Vocals (ex-Glassweb, later to The Rockmelons) John Appleby: Drums Ray Pantik: Lead/Rhythm Guitar

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

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

Leonard Bernstein
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 August 1918
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Bernstein was born to a Polish, Jewish family from the Ukraine. He had his name changed to Leonard officially when he was fifteen. His father, Sam Bernstein, was a businessman, and initially opposed young Leonard's interest in music.

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

Mia Zapata
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 August 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 2005, a documentary The Gits Movie was produced on her life, The Gits and the Seattle music scene.

Monty Matthews
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Jordanaires quartet was formed in 1948 in Springfield, MO by two young evangelist brothers, Bill and Monty Matthews. The membership of the quartet would change throughout the years. They sang barbershop and gospel music, and debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1949.

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.

Rune Gustafsson
 
Date Born: Friday 25 August 1933
 
Description: Guitarist, Sweden
 
Summary: Rune at the Top was published in 1969 and included the Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen.

Sean Connery
 
Date Born: Monday 25 August 1930
 
Description: Actor, Scotland
 
Summary: An Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films.

Wayne Shorter
 
Date Born: Friday 25 August 1933
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: The winner of many Grammy Awards which include: Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group for Beyond The Sound Barrier (2005)

 
 
 
 
 
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