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Adolph Rickenbacker
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1886
 
Description: Manufaturer, USA
 
Summary: His cousin was flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker.Swiss-American who founded the Rickenbacker guitar company.

Alberta Hunter
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1895
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Memphis, she left home while still in her early teens and settled in Chicago, Illinois. There, she peeled potatoes by day and hounded club owners by night, determined to land a singing job.

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

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

Arthur Conley
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Arthur was raised in Atlanta and first recorded for the NRG label as Arthur And The Corvets.

Debbie Reynolds
 
Date Born: Friday 1 April 1932
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: The second child of Raymond Francis Reynolds 1903-1986, a carpenter for Southern Pacific Railroad, and Maxine Harman. 1913-1999.

Eddie Duchin
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1909
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He first became a pharmacist before turning full-time to music and beginning his new career with Leo Reisman's orchestra at the Central Park Casino in New York.

Frank Gari
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A popular singer and songwriter from the late 1950s and early 1960s. YOUTUBE: Frank Gari - Princess (1961) Charted at #30 on Billboard Hot 100 in July 1961.

Gina Jeffreys
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: She has often been called Australia's "Queen of Country" and has won numerous Australian country music awards. She is recognised as Australia's most successful female country singer. She began playing guitar at 12.

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

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

Jim Ed Brown
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 April 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1956, The Browns were signed by RCA, an association which would last until the group disbanded in 1967.

Jimmie Logsdon
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 April 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A popular country and rockabilly singer, songwriter and radio and TV personality in the 1950s and '60s.

Jimmy Cliff
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Jamaica
 
Summary: Cliff also appeared as Jamaican musician and revolutionary Ernest Reed in the 1986 comedy Club Paradise, co-starring with Robin Williams and Peter O'Toole.

John Butler
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 April 1975
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The "Million Dollar Hippie" nickname stems from his status on the BRW Rich List. In 2004, John Butler first made the BRW Rich List with reported earnings of 2.4 million dollars.

Kenny Buttrey
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 April 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Buttrey was born in Nashville, Tennessee, became a professional musician at age 11 and went on his first world tour at the age of 14 with Chet Atkins.

Lionel Batiste
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 April 1931
 
Description: Singer, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He began his music career at the age of 11 playing bass drum with the Square Deal Social & Pleasure Club.

Lucille Bogan
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1897
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was born Lucille Anderson in Amory, Mississippi in 1897, and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1916 she married Nazareth Lee Bogan, a railwayman, and gave birth to a son.

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

Ronnie Lane
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1946
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Bassist
 
Summary: Lane moved to Texas in 1984, where the climate was more beneficial to his health, and continued playing, writing, and recording. He formed an American version of Slim Chance, which was, as always, a loose-knit conglomeration of available musicians.

Simon Cowe
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1948
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The group began as the Downtown Faction, but soon changed their name to Brethren. In 1968, after hearing of an American group of the same name, they were rechristened Lindisfarne after the island of the same name off the Northumbrian coast.

Alec Guinness
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1914
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Born in 1914 in London as Alec Guinness de Cuffe. Under the column for name where the first names only are usually stated, his birth certificate says "Alec Guinness".

Billy Dean
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1942
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, actor, USA
 
Summary: Singer and songwriter and the nephew of the late legendary Jimmy Dean.

Booker Little
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1938
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He studied at the Chicago Conservatory from 1956 to 1958 and it was during this time that he worked with leading local musicians such as Johnny Griffin.

Buddy Ebsen
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1908
 
Description: Actor, Dancer, Singer
 
Summary: His father, Christian Rudolf Ebsen, Sr., was Danish and his mother, Frances, was Latvian. He was raised in Belleville until age 10, when his family moved to Palm Beach County,

Chico Slimani
 
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1971
 
Description: Violinist, Welsh
 
Summary: Chico is involved with a production company called Unity Films, and his daughter appeared in one of their short films, Left Holding Baby, for which Chico composed the music.

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

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

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

Gregory Abbott
 
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Abbott's parents came from Venezuela and Antigua.

Jack Webb
 
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1920
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Webb grew up poor in the Bunker Hill slum section of Los Angeles to a Jewish father and a Roman Catholic mother; he was reared Roman Catholic.

Kenny Moore
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 April 1952
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Kenny was born in Sumter (South Carolina) in 1951, at the early age of 4 he starts playing piano. His firs music school was listening to his mother and aunt playing the piano.

Kurt Winter
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 April 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, Canadian
 
Summary: He co-wrote several songs with group leader Burton Cummings, including Winter's personal favorite, Runnin' Back To Saskatoon.

Larry Coryell
 
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Texas. After graduating from Richland High School in eastern Washington, he moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. In 1965, Coryell moved to New York City where he became part of Chico Hamilton's quintet, replacing Gabor Szabo.

Leon Russell
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011, at a black-tie dinner at The Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan.

Linda Hunt
 
Date Born: Monday 2 April 1945
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of Elsie (née Doying), a piano teacher who taught at the Westport School of Music and accompanied the Saugatuck Congregational Church choir, and Raymond Davy Hunt, the long-time vice president of Harper Fuel Oil in Long Island.

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

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

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

Warner Mack
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Warner is one of the few musicians actually born in Nashville. His parents were both Tennessee natives, and his father was a minister.

Alec Baldwin
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1958
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The son of Carol Newcomb and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr, a high school history/social studies teacher and American football coach.

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

Billy Joe Royal
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Royal became a local star at Savannah, Georgia's Bamboo Ranch in the 1950s and 1960s.

Cobie Smulders
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 April 0198
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: A Canadian actress and former model, known for her role as Robin Scherbatsky on the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.

Criss Oliva
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 April 1963
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Criss was the youngest of four children, the next eldest being brother Jon Oliva, with whom he formed the band.His family moved around the country during his childhood, stopping off in California before making Florida their home.

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

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

Doris Day
 
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1922
 
Description: Vocalist , Actress, USA
 
Summary: Doris Day was born to Alma France Welz and William/Wilhelm Kappelhoff; three of her grandparents were German immigrants, at least one of them was gay. The youngest of three, she had two brothers, Richard, who died before she was born and Paul, a gay boy was a few years older.

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

Gill Robbins
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1931
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was the father of actor and director, Tim Robbins.

Irvin Drake
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1919
 
Description: Composer of music, lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Ervin Drake had his first song published at age 12, in 1931.

James Miley
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1903
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Miley was born into a musical family. At the age of six he and his family moved to New York City where, as a child he occasionally sang for money on the streets, and later, at the age of fourteen, studied to play the trombone and cornet.

Jan Berry
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Jan and Dean were college students, maintaining their studies while writing and recording music and making public appearances on the side.

Jeff Barry
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 April 1938
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich stamped their names in song from the late fifties.

Joe Vann
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 April 1943
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: The vocal group recorded a cover version of ’You Belong To Me’ in the fifties.

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

Leona Lewis
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 April 1985
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Leona Lewis was born in Highbury, in the London borough of Islington, to parents Aural Josiah, an Afro-Caribbean Guyanese youth worker, and Maria Lewis, a social worker of Welsh descent.

Lois Wilkinson - The Caravelles
 
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group charted with ’ YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BABY TO CRY’ in 1963

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

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

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

Richard Manuel
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 April 1945
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Richard Manuel was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. His father Ed was a Chrysler mechanic and his mother was a schoolteacher.

Scott Lafaro
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1936
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Born, Newark, New Jersey. From the late fifties to the early sixties LaFaro made fine recordings with Bill Evans.

Stuart Swanlund
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1958
 
Description: Bassist, USA

Tony Orlando
 
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Formed 1970 New York City, Tony and the two girls made many inroads to popular music with much chart success.

Wayne Newton
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Newton was born to Evelyn Marie and Patrick Newton, who was an auto mechanic. His father was of Irish-Powhatan descent and his mother of German-Cherokee ancestry. While his father was in the U.S. Navy.

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

Berry Oakley
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 April 1948
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Oakley's bass guitar, nicknamed "The Biker Boy", was a Fender Jazz Bass with a Hagström pickup.

Billy Bob Thornton
 
Date Born: Monday 4 April 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Thornton was born the son of Virginia Roberta, a psychic, and Billy Ray Thornton, a high school history teacher and basketball coach.

Clive Davis
 
Date Born: Monday 4 April 1932
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Clive Davis has won three Grammy Awards. At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2000 he won Best Rock Album and Album of the Year for producing Carlos Santana's Supernatural.

Dave Hill
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 April 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In 1989 Dave Hill and Noddy Holder did a remake of The Everly Brother's hit song "Crying in the Rain."

Elmer Bernstein
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 April 1922
 
Description: Composer, Conductor Musical Direction, Films
 
Summary: His theme for The Magnificent Seven is also familiar to television viewers, as it was used in commercials for Marlboro cigarettes.

Frances Langford
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: While a young girl she required surgery on her throat, and as a result, she was forced to change her vocal style.

Gabrielle Roth
 
Date Born: Friday 4 April 1941
 
Description: Dancer, USA
 
Summary: She created the 5Rhythms approach to movement in the 1960s; there are now hundreds of 5Rhythms teachers worldwide who use her approach in their work.

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

Heath Ledger
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 April 1979
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Ledger's mother is descended from the Clan Campbell of Scotland and his father comes from a family well-known in Perth.

Jake Hanna
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1931
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A superior drummer equally at ease driving a big band or playing in small mainstream combos.

Jessie Baylin
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 April 1984
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Jessie's first album, "You" was an intimate, stylish amalgam of pop, jazz, blues, Western swing, and other rootsy styles.

Jill Scott
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 April 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Jill Scott's career began as a spoken word artist with live poetry readings.

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

Mike Starr
 
Date Born: Monday 4 April 1966
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: In the mid 1980s Jerry Cantrell began a band called Diamond Lie which included drummer Sean Kinney and Starr on bass.

Muddy Waters
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 April 1915
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Waters's sound was basically Delta blues electrified, but his use of microtones, in both his vocals and slide playing, made it extremely difficult to duplicate and follow correctly.

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

Robert Downey Jr
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 April 1965
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 2007, Downey was cast as the title character in the comic book adaptation Iron Man which premiered in the spring of 2008, making almost $100 million in the United States and Canada.

Sam Moran
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 April 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Australian entertainer best known for having been a member of the children's band The Wiggles.

Sharon Sheeley
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 April 1940
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: American songwriter, born in California, who wrote songs for Glen Campbell, Ricky Nelson, Brenda Lee, and Sheeley's former fiancé, Eddie Cochran.

Agnetha Faltskog
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Sweden
 
Summary: Agnetha often said that female singers such as Connie Francis, Marianne Faithfull, Aretha Franklin and Lesley Gore were among her strongest influences.

Allan Clarke
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: A retired British singer who was one of the founding members of The Hollies. He retired in 1999.

Bette Davis
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1908
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1999, Davis was placed second, behind Katharine Hepburn, on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female stars of all time.

Bill Clifton
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Clifton published a songbook in 1955 called 150 Old Time Folk and Gospel Songs.

Bill Thomas
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Little is known about the artist above.

Billy Bland
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 April 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Bland first sang professionally in the 1940s in New York.

Chesney Allen
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1893
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, UK
 
Summary: A popular English entertainer of the Second World War period.

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

Dave Swarbrick
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1970
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, musician, arranger
 
Summary: Member of sixties group FAIRPORT CONVENTION. Joined the band in 1969 leaving around 1979 after leading the group to go solo.

David Swarbrick
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 April 1941
 
Description: Violinist, UK
 
Summary: He was one of the most highly regarded musicians produced by the second British folk revival, contributing to some of the most important groups and projects of the 1960s.

Eric Burdon
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Eric Burdon, Vocalist for The Animals and War was the force behind the group, the Animals and other groups he formed.

Gale Storm
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1922
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Her first record, "I Hear You Knockin'," a cover version of a rhythm and blues hit by Smiley Lewis, in turn based on the old Buddy Bolden standard "The Bucket's Got a Hole In It," sold over a million copies.

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

Harpo
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1950
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Sweden
 
Summary: Harpo released his first two singles in 1973 - "Honolulu" and "Sayonara".

Jack Clement
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1931
 
Description: Multi instrumentalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Nick named Jack 'The Cowboy' Clement has played different styles of music and in different bands through his career.

Jane Asher
 
Date Born: Friday 5 April 1946
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: An English actress. She has also developed a second career as a cake decorator and cake shop proprietor.

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

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

Ronald White
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He is also noted as the man who actually discovered Stevie Wonder.

Spencer Tracy
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 April 1900
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Tracy was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the second son of John Edward Tracy, an Irish American Catholic truck salesman, and Caroline Brown, a Protestant turned Christian Scientist.

Stan Levey
 
Date Born: Monday 5 April 1926
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Glasgow, Hulett discovered traditional music as an early teen and began playing the folk circuit in New Zealand in 1968.

Tommy Cash
 
Date Born: Friday 5 April 1940
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Cash was born in Arkansas, one of seven children in his family, and eight years after his brother, Johnny Cash.

Tony Williams
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 April 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: On the Mercury record label 45rpm release of the Platters' song, "My Prayer", Williams is listed as 'Tony Wilson'. Tony Williams can be seen leading The Platters in the film "Rock Around The Clock".

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

Billy Dee Williams
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 April 1937
 
Description: Actor, Artist, Singer, Writer, USA
 
Summary: In 1961, Williams recorded a jazz LP produced by Prestige Records entitled Let's Misbehave on which he sang several swing standards. The album is currently out of print.

Burnetta Jones
 
Date Born: Friday 6 April 1917
 
Description: Composer, Entrepreneur, USA
 
Summary: She was the owner of beauty salons,turned entrepreneur.

Christopher Franke
 
Date Born: Monday 6 April 1953
 
Description: Synthesizer, Composer, Germany
 
Summary: Franke joined in 1971 replacing original keyboadist Klaus Schultz.

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

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

Julie Rogers
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 April 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist
 
Summary: Mainly known for the hit song 'The Wedding' in the sixties.

La Costa Tucker
 
Date Born: Friday 6 April 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Has her own band 'The Stone Bridge Band' in the late seventies.

Leo Robin
 
Date Born: Friday 6 April 1900
 
Description: Composer, Lyricist, Song Writer. USA
 
Summary: On 17 January 1967 at Abbey Road Studios Mason recorded the piccolo trumpet solo which is a prominent part of The Beatles' song Penny Lane.

Louie Shelton
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 April 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Known as Louie Shelton, is an American musician (guitarist) and music producer.

Merle Haggard
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Upon his release in 1960, Haggard said it took about four months to get used to being out of the penitentiary and that, at times, he actually wanted to go back in. Haggard was later pardoned by Governor Ronald Reagan.

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

Missy Raines
 
Date Born: Friday 6 April 1962
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: The most decorated bass player in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association- with 7 Bass Player of the Year.

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

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

Vernon Dalhart
 
Date Born: Friday 6 April 1883
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Involved in Opera around the start of the 1900’s. He turned to Hillbilly music and is said to have recorded in over 80 different names.

Warren Haynes
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 April 1960
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Haynes is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov't Mule. Early in his career he was a guitarist for David Allan Coe and The Dickey Betts Band

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, Teacher
 
Summary: Shankar is best known as the teach er of the Sitar to ex Beatle, George Harrison during Harrions career.

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".

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.

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.

Bessie Smith
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 April 1894
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time. Named "The Empress Of The Blues"

Billharris
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 April 1925
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: 1988; inducted into The Doo Wop Hall of Fame in 2001, inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.

Buddy Knox
 
Date Born: Friday 14 April 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Buddy Knox enjoyed a long career in music.

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

Gene Ammons
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 April 1925
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Ammons and Von Freeman were the founders of the Chicago School of tenor saxophone. His style of playing showed influences from Lester Young as well as Ben Webster.

Gloria Jean
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 April 1926
 
Description: Actress, singer, USA
 
Summary: In December 1991, Gloria Jean was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award recognizing her achievements within the film industry as a juvenile performer.

Inez Andrews
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 April 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Andrews became a member of the gospel group The Caravans; she auditioned for Albertina Walker (Queen Of Gospel Music) and Dorothy Norwood, and they sent for her in Chicago. She resided there, and used Chicago as a base for her performing career.

John Gielgud
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 April 1904
 
Description: Actor,UK
 
Summary: Gielgud's crowning achievement, many believe, was Ages of Man, his one-man recital of Shakespearean excerpts which he performed throughout the 1950s and 1960s, winning a Tony Award for the Broadway production, a Grammy Award for his recording of the piece, and an Emmy Award for producer David Susskind for the 1966 telecast on CBS.

Julie Christie
 
Date Born: Monday 14 April 1941
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Christie made a brief appearance in the third Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), playing Madame Rosmerta.

Loretta Lynn
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 April 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lynn’s story is a remarkable one when married at an early age and a grandmother at 32 and Mother of six.

Ritchie Blackmore
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 April 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He was influenced in his youth by early rockers like Hank Marvin and Gene Vincent, and later, country pickers like Chet Atkins.

Rod Stieger
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 April 1925
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Steiger appeared in over 100 motion pictures. He began his acting career in theatre and on live television in the early 1950s.

Sonja Kristina Linwood
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 April 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: An English musician most recognizable as the vocalist for Curved Air.

Trev Warner
 
Date Born: Friday 14 April 1944
 
Description: Multi Instrumentalist
 
Summary: Trev’s recording career is also extensive including the 1997 award winning release “High Rollin’ Bluegrass” with his son Kym Warner. Trev’s CD “Old Memories” combines his love of bluegrass and country music. The CD “Instrumental in Bluegrass” features a fine selection of original, traditional and standard tunes.

Bob Luman
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Blackjack, east Texas to Joe and Lavine Luman. Raised in Nacogdoches he learnt country music from his father who played various string instruments in local amatuer bands.

Clarence Satchell
 
Date Born: Monday 15 April 1940
 
Description: Saxophonist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The Ohio Players are a funk and R&B band with Clarence "Satch" Satchell.

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

Eden Ahbez
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 April 1908
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: Ahbez was discovered living under the Hollywood Sign and became the focus of a media frenzy when Cole's version of "Nature Boy" shot to #1 on the Billboard charts and remained there for eight consecutive weeks

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

Lee Kernaghan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 April 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, Australian
 
Summary: Lee Kernaghan's father Ray and sister, Tania are also successful country musicians in Australia. Parents Ray and Pam Kernaghan and siblings Tania, Greg and Fiona.

Lee Vincent
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 April 1916
 
Description: Bandleader, Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Lee Vincent was an American musician, disk jockey, orchestra leader and musical agent. NP

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

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

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

Michael Ansara
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 April 1922
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ansara also played in the Biblical epics The Robe (1953) as Judas Iscariot, The Ten Commandments (1956) as a taskmaster (uncredited), and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

Michael Kamen
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 April 1948
 
Description: Composer, Film scores
 
Summary: One of Hollywood’s greatest composers with a listing of songs and arrangements to his credit.

Richard Davis
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 April 1930
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Richard Davis, a Chicago native, began his musical career as a singer with his brothers.

Roy Clark
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 April 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1969, Clark and Buck Owens were the hosts of Hee Haw. The show was dropped by CBS Television in 1971 but continued to run in syndication for twenty more years. During its tenure, Clark was a member of the Million Dollar Band.

Samantha Fox
 
Date Born: Monday 15 April 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Model, UK
 
Summary: Fox began a successful singing career, producing three albums in three years (1986-1988)

Susan Ward
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 April 1976
 
Description: Actress, model
 
Summary: Ward began modeling at the age of 13, leaving school and moving to New York to do so, deciding to try her hand at acting several years later.

Tommy Castro
 
Date Born: Friday 15 April 1955
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In May 2010, The Blues Foundation awarded Tommy Castro multiple Blues Music Award honors for Blues Male Artist of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, and with his band, Band of the Year.

Bennie Green
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1923
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: His full tone looked backwards to the swing era yet was open to the influence of R&B.

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

Bobby Robinson
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1917
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Robinson produced numerous million-selling records by such notable performers as Wilbert Harrison, The Shirelles, Lee Dorsey, and Dave "Baby" Cortez.

Bobby Robinson
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1917
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Robinson produced numerous million-selling records by such notable performers as Wilbert Harrison, The Shirelles, Lee Dorsey, and Dave "Baby" Cortez.

Bobby Vinton
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 April 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was the only child of a locally popular bandleader, Stan Vinton -Stanley Vintula, Sr.

Charlie Chaplin
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 April 1889
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He is considered one of the finest mimes and clowns ever captured on film. He greatly influenced other performers.

Colleen Hewett
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 April 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia

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

Dusty Springfield
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Springfield began her solo career in 1963 with the Phil Spector-influenced pop/rock song "I Only Want To Be With You".

Ed Townsend
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 April 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In the R&B world, he is best remembered for his work with Dee Dee Warwick on "I Wanna Be With You","Foolish Fool" and "That's Not Love"

Edie Adams
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 April 1927
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Adams, a Tony Award winner, "both embodied and winked at the stereotypes of fetching chanteuse and sexpot blonde."[

Ellen Barkin
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 April 1955
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Emmy Award Wins include. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Before Women Had Wings 1997.

Gerry Rafferty
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 April 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: In 1978, Gerry Rafferty cut a solo album, City to City, which included the song with which he remains most identified, "Baker Street".

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

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

Jason Scheff
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1962
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: American bassist, singer and songwriter. Since 1985 he has been the bassist and singer for the veteran pop-rock band Chicago.

Jimmy Osmond
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 April 1963
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor
 
Summary: He hit the charts world wide wit the song 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' in 1972.

Johnny Little
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 April 1931
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: One of the masters of the slide guitar born in the USA.

Kurt Maloo
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 April 1953
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, record producer
 
Summary: Swiss singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. He first achieved international success in 1986, as the singer and front man of the pop-jazz duo Double, with the hit single “The Captain of Her Heart”.

Lee Kerslake
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 April 1947
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Kerslake joined Uriah Heep in November 1971, left the band in October 1979, and rejoined them in April 1982.

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

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

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

Robert Stigwood
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1934
 
Description: Impresario, Management, Australia

Roy Hamilton
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 April 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The song ’You Can Have Her’ was his most noted hit in Australia.

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

Selena
 
Date Born: Friday 16 April 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Selena has achieved critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards before and after her death, and selling over 65 million records worldwide.Grammy winner in 1993.

Spike Milligan
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 April 1918
 
Description: Vocalist, Trumpeter, UK
 
Summary: The headstone of Spike Milligan's grave, formerly in the grounds of St Thomas's Winchelsea, East Sussex. his grave here remains unmarked. The epitaph reads Duirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite, Irish for "I told you I was ill."[edit] DeathEven late in life, Milligan's black humour had not deserted him. After the death of Harry Secombe from cancer, he said, "I'm glad he died before me, because I didn't want him to sing at my funeral." A recording of Secombe singing was played at Milligan's memorial service. He also wrote his own obituary, in which he stated repeatedly that he "wrote the Goon show and died".[citation needed] Milligan died from liver disease, at the age of 83, on 27 February 2002, at his home in Rye, East Sussex. On the day of his funeral, 8 March 2002, his coffin was carried to St Thomas's Church in Winchelsea, East Sussex and was draped in the flag of the Republic of Ireland. He had once quipped that he wanted his headstone to bear the words "I told you I was ill." He was buried at St Thomas's cemetery but the Chichester diocese refused to allow this epitaph.

Stefan Grossman
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Herbert and Ruth Grossman. Grossman described his upbringing, in Queens, New York.

T Lavitz
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1956
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer and Producer, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz-rock/fusion keyboardist, composer and producer. He is best known for his work with the Dixie Dregs and Jazz Is Dead.

Vince Hill
 
Date Born: Friday 16 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: "Edelweiss" was to become his signature tune for the rest of his career, that saw him top the bill at the London Palladium and Talk of the Town.

Vince Hill
 
Date Born: Friday 16 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: "Edelweiss" was to become his signature tune for the rest of his career, that saw him top the bill at the London Palladium and Talk of the Town.

Billy Fury
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Fury concentrated less on Rock 'n' Roll and more on mainstream ballads.

Chris Barber
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 April 1930
 
Description: Trombonist, UK
 
Summary: Barber played trombone with Ken Colyer in 1949 and began leading his own bands in which he played trombone and double bass in 1950.

Don Kirshner
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 April 1934
 
Description: Publisher and rock producer
 
Summary: Kirshner wrote his first song, and while carrying bags for Frankie Laine, tried to sell it to the popular star.

James Last
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 April 1929
 
Description: Bandleader, Pianist,USA
 
Summary: Over the course of his career, he has sold well over 100 million albums. James Last has survived the ever changing times since the inception of his music.

Keith Barber
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 April 1947
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: Drummer Keith Barber was born in Kilburn, North West London, England, moved to Melbourne when he was 10 years old

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

Michael Sembello
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 April 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His contribution to that soundtrack was rewarded with a Grammy Award in 1983 for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.

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

Alexander Spence
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 April 1946
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer
 
Summary: A Candadian singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer.

Conan Obrien
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 April 1963
 
Description: Television writer, Actor, USA
 
Summary: O'Brien was born the son of Ruth (née Reardon), an attorney, and Thomas Francis O'Brien, a physician and professor of medicine, both of Irish Catholic descent.

Glen Hardin
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 April 1939
 
Description: Pianist, USA

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

Jane Leeves
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 April 1961
 
Description: Actress,Dancer, UK
 
Summary: Leeves made her screen debut with a small role in the 1983 popular British comedy television show The Benny Hill Show.

Larry Cassidy
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 April 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: An English musician, known for being the singer and bassist of post-punk and electronic band Section 25.

Lennie Baker
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 April 1946
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Baker went on to become a member of the musical group Sha Na Na, doing vocals and playing sax.

Ned Liben
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 April 1953
 
Description: Keyboards, US
 
Summary: Ned Liben was a 1980s duo, composed of Ned "EBN" Liben (synthesizer) and Robert "OZN" Rosen (organ, vocals).

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

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

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

Robert Christgau
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 April 1942
 
Description: Music journalist, USA
 
Summary: One of the earliest professional rock critics, Christgau is known for his terse capsule reviews, published since 1969 in his Consumer Guide columns.

Samantha Jade
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 April 1987
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Australian singer-songwriter and former child model from Perth, Western Australia.

Skip Spence
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 April 1946
 
Description: Drummer, Canada

Tommy Shannon
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 April 1946
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: His primary bass was a battered Arctic White 1964 Fender Jazz Bass with a red tortoise shell pickguard.

Tony Mattola
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 April 1918
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Mottola was one of the most sought after and respected studio musicians in the recording and music industry. He worked extensively with Frank Sinatra and Perry Como.

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

Albert Hammond Jr
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 April 1988
 
Description: Vocalist,Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: An American musician and member of the garage rock band The Strokes in which he mostly plays rhythm guitar.

Alexis Korner
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 April 1928
 
Description: Pianist, France
 
Summary: A major influence on the sound of the British music scene in the 1960s

Amber Lawrence
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 April 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: After graduating from the University of New South Wales with a commerce degree and working for six years as a chartered accountant for Qantas

Ashley Judd
 
Date Born: Friday 19 April 1968
 
Description: Actress
 
Summary: Judd was born the daughter of Naomi Judd, a well-known country music singer and motivational speaker, and Michael Ciminella, Jr. a marketing analyst for the horseracing industry. Judd has a half-sister, Wynonna Judd, who is also a country music singer.

Bobby Russell
 
Date Born: Friday 19 April 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The writer of the hit "Honey" for Bobby Goldsboro.

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

Elinor Donahue
 
Date Born: Monday 19 April 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Tap dancing at the age of 16 months, pert and pretty Elinor Donahue has been entertaining audiences for six decades. Born Mary Eleanor Donahue in Tacoma, Washington in 1937, she appeared as a radio singer and vaudeville dancer while still a mere toddler, then was picked up by Universal Studios at the age of 5.

Genya Ravan
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Singer, producer and leader of all girl group rock bands such as TEN WHEEL DRIVE.

Hugh Obrian
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 April 1925
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: O'Brian was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Hugh John Krampe, a career United States Marine Corps officer, and his wife Edith Krampe.

Jayne Mansfield
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 April 1933
 
Description: Actress, Violinist, USA
 
Summary: Mansfield, of German and English ancestry, was the only child of Herbert William and Vera Palmer. When she was three years old, her father, a lawyer who was in practice with future New Jersey governor Robert B. Meyner, died of a heart attack while driving in a car with his wife and daughter.

Kate Hudson
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 April 1979
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Hudson was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, an actor, comedian, and musician.

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

Michael Stewart
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Bonjoist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Stewart eventually became a successful record producer, with one of his biggest successes being Billy Joel's Piano Man.

Rai Thistlethwayte
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 April 1980
 
Description: Piano, Guitar, Voice
 
Summary: He grew up in the suburb of West Pymble. He has two brothers

Tim Curry
 
Date Born: Friday 19 April 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Aside from his performances on various soundtrack records, Curry has had some success as a solo musical artist. In 1976, he recorded a 9-song album for Lou Adler's Ode Records which was unreleased in its entirely until February 2010

Carmen Electra
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 April 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Model, USA
 
Summary: Electra started her professional career in 1990 as a dancer at Kings Island theme park in Mason, Ohio in the show "It’s Magic", one of more popular shows in the park's history.

Craig Frost
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 April 1948
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Best known as keyboardist for 1970s hard rock band Grand Funk Railroad. YOUTUBE: Grand Funk Railroad: Mark Farner (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Don Bewer (vocals, drums); Mel Schacher (bass). Craig Frost (Keyboards) Recorded live at Madison Square Garden on December 23rd 1972.

Harold Lloyd
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 April 1893
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Lloyd was born in Burchard, Nebraska to James Darsie Lloyd and Elizabeth Fraser; his paternal great-grandparents were from Wales.

James Chance
 
Date Born: Monday 20 April 1953
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer. US
 
Summary: His music is frequently described as combining the freeform playing of Ornette Coleman with the solid funk rhythm of James Brown, though filtered through a punk rock lens.

Jessica Lange
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 April 1949
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Known for the role of the late country singer Patsy Cline in the film ’SWEAT DREAMS’ - 1985

Johnny Tillotson
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Early in 1962, Tillotson recorded a song he had written himself, "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'," inspired by the terminal illness of his father.

Johnny Wyatt
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist

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

Lionel Hampton
 
Date Born: Monday 20 April 1908
 
Description: Vibes, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Known to all as the most famous of all vibraphone players.Known mainly for his outstanding playing, he is also known for his hit - FLYING HOME.

Luther Vandross
 
Date Born: Friday 20 April 1951
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: His first recording credit was as producer of the album Soul Christmas in 1968.

Mickey Welsh
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 April 1971
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Welsh was born April 20, 1971 in Syracuse, New York. He began his career as a Boston-area musician, playing in bands such as Heretix, Chevy Heston, Jocobono, Left Nut, and Slower.

Miranda Kerr
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 April 1983
 
Description: Model, Australian
 
Summary: She is the first Australian to participate in the Victoria's Secret campaign and also represents Australian fashion chain David Jones.

Richard Delvy
 
Date Born: Monday 20 April 1942
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He was known for being one of the first pioneers of surf music.Delvy helped produce many known and unknown artists and was involved in all aspects of the music business.

Tony Barber - Bassist
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 April 1963
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: A former bassist of the British pop-punk band Buzzcocks.

Wade Hayes
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 April 1969
 
Description: Vocalist

Alan Warner
 
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: English guitarist and member of "The Foundations" during the sixties.

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

Anthony Quinn
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 April 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: As a young man Quinn boxed professionally to earn money, then studied art and architecture. After a short time performing on the stage, Quinn launched his film career performing character roles in the 1936 films Parole.

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

Carl Belew
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 April 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
 
Summary: Belew wrote "Am I That Easy to Forget," a Top 40 pop hit for actress Debbie Reynolds that was later recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, Skeeter Davis, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves, and Leon Russell. Belew's own rendition hit the Top Ten in 1959.

Carol Kaye
 
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK
 
Summary: They were probably Britain's only serious rivals to the Beverley Sisters as a closely harmonising girl group. They had great popularity during the mid to late 1950s and were frequently seen on TV and in the charts.

Charles Grodin
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 April 1935
 
Description: Actor, Talk show host
 
Summary: Grodin's career took a turn in 1992, when he played the nervous family man in the kids' comedy Beethoven, opposite Bonnie Hunt.

Clara Ward (the Famous Ward Singers)
 
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Associated acts The Ward Singers, The Ward Trio, The Clara Ward Specials, Willa Ward Singers, Gertrude Ward Singers

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

Don Cornell
 
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1919
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Don Cornell, born Luigi Valero, was a big voiced baritone who was born in New York City.

Ian Carr
 
Date Born: Friday 21 April 1933
 
Description: Trumpet, Composer of music, Scottish
 
Summary: Carr worked as a session musician in non-jazz contexts, with Nico, No-Man, Faultline, and others. He also doubled up on flugelhorn.

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

Ira Louvin
 
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1924
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter
 
Summary: Known professionally as Ira Louvin, was an American country music singer, mandolinist and songwriter.

Nicole Sullivan
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 April 1970
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, Comedian and Voice artist. USA
 
Summary: In 1995, she beat out several people for a starring role on the sketch comedy show, MADtv.

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

Slide Hampton
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 April 1932
 
Description: Trombonist, U.S.A.
 
Summary: He has worked with jazz greats such as Lionel Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman etc. A two time Grammy winner in 2005 for his arranging.

Tony Danza
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 April 1951
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: American actor best known for TV series Taxi and Who's the Boss?, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. In 1998, Danza won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for his work on the 1997 sitcom The Tony Danza Show.

Tony Macaulay
 
Date Born: Friday 21 April 1944
 
Description: Comoser of music, UK
 
Summary: In the early 1960s he worked as a song plugger for Essex Publishing, then moved to Pye Records as a record producer.

Aaron Spelling
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1923
 
Description: Producer, Actor, Singer, Dancer, Television Producer, USA
 
Summary: Spelling was born in Dallas, Texas, to Polish Jewish immigrant parents. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Bull Moose Jackson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 April 1919
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he learned to play the saxophone and started his first band, The Harlem Hotshots, while he was still in high school.

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

Cleve Francis
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He went to college with a masters degree in biology he moved to medical college in Virginia.

Daniel Johns
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1979
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Daniel Johns grew up in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Eddie Albert
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1906
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Albert was born in 1906 in Illinois. His year of birth sometimes shown as 1908, this is incorrect. While many Hollywood figures have often given years of birth later than their true ones. The motivation in this case was that Albert's parents were unmarried when Albert was born but had married by 1908.

Glen Campbell
 
Date Born: Friday 22 April 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Campbell's hits include "Gentle On My Mind", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Southern Nights" and "Rhinestone Cowboy".

Howard Wyeth
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 April 1944
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Also was a member of "The Howard Wyeth Ragtime Band"

Jack Nicholson
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 April 1937
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Probably one of the best actors to watch and get a laugh out of him or scare yourself to death.

Jason Stollsteimer
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 April 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: An American vocalist and guitarist for the American indie rock band The Von Bondies. Stollsteimer also is the main songwriter and producer of the Von Bondies.

Laurel Aitken
 
Date Born: Friday 22 April 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Cuba of mixed Cuban and Jamaican descent, Aitken and his family settled in Jamaica in 1938.

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

Albert King
 
Date Born: Monday 23 April 1923
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Worked with the greats such as Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin etc.

Bobby Rosengarden
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 April 1924
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Rosengarden became a busy studio musician, recording with Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Skitch Henderson, Quincy Jones, Peter Nero, Gil Evans/Miles Davis,etc. YOUTUBE: Milt Hinton doing one of his favorite tunes: Old Man Time at the 1992 Mid-America Jazz Festival in St Louis, Mo. Derek Smith on piano & Bobby Rosengarden on drums-aka THE TRIO.

Bobby Rosengarden
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 April 1924
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Rosengarden became a busy studio musician, recording with Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Skitch Henderson, Quincy Jones, Peter Nero, Gil Evans/Miles Davis,etc. YOUTUBE: Milt Hinton doing one of his favorite tunes: Old Man Time at the 1992 Mid-America Jazz Festival in St Louis, Mo. Derek Smith on piano & Bobby Rosengarden on drums-aka THE TRIO.

Bobby Rosengarden
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 April 1924
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Rosengarden became a busy studio musician, recording with Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Skitch Henderson, Quincy Jones, Peter Nero, Gil Evans/Miles Davis,etc. YOUTUBE: Milt Hinton doing one of his favorite tunes: Old Man Time at the 1992 Mid-America Jazz Festival in St Louis, Mo. Derek Smith on piano & Bobby Rosengarden on drums-aka THE TRIO.

Frank Osmond Carr
 
Date Born: Friday 23 April 1858
 
Description: Composer of music, lyricist, UK
 
Summary: An English composer who wrote the music for some of the earliest musical comedies.

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

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

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

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

Roy Orbison
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 April 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer,USA
 
Summary: Orbison was born the second son of Nadine Shults and Orbie Lee Orbison.

Sandra Dee
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 April 1942
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born to John and Mary in Bayonne, New Jersey, who later divorced. Her mother was of Rusyn ancestry.

Shirley Temple
 
Date Born: Monday 23 April 1928
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, Vocalist
 
Summary: Temple is the only person, besides The Beatles themselves, who appears more than once on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. She appears as a cut-out in the last row and a Shirley Temple doll.

Barbra Streisand
 
Date Born: Friday 24 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Director, USA
 
Summary: Barbara Streisand was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family. Her father, Emanuel Streisand, a grammar school teacher who emigrated from Vienna, Austria, died when she was 15 months old, she had a turbulent relationship with her stepfather, Louis Kind. She has a half-sister from her mother's second marriage, Roslyn Kind, who was also a performer.

Denise Scott
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 April 1955
 
Description: Comedian, Australia
 
Summary: Denise is a Melbourne-based stand-up comedian, actor and radio personality.

Doug Clifford
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 April 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A member of Creedence Clearwater Revival. After CCR broke up, Clifford and former CCR bassist Stu Cook joined Don Harrison in the Don Harrison Band and also issued a solo album.

Ed Roberts
 
Date Born: Friday 24 April 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Ed Roberts was a member of Ruby & The Romantics was an American early 1960s R'n'B group, frequently considered a one-hit wonder, which topped the charts once with 1963's "Our Day Will Come".

Glenn Cornick
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 April 1947
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Bass player and original member of the rock band, Jethro Tull. Replaced by Jeffrey Hammond.

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

Jill Ireland
 
Date Born: Friday 24 April 1936
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Born in London, England, Ireland was best known for her many films with her second husband, Charles Bronson, in the 1970s, and for her portrayal of Leila Kalomi in the Star Trek episode "This Side of Paradise".

Joe Henderson
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 April 1937
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: From a very large family with five sisters and nine brothers, Henderson was encouraged by his parents and an older brother James T. to study music. Early musical interests included drums, piano, saxophone and composition.P/E

John Williams - (guitarist)
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 April 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia,
 
Summary: One of the worlds most outstanding and respected guitarists. John Williams is known for his classical work and jazz.

Kelly Clarkson
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 April 1982
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, actress, USA
 
Summary: The third child to mother, Jeanne Ann Rose of Greek and Irish decent, and father Stephen Clarkson of Welsh decent, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, a former engineer.

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

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

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

Robert Knight
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: His first recording, "Everlasting Love", written by label owners Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden.

Shirley Maclaine
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 April 1934
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Named after Shirley Temple, MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia's Bellevue neighborhood. Her father, Ira Owens Beaty, was a professor of psychology, public school administrator and real estate agent, and her mother, Kathlyn Corinne, was a Nova Scotia born drama teacher; her grandparents were also teachers.

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

Bob Russell (songwriter)
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 April 1914
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: 2004 he was posthumously awarded the ASCAP lifetime achievement award in "Pop" music

Cliff Bruner
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 April 1915
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: He learned to play fiddle, and traveled with medicine shows to begin his musical career.

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

Ed Kuepper
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 April 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Record producer, Australia
 
Summary: Kuepper was awarded ARIAs in 1993 and 1994 for Best Independent Australian Release (and nominated for similar awards in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998). He was probably Australia's most prolific recording artist in the early nineties.

Ella Fitzgerald
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 April 1917
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in Newport News, Virginia, the child of a common law marriage between William and Temperance Fitzgerald. The pair separated soon after her birth and she and her mother moved to Yonkers, New York, with Joseph Da Silva. Fitzgerald's half-sister, Frances Da Silva, was born in 1923.P/E

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

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

Jerry Leiber
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 April 1933
 
Description: Composer, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Leiber and Stoller went into the record business and, focusing on the "girl group" sound, released some of the greatest classics of the Brill Building period.

Michael Brown
 
Date Born: Monday 25 April 1949
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He is best known as the principal songwriter for the 1960s baroque pop outfit "The Left Banke" and for writing their two hits Walk Away Renee and Pretty Ballerina.

Renee Zellweger
 
Date Born: Friday 25 April 1969
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 2004 Zellweger received her first Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress in Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain opposite Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.

Stevw Ferrone
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 April 1950
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Ferrone played with the band Bloodstone, appearing on their 1975 album Riddle of the Sphinx. He then began playing with Brian Auger's band Oblivion Express, which had previously featured drummer Robbie McIntosh.

Stu Cook
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 April 1945
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Stu Cook, born in Stanton, California and played bass guitar for American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Tony Christie
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 April 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Tony Christie is certainly a pleasure to listen to. His mother was English and his father came from Ireland.

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

Bobby Rydell
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, he portrayed Hugo Peabody in the movie version of Bye Bye Birdie with Ann Margret and Dick Van Dyke.

Carol Burnett
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 April 1933
 
Description: Actress, Comedian, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Texas to Jody Burnett and his wife Louise Burnett. Both of her parents suffered from alcoholism, and at a young age she was left with her grandmother,

Charlie Chester
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 April 1914
 
Description: Radio and Television
 
Summary: In 1961, Chester starred in a BBC series called Charlie Chester On Laughter Service, a music and comedy show which visited military bases throughout Britain.

Claudine Clark
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Clark grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She began recording in 1958 for the Herald record label then moved to Gotham.

Dave Edmunds
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 April 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, UK
 
Summary: He was the musical director for a television special starring Carl Perkins, with assorted guests including George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Rosanne Cash.

Duane Eddy
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 April 1938
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He was mainly known for the new twangy guitar sound in the late fifties and early sixties.

Gary Wright
 
Date Born: Monday 26 April 1943
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: A personal friend of George Harrison, appeared in a TV show at the age of 7. He was born and raised in Cresskill, New Jersey, and attended Tenafly High School.

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

Jimmy Giuffre
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 April 1921
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Formed 1950’s trio playing in the cool era of jazz music were one of the best jazz trio’s around.

Johnny Shines
 
Date Born: Monday 26 April 1915
 
Description: Guitarist, Slide Gutar, USA
 
Summary: He made his first recording in 1946 for Columbia Records, but the takes were never released. He later recorded for Chess and was once again denied.

Jules C. Stein
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 April 1896
 
Description: Violinist, Physician, and Business leader, USA
 
Summary: Stein played the violin and saxophone to help finance his studies, and his success in arranging band dates led to his move from medicine to show business.

Kevin James
 
Date Born: Monday 26 April 1965
 
Description: Actor. Comedian, USA
 
Summary: James began doing stand-up comedy in 1989, making his debut at the East Side Comedy Club in Long Island

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

Maurice Williams
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 April 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Maurice Williams was born in South Carolina. His first experience with music was in the church, where his mother and sister both performed.

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

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

Roger Taylor
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 April 1960
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Roger Taylor born 1960 in England is the drummer for the electronic pop, rock band Duran Duran.

Ron Dayton
 
Date Born: Friday 26 April 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Ronny and the Daytonas were centered around singer,guitarist, songwriter John "Bucky" Wilkin. The son of country tunesmith Marijohn Wilkin, best known for composing "Long Black Veil" and "One Day At a Time".

Teddy Edwards
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 April 1924
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz tenor saxophonist based on the West Coast of the US.

Bud Shank
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 April 1926
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Shank, another west coaster was an alto saxophone player.

Casey Kasem
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 April 1932
 
Description: Disc Jockey, USA
 
Summary: Kasem, whose radio career started in the mid-1950s in Detroit at WJBK, developed his rock-trivia persona from his work as a disc jockey in the early 1960s at KYA in San Francisco and KEWB in Oakland, California.

Freddie Waits
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 April 1943
 
Description: Drummer, US
 
Summary: Sessions drummer,also has worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Percy Mayfield etc. YOUTUBE: Blue Holizon Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, Jul. 23, 1982 Eric Gale's Band Miles Jaye, Ted Lo, Jeff Medina, Neddy Smith, Winston Grennan, Freddie Waits, Nasser Nasser

Jack Klugman
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 April 1922
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: A struggling actor in New York City, Klugman was a roommate of another starving actor, Charles Bronson, before the two became successful.

James Bonamy
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 April 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bonamy's first musical performance was in a program called "Country Music USA" at the Opryland USA theme park in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jim Keltner
 
Date Born: Monday 27 April 1942
 
Description: Drummer - USA
 
Summary: He and Starr were the drummers on the Concert for Bangladesh, rock music's first charity benefit, initiated by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, in August 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Maxine Brown
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 April 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American country music singer, who was originally a member of the successful singing group, The Browns.

Sandy Dennis
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 April 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Dennis was born the daughter of Yvonne, a secretary, and Jack Dennis, a postal clerk. She had a brother, Frank.

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

Sheena Easton
 
Date Born: Monday 27 April 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Scotland
 
Summary: Easton was the youngest of six children of a steel mill laborer, Alex Orr, and his wife Annie. Her siblings included brothers Robert and Alex and sisters Marilyn, Annessa and Morag. Her earliest known public performance as a singer was at the age of five, when in 1964.

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

Bruno Kirby
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 April 1991
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His best-known roles include a colleague of Albert Brooks' film editor in Modern Romance, a talkative limo driver in This Is Spinal Tap (1984), the jealous, comedically-impaired U.S. Army officer Lt. Hauk in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Caroline Cassidy
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 April 1923
 
Description: American writer associated with the Beat Generation

Duane West
 
Date Born: Monday 28 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: West was a member of the Sonny James band "Southern Gentlemen" and later "The Jordinairs".

Eddie Jobson
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 April 1955
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Jobson began playing the piano at age 7 and violin at age 8. Later he attended Bede Hall Grammar School, leaving at age 16. At that point he joined the band Fat Grapple, playing locally in venues such as Redcar Jazz Club.

Felix Bernard
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 April 1897
 
Description: Composer, Conductor, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: His writing credits include the popular songs Winter Wonderland and Dardanella.

Jessica Alba
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 April 1981
 
Description: American model, television and film actress.
 
Summary: Jessica Alba and her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, when she was an infant. Three years later, her Air Force father brought the family back to California

Jimmy Barnes
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 April 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Barnes arrived in Adelaide, South Australia with his family on 7 January 1961 and they eventually settled in Elizabeth. Shortly afterward, Barnes' parents divorced. His mother Dorothy soon remarried, to a clerk named Reg Barnes.

John Tchicai
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 April 1936
 
Description: Saxophonist, Denmark
 
Summary: He played on John Coltrane's Ascension, and Albert Ayler's New York Eye and Ear Control, both influential free jazz recordings.

John Wolters
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 April 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: John Wolters joined the band in 1973. Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show was a pop-country rock band formed around Union City, New Jersey in 1968.

Jorge Garcia
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 April 1973
 
Description: American actor and comedian, USA
 
Summary: García was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Dora Mesa, is a Cuban-born professor, and his father, Humberto Garcia, is a Chilean-born doctor

Carl Gardner
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 April 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: A singer best known as the foremost member and founder of The Coasters.

Celeste Holme
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 April 1919
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The most successful of these were the comedy The Tender Trap 1955 and the musical High Society 1956.

Daniel Day- Lewis
 
Date Born: Monday 29 April 1957
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He came to be noticed in the film 'A Room With A View' in 1986. By 1989 he appeared in 'My Left Foot' which gave him numorous awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Duke Ellington
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 April 1899
 
Description: Pianist, Band leader, USA
 
Summary: Ellington was to James Edward Ellington and Daisy Kennedy Ellington who lived in the home of his maternal grandparents at 2129 Ward Place, NW in Washington, D.C. Daisy and J.E. were both piano players

Duke Ellington 100 Years
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 April 1899
 
Description: Pianist, Band leader, USA
 
Summary: Edward Kennedy Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 to James Edward Ellington and Daisy Kennedy Ellington who lived in the home of his maternal grandparents.

Errol Buddle
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 April 1928
 
Description: Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Flautist, Australia
 
Summary: Placed in "Down Beat" and "Metronome" magazine polls three years running. On tenor saxophone and other instruments.

George Adams
 
Date Born: Monday 29 April 1940
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Best known for his work with Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Roy Haynes and in the quartet he co-led with pianist Don Pullen, featuring bassist Cameron Brown and drummer Dannie Richmond.

Hugh Hopper
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 April 1945
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: Starting in 1963 as bassist with The Daevid Allen Trio, alongside drummer Robert Wyatt, he alternated between free jazz and rhythm and blues. YOUTUBE: "Big Bombay" Composed by Hugh Hopper, in loving memory. Performed by BONE: Nick Didkovsky - guitar Hugh Hopper - bass John Roulat - drums

Jerry Seinfeld
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 April 1954
 
Description: Television, stand-up, film, USA
 
Summary: Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Kalman, was of Galician Jewish background and owned a sign-making company.

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

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

Leslie Howard
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 April 1947
 
Description: Pianist and composer.
 
Summary: He has been described as "a master of a tradition of pianism in serious danger of dying out" by The Guardian.

Lonnie Donegan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 April 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Donegan adopted the name Lonnie from his idol Lonnie Johnson. He wrote "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" for Tom Jones in 1969), and he began to play on the American cabaret circuit.

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

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

Tammi Terrell
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: From 1967 onwards she recorded a series of duets with Marvin Gaye.

Thomas Beecham
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 April 1879
 
Description: Conductor, UK
 
Summary: Beecham was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England in a house adjoining the Beecham's Pills factory founded by his grandfather Thomas Beecham 1820–1907.

Tom Ewell
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 April 1909
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He claimed never to have seen any of his films, including The Seven Year Itch, and had only ever seen glimpses of himself onscreen when his wife was watching television.

Tommy James
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 April 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
 
Summary: Best remembered for the hit ’Crimson and Clover ’

Uma Thurman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 April 1970
 
Description: Actress, US
 
Summary: Her breakthrough came in her role as Cecile de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons. Actresses Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer earned Oscar nominations for their performances.

Al Lewis
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 April 1910
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He attended Thomas Jefferson High School, from which he left in his junior year. He later attended Oswego State Teachers College.

Bobby Vee
 
Date Born: Friday 30 April 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Known primarily as a performer of Brill Building pop material, he went on to record a string of international hits in the 1960s.His father Sidney played the violin and piano, his uncle played sax, and his two older brothers, Bill and Sidney, Jr. both played guitar.

Buddy Arnold
 
Date Born: Friday 30 April 1926
 
Description: SaxophoneTenor, Clarinet, Flute
 
Summary: In 1951 he began playing regularly again, touring with Buddy DeFranco, then worked with Jerry Wald, Tex Beneke, Elliot Lawrence, Stan Kenton, etc.

Cloris Leachman
 
Date Born: Friday 30 April 1926
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The eldest of three sisters, was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Cloris and Buck Leachman, who owned a lumber company. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1944.

Eve Arden
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 April 1907
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born to Lucille and Charles Peter Quedens. Her parents divorced when she was a child. Arden said that she was an insecure child, declaring later in life that she needed therapy.

Gary Collins
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 April 1938
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Collins was married to former Miss America (1959), Mary Ann Mobley, from 1967 until his death in 2012; they were separated in 2011

Jerry Lordan
 
Date Born: Monday 30 April 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , UK
 
Summary: As a child he taught himself to play piano and guitar. "Apache" is the number for which Jerry will always be best remembered although he wrote many more instrumentals for the Shadows- including "Wonderful Land" and "Diamonds" for Jet Harris & Tony Meehan- both of them number #1s.

Jill Clayburgh
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 April 1944
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born into a theatrical production secretary for David Merrick, and Albert Henry "Bill" Clayburgh, a manufacturing executive. Clayburgh's family was Jewish and upper class, she was raised in a "fashionable" neighborhood in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Johnny Horton
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 April 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Horton was born in Los Angeles but raised in the town of Rusk in east Texas. His family trekked back and forth from California often as migrant fruit pickers but always returned to the Rusk/Gallatin area in East Texas.

Kirsten Dunst
 
Date Born: Friday 30 April 1982
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Dunst is of German descent on her father's side (she obtained German citizenship in 2011 and now holds dual citizenship with the United States and Germany and of Swedish descent on her mother's side.

Max Merritt
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, New Zealand
 
Summary: He is best known for his 1976 hit "Slippin' Away" (with his band Max Merritt & The Meteors, the song reached #2 on the Australian charts.

Mike Deacon
 
Date Born: Monday 30 April 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Mike Deakon was a member "Juicy Lucy" before joining the blues-rock group 'Vinegar Joe' in September 1972,

Nikki Webster
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 April 1987
 
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Model, Australia
 
Summary: Her first appearance on stage was at the age of four and she appeared in her first commercial at the age of six, a Twisties commercial. In 1994, she was a member of the cast of Aladdin and made a guest appearance on Home And Away.

Robert Shaw - (conductor)
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 April 1916
 
Description: Condutor of music
 
Summary: Shaw recorded for a variety of labels, beginning with a single record for American Decca and numerous releases on RCA Victor during the 78 rpm era. From the late 1970s, most of his recordings appeared on the Telarc label.

Sheldon Harnick
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 April 1924
 
Description: Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock were presented with the 18th Annual York Theatre Company's prestigious Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre in 2009.

The Reverend Gary Davis
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 April 1896
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: "Gary Davis took you out of playing baby guitar and made you play it like a grown man." -Taj Mahal

 
 
 
 
 
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