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

DHANI HARRISON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 August 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Like his father, Dhani Harrison showed a keen interest in Formula One auto racing. He accompanied George to Grand Prix races around the world.

DOM DeLUISE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 August 1933
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: DeLuise was born to Italian American parents Vincenza "Jennie" and John DeLuise, who was a civil servant.

FRANCIS SCOTT KEY - "The Star-Spangled Banner."
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 August 1779
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: The author of America’s national anthem, Francis Scott Key, was born on August 1, 1779 on his parents’ plantation “Terra Rubra” in Frederick, Maryland.

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

LIONEL BART
 
Date Born: Friday 1 August 1930
 
Description: Composer, Arranger, Band leader
 
Summary: Bart was born the youngest of seven surviving children and grew up in Stepney. His father worked as a tailor in a garden shed in London E1.

LLOYD BREVETT
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 August 1931
 
Description: Double bass
 
Summary: He toured many countries of the world with The Skatalites.

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

MORRIS STOLOFF
 
Date Born: Monday 1 August 1898
 
Description: Musical composer. USA
 
Summary: He won three Oscars for best scores, including those for Cover Girl (1944), The Jolson Story (1946), and Song Without End (1960), and was nominated 14 other times.

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

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

ROB BUCK
 
Date Born: Friday 1 August 1958
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: An American Vocalist, Guitarist and a founding member and guitarist of 10,000 Maniacs.

ROBERT CRAY
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Cray started playing guitar in his early teens. At Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia. Originally, Robert Cray wanted to become an architect.

ANDREW GOLD
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 August 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A prolific session musician, Gold joined the family business: his mother is singer Marni Nixon who provided the singing voice for numerous well-known actresses, notably Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn, his father was the late Academy Award-winning composer Ernest Gold.

ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW
 
Date Born: Monday 2 August 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: Fairweather Low first found fame as a founder member of the pop group Amen Corner in the late 1960s.

CARROLL OCONNOR
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 August 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: O'Connor, an Irish American, was one of three children born in the Bronx, New York, the son of Elise Patricia and Edward Joseph O'Connor who was a New York City lawyer. O'Connor's mother educated the future actor about language and life in The Bronx, New York.

DORIS KENNER JACKSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: The Shirelles were an American girl group in the early 1960s, and the first to have a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100.

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

FRANK SEBASTYAN
 
Date Born: Monday 2 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalists,Compere, Australia
 
Summary: One of Adelaide's original Rock 'N' Roll entertainers with Frank's interests started in the fifties and is still going strong today.

GARTH HUDSON
 
Date Born: Monday 2 August 1937
 
Description: Keyboards, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Garth Hudson's parents, Fred James Hudson and Olive Louella Pentland, were musicians. His mother played piano, accordion and sang. His father played drums, C melody saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano.

GENE KELLY
 
Date Born: Friday 2 August 1912
 
Description: Musician, Actor, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Gene was the third son of James Kelly, a phonograph salesman, and Harriet Curran, who were both children of Irish Roman Catholic immigrants.

HANK COCHRAN
 
Date Born: Friday 2 August 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1960, and in 1961 teamed up with Harlan Howard to write "I Fall to Pieces" that became a major hit for Patsy Cline.

HELEN MORGAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 August 1900
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Helen was born in rural Danville, Illinois. Her father was a farmer and a schoolteacher. After her mother remarried, she changed the last name to "Morgan

MARY LOUISE PARKER
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 August 1964
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker, from South Carolina, was born in 1964, the youngest of the family. She showed potential in her teens and majored in acting in her college years, graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

MASSIEL
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 August 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Spain
 
Summary: A professionally known as Massiel, is a Spanish pop singer.

MYRNA LOY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 August 1905
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Loy was born the daughter of Adelle Mae and rancher David Franklin Williams. She was of Welsh and Scottish ancestry. Her father was also a banker and real estate developer and the youngest man ever elected to the Montana state legislature. Her mother studied music at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.

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

BUDDY BISHOP
 
Date Born: Friday 3 August 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: Buddy came from a fairly musical family. His father could play several brass band instruments as well as button accordion and concertina, his mother played the piano and both could read music.

CHARLIE SHAVERS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 August 1920
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He was also an arranger and composer, and one of his compositions, "Undecided", is a jazz standard.

GORDON STOKER
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 August 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He joined the group in 1950 and has put his stamp on the group as he remains in the group, dated 2005.

JIMMY NICOL
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 August 1939
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: For a short time, Nicol also worked as a drum repairer for (UK) musical instrument distributor Boosey & Hawkes

JOHN LANDIS
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 August 1950
 
Description: Actor, Film Director, USA
 
Summary: Landis was born the son of Shirley Levine and Marshall David Landis, an interior decorator. Although he is mostly known for his influential comedies and his music videos with Michael Jackson

JOHN YORK
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 August 1946
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: York was a member of the Byrds for aroun a year. He was also a member of "Sir Douglas Quintet".

MARTIN SHEEN
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 August 1940
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Sheen was born Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Mary Ann, an immigrant from County Tipperary, Ireland, and Francisco Estévez, a Galician factory worker and machinery inspector from Parderrubias, Galicia, Spain.

NADIA ALI
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 August 1980
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Libia
 
Summary: A Pakistani American singer-songwriter, the former front-woman and songwriter of the band iiO, whose 2001 hit Rapture reached #2 on the UK Singles chart.

RICHARD ADLER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 August 1921
 
Description: Composer of music, lyricist, USA
 
Summary: After establishing their partnership, Adler and Ross quickly became proteges of composer/lyricist/publisher Frank Loesser.

WHITNEY DUNCAN
 
Date Born: Friday 3 August 1984
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, USA

ALAN LIGHT
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1966
 
Description: Journalist
 
Summary: Light had been an intern at Rolling Stone during their 20th Anniversary year while still a student.

ANDY HALLETT
 
Date Born: Monday 4 August 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He is best known for the character Lorne that he played in the television series "Angel".

CLETIS CARR
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 August 1959
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer. Australia
 
Summary: Carr moved to Australia in 1986 for an intended holiday with family there. Within days, he had a job at a local music store and had joined two bands.

CLITIS CARR
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 August 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, song writer, USA
 
Summary: Cletis Carr is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer.

DON BRUCE
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of The Jordanaires are an American singing group formed in 1948 in Springfield, Missouri. YOUTUBE: Dennis Daily shares another of his more than 200 "American Montage" broadcasts from his days with the old UPI Radio Network. In this episode, Dennis takes us to Nashville where he talks to Ray Walker, bass singer for The Jordanaires; they discuss the history of that record-breaking group.

ELBERRY HOBBS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 August 1936
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: The group were known as the new Drifters and Ben E. King.

FRANK LUTHER
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 August 1900
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He was raised on a farm near Hutchinson, Kansas, where his father dealt in livestock and trotting horses.

FRANKIE FORD
 
Date Born: Friday 4 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He is known all over the world as the "New Orleans Dynamo".

HARRY LAUDER
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1870
 
Description: Vocalist, Music hall comedian, Scotland
 
Summary: When World War I broke out, Lauder was in Melbourne on one of his Australian tours. He was, at one time, the highest-paid performer in the world, making the equivalent of £12,700 a night plus expenses.

HELEN KANE
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1904
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Helen Kane dolls and Helen Kane look-alike contests, appearances on radio and in nightclubs. This cult following reached its peak in late 1928 and stayed there until early 1929.

HERB ELLIS
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1921
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Ellis has recorded, toured or appeared on TV with some of the biggest names in jazz including Oscar Petterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, etc.

JESSICA MAUBOY
 
Date Born: Friday 4 August 1989
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Her double platinum debut single, "Running Back" featuring Flo Rida, won the 2009 ARIA Music Award for "Highest Selling Single".

JOHNNY MADDOX
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1927
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Maddox performed on numerous popular TV shows in the 1950s.

KEN KITCHING
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1932
 
Description: Steel Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: He made his own six string guitar when he was aged 16, also a Perina Double 10 pedal steel guitar with a clip on Anapeg lap steel.

LARRY KNECHTEL
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 August 1940
 
Description: Keyboardist, Session musician, USA
 
Summary: Knechtel was proficient in other instruments, notably the harmonica and also the electric bass guitar, which can be heard on "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds, "Stoney End" by Barbra Streisand, and on tracks by The Doors.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 August 1901
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Armstrong was born the son of William Armstrong (1881–1922), abandoned the family when Louis was an infant. His mother, Mary Albert Armstrong (1886–1942), then left Louis and his younger sister Beatrice Armstrong Collins (1903–1987) in the care of his grandmother, Josephine Armstrong.

MAUREEN STARKEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 August 1946
 
Summary: Mary Cox was born in Liverpool, England, the only child of Joseph Cox, a ship steward, and his wife Florence Barrett.

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

ROBIN CROSBY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 August 1959
 
Description: Guiarist, Composer of songs, USA
 
Summary: Crosby joined Ratt towards the end of 1981 and would end up co-writing many of Ratt's songs including "Round and Round", "Wanted Man" and "Lay it Down".

ADAM YAUCH
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 August 1945
 
Description: Bass Guitarist, Vocalist
 
Summary: He learned to play the bass, and played his first show with the Beastie Boys.

ANGRY ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 August 1947
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor, Presenter , Australia
 
Summary: Angry Anderson is an Australian rock singer, television presenter, reporter and actor.

BOBBY BRADDOCK
 
Date Born: Monday 5 August 1940
 
Description: Pianist, Saxophonist, Composer
 
Summary: Bobby Braddock is one of the most highly regarded and respected song-writers in Nashville.

DAVID HUNGATE
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 August 1948
 
Description: Bassist, Vocalistt, USA
 
Summary: Hungate played on Toto's first four records, including multiple Grammy award-winning album, Toto IV.

DJ AJAX
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 August 1971
 
Description: Disc Jockey (DJ) Australia
 
Summary: An Australian Electronic Dance Music DJ known for playing a wide range of styles, including electro, techno and electroclash.

JIM WEBB
 
Date Born: Monday 5 August 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Producer
 
Summary: Jimmy Webb was born to Robert Lee Webb, a Baptist minister and former member of the United States Marine Corps who presided over rural churches in southwestern Oklahoma and west Texas. With his mother's encouragement, Webb learned piano and organ and by the age of 12 was playing in the choir of his father's churches.

JOHN HUSTON
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 August 1906
 
Description: Actor, Film Director, USA
 
Summary: The son of Canadian born actor, Walter Huston, and Rhea Gore, a sports reporter, he was of Scots-Irish descent on his father's side, his ancestral surname was Houston[, and English and Welsh on his mother's.

JOHN VINCENT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 August 1941
 
Description: Communications, Radio
 
Summary: One of the nicest guys on radio during his career.

LONI ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Monday 5 August 1946
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Anderson was born to Carl K. Anderson and Maxine H. Kallin. As she tells it in her autobiography, My Life in High Heels.

NAT AYER
 
Date Born: Friday 5 August 1887
 
Description: Actor, Composer, Lyricist, Pianist. USA
 
Summary: He made most of his career composing and performing in England in Edwardian musical comedy and revue.

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

RANDY HOBBS
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 August 1945
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Bass player for the Rock group The McCoys Hang On Sloopy. Also Played bass for Johnny Winter from 1970-1976.

RICK DERRINGER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 August 1947
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band "The McCoys" recorded the No.1 hit "Hang On Sloopy" in the summer of 1965.

RICK HUXLEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 August 1942
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Rick Huxley was one of the best known bass players during the sixties, his name recognition is only a little behind that of Paul McCartney.

SAMANTHA SANG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: By the age of fifteen Samantha had her first hit record titled "You Made Me What I Am". This gave her "Best Female Vocalist Award".

TERRI CLARK
 
Date Born: Monday 5 August 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Canada
 
Summary: Terri's grandparents Ray and Betty Gauthier were both noted Canadian country musicians, and her mother belonged to the folk scene.

VERN GOSDIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 August 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: As the sixth child in a family of nine, Vern Gosdin began singing in a church in Woodland, Al. where his mother played piano.

ABBEY LINCOLN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 August 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She continues to perform and can often be found at the Blue Note in New York City.

ANDY WARHOL
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1928
 
Description: Painter, Record Producer. USA
 
Summary: Andy Warhol was the third child of his parents, Ondrej Warhola and Julia Warhola. Warhol coined the phrase 15 minutes of fame.

BUDDY COLLETTE
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 August 1921
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: In 1996, the Library of Congress commissioned Collette to write and perform a special big band concert to highlight his long career.

CATHERINE HICKS
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Hicks was born in New York City, the daughter of Jackie, a homemaker, and Walter Hicks, an electronics salesman.

DARYL SOMERS
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, TV Host, Drummer
 
Summary: Born the son of a dairy farmer and a cabaret singer, Somers rose to national fame as the host of the long-running comedy-variety program Hey Hey It's Saturday.

DAVID CAMPBELL
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1973
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Australian singer, stage performer and television presenter. He has performed and recorded many different genres of music from rock to classics. He is the son of singer Jimmy Barnes

DONNA LEWIS
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1973
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer
 
Summary: During the early 2000s Lewis was featured as a guest vocalist on several trance music/house music recordings.

ELLIOT SMITH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 August 1969
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: At the age of nine, Smith began playing the piano, and at 10 began learning guitar on a small acoustic guitar.

ELLITOT SMITH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 August 1969
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: After playing in the rock band Heatmiser for several years, Smith began his solo career in 1994, with releases on the independent record labels Cavity Search and Kill Rock Stars (KRS).

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

GERI HALLIWELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 August 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK
 
Summary: An English pop singer and songwriter, television personality, and actress, and became famous (under the nickname of "Ginger Spice"

JIMMY RICKS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 August 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Ravens were one of the first "Doo Wop" groups during World War II and also one of the first to join the rock and roll ranks.

JOHN CONGAS
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, South Africa
 
Summary: "He's Gonna Step On You Again" is cited in the Guinness Book of Records as being the first song to ever use a sample.

JOHN KONGAS
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, South Africa.
 
Summary: He gained notoriety with a new musical generation in 1990, when Madchester pioneers Happy Mondays reworked "He's Gonna Step On You Again" into their baggy era defining hit "Step On",

LEO CARRILLO
 
Date Born: Friday 6 August 1880
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Leo Carrillo was part of an old and respected Californio family who could trace their roots back to the conquistadores. His great-great grandfather, José Raimundo Carrillo (1749–1809) was an early Spanish settler of San Diego, California.

LUCILLE BALL
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 August 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Lucille Ball was born to Henry Durrell Ball September 16, 1886 – February 28, 1915 and Desiree "DeDe" Evelyn Hunt September 21, 1892 –July 20, 1977 in Jamestown, New York.

MARGO SILVIA
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 August 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Tune Weavers were an R & B group from Woburn, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

MIKE ELLIOT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 August 1929
 
Description: Saxophonist, West Indies
 
Summary: The Foundations were the first visibly multi-racial group to have a number 1 hit in the UK in the 1960s.

MIKE SARNE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 August 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Director, Writer, Actor, Singer and Producer, UK
 
Summary: In the mid 1960s Sarne introduced the ITV children's quiz series, Junior Criss Cross Quiz.

NORMAN GRANZ
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 August 1918
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Granz also was among the first to pay white and black artists the same salary and to give them equal treatment even in minor details, like dressing rooms.

ROBERT MITCHUM
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1917
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Mitchum was born to shipyard and railroad worker James Thomas Mitchum and Ann Harriet Gunderson. James Mitchum was crushed to death in a railyard accident when Mitchum was a only a child.

ROGER WATERS
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 August 1944
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Born to George Roger Waters, Waters grew up in Cambridge. Although his father Eric Fletcher Waters had been fought in World War II and died in action at Anzio in 1944, when Waters was only five months old.

VINNIE VINCENT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 August 1952
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A guitarist and songwriter most famous for his brief membership in the band KISS. Vincent's personality did not mesh well with either Stanley or Simmons and he was dismissed from KISS.

ANDY FRASER
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 August 1952
 
Description: Bassist, Pianist, Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Fraser produced the hit "All Right Now" which became a world wide hit in 1989 for the band.

BJ THOMAS
 
Date Born: Friday 7 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Thomas was reared in and around Houston, Texas. He graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg. Before his solo career, Thomas sang in a church choir as a teenager then joined the musical group The Triumphs.

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

CHARLIZE THERON
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 August 1975
 
Description: Actress, South African
 
Summary: Theron starred as the serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003). Film critic Roger Ebert called it "one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema".

DAVID DUCHOVNY
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 August 1960
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Duchovny was born in New York City, New York, the son of Margaret "Meg" (née Miller), a school administrator and teacher, and Amram Ducovny (1927–2003), a writer and publicist who worked for the American Jewish Committee.

FREDDIE SLACK
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 August 1910
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Originally a drummer, he switched to piano soon after moving to Chicago in 1927.

GEORGE VAN EPS
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 August 1913
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Often called "the Father of the Seven String Guitar") was an American swing and Mainstream jazz guitarist.

HERB REED
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 August 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His vocals can be heard on The Platters' biggest hits, including Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, The Great Pretender, Twilight Time and My Prayer.

LYNN STRAIT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 August 1968
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was lead vocalist for hard rock group "Snot"

MAGIC SLIM
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 August 1937
 
Description: Guiatarist, USA
 
Summary: "Magic Slim consistently offers no-frills houserockin’ blues. He and his band are a national treasure." - Living Blues Magazine

RODNEY CROWELL
 
Date Born: Monday 7 August 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer USA
 
Summary: Crowell was born in Houston, Texas to James Walter Crowell and Addie Cauzette Willoughby

ROLAND KIRK
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 August 1935
 
Description: Saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader - U.S.A.
 
Summary: Kirk was born blind since birth his style of playing came from Sidney Bechet, John Lewis, Horace Silver etc.

RON HOLDEN
 
Date Born: Monday 7 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Ron Holden was born into a prominent African American Seattle family.

STAN FREBERG
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 August 1926
 
Description: Comedian, Recording Artist, Animation Voice actor
 
Summary: The son of a Baptist minister, Stan Freberg grew up in Pasadena, California.

TIM RENWICK
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 August 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Renwick started playing guitar in the 1960s. He performed with many bands, including Little Women, Wages of Sin, Junior's Eyes, The Hype, Quiver, etc. YOUTUBE: Paul Carrack on lead vocals and keyboards, Paul Young on backing vocals, Mike Rutherford and Tim Renwick on guitar.

ANTON FIG
 
Date Born: Friday 8 August 1952
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: His formal education included studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, studying both jazz and classical disciplines graduating with Honors in 1975.

BASIL KIRCHIN
 
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1927
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, UK

BENNY CARTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 August 1907
 
Description: Saxophonist, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Born the youngest of three children and the only boy, received his first music lessons on piano from his mother.

BRANSCOMBE RICHMOND
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1956
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor
 
Summary: He is sometimes credited in films as Richmond Branscombe, Ranscombe Richmon. Branscombe is well known for playing villains and thugs.

CONNIE STEVENS
 
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress
 
Summary: She was born the daughter of Peter Ingoglia, known as musician Teddy Stevens and singer Eleanor McGinley.

DEBORAH CONWAY
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Australian
 
Summary: After her fourth album Conway played the lead roll in the Australian production of "Always...Patsy Cline". 2001.

DEKE RICHARDS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 August 1944
 
Description: Songwriter and record producer, USA
 
Summary: One of many white musicians/songwriters who were affiliated with Motown. He wrote and produced The Jackson 5's early hits, including "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", "Mama's Pearl", and "Maybe Tomorrow".

DON BURROWS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1928
 
Description: Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Flautist, Australia
 
Summary: In the 1980's he associated closely with the then young James Morrison, helping Morrison to form his style and develop into the world famous musician he later became.

DUSTIN HOFFMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 August 1937
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: While having dinner with Paul McCartney, Dustin Hoffman told the story of the death of Pablo Picasso and his famous last words, "Drink to me, drink to my health. You know I can't drink anymore." Paul had a guitar with him and immediately played an impromptu chord progression while singing the quote. Thus, "Picasso's Last Words", one of the highlights of the "Band On The Run" album, was made.

ESTHER WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1923
 
Description: Actress, Swimmer, USA
 
Summary: Williams born to Bula Myrtle Gilpin and Louis Stanton Williams.

JANE SCALI
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Jane Scali was a prominent singer on Australia's "Young Talent Time" hosted by Johnny Young during thr seventies.

JERRY VALE
 
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Whie still in high school he worked shining shoes in a barbershop in New York City. His version of the National Anthem, recorded in the late 1960s, was a fixture at sporting events for many years.

JIMMY WITHERSPOON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1923
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: A blues singer with the Jay McShann band in the forties.

JOHN DAVID
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1942
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The group named "Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show" formed in Bay City, New Jersey in 1968.

JOHN LAWS
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 August 1935
 
Description: Radio host, Australia

KEITH CARRADINE
 
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1949
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Carradine was born the son of actress and artist Sonia Sorel and actor John Carradine.

KEITH RIORDAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 August 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: Keith had his own television show in Shepparton.

LUCKY MILLINDER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1900
 
Description: Band leader, USA
 
Summary: Band Leader, never played an instrument, and never sang, but discovered many top names in his time.

MARK WILLS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1973
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: One of the most popular country singers in America in the 21st Century.

MEL TILLIS
 
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: As a child, Tillis learned the drums, as well as guitar. At age 16, he won a local talent show, and soon joined the United States Air Force.

RORY CALHOUN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 August 1922
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Calhoun was raised in Santa Cruz, California. When he was nine months old, his father died. After his mother remarried, he occasionally used the last name of his stepfather, Durgin.

SONNY TIL
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Til led the group from its start until his death in 1981; by 1960 he was the only original member left in the group.

THE EDGE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 August 1961
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named The Edge #24 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"

TIM GAZE
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Gaze joined his first major band, Tamam Shud, in late 1969

TODD CERNEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1953
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: He began his song-writing career after moving to Nashville, where he initially worked at Buzz Cason's Creative Studios as a sound engineer.

URBIE GREEN
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 August 1926
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: He has played on over 250 recordings and has released more than two dozen albums as a soloist and is highly respected by his fellow trombonists.

VANESSA AMOROSI
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Her largest audience came in September 2000 with performances at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics and at the Paralympic Games.

VICTOR YOUNG
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 August 1901
 
Description: Composer, arranger, violinist and conductor, USA
 
Summary: He was musical director for many of Bing Crosby's recordings for the American branch of Decca Records.

WEBB PIERCE
 
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1921
 
Description: Vocal, Guitarist, Co,poser, US
 
Summary: His "There Stands the Glass" is featured in the 2005 documentary No Direction Home by Martin Scorsese.

BARBARA MASON
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 August 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Mason initially focused on songwriting when she entered the music industry in her teens. As a performer, though, she had a hit single in 1965 with her self-penned Top 10 hit, "Yes, I'm Ready"

BUTCH WARREN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 August 1939
 
Description: Double bass, USA
 
Summary: Warren began playing professionally at age 14 in a local Washington, D. C. band led by his father, Edward Warren. He later worked with other local groups, including Stuff Smith.

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

MELANIE GRIFFITH
 
Date Born: Friday 9 August 1957
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She achieved mainstream success when she played the character of Tess McGill in Mike Nichols' 1988 film Working Girl.

MERLE KILGORE
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 August 1934
 
Description: Singer-Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: As a boy of 14 he carried the guitar for Hank Williams at the Louisiana Hayride beginning a close relationship with the Williams family that would last three generations.

ROBERT SHAW
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 August 1927
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: One of England’s finest actors that appeared in many films that include.

ROD LAVER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 August 1938
 
Description: Sportsman, Australia
 
Summary: Laver is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players yet seen. Within his slams there are also 6 in doubles and 3 in mixed doubles.

SAM ELLIOTT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 August 1944
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: During 1970-71, Elliott starred as Doug Robert in the hit TV series Mission:

ANTONIO BANDERAS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 August 1960
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Spain
 
Summary: Banderas was born the son of doña Ana Banderas, a school teacher, and José Domínguez, a policeman.

BILL JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 August 1872
 
Description: Bassist, Banjoist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Johnson was founder and manager of the first jazz band to leave New Orleans and tour widely in the 1910s, The Original Creole Orchestra.

BUDDY WESTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: A country vocalist mainly known for his songs with his career starting in 1958 on a cattle station in Queensland.

CLAUDE THORNHILL
 
Date Born: Monday 10 August 1908
 
Description: Pianist, Bandleader, Arranger, Composer
 
Summary: In 1984, Claude Thornhill was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.

EDDIE FISHER
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Fisher has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for Recording, at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard, and one for TV, at 1724 Vine Street.

GUS MERCURIO
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1928
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: His film appearances include The Blue Lagoon (1980), The Man from Snowy River (1982), Turkey Shoot (1982), Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) and Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997).

HARRY RICHMAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 August 1895
 
Description: Singer, actor, dancer, comedian, pianist, songwriter, bandleader, USA
 
Summary: He made his feature movie debut in Hollywood in 1930 with the film Puttin' on the Ritz

IAN ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 August 1947
 
Description: Flautist, Guitarist, Composer, Scotland
 
Summary: Ian Anderson was born the son of a hotel manager.His family moved to Blackpool in the North West of England in 1959.

JENNIFER HANSON
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1973
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Hanson has also written singles for other artists, including "Leave the Pieces" for The Wreckers, and "A Different World" for Bucky Covington.

JIMMY DEAN
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He first rose to fame for his country crossover hits like "Big Bad John," and for his television appearances.

JIMMY GRIFFIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His first album, Summer Holiday, was released in 1963. YOUTUBE: Songwriting duo, Jimmy Griffin and Robb Royer, perform their song, "Just Say When" for a New Years Eve audience on "Nashville Now".

JON FARRISS
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 August 1961
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: He is the younger brother of fellow band members Tim Farriss and Andrew Farriss, and was the youngest member of INXS until J.D. Fortune joined on lead vocals.

JOSE FELICIANO
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1970, he wrote and released an album of Christmas music, "Felíz Navidad," and this has probably become his most famous recording.P/E

LARRY FINNEGAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 August 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Larry made some great records and will always be remembered for his own song "Dear One". The song that still gets air-play today.

LEO FENDER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 August 1909
 
Description: Guitar, Designer, USA
 
Summary: Leo Fender has been recognized in "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

NORMA SHEARER
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 August 1902
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930 and was nominated or the same award on five other occasions. She retired in 1942.

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

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

RHONDA FLEMING
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1923
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" because her fair complexion and flaming red hair.

RONNIE SPECTOR
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 August 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She is known as the "original bad girl of rock and roll"

ARLENE DAHL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 August 1925
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Dahl was born in Minnesota and is of Norwegian descent.

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

ERIC BRAUNN
 
Date Born: Friday 11 August 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida sold over 20 million copies, went platinum and stayed on Billboard magazine's charts for over a year.

ERIC CARMEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Carmen had been obsessed with music since early childhood. At age two, he was entertaining his parents, Ruth and Elmer Carmen, with impressions of Tony Bennett and Johnnie Ray.

HUGH MARTIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 August 1914
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: An American musical theater and film composer, arranger, vocal coach, and playwright.

JEFF HANNA
 
Date Born: Monday 11 August 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1990 as a foursome of Hanna, Fadden, Ibbotson and Carpenter, the band again toured the former Soviet Union.

JIM CALE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 August 1943
 
Description: Bassist, CA
 
Summary: Since 1978, he has toured and recorded with a number of line-ups using the Guess Who name, sometimes with other former members, but never former frontman, Burton Cummings.

JOE JACKSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 August 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, UK
 
Summary: He started off learning to play the violin but soon switched to piano.

JOHN CONLEE
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 August 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in the state of Kentucky has hit the charts from the late seventies to the late eighties.

JUNE HUTTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 August 1920
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: In the late 1930s, she joined the band of her older half-sister, Ina Ray Hutton, singing under the name of Elaine Merritt.

LOU REIZNER
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 August 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Chicago, Reizner started his career in the United States and by the mid1960's was working for Mercury Records.

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

RONNIE DAWSON
 
Date Born: Friday 11 August 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
 
Summary: An only child, born in Dallas and raised in Waxahachie, TX to a swing bandleader father (Pinky Dawson), Ronnie Dawson launched his musical career while still in his teens. Forming a band, Ronnie Dee and the D Men, he won a talent contest at the Big D Jamboree in Dallas ten weeks in a row.

SANDI THOM
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 August 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: While attending the Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts -- the so-called "Fame Academy" founded by Paul McCartney -- Thom performed with the gospel choir Love and Joy; upon graduating in 2003 she returned to Scotland, working as a session vocalist and singing on commercial jingles.

AMANDA REDMAN
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1957
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Beginning in 2003, Redman took the role of Sandra Pullman in the BBC's New Tricks.

BUCK OWENS
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born on a farm in Texas to Maicie Azel Ellington and Alvis Edgar Owens, Sr. A shopping mall,located at 4800 Texoma Parkway, now sits where his farm used to be in Sherman.

CECILE B DeMILLE
 
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1881
 
Description: Film Director
 
Summary: DeMille was born to Henry Churchill deMille 1853–1893, a dramatist and lay reader in the Episcopal Church from Washington, North Carolina, and Matilda Beatrice Samuel 1853–1923.

GEORGE HAMILTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and lived in Blytheville, Arkansas. He won many awards as a student at Palm Beach High School, West Palm Beach, Florida.

IAN RILEN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 August 1947
 
Description: Bassist, Australia
 
Summary: Rilen worked with Ian Moss during recording of Petrolhead (1996), playing bass and co-writing songs for the album and later, also toured for a short time with Ian Moss.

JANE WYATT
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1911
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Jane Wyatt was born to Christopher Billopp Wyatt, Jr, a Wall Street investment banker, and mother the former Euphemia was a drama critic.

JOE BESSER
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1907
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He is best known for his brief stint as a member of The Three Stooges in movie short subjects of 1957–59.

JOE JONES
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Joe Jones claimed to compose many songs including the song "Iko Iko". A federal jury and then Court of Appeals ruled that Jones did not write "Iko Iko"

JOHN CAZALE
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1935
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: During his six-year film career, he appeared in five films, each of which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter.

JOHN DEREK
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1926
 
Description: Actor, Director, Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Producer
 
Summary: Derek had a minor role as a film director. He directed his fourth wife, Bo Derek, in four movies.

KATHERINE LEE BATES
 
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1859
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: She popularized "Mrs. Santa Claus" through her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride (1889).

LARRY TROUTMAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1944
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Founding member of the funk/R&B band Zapp alongside his younger brother, Roger Troutman.

LESLEY DUNCAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: After Elton John recorded "Love Song" this landed Lesley Duncan a recording contract with CBS / Columbia Records.

LOU MARTIN
 
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1949
 
Description: Pianist, Ireland
 
Summary: Martin started learning the piano at the age of six, and joined his first professional band, Killing Floor, in April or May 1968.

MARJORIE REYNOLDS
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 August 1917
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: American motion picture and television actress of the 1920s through the 1970s. YOUTUBE: Academy Award for Best Original Song. In the film, Bing Crosby sings "White Christmas" as a duet with actress Marjorie Reynolds, though her voice was dubbed by Martha Mears. This now-familiar scene was not the moviemakers' initial plan; in the script as originally conceived, Reynolds, not Crosby, was to sing the song.

MARK KNOPFLER
 
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Mark Knopfler was born to an English mother and a Hungarian Jewish father, who was an architect whose communist sympathies forced him to flee his native Hungary.

MERV BENTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: In the Melbourne dance circuit, Merv Benton gained national attention and quickly became one of the most popular male singers in the country appearing on all national television programes.

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

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

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

ROD BERNARD
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His parents were French speaking Cajuns from working class backgrounds.

ROY C. BENNETT
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1918
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: Partnered with Sid Tepper, between 1945 and 1970 Bennett had close to three hundred musical compositions published.

ROY HAY
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Some of Hay's musical influences were Stevie Wonder , The Isley Brothers and Led Zeppelin. Before his involvement with Culture Club.

SID BERNSTEIN
 
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1918
 
Description: Rock promoter, music producer
 
Summary: Bernstein helped start the British Invasion by bringing The Beatles over to the United States from Britain.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 August 1899
 
Description: Director, Producer, UK
 
Summary: Hitchcock was born the second son and youngest of three children of William Hitchcock 1862-1914, a greengrocer and poulterer, and Emma Jane Hitchcock 1863-1942.

BUTCH TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 August 1959
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Although not a formal member of the band he acted as a permanent sixth member of the group from 1998 up until 2008.

COSIMO MATASSA
 
Date Born: Friday 13 August 1926
 
Description: Recording engineer and studio owner, USA
 
Summary: An Italian-American recording engineer and studio owner responsible for many R&B and early rock and roll recordings.

CRAIG DOUGLAS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In the U.K. he went number 1 with "Only Sixteen" in 1959. This was a cover version of the Sam Cooke song.

DAN FOGELBERG
 
Date Born: Monday 13 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Fogelberg, the youngest of three sons, was born the son of Margaret, a classically-trained pianist, and Lawrence Peter Fogelberg, a high school band director who spent most of his career at Peoria Woodruff High School and Pekin High School.

DAN WEBB
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 August 1989
 
Description: Vocals, keyboard, piano, organ, Australia
 
Summary: Webb has released two self-produced EPs, both recorded at Melbourne’s Sing Sing Recording Studios and mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London.

DON HO
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Hawaii
 
Summary: Ho played at the top night club spotts such as Lake Taho, Las Vega, and in New York.

FEARGAL SHARKEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
 
Summary: His best-known solo material is the 1985 UK chart-topping single penned by Maria McKee, "A Good Heart", which went to #1 in several countries.

GEORGE SHEARING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1919
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, composer, UK
 
Summary: Shearing was born the youngest of nine children. He was born blind to working class parents: his father delivered coal and his mother cleaned trains in the evening.

GUS EDWARDS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1879
 
Description: Comoser of music, USA
 
Summary: Edwards worked as a song plugger at Koster and Bial's, at Tony Pastor's theatre, and at the Bowery Theatre.

HOWARD TATE
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In his teens, he joined a gospel music group that included Garnet Mimms and, as the Gainors.

JACK FINA
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1913
 
Description: Bandleader, Songwriter, Pianist.
 
Summary: Fina appeared at some of the top venues in the country, including the Waldorf-Astoria the Aragon Ballroom

JIMMY McCRACKLIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 August 1921
 
Description: Pianist, Vocalist, Songwriter, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He has played at the legendary San Francisco Blues Festival in 1973, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984 and 2007.His style contains West Coast blues, Jump blues, and R&B.

MULGREW MILLER
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 August 1955
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He grew up playing gospel music in church and R&B plus blues at dances.

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

SIMON STRIBLING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1969
 
Description: Trumpet,
 
Summary: Australia born Simon Stribling spent his early years living at home with his parents in a small country town in north eastern Victoria, called Euroa.

SOLOMON KING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: King was the first white singer taken on tour by Billie Holiday, as well working with Elvis Presley's backing group the Jordanaires.

TONY BENNETT
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 August 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born the son of Ann and John Benedetto. His father was a grocer who had emigrated from Podàrgoni, a rural eastern district of the southern Italian city of Reggio Calabria, and his mother was a seamstress.

TREVOR PRIDHAM
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: One of Adelaide's first of many rock singers to begin their careers on Adelaide television.

BRYCE COURTENAY
 
Date Born: Monday 14 August 1933
 
Description: Author, South African, Australian
 
Summary: His award-winning campaigns included Louie the Fly, the original Milkybar Kid commercial and the Australian Labor Party's 1972 election campaign, It's Time.

BUDDY GRECO
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 August 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Greco began playing piano at the age of four. His first professional work was playing with Benny Goodman's band.

CONNIE SMITH
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She is often hailed by music critics as one of the finest voices in country music, voted in 2001 by fellow artists and members of the Country Music industry as #9 of the 40 Greatest Women of Country Music of all time (CMT).

DAVID CROSBY
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: David Crosby was born in California. His parents were Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead and Floyd Crosby, an Academy Award winning cinematographer.

HALLE BERRY
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 August 1966
 
Description: Actress, US
 
Summary: She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and also a Revlon spokeswoman.

HECTOR CRAWFORD
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1913
 
Description: Producer, Conductor, Australian Producer/Media Executive , Australia
 
Summary: His first television production was in 1956 and later productions were 'Consider Your Verdict' 1961.

KIM CATTRALL
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 August 1909
 
Description: Actress, UK, Canadian
 
Summary: Cattrall began her career after graduating from high school in 1972, when she left Canada for New York City.

LARRY GRAHAM
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 August 1946
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He is best known as both the bass player in the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly & the Family Stone

LEE ADAMS
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1924
 
Description: Writer, librettist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Adams received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University and a Master's from Columbia University.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 August 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Dancer
 
Summary: Sarah Brightman was born in England to Paula and Grenville Brightman, the eldest of six children. At age three, she took ballet lessons and appeared in local festivals.

STEVE MARTIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 August 1945
 
Description: Actor, Banjoist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Martin was born the son of Mary Lee Martin, and Glenn Vernon Martin, a real estate salesman and an aspiring actor.

SUSAN SAINT JAMES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 August 1946
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born Susan Jane Miller in Los Angeles, California to a Connecticut family, Saint James was raised in Rockford, Illinois where she began modeling as a teenager.

TREVOR BANNISTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 August 1934
 
Description: Actor,UK
 
Summary: Best known for playing the womanising junior salesman Mr. Lucas in the sitcom Are You Being Served? from 1972 to 1979.

BEN AFFLECK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 August 1972
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He made his big introduction into feature films in 1993 when he was cast in Dazed and Confused (1993).

BOBBY CALDWELL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist,USA
 
Summary: Bobby Caldwell was born to Bob and Carolyn Franklin, the hosts of "Suppertime", an early television variety show.

BOBBY HELMS
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 August 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1956, Helms made his way to Nashville, Tennessee where he signed a recording contract with Decca Records.

BUSTER BROWN
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 August 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He recorded for Checker Records and for many other labels.

CHARLES TOBIAS
 
Date Born: Monday 15 August 1898
 
Description: Composers of songs. USA
 
Summary: From 1929 to the 1960, he contributed songs to a number of musicals, such as "Manhattan Melodrama" and "The Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady".

DEBRA MESSING
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 August 1968
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Throughout her career she has been nominated for a total of six Emmy Awards, eight Golden Globe Awards and eight Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2003 she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Will & Grace.

DON RICH
 
Date Born: Friday 15 August 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Olympia, WA. His parents had him taking violin lessons beginning in grade school. By his teen years he had become a formidable fiddler.

ETHEL BARRYMORE
 
Date Born: Friday 15 August 1879
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Ethel Barrymore was born the second child of the actors Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew.

FLOYD ASHTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 August 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group are mainly known for their hit "What Kind of Boy Do You Think I Am".

GEORGE GARANIAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 August 1934
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He belonged to the first generation of Russian jazzmen who started to perform after World War II.

HARRY AKST
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 August 1894
 
Description: Composer of songs, USA
 
Summary: He was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.

JACKIE BRENSTON
 
Date Born: Friday 15 August 1930
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Brenston continued playing in local bands. After a final recording session with Earl Hooker in 1963.

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

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

ROSE MADDOX
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 August 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She is referred to as "The Original Hillbilly Filly" and "The Grandmother of Rockabilly".

ROSE MARIE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 August 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born to aan Italian, American Frank Mazzetta and Polis, American Stella Gluszcak. At the age of three, she starting performing under the name "Baby Rose Marie".

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

TOMMY ALDRIDGE
 
Date Born: Monday 15 August 1960
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: In the 1970s, Aldridge joined up and coming rockers Black Oak Arkansas and recorded nine albums with them between 1972 and 1976.

AL HIBLER
 
Date Born: Monday 16 August 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Hibbler has a star at 1650 Vine Street on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

ANGELA BASSETT
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1958
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bassett attended Yale University and received her B.A. in African-American studies in 1980. In 1983, she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Yale School of Drama.

ANN BLYTH
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1928
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Her first acting role was on Broadway in Watch on the Rhine (from 1941 until 1942).from the 1945 film Mildred Pierce was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.she

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

BILL EVANS
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1929
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Evans was born to a mother of Rusyn ancestry and a father of Welsh descent. Young Bill Evans received his first musical training in his mother's church.

BOBBY MITCHELL
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Bobby Mitchell and the Toppers were part of the wave of New Orleans rock & rollers who followed in the wake of Fats Domino and Lloyd Price.

CHRIS CURTIS
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1941
 
Description: Drummer, Vocalist
 
Summary: The group were a favorite of John Lennon's and a favorite world wide. When Lennon was asked who he thought were a group to watch for in the early stages the answer 'The Searchers'.

EDDIE KIRKLAND
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1923
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Kirkland fashioned his own style of playing open chords, and transformed the rough, porch style delta blues into the electric age by using his thumb, rather than a guitar pick.

EMILY ROBISON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 August 1972
 
Description: Songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist,

EYDIE GORME
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 August 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Gorme is the true professional that goes out and give's it her all.

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

GARY LOIZZE
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The group are mainly remembered for ’BEND ME SHAPE ME’ 1967

JAMES CAMERON
 
Date Born: Monday 16 August 1954
 
Description: Film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, environmentalist, explorer, Canada
 
Summary: He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

KETTY LESTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Lester began her singing career after studying music at San Francisco State College, and performed in the city's Purple Onion club in the early 1950s.

KEVIN AYERS
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia,
 
Summary: Kevin Ayers the eccentric singer, founded the ’WILD FLOWERS’ group also was a member of ’SOFT MACHINE’.

KIN VASSY
 
Date Born: Monday 16 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer. USA
 
Summary: Vassy went on to work on both a solo career and as a session musician.

LESLEY ANN WARREN
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1946
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Warren was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Warren is also a five-time Golden Globes nominee and won for the 1977 mini-series Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue.

MADONNA
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: One to take risks and receive the benefits. Madonna has probably broken many rules in the industry but has shown she can sing and definitely act very well.

MAGIC
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1975
 
Description: Rapper, USA
 
Summary: Magic grew up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, and first made his name in New Orleans' underground circuit, before signing with Master P's No Limit at the suggestion of P's brother, C-Murder. He was intended to become part of TRU

MATT MATTOX
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 August 1922
 
Description: Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Principal dancer in, among others, Yolanda and the Thief, The Band Wagon (Cyd Charisse's partner in the ballet sequence), Till the Clouds Roll By, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and There's No Business Like Show Business.

ROBERT CULP
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1930
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He starred in the provocative Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice in 1969, probably the height of his movie career.

RUSS TITELMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 August 1944
 
Description: Recording career, Song Wtriter
 
Summary: Titelman started his independent music label Walking Liberty Records in New York.

SNOWY FLEET
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: Snowy Fleet, became a successful builder in Perth, Western Australia.

TIM FARRISS
 
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1957
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Australian
 
Summary: Timothy William Farriss (born 16 August 1957, Perth, Western Australia) is a member of the rock band INXS.

TIMOTHY HUTTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 August 1960
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His other directing credits include the family film Digging to China (1998).

VANESSA CARLTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1980
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Her uncle, Larry Carlton, is a famous jazz guitarist. She is half Scandinavian and half Russian.

BELINDA CARLISLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 August 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Drums,USA

CARRIE GRANT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 August 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: She is also personal voice coach to many successful pop stars.

ERIC JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Monday 17 August 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Guitar Player magazine calls Johnson "One of the most respected guitarists on the planet.

GARY TALLEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 August 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The Box Tops began as The Devilles, who had started playing in Memphis in 1963. The group are remembered for "THE LETTER" - 1967.

JOHNNY MAC
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 August 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: For six years he was contracted exclusively to Channel Seven in Adelaide working daily on the children's show "Wonderland" then weekly on "Country Style".

LUTHER ALLISON
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 August 1939
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: His big break came in 1957 when Muddy Waters invited Allison to the stage. He worked the club circuit throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s.

MAE WEST
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 August 1893
 
Description: Actress, Comedian, Singer, USA
 
Summary: West was the largest box office draw in the United States at the time, and the second highest paid person in the US after William Randolph Hearst.

MARK DINNING
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 August 1933
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American teen idol, and pop music singer. He is best remembered for recording the 1960 hit record "Teen Angel".

MAUREEN OHARA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 August 1920
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Maureen O'Hara is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines

NONI HAZLEHURST
 
Date Born: Monday 17 August 1953
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, Pianist, Australia
 
Summary: Noni has recorded several albums and spoken work cassettes and is a respected performer, presenter, writer and director whose work extends across all media, theatre, film, radio and television.

ROBERT DE NIRO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 August 1943
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: De Niro's first film role in collaboration with Brian De Palma materialized in 1963 at the age of 20, when he appeared in The Wedding Party; however, the film was not released until 1969.

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

BARBARA HARRIS
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Barbara started singing in her hometown churches at an early age, and moved to Queens, New York at the age of eleven.

CARL WAYNE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 August 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: He grew up in the Hodge Hill district of the city. Inspired by the American rock'n'roll of Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent.

CHRISTIAN SLATER
 
Date Born: Monday 18 August 1969
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the 1990s Slater featured in many big budget films including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Broken Arrow and Hard Rain.

DAVEY FARAGHER
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 August 1957
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Faragher is an accomplished session musician, and has a strong portfolio of performances with notable musicians.

DENIS LEARY
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 August 1957
 
Description: Stand up comedy, music, television, film
 
Summary: Influences Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks. In 1993, his sardonic song about the stereotypical American male, "Asshole", achieved much notoriety. It was voted #1 in an Australian youth radio poll (the Triple J Hottest 100).

DON LAMOND
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 August 1920
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He took over Dave Tough's spot in Woody Herman's big band First Herd in 1945, where he remained until the group disbanded at the end of 1946.

ED NORTON
 
Date Born: Monday 18 August 1969
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Norton moved to New York City and began his acting career in Off-Broadway theater, breaking through with his 1993 involvement in Edward Albee's Fragments, at the Signature Theatre Company

ENOCH LIGHT
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 August 1907
 
Description: Band Leader, Classical Violinist, Conductor and recording engineer
 
Summary: His albums were very popular even though percussion orientated they sold very well during the early sixties.

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

MARVIN ISLEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 August 1953
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: Marvin was inducted along with his brothers to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

MIKA
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 August 1983
 
Description: Vocalist, keyboards, UK
 
Summary: He rose to fame around the end of 2006 and the start of 2007. Some sources note his birth name as Michael Holbrook Penniman.

MOLLY BEE
 
Date Born: Friday 18 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Molly Bee had several hits in the early '60s, crafting a showy stage persona, ideal for clubs. YOUTUBE: Ernie Ford, Merle Travis, Molly Bee-"Dim Lights Thick Smoke"

NONA HENDRYX
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Record producer, Songwriter, Author,
 
Summary: Hendryx is known for her work as a solo artist as well as for being one-third of the trio Labelle.

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

ROBERT REDFORD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 August 1936
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1995, Redford received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bard College. In December of 2005, he received honors at the Kennedy Center for his contributions to American culture. The Honors recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts: Currently, he is the narrator for the Cosmic Collision movie at the Denver Nature and Science. Plantetarium.

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

SHELLEY WINTERS
 
Date Born: Friday 18 August 1922
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Winters was born the daughter of Jewish parents Rose, a singer, and Jonas Schrift, a designer of men's clothing.

VINCE MALOUNEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1945
 
Description: Lead Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: He was the lead guitarist on their first three albums; Bee Gees' 1st, Horizontal, and Idea.

WAYNE CHEARY
 
Date Born: Friday 18 August 1944
 
Description: Bassist, Australia
 
Summary: Wayne started playing in the mid fifties shown below of his exstensive musical experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WILLIAM WINFIELD
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 August 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for the hit "Life Could Be A Dream"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREW B STERLING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 August 1874
 
Description: Composer of lyrics, USA
 
Summary: After he graduated from high school, he began writing songs and vaudevilles.

BETTY McQUADE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Betty McQuade's Midnight Bus, recorded in 1961, has been released more than six times. This record is an Australian rock-n-roll classic and is sought after by collectors. Written by 1961 John D. Loudermilk.

CASSIE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 August 1986
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Cassie was born in New London, Connecticut, to a Filipino father and an African American/Mexican/West Indian mother.

DON BOWMAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 August 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Comedian Bowman was also a DJ choosing this to be his profession. Bowman was the original host of the radio show American Country Countdown.

DON LaFONTAINE
 
Date Born: Monday 26 August 1940
 
Description: Occupation Voice actor
 
Summary: His nicknames included "Thunder Throat" and "The Voice of God". LaFontaine's voice was used in Family Guy episodes "North by North Quahog", and "Brian Sings and Swings", and The Untold Story version of "Stewie B. Goode", and has been featured in musical tracks.

GEORGIA GIBBS
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 August 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Gibbs was born the youngest of four children of Russian Jewish descent. She spent her first seven years in an orphanage in Worcester, separated from her other siblings.

KEITH ALLISON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 August 1942
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: One time member of "Paul Revere and The Raiders" bass guitar/songwriter)

LESTER LANIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 August 1911
 
Description: Band leader, USA
 
Summary: Lanin's brothers, Sam and Howard, were also both bandleaders, they came from a family of ten of which Lester was the youngest born to a family of Russian - Jewish immigrants.

LYNN ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 August 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Anderson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She is the daughter of country music songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson.

MaCAULAY CULKIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 August 1980
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: At the height of his fame he was regarded as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple.

NED FAIRCHILD
 
Date Born: Monday 26 August 1929
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: She was an AMI staff songwriter who variously wrote and performed as Ned Fairchild and Sunny Bingo.

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

RUBY KEELER
 
Date Born: Friday 26 August 1910
 
Description: Actress,Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: From 1928 to 1940, she was married to legendary singer "Al Jolson". Keeler was born in Canada, in 1909, to a Irish Catholic family. Her father was a truck driver, and when she was three years old, her family packed up and moved to New York City where he knew he could get better pay.

SCOTT HENDERSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 August 1954
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Scott formed Tribal Tech with bass player Gary Willis in 1984. Under the direction of Henderson and Willis, Tribal Tech became one of the most highly-regarded fusion bands of the 1990's.

VAN JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 August 1916
 
Description: Actor, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Johnson was born the son of Loretta, a homemaker, and Charles E. Johnson, a plumber and later real-estate salesman.

VIC DANA
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: As a young boy, Dana trained as a dancer, and at the age of 11 was spotted, performing in Buffalo, by Sammy Davis Jnr.

ALEX LIFESON
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 August 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, songwriter, Producer
 
Summary: His assumed stage name of "Lifeson" is a semi-literal translation of the name "Zivojinovich", meaning "son of life". His first exposure to formal music training came in the form of the viola which he renounced for the guitar at the age of 12.

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

BARBARA BACH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 August 1947
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bach was born the daughter of Marjorie and Howard Goldbach, a policeman. She was the oldest of five children. Her father was Austrian Jewish and her mother was Irish Catholic.

DARYL DRAGON
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 August 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Dragon is the son of conductor, composer, and arranger, Carmen Dragon.

DON BRADMAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 August 1908
 
Description: An Australian cricketer, Australia
 
Summary: Bradman's Test batting average of 99.94 has become one of cricket's most famous, iconic statistics. No other player who has played more than 20 Test match innings has finished with a Test average of more than 61.

ED DEVEREAUX
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 August 1925
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Devereaux appeared as Mr. Gubbins in the 1963 British comedy movie Ladies Who Do and in several Carry On films including Carry On Sergeant, Carry On Nurse, Carry On Regardless, Carry On Cruising and Carry On Jack.

JOHNNE SAMBATARO
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist,
 
Summary: In 1978, he toured with Dave Mason, who he would rejoin many years later.

LESTER YOUNG
 
Date Born: Friday 27 August 1909
 
Description: Saxophonist, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Born in Mississippi and grew up in a musical family. Young's father, Willis Handy Young, was a respected teacher, his brother Lee Young was a drummer, and several other relatives played music professionally.

MARIO
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 August 1986
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An African American was born in Baltimore and grew up in Pikesville, Randallstown, Gwynn Oak and other working-class neighborhoods. He grew up with his grandmother in different areas of Baltimore, Maryland, she also raised him.

MORRIS LEVY
 
Date Born: Monday 27 August 1928
 
Description: Publisher - USA
 
Summary: Levy quickly became one of the wealthiest executives in the record business, and handled distribution on many major labels in addition to his own companies.

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

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

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

SONNY SHARROCK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 August 1940
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Sharrock began his musical career singing doo wop in his teen years. He collaborated with Pharoah Sanders and Alexander Solla in the late 1960s

TIM BOGERT
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 August 1944
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He played with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck and drummer Carmine Appice. He is known for his bass solos.

TOMMY SANDS
 
Date Born: Friday 27 August 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born into a musical family in Chicago, his father was a pianist and his mother a big-band singer.

TUESDAY WELD
 
Date Born: Friday 27 August 1943
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Weld was born to Lathrop Motley Weld, was a member of the Weld Family of Massachusetts, he died in 1947. Her mother was Weld's fourth and final wife, the former Yosene Balfour Ker. She was one of three full siblings, the other two being Sarah King Weld born 1935, and David Balfour Weld born 1937. She also had two half siblings by her father's first marriage, Lothrop Motley Weld Jr. born 1922 and Thomas Livermore Weld 1926-1999.

BEN GAZZARA
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 August 1930
 
Description: Actor, Director, USA
 
Summary: Gazzara appeared in 38 films, many for television, in the 1990s.

BILLY GRAMMER
 
Date Born: Friday 28 August 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1990, Grammer was inducted into the Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame, along with Tex Williams, Lulu Belle and Scotty, and Patsy Montana.

DAN SERAPHINE
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 August 1948
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Danny Seraphine was born in Chicago and raised in the Little Italy district. He started playing drums at the age of nine.

DANIEL STERN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 August 1957
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Stern was born to a social worker father and a mother who managed a day care center. His brother is television writer David M. Stern.

DAVID SOUL
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 August 1943
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Soul was born in Chicago,to father, Dr. Richard Solberg, a Lutheran minister, was a senior representative for Lutheran World Relief during the reconstruction of Germany after World War II. Soul's brother is a Lutheran minister and social activist.

DONALD OCONNOR
 
Date Born: Friday 28 August 1925
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Although was born in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, into an Irish family of vaudeville entertainers. Tragedy struck his family when, as a toddler, he and his sister Arlene were involved in an automobile accident outside the theater which resulted in her death. His father died of a heart attack only a few weeks later.

FLORENCE WELCH
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 August 1986
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: She is the daughter of Evelyn Welch, a Professor of Renaissance Studies and Academic Dean of Arts at Queen Mary, University of London, and Nick Welch, an advertising executive.

HUGH CORNWELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Cornwell grew up in Tufnell Park and Kentish Town and attended William Ellis School in Highgate, where he played bass in a band with Richard Thompson, later a member of Fairport Convention.

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

JAYNE WALTON ROSEN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 August 1917
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: She began singing at local radio stations in San Antonio, beforing moving on to stations in Oklahoma City, Dallas and Chicago.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 August 1749
 
Description: Poet, Novelist, Playwright, Germany
 
Summary: Goethe had a great effect on the nineteenth century. In many respects, he was the originator of many ideas which later became widespread.

KENNY DREW SR
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 August 1928
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Drew was born in New York City in 1928 and received piano lessons from the age of five. Drew's first recording, in 1950, was with Howard McGhee, and over the next two years he worked in bands led by Buddy DeFranco, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker, among others.[1] After a brief period with his own trio in California, Drew returned to New York, playing with Dinah Washington, Johnny Griffin, Buddy Rich, and several others over the following few years.

LEANN RIMES
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 August 1982
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An only child, Rimes started singing before the age of two, and was only 8 years old when she appeared on Star Search in 1990. In 1991 before the age of 11, she released her first album.

MARTIN LAMBLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 August 1949
 
Description: Drummer, UK

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

SHANIA TWAIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 August 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Canada
 
Summary: Twain was born the daughter of Clarence Edwards and his wife Sharon. Her parents divorced when she was two and her mother then moved with Eilleen and her sister Jill, where she married Jerry Twain. He adopted the girls, legally changing their last name to Twain.

SHERRIE AUSTIN
 
Date Born: Friday 28 August 1970
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australian
 
Summary: Sherrié initially recorded as one half of the duo Colorhaus, which also featured Phil Radford.

WALKER WILLIAMS
 
Date Born:
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Walker is a longtime Denver, Colorado resident and leader of The Walker Williams Band.

WAYNE OSMOND
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Wayne Osmond with brothers Merrill and Alan wrote many of the Osmonds' hit songs in the 1970s.

BENNY MAUPIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 August 1946
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: a Detroit jazz multireedist. He performs on various saxophones, flute and bass clarinet. He is probably best known for his participation in Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi sextet and Headhunters band, and for performing on Miles Davis's seminal fusion record, Bitches Brew.

BUELL KAZEE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 August 1900
 
Description: Vocalist, Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: In the 1960s, folk music was popular, and stars such as Bob Dylan brought forth, Kazee used the opportunity and started a comeback.

CARLA GUGINO
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 August 1971
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Her feature film work includes starring roles in Son in Law, Night at the Museum, Race to Witch Mountain, American Gangster and Mr. Popper's Penguins. Gugino has a lead role in the 2012 mini-series, Political Animals.

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

CHRIS COPPING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 August 1945
 
Description: Voice, Bassist, Guitarist,UK
 
Summary: Copping was a member of "The Paramounts" and later replaced Mathew Fisher in "Procal Harum".

DINAH WASHINGTON
 
Date Born: Friday 29 August 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Pianist and vocalist of the blues and jazz. As a child in Chicago she played piano and directed her church choir.

DUTCH TILDERS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 August 1939
 
Description: Solo vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Dutch was dubbed the "Godfather of Blues" in Australia. As recently as November 2010 he joined Barbara Blue, known as the "Queen of Memphis Blues", on her Australian tour.

EDDI READER
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 August 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Record producer, Scotland
 
Summary: She is the recipient of three Brit Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts.

ELLIOTT GOULD
 
Date Born: Monday 29 August 1938
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Gould was born the son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. To his mother, Lucille, sold artificial flowers to beauty shops, and his father, Bernard Goldstein, worked in the garment business.

GEORGINA McGINNESS
 
Date Born: Monday 29 August 1966
 
Summary: Nine News Adelaide's weekend 6pm news bulletin, a position she has held since 1989.

IAN GILROY
 
Date Born: Friday 29 August 1958
 
Description: Drummer, NZ
 
Summary: Ian Gilroy is a New Zealand musician.

INGRID BERGMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 August 1915
 
Description: Actress
 
Summary: Born in 1915 to a Swedish father, Justus Samuel Bergman, and a German mother, Friedel Adler Bergman. When she was three years old, her mother died and her father passed away when she was thirteen.

MARION WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Monday 29 August 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Miami, to a religiously devout mother and musically inclined father.

MICHAEL JACKSON
 
Date Born: Friday 29 August 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Michael Joseph Jackson was born to Joseph "Joe" Walter and Katherine Esther.

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

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

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 August 1923
 
Description: Actor, Director, and Producer, UK
 
Summary: Attenborough was born the son of Mary, a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College.

RICHARD HALLIGAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 August 1943
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: As of 2006 he is active as a composer and performer for various types of music.

STERLING MORRISON
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 August 1942
 
Description: Bassist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He met Lou Reed, a fellow English student. Although the two jammed together, they drifted apart after Morrison quit his studies and Reed graduated in 1964.

STEVE HOFMEYR
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 August 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Actor, Poet. South Africa
 
Summary: Was nominated as 32nd and 13th most popular South African of all time in two different polls in 2004.

ABRAM WILSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 August 1973
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Wilson was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas and began playing trumpet at the age of nine, going on to study at the New Orleans Center For Creative Arts (NOCCA).

CAMERON DIAZ
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 August 1972
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Diaz was born the daughter of Billie, an import export agent, and the late Emilio Diaz, who worked for UNOCAL a California oil company until he retired in 1998.

CHUCK COLBERT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 August 1944
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: The American Breed was a local Chicago act that had several minor hits and one big one in the 60's.

DANA
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 August 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
 
Summary: "All Kinds of Everything" became Ireland's 1970 Eurovision entrant and on Saturday 21 March 1970 she performed the song at the Eurovision finals held in Amsterdam, with an estimated viewing audience of two hundred million.

FRED MACMURRAY
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 August 1908
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity, in which he starred with Barbara Stanwyck.

GERALD ALBRIGHT
 
Date Born: Friday 30 August 1957
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Gerald Albright's saxophone work is featured in the PlayStation video game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. His saxophone work can be heard during the game's closing theme song "I Am the Wind".

GRAHAM BIDSTRUP
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 August 1950
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: By the age of fourteen he was playing drums semi-professionally in and around Adelaide.

JACK WILD
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 August 1952
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Wild was born into a working-class family in Rossendale, Lancashire, and moved south with his parents when he was still an infant. He was educated at the independent Barbara Speake Stage School in London.

JOAN BLONDELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 August 1906
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Blondell was seen in featured roles in two films released shortly before her death from leukemia, Grease (1978) and the remake of The Champ (1979).

JOHN McNALLY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: They were the second group from Liverpool after the Beatles to have a hit in America when "Needles and Pins" charted during the first week of March 1964.

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

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

KENNY DORHAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 August 1924
 
Description: Trumpeter, Bandleader, Composer
 
Summary: Dorham was one of the most active bebop trumpeters. He played in the big bands of Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton.

KID RENA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 August 1898
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Rena and Louis Armstrong played in the same waif's home band, and when Armstrong joined the band on the S.S. Capitol.

KITTY WELLS
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 August 1919
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Country singers born in Nashville. Wells began singing as a child, learning guitar from her father.

SARAH WATT
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 August 1958
 
Description: Film director, writer and animator
 
Summary: Born in Sydney, Watt completed a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television.

ALAN JAY LERNER
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 August 1918
 
Description: Composer, Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: At the time of his death he was married to actress Liz Robertson, who was thirty-six years his junior.

BIG TINY LITTLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 August 1930
 
Description: Pianist, US
 
Summary: The son of a prominent musician and bandleader, Tiny Little Sr..

BUDDY HACKETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 August 1924
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He was born to Jewish heritage, the son of an upholsterer.

DEBBIE GIBSON
 
Date Born: Monday 31 August 1970
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Gibson was born in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up on the Long Island suburb of Merrick, New York. At the age of five, she began playing the ukulele and taking piano lessons soon thereafter, including with the noted American pianist Morton Estrin.

GINA SCHOCK
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 August 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, Drums, USA
 
Summary: Schock's career began as drummer for Edie and the Eggs, a band assembled to feature the John Waters star Edith Massey.

JACK THOMPSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 August 1940
 
Description: Actor, Australian
 
Summary: Thompson was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia on 9 June, 1986 for his service to the Australian film industry, and served as an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

JAMES COBURN
 
Date Born: Friday 31 August 1928
 
Description: Actor , Composer. USA
 
Summary: Coburn was born the son of Mylet S.(née Johnson) and James Harrison Coburn, Sr, a garage mechanic. His maternal grandparents were immigrants from Sweden.

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

JERRY ALLISON
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 August 1939
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Allison helped to compose the music for some of the famous songs, notably "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sueinstruments, or came up with whatever inventive beat tha".

JOHN GAGE
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 August 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: John Gage, host of "Kentucky Homefront," is well known in the Louisville area as a folk singer/songwriter, musician

PAUL WINTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 August 1939
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA

RICHARD GERE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 August 1949
 
Description: Actor, Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Born to Doris Anna, a homemaker, and his father, Homer George Gere, was an insurance agent for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and had originally intended to become a minister.

ROGER DEAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 August 1944
 
Description: Artist, UK
 
Summary: Dean was born in England, but spent most of his childhood moving around the world with his British Army father. The family returned to England in 1959.

TODD RHODES
 
Date Born: Friday 31 August 1900
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He studied early on at the Springfield School of Music and the Erie Conservatory, not only as a pianist but as a writer.

VAN MORRISON
 
Date Born: Friday 31 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Northern Ireland
 
Summary: Morrison was born the only child of George Morrison, a shipyard worker and Violet Stitt Morrison, a singer and tap dancer in her youth.

 
 
 
 

 
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