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Andy Johns
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 January 1952
 
Description: British sound engineer and record producer, UK
 
Summary: Johns, the younger brother of Olympic Studios engineer Glyn Johns, attended The King's School, Gloucester, England in the mid to late 1960s. Before his nineteenth birthday, he was working as Eddie Kramer's second engineer on recordings by Jimi Hendrix.

Art Gillham
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 January 1895
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American songwriter, who was among the first crooners as a pioneer radio artist and a recording artist for Columbia Records.

Art Pepper
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 January 1925
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Pepper’s writing in his book,’ Straight Life’ accounts the struggle of the musician and one of the great reads written about jazz.

Chip Taylor
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Taylor's best known songs are "Wild Thing," which, though originally recorded in 1965 by Jordan Christopher & The Wild Ones, became best known as both a 1966 hit single for The Troggs.

Country Joe Mcdonald
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His mother, Florence McDonald, served for many years on the Berkeley city council. As of 2007, Country Joe still lives in Berkeley.

Dana Andrews
 
Date Born: Friday 1 January 1909
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Mississippi, the third of nine children of the Rev. Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister and his wife Annis. He is the brother of actor Steve Forrest.Dana Andrews was trained as a singer before he began his movie career, but the only time he sang in a movie, State Fair (1945), and then his voice was dubbed.

Jean Stafford
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 January 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: From the rural district of Meander in Northern Tasmania to Nashville Tennessee - the Country Music Capital of the World Jean Stafford triumphed on a remarkable journey.

Joe Pass
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 January 1929
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Epiphone has produced an edition of the Emperor line of semi-acoustic Guitar in his honour. Previously Ibanez had a Joe Pass model jazz guitar, as they continue to for influential jazz guitarists George Benson and Pat Metheny.

Karen Young - Uk
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 January 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: On 27 August 2010, she appeared on the BBC daytime programme "Cash in the Attic"

Milt Jackson
 
Date Born: Monday 1 January 1923
 
Description: Vibraphone, USA
 
Summary: One of the most influential musicians of the be bop period.

Morgan Fisher
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 January 1950
 
Description: Organ, UK
 
Summary: Fisher played the organ with the soul / pop band, The Soul Survivors, who in 1967 were renamed The Love Affair. They had a number one hit in 1968 with "Everlasting Love".

Phil Collins
 
Date Born: Monday 1 January 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Collins was given a toy drum kit for Christmas when he was five. Later, his uncle made him a makeshift one that he used regularly.

Roman Totenberg
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 January 1911
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: He was also awarded the gold medal at the Chopin Conservatory/Warsaw and continued his studies with Carl Flesch in Berlin, where he won the International Mendelssohn Prize in 1931.

Tim Dao
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 January 1967
 
Description: Vocalist, US

Xavier Cugat
 
Date Born: Monday 1 January 1900
 
Description: Violinist, Cuba
 
Summary: Cugat was born in Girona, in Catalonia (Spain). With his family, he immigrated to Cuba when he was five.

Arthur Prysock
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 January 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Prysock received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1995. NP

Carter Beauford
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 January 1957
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Beauford was exposed to drumming at the age of three. At the time, his father had bought tickets to a Buddy Rich concert. Carter was mesmerized by Buddy Rich on stage.

Chick Churchill
 
Date Born: Friday 2 January 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Churchill began playing the piano at the age of six and studied classical music until he was fifteen. He became interested in blues and rock music.

Chris Cheney
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 January 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Ausstralia
 
Summary: Cheney began his career with double bassist Scott Owen in the early 1990s, in a Melbourne cover band, The Runaway Boys, who took their name from a Stray Cats song of the same name.

Chris Cheney
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 January 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Cheney attended Jells Park Primary School in Wheelers Hill between 1981–1987 and Wheelers Hill Secondary College.

Clare Moore
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 January 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: She played the role of Christine Daaé in the original cast of The Phantom of the Opera, as alternate Christine to Sarah Brightman

Cuba Gooding Jr
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 January 1968
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Gooding was born in The Bronx, New York, the son of Shirley, a singer with the Sweethearts, and Cuba Gooding, Sr., a lead vocalist of soul group The Main Ingredient. He has a brother, fellow actor Omar Gooding. His family moved to Los Angeles after Gooding, Sr's music group had a hit single with "Everybody Plays the Fool" in 1972

Graeme Strachan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 January 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Australian
 
Summary: Graeme "Shirley" Strachan Born 2 January 1952. Died 29 August 2001. Was the lead singer of Australian 1970s rock group Skyhooks.

Grantley Dee
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 January 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Disc Jockey, Radio, Australia
 
Summary: He made his name in the 1960s as a popular presenter of Melbourne radio station 3AK. TV-radio station manager Nigel Dick recruited him as a 16-year-old in 1963 in an effort to score publicity for the station that had just been taken over by GTV-9.

Roger Miller
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 January 1936
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Roger Miller, the youngest of three boys, was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Laudene Holt Miller (mother) and father Jean Miller. Jean died when Roger was only a year old, and he was subsequently sent to live with his aunt and uncle, Elmer and Armelia Miller, in Erick, Oklahoma.

Tia Carrere
 
Date Born: Monday 2 January 1967
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Model, USA
 
Summary: Her first major break though was in the daytime soap opera General Hospital.

Bernard Greenhouse
 
Date Born: Monday 3 January 1916
 
Description: Cellist, USA
 
Summary: Bernard Greenhouse has won a reputation as one of the major interpreters of his instrument.

Bud Tingwell
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 January 1923
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: After the success of The Castle, Tingwell's career has undergone a revival during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Dabney Coleman
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 January 1932
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Coleman has been married twice.He has four children: Meghan, Kelly, Randy, and Quincy.

Danny Overbea
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 January 1926
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Danny Overbea was based in Chicago, but in Cleveland got started in music in a big way when he formed a vocal-instrumental trio called the Three Earls.

Dave Dobbyn
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 January 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Producer, New Zealand
 
Summary: In the late seventies success came with the band "The Dudes" that formed in school charting with "Be Mine Tonight".

Gene Summers
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist , Composers, USA
 
Summary: His first record was released on February 1, 1958, under the name of Gene Summers & His Rebels.

George Martin
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 January 1926
 
Description: Record Producer, Conductor, UK
 
Summary: Martin's family acquired a piano that sparked his interest in music. At eight-years-old, Martin persuaded his parents that he should take piano lessons, but those ended after only eight lessons because of a disagreement between his mother and the teacher.

Guy Pratt
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 January 1962
 
Description: Bassist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He recently was a guest contestant on Australian music game show Spicks and Specks.

John Paul Jones
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 January 1946
 
Description: Bassist UK
 
Summary: Jones was born in Sidcup, Kent, now part of Greater London. The name John Paul Jones was suggested to him by a friend, Andrew Loog Oldham, after seeing a movie poster for the film of that name in France.

Leon Mcauliffe
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 January 1917
 
Description: Steel Guitarist
 
Summary: He in more noted, however, for his most famous composition, "Steel Guitar Rag", and his playing, along with that of "Bob Dunn Light Crust Doughboys".

Maxene Andrews
 
Date Born: Monday 3 January 1916
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Andrews Sisters became the best-selling female vocal group in the history of popular music, setting records that remain unsurpassed to this day

Mel Gibson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 January 1956
 
Description: Actor, Director, Australia-American
 
Summary: Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of eleven children. He is the 15th son of Hutton Gibson and Irish-born Anne Reilly Gibson.

Ray Milland
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 January 1905
 
Description: Actor, Welsh
 
Summary: An actor and director who worked primarily in the United States. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985.

Rudy Wiedoeft
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 January 1893
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Before 1920, the Holton Instrument Company took features from existing production model saxophones and marketed them as the "Rudy Wiedoeft Model". However, it is doubtful Wiedoeft actually performed on such instruments.

Stephen Stills
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Stills was born in Dallas to a military family. Moving around as a child, he developed an interest in blues and folk music. He was also influenced by Latin music after spending his youth in Gainesville and Tampa, Florida, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal Zone, where he graduated from high school.

Van Dyke Parks
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 January 1943
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: As a child, Parks attended the American Boychoir School. He began his career as a child actor. Between 1953 and 1958 he worked steadily in films and television, including the 1956 movie The Swan (which starred Grace Kelly).

Victor Borge
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 January 1909
 
Description: Pianist, Comedian, Danish
 
Summary: His parents, Bernhard and Frederikke Rosenbaum, were both musicians his father was a violinist in the Royal Danish Chapel, and his mother played piano.

Victoria Principal
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 January 1946
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She is the elder of two daughters born to Victor Principal and Bertha Ree Veal. Her father was a sergeant in the Air Force, Principal moved often, growing up in London, Florida, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, and Georgia . She studied at the Royal Academy of Ballet while in England.

Barbara Rush
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 January 1927
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She began working on television in the 1950s. She later became a regular performer in TV movies, miniseries, and a variety of other shows including Peyton Place and the soap opera All My Children.

Brian Ray
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 January 1955
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: An American session musician, musical director, guitarist and singer–songwriter.

Doc Neeson
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 January 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: On New Year's Eve, 1999, Neeson announced his departure from The Angels at the MGM Grand Darwin Millennium Concert after a major car accident

Don Arden
 
Date Born: Monday 4 January 1926
 
Description: Businessman, music manager, agent, impresario, publicist and author
 
Summary: He was the father of Sharon Osbourne (father-in-law of Ozzy Osbourne) and David Levy, by his wife, Hope Shaw.

Dyan Cannon
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 January 1939
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She has become a born-again Christian, although she still considers herself to be of Jewish descent.

Eugene Chadbourne
 
Date Born: Monday 4 January 1954
 
Description: Guitarist and banjoist.
 
Summary: Influenced early on by the experimental stylings of Captain Beefheart and the Mothers of Invention.

Frank Wess
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 January 1922
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: From 1953 he joined Count Basie's band, playing flute and tenor sax. He reverted to alto sax in the late '50s, and left Basie's band in 1964.

Jane Wyman
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 January 1914
 
Description: Actress, Singer Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Wyman started in show business as a radio singer and dancer, then broke into movies in the early 1930s as a Goldwyn Girl. She appeared in more than 80 films from 1932 to 1969, plus two documentaries in the 1990s.

Joe E Lewis - Guitarist
 
Date Born: Monday 4 January 1937
 
Description: Guitarist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: He was mainly known for being a guitarist and a harmony singer for country artist Conway Twitty and his bands.

John Gorman
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 January 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Gorman worked as a telecommunications engineer. He was a member of The Scaffold, best known for their 1968 hit single Lily the Pink.

John Mclaughlin
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 January 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He played with Miles Davis on his landmark albums In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew.

Patty Loveless
 
Date Born: Friday 4 January 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: After graduation from High School in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1975 Loveless chose to travel in a small band with Terry Lovelace, whom she married in 1976. (When she began performing professionally, she changed her name from Patty Lovelace to Loveless.

Peter Steele
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 January 1962
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, guitarist
 
Summary: As the frontman for Type O Negative, Steele was known for his vampiric looks, rich bass-baritone vocals, and a dark, often self-deprecating sense of humor.

Sterling Holloway
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 January 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1991 Holloway, along with singer and actress Julie Andrews and others, was honored as a Disney legend for his contributions to the studio's creations.

Alvin Ailey
 
Date Born: Monday 5 January 1931
 
Description: Dancer, choreographer, USA
 
Summary: Ailey is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th century concert dance.

Athol Guy
 
Date Born: Friday 5 January 1940
 
Description: Bassist, Australia
 
Summary: Athol Guy is one of the members of the Australian pop folk music group The Seekers. He was characterized by his wearing of black horn-rimmed glasses.

Bob Keane
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 January 1922
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: MCA billed him as "The World's Youngest Bandleader".

Bradley Cooper
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 January 1975
 
Description: Actor. USA
 
Summary: Cooper began his professional acting career on the television series Sex and the City in 1999.

Diane Keaton
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 January 1946
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Keaton is the oldest of seven children. Her mother, Dorothy was a homemaker and amateur photographer, and her father, Jack Hall 1921–1990, was a real estate broker and civil engineer.

Don Hartman
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 January 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Member of U.S. group "The Frost" in the late sixties. He Was Rhythm Guitarist.

George Reeves
 
Date Born: Monday 5 January 1914
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Reeves was born George Keefer Brewer in Woolstock, Iowa, the son of Don Brewer and Helen Lescher. His death certificate erroneously lists his birthplace as Kentucky. George was born five months into their marriage.

Iris Dement
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 January 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The youngest child of Pat DeMent and his second wife, Flora Mae.

Jack Brokensha
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 January 1926
 
Description: Vibraphonist
 
Summary: Fluent with vibes and drums as well as arranging and composing, Australian.

Jimmy Page
 
Date Born: Friday 5 January 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer, UK
 
Summary: Page was born in the suburb of Heston, which today forms part of the London Borough of Hounslow. His father was an industrial personnel manager and his mother was a doctor's secretary. In 1952 they moved to Miles Road, Epsom.

Jo Ann Kelly
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: After establishing a musical partnership with the British blues musician Tony McPhee, Kelly appeared on two McPhee compiled albums for Liberty Records.

Johnny Adams
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 January 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Adams was a member of "The Soul Revelers" also "Bessie Griffin & The Soul Consolatory".

Marilyn Manson
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 January 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: The son of Barb and Hugh Warner. His father was a Catholic and his mother Episcopalian. According to his autobiography The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, Warner is of German and Polish ancestry on his father's side.

Phil Ramone
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 January 1941
 
Description: Violinist, composer, recording engineer, and record producer.
 
Summary: With 33 Grammy nominations, 14 Grammy Awards, including a Technical Grammy for his lifetime of innovative contributions to the recording industry, an Emmy, and numerous honors and accolades to his credit.

Robert Duval
 
Date Born: Monday 5 January 1931
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Duvall was born the son of Mildred Virginia, an amateur actress and relative of American Civil War General Robert E. Lee, and William Howard Duvall, a Virginia-born U.S.

Robert Duvall
 
Date Born: Monday 5 January 1931
 
Description: Acting, USA
 
Summary: A veteran actor, Duvall has starred in some of the most acclaimed and popular films and TV shows of all time, among them The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, To Kill a Mockingbird, THX 1138, Joe Kidd, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II

Sam Phillips
 
Date Born: Friday 5 January 1923
 
Description: Record producer
 
Summary: In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ for Muscle Shoals, Alabama radio station WLAY (AM). According to Phillips, this radio station's "open format" of broadcasting music from both white and black musicians. would later inspire his work in Memphis.

Thom Mooney
 
Date Born: Monday 5 January 1948
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Tom Mooney the drummer for early psychedelic garage rock band from the 1960s.

Tyler James
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 January 1982
 
Description: Singer, Sonwriter, UK
 
Summary: After guesting on the underground R&B track "Wilder" by Stargate in 2001, which became a nightclub favourite in London, James got his first taste of celebrity.

Aleksandra Scriabin
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 January 1872
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Russian
 
Summary: Scriabin stands as one of the most innovative and most controversial of composers. No one was more famous during his lifetime, and few were more quickly ignored after his death.

Bob Jackson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1948
 
Description: keyboardist/guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Jackson formed his first professional rock group in 1969, called Indian Summer.

Bobby Lord
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 January 1934
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In the early 1950s, he won a talent show which led to an appearance on Paul Whiteman's television show in New York. Soon after, in 1953, Boudleaux Bryant heard one of Lord's demo tapes and passed it on to Columbia Records, who signed him.

Bonnie Franklin
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 January 1944
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Bonnie Franklin was best known as Ann Romano, the divorced mother on One Day at a Time, a long-running comedy-drama of the 1970s and 80s. Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli played her teenaged daughters, and the series dealt with "real life" issues so often, almost every episode seemed to be a "very special episode". In One Day's nine-year run.

Danny Thomas
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 January 1912
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, Producer, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Danny Thomas to Charles and Margaret Jacobs. He was of Lebanese descent. He first performed under his Anglicized birth name, Amos Jacobs, before settling on the stage name, Danny Thomas, which were the first names of two of his brothers. He lived in various cities as a child, including Toledo, Ohio, and Rochester New York.

Dean Turner
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 January 1972
 
Description: Bassist, Australia
 
Summary: He was best known as a founding member of, and bass player for, Australian rock band, Magic Dirt.

Doris Troy
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 January 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One of the most talented one-hit wonders of the rock era, Doris Troy hit the Top Ten with "Just One Look" in 1963.

Earl Scruggs
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 January 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: Scruggs was born to Georgia Lula Ruppe and George Elam Scruggs. Scruggs joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in late 1945 and his syncopated, three-finger picking style quickly became a sensation.

Harry M. Miller
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 January 1934
 
Description: Promoter and Publicist.
 
Summary: Miller gives advice and manages all communication, negotiations and media attention surrounding an individual or company that finds themselves under intense public spotlight for example.

Henry Corden - (fred Flintstone)
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1920
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Corden gave his voice to a number of other Hanna-Barbara productions, including The Jetsons, The Atom Ant Show, The New Tom & Jerry Show.

Jack Jones - Australia
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 January 1971
 
Description: Vocalist , Australia
 
Summary: Irwin Thomas was formerly known as Jack Jones, and was the lead singer in the 1990s Australian band Southern Sons.

Jane Harvey
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA

Keith Christie
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1931
 
Description: Trombonist, UK
 
Summary: In 1970-71 he joined Benny Goodman on a tour of Europe.

Loretta Young
 
Date Born: Monday 6 January 1913
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah as Gretchen Young she took the name Michaela at confirmation she moved with her family to Hollywood when she was three years old. Loretta and her sisters Polly Ann Young and Elizabeth Jane Young screen name Sally Blane worked as child actresses, of whom Loretta was the most successful.

Nicole Dehuff
 
Date Born: Monday 6 January 1975
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: She had a regular role in the 2002 TV series The Court and appeared in CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Dragnet, The Practice, and Monk.

Paul Hester
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1959
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian musician and television personality; he was the drummer for the related bands, Split Enz and Crowded House.

Paul Wilson
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 January 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Paul Wison was a founding member of "The Flamingos" a doo wop group from the United States, most popular in the mid to late 1950s.

Rowan Atkinson
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 January 1955
 
Description: Actor, comedian, UK
 
Summary: Atkinson was born in County Durham in 1955. His parents were Eric Atkinson, a farmer and company director, and his wife Ella May, who had married on 29 June 1945.

Sandy Denny
 
Date Born: Monday 6 January 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, known as Sandy, was born at Nelson Hospital, Kingston Road, Merton Park, and studied classical piano as a child. Her Scottish grandmother was a singer of traditional songs. In 1968, Denny became the lead vocalist for Fairport Convention (replacing Judy Dyble),

Syd Barrett
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 January 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Barrett was born to a middle-class family. His father, Arthur Max Barrett, was a prominent pathologist, and both he and his wife, Winifred, encouraged the young Roger in his music.

Tom Mix
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1880
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mix was born into a relatively poor logging family in Mix Run, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles north of State College, Pennsylvania. He spent his childhood growing up in nearby Dubois, Pennsylvania learning to ride horses.

Van Mccoy
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 January 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Van's musical career started when his brother, Norman, Jr. and a few high school buddies formed a street corner singing group called the Starlighters. Van became the lead singer, writer, and music director for the group.

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

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

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

Irene Petrie
 
Date Born: Friday 7 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Irene Petrie began her career over 35 years ago with her erliest recordings in early begining in the mid sixties.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elvis Presley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 January 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1946, for his eleventh birthday, Presley received his first guitar.

Elvis Presley Movies
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 January 1935
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Elvis Presley made 31 films as an actor.

Elvis Presley Official
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 January 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1973, Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luther Perkins
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 January 1928
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He recorded on most of the Johnny Cash records from the mid fifties.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Les Paul
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 January 1915
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He was born to George and Evelyn Polfus. His birth name was first simplified by his mother to Polfus before he took his stage name of Les Paul.

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

Phil Lewis
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 January 1957
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Phil was engaged to model and actress Britt Ekland in the late 70's and early 80's.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pat Benatar
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 January 1953
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: She was discovered at an amateur-night contest in the New York City comedy club Catch a Rising Star in 1977.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jody Payne
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 January 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, singer. USA
 
Summary: Jody Payne was an American country musician and singer. He is best known as a longtime guitarist in Willie Nelson's band, The Family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ray Price
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1926
 
Description: Vocalist Composer
 
Summary: Country music hall of fame - 1996. Began his recording career in the fifties with a song ’JEALOUS LIES’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Platz
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1929
 
Description: Manager and music founder Essex Music, USA
 
Summary: He also founded two record labels, Fly and Cube, and, from 1973 to 1986, served as a publisher director of the Performing Rights Society

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul Kelly
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 January 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Paul Kelly’s inroads on Australian music has been very significant in towards,completely being original.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alain Toussaint
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1938
 
Description: Composer. Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Toussaint collaborated with Paul McCartney and Wings for their hit album Venus and Mars. Two years later, Glen Campbell covered Toussaint's "Southern Nights" and carried the song to Number One on the Pop, Country and Adult-Contemporary Charts.

Bebe Daniels
 
Date Born: Monday 14 January 1901
 
Description: Actress, singer, USA
 
Summary: One of her earliest roles was that of Dorothy in the oldest known surviving screen version of L. Frank Baum's well-known novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.'

Billie Jo Spears
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 January 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She reached the top-10 of the Country music charts five times between 1969 and 1977, her biggest hit being "Blanket on the Ground", which, in 1975, became her only number one.

Billy Walker
 
Date Born: Monday 14 January 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Nicknamed The Tall Texan, Walker had six number one hits, 32 top ten hits and more than 100 charted records during a nearly 60-year career; and was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Busta Cherry Jones
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 January 1951
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: Busta Jones can be heard on Bombers' "(Everybody) Get Dancin'" single and LP

Caterina Valente
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 January 1931
 
Description: Vocalist , Actress, Dancer, Italy
 
Summary: Caterina has worked with many stars that include Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Rich and so on.

Charlie Tumahai
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Bass, Composer, New Zealand
 
Summary: An acclaimed bass player and singer originally from New Zealand.

Clarence Carter
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Married Candy Staton.He and Staton divorced in the eighties.

Col Edmonds
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1938
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, AU
 
Summary: One of the well known country performers throughout Australia.

Faye Dunaway
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1941
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Dunaway has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard which was awarded on October 2, 1996.

Hubert Johnson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Cousin of Jackie Wilson, the group recorded for Motown with their first hit ’Do You Love Me’

Jack Jones
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Son of singer Alan Jones who mainly appeared in the ’Marx Brothers Films’.

Joe Seneca
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1919
 
Description: Vocalists, Composer, Actor
 
Summary: He was also a songwriter and had big hits with Talk to Me which was sung by Little Willie John and "Break It to Me Gently".

Joy Mckean
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1930
 
Description: Singer, Composer of music, Australian
 
Summary: Known as the "grand lady" of Australian country music, McKean is recognised as one of Australia's leading song writers and bush balladeers and wrote several of Dusty's most popular songs.[

Kenny Wheeler
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1930
 
Description: Trombonist, Canada
 
Summary: Wheeler has written over one hundred compositions and is a skilled arranger for small groups and larger ensembles.

Lamar Williams
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1949
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He played for "The Allman Brothers Band" in late 1972 after the death of original bassist Berry Oakley.

Larry Golder
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 January 1951
 
Description: Guitarist, Arranger, Musical Director. Australia
 
Summary: Larry regularly taught master classes in guitar, for the University of Adelaide.

Mike Tramp
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 January 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA, Australia
 
Summary: In 2006 Tramp's White Lion toured Europe in November and December of 2006 and toured the USA & two European festivals in Europe in the summer of 2007.

Richard Briers
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 January 1934
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life (1975–78), that he became a household name. In the 1980s he starred in Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–89), and he had a leading role in Monarch of the Glen (2000–02).

Russ Columbo
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1908
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Violinist, USA
 
Summary: He started playing the violin while still very young, and debuted professionally at the age of 13.

Slick Rick
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 January 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Born Jamaica moving to England then to the USA.

T-bone Burnett
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 January 1948
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, Producer
 
Summary: In 1987, Burnett produced Roy Orbison's two-record album, In Dreams: The Greatest Hits. After that, Burnett was the musical director and a guitarist for Orbison's HBO television special, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night.

Tim Harris
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 January 1948
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: They charted with ’Build Me Up Buttercup’

Zakk Wylde
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 January 1967
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocals, USA
 
Summary: He was the lead guitarist and vocalist in Pride & Glory, who released one self-titled album in 1994 before disbanding. As a solo artist he released Book of Shadows in 1996.

Belinda Chapple
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Belinda started her dance career at the age of 13, and spent the next four years at the Johnny Young Talent School.

Captain Beefheart
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1941
 
Description: Voice, Saxophonist, Keyboards, USA
 
Summary: A group formed by Van Vliet under his adopted name Captain Beefheart in 1964, California.

Charo
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Comedienne, USA
 
Summary: Taught guitar by the famous Adres Segovia.

Earl Hooker
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1930
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Hooker made his first recordings mainly 78 rpm and 45 rpm records in 1952

Frank Thornton
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 January 1921
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He appeared alongside Benny Hill, Frankie Howerd, Harry Worth, Reg Varney and Spike Milligan in their comedy shows. He appeared in five episodes of Steptoe and Son during its original run from 1962 to 1965, and in 1973 appeared in the film Steptoe and Son Ride Again.

Gene Krupa
 
Date Born: Friday 15 January 1909
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Many consider Krupa to be one of the most influential drummers of his time in with regard to the development of the drum kit. He used Slingerland drums. But he had already made history in 1927 as the first kit drummer ever to record using a bass drum pedal.

Johnny Grande
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1930
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known as a member of Bill Haley's backing band 'The Comets'.

Lloyd Bridges
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1913
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Bridges gained wide recognition as Mike Nelson, the main character in the television series Sea Hunt, which ran from 1958-1961.

Margaret Obrien
 
Date Born: Friday 15 January 1937
 
Description: Actress. USA
 
Summary: In 2006, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the SunDeis Film Festival at Brandeis University.

Melvin Gale
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 January 1952
 
Description: Celloist, UK
 
Summary: He was a Cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra from 1975 replacing Mike Edwards. He had also played with the London Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Opera Company.

Obo Addy
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1936
 
Description: Drummer, Ghanaian
 
Summary: Obo Addy, one of the key originators of the seminal musical movement now known as "Worldbeat," is a prominent member of the first generation of African musicians

Pete Waterman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1947
 
Description: Composer of songs, UK
 
Summary: To date, Waterman has scored a total of twenty two UK number one singles with his various acts and he claims upwards of 500 million sales worldwide. Documented 2009.

Ray Simpson
 
Date Born: Friday 15 January 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, USA

Ronnie Van Zant
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was the lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of the Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Barbara Lynn
 
Date Born: Friday 16 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She appeared at the Apollo Theatre, twice on American Bandstand, and even had her song "Oh Baby (We've Got A Good Thing Goin')" recorded by The Rolling Stones.

Bob Bogle
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 January 1934
 
Description: Guitarist, Bassist, US
 
Summary: Bogle was the lead guitarist and later bassist of the group.

Bob Kulick
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1950
 
Description: Producer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bob Kulick has been a member of the Neverland Express, Meat Loaf's touring band, on and off for years, and has appeared on several Meat Loaf albums, most notably on 1984's "Bad Attitude".

Damo Suzuki
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1950
 
Description: Vocalist. Japan
 
Summary: A German Based Rock Group.

George "smitty" Smith
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Manhattans, originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, formed in 1962 with members:

Irving Mills
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 January 1894
 
Description: Vocalist, Music Publisher, Film Producer, USA
 
Summary: Mills was one of the first to record black and white musicians together, using twelve white musicians and the Duke Ellington Orchestra on a 12" 78 rpm disc performing St. Louis Blues.

Jim Stafford
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He co-hosted “Those Amazing Animals” with Burgess Meredith and Priscilla Presley, and also hosted 56 episodes of “Nashville on the Road”

Mac Curtis
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1939
 
Description: Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: An American rockabilly musician.

Mac Curtis
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
 
Summary: Rockabilly legend Mac Curtis was born in Fort Worth, TX, on January 16, 1939. He grew up with his grandparents and started playing the guitar in 1951 at the age of 12.

Nick Valensi
 
Date Born: Friday 16 January 1981
 
Description: Guitariist, USA
 
Summary: The Strokes released their debut album Is This It in the US in October 2001 on RCA.

Paul Raven
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1961
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Raven's replaced original Killing Joke bassist Youth in mid 1982, just in time for the North American tour documented on the Ha! live EP.

Raymond Philips
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The group charted with the Mickie Most produced ’TOBACCO ROAD’ 1964.

Richard Elliot
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 January 1960
 
Description: Saxophonist
 
Summary: Elliot is known for his zebra-striped tenor saxophone.

Ronnie Milsap
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Voted CMA country vocalst of the year in 1974.

Roy Lanham
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 January 1923
 
Description: Gutarist, USA
 
Summary: Roy saw his creative peak with his own band The Whipperwhills during the 1940s and unbelievably his work with this amazing band was never released until two years ago when the Bloodshot label made the recordings available on Hard Life Blues.

Sade
 
Date Born: Friday 16 January 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Nigeria
 
Summary: Debut album Diamond Life, in 1984, and have subsequently sold over 50 million albums.

Betty White
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 January 1922
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: White has won seven Emmy Awards, three American Comedy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990), and two Viewers For Quality Television Awards.

Cedar Walton
 
Date Born: Friday 17 January 1936
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Walton grew up in Dallas, Texas. His mother was an aspiring concert pianist, and was Walton's initial teacher. She also took him to jazz performances around Dallas.

Chris Montez
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Montez grew up in Hawthorne, California, influenced by the Latino flavored music of his community and the success of Ritchie Valens.

Eartha Kitt
 
Date Born: Monday 17 January 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA

Francoise Hardy
 
Date Born: Monday 17 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, French
 
Summary: Hardy is mentioned in a poem by Bob Dylan "Some other kinds of songs" on the cover of his LP "Another Side of Bob Dylan".

Grady Martin
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 January 1929
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1951, he signed with Decca Records with own country-jazz band, Grady Martin and the Slew Foot Five.

Ita Butrose
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1942
 
Description: Magazine editor, fashion journalist
 
Summary: She was the founding editor of Cleo, a high-circulation magazine aimed at women aged 20 to 40.

James Earl Jones
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1931
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His first film role was as a young and trim B-52 crewman in Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in 1964 which was more famous for the work of Peter Sellers and Slim Pickens.

Jim Carrey
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 January 1962
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: His first working job and getting paid was support act for singer Linda Ronstadt. He later dated Ronstadt for some time. P/E

Mack Sennett
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1880
 
Description: Film producer, Singer, Dancer, Canada
 
Summary: Sennett has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Also in 2004, he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

Mick Taylor
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1948
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter, UK
 
Summary: An English musician best known as the former guitarist for The Rolling Stones.

Muhammad Ali
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1942
 
Description: Boxer, USA
 
Summary: Muhammad Ali defeated every top heavyweight in his era, which has been called the golden age of heavyweight boxing.

Paul Young
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 January 1956
 
Description: Vocalist,UK
 
Summary: Paul was born in Luton, England. He has an older brother Mark and a younger sister Joanne.

Sid Catlett
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 January 1917
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A jazz drummer often referred to as "Big Sid Catlett" because of his large frame.

Steve Earle
 
Date Born: Monday 17 January 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was the eldest son of Jack Earle, an air traffic controller, and Barbara Earle.

Susanna Hoffs
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Hoffs attended Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. In 1980, she graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art.

Zooey Deschanel
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 January 1980
 
Description: Actress, model, singer-songwriter, musician
 
Summary: American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her breakout role as young protagonist William Miller's rebellious older sister Anita in Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous.

Al Perkins
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 January 1944
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The Gibson guitar company called Perkins "the world's most influential Dobro player", and even began producing an "Al Perkins Signature" Dobro in 2001 - designed and autographed by Perkins.

Bobby Goldsboro
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: "Honey" was a Number One hit in 1968 in the Billboard Hot 100.

Bobby Herne
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 January 1938
 
Description: Guitarist, Producer, USA

Carl Mccoy
 
Date Born: Friday 18 January 1963
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: McCoy is well known for his mystical and occult-based lyrics and beliefs.

Cary Grant
 
Date Born: Monday 18 January 1904
 
Description: Actor, USA, UK
 
Summary: In 2001 a statue of Grant was erected in Millennium Square, a regenerated area next to the harbour in his city of birth, Bristol, England.

Damien Leith
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 January 1976
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Ireland
 
Summary: As a teenager he formed a family band, "Leaf", with his sister Áine and brothers Paul and Darren.

Danny Kaye
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 January 1913
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist. Comedian, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: A celebrated American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His best known performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire nonsense songs. Kaye starred in 17 movies, notably The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Inspector General (1949), Hans Christian Andersen (1952), White Christmas (1954), and – perhaps his most accomplished performance – The Court Jester (1956).

David Greenslade
 
Date Born: Monday 18 January 1943
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Mystic has also released Greenslade Live (1973-75) and Dave Greenslade's solo album, "Going South" (1999).

David Ruffin
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In the late 1950s, Ruffin sang with The Voice Masters, which included future Motown producer Lamont Dozier and members of the singing group The Originals.

Joanna Newsom
 
Date Born: Monday 18 January 1982
 
Description: Harpist, USA
 
Summary: Newsom was first taught to play the Celtic harp by a local teacher in Nevada City.

Kevin Costner
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 January 1955
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Costner was honored on September 6, 2006, when his hand and foot prints were set in concrete in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre along side other great actors and entertainers.

Oliver Hardy
 
Date Born: Monday 18 January 1892
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appear on the Beatles "Sgt Pepper" cover.

Ray Dolby
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 January 1933
 
Description: American engineer
 
Summary: Dolby was born in Portland, Oregon. He was raised in San Francisco, California and attended Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California.

Rodgers Grant
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 January 1936
 
Description: Pianist. Composer, USA
 
Summary: He composed the title track on Hubert Laws's Grammy-nominated album Morning Star (1973).

Bob Wooler
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 January 1926
 
Description: Management, DJ, UK
 
Summary: His voice was captured on the only live footage of the Beatles ever filmed at the Cavern, performing "Some Other Guy". Wooler became one of the major figures on the Mersey Scene and did much to help the various groups, remaining at the Cavern until 1967.

Bobby Bland
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 January 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, musician, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Bobby Bland began his career in around 1954.

Clive Dunn
 
Date Born: Monday 19 January 1920
 
Description: Actor, Author, UK
 
Summary: Dunn was one of the younger members of the Dad's Army cast when, at 48, he took on the role of the elderly butcher whose military service in earlier wars made him the most experienced member

Desi Arnaz Jr
 
Date Born: Monday 19 January 1953
 
Description: Actor, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He was born at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood, California, the son of famous acting team Desi Arnaz (Cuban) and Lucille Ball. His older sister is actress Lucie Arnaz.

Dolly Parton
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 January 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer USA
 
Summary: Parton was born in Tennessee, the fourth of 12 children born to Robert Lee Parton and Avie Lee Owens.Her family was, as she described them, "dirt poor", and lived in a rustic, dilapidated one-room cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee.

Don Lang
 
Date Born: Monday 19 January 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Tromboniat, UK
 
Summary: English trombone player and singer, who led his own band, Don Lang & his Frantic Five. They appeared on the first BBC Television show for teenagers called Six-Five Special

Ian Samwell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 January 1937
 
Description: Composer, Producer, UK

Janis Joplin
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Janis Joplin was born to Seth and Dorothy (East) Joplin, her father was an engineer at Texaco, her mother, registrar at a business college. She had two younger siblings, Michael and Laura.

Jean Stapleton
 
Date Born: Friday 19 January 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Often mistaken for being the sister of Maureen Stapleton but not at all related.

Joan Regan
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 January 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK

Johnny Okeefe
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 January 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Australia
 
Summary: Often referred to by his initials, "J.O.K." or by his nickname, "The Wild One", O'Keefe was the first Australian rock'n'roll performer to tour the United States, and the first Australian artist to make the local Top 40 charts, and he remains Australia's most successful chart performer, with twenty-nine Top 40 hits to his credit in Australia.

Laurie London
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalis , UK
 
Summary: At the age of thirteen he made an up-tempo version of the spiritual song "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" with the Geoff Love Orchestra

Michael Crawford
 
Date Born: Monday 19 January 1942
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist
 
Summary: Michael Crawford was invited to attend the Gala Performance of the stage version of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway at the Majestic Theater to celebrate the show becoming the longest running musical in Broadway history (supplanting Cats).

Milt Trenier
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 January 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Milt joined the group in 1951 along with his brother Buddy.

Nicholas Colasanto
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 January 1924
 
Description: Actor / Director
 
Summary: He directed the 1972 Columbo episode "Étude in Black". He also appeared in feature films, including Fat City and Family Plot.

Phil Everly
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist,Gutaist, compser, USA 1960
 
Summary: Younger brother to Don Everly of 'The Everly Brothers'.

Shelley Fabares
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 January 1944
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist,USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for "The Donna Reed Show" from 1958 to 1966. She was also Elvis Presley's costar in three films.

Tippi Hendron
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 January 1930
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: An American actress, former fashion model and an animal rights activist. She is known for her roles in the Alfred Hitchcock films The Birds and Marnie

Alan Bowles
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist. Australia
 
Summary: His career in the late seventies included an anti drug album named 'On The Slide'.

Andrew Bisset
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Author,
 
Summary: Andrew was mainly known as a prominent author, Music Educator, Singer.

Arte Johnson
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 January 1934
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
 
Summary: He is best known for his work on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, an American television show (1968–1973),

Connie Haines
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 January 1921
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Her 200 recordings were frequently up-tempo big band songs with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Frank Sinatra.

David Linch
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1946
 
Description: Film director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, USA
 
Summary: Born to a middle-class family in Missoula, Montana, Lynch spent his childhood traveling around the United States, before going on to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Dawn Lake
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 January 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Her most enduring character was Ethel, who first appeared in the early 1960s in The Mobil Limb Show. "You tell 'em luv!" was Ethel's catchcry.

Dorothy Provine
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1937
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: In Washington she handed out prizes for a local television station's quiz show, until she was hired by Warner Bros. at $500 per week.

Earl Grant
 
Date Born: Friday 20 January 1933
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor , Keyboardist
 
Summary: A multi talents such as playing, drums, trumpet but most of all he was known for playing a Hammond organ and his rich voice.

Eric Stewart
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 January 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He Appeared in the following films: Give My Regards to Broad Street (23-Oct-1984) To Sir, With Love (14-Jun-1967

Federico Fellini
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1920
 
Description: Director of film
 
Summary: In 1950 Fellini co-produced and co-directed with Alberto Lattuada, Variety Lights (Luci del varietà), his first feature film.

Gary Barlow
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1971
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, pianist, record producer
 
Summary: He has been voted as the greatest British songwriter of all time, ahead of Paul McCartney and John Lennon of The Beatles.

George Burns
 
Date Born: Monday 20 January 1896
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Burns appeared in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the film based on the Beatles' album of the same name.

George Grantham
 
Date Born: Monday 20 January 1947
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Drummer/singer George Grantham is best known as one of the founding members of the band Poco.

Glen Moffatt
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Glen Moffatt is a New Zealand country music singer-songwriter who relocated to Brisbane, Australia, in 2002.

Heather Small
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: On 26 May 2008 Small performed alongside Stereophonics and Feeder at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, as part of the celebrations of Wales success at the 2008 Grand Slam.

Jimmy Cobb
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1929
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Cobb is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians today. He leads his own band (Jimmy Cobb's Mob) in New York City.

John Michael Montgomery
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Montgomery has sold over sixteen million albums and numerous awards during his seemingly short career.

Juan Garcia Esquivel
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1918
 
Description: Pianist, and composer, Mexican
 
Summary: His concerts also featured elaborate light shows years before effects like that became popular in live music. He performed in Las Vegas on several occasions, often as the opening act for Frank Sinatra.

King Coleman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American rhythm and blues singer and musician, known for providing the vocals for the 1959.

Lead Belly
 
Date Born: Friday 20 January 1899
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was incarcerated in Sugar Land, Texas and it is there that he got the inspiration for the song Midnight Special.

Lee Pockriss
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1924
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: He wrote Anita Bryant's "My Little Corner of the World", Shelley Fabares' "Johnny Angel", and the Clint Holmes song "Playground In My Mind."

Lew Soloff
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 January 1944
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Lew Soloff was born in New York City on January 20th, 1944, was raised in Lakewood, New Jersey. P/A

Luther Tucker
 
Date Born: Monday 20 January 1936
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1952 he began playing with his uncle, J.T. "Boogie" Brown, saxophonist, studio musician, and sideman to slide guitarist, Elmore James.

Melvin Pritchard
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1948
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: He played with Barclay James Harvest throughout their career.

Michael Hutchence
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Michael Hutchence was the lead singer of the famed "INXS".

Patricia Neal
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1926
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, Neal won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Hud, co-starring Paul Newman.

Paul Stanley
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1952
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Kiss were formed in 1972 in New York. The group were very theatrical with loads of make up etc.

Ray Anthony
 
Date Born: Friday 20 January 1922
 
Description: Band leader, Actor, Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Anthony was considered one of the most modern of the big band leaders. In the lyrics to "Opus One", which imagine a number of players performing the song, he is cited along with Les Brown and his Band of Renown:

Rusty Anderson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1959
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Rusty Anderson grew up in La Habra, California. At age 8, his father gave him his first electric guitar.

Rusty Anderson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1959
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, guitarist and artist USA
 
Summary: Rusty is an Rusty Anderson (born January 20, 1959) is an American guitarister.

Slim Whitman
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Slim Whitman was, for the majority of his career, more famous in Europe than in the United States.

Tracii Guns
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 January 1966
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In the mid-1980s, Axl Rose started Guns N' Roses with Tracii.

Benny Hill
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 January 1925
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Hill was a distant relative of the Australian actress and singer Holly Valance (Hill's cousin being Valance's grandfather).

Billy Ocean
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 January 1950
 
Description: Vocalist,UK
 
Summary: A Grammy Award winning popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s.

Brian Naylor
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 January 1931
 
Description: Radio, Australia
 
Summary: He became Seven's chief newsreader in 1970 replacing Geoff Raymond. Naylor switched to GTV-9 in 1978. He

Cat Power
 
Date Born: Friday 21 January 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of divorced parents, Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall was born in Georgia. Marshall's father, Charlie, is a blues musician and itinerant pianist. Her childhood involved much upheaval, with Marshall living throughout the Southern United States (Greensboro, North Carolina; Bartlett, Tennessee; and Georgia and South Carolina), back and forth between parents and her grandmother.

Chris Britton
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 January 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: They recorded on Page's Page One Records, and Page also leased them to CBS for debut single "Lost Girl". Their most famous hit was the single "Wild Thing" (written by Chip Taylor).

Edwin Starr
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1957 Starr formed a doo-wop group The Future Tones and began his singing career.

Emma Bunton
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 January 1976
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Emma was called Baby Spice because she was the youngest of the group, wore her long blonde hair in pigtails, wore babydoll dresses.

Geena Davis
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 January 1956
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was working as a model when director Sydney Pollack spotted her and cast her in Tootsie (1982) as a soap opera actress.

Jill Eikenberry
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1947
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: An Obie Award, been nominated five times for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globes, winning one, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2011.

Jimmy Ibbotson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1947
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Jimmy Ibbotson - guitar, bass, mandolin, piano, accordion, drums, flute and vocals (1968-1975 & 1982-2004)

John Macaluso
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 January 1968
 
Description: Dancer, USA
 
Summary: John started playing drums at age 11. Now having recorded on more than 200 records and playing on multiple world tours.

John Walter Bratton
 
Date Born: Monday 21 January 1867
 
Description: Composer and theatrical producer. USA
 
Summary: He is best remembered for his 1907 composition "Teddy Bears' Picnic" the only one of his songs to be a lasting hit.

Mac Davis
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mac Davis was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000. For his contribution to the recording industry, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.

Nella Martinetti
 
Date Born: Monday 21 January 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, and songwriter. Switzerland
 
Summary: Martinetti approached young singer Celine Dion, asking her to represent Switzerland in the 1988 for Eurovision Song Contest.

Paul Scoffield
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 January 1922
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He is considered by many to have been one of the best British actors of the 20th century.

Placido Domingo
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Spanish-Mexican
 
Summary: Perhaps the most versatile of all living tenors.

Richie Havens
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Richard P. Havens was born in Brooklyn, the eldest of nine children, and first started singing street corner doo-wop and performed with The McCrea Gospel Singers at 16.

Ripley Ingram
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.

Rove Mcmanus
 
Date Born: Monday 21 January 1974
 
Description: Television presenter, Comedian, Producer, Australia
 
Summary: Born John McManus II in Perth, Western Australia to John and Coralie McManus.

Smith Ballew
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1902
 
Description: Band Leader, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Orchestra Leader at the Astor Hotel in New York.

Telly Savalas
 
Date Born: Monday 21 January 1924
 
Description: Actor
 
Summary: Prior to his movie career, Savalas was a character actor on TV shows during the late 1950s and the 1960s.

Wolfman Jack
 
Date Born: Friday 21 January 1938
 
Description: American DJ, USA

Addie Harris Mcpherson
 
Date Born: Monday 22 January 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Beginning in 1958 as schoolgirls in Passaic, New Jersey, The Shirelles quickly became rock & roll's first female supergroup and were the inspirations for a legion of female groups that followed.

Andre Hodier
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 January 1921
 
Description: Violinist, composer, arranger and musicologist. France
 
Summary: Hodeir was a founder, in 1954, and director of Jazz Groupe de Paris.

Ann Sothern
 
Date Born: Friday 22 January 1909
 
Description: Actress, Comedienne, USA
 
Summary: Named Harriet, the first of three daughters born to Annette Yde and Walter Lake. She was raised by her mother, an opera singer and diction coach. Harriet's maternal grandfather was Danish violinist Hans Nilson. P/A

Bill Bixby
 
Date Born: Monday 22 January 1934
 
Description: Actor, Director, USA
 
Summary: He attended Lowell High School where he perfected his oratory and dramatic skills as a member of the Lowell Forensic Society. PNA

Blind Willie Johnson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 January 1896
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Johnson made 30 commercial recording studio record sides in five separate sessions for Columbia Records from 1927–1930.

Bobby Flynn
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 January 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia.
 
Summary: In the fourth season of Australian Idol, he placed seventh. In the fourth season of Australian Idol, he placed seventh. Flynn in the fourth season of Australian Idol, he was placed seventh.

Diane Lane
 
Date Born: Friday 22 January 1965
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The Perfect Storm started Lane on a long-overdue career upswing, which peaked with 2002's Unfaithful and her first Oscar nomination.

Ed Lewis
 
Date Born: Friday 22 January 1909
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Lewis played early in his career in Kansas City.

Henri Dutilleux
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 January 1916
 
Description: Composer, France
 
Summary: In addition to his activities as a composer, Dutilleux worked as the Head of Music Production for Radio France for 18 years.

John Hurt
 
Date Born: Monday 22 January 1940
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: John Hurt is an Academy Award nominated actor and BAFTA Award winning British actor.

Linda Blair
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 January 1959
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She dated Australian rock singer Rick Springfield with the age difference of 10 years, plus at the time she was a minor.

Malcolm Mcclaren
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 January 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Musician, band manager, entrepreneur, songwriter, UK
 
Summary: By 1976, McLaren had started to manage The Strand, the band who would later become the Sex Pistols.

Mike Westhues
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Westhues set off to see the world, ending up in Finland, where he was extremely active

Nolan Strong
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 January 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Nolan Strong's smooth tenor, influenced mainly by Clyde McPhatter.

Piper Laurie
 
Date Born: Friday 22 January 1932
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She appeared in the Australian film Tim (1979) opposite a very young Mel Gibson.

Sam Cooke
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 January 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He added an "e" onto the end of his name because he thought it added a touch of class.

Steve Perry
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Also a member in his early days with 'Alien Project'.During his tenure with Journey, Perry sang backing vocals on several Sammy Hagar songs, including the 1980 track "Run For Your Life," and duetting with Kenny Loggins on the 1982 #17 hit single "Don't Fight It." Perry also worked with other musicians such as Sheena Easton, Clannad and Jon Bon Jovi during the height of his career.

Steve Riley
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 January 1956
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He is currently the drummer of the version of L.A. Guns.

Barry Stanton
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Barry has appeared on 'BANDSTAND' (Australia) 'SIX O'CLOCK ROCK' - 'THE BRYAN DAVIES SHOW' - 'THE BOBBY LIMB SHOW' and many more.

Bill Cunningham
 
Date Born: Monday 23 January 1950
 
Description: Bassist, keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Bill remained a member of the Box Tops until September of 1969, when he decided to return to school to get a music degree in performance of the upright bass.

Cyril Davies
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 January 1932
 
Description: Banjoist, USA

David Rockola
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 January 1897
 
Description: Founder Juke Boxes, Canada

Ernie Kovaks
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 January 1919
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born to parents of Hungarian descent, Kovacs was influenced deeply by his Trenton Central High School drama teacher, Harold Van Kirk, and thus went to acting school after his 1937 graduation.

Frances Bay
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 January 1919
 
Description: Actress, CA
 
Summary: She was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame on September 6, 2008, in large part thanks to Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, David Lynch, Henry Winkler, Monty Hall and other celebrities.

Gary Burton
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 January 1943
 
Description: Vibraphonist, USA
 
Summary: Burton’s influence has been the likes of Stan Getz and others.

Jerry Blake
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 January 1908
 
Description: Saxophonist, clarinetist. USA
 
Summary: He played violin before switching to reeds.

Jerry Lawson
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of 'THE PERSUASIONS' and leader of the quintet a cappella group for nearly 40 years.

Johnny Russell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 January 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He wrote songs for most of the popular country singers that included Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Dolly Parton Linda Ronstadt.

Percy Wenrich
 
Date Born: Friday 23 January 1880
 
Description: Composer, Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: His songs include "Wabash Avenue After Dark," the hit "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" (1909).

Randolph Scott
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 January 1898
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Scott was born in Orange County, Virginia, the only son of six children born to George Scott, an administrative engineer in a textile firm, and Lucille Crane Scott, a member of a wealthy North Carolina family.

Aaron Neville
 
Date Born: Friday 24 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: An American soul and R&B singer. He made his debut in 1966 with the hit single "Tell It Like It Is", a Number One hit on the Billboard R&B charts.

Amanda Jayne Halloran
 
Date Born:
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Amanda is a three time "TIME TOYOTA STAR MAKER" top twenty finalist & won the title "VOICE URBAN COUNTRY" 2008.

Beth Hart
 
Date Born: Monday 24 January 1972
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: While playing the Los Angeles clubs, she enlisted bassist Tal Herzberg and guitarist Jimmy Khoury.

Conrad Reeder
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 January 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, writer, USA
 
Summary: Reeder sang for fifteen years with John Denver in live concerts, on television and recordings including Dreamland Express and It's About Time.

Django Reinhardt
 
Date Born: Monday 24 January 1910
 
Description: Guitarist, Belgium
 
Summary: Django's only acoustic guitar was given to Les Paul. Les Paul keeps Django's acoustic guitar in his garage and it is his most prized possession.

Doug Kershaw
 
Date Born: Friday 24 January 1936
 
Description: Fiddle, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Kershaw was the seventh child born to a family that eventually included five boys and four girls. Raised in a home where Cajun French was spoken, he didn't learn English until the age of eight.

Ernest Borgnine
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 January 1917
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Borgnine was born in Hamden, Connecticut, the son of Anna and Charles B. Borgnino,who immigrated to the U.S. from Modena, Italy. Ernest Borgnine has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6324 Hollywood Blvd.

Jack Scott
 
Date Born: Friday 24 January 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: When Jack Scott first appeared on the rock scene in the late Fifties he immediately demonstrated a highly individual and powerful style, like Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis or any other well-known pioneer, there could be no mistaking a Jack Scott record.

Jimeoin
 
Date Born: Monday 24 January 1966
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Jimeoin McKeown is an English-born actor and stand up comedian who grew up in Portstewart, Northern Ireland.

John Belushi
 
Date Born: Monday 24 January 1949
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois to Agnes B. Samaras, a first-generation Albanian American,and Adam Belushi, an Albanian immigrant.

Jools Holland
 
Date Born: Friday 24 January 1958
 
Description: Pianist, Band Leader, UK
 
Summary: His autobiography, Barefaced Lies and Boogie Woogie Boasts (Michael Joseph Ltd, October 2007) was BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week in the week.

Neil Diamond
 
Date Born: Friday 24 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Diamond is a fan of the Australian Rules Football team the Brisbane Lions as his girlfriend is a native of Brisbane, Australia.

Orianthi
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 January 1985
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: She played and sang at Jackson's memorial, globally televised live on July 7, 2009. She appears in the film Michael Jackson's This Is It, which chronicles the rehearsals for the tour.

Ray Stevens
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Stevens has won two Grammy Awards: one for "Everything Is Beautiful" and one for the arrangement of his country and western version of the jazz standard "Misty" (1975).

Tuts Washington
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 January 1907
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Washington taught himself piano at age 10, and studied with New Orleans jazz pianist Joseph Louis "Red" Cayou. In the 1920s and 1930s, he was a leading player for New Orleans dance and Dixieland bands.

Warren Zevon
 
Date Born: Friday 24 January 1947
 
Description: Vocalist. Composer, Pianist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Zevon was born to William "Stumpy" Zevon and mother Beverly Cope Simmons, a Mormon from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Alicia Keys
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 January 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, Pianist, Cellist, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Keys was born in a Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, in New York City, New York, the daughter and only child of Teresa "Terri" Augello, a paralegal and part-time actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant.

Andy Cox
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 January 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In 1985 he joined Beat bassist David Steele and singer Roland Gift in Fine Young Cannibals.

Antonio Carlos Jobim
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 January 1927
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Brazilian
 
Summary: The Rio de Janeiro airport was renamed the Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport in his honour.

Bobby Willis
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 January 1942
 
Description: Composer, Management, UK
 
Summary: He formed a beat group, Cliff Ward and the Cruisers, and this later became the Secrets.

Craig Pike
 
Date Born: Friday 25 January 1963
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He formed own band in England - "Thee Hypnotics".

Edmund Sylvers
 
Date Born: Friday 25 January 1957
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Sylvers provided the voice of Marlon on the 1971–1973 ABC-TV cartoon series The Jackson 5ive.

Etta James
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 January 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Etta James is the winner of four Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame both in 1999 and 2008.

Ewan Maccoll
 
Date Born: Monday 25 January 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Born to Scottish parents, William and Betsy Miller in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire in England.

Gary Tibbs
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 January 1958
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He played the part of Dave in the film "Breaking Glass".

Jimmy Wyble
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 January 1922
 
Description: Guitariist, USA
 
Summary: He played in the bands of Benny Goodman and Red Norvo; with Norvo he toured Australia backing Frank Sinatra.

Norman Newell
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 January 1919
 
Description: Record producer, Composer, UK
 
Summary: In 1964 he produced Peter and Gordon's number 1 hit "A World Without Love".UK Singles Chart chart-topper.

Sidney Manker
 
Date Born: Monday 25 January 1932
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: His claim to fame is he co wrote "Raunchy" in the fifties.

Stig Andersson
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 January 1931
 
Description: Composer, Producer, Manager, Sweden
 
Summary: As well as being the manager of the Swedish supergroup, Anderson was also the founder of the Polar Music record label.

Toni Halliday
 
Date Born: Monday 25 January 1965
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: From 1978 to 1980, Halliday was the lead vocalist in a punk rock band initially named The Incest.

Anita Baker
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An eight-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum rhythm and blues and soul singer and songwriter.

Clement Dodd
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 January 1932
 
Description: Record producer, Jamaica
 
Summary: Reggae music pioneer. Legendary music producer known as a highly influential figure in the development of Jamaican music and credited with launching the career of Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Corky Laing
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1948
 
Description: Drummer, Canada
 
Summary: A Canadian rock drummer, best known as a longtime member of pioneering American hard rock band Mountain.

Crawford Wethington
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1908
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A graduate of the Chicago College of Music. An early jazz saxophonist, Crawford Wethington's most significant musical associations were with trumpeter Louis Armstrong, and a popular dance band of the '30s.

David Briggs
 
Date Born: Friday 26 January 1951
 
Description: Guitariist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1976 he joined Little River Band. He wrote their hit single "Lonesome Loser", as well as "Happy Anniversary".

Don Wood
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 January 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Maryborough, Victoria, Auatralia.

Doug Ford
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 January 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia,
 
Summary: Born in Casino NSW Australia,He first came to prominence in the mid-1960s in Sydney as a member of the second incarnation of legendary Australian rock group The Missing Links (1965-66).

Eddie Van Halen
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 January 1955
 
Description: Guitarist,Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Edward Van Halen was born to Jan van Halen, a Dutch father, and Eugenia, a Javanese mother, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Van Halen family moved to Pasadena, California, United States, from the Netherlands in 1962.

Ellen Degeneres
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1958
 
Description: Actress, Television Host, USA
 
Summary: Born to Elliot DeGeneres, a salesman, and Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer.She is of French, English, German and Irish descent.P/E. She has won twelve Emmys and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

Huey Smith
 
Date Born: Friday 26 January 1934
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Huey's influence on New Orleans music in the mid 1950s was profound, and it was often said Huey Piano Smith’s band was like a finishing school for Nola singers and musicians.

Jimmy Van Heusen
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1913
 
Description: Pianst, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He also worked as a part time test pilot for Lockheed Corporation in World War II.

Kirk Franklin
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1970
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Kirk Franklin's 10th album, The Fight of My Life, was released in the United States on December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18). The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 33 with 74,000 copies sold in the first week.

Lucinda Williams
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of poet and literature professor Miller Williams and an amateur pianist.

Mary Murphy - Actress
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1931
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Murphy first gained attention 1953, when she played a good-hearted girl who tries to reform Marlon Brando in The Wild One.

Merrilee Rush
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Rush's version of "Angel of the Morning" was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, in early 1968, and was produced by Chips Moman and the late Tommy Cogbill. Released by the Bell Records company, in late June. 1968, the song climbed to #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart

Paul Newman
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1925
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donates all profits and royalties to charity. As of May 2007, these donations have exceeded $220 million. P/E

Ronnie Hilton
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 January 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: From a comparatively unknown Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "Me and Juliet" written in 1953, Ronnie Hilton took the hit tune "No Other Love", and scored his one and only UK Number One hit in 1956.

Ronnie Stephenson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 January 1937
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Stephenson had a close association with Ronnie Scott and the Club, spent two years in Ronnie Scott's Quartet.

Shane Howard
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 January 1955
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Composer
 
Summary: An Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, he was the mainstay of folk rock group Goanna which had hits with "Solid Rock"

Stephane Grappelli
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1908
 
Description: Violinist, French
 
Summary: Grappelli is rated as one of the greatest jazz violinist of all time.

Thom Bell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 January 1943
 
Description: Songwriter, record producer, and arranger, USA
 
Summary: One of the creators of the Philadelphia style of soul music in the 1970s. Nominated for a Grammy Award in 1970.

Warren Benson
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1925
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Composer of more than 100 works, his music has been performed in more than 40 countries, and many of his works have been recorded.

Billy Barnes
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1927
 
Description: Composer and lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Barnes started writing musical comedy sketches while still in high school, and continued while at UCLA. He started collaborating in college with Bob Rodgers, and their first professional revue, a Cabaret Concert Show, was staged in 1956 in Los Angeles.

Bobby Hutcherson
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1941
 
Description: Vibraphone and marimba, USA
 
Summary: One of the most gifted and innovative jazz musicians of his generation, trumpeter Woody Shaw navigated the rapidly fluctuating jazz scene of the '70s and '80s

Bridget Fonda
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1964
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Fonda was born in California, into a family of actors, including her grandfather Henry Fonda, father Peter Fonda, and aunt Jane Fonda. Her mother, Susan Jane Brewer, is an artist.

Buddy Desylva
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1895
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: De Sylva was mainly successful with songs written for Al Jolson and Jolson's Broadway show 'Sinbad'. The show goes back to 1918.

David Saville - Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1919
 
Description: Voca, Actor, Record Producer.USA
 
Summary: Bagdasarian's first musical composed success was the song he wrote with Saroyan, "Come on-a My House", sung by Rosemary Clooney.

Don Shirley
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1927
 
Description: Pianist, Jamaica
 
Summary: His first teacher was his mother. He began playing piano at age of about two and made his first public performance at the age of 3.

Donna Reed
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1921
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Reed was the daughter of Hazel Jane (née Shives) and William Richard Mullenger.The trees that Reed's father planted still stand and the route to their home, southeast of Denison, is named Donna Reed Drive. This route is now paved to the north corner of the old Mullenger farm.

Elmore James
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1918
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He was the illegitimate son of 15-year-old Leola Brooks, a field hand. His father was probably Joe Willie "Frost" James, who moved in with Leola, and so Elmore took this as his name.

Helmut Zacharias
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 January 1920
 
Description: Violinist, Germany
 
Summary: In the 1950s he was considered to be one of the best jazz violinists of Europe.

Hot Lips Page
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1908
 
Description: Trumpeter, Vocals, USA
 
Summary: He has been largely neglected by historians since his death due to mysterious circumstances in November 1954, but is considered by many to be one of the giants of the Swing Era and one of the founders of what came to be known as rhythm and blues.

Jean-michel Damase
 
Date Born: Friday 27 January 1928
 
Description: Pianist, conductor and composer
 
Summary: French pianist, conductor and composer of classical music.

Jerome Kern
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 January 1885
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Jerome Kern was born to Fanny and Henry Kern, both German Jews. They named him Jerome because they lived near Jerome Park, a favorite place of theirs.

Kevin Coyne
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1944
 
Description: Guitar, Vocalist, Harmonica, Composer, Singer, Artist, Writer, Poet, Filmmaker
 
Summary: Coyne is notable for his unorthodox and unforgettable style of blues-influenced guitar composition, the intense quality of his vocal delivery.

Kim Gardner
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1946
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He was part of the British invasion of the 1960s, and recorded more than thirty albums during his music career.Ashton and Dyke then joined forces with the bass guitar playing Kim Gardner

Nedra Talley
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Ronettes were a girl group of the 1960s from New York City, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector.

Nick Mason
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 January 1945
 
Description: Drums, UK
 
Summary: The son of the documentary film maker Bill Mason, he was born in Birmingham but brought up in Hampstead, London. P/E

Skitch Henderson
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1918
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Aunt Hattie, who raised him. She taught him piano, starting at the age of four

Tracy Lawrence
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 January 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lawrence worked as an ironworker and in phone sales while he tried to break into the music business.

Troy Donahue
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1936
 
Description: Actor,USA
 
Summary: An American actor of film and television considered a male sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - (1756 – 1791)
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 January 1756
 
Description: Composer, Austria
 
Summary: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl Mozart in Getreidegasse 9 in Salzburg, the capital of the sovereign Archbishopric of Salzburg, in what is now Austria, then part of the Holy Roman Empire. P/E

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - (1756 – 1791)
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 January 1756
 
Description: Composer, Austria
 
Summary: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl Mozart in Getreidegasse 9 in Salzburg, the capital of the sovereign Archbishopric of Salzburg, in what is now Austria, then part of the Holy Roman Empire. P/E

Ainslie Henderson
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1979
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Scotland
 
Summary: a Scottish singer-songwriter. He is best known for his appearance on the BBC's television programme, Fame Academy, and his subsequent Top 5 UK single, "Keep Me A Secret". In 2006, he independently released his debut album.

Alan Alda
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 January 1936
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His father, Robert Alda (1914-1986) aka Alphonso Giovanni Giuseppe Roberto D'Abruzzo, was an actor and singer, and his mother, Joan Brown, was crowned Miss New York in a beauty pageant. P/E

Anthony Hamilton
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 January 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Hamilton's career and was released in June 2005. Ain't Nobody Worryin', his gold-selling third studio album.

Arthur Rubinstein
 
Date Born: Friday 28 January 1887
 
Description: Pianist, Poland
 
Summary: He retired from the stage in 1976, as his eyesight and hearing were rapidly deteriorating. He became almost blind in later life. he Aeolian Duo-Art system and the American Piano Company.

Barbi Benton
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 January 1950
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Benton a recording artist with some success. Her 1975 record, "Brass Buckles," was a top five hit on Billboard's country singles chart.

Brian Keenan
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Keenan was part of The Chambers Brothers from 1965 to 1971.

Dan Spitz
 
Date Born: Monday 28 January 1963
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The lead guitarist of the thrash metal band Anthrax from 1983-1995 and 2005 to 2007. He is the brother of former Black Sabbath bassist Dave Spitz.

Michael Hastings
 
Date Born: Monday 28 January 1980
 
Description: Contributing editor to "Rolling Stone" - Journalist
 
Summary: Michael Mahon Hastings was an American journalist, author, contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and reporter for BuzzFeed. He was raised in New York, Canada, and Vermont, and attended New York University.

Mr Acker Bilk
 
Date Born: Monday 28 January 1929
 
Description: Clarinetist, UK
 
Summary: He is known for his trademark goatee, bowler hat, striped waistcoat and his breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style.P/E

Robert Wyatt
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine.

Ronnie Scott
 
Date Born: Friday 28 January 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: Scott is best remembered for co-founding, with former tenor sax player Pete King, the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, which opened in 1959 at 39 Gerrard Street in London's Soho

Sacha Distel
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, French
 
Summary: He is mentioned in the Peter Sarstedt's song "Where Do You Go To, My Lovely". One of Sarstedt's bigest hits in the sixties.

Sarah Mclachlan
 
Date Born: Monday 28 January 1963
 
Description: Vocalist, Multi- Instrumentalist, Painter, Executive Producer, CA
 
Summary: Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2006, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide

Amii Stewart
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 January 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Stewart is the aunt of actress/singer Sinitta who, in turn, is the daughter of actress/singer Miquel Brown.

Bobby Scott
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1937
 
Description: Pianist, vibraphonist, Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: As a songwriter, he won a Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition for the song "A Taste of Honey".

Claudine Longet
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, France
 
Summary: Married Andy Williams on December 15, 1961. She and Williams separated in 1969 but did not formally divorce until 6 years later in 1975.

David Byron
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Mainly known as the frontman of the '70s arena rock outfit Uriah Heep, singer David Byron also performed as a solo artist.

Eddie Taylor
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1923
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Taylor's son Eddie Taylor Jr. is a blues guitarist in Chicago, and his stepson Larry Taylor is a blues drummer and vocalist.

Frederick Delius
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 January 1862
 
Description: Composer, UK
 
Summary: His parents were German born and moved to England which they worked a wollen business.

Ian "molly" Meldrum
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1946
 
Description: Media, Personality, Journalsit, Australia
 
Summary: Music news presenter on the popular music program Countdown and widely recognised for his trademark Akubra hat.

Isabel Lucas
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1985
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Known for her role as Tasha Andrews on the Australian television soap opera Home and Away (2003–2006)

Ivo Robic
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1923
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Croatia
 
Summary: Robi¿ was nicknamed "Mister Morgen" following the success of his first international hit, "Morgen" (which means "tomorrow"), in 1959.

James Jamerson
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 January 1938
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: James Jamerson plays bass on countless Motown singles and album tracks, including classics by the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas, the Miracles, the Marvelettes, the Temptations and others.P/A

Jeanne Lee
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her influence is the black rootsand tradition and her love for classical.

Jessica Marais
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1985
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Born in South Africa, Marais and her family lived in Canada and New Zealand before relocating to Perth, Western Australia, when she was nine.

John Forsythe
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1918
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Forsythe, the oldest of three children, was born in New Jersey to a factory worker, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York where his father worked as a Wall Street businessman during the Great Depression of 1929.P/E

Katharine Ross
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1940
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ross was born in Hollywood, California, when her father was in the Navy. Her family later settled in Walnut Creek, California, east of San Francisco. She graduated from Las Lomas High School.P/E

Mark Wynter
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: One of Britain’s most promising singers charting with songs such as "DREAM GIRL" and "VENUS IN BLUE JEANS" all covers but very good covers compared to the originals.

Max Carl
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 January 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In addition to performing, Carl also found time during the mid-80s to compose tunes for various movie soundtracks, performing on many of them as well. Films such as Police Academy (1984) and Doin' Time (1985) include his compositions.

Max Richard
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, Australian
 
Summary: An Australian country singer, songwriter.

Noel Harrison
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: He is the son of British actor Sir Rex Harrison.

Oprah Winfrey
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1954
 
Description: Talk show host, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award-nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century.

Rodney Rude
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1943
 
Description: Comedian, Vocalist, Poet and Write, rAustralia
 
Summary: He began his career in a band, singing and playing guitar. His habit of altering the lyrics of songs to amuse himself and his audience prompted him to become a comedian.

Tom Selleck
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in Detroit to a father from north eastern Slovakia Robert Selleck (died 2001) and Scottish-American mother Martha.

Tony Blackburn
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1943
 
Description: Disc Jockey, Singer UK
 
Summary: An English disc jockey, who broadcast on the "pirate" stations Radio Caroline and Radio London in the 1960s

Victor Mature
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born to father, Marcellus George Mature, a cutler, and Swiss American mother, Clara Mature.

Dick Martin
 
Date Born: Monday 30 January 1922
 
Description: Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for the co host of "LAUGH IN" television series during the sixties with partner Dan Rowan.P/E

Gene Hackman
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 January 1930
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Lyda and Eugene Ezra Hackman. He has a brother, Richard. Hackman's family moved from one place to another until finally settling in Illinois, living in the house of his maternal grandmother, Beatrice, and where Hackman's father operated the printing press for the Commercial-News, a local paper.

Horst Jankowski
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 January 1936
 
Description: Pianist, Germany
 
Summary: A classically trained pianist most famous for his easy listening music.

Jeanne Pruett
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 January 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was one of ten children, and since a young age she listened to the Grand Ole Opry and also harmonized with her brothers and sisters.

Jody Watley
 
Date Born: Friday 30 January 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She ranks as the #144 most successful R&B artist of all time according to Billboard magazine.

Joe Terranova
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Danny and The Juniors were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.

Lizbeth Webb
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 January 1926
 
Description: Actress, Singer
 
Summary: She began her career as a teenage band vocalist under the name Betty Webb, singing to the troops during World War II and freelancing with British bands

Marty Balin
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Balin was the founder and featured vocalist for Jefferson Airplane from 1965 to 1971.

Roy Eldridge
 
Date Born: Monday 30 January 1911
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Eldridge was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and originally played drums, trumpet and tuba.

Ruth Brown
 
Date Born: Monday 30 January 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Ruth Brown's father was a dockhand who directed the local church choir. Ruth showed more of an interest in singing at nightclubs. She was inspired by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington.

Steve Marriott
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 January 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Steve Marriott was born to parents Kay and Bill Marriott who lived at Strone Road, Manor Park.

Tubby Hayes
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 January 1935
 
Description: Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: From 1957 to 1959 he joined Ronnie Scott in co-leading a quintet, The Jazz Couriers, perhaps the most fondly remembered of British Modern Jazz groups.

Vanessa Redgrave
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 January 1937
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: The daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave.

Alan Lomax
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1915
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was one of the great field collectors of folk music of the 20th century, recording thousands of songs in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, the Caribbean, Italy, and Spain.

Bobby Hackett
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1915
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra during 1941-42.

Carol Channing
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1923
 
Description: Actress, Comedienne, USA
 
Summary: Her father was George Channing, a journalist, whose newspaper career took the family to San Francisco when Channing was only two weeks old; her mother was the former Carol Glaser.

Chuck Willis
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 January 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Willis signed with Columbia Records. After one single, he began recording on a Columbia subsidiary, Okeh. During his stay at Okeh, he established himself as a popular R&B singer and songwriter. In 1956, he moved to Atlantic Records where he had immediate success with "It's Too Late", "Juanita", and "Love Me Cherry". His most successful recording was "C.C. Rider".

Cyril Stapleton
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 January 1914
 
Description: Band Leader, UK
 
Summary: Stapleton was a leader in Britain and overseas, thanks to his regular BBC broadcasts and his many recordings.

Earokin
 
Date Born: Friday 31 January 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, musician and comedian, UK
 
Summary: He performs on TV in several countries, particularly in Brazil, Australia and Germany.

Eddie Cantor
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