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Bobby Day
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 July 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Day's best known songwriting efforts were "Over and Over" made popular by the Dave Clark Five in 1965 and "Little Bitty Pretty One"

Charles Laughton
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1899
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Laughton was born the son of Robert Laughton by his wife Elizabeth. His mother was a devout Catholic and he attended Stonyhurst College, a Jesuit school, in Lancashire, England.

Dan Aykroyd
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 July 1952
 
Description: Actor, Drummer, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He grew up in Canadian where his father, Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer, worked as a policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. His mother, Lorraine, is a secretary of French Canadian origin.

Debbie Harry
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 July 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Harry was adopted when she was three months old by a family from Hawthorne, New Jersey, and attended Hawthorne High School, where she graduated in 1963.

Delaney Bramlett
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 2008 Bramlett released his first CD in six years, A New Kind of Blues. Recognised in Australia for the hit "Never Ending Song Of Love".

Earl Warren
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 July 1914
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He led bands in the Midwest during part of the 1930s before joining Basie in 1937.

Eddie Bond
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1933
 
Description: Singer and guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bond's contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Farley Granger
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 July 1925
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: A career spanning several decades, he was perhaps best known for his two collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Rope in 1948

James Cotton
 
Date Born: Monday 1 July 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, Harmonica, USA
 
Summary: He made his first recordings as a solo artist for the Sun Records label in Memphis, Tennessee in 1953.

June Monteiro
 
Date Born: Monday 1 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Member of vocal group "The Toys". Formed in 1960.

Karen Black
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1939
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Karen Black was a child prodigy, reading past the high school level by fourth grade. She entered Northwestern University at the age of 15, but dropped out at 17. She moved to New York, worked as a waitress.

Maria Hawkins Ellington
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was also a jazz singer who worked most notably with Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

Mark Benno
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 July 1947
 
Description: Musician, Composer, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Record producer of album "Asylum Choir II" with Leon Russell.

Missy Elliott
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 July 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An American rap singer and producer.

Olivia De Havilland
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1916
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Both de Havilland and Fontaine were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1942. Fontaine won that year for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion over de Havilland's performance in Hold Back the Dawn.

Pamela Anderson
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1967
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Anderson was born the daughter of Carol and Barry Anderson, a furnace repairman.

Rashied Ali
 
Date Born: Monday 1 July 1935
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: An American free jazz and avant-garde jazz drummer best known for playing with John Coltrane in the last years of Coltrane's life.

Victor Willis
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 July 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: A singer, songwriter, actor, and original lead singer of the disco group Village People. He was also one of the only straight members of the original group.

Vito Bratta
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The guitarist and lead songwriter for the 1980s rock band White Lion from 1983 to 1992.

Allen Shelton
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 July 1936
 
Description: Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: As a 14-year-old, Mr. Shelton began playing shows with Eanes in Danville, VA. Mac Wiseman heard his banjo work and hired him away from Eanes, and Mr. Shelton’s banjo is heard on Wiseman’s endearing recording of

Culley Holt
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 July 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of The Jirdanaires mainly known as the group known across the world as the backup vocalists for a number of Elvis Presley's hit singles.

Frederick Fennell
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 July 1914
 
Description: Conducter, USA
 
Summary: Fennell became the first person ever to be awarded a degree in percussion performance.

George Jackson - Violinist
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 July 1989
 
Description: Violinist, NZ
 
Summary: •As a session Musician George’s experience includes fiddling on tour for country bands “The Australian Bluegrass All Stars”, “The Roys”, “The Pigs”, “The McClymonts” and the “Garth Brooks Tribute show” as well as call-in performances and recordings with many Country singers and local Brisbane and Melbourne bands

Jenni Rivera
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 July 1969
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, actress, television producer, and entrepreneur, USA
 
Summary: Rivera, a Mexican American, was born in Long Beach, California to parents Pedro Rivera and Rosa Saavedra, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico

Leapy Lee
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The song "Little Arrows", written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood, was also the title track of his first album, released in 1968. NP

Lee Allen
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 July 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Raised largely in Colorado, Allen played saxophone from his childhood.

Lindsay Lohan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 July 1986
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Lohan, then 17, became the youngest-ever host of the MTV Movie Awards in 2004. Speak, Lohan's debut album, was released in December 2004, peaking at number four on the Billboard 200 and earning Platinum certification by early 2005.

Marvin Rainwater
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 July 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Rainwater was born in Wichita, Kansas to Stella (née Miller) and Cicero Percy Rainwater, and grew up during the Great Depression. As a child, instead of listening to the Grand Ole Opry.

Michelle Branch
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 July 1983
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Actress USA
 
Summary: "Everywhere." The single was a commercial success, winning the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Viewer's Choice Award. "Everywhere" was later followed by singles "All You Wanted" and "Goodbye to You."

Morag Beaton
 
Date Born: Friday 2 July 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Australian - Scottish
 
Summary: In 1962, she made her debut in Berlin singing in Manuel de Falla's extraordinary Atlantida. After singing in Germany and England, having been invited by Richard Bonynge, she toured Australia with the Sutherland-Williamson International Grand Opera Company in 1965.

Murry Wilson
 
Date Born: Monday 2 July 1917
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Wilson was also the manager of their band the Beach Boys, and served as their music publisher.

Paul Williams
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Paul Williams was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Williams met his lifelong best friend Eddie Kendricks during their grade school years.

Peter Briquette
 
Date Born: Friday 2 July 1954
 
Description: Bassist, Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Mainly known for the hit "I Dont Like Mondays" - 1980

Roland Trone
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 July 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Harmony, Duo
 
Summary: In 1959, they released an uptempo single, entitled "Who's That Knocking," on Shad Records

Ron Silver
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 July 1946
 
Description: Actor, director, producer, USA
 
Summary: He portrayed tennis player Bobby Riggs in the TV docudrama "When Billie Beat Bobby," the story of Riggs' exhibition match against Billie Jean King.

Tom Springfield
 
Date Born: Monday 2 July 1934
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Tom Springfield was the brother of Dusty Springfield and an important figure in the 1960s folk and pop music scene.

Bb Dickerson
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 July 1949
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: He performs with Howard E. Scott, Lee Oskar and Harold Brown as the "Lowrider Band".

Betty Buckley
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 July 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Buckley was born the daughter of Betty Bob, a dancer and journalist, and Ernest Buckley, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and former dean of engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Bob Hubbard
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 July 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: For over 40 years, the Jordanaires remained one of the premier backup vocal groups in country music.

Bruce Kapler
 
Date Born: Friday 3 July 1953
 
Description: Saxophonist etc
 
Summary: Bruce Kapler joined the CBS Orchestra on November 1, 1993.

Dave Allen
 
Date Born: Friday 3 July 1936
 
Description: Comedian, UK
 
Summary: Dave Allen's trademark debunking of religious, especially Catholic, ritual throughout each episode made for minor controversy which, coupled with some quite frank material, earned the show a somewhat risque reputation.

David Lynch
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: David Lynch of St. Louis, Missouri, who was working as a cab driver when he joined. YOUTUBE: The lead singer on this recording is David Lynch. This song was orginally a hit in 1947 for Kay Kyser and Freddy Martin.

Gary Forrester
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1946
 
Description: Writer, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Forrester learned bluegrass music in the early 1980s from two Lakota Indians, Cheeto Mestes and Mervin Frazier, while defending Indian tribal rights in South Dakota. YOUTUBE: Gary Forrester (Guitar), Peter Somerville (banjo), Philomena Carroll (bass), Andrew Hook (mandolin), Gerry Hale (fiddle). All songs by Gary Forrester.

George M. Cohan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1878
 
Description: Entertainer, Playwright, Composer, Lyricist, Actor, Singer, Dancer, Producer
 
Summary: His life and music were depicted in the Academy Award-winning film Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and the 1968 musical George M!. A statue of Cohan is in Times Square in New York City.

John Verity
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 July 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The group mainly known for "Hold Your Head Up".

John Wilkinson
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 July 1947
 
Description: Rhythm Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Wilkinson first met Elvis Presley when he was 10 years old after sneaking into his dressing room before a show at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield. He amused Presley when he told him, "You can't play guitar worth a damn."

Johnny Lee
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In high school he formed a rock n' roll band, "Johnny Lee and the Roadrunners".

Judith Durham
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 July 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Durham lived in Hobart, Tasmania, where she attended The Fahan School before moving back to Melbourne in 1956.

Julian Assange
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 July 1971
 
Description: Editor, Australia
 
Summary: In 1987, after turning 16, Assange began hacking under the name "Mendax" (derived from a phrase of Horace: "splendide mendax", or "nobly untruthful").

Kavyen Temperley
 
Date Born: Monday 3 July 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Bassist, Australia
 
Summary: The lead singer, song writer, bassist and occasionally the keys of the Australian band Eskimo Joe.

Ken Russell
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 July 1927
 
Description: Film Director
 
Summary: He is best known for his Oscar-winning film Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who's Tommy (1975), and the science fiction film Altered States (1980).

Kid Sister
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 July 1980
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Kid Sister has a degree in film from Columbia College Chicago and worked on two independent feature films, 9/11 drama "The Guys" (2002) starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia.

Laura Branigan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Known for the songs "Gloria" and "Self Control", the latter receiving the first of four Grammy Award nominations. Without You",

Matthew Fisher
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1946
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Responsible for the organ sound on the 1967 single "A Whiter Shade of Pale".

Maureen Kennedy
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: A member of "The Vernons Girls" are really the world's longest running girl group and still exist today in one permutation or another.

Pete Fountain
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 July 1930
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: Pete would go to Hollywood many times appearing on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson fifty six times.

Scott Borchetta
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 July 1962
 
Description: Big Machine Records, President/CEO, USA
 
Summary: Before Big Machine, Borchetta was a race car driver and a staff member at the Nashville divisions of DreamWorks Records and MCA Records as well as MTM Records, owned by actress Mary Tyler Moore's MTM Enterprises.

Shawnee Smith
 
Date Born: Friday 3 July 1970
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Along with acting, she is also a musician; she plays the guitar, piano, drums, and sings.

Tom Cruise
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 July 1962
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Cruise was born the son of Mary Lee, a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer. Cruise has German and Colonial English ancestry.

Tommy Tedesco
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 July 1930
 
Description: Guitarist, Session Musician, USA
 
Summary: He was described by "Guitar Player" magazine as the most recorded guitarist in history.

Top Topham
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 July 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He couldn't devote himself to the Yardbirds full-time, and thus he had to leave. His replacement was a fellow art student from the same secondary school, Eric Clapton.

Al Wilson
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 July 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Canned Heat were popular during the sixties and seventies.

Anne Kirkpatrick
 
Date Born: Friday 4 July 1952
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Pianist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: The first born to country music icons Slim Dusty and Joy McKean. in 1952.

Baker Knight
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 July 1933
 
Description: Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Knight wrote the song "Lonesome Town", which became a hit for Rick Nelson in 1958, as did the B-side, Knight's "I Got a Feeling".

Billy Withers
 
Date Born: Monday 4 July 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Bill Withers was born the youngest of nine children in the small coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia.

Brian Davies
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 July 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: British-born Australian former singer and television actor.He was born in Manchester, England in 1944, and migrated to Australia with his parents at a young age.

Dave Patillo
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 July 1914
 
Description: Bass vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Vocalist and bassist for the fifties group "The Five Red Caps", formed in 1943. Disbanded in 1970.

Deana Carter
 
Date Born: Monday 4 July 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Her first big break came when one of her demo tapes caught the attention of Willie Nelson, who invited her to take part in the 1994

Gina Lollobrigida
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 July 1928
 
Description: Actress, Italian
 
Summary: Born one of four daughters of a furniture manufacturer, her sisters are Giuliana, Maria and Fernanda.

Jeremy Spencer
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 July 1948
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Spencer became the first member of Fleetwood Mac to release a solo album, simply titled Jeremy Spencer, in 1970.

Joe Young - (lyricist)
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 July 1889
 
Description: Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: He began his career as a singer for music publishing firms in New York and during World War I he toured in Europe as an entertainer for US Troops. His first major songwriting success came in 1914

John Waite
 
Date Born: Monday 4 July 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Waite first came to attention as the lead singer and bassist of The Babys, a British group which had moderate chart success and a solid following for their concert tours.

Kirk Pengilly
 
Date Born: Friday 4 July 1958
 
Description: Guitarist, Saxophonist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: As principal backing vocalist, saxophonist and guitarist, he contributes to a great deal of the music that INXS release. His main instrument though is the guitar.

Mark Slaughter
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 July 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: an American musician. He is one of the founders of heavy metal band Slaughter. He has also worked as a voice actor and composer.

Mitch Miller
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 July 1911
 
Description: Producer, Arranger, Band Leader, Conductor, USA
 
Summary: Miller was born to a Jewish family in Rochester, New York. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Miller is an accomplished oboe and English horn player.

Paul Fenton
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 July 1946
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: After leaving his band Christie he started playing drums with the original version of T.Rex in 1973.

Stephen Foster
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 July 1826
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Foster was born in Lawrenceville, now part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up as the ninth of ten children in a middle-class family.

Tommy Korberg
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 July 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Sweden
 
Summary: He has also appeared in the Swedish productions of other musicals, including The Sound of Music and Les Misérables. YOUTUBE: Elaine Paige and Tommy Korberg sing 'Mountain Duet' live in Stockholm, 1984.

Andy Ellison
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 July 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Lead singer of Radio Stars, a punk rock band, had only one UK Top 40 hit, "Nervous Wreck" in early 1978.

Eric Watson - (pianist)
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 July 1955
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 2003 and 2005 he toured in Europa, Asia, and Australia with Christof Lauer.

Huey Lewis
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 July 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lewis was born in New York City and raised in Marin County, California. His father was an Irish American from Boston and his mother, Magda Cregg, was a Polish refugee.

Rick Devin
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 July 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His dedication to the preservation of Cowboy Music was seen in his first six albums, earning him seven nominations in the 2004 Academy of Western Artists Awards.

Robbie Robertson - Guitarist
 
Date Born: Monday 5 July 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, Arranger, Canada
 
Summary: He studied guitar from his youth and has been writing songs and performing since his teen years.

Ronnie Self
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 July 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Ronnie Self was born the first of five children of Raymond Self, a farmer turned railroad worker, and Hazel Sprague Self.

Rudy West
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 July 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The lead singer of "The Five Keys" an American rhythm and blues vocal group that was instrumental in shaping this genre in the 1950s.

Smiley Lewis
 
Date Born: Monday 5 July 1920
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Lewis was born to Jeffrey and Lillie Mae Lemons, as the second of three sons.

Snuff Garrett
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 July 1939
 
Description: Record Producer
 
Summary: He was a staff producer at Liberty Records during the 1960s, and was responsible for hiring Phil Spector as a producer for Liberty. Later he had his own record label, Snuff Garrett Records.

50 Cent
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 July 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, Entrepreneur, USA
 
Summary: Born Curtis James Jackson III, grew up in the South Jamaica neighborhood of Queens in New York City. He grew up without a father and was raised by his mother Sabrina Jackson, who gave birth to him at the age of fifteen.

Bill Haley
 
Date Born: Monday 6 July 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Haley was blinded in his left eye as a child due to a botched operation. Haley later adopted his distinctive spit-curl hairstyle to distract attention from his blind eye.

Della Reese
 
Date Born: Monday 6 July 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Della was born in in Detroit, Michigan. At only six years old, she began singing in church. From this experience, she became an avid Gospel singer.

Gene Chandler
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 July 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Chandler was known for a cape, a monocle, a top hat and a cane.

Izora Rhodes Armstead
 
Date Born: Monday 6 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Half of the 1980s pop group Two Tons O' Fun, who would later be renamed The Weather Girls.

Jan Bradley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 July 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Bradley grew up in Robbins, Illinois. She was noticed by manager Don Talty who also managed Phil Upchurch at a high school talent show.

Janet Leigh
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 July 1926
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Leigh was born the only child of Helen Lita and Frederick Robert Morrison.

Jeannie Seely
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 July 1940
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: She was one of Country music's most successful and most influential female vocalists of the 60s.

Jet Harris
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1939
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He learned to play clarinet as a teenager, he made his own four string double bass to play in a jazz group.

John Jorgenson
 
Date Born: Friday 6 July 1956
 
Description: Virtuoso guitarist, composer, arranger, songwriter, and professional touring musician.
 
Summary: While a member of the Desert Rose Band, Jorgenson won the Academy of Country Music's "Guitarist of the Year" award three consecutive years.

John Keeble
 
Date Born: Monday 6 July 1959
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Member of and drummer of "New Romantic" - "Spadau Ballet".

Louie Bellson
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 July 1924
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Duke Ellington called him "the world's greatest drummer," and Bellson, to this day, lives up to the description. He's a composer, arranger, bandleader, tireless jazz educator, pioneered the use of two bass drums, and in terms of the speed of his hands and feet and the wonderful, percussive "ideas" he conveys on the drums, stands next to only Buddy Rich as the total technician. Extracted from Drummerworld.

Nanci Griffith
 
Date Born: Monday 6 July 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas.

Patti Mccabe
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Formed in a suburb of Cleveland, the Poni-Tails Toni Cistone, Karen Topinka and Patti McCabe started singing at Brush High School, which they all attended.

Phil Emmanuel
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 July 1952
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: 2000 saw him performing to a worldwide audience of 4.5 billion at the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics with brother Tommy

Richard Beckinsale
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 July 1947
 
Description: Actor. UK
 
Summary: Richard Beckinsale to a part-Burmese father and an English mother, and left Alderman White Secondary Modern school at 15.

Rick Price
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1961
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: In January and February of 1997 Price played several shows alongside another accomplished Australian singer, songwriter Jack Jones.

Rik Elstwit
 
Date Born: Friday 6 July 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The band formed in 1968 in Union City, New Jersey,USA.

Rob Heaton
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1961
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Together with Justin Sullivan he was the core of the Bradford based band, originally alongside Stuart Morrow on bass and then later with Jason 'Moose' Harris.

Sebastian Cabot
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 July 1918
 
Description: Actor - U.S.A.
 
Summary: Even though he played the villain in so many films Sebastian Cabot is mainly remembered for the TV series ’Family Affair’ with Brian Keith in the sixties.

Sylvester Stallone
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 July 1946
 
Description: Actor, Director, Writer
 
Summary: Stallone was born the son of Jackie Stallone, an astrologer, former dancer and promoter of women's wrestling, and Frank Stallone, Sr, a hairdresser.

Al Chez
 
Date Born: Friday 7 July 1961
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He first met Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra's Will Lee at a club in New York in 1986

Alan Hawking
 
Date Born: Friday 7 July 1933
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: A member of one of Australia’s leading country bands such as "The Hawking Bros"

Andy Whitfield
 
Date Born: Friday 7 July 1972
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Andy Whitfield was born in Amlwch, Wales and studied engineering at the University of Western Sydney and worked in Lidcombe as an engineer before moving to Sydney in 1999.

Blondie Chaplin
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 July 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, South Africa
 
Summary: Chaplin was member of South African rock band The Flame before joining The Beach Boys.

Chan Romero
 
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Romero cites a major turning point in his life in 1955. That was the year Elvis Presley performed "Hound Dog" on The Steve Allen Show.

Charlie Louvin
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 July 1927
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Known professionally as Charlie Louvin, is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is best

David Hodo
 
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: The original Construction Worker, was born and raised in San Andreas, California.

Doc Severinsen
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 July 1927
 
Description: Trumpeter, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Severinsen was born the son of Minnie Mae and Carl Severinsen, who was a dentist. He was nicknamed "Little Doc" after his father, and had originally wanted to play the trombone. But the senior Severinsen, a gifted amateur violinist, urged him to study the violin.

Eduardo Falu
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 July 1923
 
Description: Gutarist, composer. Argentina
 
Summary: Falú's last album as a perfomer, published in 2009, was a tribute to classical Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia

Gian Carlo Menotti
 
Date Born: Friday 7 July 1911
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Spoleto Festival in Melbourne, Australia. Menotti was the artistic director during the period of 1986-88, but after three festivals there, he decided to withdraw

Jcak Greene
 
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1930
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Country musician. Nicknamed the "Jolly Greene Giant" due to his height and deep voice, Greene was a long time member of the Grand Ole Opry. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Greene is best-known for his 1966 hit "There Goes My Everything."

Jim Mccartney
 
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1902
 
Description: The McCartney Family.
 
Summary: Mary met her future husband during an air raid on Liverpool in 1940, when Jim was 38 years old, and had settled into what his friends thought was, "a confirmed bachelorhood." Mary had been too career-conscious to think of marriage and, at 31-years-old, was thought of as a spinster.

Jim Rodford
 
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1941
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He played with The Kinks, The Swinging Blue Jeans and was a founding member of Argent.

Joe Zawinul
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 July 1932
 
Description: Pianist, Composer , Austria
 
Summary: Zawinul won the "Best Keyboardist" award 30 times from American jazz magazine Down Beat's critics' poll.

Larry Reinhardt
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 July 1948
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Reinhardt started his musical career in the 1960s in the Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida area.

Mary Ford
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 July 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born into a musical family. Her father was a Nazarene minister, and her parents left Missouri, traveling cross-country while singing gospel music and preaching at revival meetings across America.

Reg Lindsay
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 July 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Reg is probably known most of all for his country music shows televised from Adelaide, South Australia named "The Reg Lindsay Country Hour"

Ringo Starr
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 July 1940
 
Description: Drummer, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Ringo Starr was born at 9 Madryn Street, Dingle, Liverpool. Starr's parents split up when he was three years old; his mother, Elsie Starkey, married Harry Graves, whom Starr liked and who encouraged his interest in music.

Rob Townshend
 
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1947
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Rob Townsend was born and raised in Leicester, England, where he took an interest in music and started playing drums, heavily influenced by jazz greats such as Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa.

Shelley Duvall
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 July 1949
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Duvall was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Bobbie Ruth Crawford, a real estate broker, and Robert Richardson Duvall, a defense attorney.

Tommy Quickly
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 July 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Spotted as the vocalist with local group the Challengers.

Bill Carson
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 July 1926
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Carson's 1959 Fiesta Red Stratocaster sold for $66,000 in a Christie's New York auction.

Billy Eckstine
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 July 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor , USA
 
Summary: Born in Pittsburgh but raised in Washington, D.C., Eckstine began singing at the age of seven and entered many amateur talent shows.

Bobby Sowell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1947
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Sowell was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2002. In 1994, he went out as a solo artist. As a pianist and composer, Sowell has recorded 8 albums, crossing many genres of music, from jazz, pop, rock and roll, honky tonk and blues to country music, gospel and easy listening.

Colin Walker
 
Date Born: Friday 8 July 1949
 
Description: Celloist, Pianist, UK
 
Summary: He was a cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra, between 1972 and 1973.

Dee Irwin
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Things started to click for him in 1963 when he recorded a cover of "Swinging on a Star" and headed to the UK for an extended tour. The hashed song Bing Crosby hit from nineteen years earlier

Earl Van Dyke
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1930
 
Description: Keyboardist, Arranger, Band leader, USA
 
Summary: Van Dyke played the Steinway grand piano, the Hammond B-3 organ, the Wurlitzer electric piano, the Fender Rhodes, and the celeste and harpsichord.

George Antheil
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 July 1900
 
Description: Composer, pianist, author, and inventor, USA
 
Summary: A self-described "Bad Boy of Music", his modernist compositions amazed and appalled listeners in Europe and the US during the 1920s with its cacophonous celebration of mechanical devices.

Jai Johanny Johanson
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1944
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Known by the stage names Jaimoe or Jaimo, is an American drummer and percussionist who is best known as one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.

Johnnie Johnson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1924
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A piano player and blues musician whose work with Chuck Berry led to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Kevin Bacon
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1958
 
Description: Actor, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bacon, the youngest of six children, born to former Park Avenue debutante, his mother, Ruth Hilda 1916-1991, taught elementary school and was a liberal activist, while his father, Edmund Bacon, was a well-respected urban planner.

Louis Jordan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 July 1908
 
Description: Vocalist, Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Let The Good Times Roll, a Jordan biography, was written by British jazz historian John Chilton.

Marty Feldman
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 July 1934
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, UK
 
Summary: Feldman was born in London's East End, the son of Jewish immigrants from Kiev.

Mickey Carroll
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1919
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: An American actor and one of the last surviving munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. YOUTUBE:This is the Lollipop Guild scene from The Wizard of Oz, sung by the original Munchkin actors (Jackie Gerlich, Jerry Maren and Mickey Carroll (singing for Harry Doll)). Afterwards, the dubbed version used in the movie is shown (sung by Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colveg and Harry Stanton).

Paul Cronin
 
Date Born: Friday 8 July 1938
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Born the son of a farmer in South Australia, after leaving school Cronin become a farmer himself and learned to shear sheep.

Percy Grainger
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1882
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian-born composer and pianist who worked under the stage name of Percy Aldridge Grainger.

Steve Lawrence
 
Date Born: Monday 8 July 1935
 
Description: Singer, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Lawrence was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Anna and Max Leibowitz, who was a cantor and house painter. He and Gormé married on December 29, 1957 at the El Rancho Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tex Morton
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1916
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, New Zealand
 
Summary: He was named Tex by fellow New Zealander and radio personality 'Jack Davey' who also became one of Australia's best known showman.

Toby Keith
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer
 
Summary: Keith was born the son of Carolyn Joan and Hubert K. Covel Jr. His family moved to Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City when Keith was young.

Alan Dale - Usa
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 July 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A role as a rock and roll singer in the 1956 film, Don't Knock the Rock. In this movie, he played alongside Freed, Bill Haley & His Comets, Little Richard, and The Treniers. He sang the title song, which he also recorded as a single.

Bon Scott
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia.
 
Summary: Born to Charles and Isabelle Scott emigrated to Australia in 1952 where they initially lived in Sunshine, Melbourne.

Courtney Love
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 July 1964
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Courtney Michelle Harrison was born in San Francisco, California to a family of Irish and Jewish descent.

David Ball
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 July 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: David Ball was born into a musical family headed by his Baptist preacher father.Together with friends he played various bluegrass and country festivals in the Carolinas.

David Diamond (composer)
 
Date Born: Friday 9 July 1915
 
Description: Composer of Classical music, USA
 
Summary: He was part of what some considered a forgotten generation of great American symphonists.

Don Mcpherson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The group was formed in Harlem, NY in 1964 as a trio called the Poets, composed of lead singer Donald McPherson

Ed Ames
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 July 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ames was born in Malden, Massachusetts to Russian Jewish immigrants. He was one of nine children, five boys and four girls. Ames grew up in a poor household, but was educated in Classical and Opera music.

Eddie Dean
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 July 1907
 
Description: Singer, Actor, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Dean first worked with his elder brother Jimmy on WLS Radio's National Barn Dance in Chicago in the early 30s, before moving to Los Angeles in 1937.

Joe Liggins
 
Date Born: Friday 9 July 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Before he turned twenty was an accomplished piano player and musical arranger. He moved to Los Angeles in 1939

Joe Negronie
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 July 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group charted in the fifties with the hit. "WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE" - 1956.

John Laboriel
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Mexico
 
Summary: At 16 years old, in 1958 he joined the Rock n' Roll group "Los Rebeldes del Rock

Lee Hazlewood
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 July 1929
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: Hazlewood had a baritone voice that added to his music. Hazlewood's collaborations with Nancy Sinatra as well as his solo output in the late 1960s

Mitch Mitchell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 July 1946
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Mitchell came from a jazz background and like many of his drummer contemporaries was strongly influenced by the work of Elvin Jones, Max Roach.

Oj Simpson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 July 1947
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Simpson now mainly known for trying to escape in his Bronco four wheel drive vehicle from Police in a televised real life drama.

Root Boy Slim
 
Date Born: Monday 9 July 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Many songs released were banned such as ’Boogie’Till You Puke’.

Sandor Harmati
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 July 1892
 
Description: Violinist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: But Sandor Harmati is solely remembered now for his song "Bluebird of Happiness", written in 1934 for his friend, the tenor Jan Peerce.

Tom Hanks
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 July 1955
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Hanks won his second Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Forrest Gump, becoming only the second actor to have accomplished the feat of winning consecutive Best Actor Oscars. Asteroid 12818 Tomhanks is named for him.

Adam Hills
 
Date Born: Friday 10 July 1970
 
Description: Comedian and television presenter. Australia
 
Summary: He has appeared on Australian and British television and is best known for his role hosting the Australian ABC music trivia show Spicks and Specks. He has been nominated for a Perrier Comedy Award and Gold Logie Award.

Arlo Guthrie
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 July 1947
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Guthrie was born the son of folk singer and composer Woody Guthrie and his wife Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, who was a one-time professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company.

Arlo Guthrie
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 July 1947
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Guthrie was born the son of folk singer and composer Woody Guthrie and his wife Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, who was a one-time professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company.

Cootie Williams
 
Date Born: Monday 10 July 1911
 
Description: Trumpet, USA
 
Summary: Williams worked with the likes of Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker etc. Master of the Wa Wa technique.

Dave Smalley
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 July 1949
 
Description: Bass, USA
 
Summary: Smalley was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania and moved to Cleveland in his youth.

Don Costa
 
Date Born: Friday 10 July 1925
 
Description: Guitarist, Band Leader, Arranger, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Known for "Don Costa and his Orchestra" charting with instrumentals such as 'Never On Sunday'.

Donald Peers
 
Date Born: Friday 10 July 1908
 
Description: Vocalist , Wales
 
Summary: During one of his visits to Australia, he fell down a hole on stage in Sydney and broke his back.

Doreen Waddell
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 July 1965
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: She sang lead vocals on Soul II Soul's Club Classics Volume 1 album, considered one of the most influential in dance music since it was released in 1989.

Greg Kihn
 
Date Born: Monday 10 July 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Novelist, USA
 
Summary: Greg's son Ry Kihn named for guitarist Ry Cooder sometimes plays with his dad's band, as well as a band of his own, Big Fun USA.

Ian Whitcomb
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 July 1941
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, author, record producer, and actor.
 
Summary: He accompanies his singing by playing the ukulele and, through his records, concerts, and movie work.

Jerry Herman
 
Date Born: Friday 10 July 1931
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Many of Jerry Herman's show tunes have become pop standards. His most famous composition, "Hello, Dolly!".

Jessica Simpson
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 July 1980
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Simpson was born in Abilene, Texas, the daughter of Tina and Joe Truett Simpson, who was a minister and psychologist. She began singing at her local Baptist church.

John Gilbert
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 July 1897
 
Description: Actor, director, writer, USA
 
Summary: He is also portrayed in several movies as : Return to Babylon : (2012) played by Adnan Taletovich. La Divina : (1989) played by Christopher Renstrom Sunset : (1988) played by John Fountain The Silent Lovers : (1980) (TV) played by Barry Bostwick

Jumpin Gene Simmons
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 July 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: His first and only Top 40 hit was "Haunted House," a cover of a 1958 recording by Johnny Fuller which peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964.

Ken Mellons
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 July 1965
 
Description: Vocalist. USA
 
Summary: Mellons was a native of Nashville, Tennessee since the age of three. He entered in many talent shows in high school, and played at various clubs around Nashville.

Lee Morgan
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 July 1938
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Morgan was a jazz prodigy, first picking up the trumpet on about the age of thirteen or so, after developing an interest in the vibraphone.

Luigi Waites
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 July 1927
 
Description: Drummer, vibraphonist, USA
 
Summary: 2005: Inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame

Ronnie James Dio
 
Date Born: Friday 10 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, US A
 
Summary: Ronnie James Dio was born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the only child of Italian parents.

Danny Flores
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 July 1929
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Flores was born to Mexican field workers in Santa Paula, California.

Gene Evans
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 July 1922
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Evans was born in Holbrook, Arizona, but reared in Colton, California. His acting career began while he was serving in World War II.

John Lawton
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Lawton began his musical career in North Shields, UK, in the early '60s with "The Deans".

Kirk Whalum
 
Date Born: Friday 11 July 1958
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: In 1986, he performed at Jean Michel Jarre's giant concerts Rendez-Vous Houston and Rendez-Vous Lyon. Kirk’s musical accomplishments have brought him a total of seven Grammy nominations.

Martin Rushent
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 July 1948
 
Description: Record producer, arranger
 
Summary: Rushent's first experience in a recording studio was at EMI House in London's Manchester Square, when his school band/

Reg Varney
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 July 1916
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He toured Australia, New Zealand and Canada. In 1988, On the Buses went on to the stage and again Varney went to Australia to play Stan

Suzanne Vega
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 July 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Poet. USA
 
Summary: Vega's mother, Pat Vega, is a computer systems analyst of German Swedish heritage. Her father, Richard Peck, is of Scottish English Irish extraction and works in graphics. Her stepfather, Ed Vega, is a writer and teacher from Puerto Rico.

Tab Hunter
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 July 1931
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Hunter was born to German immigrants. His father, Charles Kelm, was Jewish and his mother, Gertrude Gelien, a Roman Catholic who later converted to Judaism.

Terry Garthwaite
 
Date Born: Monday 11 July 1938
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Joy of Cooking was an American folk-rock band, formed in 1967 in Berkeley, California.

Thurston Harris
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 July 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He is widely regarded as a one-hit wonder, who popularized the song "Little Bitty Pretty One", written by Bobby Day.

Yul Brynner
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 July 1920
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Vladivostok, Russia. His mother, Marusya Blagovidova, Russian: was the daughter of a Russian Jewish doctor and his father, Boris Brynner also Russian.

Albert Lance
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 July 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: He became Australia's principal tenor in the early 1950s before travelling to France in 1955, becoming one of the most sought after tenors there for nearly 20 years.

Alessi Brothers
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 July 1953
 
Description: Duo, USA
 
Summary: The Alessi Brothers recorded five albums on major record labels. They sold over eight million records worldwide.

Bill Cosby
 
Date Born: Monday 12 July 1937
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, US
 
Summary: William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born and raised in West Philadelphia, to Anna and William H. Cosby, Sr. He was one of four brothers.

Cheryl Ladd
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 July 1951
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Cheryl married fellow actor David Ladd, son of the famous actor Alan Ladd, by whom she had a daughter, Jordan.

Christine Mcvie
 
Date Born: Monday 12 July 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Christine was born in the small village of Bouth in the Lake District. Her father, Cyril, was a college professor and concert violinist, and mother Beatrice was a medium, a psychic and a faith healer.

Eric Adams
 
Date Born: Monday 12 July 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: "They (Manowar) have one of the most likeable, charismatic frontmen in the genre".

Mahalia Barnes
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 July 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian singer/songwriter, daughter of well-known Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes.

Milton Berle
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 July 1908
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Born to Moses Berlinger, a paint and varnish salesman. His mother, Sarah (Sadie) Glantz Berlinger 1890–1968, eventually became stagestruck and changed her name to Sandra Berle when Milton became famous.

Oscar Hammerstein Ii
 
Date Born: Friday 12 July 1895
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: The final song he wrote was "Edelweiss", which was added during rehearsals near the end of the second act. To this day, many think it is an Austrian folk song.

Philip Taylor Kramer
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 July 1952
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Fans of Iron Butterfly are coming to terms with the apparent death of Philip Kramer, after a human skull and bones, which likely belonged to the band's onetime bass player.

Pixie Williams
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 July 1928
 
Description: Violinist, NZ
 
Summary: 1949, 20 year-old Pixie Williams gave voice to composer Ruru Karaitiana’s wartime song “Blue Smoke” which was written on the troopship HMS Aquitania as he sailed to war in 1940.

Sammy Lawhorn
 
Date Born: Friday 12 July 1935
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Sammy Lawhorn is one of the most frequently recorded blues sidemen in the history of blues guitarists. YOUTUBE: Recorded live in 1971. Pinetop Perkins ~ piano Harmonica Smith ~ harp Pee Wee Madison ~ guitar Sammy Lawhorn ~ guitar ........................... Calvin Fuzz Jones ~ bass Willie "Big Eyes" Smith ~ drums

Van Cliburn
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 July 1934
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: An American pianist who achieved worldwide recognition in 1958 at the age of 23, when he won the first quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War.

Cameron Crowe
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 July 1957
 
Description: American screenwriter and film director.
 
Summary: Crowe was,and remains, Rolling Stone's youngest-ever contributor.

Cheech Marin
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 July 1946
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Marin born the son of Elsa, a secretary, and Oscar Marin, a policeman in the LAPD.

Chris White - Saxophone
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 July 1955
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Associated acts include Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits, The Notting Hillbillies, Robbie Williams, Paul McCartney, Chris De Burgh, Mick Jagger

Deborah Cox
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 July 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: Deborah Cox began singing for TV commercials at age 12, and she entered various talent shows with the help of her mother.

Dennis Crosby
 
Date Born: Friday 13 July 1934
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Dennis and his brothers, Lindsay and Phillip, often performed as the Crosby Brothers in nightclubs and on The Ed Sullivan Show. YOUTUBE: Three of Bing Crosby's sons (Phillip, Dennis, and Lindsay) try to teach Bing how to sing one of his old hits in a new way. An improvement, no? The screaming girlies seem to think so. From Bing's 10/5/60 show.

Ernest Gold
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 July 1921
 
Description: Composer of song, USA
 
Summary: An American composer. Born in Vienna, Austria; Gold wrote nearly 100 film and television scores between 1945 and 1992.

George Lewis
 
Date Born: Friday 13 July 1900
 
Description: Clarinetist, US
 
Summary: Lewis interpolated various blues melodies, many of which may be heard on recordings by Louis Armstrong, specifically the recording with his Hot Five of Kid Ory's composition "Savoy Blues."

George Lewis - Trombone
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 July 1952
 
Description: Trombonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Lewis is featured extensively in Unyazi of the Bushveld (2005), a documentary about the first symposium of electronic music held in Africa, directed by Aryan Kaganof.

Harrison Ford
 
Date Born: Monday 13 July 1942
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ford was born to mother, Dorothy October 17, 1917–February 10, 2004, was a homemaker and former radio actress, and his father, Christopher Ford November 20, 1906–February 10, 1999, was an advertising executive and former actor.

Louise Mandrell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 July 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She is the younger sister of legendary Country singer Barbara Mandrell, and older sister of actress Irlene Mandrell.

Richard Edwin Paris Jr
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 July 1963
 
Description: Guitariist, Mandolin, USA
 
Summary: His first love being music, he began to study it at a relatively young age and eventually in the 1990s.

Roger Mcguinn
 
Date Born: Monday 13 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Roger McGuinn was born to James and Dorothy, were involved in journalism and public relations, and during his childhood, they had written a bestseller titled Parents Can't Win.

Steve Gibbons
 
Date Born: Monday 13 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: An Elvis Presley fan, Steve Gibbons' first performance with The Dominettes was at The California Pub near Weoley Castle.

Andy Newmark
 
Date Born: Friday 14 July 1950
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Hired to replace Gerry Gibson, who in turn had replaced founding Family Stone member Gregg Errico, Newmark was invited to audition for Sly Stone by Family Stone

Billy Hill (songwriter)
 
Date Born: Friday 14 July 1899
 
Description: Pianist, Violinist, Composer of songs, UK
 
Summary: Under the name of George "Funky" Brown, he co-wrote the song "Have You Ever Been Lonely?" and also the Ink Spots/Elvis hit song, "That's When Your Heartaches Begin".

Bob Birch
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 July 1965
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He was primarily a session musician and sideman to a variety of notable artists.

Bob Scholl
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 July 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Mello Kings were formed by Bob and his brother Jerry in the mid fifties.

Cliff Trenier
 
Date Born: Monday 14 July 1919
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A musical group led by identical twins Cliff and Claude Trenier. Active since the 1940s. YOUTUBE: American musical group led by identical twins Cliff and Claude Trenier, with The Gene Gilbeaux Orchestra which included Don Hill on saxophone, Shifty Henry and later James (Jimmy) Johnson on bass, Henry (Tucker) Green on drums and Gene Gilbeaux on piano.

Dale Robertson
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 July 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: An American actor best known for his starring roles on television. He played the roving investigator Jim Hardie in the NBC/ABC television series, Tales of Wells Fargo, and the owner of an incomplete railroad line in ABC's The Iron Horse, often presented as a deceptively thoughtful but modest western hero.

Del Reeves
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 July 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He became one of the most successful male country singers of the 1960s. Country singer, songwriter became a member of "The Grand Ole Opry" in the mid sixties.

Jim Gordon
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 July 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Jim Gordon was one of the top session drummers in the '60s. After backing the Everly Brothers in 1963 at age 17, he went to California. Hal Blaine, king of session drummers, began to send Gordon his overflow work.

John Blackman
 
Date Born: Monday 14 July 1947
 
Description: Australian radio and television presenter.
 
Summary: He has worked in radio since 1969 but is probably best known for his 28-year stint as announcer and character voice-over for the Nine Network's Hey Hey It's Saturday, Australia's longest running variety show.

Lowman Pauling
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 July 1926
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A member of The "5" Royales who began as the "Royal Suns" in 1942, a locally popular gospel quintet based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Norman Luboff
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 July 1917
 
Description: Pianist, Conductor, Compser, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Norman Luboff was taught piano as a child and was part of his high school chorus. Luboff studied at the University of Chicago after which he wrote programs and sang for a Chicago radio station.

Polly Bergen
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 July 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She captured an Emmy award for her portrayal of singer Helen Morgan on an episode of the 1950s television series Playhouse 90.

Robert Zildjian
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 July 1923
 
Description: Maker of- cymbals - Percussion
 
Summary: The founder of Sabian Cymbals, the 2nd largest manufacturer of cymbals in the world. The company was founded in 1981 in Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada, by Robert Zildjian, son.

Ted Koehler
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 July 1894
 
Description: Composer of lyrics, USA
 
Summary: His most famous collaboration was with the composer Harold Arlen.

Terry Thomas
 
Date Born: Friday 14 July 1911
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He was famous for his portrayal of disreputable members of the upper classes, especially cads, toffs and bounders, with the trademark gap in his front teeth, cigarette holder, smoking jacket and catch-phrases such as "What an absolute shower!", "Good show!", "You dirty rotter" and "Hard cheese".

Tommy Mattola Jr.
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 July 1949
 
Description: Known as a mentor and former talent manager.
 
Summary: During his tenure, he transformed Sony into one of the most successful global music companies, expanding its businesses into over 60 countries, while creating one of the strongest management teams in the industry.

Ty Hunter
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 July 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Tyrone Hunter was a member of many groups during the Motown era and before.

Vince Taylor
 
Date Born: Friday 14 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: When David Bowie created the character Ziggy Stardust he based him on the decline of Vince.

Woody Guthrie
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 July 1912
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In September 1996 Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University cohosted Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie, a 10-day conference of panel sessions, lectures, and concerts.

Alicia Bridges
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 July 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer
 
Summary: Alicia Bridges sang from a very young age and learned to play guitar at the age of 10. At the age of 12 she had her own radio program, The Alicia Bridges Show.

Bernard Fanning
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 July 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Australia
 
Summary: Born and raised in Toowong, Brisbane, Fanning was taught the piano by his mother at an early age. At the age of 12, while attending St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace, Fanning began writing music

Charles Anthony
 
Date Born: Monday 15 July 1929
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: He celebrated his fiftieth anniversary with the company in 2004

Chi Cheng
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 July 1970
 
Description: Bassist, USA

Cowboy Copas
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 July 1913
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: On March 5, 1963, Copas died in a private plane crash over Camden, Tennessee. The private plane, a Piper Comanche, was being piloted by his son-in-law, Randy Hughes.

David Pack
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 July 1952
 
Description: tGuitarist,Singer,Writer
 
Summary: Lead Guitarist and original member for ’AMBROSIA’ at the time of there success.

Forest Whitaker
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 July 1961
 
Description: Actor, producer, director, USA
 
Summary: His father, Forest Whitaker, Jr., was an insurance salesman and the son of novelist Forest Whitaker, Sr. His mother, Laura Francis (née Smith), was a special education teacher.

Gregory Isaacs
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 July 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: By the late 1970s, Isaacs was one of the biggest reggae performers in the world, regularly touring the US and the UK, and only challenged by Dennis Brown and Bob Marley.

Ian Curtis
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 July 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Composer
 
Summary: Curtis was portrayed by Sean Harris in the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, which dramatized the rise and fall of Factory Records from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Jack Beeson
 
Date Born: Friday 15 July 1921
 
Description: Pianist, Comoser of music, USA
 
Summary: Since 1950 has composed ten operas in the American vernacular tradition.

Jan Michael Vincent
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 July 1944
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Vincent was born to Doris and Lloyd Vincent. His family moved to Hanford, California, when Jan Michael was in his teens.

Joe Satriani
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 July 1956
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Satriani is widely recognized as a technically highly advanced rock guitarist and has been described as a virtuoso. Satriani has received 14 Grammy nominations.

Johnny Thunders
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 July 1952
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Under the name "Johnny Volume", Genzale began performing music at Quintano High School with "Johnny and the Jaywalkers."

Linda Ronstadt
 
Date Born: Monday 15 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Linda Ronstadt was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1946 to Gilbert Ronstadt 1911-1995, a prosperous machinery merchant who ran the F. Ronstadt Co. and Ruthmary Copeman Ronstadt 1914-1982, a homemaker with a gift for science.

Mac Mcanally
 
Date Born: Monday 15 July 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
 
Summary: McAnally was born July 15, 1957 in Red Bay, Alabama. He began playing piano and singing in church at the Belmont First Baptist Church in Belmont, Mississippi as a child, and by age fifteen, he had composed his first song

Millie Jackson
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 July 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Radio, USA
 
Summary: Millie Jackson was born the daughter of a sharecropper. Her mother died while Jackson was still a child, and subsequently she and her father moved to Newark, New Jersey.

Philly Joe Jones
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 July 1923
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: In 1947 to New York, where as the house drummer at Cafe Society and other clubs he accompanied such musicians as Fats Navarro, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker

Ray Toro
 
Date Born: Friday 15 July 1977
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: When he was younger he enjoyed the music of Queen, Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer and he cites Brian May.

Richard Franklin
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 July 1948
 
Description: Drummer, Writer, director and producer of film, Australia
 
Summary: He directed four episodes of the Australian police drama "Homicide"

Tommy Dee
 
Date Born: Monday 15 July 1940
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: The song related to "Buddy Holly" - "Richie Valens" - "J.P. Richardso" AKA "The Big Bopper".

Twinkle
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 July 1948
 
Description: Singer, songwriter
 
Summary: English singer-songwriter, primarily in the 1960s. Twinkle's most famous songs were "Terry" and "Golden Lights".

Barbara Stanwyck
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 July 1907
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Barbara Stanwyck was born to Catherine Ann McPhee, a Canadian immigrant from Nova Scotia, and Byron E. Stevens, an American.

Blossom Seeley
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 July 1891
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Seeley was one half of the vaudeville team of Blossom Seeley and Benny Fields and when they played the Palace Theatre in its Golden Era.

Corey Feldman
 
Date Born: Friday 16 July 1971
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The second of five children, was born the son of Sheila, a cocktail waitress who was once a Playboy Bunny, and Bob Feldman, a rock producer and musician.

Desmond Dekker
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Jamaica
 
Summary: He was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica and grew up in Kingston, where he attended the Alpha Boys' School.

George Boyer
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 July 1942
 
Description: Violinist, Pianist
 
Summary: Born in Budapest, Hungary, George was taught the violin by his mother and also the piano.

Ginger Rogers
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 July 1911
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of Eddins McMath, of Scottish ancestry and Lela Owens McMath, of Welsh ancestry. Her mother separated from Rogers' father soon after her birth, and mother and daughter went to live with the Walter Owens family in nearby Kansas City.

Mark Mccantee
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 July 1961
 
Description: Guitarist,Australia
 
Summary: In 2006, Divinyls were indicted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, an event which re-established contact between McEntee and Amphlett.

Mindy Carson
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 July 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She joined the singing bandleader Harry Cool that year, and made a number of recordings with him, one of which, "Rumors Are Flying," made the charts.

Percy Kilbride
 
Date Born: Monday 16 July 1888
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He made a career of playing country hicks, most memorably as Pa Kettle in the Ma and Pa Kettle series of feature films.

Sollie Mcelroy
 
Date Born: Monday 16 July 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Flamingos were a doo wop group from the United States, most popular in the mid to late 1950s. The group's first lead was Sollie McElroy (b. 16 July 1933, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 January 1995

Stewart Copeland
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 July 1952
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Copeland was born the youngest of four children of CIA officer Miles Copeland, Jr. and Lorraine Adie, a Scot who served in British intelligence.

Tom Terrell
 
Date Born: Monday 16 July 1951
 
Description: Journalist, Deejay, Promoter, USA
 
Summary: Born Tom Gerald Terrell,he was a life-long musicologist.

Tony Jackson - Uk
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 July 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Jackson was inspired by the skiffle sound of Lonnie Donegan, and then by Buddy Holly and other U.S. rock and roll. He founded the skiffle group the Martinis.

Will Farrell
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 July 1967
 
Description: Comedian, impressionist, actor, writer
 
Summary: Ferrell first established himself in the mid 1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in the comedy films Old School, Elf, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Stranger than Fiction, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, and The Other Guys.

Abraham Laboriel
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 July 1947
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Guitar Player Magazine described him as "the most widely used session bassist of our time

Andy Abraham
 
Date Born: Friday 17 July 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In 2006, Abraham's debut album was the twelfth highest selling album of the year with total sales of around 300,000.

Art Linkletter
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 July 1912
 
Description: Actor, TV Host, Radio and TV, Canadian
 
Summary: In his autobiography, "Confessions of a Happy Man" 1960, Linkletter revealed that he had had no contact with his natural parents or his sister or two brothers since he was abandoned when only a few weeks old.

Damon Harris
 
Date Born: Monday 17 July 1950
 
Description: Singer, USA
 
Summary: As a teenager Harris had formed a Temptations tribute band named The Young Tempts (aka The Young Vandals).

David Hasselhoff
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 July 1952
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Known for his lead roles on Knight Rider and Baywatch. He also crossed over to a successful music career, primarily in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

Dawn Upshaw
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 July 1960
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: She began her vocal career as a talented Rich East High School singer in Park Forest, Illinois. Upshaw received a B.A. in 1982 from Illinois Wesleyan University and went on to study voice with Ellen Faull at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, earning her M.A. in 1984.

Diahann Carroll
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 July 1935
 
Description: Actress, Singer
 
Summary: Carroll was born the daughter of Mabel and John Johnson.

Donald Sutherland
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 July 1934
 
Description: Actor, Canada
 
Summary: Sutherland was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, the son of Dorothy Isobel and Frederick McLea Sutherland, who worked in sales and ran the local gas, electricity, and bus company.

Gale Garnett
 
Date Born: Friday 17 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, NZ
 
Summary: Garnett appeared twice on ABC's Shindig! and The Lloyd Thaxton Show at the height of her singing fame in the mid 1960s.

Geezer Butler
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 July 1949
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Butler is noted as being one of the first bassists to use a Wah-wah pedal on his bass, as showcased at the beginning of "N.I.B." which inspired many later bassists, such as Cliff Burton who cited him as an influence.

George Barnes
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 July 1921
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The first recording of an electric guitar in jazz was by jazz guitarist George Barnes who recorded two songs in Chicago on March 1st, 1938: "Sweetheart Land" and "It's a Low-Down Dirty Shame" with Big Bill Broonzy.

James Cagney
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 July 1889
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Cagney was born above his father's saloon on the corner of Avenue D and 8th Street to James Cagney Sr., an Irish American bartender and amateur boxer, and Carolyn Nelson.

Joe Morello
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 July 1929
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Morello suffered from impaired vision since he was born, and devoted himself to indoor activities.

Lucie Arnaz
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 July 1951
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Lucie Arnaz attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles and launched a long and successful career as an actress.

Luke Bryan
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 July 1976
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. After signing with Capitol Records Nashville in 2007

Mark Goodwin
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 July 1984
 
Description: Drummer, US
 
Summary: He currently resides with his band in Los Angeles.

Mickey Hawks
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 July 1940
 
Description: Singer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: An American rockabilly singer and pianist, whose best remembered record, "Bip Bop Boom", has been included on many compilations of the genre after years as a collectible record.

Nicolette Larson
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 July 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Larson sang much of the backing vocals on Neil Young's "Comes a Time" and "Harvest" albums, and duets on the song "Motorcycle Mama".

Peppermint Harris
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 July 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Originally from Texarkana, Texas, he first recorded in Houston, as Peppermint Nelson, in the late 1940s.

Phoebe Snow
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 July 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Snow was raised in a household where Delta blues, Broadway show tunes, Dixieland jazz, classical music and folk music recordings were played around the clock. Her father, Merrill Laub, was an exterminator by trade and her mother, Lili, was a dance teacher who died of bone cancer.

Phyllis Diller
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 July 1917
 
Description: Actress, Comedienne, US
 
Summary: Born to to Perry Marcus Driver and Frances Ada Romshe, in Lima, Ohio. She attended Lima Central High School, then studied for three years at Sherwood Music Conservatory, Chicago, Illinois.

Rob Guest
 
Date Born: Monday 17 July 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Rob Guest was born in Birmingham, England. The family moved to New Zealand when the young Guest was 13; they went to Canada for a time, but returned to Auckland, where he attended Mt Albert Grammar School and Avondale College.

Spencer Davis
 
Date Born: Friday 17 July 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: A musician and multi instrumentalist, and the founder of the 1960s rock band, the "Spencer Davis Group".

Alex Desert
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 July 1968
 
Description: Actor, Haitian-American

Brian Auger
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 July 1939
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul music and rock, and he has been nominated for a Grammy.

Danny Mcculloch
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 July 1945
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: After the release of The Twain Shall Meet in May of 1968, Briggs and McCullough left the band. They were replaced by keyboardist Zoot Money and guitarist Andy Summers.

Dion Dimucci
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Dion was born to an Italian-American family in the Bronx. As a child, he used to accompany his father, a vaudeville entertainer, on tour, and developed a love of country music.

Gene Lockhart
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 July 1891
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: He made his Broadway debut in 1916, in the musical The Riviera Girl.

Glenn Hughes
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 July 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Hughes had the bass voice of the vocal group. He would be mainly seen witha headband, moudtache dressed in a leather outfit to match the Biker that he was in the group.

Hal Shaper
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 July 1931
 
Description: Comoser of music, USA
 
Summary: Shaper was born in 1931 to an immigrant family of an English father and Polish mother in Muizenberg, a suburb of Cape Town.

James Brolin
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 July 1940
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: At the age of 20 he changed his last name from "Bruderlin" to "Brolin" to become James Brolin. He accepted a contract with 20th Century Fox. While in school struggling to make it big, he met actor Clint Eastwood.

Linda Gail Lewis
 
Date Born: Friday 18 July 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She is the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis. Along with cousins Jimmy Swaggart, a world renowned evangelist and Mickey Gilley legendary singer/songwriter.

Lonnie Mack
 
Date Born: Friday 18 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1980, the editors of Guitar World magazine ranked "Memphis" first among rock's top five "landmark" guitar recordings.[6] He is widely regarded today as a pivotal historical figure in expanding the role of the electric guitar in rock.

Martha Mears
 
Date Born: Monday 18 July 1910
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: The voice of the song "White Christmas" in the movie Holiday Inn (1942).

Red Skelton
 
Date Born: Friday 18 July 1913
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Skelton was the son of a Hagenbeck Wallace Circus clown named Joe who died in 1913 shortly before the birth of his son.

Ricky Skaggs
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 July 1954
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: A country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, and banjo.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 July 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An eccentric singer noted for his outlandish looks and dress on stage.

Shaun Micaulle
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 July 1962
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, Australian
 
Summary: Micallef was born in Adelaide, South Australia and is of Maltese and Irish descent. He studied law at the University of Adelaide, where he was frequently involved in comedy revues.

Tania Kernaghan
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 July 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: She is the sister of Lee Kernaghan and daughter of Ray Kernaghan

Tim Lynch
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 July 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Member and guitarist of the group "The Flamin' Groovies". Formed in 1965 in San Francisco.

Abbe May
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 July 1987
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Supporting The Drones, CW Stoneking, Tim Rogers,The Waifs, Billy Bragg, etc.

Abbe May
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 July 1987
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Supporting The Drones, CW Stoneking, Tim Rogers,The Waifs, Billy Bragg, etc.

Abc
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 July 1987
 
Description: Band, UK
 
Summary: ABC were formed in 1980 in the city of Sheffield, after Martin Fry, a music journalist, interviewed the band Vice Versa for his fanzine Modern Drugs. They adopted Fry as lead vocalist and changed their name to ABC.

Al Haig
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1924
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz pianist, best known as one of the pioneers of bebop. YOUTUBE: James Moody,alto sax, Al Haig,piano, Ray Brown,bass, Kenny Clarke,drums.

Bernie Leadon
 
Date Born: Friday 19 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In the mid 1960's Leadon attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Florida. One of his classmates at Gainesville High was Don Felder, who would years later be his bandmate in the Eagles.

Bobby Neil
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1985, Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band included John Beland on lead guitar and also Bobby Neil and John Davis.

Brian May
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: May attended Hampton Grammar School (now Hampton School) where he excelled at Mathematics and Science and achieved ten GCE Ordinary Levels and four Advanced Levels in Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.He is currently a Governer of the school.

Buster Bailey
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1902
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: Buster Bailey played with the top musicians in the twenties and through to the fifties. He worked with Louis Amstrong and also with his own band.

Charlie Teagarden
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1913
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Teagarden played in his brother's big band in 1940, but soon branched off to lead his own ensembles. He played with Jimmy Dorsey in 1948-50 and Bob Crosby from 1954-58. YOUTUBE:Benny Goodman, cl, dir: Ruby Weinstein, Charlie Teagarden, t / Glenn Miller, tb, a / Jack Teagarden, tb, v / Sid Stoneburn, as / Larry Binyon, ts / Arthur Schutt, p / Dick McDonough, g / Harry Goodman, sb / Gene Krupa, d / Paul Small, v. New York, February 9, 1931.

Cliff Jackson
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1902
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz stride pianist.

George Hamilton Iv
 
Date Born: Monday 19 July 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Known in Australia for his single - "Abilene". Hamilton moved to the country charts by 1959, where nine of his hits spent time in the Top Ten, including his only number one, "Abilene."

John Hopkins
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 July 1927
 
Description: Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Hopkins led the world premiere of Peter Sculthorpe's opera/music theatre work Rites of Passage

Keith Godchaux
 
Date Born: Monday 19 July 1948
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Keith appeared with the "New Riders of the Purple Sage". Subsequently, he co-wrote songs with Lowell George of Little Feat and Robert Hunter.

Sue Thompson
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 July 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1961, "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" became a #5 hit on the pop charts, and she followed this up successfully with "Norman", which reached #3. Both of these hit singles were written by songwriter John D. Loudermilk.

Vikki Carr
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her album It Must Be Him was nominated for three Grammy Awards. The title track reached No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in 1967.

Carlos Santana
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 July 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Carlos Santana was born in Mexico, with two brothers and four sisters and a father who was a mariachi violinist.

Cindy Walker
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 July 1918
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: Walker wrote songs for Bing Crosby and the 1962 rock song "Dream Baby" for Roy Orbison. She also authored "Distant Drums" for Jim Reeves.

Diana Rigg
 
Date Born: Friday 20 July 1928

Jo Ann Campbell
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 July 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Campbell began attending music school at the age of four, and won many honors as a drum majorette at Fletcher High School.

John Lodge
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 July 1943
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He also collaborated with fellow Moody Blues member Justin Hayward on the 1975 album Blue Jays, and released a solo album, Natural Avenue, in 1977.

Kim Carnes
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 July 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Carnes released several albums after "Mistaken Identity," but she was never able to approach the success of "Bette Davis Eyes."

Marcia Hines
 
Date Born: Monday 20 July 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Born in the USA, she began singing as a child in her local church choir and by her teens was performing with groups in her local area.

Natalie Wood
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 July 1938
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Wood's parents Nikolai and Maria Zakharenko were Russian immigrants. Shortly after her birth in San Francisco they moved north to Sonoma County and lived in Santa Rosa, California.

Wendy Richards
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 July 1943
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: #1 on the UK singles chart on the single, Come Outside by Mike Sarne. She also appears in a scene cut from the released version of The Beatles movie Help! (1965).

Cat Stevens
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 July 1948
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, UK
 
Summary: He adopted the name Cat Stevens, reportedly chosen because a girlfriend said he had eyes like a cat. In 1966, at age 18, he impressed manager and producer Mike Hurst, formerly of British vocal group The Springfields.

Don Knotts
 
Date Born: Monday 21 July 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born to William Jesse Knotts and his wife, Elsie L. Moore. His father’s family had been in the United States since the 17th century, originally settling in Maryland.

Floyd Mcdaniel
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 July 1915
 
Description: Guitarist, Session Musician, USA
 
Summary: McDaniel's recorded with group on they first recorded for Aristocrat Records in 1947, including the song "Chicago Boogie",

Helen Merrill
 
Date Born: Monday 21 July 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Merrill's recording career has spanned six decades and she is popular with fans of jazz in Japan and Italy.

Henry Mccullough
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 July 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In 1971 Paul McCartney asked McCullough to join his new band, Wings, alongside Denny Laine and Denny Seiwell.YOUTUBE: Afternoon television in Belfast circa 1991. With Percy Robinson, Liam Bradley, Roe Butcher and Mr. James Delaney.

Howie Epstein
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 July 1955
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: While playing on a Del Shannon album that Tom Petty was producing (Drop Down And Get Me), Epstein impressed Tom with his ability. YOUTUBE: Tom Petty - vocals, guitar Mike Campbell - guitar Benmont Tench - keyboard, vocals Howie Epstein - bass, vocals Scott Thurston - guitar, vocals Steve Ferrone - drums

Isaac Stern
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 July 1920
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: Among his many recordings, Stern recorded concertos by Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach, Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn and Antonio Vivaldi and modern works.

Jim Martin
 
Date Born: Friday 21 July 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Martin was fired (by fax apparently) by the band on November 30, 1993, after seeing the rehearsals and compositions were not getting better.

Jon Lovitz
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 July 1957
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Lovitz was born in Los Angeles, California to Jewish parents of Hungarian, Romanian and Russian descent.

Kay Starr
 
Date Born: Friday 21 July 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her father, Harry, was a full-blooded Iroquois Indian; her mother, Annie, was of mixed Irish and American Indian heritage.

Kim Fowley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 July 1942
 
Description: Composer, Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: He also co wrote 1966 novelty record "They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!".

Lee Aaron
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 July 1962
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: Aaron sang, played alto saxophone and keyboards in this first incarnation of the band.

Mollie Sugden
 
Date Born: Friday 21 July 1922
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Sugden's big break that gave her nationwide fame was the role of Mrs Slocombe—a department-store saleswoman with a socially superior attitude.

Paul Burke
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 July 1926
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: During the 1970s, he appeared in three episodes each of ABC's The Love Boat and CBS's Medical Center. In 1984, he appeared as C.C. Capwell in twenty-one episodes of the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara.

Plas Johnson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 July 1931
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: An integral part of a number of instrumental groups that existed in name only, such as B. Bumble and the Stingers.

Robin Williams
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 July 1951
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Williams was born to Laura McLaurim (1922–2001), was a former model from Jackson, Mississippi. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams (1906–October) was a senior executive at Ford.

Taco Oskerse
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 July 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Germany
 
Summary: Taco was born to a Dutch couple in Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia having once been a Dutch colony.

Abi Tucker
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 July 1973
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: She came to public attention as a contestant in the Australian version of New Faces in the early 1990s.

Al Di Meola
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 July 1954
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He is a four time winner as Best Jazz Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine's Reader Poll.

Bert Newton
 
Date Born: Friday 22 July 1938
 
Description: Television personality
 
Summary: Newton's first paid radio appearance was as a schoolboy on Melbourne radio station 3XY on 10 June 1952, doing advertisements dressed as a clown with Doug McKenzie, later to become "Zag" in Zig and Zag.

Bobby Sherman
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 July 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He first became famous as a house singer on the television series Shindig! from 1964 to 1966.

Bryan Forbes
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 July 1926
 
Description: English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor
 
Summary: Forbes began to act, appearing on stage and playing numerous supporting roles in British films, in particular An Inspector Calls (1954) and The Colditz Story (1955).

Chuck Jackson
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 July 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was "discovered" when he opened for soul legend Jackie Wilson at the Apollo Theater.

Dan Rowan
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 July 1922
 
Description: Actor and Comedian, USA
 
Summary: The team had appeared on television before, but it was not until the success of a summer special in 1967 that they found fame on Laugh-In.

Danny Glover
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 July 1947
 
Description: Actor, Film Director, PoliticalAactivist, USA
 
Summary: Glover was born the son of Carrie and James Glover, both of whom were postal workers and were active in the NAACP.

Don Henley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 July 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Don Henley attended North Texas State University renamed in 1986 the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas during 1968 and 1969. He left to spend time with his father, who was dying from heart and arterial disease.

Ernest Ball
 
Date Born: Monday 22 July 1878
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A 1944 musical Irish Eyes Are Smiling told the story of Ball's career and starred Dick Haymes and June Haver.

Estelle Bennett
 
Date Born: Monday 22 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Estelle Bennett was a member of the girl group The Ronettes, along with her sister Ronnie Spector.

Keith Sweat
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 July 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Sweat started his musical career as a member of a well known Harlem band called "Jamilah" in 1975.

Margaret Whiting
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 July 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A singer of American popular music who first made her reputation during the 1940s and 1950s. Margaret's musical talent may have been inherited. Her father Richard Whiting, was a famous composer of popular songs.

Pat Badger
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 July 1967
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He sang back-up on a live version of the Van Halen song, "When It's Love".

Rufus Wainwright
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 July 1973
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Canadian
 
Summary: He plays piano and guitar, often switching between the two instruments when performing live.

Selena Gomez
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 July 1992
 
Description: Actress, singer, fashion designer, USA

Thomas Wayne
 
Date Born: Monday 22 July 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A recording of the song by "Thomas Wayne and the DeLons" "Tragedy". A song by Gerald H. Nelson and Fred B. Burch.

Verna Gardiner
 
Date Born: Friday 22 July 1927
 
Description: Mother to Bob, Kaye, Anne, David.
 
Summary: No one could wish for a nicer person. Born Dorathy Verna "Nee Jeffries", The daughter of Nel and Len Jeffries, Sister of Ray and Gordon. Mother of Bob, Kaye, Anne and David.

Andy Mackay
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 July 1946
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He released two solo albums in the 1970s, and composed the music for the album Rock Follies, which reached number one on the UK Albums Chart in 1976.

Angela Baker
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 July 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Angela is the 1999 Female Vocalist of the Year by the Nashville Indie Tracker Magazine and is currently charting in the national airplay charts and making her mark as a fast rising music artist throughout the world.

Champion Jack Dupree
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 July 1908
 
Description: Pianist, US
 
Summary: His biggest commercial success was "Walkin the Blues".

Cleave Duncan
 
Date Born: Friday 23 July 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Penguins were an American doo-wop group of the 1950s and early 1960s, best remembered for their only Top 40 hit, "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)", which was one of the first rhythm and blues hits to cross over to the pop charts sung by Cleveland Duncan.

Daniel Radcliffe
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 July 1989
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Radcliffe was born the only child of Alan Radcliffe, a literary agent, and Marcia Gresham a casting agent who was involved in several films for the BBC.

David Essex
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 July 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Drummer, UK
 
Summary: His father was an East End dock worker and his mother was a self-taught pianist and the daughter of Irish Travellers.

Dino Danelli
 
Date Born: Monday 23 July 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The Rascals initially known as The Young Rascals were an American soul and rock group of the 1960s.

Faryl Smith
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 July 1995
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Smith became the youngest person to sing the UK national anthem, "God Save The Queen", at an FA Cup final when she performed during the opening ceremony at the 2009.

Jack Richardson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 July 1929
 
Description: Canadian record producer, Canada
 
Summary: The Juno Award for "Producer of the Year" has been named in Richardson's honour since 2002.

Joe Santollo
 
Date Born: Friday 23 July 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: It was often said that Joe Santollo, being such a good friend to all members and a dedicated person, was "the glue that kept the group together for so many years". Taken from the web address of "The Duprees" above.

Madeline Bell
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her first major solo hit was a cover version of Dee Dee Warwick's single "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me".

Michelle Williams
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 July 1980
 
Description: Singer, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Following Destiny's Child's disbandment in early 2006 Williams made her television debut in the UPN comedy Half & Half, where she played the role of Naomi, a record company executive who is HIV positive

Tony Joe White
 
Date Born: Friday 23 July 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: His songs have been recorded by at least 25 major artists.

Woody Harrelson
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 July 1961
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Harrelson was born the son of Diane Lou and Charles Voyde Harrelson, who divorced in 1964, he has two brothers, Jordan and Brett.

Woody Harrelson
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 July 1961
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Harrelson was born the son of Diane Lou and Charles Voyde Harrelson, who divorced in 1964, he has two brothers, Jordan and Brett.

Chris Townson
 
Date Born: Monday 24 July 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He is the only drummer ever to replace Keith Moon on a Who tour while Moon was still alive.

Heinz
 
Date Born: Friday 24 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Germany
 
Summary: A member of "The Tornados" who charted with the Joe Meek produced hit "Telstar". Bassist.

Jennifer Lopez
 
Date Born: Friday 24 July 1970
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Composer, Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Jennifer Lopez was born to Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe Rodríguez, a kindergarten teacher, and David Lopez, a computer specialist.

Jimmy Holiday
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 July 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Hloliday first came to prominence in 1963 with the self-penned "How Can I Forget". NP

Joy Lynn White
 
Date Born: Monday 24 July 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The "Trio" became an early inspiration to countless groups, including "The Beach Boys".

Lynda Carter
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 July 1951
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lynda speaks fluent Spanish. Carter grew up an avid reader of the Wonder Woman comic books. She went to Arcadia High School in Phoenix and Kachina Elementary School.

Oliver Jones
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 July 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia, Producer, Audio Engineer
 
Summary: Born in England, as the second oldest of three brothers, Oliver left British shores with his family in 1974 to set up camp in Brisbane, Australia.

Pam Tillis
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 July 1957
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Tillis earned thirteen top ten hits on the country music charts and in 1994 was named the Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year." In 1999, she earned a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Paul Geary
 
Date Born: Monday 24 July 1961
 
Description: Drummer - U.S.A.
 
Summary: An American drummer for the Funk metal band, "Extreme".

Rose Byrne
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 July 1979
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Australian actress. Byrne made her screen debut in 1994 with a small role in the film Dallas Doll.

Ruggiero Ricci
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 July 1918
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: His father first taught him to play the violin. At age seven, Ricci studied with Louis Persinger and Elizabeth Lackey. Persinger would become his piano accompanist for many recitals and recordings.

Adolph Herseth
 
Date Born: Monday 25 July 1921
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: His anchesters came from Norway, so in 1977, he visited Norway to see the places where his relatives lives (in Stange in Hedemark). He also held a seminar.

Bruce Woodley
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Banjoist and Mandolinist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: "I Am Australian" written by Bruce Woodley must be one of the best songs relating to the Australian and Australia the country.

Jim Mccarty
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 July 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, UK
 
Summary: During the sixties with the English invasion The Yardbirds were one of the better known bands at the time. The group toured Australia during the late sixties.

Keter Betts
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 July 1928
 
Description: Double bassist, US
 
Summary: A musician, bandleader and composer, his discography includes over 100 jazz albums and two self-released compact discs.

Mark Clarke
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 July 1950
 
Description: Bass Player
 
Summary: A former member of Colosseum and Uriah Heep. He was the bass guitarist for Colosseum from 1970 until 1972 (and from 1994 after Colosseum's reunion

Matt Leblanc
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 July 1967
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His father is Paul LeBlanc, his mother is Pat Grossman. He is of mixed Irish, Dutch, English, and French descent on his father's side, and of Italian ancestry on his mother's side.

Maureen Forrester
 
Date Born: Friday 25 July 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, CA
 
Summary: Forrester also provided the voice of the Bianca Castafiore character in the television series The Adventures of Tintin.

Saverio Guerra
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 July 1964
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Bob in Becker, which he played from 1998–2003. He has also starred in Temporarily Yours (1997)

Steve Goodman
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 July 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born on Chicago's North Side to a middle-class Jewish family, Goodman began writing and performing songs as a teenager, after his family had moved to the near north suburbs. YOUTUBE: Steve from a concert performance on 1st July 1982 on the song he wrote with John Prine and was a hit for David Alan Coe.

Tom Dawes
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 July 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The name the Rhondells was abandoned in favor of the "Cyrkle"

Walter Brennan
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 July 1891
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His father was an engineer and inventor. Walter Brennan studied engineering before becoming an actor.

Blake Edwards
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1922
 
Description: Film director, screen and scriptwriter, producer, actor, USA
 
Summary: Edwards was portrayed by John Lithgow in the film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

Bobby Hebb
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Hebb's parents, William and Ovalla Hebb, were both blind musicians. Hebb and his older brother Harold performed as a song-and-dance team in Nashville.

Brenton Wood
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Louisiana, he moved to San Pedro California. When he was a child his family moved west to San Pedro in Los Angeles, California. In his high school years his family relocated to nearby Compton, where Brenton became a member of the Compton High School.

Danny La Rue
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 July 1927
 
Description: Ffemale impersonator.
 
Summary: Among his celebrity impersonations were Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Marlene Dietrich, and Margaret Thatcher.

Darlene Love
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Love also began an acting career, playing Danny Glover's wife in the four Lethal Weapon movies, and appeared on Broadway in Grease and in the short-lived musical adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie.

Jerry Burke
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1911
 
Description: Organist, USA
 
Summary: He played the organ and piano for the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1934 to 1965.

Jim Foglesong
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1922
 
Description: President of Dot, ABC, Capitol Records and MCA
 
Summary: Foglesong helped lay the foundation for the new country music boom in the 1990s.

Joanne Brackeen
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 July 1938
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Joanne Brackeen became known playing with Stan Getz Quartet during the seventies.

John Hinde
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1911
 
Description: TV Presenter
 
Summary: Born in 1911, Hinde grew up up in Adelaide. He started studying medicine at the University of Adelaide, but dropped out and married. After a short lived marriage he went first to Melbourne and later to Sydney.

Kate Beckinsale
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 July 1973
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Beckinsale was born in London to actor Richard Beckinsale and actress Judy Loe. Her father unexpectedly died from a heart attack in 1979 (at the age of 31)

Kevin Spacey
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 July 1959
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Spacey was born the son of Kathleen A. Spacey (1931-2003) a secretary, and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler (1924-1992), a technical writer. On November 3, 2010 he was invested as an honorary CBE by Prince Charles at Clarence House, on behalf of the Queen, for services to drama.

Mick Jagger
 
Date Born: Monday 26 July 1943
 
Description: Singer, UK
 
Summary: In 1989 Jagger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones. In 2003 he was knighted for his services to music.

Ralph Blane
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 July 1914
 
Description: Composer, lyricist
 
Summary: With partner Hugh Martin, Blane penned many American standards for the stage and MGM musicals. The team's best-known songs include "The Boy (Girl) Next Door", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and "The Trolley Song."

Rebecca St James
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 July 1977
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Sydney, Australia, to David and Helen Smallbone. She is the oldest of seven children and currently lives in Franklin, Tennessee.

Richard Marlow
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1939
 
Description: Conductor and organist
 
Summary: He studied with Thurston Dart, writing a doctoral dissertation on the 17th-century virginalist, Giles Farnaby. After teaching at Southampton University he returned to Cambridge in 1968

Roger Meddows Taylor
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 July 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Dummer, UK
 
Summary: Roger was born to Winifred and Michael Taylor, in Dersingham Norfolk, England. Several years later he and his family along with younger sister Clare, born 1953 moved to Cornwall.

Sandra Bullock
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 July 1964
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bullock was born the daughter of Helga D. Meyer, a German opera singer, and John W. Bullock, a Pentagon contractor, executive and part-time vocal coach from Alabama.

Scott F Crago
 
Date Born: Friday 26 July 1963
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: When he was in 10th grade at high school, The Eagles had only just broken up.

Susan George
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1950
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: TV appearances, such as in an episode of The Persuaders (1971) with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis.

Bobbie Gentry
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 July 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Roberta Streeter is partially of Portuguese ancestry. Her parents divorced shortly after her birth, and she was raised in poverty by her father, on her grandparents' farm in Chickasaw County, Mississippi.

Elsbearry Hobbs
 
Date Born: Monday 27 July 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Hobbs joined the vocal group "The Five Crowns", led by Ben E. King, in 1956.

Harvey Fuqua
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 July 1929
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: ,e,ber of The Moonglows, the group began in 1952 as the Crazy Sounds, founded by Harvey Fuqua and Bobby Lester; the group later changed its name to the Moonglows. Though Harvey sang lead on some songs, Bobby sang lead much of the time.

Juliana Hatfield
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 July 1967
 
Description: Vocalsit, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of Philip M. Hatfield a radiologist and The Boston Globe fashion critic Julie Hatfield, Juliana grew up in the Boston suburb of Duxbury.

Karl Mueller
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 July 1963
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: American rock musician. He was the bass player and a founding member of the Minneapolis rock/grunge band, Soul Asylum.

Maury Chaykin
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 July 1949
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Two of Chaykin's early motion picture roles brought him public recognition: computer programmer Jim Sting in WarGames and prosecution witness Sam Tipton in My Cousin Vinny.

Nick Reynolds
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 July 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Growing up, his father, a Navy captain, was an avid guitar player who brought back songs from his travels around the world. He taught Nick the guitar and ukulele, and the family spent many nights singing and harmonizing for pure enjoyment.

Stacy Dean Campbell
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 July 1967
 
Description: Vocalsit, Composer
 
Summary: When growing up he looked upon Marty Robbins as one of the best that would be the way to go as Robbins had a smooth voice.

Twyla Herbert
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 July 1921
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: She was going to be a concert pianist but we started writing rock 'n' roll.

Bill Goodwin
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1910
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Goodwin was known for frequently promoting the item sold by the sponsor of the show (Swan Soap or Maxwell House Coffee, among others

Gary Garcia
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 July 1948
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Gary Garcia was half of the duo consisting of Jerry Buckner and Gary Garcia from Akron, Ohio.

George Cummings
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1938
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: For health reasons, Cummings left the Dr. Hook group in August, 1975, moving from San Francisco to Nashville.

Glen A Baker
 
Date Born: Monday 28 July 1952
 
Description: Rock Journalist
 
Summary: Baker has authored 15 books and written for more than 200 magazines, as well as acting as a consultant on various music-related projects.

Mike Bloomfield
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 July 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bloomfield was born into a wealthy Jewish family on Chicago's North Side but preferred music to the family catering equipment business.

Nnenna Freelon
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 July 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Nnenna Freelon earned a rousing standing ovation for her stunning live performance at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, performing Straighten Up And Fly Right.

Peter Doyle
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Peter started his career at the age of 9 appearing on a children's television talent show called Swallow's Juniors and appeared as a regular on that show for the next five years.

Rachel Sweet
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 July 1962
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She began recording country music in 1976, but with little success. Switching to rock and roll, she signed to the British Stiff Records.

Ray Ellis
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 July 1923
 
Description: Record producer, arranger and conductor. USA
 
Summary: Ellis' work encompassed all areas of music, from records to film, commercials, and television.

Richard Wright
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 July 1945
 
Description: Keyboards, UK
 
Summary: He was a founding member of The Pink Floyd Sound as they were then called in 1965.Wright was educated at the Haberdashers' Aske's School and the Regent Street Polytechnic College of Architecture, where he met fellow band members Roger Waters and Nick Mason. YOUTUBE: tribute to Richard Wright a founding member of Pink Floyd. song writer singer keyboard and piano player 1943-2008.

Rudy Vallee
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 July 1901
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Bandleader, USA
 
Summary: Born the son of Charles Alphonse and Catherine Lynch Vallée. Both of his parents were born and raised in Vermont, but their parents were immigrants; the Vallées being of French Canadian origin.

Simon Kirke
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1949
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Kirke spent his early years living in the borderlands of Wales. Leaving school at 17, he returned to London and set about finding a drumming job in the booming blues scene.

Steve Morse
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 July 1954
 
Description: Guitarist
 
Summary: He is mainly known as the lead guitarist for the "Dixie Dreggs" and is now with "Deep Purple".

Steve Peregrine Took
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1949
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: He took his name from the hobbit Peregrin Took in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Carl Cox
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 July 1962
 
Description: DJ and producer.
 
Summary: Cox began his career as a hardcore and rave DJ in the mid 1980s.[2] He has performed at clubs such as The Eclipse, Edge, Shelly's, Sterns Nightclub, Heaven, Sir Henry's in Cork, Ireland and Angels and The Haçienda, as well as raves for Fantazia, Dreamscape, NASA and Amnesia House

Charlie Christian
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 July 1916
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Christian was born in Bonham, Texas, his family moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when he was a small child. Both of his parents were musicians and he had two brothers

Geddy Lee
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 July 1953
 
Description: Bassist, Musician, Songwriter, Producer, CA
 
Summary: Lee's parents were Jewish refugees from Poland who had been survivors of Nazi concentration camps Dachau and Bergen-Belsen during World War II.

Jim Stewart - Stax Records
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 July 1930
 
Description: Violinist, Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Stewart was a part time fiddle player who moved to Memphis, Tennessee and joined a local country music group called the Canyon Cowboys. YOUTUBE: Lincoln Center's Out of Doors summer series concluded with it's tribute to one of the most prolific record labels that give the world its own unique blend of soul, blues, gospel, comedy, and deep roots music. Stax Records was formed by the brother and sister team of Estelle Axton and Jim Stewart, a country and western fiddler.

Martina Mcbride
 
Date Born: Friday 29 July 1966
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Martina was born to Daryl and Jeanne Schiff, owned a dairy farm. She is the second of four children.

Sonya Robinson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 July 1959
 
Description: Violinist, USA

William Powell - Actor
 
Date Born: Friday 29 July 1892
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1931, Powell married actress Carole Lombard. He had a close relationship with actress Jean Harlow beginning in 1935, but it was cut short by her untimely death in 1937.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 July 1947
 
Description: Actor and Govenor of California.
 
Summary: Schwarzenegger was born to local police chief Gustav Schwarzenegger 1907 – 1972, and his wife, the former Aurelia Jadrny 1922 – 1998.

Big Jack Johnson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 July 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He performed and wrote "Jack's Blues" and performed "Catfish Medley" with Samuel L. Jackson on the Black Snake Moan, film soundtrack.

Buddy Guy
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 July 1936
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Guy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005 by Eric Clapton and B.B. King.P/E

Charlie Bowman
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 July 1889
 
Description: Fiddle, USA
 
Summary: Bowman wrote and adapted dozens of songs and fiddle tunes throughout his career. Bowman actually made his first recording on a neighbor's Edison cylinder phonograph in 1908.

David Sanborn
 
Date Born: Monday 30 July 1945
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He has been a highly regarded session player since the late 1960s, playing with an array of well-known artists, such as Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, etc.

Eddie Byrnes
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 July 1938
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Kookie's constant tending of his ducktail haircut led to many jokes and a hit song, - "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb".

Hilary Swank
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 July 1974
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Hilary Swank is the third youngest woman in history to win two Academy Awards for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role".

Jeffrey Hammond
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 July 1946
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Hammond replaced Glenn Cornick in "JETHRO TULL" in 1971. YOUTUBE: Off the 1968 debut album, This Was.

Kate Bush
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 July 1950
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, UK
 
Summary: Bush was born to English physician Robert Bush and his Irish wife Hannah. She was raised in their farmhouse in East Wickham with her older brothers, John and Paddy.

Lisa Kudrow
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 July 1963
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Kudrow was born the daughter of Nedra,a travel agent, and Lee Kudrow, a headache specialist and physician.

Paul Anka
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Anka's parents, who owned a restaurant, were of Lebanese Christian descent. He sang with the St Elijah Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church choir under the direction of Frederick Karam with whom he studied music theory.

Simon Baker
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 July 1969
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: In 2008, Baker received the lead role of Patrick Jane, a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in CBS's The Mentalist.

Sonny West
 
Date Born: Friday 30 July 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: "Rave On" is one of the greatest Rock & Roll songs of all time.

Tony Lip
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 July 1930
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He portrayed real-life Bonanno crime family mobster Philip Giaccone, in Donnie Brasco, and real-life Lucchese crime family mobster Francesco Manzo, in Goodfellas.

Vernel Fournier
 
Date Born: Monday 30 July 1928
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Vernel Fournier was a jazz drummer probably best known as the drummer for Ahmad Jamal.

Ahmet Ertegun
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 July 1923
 
Description: Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
 
Summary: "One of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry, Ahmet Ertegun co-founded Atlantic Records in 1946 with partner Herb Abramson.

Barry De Vorzo
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 July 1934
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, producer, and composer, USA
 
Summary: "Nadia's Theme" hit #8 on the US Top 40 in 1976 and the album from which it was taken peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200; in 1977, it won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement.

Bob Welch
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 July 1946
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born into a show business family. His father, Robert Welch, was a producer on many hit films for Paramount Pictures in the 1940s and 1950s. His mother, Templeton, had been a singer and actress who worked with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre in Chicago.

C. C. Catch
 
Date Born: Friday 31 July 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, German
 
Summary: C. C. Catch (born Caroline Catherine Müller, 31 July 1964 in Oss, Netherlands) is a Dutch born German pop singer

Daniel Boone - Singer
 
Date Born: Friday 31 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Born Peter Charles Green, 31 July 1942, Birmingham, England) is an English pop musician who became a one-hit wonder in the U.S.

Ernie Dingo
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 July 1956
 
Description: Actor, Australian
 
Summary: Dingo has hosted the television program The Great Outdoors since 1993.

Gary Lewis
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 July 1946
 
Description: Band, USA
 
Summary: Gary Lewis and the Playboys were a 1960s pop group fronted by Gary Lewis, son of comedian Jerry Lewis.

Hank Jones
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 July 1918
 
Description: Pianist, Band leader, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Mississippi, where his father, a Baptist deacon and lumber inspector, bought a three story brick home. One of seven children, Jones was raised in a musical family. His mother sang, his two older sisters studied piano, and his two younger brothers Thad, a trumpeter, and Elvin, a drummer—also became world famous jazz musicians.

Hugh Mcdowell
 
Date Born: Friday 31 July 1953
 
Description: Celloist, Pianist, UK
 
Summary: McDowell performed with the first live line-up of ELO in 1972 while only 19 years old. YOUTUBE: Osaka Japan in 1978 during the Out of Blue Tour. I digitally remastered it to improve sound quality. I made a video montage of Hugh playing his cello.

Jim Corr
 
Date Born: Friday 31 July 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Ireland
 
Summary: Corr plays acoustic and electric guitar as well as piano, keyboard, accordion and background vocals.

John 5
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 July 1971
 
Description: Guitariist, USA
 
Summary: His stage name was bestowed on him in 1998 when he joined industrial metal group Marilyn Manson.

Kenny Burrell
 
Date Born: Friday 31 July 1931
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: His career started in the fifties playing with Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie where his style of playing came from Bebop to Swing.

Lobo
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 July 1943
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American singer-songwriter who was successful in the early 1970s, scoring several Top 10 hits, including

Richard Griffiths
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 July 1947
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: An English actor of stage, film and television. He received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor and a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, all for his role in the play The History Boys.

Roy Bargy
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 July 1894
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Newaygo, Michigan, he grew up in Toledo, Ohio, where he was exposed to the music of pianists Johnny Walters.

Roy Milton
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 July 1907
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Oklahoma and grew up on a reservation before moving to Tulsa.

Russell Morris
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 July 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer
 
Summary: "The Real Thing" is now considered one of the very best psychedelic rock singles produced in the 1960s.

Wesley Snipes
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 July 1962
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marian, a teacher's aide, and an aircraft engineer father.

 
 
 
 
 
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