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Number of Records Matching Query: 48
 
JANE WYMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 January 1914
 
Description: Actress, Singer Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Wyman started in show business as a radio singer and dancer, then broke into movies in the early 1930s as a Goldwyn Girl. She appeared in more than 80 films from 1932 to 1969, plus two documentaries in the 1990s.

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

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

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

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

GEORGE BASSMAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 February 1914
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Between 1931-1934 he arranged for dance orchestras, and then for Andre Kostelanetz and CBS between 1934-1936

ERNEST TUBB
 
Date Born: Monday 9 February 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: His father was a sharecropper, so Tubb spent his youth working on farms throughout the state.

JOSH WHITE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 February 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born to Reverend Dennis and Daisy Elizabeth White in the black section of Greenville, South Carolina.

TEX BENEKE
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 February 1914
 
Description: Saxophonist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Glenn Miller went missing on December 15, 1944 while flying to France from England. The Miller estate authorized an official Glenn Miller "ghost band" in 1946. This band was led by Tex Beneke who as time went on had more prominence in the band's identity.

JIM WAKLEY
 
Date Born: Monday 16 February 1914
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he released records, appeared in several B-Western movies with most of the major studios, appeared on radio and television and even had his own series of comic books.

PEE WEE KING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 February 1914
 
Description: Fiddle, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Milwaukee to a Polish American family and lived in Abrams, Wisconsin.

WINIFRED ATWELL
 
Date Born: Friday 27 February 1914
 
Description: Pianist, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Trinidad. Her family owned a pharmacy, and she trained as a druggist, and was expected to join the family business, Winifred, had played the piano since a young age, and went on to achieved popularityworld wide.

JULIA LENNON
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 March 1914
 
Description: Mother, Home Duties
 
Summary: Julia Stanley, later known by the family as Judy, was born at 8 Head Street, Liverpool in 1914, and was the fourth of five sisters.

CHARLES BOLAND
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 March 1914
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, Australia
 
Summary: Boland was a sessions musician in the fifties. Boland started playing guitar at the age of 25.

SONNY BURKE
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 March 1914
 
Description: Composer of songs, USA
 
Summary: Burke was musical director of Reprise Records and was responsible for many of Frank Sinatra's albums.

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON
 
Date Born: Monday 30 March 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One of the founding members of the post-War Chicago blues scene, Sonny Boy Williamson did more to popularize the harmonica than any of his contemporaries.

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

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

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

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

CARLO MARIA GIULINI
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1914
 
Description: Violinist and conductor. Italy
 
Summary: Giulini was given a violin for Christmas in 1919, when he was five, and progressed rapidly with local instructors, notably a Bohemian violinist.

FRANK CHACKSFIELD
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1914
 
Description: Band Leader, UK
 
Summary: His next 78 single, "Ebb Tide", became the first British instrumental recording to reach #1 in some American charts.

HANK SNOW
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1914
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, CA
 
Summary: In 1958, Snow became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

BOB ATCHER
 
Date Born: Monday 11 May 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His popularity was during 1930 to 1958 with his association with Columbia Records.

JOHNNY WRIGHT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 May 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1952, Johnnie & Jack’s "Poison Love" took them to the Grand Ole Opry, where the duo, along with Wells, were invited to join and where they remained for 15 years.

SUN RA
 
Date Born: Friday 22 May 1914
 
Description: Pianist. USA
 
Summary: He was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher

LESTER FLATT
 
Date Born: Friday 19 June 1914
 
Description: Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: Flatt was born in Duncan's Chapel, Overton County, Tennessee, to Nannie Mae Haney and Isaac Columbus Flatt.

DOC WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Friday 26 June 1914
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Doc Williams founded Wheeling Records in 1947 and through it released all of his and his wife's albums.

RICHARD MALTBY SR.
 
Date Born: Friday 26 June 1914
 
Description: Pianaist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, pianist, composer
 
Summary: During the post-war years, he made several recordings for subsidiary labels of RCA Victor, and in 1954.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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

TOM GLAZER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 September 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was part of the strong folk music scene in New York in the 1940s, and with Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Josh White helped prepare for the commercially successful folk revival of the 1960s.

GRAEME BELL
 
Date Born: Monday 7 September 1914
 
Description: Pianist, Australia
 
Summary: He formed "Graeme Bell and his All-Stars" and toured Czechoslovakia in the 1940s.

LEONARD FEATHER
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 September 1914
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He wrote the lyrics to the jazz song "Whisper Not" which was then recorded by Ella Fitzgerald on her 1966 Verve release of the same name.

ALLEN FUNT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 September 1914
 
Description: Actor, Film, TV, Producer
 
Summary: He began the show on ABC Radio in 1946 as Candid Microphone and soon experimented with a visual version by doing a series of theatrical short films also known as Candid Microphone

KENNETH MORE
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 September 1914
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Raised to stardom by the vintage car based film-comedy Genevieve, he appeared in many roles as a carefree, happy-go-lucky gent.

IVORY JOE HUNTER - (Composer)
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 October 1914
 
Description: Vocalist,Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Billed as The Baron of the Boogie, he was also known as The Happiest Man Alive. He is sometimes confused with Motown producer-songwriter Joe Hunter.

ARCHIE CAMPBELL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 November 1914
 
Description: Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Comedian of the year in the United States in 1969. In the fifties he appeared on The Grand Ole Opry and recording for RCA.

J D SUMNER
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 November 1914
 
Description: Singer - USA
 
Summary: The Stamps were invited to tour and record with Elvis Presley. The group became a regular fixture with Presley until his untimely death.

EDDIE BOYD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 November 1914
 
Description: Guitarist, keyboards, singer, USA
 
Summary: Boyd moved to the Beale Street district of Memphis, Tennessee in 1936.

EDDIE SAUTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 December 1914
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: He went on to arrange and compose for Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, and especially Benny Goodman.

DOROTHY LAMOUR
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 December 1914
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lamour was born the daughter of Carmen Louise and John Watson Slaton, both of whom were waiters.

COUSIN JODY
 
Date Born: Friday 11 December 1914
 
Description: Guitar, USA
 
Summary: He was famous for wearing unusual clothes and playing a dobro guitar.

LARRY PARKS
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 December 1914
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: The voice of Al Jolson,the looks of Larry Parks, great songs,orchestration. But serously, I never get tired of watching The Jolson Story & Jolson Sings Again, even though I have both films on DVD, if they are shown again on TV, I have to sit down and watch - my two most favourite films - EVER! Al Jolson and Larry Parks rehearsing "Ma Blushin' Rosie" for 'The Jolson Story'.

 
 
 
 

 
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