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Number of Records Matching Query: 49
 
LES PAUL
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 January 1915
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He was born to George and Evelyn Polfus. His birth name was first simplified by his mother to Polfus before he took his stage name of Les Paul.

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

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

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

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

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

NORMAN WISDOM
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 February 1915
 
Description: Composer, singer, songwriter
 
Summary: A West End star within two years, he made his TV debut the same year and was soon commanding enormous audiences. Charlie Chaplin called Wisdom his "favourite clown".

EDDIE BRACKEN
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 February 1915
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Dancer USA
 
Summary: Eddie Bracken has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1651 Vine Street and a second star at 6751 Hollywood Blvd.PNA

LORNE GREENE
 
Date Born: Friday 12 February 1915
 
Description: Actor, Canadian
 
Summary: Born to Russian Jewish immigrants, Daniel and Dora Green.

ROBERT LOCKWOOD JR
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 March 1915
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He started playing the organ in his father's church at the age of 8. The famous bluesman Robert Johnson lived with Lockwood's mother for 10 years off and on after his parents' divorce.

WILLIE DIXON
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1915
 
Description: Bassist, Composer
 
Summary: Willie Dixon's style of blues was one of the inspirations for a new generation of music, rock and roll.

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

BILLIE HOLIDAY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Holidays personal life has been said to be turbulent, just as the songs that she sang. Drug use came into her life in the early 40's. P/E

HARRY MORGAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 April 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: One of the finest actors mainly remembered for his role as Sherman T. Potter in the TV series of ’MASH’ in which he won an Emmy.

EDDIE HAYWOOD
 
Date Born: Monday 12 April 1915
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Pianist, composer and bandleader, born Atlanta, Georgia, died 1989 in Miami, Florida.

HOUND DOG TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Monday 12 April 1915
 
Description: Singer, Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Stevie Ray Vaughan also covered Taylor's best known song, "Give Me Back My Wig", both in concert and in studio. YOUTUBE: Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers featuring Little Walter on harmonica. This was back in 1967.

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

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

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

ORSON WELLES
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 May 1915
 
Description: Actor, Magician, USA
 
Summary: Orson Welles was born in Wisconsin, the second son of Richard Head Welles, then a manufacturer of vehicle lamps, and Beatrice Ives, a concert pianist and suffragette.

SYDNEY CARTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 May 1915
 
Description: Composer of song, UK
 
Summary: He studied at Christ's Hospital school in Horsham, West Sussex and Balliol College, Oxford.

JOHNNY BOND
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 June 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

PETER LIND HAYES
 
Date Born: Friday 25 June 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: An American vaudeville entertainer, songwriter, and film and television actor.

DAVID HONEYBOY EDWARDS
 
Date Born: Monday 28 June 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

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.

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

ZEKE ZARCHY
 
Date Born: Monday 12 July 1915
 
Description: Trumpet, USA
 
Summary: Zeke's trumpet can be heard on recordings as Benny Goodman's "Bugle Call Rag", Glenn Miller's Moonlight Cocktails, and Bob Crosby's South Rampart Street Parade.

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",

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

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

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

MEMPHIS SLIM
 
Date Born: Friday 3 September 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: His father Peter Chatman sang, played piano and guitar, and operated juke joints.It is commonly believed, though, that he took the name to honor his father, Peter Chatman Sr.

DICK THOMAS
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 September 1915
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: An American singing cowboy and actor.

FRANK CADY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 September 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the 1950s, Cady played Doc Williams in Ozzie and Harriet (1954-55), along with numerous supporting parts in movies and also appeared in television commercials for (among other products) Shasta Grape Soda.

BILLY DANIELS
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 September 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was popular in Europe after he headlined at 'The London Palladium' in 1952, having broken the house records. He was popular in Australia where he first toured with The Andrews Sisters in 1954.

SKEETS MacDONALD
 
Date Born: Friday 1 October 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer
 
Summary: Mainly known for his appearances on 'Town Hall Party' during the fifties.

HARRY EDISON
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 October 1915
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: A member of "The Bassie band" with the nick name of "SWEETS" for his love of candy.

OWEN BRADLEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 October 1915
 
Description: Producer, USA
 
Summary: Musician and producer and has had a lot to do with the now known Nashville sound. A band leader and Pianist in his early years in Nashville and also in Radio.

CORNEL WILDE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 October 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Cornel Wilde has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1635 Vine Street.

ARTHUR MILLER
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1915
 
Description: Playwright, essayist
 
Summary: He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956), as well as the film The Misfits (1961).

GUS BIVONA
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 November 1915
 
Description: Clarinets, Saxophonist, Flute
 
Summary: A series of high-profile gigs with Tommy Dorsey and Bob Crosby followed the end of the war, and in 1947 Bivona signed on with MGM.

BILLY STRAYHORN
 
Date Born: Monday 29 November 1915
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: He had a major influence on the career of Lena Horne, who wanted to marry Strayhorn.

BROWNIE McGEE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 November 1915
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, America
 
Summary: A Southern blues musician revived his music by folk musicians in the fifties.

POP STAPLES
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 December 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Mavis Staples also recorded solo as did Pop Staples. Their biggest hit in Australia was "Respect Yourself".

ELI WALLACH
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 December 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 2005, Wallach released his autobiography The Good, the Bad and Me: In My Anecdotage. In this tome, Wallach talked about his most famous role as Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

FRANK SINATRA
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 December 1915
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of Natalie Della and Anthony Martin Sinatra.

DAN DAILEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 December 1915
 
Description: Actor, singer, dancer, USA
 
Summary: In 1940, he was signed by MGM to make movies and, although his past career had been in musicals

EDITH PIAF
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 December 1915
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: A French singer and cultural icon who became widely regarded as France's greatest popular singer.

BARBARA BILLINGLEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 December 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Billingsley signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1957, she made her mark on TV as everyday mother June Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver, alongside other 1950s family sitcoms such as Father Knows Best, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Make Room For Daddy and The Donna Reed Show. It debuted on CBS in 1957, to mediocre ratings and was soon cancelled. However, the show moved to ABC the following year and stayed there for the next five seasons.

 
 
 
 

 
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