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Number of Records Matching Query: 69
 
MILT JACKSON
 
Date Born: Monday 1 January 1923
 
Description: Vibraphone, USA
 
Summary: One of the most influential musicians of the be bop period.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONRAD BAIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 February 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Conrad Bain was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, the son of Jean Agnes (née Young) and Stafford Harrison Bain, who was a wholesaler.

GENE AMES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 February 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Parents, David and Sarah Urick, were Russian Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine. No photo available.

BUDDY DeFRANCO
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 February 1923
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: DeFranco was perhaps the only major jazz clarinet player to adapt to this change, and until the 1980's, he was the only notable jazz musician who played clarinet exclusively.

MARSHALL BARER
 
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1923
 
Description: Lyricist, librettist, singer, songwriter and director.
 
Summary: Marshall Barer began his career as a lyricist and song writer in the late 1940s while working as a very successful commercial artist/designer in New York. His most-heard song is the Mighty Mouse Theme (Here I Come to Save the Day) for the famous cartoons.

DAVID SOYER
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 February 1923
 
Description: Cellist, USA
 
Summary: He played with the NBC Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini.

WANDRA MERRELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 February 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Composer and Singer. She wrote "Baby Lover" for Petula Clark, "Don't Take It Out on This World" for the Adam's Apples, and other hits for singers

DEXTER GORDON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1923
 
Description: Saxophonist, US
 
Summary: Gordon was born and grew up in Los Angeles, where his father was a doctor who counted Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton among his patients.

CHARLES DURNING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 February 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Durning's memorable roles include police officers in the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) and crime drama Dog Day Afternoon (1975), along with the comedies Tootsie.

CHARLES DURNING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 February 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA

BARNEY MARTIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 March 1923
 
Description: Actor. USA
 
Summary: He is best known for playing Morty Seinfeld, father of Jerry, on the famous sitcom Seinfeld.

ERIC SYKES
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 March 1923
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Sykes had begun to write for television as early as 1948, but from the early 1950s Sykes began to make an ultimately successful transition from radio to TV, writing a number of series episodes and one-off shows for the BBC.

ED McMAHON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 March 1923
 
Description: Comedian, game show host, announcer, and television personality
 
Summary: According to Entertainment Weekly, McMahon is considered one of the greatest "sidekicks".

ANNE BAXTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 March 1923
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: At age 10, Baxter attended a Broadway play starring Helen Hayes, and was so impressed that she declared to her family that she wanted to become an actress.

GEORGE FULLERTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 March 1923
 
Description: Guitar Manufacturer, USA
 
Summary: George Fullerton, a longtime associate of Leo Fender who played a crucial role in the electric guitar innovator's extraordinary success through his broad based skills as a musician, artist and technician.

CYD CHARISSE
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 March 1923
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: an American dancer and actress. She was born in Texas, and reputedly, the name "Cyd" was a nickname taken from a sibling trying to say "Sis".

LEE GORDON
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 March 1923
 
Description: American entrepreneur and rock and roll promoter.
 
Summary: His first Australian business venture was an early form of telemarketing. The marketing venture proved hughly successful and Gordon used the profits to establish a promotions company, Big Show Pty Ltd, and began promoting concert tours of Australia by leading American jazz and rock'n'roll acts.

DON ADAMS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 March 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for his Emmy award winning role as the bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 in TV’s ’Get Smart’.Get Smart introduced Barbara Feldon as Agent 99.

MARCEL MARCEAU
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 March 1923
 
Description: Mime Artist, France
 
Summary: Marcel Marceau was born in Strasbourg, France, the son of Anne and Charles Mangel. When he was 4 years of age, his family moved to Lille, but returned to Strasbourg when he was in his early teens.

BONNIE GUITAR
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 March 1923
 
Description: Singer-songwriter
 
Summary: She is best remembered for her 1957 Country-Pop crossover hit "Dark Moon".

BENNIE GREEN
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1923
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: His full tone looked backwards to the swing era yet was open to the influence of R&B.

AARON SPELLING
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1923
 
Description: Producer, Actor, Singer, Dancer, Television Producer, USA
 
Summary: Spelling was born in Dallas, Texas, to Polish Jewish immigrant parents. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.

ALBERT KING
 
Date Born: Monday 23 April 1923
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Worked with the greats such as Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin etc.

CAROLINE CASSIDY
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 April 1923
 
Description: American writer associated with the Beat Generation

ED CASIDY
 
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1923
 
Description: Drummer, Actor, USA
 
Summary: From the mid 1970s, Cassidy also worked as an actor, including live improvisation and appearances on the TV series General Hospital and in movies.

JAMES ARNESS
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Arness is the older brother of actor Peter Graves. He was the tallest actor ever to play a lead role, standing 6'7".

THAD JONES
 
Date Born: Monday 28 May 1923
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Grew up in Detroit, formed own Orchestra, also played with the ’Count Basie Orchestra’

EUGENE WRIGHT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 May 1923
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Wright played bass in Adelaide with Brubeck for jazz entreprenuer Kim Bonython during the late fifties.

GEORGE RUSSELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 June 1923
 
Description: Pianist, Teacher, US
 
Summary: Jazz artist, has played all over the world and has developed his ’Lydian concept of tonal organization’. He has played with Fletcher Henderson, Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins etc.

PETE CANDOLI
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 June 1923
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Pete Candoli's professional career began at the age of 13, when he became a member of the American Federation of Musicians. An American swing and West Coast jazz trumpeter. He played with the big bands of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and many others, and worked extensively in the studios of the recording and television industries. He was born in Mishawaka, Indiana.

JIM MARSHALL
 
Date Born: Friday 29 June 1923
 
Description: Drummer, Business man.UK
 
Summary: 1987 marked the celebration of Jim's 50 years in music and 25 years in amplification, and was the catalyst for the introduction of the "Silver Jubilee" range of 50 and 100 Watt amplifiers, looking stunning in their chrome and silver vinyl and which became one of Jim's personal favourite models.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARVELL SHAW
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 September 1923
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: Featured with the Louis Armstrong All-Stars during several periods, Arvell Shaw was arguably Armstrong's finest bassist.

HANK WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Monday 17 September 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He has been covered in a range of pop, gospel, blues and rock styles.

BILL MATTHEWS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 September 1923
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A founding member but left the group before international fame came.

FATS NAVARRO
 
Date Born: Monday 24 September 1923
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Fats Navarro was one of the first important players influenced by Dizzy Gillespie.

JAMES CONDON
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 September 1923
 
Description: Actor, Australia

WILLIAM WINDOM
 
Date Born: Friday 28 September 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Windom's first and most famous motion picture role was as Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor of Tom Robinson in 1962's Academy Award-winning To Kill a Mockingbird.

VON FREEMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 October 1923
 
Description: Saxophonist, US
 
Summary: American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He was the father of jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman

GLYNIS JOHNS
 
Date Born: Friday 5 October 1923
 
Description: Actress, South Africa
 
Summary: In 1944, she appeared with her father in Halfway House, and in 1948 starred as a mermaid in Miranda (Johns later reprised the role in a 1954 sequel, Mad About Men).

MURRAY WALKER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 October 1923
 
Description: Commentator, Journalist, UK
 
Summary: He has a distinctive, enthusiastic commentary style. Since 1978, British television commentary of the Formula 1 seasons has been used by other broadcasters right around the world, including Australia and Japan

BERT KAEMPFERT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 October 1923
 
Description: Trumpeter, Band Leader, Composer, Germany
 
Summary: The Bert Kaempfert composed song "Strangers in the Night" became a hit for Frank Sinatra. It is said that Sinatra despised the song, and called it "a piece of shit", and "the worst song I ever fucking heard". Sinatra's recording won him the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

LINDA DARNELL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 October 1923
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She failed to receive recognition from the industry and its critics, and disappeared from the screen in the 1950s. Darnell died from burns sustained in a house fire.

BARNEY KESSEL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 October 1923
 
Description: Guitarist
 
Summary: Kessel worked with many top greats but his time with Oscar Peterson was his longest stay with anyone band.

ANNE SHELTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 November 1923
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Shelton was a popular vocalist during World War II in England providing war songs for the troups on radio broadcasts and appearances

CHARLIE MARINANO
 
Date Born: Monday 12 November 1923
 
Description: Saxophonist, US
 
Summary: Charlie Mariano's career can easliy be divided into two. Early on he was a fixture in Boston, playing with Shorty Sherock (1948), Nat Pierce (1949-50) and his own groups.

EFREM ZIMBALIST Jr
 
Date Born: Friday 30 November 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Zimbalist was born the son of violinist Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. 1889-1985 and operatic soprano Alma Gluck 1884-1938.

MARIA CALLAS
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 December 1923
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Her dramatic life and personal tragedy have often overshadowed Callas the artist in the popular press.

 
 
 
 

 
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