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Number of Records Matching Query: 71
 
EARL SCRUGGS
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 January 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: Scruggs was born to Georgia Lula Ruppe and George Elam Scruggs. Scruggs joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in late 1945 and his syncopated, three-finger picking style quickly became a sensation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOB GADDY
 
Date Born: Monday 4 February 1924
 
Description: Pianist, singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: An American East Coast blues and rhythm and blues pianist, singer and songwriter.

DUSTY RANKIN
 
Date Born: Friday 8 February 1924
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Birchip, Victoria, on January 8, 1924, Dusty made his first recordings for Regal Zonophone in August, 1948.

SIDNEY POITIER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 February 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, Poitier became the first black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor - for his role in Lilies of the Field.

SARAH VAUGHAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 March 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Sarah Vaughan's father, Asbury "Jake" Vaughan, was a carpenter and amateur guitarist. Her mother, Ada, was a laundress. Jake and Ada Vaughan migrated to Newark from Virginia during the First World War.

FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW
 
Date Born: Friday 28 March 1924
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Born Frederick Llewellyn March, as an infant he was handed into the care of his aunt, Millicent Bartholomew, by his disinterested parents.

MARLON BRANDO
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He has appeared in many films such as "A Street Car Named Desire" "Guys and Dolls" - "Last Tango In Paris".

NICK PERITO
 
Date Born: Monday 7 April 1924
 
Description: Composer, Arranger. USA
 
Summary: Perito remained in New York after World War II, entering the Juilliard School of Music and graduating from the college in 1949.

FRANK WILSON
 
Date Born: Friday 11 April 1924
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Director, TV Host, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian film, stage and television actor; musical comedy singer and director; and television game show and variety host.

HENRY MANCINI
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 April 1924
 
Description: Composer
 
Summary: Mancini was born Enrico Nicola Mancini in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the steel town of West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

RUDI POMPILLI
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 April 1924
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: "The Sax That Rocked the World", Now Dig This Issue 275, February 2006. By Chris Gardner.

LESLIE PHILLIPS
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 April 1924
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Phillips made his first film appearances as a child in the 1930s. He is the only actor still alive who performed at Pinewood Studios during the week it opened in 1936.

CLARA WARD (The Famous Ward Singers)
 
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Associated acts The Ward Singers, The Ward Trio, The Clara Ward Specials, Willa Ward Singers, Gertrude Ward Singers

IRA LOUVIN
 
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1924
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter
 
Summary: Known professionally as Ira Louvin, was an American country music singer, mandolinist and songwriter.

BOBBY ROSENGARDEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 April 1924
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Rosengarden became a busy studio musician, recording with Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Skitch Henderson, Quincy Jones, Peter Nero, Gil Evans/Miles Davis,etc. YOUTUBE: Milt Hinton doing one of his favorite tunes: Old Man Time at the 1992 Mid-America Jazz Festival in St Louis, Mo. Derek Smith on piano & Bobby Rosengarden on drums-aka THE TRIO.

HAL McKUSICK
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 April 1924
 
Description: Saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist
 
Summary: Hal McKusick worked with the big bands of Les Brown, Woody Herman (1943), Boyd Raeburn (1944-1945), Alvino Rey (1946), Buddy Rich, and Claude Thornhill (1948-1949).

TEDDY EDWARDS
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 April 1924
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz tenor saxophonist based on the West Coast of the US.

SHELDON HARNICK
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 April 1924
 
Description: Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock were presented with the 18th Annual York Theatre Company's prestigious Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre in 2009.

WALTER CHIARI
 
Date Born: Friday 2 May 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He appeared in They're a Weird Mob (1966), the last of the Powell and Pressburger films, based on a popular Australian novel by John O'Grady. He also appeared in the Australian film Squeeze a Flower in 1970.

TODD STORZ
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1924
 
Description: Radio Announcer
 
Summary: Stortz was the first to bring to air a Top Forty play list in the United States.

TONY HANCOCK
 
Date Born: Monday 12 May 1924
 
Description: Actor, Comeidian, UK
 
Summary: Hancock's Half Hour lasted for seven years (including television) and over a hundred episodes in its radio form, and from 1956 ran concurrently with an equally successful BBC television series with the same name.

PEGGY CASS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1924
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Cass made her Broadway debut in 1949 with the play Touch and Go.

CHARLES AZNAVOUR
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, French
 
Summary: He is mainly known for his hits 'She' and 'Dance in The Old Fashioned Way' charting in the seventies. A writer of musicals and said to be the French Frank Sinatra.

CARL BUTLER
 
Date Born: Monday 2 June 1924
 
Description: Vocal Duo, USA
 
Summary: A Duo during the sixties formed in 1962. Carl Butler, a singer songwriter with success behind him with his songs writing.

COLLEEN DEWHURST
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 June 1924
 
Description: Actress, Canadian
 
Summary: Born in Canada, raised in United States since the age of 13, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

JIMMY ROGERS - BLUES GUITARIST
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 June 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Jimmy Rogers was born James A. Lane in Ruleville, Mississippi on June 3, 1924 and was raised in Atlanta and Memphis.

DENNIS WEAVER
 
Date Born: Friday 6 June 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Weaver was born in Joplin, Missouri, to Walter Weaver and Lena Prather (1892 - 1970) of Irish, Scottish, English, Cherokee and Osage ancestry.

LUCKY THOMPSON
 
Date Born: Monday 16 June 1924
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He lived in Lausanne, Switzerland in the late 1960s and recorded several albums there including A Lucky Songbook in Europe.

AUDIE MURPHY
 
Date Born: Friday 20 June 1924
 
Description: Actor, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: He became one the most famous soldiers of World War II and widely regarded as the most decorated American soldier of the war.

CHET ATKINS
 
Date Born: Friday 20 June 1924
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Chet Atkins was born in Tennessee and grew up with his mother, two brothers and a sister he was the youngest.

ROSALIE ALLEN
 
Date Born: Friday 27 June 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Allen grew up the daughter of a Polish immigrant chiropractor in a large, impoverished family.

GEORGE MORGAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 June 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Morgan was born to Zachariah "Zach" Morgan and Ethel Turner in Waverly, Tennessee but raised in Barberton, Ohio.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CARROLL OCONNOR
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 August 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: O'Connor, an Irish American, was one of three children born in the Bronx, New York, the son of Elise Patricia and Edward Joseph O'Connor who was a New York City lawyer. O'Connor's mother educated the future actor about language and life in The Bronx, New York.

GORDON STOKER
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 August 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He joined the group in 1950 and has put his stamp on the group as he remains in the group, dated 2005.

JIMMY RICKS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 August 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Ravens were one of the first "Doo Wop" groups during World War II and also one of the first to join the rock and roll ranks.

LEE ADAMS
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1924
 
Description: Writer, librettist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Adams received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University and a Master's from Columbia University.

PEGGY RYAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 August 1924
 
Description: Singer, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Her parents were vaudevilleians, "The Merry Dancing Ryans", and Peggy joined them onstage before she was two years old. known for starring in a series of movie musicals at Universal Pictures with Donald O'Connor and Gloria Jean.

DINAH WASHINGTON
 
Date Born: Friday 29 August 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Pianist and vocalist of the blues and jazz. As a child in Chicago she played piano and directed her church choir.

KENNY DORHAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 August 1924
 
Description: Trumpeter, Bandleader, Composer
 
Summary: Dorham was one of the most active bebop trumpeters. He played in the big bands of Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton.

BUDDY HACKETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 August 1924
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He was born to Jewish heritage, the son of an upholsterer.

TONY MARMMARELLA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 September 1924
 
Description: Producer, Television host.
 
Summary: Tony Mammarella hosted American Bandstand in (1956-1957)NP

JANE GREER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 September 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Model, USA
 
Summary: A film and television actress who was perhaps best known for her role as femme fatale Kathie Moffat in the 1947 film "Out of the Past".

ELLA MAE MORSE
 
Date Born: Friday 12 September 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was hired by Jimmy Dorsey when she was 14 years old. Dorsey believed she was 19, and when he was informed by the school board that he was now responsible for her care, he fired her.

BOBBY SHORT
 
Date Born: Monday 15 September 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: American cabaret singer and pianist, best known for his interpretations of songs by popular composers of the first half of the 20th

LAUREN BACALL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 September 1924
 
Description: Actress, US
 
Summary: Bacall married Humphrey Bogart. Their wedding and honeymoon took place at Malabar Farm, Lucas, Ohio.

GOGI GRANT
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 September 1924
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: "The Wayward Wind" and she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. This single returned to the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. In 1957, she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth's portrayal of Helen Morgan in the biographical film The Helen Morgan Story.

BUD POWELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 September 1924
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: First record made in 1943 with the’Cootie Williams Band’. Played in New York Clubs during the forties.

JOE ALLISON
 
Date Born: Friday 3 October 1924
 
Description: Composer, DJ, USA
 
Summary: A founding member of the Country Music Association.

CHARLTON HESTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 October 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Heston was born the son of Lilla and Russell Whitford Carter, a mill operator. Heston has stated that he was part Native American and a "blood-initiated brother of the Miniconjou Sioux." When he was ten, his parents divorced.

TERRY GIBBS
 
Date Born: Monday 13 October 1924
 
Description: Vibraphonist, Band Leader.
 
Summary: He has performed and or recorded with Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Jackson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman etc.

EARL PALMER
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 October 1924
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: In 2000, he became one of the first session musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

RUBY DEE
 
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, activist, USA
 
Summary: She is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors, among scores of others awards.

BOBBY LIMB
 
Date Born: Monday 10 November 1924
 
Description: TV Host, Saxophonist,
 
Summary: Limb was one of the first to have his own variety television show during the early part of television in Australia.

WERLY FAIRBURN
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 November 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA

ALLAN SHERMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 November 1924
 
Description: ComedianTV writer
 
Summary: One track from the album, a spoof of summer camp entitled "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh," became a hit, in the U.S and Australia in 1963.

WALLY COX
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 December 1924
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He became the roommate of Marlon Brando, who encouraged him to study acting with Stella Adler.

RITA REYS
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 December 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Reys was born in Rotterdam in 1924 into an artistic family. Her father was a violin player and conductor, her mother a dancer.

DAN TERRY
 
Date Born: Monday 22 December 1924
 
Description: Trumpeter, Flugelhornist, USA
 
Summary: Big band leader and musician. In the 1960s, Terry wrote music for and performed in the films The Hustler and The Manchurian Candidate.

LEE DORSEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 December 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
 
Summary: In 1970 Dorsey and Toussaint collaborated on an album entitled Yes We Can; the title song was Dorsey's last entry in the singles chart.

 
 
 
 

 
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