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Number of Records Matching Query: 85
 
Barbara Rush
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 January 1927
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She began working on television in the 1950s. She later became a regular performer in TV movies, miniseries, and a variety of other shows including Peyton Place and the soap opera All My Children.

Gizele Mackenzie
 
Date Born: Monday 10 January 1927
 
Description: Vocalist , Canadian - American
 
Summary: In 1953 she reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart, with her rendition of "Seven Lonely Days".

Johnnie Ray
 
Date Born: Monday 10 January 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Ray was born in Oregon, eventually moving to Portland, Oregon. His great-grandmother was a full-blooded Indian and his great-grandfather was Oregon pioneer George Kirby Gay of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.

Eartha Kitt
 
Date Born: Monday 17 January 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA

Dawn Lake
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 January 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Her most enduring character was Ethel, who first appeared in the early 1960s in The Mobil Limb Show. "You tell 'em luv!" was Ethel's catchcry.

Antonio Carlos Jobim
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 January 1927
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Brazilian
 
Summary: The Rio de Janeiro airport was renamed the Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport in his honour.

Billy Barnes
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1927
 
Description: Composer and lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Barnes started writing musical comedy sketches while still in high school, and continued while at UCLA. He started collaborating in college with Bob Rodgers, and their first professional revue, a Cabaret Concert Show, was staged in 1956 in Los Angeles.

Don Shirley
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1927
 
Description: Pianist, Jamaica
 
Summary: His first teacher was his mother. He began playing piano at age of about two and made his first public performance at the age of 3.

Ronnie Scott
 
Date Born: Friday 28 January 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: Scott is best remembered for co-founding, with former tenor sax player Pete King, the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, which opened in 1959 at 39 Gerrard Street in London's Soho

Johnny Ashcroft
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Johnny Ashcroft’s great, great maternal grandfather, Marine Corporal John Gowan, arrived in Australia aboard the First Fleet’s Flagship, HMS Sirius. In 1814 his other great, great grandfather and namesake, John Ashcroft, arrived in chains aboard the notorious convict ship Surrey.

Stan Getz
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 February 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: In 1941, he was accepted into the All City High School Orchestra of New York City. This gave Stan chance to receive a private, free tutor from the New York Philharmonic, Simon Kovar - a bassoon player.

Val Doonican
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 February 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: From 1965 to 1986 he was a regular fixture on the BBC Television's schedule with The Val Doonican Show.

Ralph Stanley
 
Date Born: Friday 25 February 1927
 
Description: Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: Ralph created a unique style of banjo playing, sometimes called "Stanley Style". It evolved from Scruggs style, which is a three finger technique.

Harry Belafonte
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 March 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in Harlem, New York, the son of Melvine, a domestic worker, and Harold George Belafonete, Sr. A native of the island Martinique. From 1935 to 1939, he lived with his grandmother in the village of Aboukir in her native country of Jamaica.

Tommy Mccook
 
Date Born: Friday 4 March 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, Cuba
 
Summary: A Jamaican saxophonist. A founding member of The Skatalites.

Jack Cassidy
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 March 1927
 
Description: Actor,
 
Summary: Cassidy was born to William Cassidy, who was of Irish descent, and Charlotte Koehler, who was of German descent.

Dick Hyman
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 March 1927
 
Description: Pianist, Conductor, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Hyman was educated at Columbia University. He used the Lowrey Organ, on the albums Fabulous and The Man From O.R.G.A.N. He later recorded several albums on the Moog Synthesizer.

Carl Smith
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 March 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was one of country's most successful male artists during the 1950s.

Ruby Braff
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 March 1927
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: One of the most brilliant trumpet players of the modern era.

Hoyt Hawkins
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 March 1927
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: In the year 2001, the Jordanaires celebrated their 51st year in the music business and their election to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Amos Milburn
 
Date Born: Friday 1 April 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Houston, one of thirteen children, by the age of five Milburn was playing tunes on the piano. He enlisted in the United States Navy when he was fifteen and earned thirteen battle stars in the Philippines, before returning to Houston and organizing a sixteen-piece band playing in Houston clubs.

Gery Mulligan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 April 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA

Babatunde Olatunji
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 April 1927
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Olatunji composed music for the Broadway theatrical and Hollywood film productions of Raisin in the Sun. He assisted Bill Lee with the music for his son Spike Lee's hit film She's Gotta Have It.

Thomas Hemsley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 April 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Tom Hemsley was a remarkably rounded human being. A baritone of international status, he had read physics at university and had been an athlete of more than local reputation.

Edie Adams
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 April 1927
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Adams, a Tony Award winner, "both embodied and winked at the stereotypes of fetching chanteuse and sexpot blonde."[

Laurel Aitken
 
Date Born: Friday 22 April 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Cuba of mixed Cuban and Jamaican descent, Aitken and his family settled in Jamaica in 1938.

Johnny Horton
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 April 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Horton was born in Los Angeles but raised in the town of Rusk in east Texas. His family trekked back and forth from California often as migrant fruit pickers but always returned to the Rusk/Gallatin area in East Texas.

Ray Barrett
 
Date Born: Monday 2 May 1927
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Australian star Ray Barrett was quite a heart-throb on British TV in the 60s, as star of the long-running series The Troubleshooters. To telefantasy fans, however, his primary importance is as a voice artiste on several of Gerry Anderson's puppet sagas, most notably the immortal Thunderbirds.

Jim Lowe
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 May 1927
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: He retired in 2004 at the age of 77, and lives in New Jersey.

Kay Kendall
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 May 1927
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: England. Kendall's father was Terrence "Terry" McCarthy (aka Terry Kendall), vaudevillian son of Marie Kendall, a music hall star known for her vivacious personality and perfect diction while singing.

Norman Petty
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 May 1927
 
Description: Musician, Songwriter, Record Producer
 
Summary: Petty served as Buddy Holly's recording engineer and also as his first manager and producer until late 1958. Their split came over differences in Petty's wanting co-writer credit in Holly's songs.

Dick Hafer
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 May 1927
 
Description: Clarinetist, Saxophone, USA
 
Summary: Hafer began playing clarinet at age seven and switched to tenor sax in high school.

Red Holloway
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 May 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA

Ian Christie
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 June 1927
 
Description: Clarinetist, UK
 
Summary: He toured with Mick Mulligan's band and George Melly in the '50s and '60s.

Boots Randolph
 
Date Born: Friday 3 June 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: His final solo studio album A Whole New Ballgame was released June 12, 2007.

Eddie Cano
 
Date Born: Monday 6 June 1927
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: His family was rich musically, Cano's father a bass guitarist, his grandfather a member of the Mexico City Symphony. Cano studied bass with his grandfather and private teachers.

Jerry Stiller
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 June 1927
 
Description: Actor. Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife Anne Meara. Stiller and Meara are the parents of actor Ben Stiller

Attila Zoller
 
Date Born: Monday 13 June 1927
 
Description: Guitarist, Hungari
 
Summary: The first guitarist to discover free jazz, innovator of modern jazz guitar

Austin Scaggs
 
Date Born: Monday 13 June 1927
 
Description: Music journalist
 
Summary: Scaggs was born to Boz and Carmella Scaggs.

Slim Dusty
 
Date Born: Monday 13 June 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: His earliest musical influences included Jimmie Rodgers. Slim released his first record in 1945 at the age of eighteen. In 1946 he signed his first recording contract with Columbia Graphophone for the Regal. Zonophone label.[

Kenneth Mckellar
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 June 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Scottish
 
Summary: McKellar made the majority of his recordings on the Decca Records label.

Frank Kirkland
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 June 1927
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Drummer for Bo Diddley’s band and sessions man for Chess records.

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

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).

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Don Bruce
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of The Jordanaires are an American singing group formed in 1948 in Springfield, Missouri. YOUTUBE: Dennis Daily shares another of his more than 200 "American Montage" broadcasts from his days with the old UPI Radio Network. In this episode, Dennis takes us to Nashville where he talks to Ray Walker, bass singer for The Jordanaires; they discuss the history of that record-breaking group.

Johnny Maddox
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1927
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Maddox performed on numerous popular TV shows in the 1950s.

Basil Kirchin
 
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1927
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, UK

Robert Shaw
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 August 1927
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: One of England’s finest actors that appeared in many films that include.

Monty Matthews
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Jordanaires quartet was formed in 1948 in Springfield, MO by two young evangelist brothers, Bill and Monty Matthews. The membership of the quartet would change throughout the years. They sang barbershop and gospel music, and debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1949.

Marion Williams
 
Date Born: Monday 29 August 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Miami, to a religiously devout mother and musically inclined father.

Elvin Jones
 
Date Born: Friday 9 September 1927
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He showed interest in drums at a young age, watching the circus bands march by his family's home.

Peter Falk
 
Date Born: Friday 16 September 1927
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Falk was the son of Michael Falk, who owned a clothing and dry goods store, and his wife, Madeline, an accountant and buyer.

John Dankworth
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 September 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Band Leader, Composer, Conductor
 
Summary: From Composer, Performer and Conductor, John Dankworth rates as one of England’s greats in all the mentioned fields and beyond.

Glenn Sutton
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 September 1927
 
Description: Song writer, USA
 
Summary: Sutton won a Grammy Award for the latter composition. "Almost Persuaded"

Tom Bosley
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 October 1927
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mainly came to fame in the TV series Happy Days playing the part of Richard Cunningham’s Father along side the Fonze.

Gloria Stavers
 
Date Born: Monday 3 October 1927
 
Description: Rock journalist, Model, America
 
Summary: Stavers is credited with being one of the first women rock and roll journalists.

Al Martino
 
Date Born: Friday 7 October 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Apart from singing, Martino played the role of Johnny Fontane in the 1972 film The Godfather.

Ed Blackwell
 
Date Born: Monday 10 October 1927
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Blackwell took over from Billy Higgins in the Ornette Coleman Band.

Patti Page
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 October 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s, and has sold over 100 million records to date.

Lee Konitz
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 October 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Konitz began his professional career in 1945 with the Teddy Powell band as a replacement for Charlie Ventura.

Kenny Roberts
 
Date Born: Friday 14 October 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was a member of "The Down Homers" with Bill Haley.

George C Scott
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 October 1927
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Scott's most famous early role was in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, where he played the part of General "Buck" Turgidson.

Joyce Brothers
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 October 1927
 
Description: American psychologist, television personality
 
Summary: In 1955, she became the only woman ever to win the top prize on the American game show The $64,000 Question, answering questions on the topic of boxing.

Ross Mcmannis
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 October 1927
 
Description: Trumpeter, UK
 
Summary: An English musician and trumpet player, who performed with Joe Loss and his orchestra, and the father of singer Elvis Costello.

Gilbert Becaud
 
Date Born: Monday 24 October 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, France
 
Summary: His first hit in the English-speaking world was Jane Morgan's cover version of Le Jour où la Pluie Viendra (as The Days The Rains Came, with English lyrics by Carl Sigman) in 1958.

Cleo Laine
 
Date Born: Friday 28 October 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: She is the only female performer to have received Grammy nominations in the jazz, popular and classical music categories.

Bobby Breen
 
Date Born: Friday 4 November 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Canada
 
Summary: His first major appearance was on Eddie Cantor's weekly radio show.

Chris Connor
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 November 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Connor was the first white female jazz singer to be signed by the label. Ahmet Ertegun and his brother Nesuhi Ertegun's Atlantic label was, at the time, primarily a rhythm and blues label, with artists such as Ruth Brown and Ray Charles.

Ken Dodd
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 November 1927
 
Description: Singer, Stand-up, television, UK
 
Summary: His first, and to date only, book, Look At It My Way, was published in November 2009.

Mose Allison
 
Date Born: Friday 11 November 1927
 
Description: Pianist, Vocalist, Trumpeter
 
Summary: Mose Allison was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Hank Ballard
 
Date Born: Friday 18 November 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: Ballard grew up in Bessemer, Alabama, where he began singing in church and later aspired to a career in music.

Alfredo Kraus
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 November 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Spainish
 
Summary: A distinguished Spanish tenor of partly Austrian descent, particularly known for the artistry he brought to opera's bel canto roles.

Richard Crenna
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 November 1927
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Blvd.

Patricia Travers
 
Date Born: Monday 5 December 1927
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: An American violin child prodigy and actress who withdrew from public performances at age 23.

Colin Davis
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 December 1927
 
Description: Conductor, UK
 
Summary: Colin Davis became one of the world's best-known conductors during the last four decades of the 20th century.

Sean Mcguire (fiddler)
 
Date Born: Monday 26 December 1927
 
Description: Fiddle, Ireland
 
Summary: Over the years, McGuire's name has become synonymous in Irish traditional fiddling with excellent musicianship.

 

 
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