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Number of Records Matching Query: 90
 
LUTHER PERKINS
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 January 1928
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He recorded on most of the Johnny Cash records from the mid fifties.

DOMENICO MODUGNO
 
Date Born: Monday 9 January 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Italy
 
Summary: From a young age he wanted to become an actor and in 1951, after his military service, he enrolled in an acting school.

JOAN REGAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 January 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK

JEAN-MICHEL DAMASE
 
Date Born: Friday 27 January 1928
 
Description: Pianist, conductor and composer
 
Summary: French pianist, conductor and composer of classical music.

RUTH BROWN
 
Date Born: Monday 30 January 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Ruth Brown's father was a dockhand who directed the local church choir. Ruth showed more of an interest in singing at nightclubs. She was inspired by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington.

CHUCK WILLIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 January 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Willis signed with Columbia Records. After one single, he began recording on a Columbia subsidiary, Okeh. During his stay at Okeh, he established himself as a popular R&B singer and songwriter. In 1956, he moved to Atlantic Records where he had immediate success with "It's Too Late", "Juanita", and "Love Me Cherry". His most successful recording was "C.C. Rider".

JAZZA HALL
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 February 1928
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: John was a highly regarded South Australian musician for some 50 years or more.

FRANKIE VAUGHAN
 
Date Born: Friday 3 February 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Frankie Vaughan, CBE (3 February 1928 - 17 September 1999) was a singer of traditional pop music in the United Kingdom.

ENZO TOPPANO
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 February 1928
 
Description: Accordionist, Australia
 
Summary: He was born on February 14, 1928, in Broken Hill, the youngest of six children of Italian farmers Leonardo Toppano and his wife, Katerina (D'Appolonia).

EDDIE "GUITAR" BURNS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 February 1928
 
Description: Musician, guitarist, harmonicist, singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Burns was deemed second only in stature to John Lee Hooker.

GENE LEES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 February 1928
 
Description: Canadian music critic, Lyracist, Canada
 
Summary: As a freelance writer, Lees wrote for the American high fidelity magazines Stereo Review and High Fidelity (often using his column to defend jazz and older popular music while blasting "that rock junk").

DOROTHY McGUIRE - SINGER
 
Date Born: Monday 13 February 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Dorothy was the middle of three sisters Christine (oldest) and Phyllis (youngest), their mother was an ordained minister, they were born and raised in Middletown, Ohio, a Northern suburb of Cincinnati.

TEXAS JOHNNY BROWN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 February 1928
 
Description: Guitarist, songwriter, singer
 
Summary: Brown's professional music career started in a band called the Aladdin Chickenshackers, who regularly backed Amos Milburn

FATS DOMINO
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 February 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, pianist, Producer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Domino crossed into the pop mainstream with "Ain't That a Shame" (1955). P/A

ROY MONTRELL
 
Date Born: Monday 27 February 1928
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Roy Montrell was one of the busiest sessionmen, and one of the most influential guitarists in New Orleans for more than 20 years.

GEORGE XANTHOS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 February 1928
 
Description: Steel Guitar, Hawaiian Music, Australia
 
Summary: Steel Guitar Legend & Band Member Australia’s ‘Hawking Bros’ George Xanthos Leaves Many Memories. In 1952 he headed a group called "The Trailblazers" in Victoria.

DAVE DUDLEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 March 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Dave was born in 1928 in Spencer, Wisconsin. He had a short career as a semi-professional baseball player. After he suffered an arm injury he was no longer able to play baseball.

DON GIBSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 March 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: Gibson was born in North Carolina, into a poor working-class family, and he dropped out of school in the second grade.

SARA MONTIEL
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 March 1928
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Spanish
 
Summary: A Spanish singer and actress. She was a much-loved and internationally known name in the Spanish-speaking movie and music industries.

CLARENCE PAUL
 
Date Born: Monday 19 March 1928
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Worked with Stevie Wonder on many albums for Motown.

PATRICK McGOOHAN
 
Date Born: Monday 19 March 1928
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: But McGoohan was chiefly associated with cult ITV drama The Prisoner, writing some of the episodes himself under a different name.

LEFTY FRIZZELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 March 1928
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Frizzell began playing the guitar as a young boy. By age 12, he was appearing regularly on a children's show at local radio station KELD-AM.

TONY WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 April 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: On the Mercury record label 45rpm release of the Platters' song, "My Prayer", Williams is listed as 'Tony Wilson'. Tony Williams can be seen leading The Platters in the film "Rock Around The Clock".

JAMES GARNER
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 April 1928
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Garner, the youngest of three children the son of Mildred and Weldon Warren Bumgarner, a carpet layer.His mother, who was part Cherokee, died when he was four years old.

VIRGINIA GISON
 
Date Born: Monday 9 April 1928
 
Description: Dancer, singer, and actress of film, TV

TEDDY CHARLES
 
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1928
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Session musician, USA
 
Summary: Charles was an innovative composer and arranger whose recordings were some of the most forward looking and highly regarded of the 1950s

ALEXIS KORNER
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 April 1928
 
Description: Pianist, France
 
Summary: A major influence on the sound of the British music scene in the 1960s

SHIRLEY TEMPLE
 
Date Born: Monday 23 April 1928
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, Vocalist
 
Summary: Temple is the only person, besides The Beatles themselves, who appears more than once on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. She appears as a cut-out in the last row and a Shirley Temple doll.

CARL GARDNER
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 April 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: A singer best known as the foremost member and founder of The Coasters.

ERROL BUDDLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 April 1928
 
Description: Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Flautist, Australia
 
Summary: Placed in "Down Beat" and "Metronome" magazine polls three years running. On tenor saxophone and other instruments.

MAYNARD FERGUSON
 
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1928
 
Description: Trumpet, flugelhorn,Band leader, USA
 
Summary: He has been linked to the best musicians that include, Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellingon, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Barnett etc.

MARSHALL GRANT
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 May 1928
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Grant made a final appearance onstage with Cash in 1999 as an original member of The Tennessee Two.

BURT BACHARACH
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 May 1928
 
Description: Composer, Arranger Composer Conductor, USA
 
Summary: Bacharach was born the son of Irma and Bert Bacharach, a syndicated newspaper columnist. He is of German Jewish descent.

ROSEMARY CLOONEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 May 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was most popular singing traditional pop music in the 1940s and 1950s with songs like "Come On-a My House".

LUCKY GRILLS
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1928
 
Description: Actress, Comedian, Australian
 
Summary: Leo Grills, known professionally as Lucky Grills was an Australian actor and comedian. Born in Hobart, Tasmania.

CHARLES STROUSE
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 June 1928
 
Description: Composer, Llyricist.
 
Summary: Strouse was born and raised in New York City, the son of Ira and Ethel (Newman) Strouse.

VIC DAMONE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 June 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He inherited his musical interests from his parents: His father, an electrician by trade, sang and played the guitar; his mother taught piano. At an early age he decided to imitate his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra, and began taking voice lessons.

CLIFFORD SCOTT
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 June 1928
 
Description: Saxophonist
 
Summary: Worked with Lionel Hampton and other top musicians.

ADELAIDE BISHOP
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 June 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: On October 24, 1946, Bishop made her professional opera debut

DON LANPHERE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 June 1928
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: In his later years Lanphere became an educator, took up the soprano sax as a double, frequently guested at Bud Shank's Port Townsend Jazz Seminar.

JACOB DRUCKMAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 June 1928
 
Description: Comoser of music, USA
 
Summary: In 1972 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his first large orchestral work Windows.

STEWIE SPEER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 June 1928
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: Australian rock and jazz drummer mainly known for his association with 'Max Merritt and The Meteors'.

BOB HUBBARD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 July 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: For over 40 years, the Jordanaires remained one of the premier backup vocal groups in country music.

GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 July 1928
 
Description: Actress, Italian
 
Summary: Born one of four daughters of a furniture manufacturer, her sisters are Giuliana, Maria and Fernanda.

MARY FORD
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 July 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born into a musical family. Her father was a Nazarene minister, and her parents left Missouri, traveling cross-country while singing gospel music and preaching at revival meetings across America.

PIXIE WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 July 1928
 
Description: Violinist, NZ
 
Summary: 1949, 20 year-old Pixie Williams gave voice to composer Ruru Karaitiana’s wartime song “Blue Smoke” which was written on the troopship HMS Aquitania as he sailed to war in 1940.

DIANA RIGG
 
Date Born: Friday 20 July 1928

KETER BETTS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 July 1928
 
Description: Double bassist, US
 
Summary: A musician, bandleader and composer, his discography includes over 100 jazz albums and two self-released compact discs.

VERNEL FOURNIER
 
Date Born: Monday 30 July 1928
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Vernel Fournier was a jazz drummer probably best known as the drummer for Ahmad Jamal.

ANDY WARHOL
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1928
 
Description: Painter, Record Producer. USA
 
Summary: Andy Warhol was the third child of his parents, Ondrej Warhola and Julia Warhola. Warhol coined the phrase 15 minutes of fame.

HERB REED
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 August 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His vocals can be heard on The Platters' biggest hits, including Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, The Great Pretender, Twilight Time and My Prayer.

DON BURROWS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1928
 
Description: Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Flautist, Australia
 
Summary: In the 1980's he associated closely with the then young James Morrison, helping Morrison to form his style and develop into the world famous musician he later became.

EDDIE FISHER
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Fisher has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for Recording, at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard, and one for TV, at 1724 Vine Street.

GUS MERCURIO
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1928
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: His film appearances include The Blue Lagoon (1980), The Man from Snowy River (1982), Turkey Shoot (1982), Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) and Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997).

JIMMY DEAN
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He first rose to fame for his country crossover hits like "Big Bad John," and for his television appearances.

ANN BLYTH
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1928
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Her first acting role was on Broadway in Watch on the Rhine (from 1941 until 1942).from the 1945 film Mildred Pierce was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.she

ART FARMER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 August 1928
 
Description: Trumpeter. USA
 
Summary: Jazz trumpeter Art Farmer worked with Chet Bakers jazz band and also the, Gerry Mulligan band.

PETER APPLEYARD
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 August 1928
 
Description: Jazz vibraphonist, percussionist, and composer.
 
Summary: Following the death of Benny Goodman, Appleyard formed the Benny Goodman Tribute Band in 1985 which is composed of a number of Goodman alumni and some great Toronto musicians.

MORRIS LEVY
 
Date Born: Monday 27 August 1928
 
Description: Publisher - USA
 
Summary: Levy quickly became one of the wealthiest executives in the record business, and handled distribution on many major labels in addition to his own companies.

KENNY DREW SR
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 August 1928
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Drew was born in New York City in 1928 and received piano lessons from the age of five. Drew's first recording, in 1950, was with Howard McGhee, and over the next two years he worked in bands led by Buddy DeFranco, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker, among others.[1] After a brief period with his own trio in California, Drew returned to New York, playing with Dinah Washington, Johnny Griffin, Buddy Rich, and several others over the following few years.

JAMES COBURN
 
Date Born: Friday 31 August 1928
 
Description: Actor , Composer. USA
 
Summary: Coburn was born the son of Mylet S.(née Johnson) and James Harrison Coburn, Sr, a garage mechanic. His maternal grandparents were immigrants from Sweden.

HORACE SILVER
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 September 1928
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His father was from Cape Verde and his mother was born in New Canaan, Connecticut and was of Irish-African descent.

ALBERT MANGLESDORFF
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 September 1928
 
Description: Trombonist, Germany
 
Summary: Mangelsdorff was born in FrankfurtHe was given violin lessons as a child and was self-taught on guitar

BOBBY FIELDS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 September 1928
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He was also a member of Billy Gale and His Orchestra and also worked with Buddy Guy.

JULIAN CANNONBALL ADDERLEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 September 1928
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: The nickname "Cannonball" was a childhood nickname for the portly saxophonist, a corruption of "cannibal".

ADAM WEST
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 September 1928
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 2009, West played himself in the episode "Apollo, Apollo" of 30 Rock.

ADAM WEST
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 September 1928
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 2009, West played himself in the episode "Apollo, Apollo" of 30 Rock.

RODDY McDOWALL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 September 1928
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: McDowell made 140 feature films during his career.

FRANK FOSTER
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 September 1928
 
Description: Tenor and soprano saxophonist, flautist
 
Summary: In June 1986 Foster succeeded Thad Jones as leader of the Count Basie Orchestra.

KOKO TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Friday 28 September 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Atress, USA
 
Summary: A Grammy Award winner for Best Traditional Blues Album - 1985

GEORGE PEPPARD
 
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1928
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: George Peppard, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of building contractor George Peppard, Sr. and opera singer Vernelle Rohrer.

LAURENCE HARVEY
 
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1928
 
Description: Acting, Lithuania
 
Summary: Born Laruschka Mischa Skikne in Lithuania, he made his cinema debut in the British film "House of Darkness" in 1948.

ROGER MOORE
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 October 1928
 
Description: Actor. UK
 
Summary: The young Moore first appeared in films during the mid to late-1940s, as an extra. Moore's film idol as a child was Stewart Granger. As a 17 year old, Moore appeared as an extra in the film Caesar and Cleopatra 1945.

COZY COLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 October 1928
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Cole appeared in music-related films, including a brief cameo in Don't Knock the Rock. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Cole continued to perform in a variety of settings. Cole and Gene Krupa often played duets at the Metropole in New York City during the 1950s and 60s.

JEANNE COOPER
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1928
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1973 Cooper joined The Young and the Restless as Katherine Chancellor, and remained on the show until her death

MARION ROSS
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1928
 
Description: Actress,USA
 
Summary: Ross made her 1953 film debut in Forever Female, starring Ginger Rogers and William Holden. She found steady work in film, appearing in The Glenn Miller Story (1954), Sabrina (1954), Teacher's Pet (1957), and Operation Petticoat (1959).

ERNESTINE ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 November 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was nominated four times for a Grammy Award. Ernestine Anderson has earned her title of jazz legend.

CW McCALL
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 November 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1986, McCall was elected mayor of the town of Ouray, Colorado, ultimately serving for six years.

JOHN SANGSTER
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 November 1928
 
Description: Drummer, Vibraphonist, Trumpeter, Composer, Australian
 
Summary: John Sangster was one of the most talented of all Australian jazz musicians, a technician and creator who embraced and understood more styles of the music than any other.

JERRY BOCK
 
Date Born: Friday 23 November 1928
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: The composer of the Broadway successes Fiddler on the Roof, Mr. Wonderful and Fiorello!

JIMMY JOHNSON (blues guitarist)
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 November 1928
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In his younger years he played piano and sang in gospel groups. He and his family moved to Chicago in 1950, where he worked as a welder and played guitar in his spare time.

MICHAEL HOLLIDAY
 
Date Born: Monday 26 November 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Holliday was very popular in the United Kingdom during the fifties.

MALANCHI THROWN
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1928
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: An American stage and television actor, noted for his guest-starring roles on Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation

ANDY WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Monday 3 December 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Williams first performed in a children's choir at the local Presbyterian church. Williams and his three older brothers Dick, Don, and Bob, formed a quartet, the Williams Brothers, in the late 1930s.

DAN BLOCKER
 
Date Born: Monday 10 December 1928
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Actor mainly remembered for his role as Hoss Cartwright in the TV series ’BONANZA’.

ERNIE ASHWORTH
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 December 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Singing and playing on Radio stations in his teens he composed songs and released many records in the country field.

MOOSE CHARLAP
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 December 1928
 
Description: Composer , USA
 
Summary: Charlap was married to singer Sandy Stewart, whose biggest hit was My Coloring Book in 1962.

BUDDY HARMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 December 1928
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Harman has played on several European Tours with various artists including The Nashville Superpicker Band and Jerry Lee Lewis.

BO DIDDLEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 December 1928
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born as Ellas Otha Bates, he was adopted and raised by his mother's cousin, Gussie McDaniel, whose surname he assumed, becoming Ellas McDaniel.

ROSS BALOUR
 
Date Born: Monday 31 December 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1950, The Four Freshmen got a break when band leader Stan Kenton heard the quartet in Dayton, Ohio, and arranged for an audition with his label, Capitol Records, which signed The Four later that year.

 
 
 
 

 
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