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Joe E Lewis - Guitarist
 
Date Born: Monday 4 January 1937
 
Description: Guitarist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: He was mainly known for being a guitarist and a harmony singer for country artist Conway Twitty and his bands.

Doris Troy
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 January 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One of the most talented one-hit wonders of the rock era, Doris Troy hit the Top Ten with "Just One Look" in 1963.

Shirley Bassey
 
Date Born: Friday 8 January 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Welsh
 
Summary: She is the only singer to have recorded more than one James Bond theme song. She performed the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger 1964, Diamonds Are Forever 1971, Moonraker 1979.

Billie Jo Spears
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 January 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She reached the top-10 of the Country music charts five times between 1969 and 1977, her biggest hit being "Blanket on the Ground", which, in 1975, became her only number one.

Margaret Obrien
 
Date Born: Friday 15 January 1937
 
Description: Actress. USA
 
Summary: In 2006, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the SunDeis Film Festival at Brandeis University.

Ian Samwell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 January 1937
 
Description: Composer, Producer, UK

Dorothy Provine
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1937
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: In Washington she handed out prizes for a local television station's quiz show, until she was hired by Warner Bros. at $500 per week.

Ronnie Stephenson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 January 1937
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Stephenson had a close association with Ronnie Scott and the Club, spent two years in Ronnie Scott's Quartet.

Bobby Scott
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1937
 
Description: Pianist, vibraphonist, Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: As a songwriter, he won a Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition for the song "A Taste of Honey".

Jeanne Pruett
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 January 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was one of ten children, and since a young age she listened to the Grand Ole Opry and also harmonized with her brothers and sisters.

Vanessa Redgrave
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 January 1937
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: The daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave.

Philip Glass
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1937
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards.

Suzanne Pleshette
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Her mother, Geraldine was a dancer and artist who performed under the stage name Geraldine Rivers. Her father, Eugene Pleshette, was a stage manager, network executive and manager of the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn.

Don Everly
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: Guitarist Ike Everly had an Iowa radio show in the 1940s. Singing appearances on their father's show gave the brothers their first exposure. The Everly Brothers recorded their own first single, "Keep A' Lovin' Me," in 1956.

Ray Sawyer
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist
 
Summary: As a youth, he idolized Hank Williams, and at 14 he was playing with a local country band, eventually leading the house band at Al Cottrill's club in Mobile.

Clarence Quick
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An original member of "The Del Vikings" during the fifties.

Tom Smothers
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He and his brother graduated from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California, Los Angeles, CA. They attended San José State University.

John Sales
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Session musician, USA
 
Summary: Sales joined "Soul Invaders" during the eighties.

Kim Novak
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 February 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Her father was a railroad clerk and former teacher; her mother also was a former teacher.

Magic Sam
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Like so many Blues performers before him who found their fame in Chicago, Magic Sam was originally from the Mississippi Delta. He was born Samuel Maghett near Grenada, Mississippi, on February 14, 1937 into a sharecropping household.

Nancy Wilson - Jazz Singer
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA - Jazz
 
Summary: An American singer with seventy plus albums, and three Grammy Awards so far in her career. She's been labeled a singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a "consummate actress"; and "the complete entertainer.

Tom Courtenay
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 February 1937
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: The son of Anne Eliza and Thomas Henry Courtenay, a boat painter. He attended Kingston High School there.

David Ackles
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist. Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born into a musical family with in the show business arena.

Jimmy Little
 
Date Born: Monday 1 March 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia.
 
Summary: Jimmy, a well liked singer of Aboriginal decent was one of the first of his people to tackle the stage and television in it’s infancy including acting.

Barney Wilen
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 March 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Saxophonist, France
 
Summary: He wrote a soundtrack for Roger Vadim's film Les Liaisons Dangeureuse two years later, working with Thelonious Monk.

George Carlin
 
Date Born: Friday 12 March 1937
 
Description: Actor, Comedian
 
Summary: Carlin was the first-ever host of NBC's Saturday Night Live, on October 11, 1975.

Clarence Frogman Henry
 
Date Born: Friday 19 March 1937
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Henry seemed to pick out the songs that had come way before his time and turned them into hits during the early sixties.

Jerry Reed
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 March 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Recorded first at the age of 18 for Capitol Records.Reed mainly known for his guitar picking, mainly country music.

Joe Rivers
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 March 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Charted in the fifties with ’OVER THE MOUNTAIN ACROSS THE SEA’

Angelo Badalamenti
 
Date Born: Monday 22 March 1937
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Badalamenti scored films such as Gordon's War, and Law and Disorder, but his big break came when he was brought in to be Isabella Rossellini's singing coach for the song "Blue Velvet" in David Lynch's 1986 film Blue Velvet. Inspired by This Mortal Coil's recent cover of the Tim Buckley song Song to the Siren.

Billy Stewart
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 March 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Billy Stewart was inducted into the Washington Area Music Association Hall of Fame in 1982.

Alan Hawkshaw
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 March 1937
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In the United States, he also scored a number 1 single on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "Here Comes That Sound Again"

Roy Webb
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 March 1937
 
Description: Mandolinist, USA
 
Summary: An original member of the bluegrass group "The Dillards".

Warren Beatty
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 March 1937
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in Richmond, Virginia's Bellevue neighborhood. His mother, Kathlyn Corinne, was a Nova Scotia-born drama teacher, and his father, Ira Owens Beaty, was a professor of psychology, as well as public school administrator and real estate agent.

Herb Alpert
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 March 1937
 
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Alpert began trumpet lessons at about the age of eight and played at dances as a teenager. In 1957, Alpert teamed up with Lou Adler, another burgeoning lyricist, as a songwriter for Keen Records.

Billy Dee Williams
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 April 1937
 
Description: Actor, Artist, Singer, Writer, USA
 
Summary: In 1961, Williams recorded a jazz LP produced by Prestige Records entitled Let's Misbehave on which he sang several swing standards. The album is currently out of print.

Merle Haggard
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Upon his release in 1960, Haggard said it took about four months to get used to being out of the penitentiary and that, at times, he actually wanted to go back in. Haggard was later pardoned by Governor Ronald Reagan.

Charlie Thomas
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Charlie Thomas in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American rhythm and blues singer best known for his work with The Drifters.

Don Julian
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He performed both solo and with backing bands. His most famous backing group was "The Meadowlarks" (later named "The Larks")

Bob Luman
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Blackjack, east Texas to Joe and Lavine Luman. Raised in Nacogdoches he learnt country music from his father who played various string instruments in local amatuer bands.

Vince Hill
 
Date Born: Friday 16 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: "Edelweiss" was to become his signature tune for the rest of his career, that saw him top the bill at the London Palladium and Talk of the Town.

Vince Hill
 
Date Born: Friday 16 April 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: "Edelweiss" was to become his signature tune for the rest of his career, that saw him top the bill at the London Palladium and Talk of the Town.

Elinor Donahue
 
Date Born: Monday 19 April 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Tap dancing at the age of 16 months, pert and pretty Elinor Donahue has been entertaining audiences for six decades. Born Mary Eleanor Donahue in Tacoma, Washington in 1937, she appeared as a radio singer and vaudeville dancer while still a mere toddler, then was picked up by Universal Studios at the age of 5.

Jack Nicholson
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 April 1937
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Probably one of the best actors to watch and get a laugh out of him or scare yourself to death.

Joe Henderson
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 April 1937
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: From a very large family with five sisters and nine brothers, Henderson was encouraged by his parents and an older brother James T. to study music. Early musical interests included drums, piano, saxophone and composition.P/E

Sandy Dennis
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 April 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Dennis was born the daughter of Yvonne, a secretary, and Jack Dennis, a postal clerk. She had a brother, Frank.

Frankie Valli
 
Date Born: Monday 3 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Valli sang the theme song from the 1978 film version of Grease, which was a number one hit.Valli made several appearances on the HBO series, The Sopranos portraying New York mob captain Rusty Millio.

Dick Dale
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 May 1937
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Dale is a 2011 inductee into the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, California in the Surf Culture category.

Ron Carter
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 May 1937
 
Description: Bassist - U.S.A.
 
Summary: He founded a quartet in 1977 incorporating the cello/bass etc.

Vic Flick
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 May 1937
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Flick was a member of the George Martin Orchestra, playing on the soundtrack of the film A Hard Day's Night

Johnnie Taylor
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: R&B, Gospel singer. He took Sam Cooke's place with the 'Soul Stirrers.' Hits include "Who's Making Love" for Stax Records. His biggest hit was "Disco Lady" (1975)

Dave Prater
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 May 1937
 
Description: Singer, USA
 
Summary: Dave Prater is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1992), the Grammy Hall of Fame (1999, for the song "Soul Man").

Sonny Curtis
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 May 1937
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Member of Buddy Holly and The Crickets.

Bob Montgomery
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Montgomery was a songwriting partner and best friend of Buddy Holly, performing together as the duo "Buddy and Bob" while teenagers in high school.

Karin Krog
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: One of her finest recordings came in the mid seventies when she recorded with Archie Shepp.

Trini Lopez
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: His popularity led the Gibson Guitar Corporation to ask him in 1964 to design a guitar for them. He ended up designing two: The Trini Lopez Standard, a rock and roll model based on the Gibson ES-335 semi-hollow body, and the Lopez Deluxe, a variation of a Gibson jazz guitar designed by Barney Kessel.

Pat Alexander
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 May 1937
 
Description: Song Writer, Australia
 
Summary: Mainly known for the wiritng the hit song "DUNKEN", recorded by Slim Dusty.

Archie Shepp
 
Date Born: Monday 24 May 1937
 
Description: Saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader - U.S.A.
 
Summary: Shepp a Tenor Sax player worked with John Colrtane,Cecil Taylor. Beginning in 1971, Shepp began a 30-year career as a professor of music at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Allan Carr
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 May 1937
 
Description: Producer, screenwriter, USA
 
Summary: American producer and manager of stage and screen. Carr was nominated for numerous awards, winning a Tony Award and two People's Choice Awards, and was named Producer of the Year

Morgan Freeman
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 June 1937
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Freeman was born the son of Mayme Edna. A cleaner, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr, a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. He was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi.

Jimmy Jones - Usa
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 June 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: African American, singer/songwriter who moved to New York City while a teenager.

Freddy Fender
 
Date Born: Friday 4 June 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Fender and his parents traveled throughout the United States as a circus act.Fender quit school and started a three year hitch in the United States Marine Corps. He returned to Texas and played nightclubs, bars and honky-tonks throughout the south, mostly to Latino audiences.

Teddy Redell
 
Date Born: Monday 7 June 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist
 
Summary: His style is very close to the Jerry Lee Style and sound.

Julie Felix
 
Date Born: Monday 14 June 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She graduated in 1956 from the original high school in Westchester, Los Angeles, California. In 1966 Felix became the resident singer on the popular BBC TV programme The Frost Report, presented by David Frost.

Ray Coleman
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 June 1937
 
Description: Author, Journalism
 
Summary: In 1962 he became the first music journalist that Brian Epstein introduced to the Beatles. Over the years, he traveled the world with them, becoming a respected friend of the band.

Waylon Jennings
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 June 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Jennings was born to Lorene Beatrice Shipley and William Alvin Jennings. A self-taught guitar player, he rose to prominence as a bass player for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets.

Bernie Mcgann
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 June 1937
 
Description: Saxophonist, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian jazz alto saxophone player. He began his career in the late 1950s and remained active as a performer, composer and recording artist until near the end of his life.

Niki Sullivan
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 June 1937
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He also helped sing on back up and arrange the music to "Not Fade Away" (which he helped write), "I'm Gonna Love You Too", "That'll Be the Day", and "Maybe Baby".

Jumpin Gene Simmons
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 July 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: His first and only Top 40 hit was "Haunted House," a cover of a 1958 recording by Johnny Fuller which peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964.

Bill Cosby
 
Date Born: Monday 12 July 1937
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, US
 
Summary: William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born and raised in West Philadelphia, to Anna and William H. Cosby, Sr. He was one of four brothers.

George Hamilton Iv
 
Date Born: Monday 19 July 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Known in Australia for his single - "Abilene". Hamilton moved to the country charts by 1959, where nine of his hits spent time in the Top Ten, including his only number one, "Abilene."

Chuck Jackson
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 July 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was "discovered" when he opened for soul legend Jackie Wilson at the Apollo Theater.

Cleave Duncan
 
Date Born: Friday 23 July 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Penguins were an American doo-wop group of the 1950s and early 1960s, best remembered for their only Top 40 hit, "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)", which was one of the first rhythm and blues hits to cross over to the pop charts sung by Cleveland Duncan.

Sonny West
 
Date Born: Friday 30 July 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: "Rave On" is one of the greatest Rock & Roll songs of all time.

Garth Hudson
 
Date Born: Monday 2 August 1937
 
Description: Keyboards, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Garth Hudson's parents, Fred James Hudson and Olive Louella Pentland, were musicians. His mother played piano, accordion and sang. His father played drums, C melody saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano.

Magic Slim
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 August 1937
 
Description: Guiatarist, USA
 
Summary: "Magic Slim consistently offers no-frills houserockin’ blues. He and his band are a national treasure." - Living Blues Magazine

Dustin Hoffman
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 August 1937
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: While having dinner with Paul McCartney, Dustin Hoffman told the story of the death of Pablo Picasso and his famous last words, "Drink to me, drink to my health. You know I can't drink anymore." Paul had a guitar with him and immediately played an impromptu chord progression while singing the quote. Thus, "Picasso's Last Words", one of the highlights of the "Band On The Run" album, was made.

Sky Saxon
 
Date Born: Friday 20 August 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
 
Summary: He began his career performing doo-wop pop tunes in the early 1960s under the name Little Richie Marsh.

Don Bowman
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 August 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Comedian Bowman was also a DJ choosing this to be his profession. Bowman was the original host of the radio show American Country Countdown.

Phil Shulman
 
Date Born: Friday 27 August 1937
 
Description: Saxphonist, Scotland
 
Summary: He is the oldest of the three Shulman brothers.

Tommy Sands
 
Date Born: Friday 27 August 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born into a musical family in Chicago, his father was a pianist and his mother a big-band singer.

Jo Anne Worley
 
Date Born: Monday 6 September 1937
 
Description: Comic, Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1964, Worley was selected to appear as a stand-in on the original Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! One year later, she created her own nightclub act in Greenwich Village, where she was discovered by Merv Griffin in 1966.

Cowboy Bob Purtell
 
Date Born: Friday 10 September 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Born in West Wyalong New South Wales Australia on the 10th September 1937

Tommy Overstreet
 
Date Born: Friday 10 September 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Overstreet's musical career started when he was seventeen years old, singing on country-western star Slim Willet's television show in Abilene.

Michael Gibbs
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 September 1937
 
Description: Record producer, Arranger, Conductor, composer.
 
Summary: Gibbs has worked with John Dankworth and many greats of jazz either in playing or producing.

Leon Thomas
 
Date Born: Friday 1 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: None exemplified the creativity of the music like singer/percussionist Leon Thomas. The vocalist and co-author with Pharoah Sanders of "The Creator Has A Master Plan".

Jackie Collins
 
Date Born: Monday 4 October 1937
 
Description: Novelist
 
Summary: To date, she has written 27 novels, all of which have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list. In total, her books have sold over 400 million copies.

Richard Maltby Jr.
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 October 1937
 
Description: Producer, Lyricist, Screenwriter, USA
 
Summary: The son of Richard Maltby, Sr., a well known orchestra leader.

Dennis Sidall
 
Date Born: Friday 8 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Appearing on South Australian television, the trio became very popular over the years.

Pat Burke
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 October 1937
 
Description: Saxophonist,UK
 
Summary: The group found fame in the mid sixties

Ken Mansfield
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 October 1937
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Mansfield has been associated with an array of notable performers including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, etc.

Emile Ford
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Recording engineer, UK
 
Summary: First non white to get to the top of the English Charts with "What do you want to make those eyes at me for" in 1959.

Wanda Jackson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She was one of the first female rockabilly singers to come to popularity during the 1950s.

Norman Wright
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group charted world wide with ’COME GO WITH ME’ - 1957

Jeanne Black
 
Date Born: Monday 25 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Black first sang on Cliffie Stone's television program, Hometown Jamboree, from 1956 to 1959.

Graham Bond
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 October 1937
 
Description: Keyboardiist, Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: Bond was noted for playing a Hammond organ with a Leslie speaker which was quite new for the time.

Frank Ifield
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1960 he recorded the theme song for the ITC television series Whiplash, written by composer Edwin Astley

Tom Paxton
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 October 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Tom received a guitar from his aunt when he was sixteen, and he soon began to immerse himself in the music of Burl Ives and Harry Belafonte.

Bill Anderson
 
Date Born: Monday 1 November 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His song "Still," would become his biggest hit, not only reaching number 1 on the country charts, but also reaching number 8 on the pop charts.1963.

Earl Carroll
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 November 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
 
Summary: The Cadillacs, Inducted 2004 into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. With members - Earl Carroll, LaVerne Drake, and Robert Phillips were already singing together in the early '50s as the Carnations.

Loretta Swit
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 November 1937
 
Description: Actress,Singer, USA
 
Summary: Swit is also a singer who trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before entering the theater. She graduated from Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic, NJ, in 1955.

Roger Mcgough
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 November 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: McGough won a Cholmondeley Award in 1998, and was awarded the CBE in June 2004.

Little Willie John
 
Date Born: Monday 15 November 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Soul, Gospel singer having his first hit song at the age of 18 during the fifties.

Peter Cook
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 November 1937
 
Description: Comedian, satirist, writer
 
Summary: Cook's comedy partnership with Dudley Moore led to Not Only... But Also.

Don Cherry - Trumpet
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 November 1937
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: His first recording as a leader was Complete Communion for Blue Note Records in 1964.

Bob Babbitt
 
Date Born: Friday 26 November 1937
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: The Pittsburgh-born Babbitt's most notable bass performances include "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (by Stevie Wonder), "War" (by Edwin Starr), "The Tears of a Clown" (by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) and many more.

Bob Babbitt
 
Date Born: Friday 26 November 1937
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: The Pittsburgh-born Babbitt's most notable bass performances include "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (by Stevie Wonder), "War" (by Edwin Starr), "The Tears of a Clown" (by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) and many more.

Garnet Mimms
 
Date Born: Friday 26 November 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Mimms was given a Pioneer Award in 1999 by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

Paul Stookey
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 November 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "Leaving on a Jet Plane", became a number one hit in 1969 written by the late John Denver.

Ridley Scott
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 November 1937
 
Description: Film director, film producer, UK
 
Summary: Scott has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Directing: for Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down, as well as a Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy Award. He has won 3 British Academy Awards for the film Blade Runner.

Philip Ledger
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 December 1937
 
Description: Music Director, Organist, UK
 
Summary: A British classical musician and academic, best known for his tenure as director of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge between 1974 and 1982 and as director of Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama from 1982 until his retirement in 2001. He was also a composer of choral music and an organist

Warren Ryanes
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 December 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA

Shelby Singleton
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 December 1937
 
Description: American record producer and record label owner.
 
Summary: He was hired by the Shreveport, Louisiana branch of Mercury Records doing promotional work.

Art Neville
 
Date Born: Friday 17 December 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: A session musician, he has played on recordings by many notable artists.

Kerry Packer
 
Date Born: Friday 17 December 1937
 
Description: Nine television network, and Australian Consolidated Press
 
Summary: The son of Sir Frank Packer and Gretel Bullmore, the Packer family company owned controlling interest in both the Nine television network and leading Australian publishing company Australian Consolidated Press

Jane Fonda
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 December 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight.

Alvin Robinson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 December 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: The name Alvin Robinson made his hit making period lasted for a few short years in the mid-60's, the records he made of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's.

Billy Horton
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 December 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Silhouettes were formed in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1956, at first using the name The Thunderbirds.

John Hartford
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 December 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: John Harford would change his name to Hartford later in life. Born on to parents Dr. Carl and Mary Harford.

Anthony Hopkins
 
Date Born: Friday 31 December 1937
 
Description: Actor, Wales
 
Summary: Starred in many movies including "All Creatures Great And Small" in 1977. Hopkins is a talented pianist. In 1986, he released a single called "Distant Star".

 
 
 
 
 
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