Birthdates: Year=1939 | MusicMinder
musicminder
The Premier Online Music & Entertainment Resource Directory
Search For:
In Table:
Home About Us Contact Us Businesses Entertainers
Albums Birthdates Hits Instruments Lyrics Memorials On This Day
Home > Birthdates Menu > List Birthdates
BIRTHDATES
Search Results for Year: 1939


Click on an Entertainer's name in the list below to view more information about that Entertainer.
Click on a date in the list to view a list of other Entertainers with the same birthdate.
 
Number of Records Matching Query: 128
 
GENE SUMMERS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist , Composers, USA
 
Summary: His first record was released on February 1, 1958, under the name of Gene Summers & His Rebels.

DYAN CANNON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 January 1939
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She has become a born-again Christian, although she still considers herself to be of Jewish descent.

GARY SHEARSTON
 
Date Born: Monday 9 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: He is notable as a performer of Australian traditional folk songs in an authentic style. He scored a Top 10 hit in the United Kingdom in 1974 with his cover version of the Cole Porter song, "I Get a Kick out of You".

JIMMY BOYD
 
Date Born: Monday 9 January 1939
 
Description: Singer, Actor, USA
 
Summary: He recorded the song I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus for Columbia Records, when he was 12 years and 11 months old.

SAL MINEO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 January 1939
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, Drummer , USA
 
Summary: An Academy Award-nominated performance opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause.

MAC CURTIS
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1939
 
Description: Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: An American rockabilly musician.

MAC CURTIS
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
 
Summary: Rockabilly legend Mac Curtis was born in Fort Worth, TX, on January 16, 1939. He grew up with his grandparents and started playing the guitar in 1951 at the age of 12.

PHIL EVERLY
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist,Gutaist, compser, USA 1960
 
Summary: Younger brother to Don Everly of 'The Everly Brothers'.

RAY STEVENS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Stevens has won two Grammy Awards: one for "Everything Is Beautiful" and one for the arrangement of his country and western version of the jazz standard "Misty" (1975).

JEANNE LEE
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her influence is the black rootsand tradition and her love for classical.

MIKE FARRELL
 
Date Born: Monday 6 February 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Farrell's big break came in 1975 when Wayne Rogers unexpectedly departed M*A*S*H at the end of the third season.

BARRY MANN
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 February 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: His first hit single as a writer was "She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)," which was a top twenty song for The Diamonds in 1959.

ROBERTA FLACK
 
Date Born: Friday 10 February 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won the 1973 Grammy Record of the Year and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won the same award at the Grammy Awards of 1974.

RAZZY BAILEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 February 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was born February 14, 1939 in Hugley, Alabama and raised on a farm in Lafayette, Alabama.

THE KALIN TWINS
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 February 1939
 
Description: Vocal Duo, USA
 
Summary: Harold and Herbert were the first set of twins to reach number one in the UK.

PETER FONDA
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 February 1939
 
Description: Actor, Director, USA
 
Summary: Fonda found work on Broadway where he achieved notice in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole, before going to Hollywood to make films.

JOHN FAHEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 February 1939
 
Description: Guitaris,USA
 
Summary: John Aloysius Fahey was born in Takoma Park, MD into a musical household--both his parents played the piano.

SAMANTHA EGGAR
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 March 1939
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Eggar was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the 1965 film The Collector.

NEIL SEDAKA
 
Date Born: Monday 13 March 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Neil Sedaka has been married to his wife, Leba, since 1962. They have two children: daughter Dara, a recording artist and vocalist for television and radio commercials and son Marc, a screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles, California.

NEIL SEDAKA II
 
Date Born: Monday 13 March 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 2007, Sedaka continues to perform regularly. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in October 2006. A special concert has been planned for October 2007 at the Lincoln Center in New York City, to honor the 50th anniversary of Sedaka's debut in show business.

DEAN MATHIS
 
Date Born: Friday 17 March 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "Bread and Butter" was the group's first hit.

KENNY LYNCH
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 March 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Lynch grew up in Stepney, East London as one of 13 children and his sister, Gladys stage name Maxine Daniels was a jazz singer of some note.

JAMES CAAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 March 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The son of Sophie and Arthur Caan, Jewish emigrants from Germany. His father was a meat dealer. Caan grew up in Sunnyside, Queens.

MARVIN GAYE
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, composer, USA
 
Summary: He was the first son and second eldest of four children to minister Rev. Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr. and schoolteacher/domestic maid Alberta Cooper. Sisters Jeanne and Zeola, younger brother Frankie and Marvin lived in the segregated section of Washington, D.C.'s Deanwood neighborhood in the northeastern section of the city.

RONALD WHITE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He is also noted as the man who actually discovered Stevie Wonder.

DAVID FROST
 
Date Born: Friday 7 April 1939
 
Description: TV Host, UK
 
Summary: Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE, Born, Tenterden, Kent) moved to Beccles, Suffolk as a child and is an English television presenter.

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
 
Date Born: Friday 7 April 1939
 
Description: Film director, producer, screenwriter
 
Summary: Coppola was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a family of Italian ancestry (his paternal grandparents were immigrants from Bernalda, Basilicata).He received his middle name in honor of Henry Ford, as he was born at the Henry Ford Hospital.

COL JOYE
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australian
 
Summary: He was the first Australian rock and roll singer to have a No 1 Record Australia-wide. Col Joye bought his first guitar at age sixteen and began performing professionally at twenty-one. His 1959 song Oh Yeah Uh Huh was the first Australian pop record to reach No.1 nationally.

GUY STEVENS
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 April 1939
 
Description: Producer, UK
 
Summary: Producer in the sixties through to the late eighties for ’Free’ - ’The Clash’ - ’Mott The Hoople’ and many more.

MARTY WILDE
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He was among the first generation of British pop stars to emulate American rock and roll, and is the father of pop singers Ricky Wilde, Kim Wilde and Roxanne Wilde.

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Springfield began her solo career in 1963 with the Phil Spector-influenced pop/rock song "I Only Want To Be With You".

GLEN HARDIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 April 1939
 
Description: Pianist, USA

JOHNNY TILLOTSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Early in 1962, Tillotson recorded a song he had written himself, "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'," inspired by the terminal illness of his father.

JOHNNY WYATT
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist

RAY PETERSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 April 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He spent much of his childhood recovering from polio, and during an extended stay in a nearby treatment.

JUDY COLLINS
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Daughter of Chuck Collins, a Band leader and Radio Personality who inspired her.She had the fortune of meeting many musicians through her father, a remarkable man who, despite being blind, was a Seattle radio disc jockey.

WILLIE ACKERMAN
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1939
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He performed with Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong,

DON WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 May 1939
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: He began playing guitar as a teenager, which he learned from his mother. While a teenager, he played with country, rock n' roll and folk bands.

HERBIE COX
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 May 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Cleftones were a doo-wop group from Queens, New York. They were formed in 1955 at Jamaica High School. Consisted of Herbie Cox (lead), Charlie James (first tenor), Berman Patterson. YOUTUBE: Herbie Cox on the far right. He is the original lead singer from the beginning (1955).

JOHNNY MAESTRO
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 May 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge is an American musical group, best known for their rendition of Jimmy Webb’s "The Worst That Could Happen" (1968).

HARVEY KEITEL
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Has appeared in many films such as ’Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ ’Taxi’.

MICHEL COLOMBIER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 May 1939
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, songwriter, arranger, and conductor.
 
Summary: He collaborated with some of the artists in his native France including Charles Aznavour, Brigitte Fontaine,and Stephane Grappelli.

IAN McKELLEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 May 1939
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He has won multiple Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, two Academy Award nominations, and five Emmy Award nominations.

PRINCE BUSTER
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 May 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer, Kingston, Jamaica
 
Summary: Campbell was born into a working-class family in Kingston as a son of a train driver. He grew up in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods.

MICHAEL J POLLARD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 May 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Actor Michael J. Fox has stated that he adopted the J. in his name as a homage to Pollard.

CHARLES MILLER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 May 1939
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He did recording sessions with The Ray Charles Band, and toured with the Debonaires, Brenton Wood, Senor Soul and Afro Blues Quintet + 1.

IAN HUNTER
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 June 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboards, Bass, UK
 
Summary: Hunter's entry into the music business came after a chance encounter with Colin York and Colin Broom at Butlin's Holiday Camp, where the trio won a talent competition performing "Blue Moon".

GARY US BONDS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 June 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Bonds is an accomplished golfer and often plays celebrity PGA Tour events.

BILL WATROUS
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 June 1939
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: Watrous has worked with many big bands that include ’Woody Herman’ -’Count Basie’ - ’Quincy Jones’.

WILMA BURGESS
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 June 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1965 also, Burgess was nominated for a Grammy award for Best New Country & Western Artist. However, Burgess did not win, Jody Miller won.

BILLY CRASH CRADDOCK
 
Date Born: Friday 16 June 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In mid 1960, "Boom Boom Baby" hit the top of the Sydney Top 40 charts, and stayed there for 11 weeks. His next hit, "Well, Don't You Know", also hit the top for about 7 weeks.

DELANEY BRAMLETT
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 2008 Bramlett released his first CD in six years, A New Kind of Blues. Recognised in Australia for the hit "Never Ending Song Of Love".

KAREN BLACK
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1939
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Karen Black was a child prodigy, reading past the high school level by fourth grade. She entered Northwestern University at the age of 15, but dropped out at 17. She moved to New York, worked as a waitress.

PAUL WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Paul Williams was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Williams met his lifelong best friend Eddie Kendricks during their grade school years.

SNUFF GARRETT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 July 1939
 
Description: Record Producer
 
Summary: He was a staff producer at Liberty Records during the 1960s, and was responsible for hiring Phil Spector as a producer for Liberty. Later he had his own record label, Snuff Garrett Records.

JET HARRIS
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1939
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He learned to play clarinet as a teenager, he made his own four string double bass to play in a jazz group.

PATTI McCABE
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Formed in a suburb of Cleveland, the Poni-Tails Toni Cistone, Karen Topinka and Patti McCabe started singing at Brush High School, which they all attended.

DEE IRWIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Things started to click for him in 1963 when he recorded a cover of "Swinging on a Star" and headed to the UK for an extended tour. The hashed song Bing Crosby hit from nineteen years earlier

VINCE TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Friday 14 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: When David Bowie created the character Ziggy Stardust he based him on the decline of Vince.

BRIAN AUGER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 July 1939
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul music and rock, and he has been nominated for a Grammy.

DION DiMUCCI
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 July 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Dion was born to an Italian-American family in the Bronx. As a child, he used to accompany his father, a vaudeville entertainer, on tour, and developed a love of country music.

RICHARD MARLOW
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1939
 
Description: Conductor and organist
 
Summary: He studied with Thurston Dart, writing a doctoral dissertation on the 17th-century virginalist, Giles Farnaby. After teaching at Southampton University he returned to Cambridge in 1968

EDWARD PATTEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Gladys Knight & the Pips embarked on their final tour in 1988 and disbanded upon its conclusion.

JIMMY NICOL
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 August 1939
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: For a short time, Nicol also worked as a drum repairer for (UK) musical instrument distributor Boosey & Hawkes

FRANKIE FORD
 
Date Born: Friday 4 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He is known all over the world as the "New Orleans Dynamo".

RON HOLDEN
 
Date Born: Monday 7 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Ron Holden was born into a prominent African American Seattle family.

BUTCH WARREN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 August 1939
 
Description: Double bass, USA
 
Summary: Warren began playing professionally at age 14 in a local Washington, D. C. band led by his father, Edward Warren. He later worked with other local groups, including Stuff Smith.

GEORGE HAMILTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and lived in Blytheville, Arkansas. He won many awards as a student at Palm Beach High School, West Palm Beach, Florida.

HOWARD TATE
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In his teens, he joined a gospel music group that included Garnet Mimms and, as the Gainors.

LUTHER ALLISON
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 August 1939
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: His big break came in 1957 when Muddy Waters invited Allison to the stage. He worked the club circuit throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s.

MOLLY BEE
 
Date Born: Friday 18 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Molly Bee had several hits in the early '60s, crafting a showy stage persona, ideal for clubs. YOUTUBE: Ernie Ford, Merle Travis, Molly Bee-"Dim Lights Thick Smoke"

GINGER BAKER
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 August 1939
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Baker's drumming attracted attention for its flamboyance, showmanship, and his pioneering use of two bass drum.

RALPH MIDDLEBROOKS
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 August 1939
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Emerging from Dayton, Ohio in 1959, the group was originally dubbed "The Ohio Untouchables",

JAMES BURTON
 
Date Born: Monday 21 August 1939
 
Description: Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: In Shreveport where he first saw the '53 Fender Telecaster and knew that this was the guitar he wanted. During his time with Ricky, James performed at Town Hall Party together with Bob Luman. Their live recording of 'My Baby Walks All Over Me' and 'Milk Cow Blues' can be found on the 'Rockin' At Town Hall' albums.

FRED MILANO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The most successful white doo wop group, "Dion and The Belmonts" were perhaps the suavest of New York City's late-fifties white teen idols.

DUTCH TILDERS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 August 1939
 
Description: Solo vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Dutch was dubbed the "Godfather of Blues" in Australia. As recently as November 2010 he joined Barbara Blue, known as the "Queen of Memphis Blues", on her Australian tour.

JOHN McNALLY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 August 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: They were the second group from Liverpool after the Beatles to have a hit in America when "Needles and Pins" charted during the first week of March 1964.

JOHN PEEL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 August 1939
 
Description: English disc jockey, radio presenter and journalist.
 
Summary: Peel appeared frequently on British television as one of the presenters of Top of the Pops in the 1980s, and he provided voice-over commentary for a number of BBC programmes.

JERRY ALLISON
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 August 1939
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Allison helped to compose the music for some of the famous songs, notably "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sueinstruments, or came up with whatever inventive beat tha".

PAUL WINTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 August 1939
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA

LILY TOMLIN
 
Date Born: Friday 1 September 1939
 
Description: Actress, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Tomlin was born the daughter of Lillie Mae, a housewife and nurse's aide, and Guy Tomlin, a factory worker.

JO ANN CASTLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 September 1939
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: She was often referred to as "Queen of the Ragtime Pianists," and was seen as the younger version of star ragtime pianist Del Wood.

GEORGE LANIUS
 
Date Born: Monday 4 September 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Crescendos were an early American rock and roll group from Nashville, Tennessee.

LIGHTNING RHODES
 
Date Born: Monday 4 September 1939
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Walter Lightnin Bug Rhodes was also known as "The Blonde Bomber" and "Little Red Walter".

JOHN STEWART
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 September 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Member of the popular trio of the fifties ’THE KINGSTON TRIO’

DAVID ALLAN COE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 September 1939
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Said to be a talented guitarist with many stories that have been connected to him etc. He starred in ’TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT’ - 1981

ARTHUR TRIPP
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 September 1939
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Named Art Tripp III, He joined Frank Zappa and his band in 1978 with guiarist Lowell George.

CYNTHIA LENNON
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 September 1939
 
Summary: She married Lennon on 23 August 1962, at the Mount Pleasant Register office in Liverpool.

ROY BUCHANAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 September 1939
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Blues guitarist,Roy Buchanan as has been mentioned many times is a guitarists, guitarist.

SONNY TURNER
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 September 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Prior to his work with The Platters, Turner was the lead singer of a local vocal group called "The Metrotones".

LARRY LINVILLE
 
Date Born: Friday 29 September 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He acted in numerous TV shows like Mission: Impossible, Room 222, Mannix, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island, it is his portrayal of Major Frank Burns on the hit television show M*A*S*H. Died aged 60.

STELLA STEVENS
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 October 1939
 
Description: Actress, Director, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Stevens was in the 100 sexiest stars of the 20th Century. During the 1960s, she was one of the ten most photographed women in the world.

GIL CARLI
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 October 1939
 
Description: Pianist, Sao Paulo
 
Summary: Gil Carli, Brazilian pianist, plays with perfection all the characteristics of that pianist Carmen Cavallaro.

PAUL HOGAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 October 1939
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, Australian
 
Summary: Paul Hogan became ’Australian of the Year’ in 1985.

OV WRIGHT
 
Date Born: Monday 9 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The soul singer from Memphis could be likened to Otis Redding and many more at the time but never seemed to get the recognition he deserved.

GRACE SLICK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The powerful voice of slick made the band and outstanding unit also Slick is noted for her wit and provocative lyrics.

PADDY REILLY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Irelannd
 
Summary: He is one of Ireland's most famous balladeers.

CHARLIE FOXX
 
Date Born: Monday 23 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: They were known for their exciting live performances, of which a highlight was Inez's rendition of "I Stand Accused".

JOHN CLEESE
 
Date Born: Friday 27 October 1939
 
Description: Actor, Director, and Producer, UK
 
Summary: His three memorable motion pictures include Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.

JANE ALEXANDER
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 October 1939
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Alexander's major break in acting came in 1967 when she played Eleanor Backman in the original production of Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

EDDIE HOLLAND Jr.
 
Date Born: Monday 30 October 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: One third of the most brilliant songwriting team during the sixties with brother Brian and Lamont Dosier.

ANDREW CYRILLE
 
Date Born: Friday 10 November 1939
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Born 1939 Brooklyn in the mid sixties played with The Cecil Taylor Unit.

NARVEL FELTS
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 November 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer of song, USA
 
Summary: Started career in rock working with artists such as Conway Twitty and Charlie Rich and worked for a while at Sun Records.

RUBY NASH GARNETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 November 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One of the great male/female soul vocal groups, Ruby & The Romantics had an epic single in 1963 with "Our Day Will Come." It topped both the pop and R&B charts earning a Grammy nomination for the Best Rock and Roll Recording

WENDY CARLOS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 November 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer of song, USA
 
Summary: Classical Musician, learnt piano at the age of 6.Won scholarship for home built computer. Writer of film scores e.g.

BRENDA VACCARO
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 November 1939
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Vaccaro was born in New York, to Italian American parents Christine M. Pavia and Mario A. Vaccaro originally a lawyer, both of whom were pioneers in Italian cuisine.

DICK SMOTHERS
 
Date Born: Monday 20 November 1939
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist
 
Summary: Known mainly in America, he and brother have sustained their talents on TV shows and in films.

JOHNNY KIDD
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 November 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Kidd was one of the first British singers to really bring out a recording that was a rock song apart from "Move It" by Cliff Richard.

TINA TURNER
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 November 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Songwriter
 
Summary: Turner is one of the world's most popular and biggest selling music artists of all time and is the most successful female rock artist of all time with record sales in excess of 180 million.

BUZZ CASON
 
Date Born: Monday 27 November 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Producer, USA
 
Summary: His biggest hit as a writer, with Mac Gayden, was the song "Everlasting Love", recorded originally by Robert Knight, which was a #1 hit in the United Kingdom when covered by the Love Affair in January 1968.

GARY TROXEL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 November 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Fleetwoods continued to record into the 1960s, with a number of other successes. Their second hit, "Graduation's Here" (co-written by Ellis and Christopher, who also sang the lead) was followed by "Mr. Blue," which, like "Come Softly", also topped the pop charts.

JOEL WHITBURN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 November 1939
 
Description: Author and music historian, USA
 
Summary: Whitburn is an avid collector of phonograph records with one of the world's largest collections in his underground vault. His collection includes a copy of nearly every 78 rpm record, 45 rpm single, LP, and compact disc to appear on the Billboard charts

STEVE ALAIMO
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, TV Host, USA
 
Summary: The multi-talented Steve Alaimo has been involved in literally every phase of the music business.

JERRY BUTLER
 
Date Born: Friday 8 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: American soul singer and songwriter. He is also noted as being the original lead singer of the R&B vocal group, The Impressions, as well as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

Sir JAMES GALWAY
 
Date Born: Friday 8 December 1939
 
Description: Flautist, Ireland
 
Summary: Galway's nephew, Martin Galway, is a musician famous for his work on Commodore 64 computer game music in the 1980s.

DAVID GATES
 
Date Born: Monday 11 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: The talented singer,songwriter and founder of the group "BREAD".

CINDY BIRDSONG
 
Date Born: Friday 15 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Birdsong replaced the late Florence Ballard in 1967 through now, a much talked about item.

PHILIP LANGRIDGE
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He recorded many of his famous roles, including Peter Grimes and the Prologue / Quint in The Turn of the Screw, as well as all the orchestral song cycles for tenor voice.

EDDIE KENDRICKS
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Original member of ’The Temptations’ one of the most enduring vocal groups.

JAMES BOOKER
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, pianist, USA
 
Summary: During 1976, Booker played and toured with the Jerry Garcia Band.

JIM BONFANTI
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1939
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Bonfanti's music career began in 1965 when he saw The Beatles on Ed Sullivan.

KATHRYN JOOSTEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 December 1939
 
Description: Actress, USA

BOB JAMES
 
Date Born: Monday 25 December 1939
 
Description: Director, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Very influenced by pop and movie music, James has often featured soloists, who add a jazz touch to his sound (most notably Grover Washington, Jr.).

TONY ROMEO
 
Date Born: Monday 25 December 1939
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: He also wrote theme music for movies such as Rain Man, etc

PHIL SPECTOR
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 December 1939
 
Description: Record producer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: With three friends from high school, Marshall Lieb, Harvey Goldstein, and singer Annette Kleinbard, Spector formed a group, The Teddy Bears.

ED BRUCE
 
Date Born: Friday 29 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Country singer with a fairly short career as a rock singer singing under the name of Edwin Bruce he crossed over to country.

DEL SHANNON
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Del Shannon, Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, December 30, 1934, Died February 8, 1990 in Santa Clarita, California. He was an American rock singer who launched into fame with the No. 1 hit "Runaway" in 1961.

FELIX PAPPALARDI
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 December 1939
 
Description: Bassist, Composer, Producer
 
Summary: Married song writing partner ’Gail Collins’.

 
 
 
 

 
Disclaimer:
 
Music Minder takes as much care as possible to check the accuracy of the information provided. However, we can not guarantee the absolute accuracy of any material provided. If you have any information different to or in addition to that provided by our site, we encourage you to contact us.
 
Please direct all enquiries to enquiries@musicminder.com
 
 
 
Copyrights:
 
Concept; Music Minder Promotions
Web Site Design, Technical Concepts, Database Development, & Programming © Mark Reynolds IT Consulting
 
All rights reserved: Prosecution rights will be exercised for any breaches of copyright.