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PHIL RAMONE
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 January 1941
 
Description: Violinist, composer, recording engineer, and record producer.
 
Summary: With 33 Grammy nominations, 14 Grammy Awards, including a Technical Grammy for his lifetime of innovative contributions to the recording industry, an Emmy, and numerous honors and accolades to his credit.

GRAHAM CHAPMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 January 1941
 
Description: Actor ,comedian, writer
 
Summary: After reuniting with the Pythons in 1983 for Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Chapman began a lengthy series of U.S. college tours where he would tell the audience anecdotes about Monty Python, the Dangerous Sports Club.

LITTLE ANTHONY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 15, 2006. The Rhythm And Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award in 1993.

YVETTE MIMIEUX
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 January 1941
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: An American actress,and now retired from movies and television.

JOAN BAEZ
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Baez was born on Staten Island to Mexican and Scottish parents.

SUSANNAH YORK
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 January 1941
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: In 1972 she won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Images. An Academy Award-nominated English film and television actress.

CARL DOBKINS JR
 
Date Born: Monday 13 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He started singing at local dance parties and record hops and in a short time landed a contract with Cincinnati based Fraternity Records.

FAYE DUNAWAY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1941
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Dunaway has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard which was awarded on October 2, 1996.

HUBERT JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Cousin of Jackie Wilson, the group recorded for Motown with their first hit ’Do You Love Me’

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1941
 
Description: Voice, Saxophonist, Keyboards, USA
 
Summary: A group formed by Van Vliet under his adopted name Captain Beefheart in 1964, California.

BOBBY GOLDSBORO
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: "Honey" was a Number One hit in 1968 in the Billboard Hot 100.

DAVID RUFFIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In the late 1950s, Ruffin sang with The Voice Masters, which included future Motown producer Lamont Dozier and members of the singing group The Originals.

PLACIDO DOMINGO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Spanish-Mexican
 
Summary: Perhaps the most versatile of all living tenors.

RICHIE HAVENS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Richard P. Havens was born in Brooklyn, the eldest of nine children, and first started singing street corner doo-wop and performed with The McCrea Gospel Singers at 16.

BARRY STANTON
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Barry has appeared on 'BANDSTAND' (Australia) 'SIX O'CLOCK ROCK' - 'THE BRYAN DAVIES SHOW' - 'THE BOBBY LIMB SHOW' and many more.

AARON NEVILLE
 
Date Born: Friday 24 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: An American soul and R&B singer. He made his debut in 1966 with the hit single "Tell It Like It Is", a Number One hit on the Billboard R&B charts.

NEIL DIAMOND
 
Date Born: Friday 24 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Diamond is a fan of the Australian Rules Football team the Brisbane Lions as his girlfriend is a native of Brisbane, Australia.

BOBBY HUTCHERSON
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1941
 
Description: Vibraphone and marimba, USA
 
Summary: One of the most gifted and innovative jazz musicians of his generation, trumpeter Woody Shaw navigated the rapidly fluctuating jazz scene of the '70s and '80s

JOE TERRANOVA
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 January 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Danny and The Juniors were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.

JOHN STEEL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 February 1941
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: John Steel, born 4 February 1941, Gateshead, England, was the original drummer of the band, The Animals.

BARRETT STRONG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Barrett Strong (born February 5, 1941, West Point, Mississippi[1]) is an American singer and songwriter.

HENSON CARGILL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In the year of 1967 his fortune came with the song ’SKIP A ROPE’ a very meaningful song giving him a million seller world wide.

DAVE BERRY
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The Geoff Stephens penned song, "The Crying Game", brought Berry's voice to his biggest international audience ever in 1992, when it was used as the theme song for one of that year's most successful films. NPA

NICK NOLTE
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 February 1941
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, model, and producer.

TOM RUSH
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Record producer
 
Summary: His father was a teacher at St. Paul's School, in Concord, New Hampshire. Tom himself began performing in 1961 while studying at Harvard University.

BRIAN BENNETT
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 February 1941
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, Music Director, UK
 
Summary: Educated at Hazlewood School, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill School, he left at the age of sixteen to play drums in a skiffle group for holiday makers in Ramsgate.

SERGIO MENDEZ - BRAZIL 66
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 February 1941
 
Description: Pianist, band leader,arranger, composer, producer, Brazilian
 
Summary: Mendes attended the local conservatory with hopes of becoming a classical pianist.

BRUNO LAWRENCE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 February 1941
 
Description: Actor, Drums
 
Summary: In the 1970s, Lawrence founded Blerta ("Bruno Lawrence's Electric Revelation and Travelling Apparition"), a musical and theatrical co-operative active.

BIG JIM SULLIVAN
 
Date Born: Friday 14 February 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Jack Good introduced Sullivan to session work when he met him on the set of the television series Oh, Boy!

BRIAN HOLLAND
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 February 1941
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier teamed up as a songwriting-production unit.. Between 1963 and the end of 1967 H-D-H wrote majority of Motown's hit singles, with Brian writing the music, Eddie writing the lyrics, and Lamont doing both. NPA

GENE PITNEY
 
Date Born: Monday 17 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: Through the mid-1960s, he enjoyed considerable success on both sides of the Atlantic, and charted more than 20 Top 40 hit singles.

TWEED HARRIS
 
Date Born: Monday 17 February 1941
 
Description: Keyboardist , Composer, Arranger, Producer, Australia
 
Summary: Born in South Australia in 1941, Tweed's first major musical venture was Adelaide band The Clefs, which later became Levi Smith's Clefs.

IRMA THOMAS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She often headlined at her own club, which is now out of business due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

BUFFY SAINT- MARIE
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: Buffy Sainte-Marie was born on the Piapot Cree reserve in the Qu'Appelle valley, Saskatchewan. She was orphaned and later adopted and grew up in Maine and Massachusetts with parents Albert and Winifred Sainte-Marie who were related to her biological parents.

JOHNNY WINTER
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1977, he produced the Muddy Waters album Hard Again, and in 1980, Muddy's final effort, King Bee.

JOANIE SOMMERS
 
Date Born: Monday 24 February 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Sommers began singing in church choirs as a way to deal with "a difficult childhood", and in 1951 at age 10, appeared on a Buffalo television program singing Hank Williams' Your Cheating Heart.

MIKE LOVE
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 March 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The Beach Boys Band.Although he played the saxophone in the early days, Mike Love was mainly the co-lead singer, along with Carl Wilson, of the Beach Boys.

CLARENCE COLLINS
 
Date Born: Monday 17 March 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group's classic line-up; "Little Anthony" Gourdine, Ernest Wright, CLARENCE COLLINS,and Sammy Strain

PAUL KANTNER
 
Date Born: Monday 17 March 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Co founder and original member of 'JEFFERSON AIRPLANE' that formed in 1965, San Fransisco.

WILSON PICKETT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 March 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Wilson spent many years in Louisville when his mother moved there from Alabama. He is considered an honorary son of the city.

JEREMY CLYDE
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 March 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The son of Lady Elizabeth Wellesley, he made his first public appearance as a pageboy at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 1953.

CAROLA
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 March 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Finland
 
Summary: Her style was partially inspired by American jazz singers of the 1950s.

CHARLIE McCOY
 
Date Born: Friday 28 March 1941
 
Description: Harmonica, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His family left West Virginia when he was a boy to live in Miami, Florida. At age eight, he began playing the harmonica, developing his skills to where he decided to pursue a career in music.

JAN BERRY
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Jan and Dean were college students, maintaining their studies while writing and recording music and making public appearances on the side.

GABRIELLE ROTH
 
Date Born: Friday 4 April 1941
 
Description: Dancer, USA
 
Summary: She created the 5Rhythms approach to movement in the 1960s; there are now hundreds of 5Rhythms teachers worldwide who use her approach in their work.

DAVID SWARBRICK
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 April 1941
 
Description: Violinist, UK
 
Summary: He was one of the most highly regarded musicians produced by the second British folk revival, contributing to some of the most important groups and projects of the 1960s.

ERIC BURDON
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Eric Burdon, Vocalist for The Animals and War was the force behind the group, the Animals and other groups he formed.

LOUIE SHELTON
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 April 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Known as Louie Shelton, is an American musician (guitarist) and music producer.

JJ JACKSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Copmoser, USA
 
Summary: Jackson started out as a songwriter and arranger for Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Witherspoon, and the Shangri-Las, among others.

MARGARET PRICE
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Wales
 
Summary: One of the most beautiful, luminous voices ever to grace the opera and concert stages.

JULIE CHRISTIE
 
Date Born: Monday 14 April 1941
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Christie made a brief appearance in the third Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), playing Madame Rosmerta.

BILLY FURY
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Fury concentrated less on Rock 'n' Roll and more on mainstream ballads.

JOHN WILLIAMS - (Guitarist)
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 April 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia,
 
Summary: One of the worlds most outstanding and respected guitarists. John Williams is known for his classical work and jazz.

CLAUDINE CLARK
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Clark grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She began recording in 1958 for the Herald record label then moved to Gotham.

ANN MARGRET
 
Date Born: Monday 28 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtlands Iän, Sweden, the daughter of Anna and Gustav Olsson, a native of Örnsköldsvik. Her father worked in the United States during his youth and immigrated back in 1942, working with the Johnson Electrical Company, while his wife and daughter stayed behind. Ann-Margret and her mother moved to the United States in November 1946.

DUANE WEST
 
Date Born: Monday 28 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: West was a member of the Sonny James band "Southern Gentlemen" and later "The Jordinairs".

MAX MERRITT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 April 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, New Zealand
 
Summary: He is best known for his 1976 hit "Slippin' Away" (with his band Max Merritt & The Meteors, the song reached #2 on the Australian charts.

NICK ASHFORD
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 May 1941
 
Description: Composer of music, USA, Duo
 
Summary: As performers, Ashford and Simpson's best-known song is "Solid" (1984 US and 1985 UK). The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

ELAINE MOORE
 
Date Born: Monday 5 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: One of Adelaides first entertainers of early popular T.V. shows in Adeliade.

JOHN FRED
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His group, John Fred and the Playboys, was formed in 1956; their first hit single was 1958's "Shirley".

PETE BIRRELL
 
Date Born: Friday 9 May 1941
 
Description: Bassist, UK

DANNY RAPP
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Formed The Juvenairs in his High School years.

JOE POOVEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Dallas, Texas, he was encouraged to be an entertainer as a child. He initially learned the steel guitar, and made his first recordings at the age of 10. Two years later, in 1953, he formed a group, the Hillbilly Boys, and started weekly broadcasts on radio station KRLD.

JAYOTIS WASHINGTON
 
Date Born: Monday 12 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of "The Persuasions" who have enjoyed recognition from musicians outside the doo-wop or gospel community.

JOE BROWN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: One of the first rock singers apart from Cliff Richard to have real success before the Beatles.

RITCHIE VALENS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Brought up hearing traditional Mexican mariachi music, as well as flamenco guitar, R&B.

LOBBY LLOYD
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Loyde was regarded as one of Australia's finest rock guitarists during the sixties.

NORA EPHRON
 
Date Born: Monday 19 May 1941
 
Description: American filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author
 
Summary: She is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay): for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally... and Sleepless in Seattle.

MARTIN CARTHY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Martin Carthy is widely regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional music from the British Isles, as well as a highly influential guitarist.

RONALD ISLEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: In 1954, when Ronald was only 13, he and his brothers, Rudolph, O'Kelly and Vernon Isley, formed the original lineup of what would become the Isley Brothers.

JACKY LANDRY JACKSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: The group was formed in the Bronx, New York, in 1956

PAUL WINFIELD
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1941
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in California, the son of Lois Beatrice, a union organizer in the garment industry. His stepfather from the age of eight was Clarence Winfield, a construction worker.

GENERAL NORMAN JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Friday 23 May 1941
 
Description: Singer songwriter, record producer, USA
 
Summary: An American the frontman of Chairmen of the Board and an American rhythm and blues songwriter and record producer.

BOB DYLAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist. Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Duluth, Minnesota, and raised there and in Minnesota, on the Mesabi Iron Range west of Lake Superior. Dylan’s biography has shown that his paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa in Russian Empire to the United States in 1905.

MYRNA SMITH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: A member of the Sweet Inspirations, which previously served as Elvis Presley's backing group.

ROY CREWSDON
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 May 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The guitarist for the English group "Freddie and the Dreamers" who had a number of hit records between May 1963 and November 1965. NP

BILL TADROSS
 
Date Born: Friday 30 May 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Worked with country greats such as Jim Reeves, Charley Pride etc.

JOHNNY PAYCHECK
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His career started as a bass player for Porter Wagoner’s "Wagon Masters" he also played with Faron Young, George Jones

WILLIAM GUEST
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 June 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The longest-lived incarnation of the act featured Gladys Knight on lead vocals.

CHARLIE WATTS
 
Date Born: Monday 2 June 1941
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Charlie Watts was born to a lorry driver for a precursor and his wife Jessica Mort Watts at University College Hospital, London, England, and raised in Islington and Wembley boroughs.

BILLY HATTON
 
Date Born: Monday 9 June 1941
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: The group were named "The Four Jays" and made their debut at the Cavern Club in 1961, nearly three weeks before The Beatles.

JON LORD
 
Date Born: Monday 9 June 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, UK
 
Summary: Jon Lord was born to his late parents Miriam (1912-1995, and Reg. He studied classical piano from age five, and those influences are a trademark in his work.

MICKEY JONES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 June 1941
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Jones joined the band The First Edition with Kenny Rogers and recorded several international hits.

SHIRLEY OWENS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 June 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Shirley Owens from North Carolina was a member of the hit group, the Shirelles.

CHICK COREA
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 June 1941
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Corea was born in Massachusetts. He is of Italian and Spanish descent. His father Armando, a jazz trumpet player who had led a Dixieland band in the Boston area in the 1930s and 1940s, introduced him to the piano at the age of four.

REG PRESLEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 June 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He is best known as the lead singer with prominent 1960s rock and roll band The Troggs, whose biggest hit was "Wild Thing".

ROY HARPER
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 June 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Guitarist
 
Summary: Harper was born in Manchester, England. After the death of his mother during childbirth, he was raised in Blackpool by his father.

MARV TARPLIN
 
Date Born: Friday 13 June 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, songwriter
 
Summary: He was one of The Miracles original members and co-wrote several of their hits, including "The Tracks of My Tears".

HARRY NILSSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 June 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Nilsson was born in Brooklyn, New York. His paternal grandparents were Swedish circus performers, especially known for their "aerial ballet" which is also the title of one of Nilsson's albums. His father, Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr., abandoned the family three years after his birth.

LAMONT DOZIER
 
Date Born: Monday 16 June 1941
 
Description: Composer, Producer, USA

LARRY HENLEY
 
Date Born: Monday 30 June 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Newbeats' track "Bread and Butter", features on the soundtrack to the 1998 comedy-drama film, Simon Birch.

MIKE LEANDER
 
Date Born: Monday 30 June 1941
 
Description: Composer, Producer, UK
 
Summary: Mike Leander, one of Britain's foremost figures on the popular music scene. The comoser fof "Ive been a Bad Bad Boy" recorded by Paul Jones.

CHAN ROMERO
 
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Romero cites a major turning point in his life in 1955. That was the year Elvis Presley performed "Hound Dog" on The Steve Allen Show.

JIM RODFORD
 
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1941
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He played with The Kinks, The Swinging Blue Jeans and was a founding member of Argent.

DON McPHERSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The group was formed in Harlem, NY in 1964 as a trio called the Poets, composed of lead singer Donald McPherson

IAN WHITCOMB
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 July 1941
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, author, record producer, and actor.
 
Summary: He accompanies his singing by playing the ukulele and, through his records, concerts, and movie work.

LONNIE MACK
 
Date Born: Friday 18 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1980, the editors of Guitar World magazine ranked "Memphis" first among rock's top five "landmark" guitar recordings.[6] He is widely regarded today as a pivotal historical figure in expanding the role of the electric guitar in rock.

VIKKI CARR
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her album It Must Be Him was nominated for three Grammy Awards. The title track reached No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in 1967.

BOBBY HEBB
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Hebb's parents, William and Ovalla Hebb, were both blind musicians. Hebb and his older brother Harold performed as a song-and-dance team in Nashville.

BRENTON WOOD
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Louisiana, he moved to San Pedro California. When he was a child his family moved west to San Pedro in Los Angeles, California. In his high school years his family relocated to nearby Compton, where Brenton became a member of the Compton High School.

DARLENE LOVE
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Love also began an acting career, playing Danny Glover's wife in the four Lethal Weapon movies, and appeared on Broadway in Grease and in the short-lived musical adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie.

PAUL ANKA
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 July 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Anka's parents, who owned a restaurant, were of Lebanese Christian descent. He sang with the St Elijah Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church choir under the direction of Frederick Karam with whom he studied music theory.

DORIS KENNER JACKSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: The Shirelles were an American girl group in the early 1960s, and the first to have a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100.

JOHN VINCENT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 August 1941
 
Description: Communications, Radio
 
Summary: One of the nicest guys on radio during his career.

CRAIG DOUGLAS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In the U.K. he went number 1 with "Only Sixteen" in 1959. This was a cover version of the Sam Cooke song.

CONNIE SMITH
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She is often hailed by music critics as one of the finest voices in country music, voted in 2001 by fellow artists and members of the Country Music industry as #9 of the 40 Greatest Women of Country Music of all time (CMT).

DAVID CROSBY
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 August 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: David Crosby was born in California. His parents were Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead and Floyd Crosby, an Academy Award winning cinematographer.

DON RICH
 
Date Born: Friday 15 August 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Olympia, WA. His parents had him taking violin lessons beginning in grade school. By his teen years he had become a formidable fiddler.

CHRIS CURTIS
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1941
 
Description: Drummer, Vocalist
 
Summary: The group were a favorite of John Lennon's and a favorite world wide. When Lennon was asked who he thought were a group to watch for in the early stages the answer 'The Searchers'.

TONY CLARK
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 August 1941
 
Description: Rock music record producer and guitarist. UK
 
Summary: He was assigned to work with the Moody Blues starting in 1966, when the group was fading after its first major hit, "Go Now".

ROY HEAD
 
Date Born: Monday 1 September 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He moved to Texas, in 1955, he and Tommy Bolton formed his first group, The Traits, in 1957.

MICKEY WALLER
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 September 1941
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Waller's first professional band, The Flee-Rekkers, had a minor hit in 1960 with their recording of "Greenjeans" produced by Joe Meek. YOUTUBE: Heavy Metal Kids at Leeds Town Hall in 1974. Heavy Metal Kids at Leeds Town Hall in 1974 with Mick Waller..

JACK GOOD
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 September 1941
 
Description: Producer, Host, GB
 
Summary: A pioneer in British television and music who produced the Six-Five Special, Oh Boy!, Wham! and Boy Meets Girls TV series.

DANTE DROWTY
 
Date Born: Monday 8 September 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Mainly known for their song ’ALLEY OOP’ - 1960

OTIS REDDING
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 September 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: "Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay" was recorded only three days before Redding's death. Redding wrote many of his hits.

DIG RICHARDS
 
Date Born: Friday 12 September 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Dig Richards was the son of a NSW country policeman.

DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 September 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, UK
 
Summary: Clayton-Thomas was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1996. In January, 2006, the song "Spinning Wheel" was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

LES BRAID
 
Date Born: Monday 15 September 1941
 
Description: Bassist,UK
 
Summary: The Swinging Blue Jeans, with some original members, continue to tour to this day.

MAMA CASS ELLIOT
 
Date Born: Friday 19 September 1941
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: She is best remembered for her vocals on the group's Billboard hits "California Dreamin'", "Monday Monday", and "Words of Love", and particularly for the solo "Dream a Little Dream of Me".

DICKEY LEE
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 September 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His most recorded song was the Delaney and Bonnie song,NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE.

DAVID FRIZZELL
 
Date Born: Friday 26 September 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His career first started back in the late 50s, but his biggest success came in the 80s, thirty years into his career.

JOE BAUER
 
Date Born: Friday 26 September 1941
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The group was eventually selected as the house band at New York's famed Cafe Au Go Go.

DON NIX
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 September 1941
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Nix began his career playing saxophone for The Mar-Keys, which also featured Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and others.

CHUBBY CHECKER
 
Date Born: Friday 3 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Chubby Checker was the first to make a hit out of the song THE TWIST staing a new dance craze in the sixties. Hank Ballard was the writer of ’The Twist’.

LENNY WARONKER
 
Date Born: Friday 3 October 1941
 
Description: Record producer for Warner Bros. Records
 
Summary: As a producer, Lenny Waronker has worked with such acts as Arlo Guthrie, Rickie Lee Jones, Randy Newman, and the Doobie Brothers.

HELEN REDDY
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Helen Reddy was born into a well-known Australian show business family. Her parents, performers on the Australian vaudeville circuit, were actress and singer Stella Lamond and writer-actor-comedian Max Reddy. Her sister, Toni Lamond is also an actress and singer.

TONY SYLVESTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: They changed their name once again in 1966, this time permanently to the Main Ingredient, taking the name from a Coke bottle. An original member When they formed in 1961 in New York

GEORGE BELLAMY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 October 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Bellamy left the Tornados 1963 when it was necessary to cease touring because of health problems.

NEIL ASPINALL
 
Date Born: Monday 13 October 1941
 
Description: Road manager, Personal assistant, Record producer, Executive
 
Summary: Aspinall gained a place at the Liverpool Institute in Mount Street, and was in the same class as Paul McCartney for English and Art lessons.

EARL THOMAS CONLEY
 
Date Born: Friday 17 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1983, he was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards for his song "Holdin' Her and Lovin' You". He has composed songs with Earl Scruggs and Randy Scruggs.

STEVE CROPPER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Instrumentalists, USA
 
Summary: As a house guitarist, he played on hundreds of records, from "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay", cowritten with Otis Redding, to Sam and Dave's "Soul Man"

DON PARTRIDGE
 
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Legendary busker and one-man band Don Partridge rose to fame in the late sixties with his chart hit single 'Rosie' and became a household name.

CURTIS LEE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 October 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: He began writing songs in partnership with a friend, Tommy Boyce, who later became one-half of the Boyce and Hart

HANK B MARVIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 October 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Hank Marvin’s original guitar is now owned by fellow Shadow Bruce Welch and Des O’Conner owns one of Buddy Hollys first strat’s unless Paul McCartney has finally grabbed it.

BRIAN POOLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Decca chose the Tremeloes over The Beatles. The Tremeloes proved to be a very talented band in their own right and had a successful career.

BRUCE WELCH
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 November 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, UK
 
Summary: Bruce Welsh has never received the notoriety as much as his fellow musician Hank Marvin, though his presence during the groups career must be recognised.

ART GARFUNKEL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1962, Garfunkel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in art history, followed by a Master's degree in mathematics.

GUY CLARK
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer
 
Summary: Playing in coffee houses in Houston he moved to Los Angeles working for the Dobyera Brothers making Dobros.

TOM FOGERTY
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: The brother of John and member of the famed ’CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL’.

JIM DICKINSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 November 1941
 
Description: Record producer, pianist, and singer
 
Summary: In 2007 Dickinson played with the Memphis-based rock band, Snake Eyes.

GENE CLARK
 
Date Born: Monday 17 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A singer, composer, guitarist with ’The New Christy Minstrels’ in the early sixties.

ANDREW LOVE
 
Date Born: Friday 21 November 1941
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Love was born in Memphis and began his interest in music at the Baptist church were his father was pastor.

DAVE PORTER
 
Date Born: Friday 21 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: As house composers for Stax Records, Hayes and Porter penned most of Sam & Dave's hits, including "Soul Man", “I Thank You,” “When Something Is Wrong with My Baby” and "Hold On, I'm Comin'".

JULIET MILLS
 
Date Born: Friday 21 November 1941
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: The daughter of John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, and the sister of Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills began her career as a child actor.

JESSE COLIN YOUNG
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His career began in 1960s Greenwich Village and he released two solo albums before forming The Youngbloods.

STEVE WAHRE
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 November 1941
 
Description: Drummer, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Drummer Steve Wahrer combined two songs by the Rivingtons ("The Bird's the Word" and "Pa Pa Ooh Mow Mow" in early 1964.

TERRY STAFFORD
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Singer, songwriter and very much sounded like Elvis Presley.

JOHN HUNTER
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 November 1941
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The Hombres' "Let It Out" is included on the soundtrack of the Cameron Crowe film, Elizabethtown.

DONALD DUNN
 
Date Born: Monday 24 November 1941
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: In 1998, Dunn collaborated with Fender to produce a signature bass, a candy apple red-colored model based on the late 1950s style.

GARY BOYLE
 
Date Born: Monday 24 November 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He joined folk, rock band "Fairport Convention" and the late Trevor Lucas.

PETE BEST
 
Date Born: Monday 24 November 1941
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Paul McCartney was the first to phone Pete in 1959 and invited him to go to Hamburg, Germany in 1961 though he had played with the group in 1959.

PERCY SLEDGE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One time member of the ’Esquires Combo’ in the U.S.A. He hit the top of the charts with the well known WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN - 1966 making him an international star.

JODY MILLER
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 November 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1999, the Country Gospel Music Association inducted Miller into its Hall of Fame, along with Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell.

TOM McGINESS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 December 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Bassist, UK
 
Summary: McGuinness is also the author of So You Want To Be a Rock and Roll Star (1986).

HELEN CORNELIUS
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 December 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Cornelius opened Nashville South in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in the 1990s.

JAMES REESE
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 December 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, USA

BOBBY ELLIOTT
 
Date Born: Monday 8 December 1941
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Bobby Elliott joined The Hollies in 1963. He and Tony Hicks are the only original members playing with The Hollies today. Documented 2009.

BEAU BRIDGES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 December 1941
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He also starred in "Elvis And The Colonel" as Colonel Tom Parker.

SAMMY STRAIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 December 1941
 
Description: Saxophonist
 
Summary: Strain joined the band in 1964 replacing Tracy Lord The O'Jays had their first hit with "Lonely Drifter", in 1963.

KYU SAKAMOTO
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 December 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Japan
 
Summary: Kyu Sakamoto was probably one of the very few Japanese artists to chartworld wide.

PETER SARSTEDT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 December 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer
 
Summary: Peter is mainly known for the hit 'Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) that charted world wide in 1969.

J FRANK WILSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 December 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Wilson joined the Cavaliers after his discharge from Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas in 1962.

DIONNE WARWICK
 
Date Born: Friday 12 December 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One of the most gifted singers of the twentieth century. Warwick won her second Grammy Award for the 1970 album "I'll Never Fall In Love Again."

FRAZIER MOHAWK
 
Date Born: Friday 12 December 1941
 
Description: American record producer and sometime photographer, publicist
 
Summary: Friedman was driving the car with Stills and Richie Furay which passed on Sunset Boulevard the hearse carrying Neil Young and Bruce Palmer from Canada, a meeting which led to the formation of the band.

SAM ANDREW
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 December 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Her introduction to music started in the Baptist church. Her father was a minister and her mother was a church singer.

SAM ANDREW
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 December 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalst,Composer , USA
 
Summary: Sam developed a skill for music at a very early age. By the time he was fifteen he already had his own band, called the "Cool Notes".

SAMUEL L. JACKSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 December 1941
 
Description: Actor, film producer. USA
 
Summary: Jackson was born in Washington, D.C.[2] He grew up as an only child in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his mother, Elizabeth Jackson (née Montgomery). His father lived away from the family, in Kansas City, Missouri, and later died from alcoholism; Jackson had only met his father twice during his life.

TIM HARDIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 December 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was discovered by the record producer Erik Jacobsen, later the producer for The Lovin' Spoonful.

JOHNNY CHESTER
 
Date Born: Friday 26 December 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Johnny Chester's career began in 1959 and he began recording in 1961.

MIKE PINDER
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 December 1941
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: The group mainly remembered for their recordings of ’GO NOW’ and ’NIGHT’S IN WHITE SATIN’ in the sixties and seventies.

HARTLEY PEAVEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 December 1941
 
Description: Manufaturer of Guitas, Amplification, Audio, USA
 
Summary: Peavey has been recognized by his alma mater as an Alumni Fellow and as the 2004 commencement speaker.

 
 
 
 

 
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