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Eugene Chadbourne
Date Born: Monday 4 January 1954
Description: Guitarist and banjoist.
Summary: Influenced early on by the experimental stylings of Captain Beefheart and the Mothers of Invention.

Felipe Rose
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Rose is a founding member of "The Vilage People"

Howard Stern
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1954
Description: Disc Jockey, Radio Personality
Summary: American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author.

Ray Simpson
Date Born: Friday 15 January 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA

Alan Bowles
Date Born: Wednesday 20 January 1954
Description: Vocalist, Pianist. Australia
Summary: His career in the late seventies included an anti drug album named 'On The Slide'.

Conrad Reeder
Date Born: Sunday 24 January 1954
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, writer, USA
Summary: Reeder sang for fifteen years with John Denver in live concerts, on television and recordings including Dreamland Express and It's About Time.

Oprah Winfrey
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1954
Description: Talk show host, Actress, USA
Summary: She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award-nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century.

Christie Brinkley
Date Born: Tuesday 2 February 1954
Description: Actress, Model, USA
Summary: The song, "Uptown Girl", was written about her by her then-husband, Billy Joel.P/E

Conor Obest
Date Born: Tuesday 9 February 1954
Description: Singer-Songwriter, USA
Summary: He was born to Matthew Oberst, Sr., an information manager for Mutual of Omaha, and Nancy Oberst, an inner-city elementary school principal. He grew up with two older brothers, Justin Oberst, a lawyer, and Matthew Oberst, Jr., a musician best known for his band Sorry About Dresden.

Rene Russo
Date Born: Wednesday 17 February 1954
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: a Sicilian/Italian American, was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Shirley (née Balocca), a factory worker and barmaid, and Nino Russo, a sculptor and car mechanic who left the family when Rene was two.

John Travolta
Date Born: Thursday 18 February 1954
Description: Actor, Singer, Dancer, USA
Summary: An Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer.

Ron Howard
Date Born: Monday 1 March 1954
Description: Actor, Director, USA
Summary: Howard was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, the son of Jean Speegle Howard, an actress, and Rance Howard, a director, writer, and actor.

Steve Prestwich
Date Born: Friday 5 March 1954
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: After relocating from Liverpool, Prestwich was the founding and long-term drummer for pub rockers Cold Chisel which formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1973.

Dan Hill
Date Born: Saturday 6 March 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Hill is the son of social scientist and public servant, Daniel G. Hill, and brother of the author, Lawrence Hill. Youtube: Sometimes When We Touch (1977)

James Baker
Date Born: Sunday 7 March 1954
Description: Drummer, Songwriter, Australia
Summary: Instrumental in the founding of several influential Australian bands including The Scientists, Le Hoodoo Gurus, Beasts of Bourbon

Bob Brozman
Date Born: Monday 8 March 1954
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He was formerly an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Contemporary Music Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Tina Charles
Date Born: Wednesday 10 March 1954
Description: Vocalist ,UK
Summary: Her break came in 1976 with the hit 'I Love To Love' and 'Love Me Like A Lover' - 'Dr Love' - 'Rendezvous' - 'Love Bug'.

David Newman
Date Born: Thursday 11 March 1954
Description: Composer, Conductor, Violinist
Summary: Newman was educated at the University of Southern California.

Jann Browne
Date Born: Sunday 14 March 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Jann is a traditional Honky Tonk singer. She was also a member of the Western swing group "Asleep At The Wheel".

Nancy Wilson - Guitarist
Date Born: Tuesday 16 March 1954
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,USA
Summary: American singer and guitarist who, with her older sister Ann, became a part of the Seattle band Heart.

Austen Tayshus
Date Born: Wednesday 17 March 1954
Description: Comedian, Actor, Australia
Summary: Mainly known for the top selling recording of "Australiana" which holds the record for the biggest selling record in Australia.

Jeff Porcaro
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1954
Description: Drummer
Summary: When he left high school during his senior year to accompany Sonny and Cher in Las Vegas Jeff has toured and recorded with Seals and Crofts, Boz Scaggs, and Steely Dan.

Gregory Abbott
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Abbott's parents came from Venezuela and Antigua.

Jackie Chan
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1954
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Jackie Chan won the Favorite Buttkicker award at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in 2011 for The Karate Kid. Chan holds the Guinness World Record for "Most Stunts By A Living Actor"

Dennis Quaid
Date Born: Friday 9 April 1954
Description: Actor, Guitarist, USA
Summary: He is the younger brother of actor Randy Quaid. Quaid has Irish and Cajun ancestry.

Pat Travers
Date Born: Monday 12 April 1954
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist Canadian
Summary: Travers a native of Canada, is a Hendrix influenced guitarist who began his recording career with Polydor Records in the mid 1970s.

Michael Sembello
Date Born: Saturday 17 April 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: His contribution to that soundtrack was rewarded with a Grammy Award in 1983 for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.

Jerry Seinfeld
Date Born: Thursday 29 April 1954
Description: Television, stand-up, film, USA
Summary: Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Kalman, was of Galician Jewish background and owned a sign-making company.

Angela Bofill
Date Born: Sunday 2 May 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Bofill was born to a Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother.

Angela Bofill
Date Born: Sunday 2 May 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Bofill was born to a Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother.

Angelo Petraglia
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1954
Description: Record producer and songwriter. USA
Summary: He received a Grammy nomination as the songwriter for Trisha Yearwood’s hit “Believe Me Baby (I Lied).”

Dave Specter
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1954
Description: Guitarist , USA
Summary: Dave endorses Epiphone Guitars, Victoria Amplifiers and GHS Strings.

Ray Parker Jr
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Producer, USA
Summary: Ray Parker Jr. was born in Detroit and a graduate of Northwestern High School. Parker gained international fame as a guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. Parker is known primarily for writing the theme song to the motion picture Ghostbusters.

Phil Rudd
Date Born: Wednesday 19 May 1954
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: Mainly known as the drummer of AC/DC from 1975 to 1983. He rejoined the band in 1994 to the present.

Jimmie Henderson
Date Born: Thursday 20 May 1954
Description: Guitarist,USA
Summary: James Henderson on guitar entered the band in 1975 and left the band in 1979.

Iva Davies
Date Born: Saturday 22 May 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer
Summary: Davies has worked with such notable musicians as David Bowie , Brian Eno , Peter Gabriel , Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music , Yukihiro Takahashi , John Oates , Elvis Costello , Simple Minds , Peter Tosh.

Dave Cousins
Date Born: Monday 7 June 1954
Description: Singer, songwriter, UK
Summary: Cousins holds a an academics degree in Mathematics and Statistics.

James Belushi
Date Born: Tuesday 15 June 1954
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: James Belushi was born the son of Agnes B., a firs generation Albanian American who worked as a cashier, and Adam Belushi, an Albanian immigrant and restaurant operator who left his native village, Qytezë, in 1934 at the age of fifteen.

Kathleen Turner
Date Born: Saturday 19 June 1954
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Turner was born in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Patsy and Allen Richard Turner, who was a U.S. Foreign Service officer and schoolteacher.

Richard Wilkins
Date Born: Saturday 19 June 1954
Description: Presenter for MTV
Summary: Wilkins was the original host of Australian series of MTV

Augustus Pablo
Date Born: Monday 21 June 1954
Description: Producer, Arranger, Composer
Summary: Well respected Reggae producer of Joe Jackson, The Clash etc.

Augustus Pablo
Date Born: Monday 21 June 1954
Description: Producer, Arranger, Composer
Summary: Well respected Reggae producer of Joe Jackson, The Clash etc.

Freddie Prinze
Date Born: Tuesday 22 June 1954
Description: Actor, Stand-up Comedian, USA
Summary: Prinze was the son of Maria and Karl Pruetzel. His mother was Puerto Rican, and his father, a Hungarian of Lutheran and Jewish background, immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1934.

David Paich
Date Born: Friday 25 June 1954
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger, USA
Summary: In October 2009, David Paich was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame along with the other members of Toto.

General Caine
Date Born: Tuesday 29 June 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: McDowell took the professional name General Kane in tribute to an officer.

Peter Briquette
Date Born: Friday 2 July 1954
Description: Bassist, Keyboardist, UK
Summary: Mainly known for the hit "I Dont Like Mondays" - 1980

Eric Adams
Date Born: Monday 12 July 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: "They (Manowar) have one of the most likeable, charismatic frontmen in the genre".

Louise Mandrell
Date Born: Tuesday 13 July 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She is the younger sister of legendary Country singer Barbara Mandrell, and older sister of actress Irlene Mandrell.

Ricky Skaggs
Date Born: Sunday 18 July 1954
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: A country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, and banjo.

Al Di Meola
Date Born: Thursday 22 July 1954
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He is a four time winner as Best Jazz Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine's Reader Poll.

Nnenna Freelon
Date Born: Wednesday 28 July 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Nnenna Freelon earned a rousing standing ovation for her stunning live performance at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, performing Straighten Up And Fly Right.

Steve Morse
Date Born: Wednesday 28 July 1954
Description: Guitarist
Summary: He is mainly known as the lead guitarist for the "Dixie Dreggs" and is now with "Deep Purple".

Pat Metheny
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1954
Description: Guitarist, Comoser, USA
Summary: Metheny has also named Ornette Coleman as a musical influence. He has recorded Coleman compositions on a number of his records.

James Cameron
Date Born: Monday 16 August 1954
Description: Film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, environmentalist, explorer, Canada
Summary: He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

Patrick Swayze
Date Born: Wednesday 18 August 1954
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Dirty Dancing was the first film to sell one million copies on video, and as of 2007, has earned over $US 300 million worldwide.

Al Roker
Date Born: Friday 20 August 1954
Description: News Caster, USA
Summary: Roker initially wanted to be a cartoonist before he got into television.

Scott Henderson
Date Born: Thursday 26 August 1954
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Scott formed Tribal Tech with bass player Gary Willis in 1984. Under the direction of Henderson and Willis, Tribal Tech became one of the most highly-regarded fusion bands of the 1990's.

Christie Allen
Date Born: Sunday 12 September 1954
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: While singing in Perth, Western Australia she caught Terry Britten's eye with her vocal ability and good looks.

Kelvin Holly
Date Born: Monday 13 September 1954
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: In 1991 he moved to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, married, and began playing on recording sessions at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.

Shari Belafonte
Date Born: Wednesday 22 September 1954
Description: Vocalist, Actress,Model,Singer,Writer
Summary: Belafonte's multi-faceted career also includes moderating and voiceovers. She has producing credits for theater, public and network television, and feature films. Started career with ads with the famed ’Calvin Klein’ ads.

John Baker Saunders
Date Born: Thursday 23 September 1954
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: He recorded and toured Europe with the Seattle-based band, The Walkabouts. Saunders also worked with the Lamont Cranston, in Minneapolis.

Date Born: Thursday 30 September 1954
Description: Vocalist, Canada
Summary: A successful international recording star who sings pop songs and jazz songs.

Lorraine Bracco
Date Born: Saturday 2 October 1954
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the HBO series The Sopranos and as Karen Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas.

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Date Born: Sunday 3 October 1954
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He found a battered 1963 Fender Stratocaster at a music store in Austin. It would remain as his favorite guitar for the rest of his life.

Bob Geldof
Date Born: Tuesday 5 October 1954
Description: Vocalist, Humanitarian, UK
Summary: The group charted with’ I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS. Geldof has been awarded Knight of the British Empire. He was instrumental with the Live Aid Concert for Africa.

Stuart Goddard - (adam Ant)
Date Born: Wednesday 3 November 1954
Description: Vocalist, GB
Summary: His greatest chart success was 1982's Friend or Foe album, which included the hit single "Goody Two Shoes" which made it to #1 in the UK and Australia, and #12 in the U.S.

Chris Difford
Date Born: Thursday 4 November 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer
Summary: He has written lyrics for almost 30 years, most notably in partnership with Glenn Tilbrook.

Rickie Lee Jones
Date Born: Monday 8 November 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer
Summary: Grew up in Poenix, Arizona in 1973 went Los Angeles.

Mario Cipollina
Date Born: Wednesday 10 November 1954
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Born in California forming an act with brother the late John Cipollina.

Tony Thompson
Date Born: Monday 15 November 1954
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: A session drummer best known as a member of Chic. On September 19, 2005 Tony and the rest of the Chic band members were inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.

Chopper Read
Date Born: Wednesday 17 November 1954
Description: Australian criminal and author.
Summary: An Australian criminal and author. Read wrote a series of semi-autobiographical and fictional crime novels. The 2000 film Chopper is based on his life.

John Parr
Date Born: Thursday 18 November 1954
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: St. Elmo's Fire. The song became a number one hit for Parr around the world and garnered many awards, including a Grammy nomination.

Bruce Hornsby
Date Born: Tuesday 23 November 1954
Description: Pianist, Keyboardist, Accordianist,USA
Summary: Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, Folk, motown, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions with his songwriting and the seamless improvisations.

Daniele Alexander
Date Born: Thursday 2 December 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Initially she sang jazz numbers but after including rock and country in her repertoire, she moved to Las Vegas and worked in casinos.

Jermaine Jackson
Date Born: Saturday 11 December 1954
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Memberof the talented ’Jackson 5’ later changing their name to ’The Jacksons’.

Annie Lennox
Date Born: Saturday 25 December 1954
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: Lead singer of ’The Eurythmics’ with Dave Stewart. Lennox was born on Christmas Day, 1954, in Aberdeen.


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