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Al Jolson
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1886
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Yoelson was born in Lithuania, as the fourth child to Jewish Cantor Moses Reuben Yoelson and his wife Naomi. Among Asa's siblings were sister, and oldest child, Rose, sister Etta, older brother Hirsch, a sister who died in infancy. With the oppression against Jews that occurred in the Czarist Russian Empire, Cantor Yoelson like many other of his fellow countrymen set his sights on America.

Alan White - Oasis
Date Born: Sunday 26 May 1935
Description: Drummer, UK (Oasis)
Summary: Not to be confused with "Yes" drummer of the same name.

Bernard Vitet
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1934
Description: Trumpeter, France
Summary: Vitet invented instruments such as a reed trumpet, a multiphonic French horn, a variable tension double-bass.

Chris Eccleshall - Guitars
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1948
Description: Manufactures classical guitars,and Guitarist,

Gary Peterson
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1945
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Drummer for the Canadian rock band, The Guess Who, ever since its inception in the mid-1960s.

George Formby Jr
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1904
Description: Vocalist, Composer , Ukulele, UK
Summary: George was born at 3 Westminster Street,Lancashire, the eldest of seven surviving children, four girls and three boys. His father James Booth was George Formby, Sr. 1875-1921 one of the great music hall comedians of his day. Fully the equal of his son's later success.

Hank Williams Jr.
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1949
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: The son of country music pioneer Hank Williams, he is the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hillary Williams, Samuel, and Katie Williams.

James Arness
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1923
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Arness is the older brother of actor Peter Graves. He was the tallest actor ever to play a lead role, standing 6'7".

John Wayne
Date Born: Sunday 26 May 1907
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Wayne was born in Iowa. His family was Presbyterian. His father, Clyde Leonard Morrison, was of Irish and Scots-Irish and English descent and Wayne's mother, Mary Alberta Brown, was also of Irish descent.

Kristen Maria Pfaff
Date Born: Friday 26 May 1967
Description: Bassist, Vocalist. USA
Summary: Pfaff was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, attending Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart. She studied classical piano and cello.

Lenny Kravitz
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1964
Description: Guitarist,Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger
Summary: Kravitz was born the son of Roxie Roker, an actress known for her character Helen Willis in the 1970s hit television sitcom The Jeffersons, and Sy Kravitz, an NBC television news producer.

Levon Helm
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1942
Description: Drums, USA
Summary: Helm was born in Arkansas and grew up in Turkey Scratch, a hamlet west of Helena, Arkansas where he began playing the guitar at the age of eight.

Lloyd Parks
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1948
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Jamaica

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

Mamie Smith
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1883
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Actress, USA
Summary: She entered blues history by being the first African American to make vocal blues recordings in 1920.She was billed as "The Queen of the Blues".

Margaret Colin
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1956
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Since 2007, Colin has played Eleanor Waldorf, mother of Blair Waldorf, on the television show Gossip Girl. In the pilot episode, Eleanor was played by OLTL actress Florencia Lozano.

Mick Ronson
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1949
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, UK
Summary: Ronson is probably known for his Glam Rock days with David Bowie during the seventies. Throughout his career with Bowie, Ronson used a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty".

Peggy Lee
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1920
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: The youngest child of seven, Lee found music to provide an escape from the abusive rampages of her cruel stepmother, Min, who tormented and beat young Norma.

Peter Cushing
Date Born: Monday 26 May 1913
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: Cushing was born the son of Nellie Marie King and George Edward Cushing. He was raised there and in Dulwich, South London.

Peter Miller
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1942
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, UK
Summary: He has toured with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and most of the rest of the British Invasion.

Ray Ennis
Date Born: Friday 26 May 1944
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist
Summary: Liverpool's "The Swinging Blue Jeans" have been described as having stayed the most faithful to their original sound.

Robert Morley
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1908
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: Morley attended Elizabeth College, Guernsey, RADA and made his West End stage debut in 1929 in Treasure Island at the Strand Theatre and his Broadway debut in 1938 in the title role of Oscar Wilde at the Fulton Theatre.

Ruben Gonzales (pianist)
Date Born: Monday 26 May 1919
Description: Pianist, Cuba
Summary: Between 1957 and 1961, he worked in Venezuela. Soon he became known in Cuba and other parts of Latin America.

Stevie Nicks
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1948
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Nicks was born to Jess and Barbara Nicks in Phoenix, Arizona. Her mother fostered in her a love for fairy tales, while her grandfather, a struggling country singer, began teaching her to sing at the age of four.

Verden Allen
Date Born: Friday 26 May 1944
Description: Keyboardist, UK
Summary: Founding member of 1970s rock band, Mott the Hoople. He left Mott after their breakthrough 1972 album, All the Young Dudes.

Wayne Hussey
Date Born: Monday 26 May 1958
Description: Vocals, Guitarist,UK
Summary: In the studio he uses both a Fender Telecaster and Starcaster.

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