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Amerie
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1980
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, Model, USA
 
Summary: Rogers was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to an African-American father and a Korean mother.

Blixa Bargeld
 
Date Born: Monday 12 January 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Germany
 
Summary: A member of groups, Einstürzende Neubauten and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Brian Culbertson
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1973
 
Description: Trumpeter, Keyboards, USA
 
Summary: Brian Culbertson also works with many other musicians in the smooth jazz arena, often as a composer and arranger.

Charlie Gracie
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 January 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: A pioneer of Rockabilly during the early fifties.

Des Oconnor
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He is one of only a handful of British entertainers to be acclaimed internationally on stage and television.

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

Frankie Davidson
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia.
 
Summary: Arguably Australia's greatest entertainer, his motto "If you ain’t laughin’ you ain’t livin’ ".

Fred Mcdowell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1904
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He started playing guitar at the age of 14 and played at dances around Rossville.

George Duke
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1946
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: He is known for his solo work as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.

Glenn Yarbrough
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 January 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The first singers to record the traditional "The House of the Rising Sun"

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.

Joe E Lewis
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 January 1902
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He appeared frequently on The Ed Sullivan Show, was the "Mystery Guest" three different times on What's My Line, and was interviewed on Person to Person in 1956.

Kirstie Alley
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1951
 
Description: Actress, Comedy, USA
 
Summary: Kirstie Alley has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

Larry Hoppen
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
 
Summary: Larry sang lead on two of Orleans' biggest hits, "Still the One" and "Dance with Me."

Long John Baldry
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The nick name Long John came about because of his Height.

Maggie Bell
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Scotland
 
Summary: Her song "No Mean City", written by Mike Moran, is the theme music to the TV crime drama Taggart.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1918
 
Description: In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Maharishi achieved fame as the guru to The Beatles
 
Summary: He began to be known as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi around the year 1955. His devotees referred to him as His Holiness, and because he often laughed in TV interviews he was sometimes referred to as the "giggling guru".

Maude Nugent
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1877
 
Description: Composers, Actress, Author,USA
 
Summary: She was the wife of William Jerome. Songwriter ("Sweet Rosie O'Grady")composer, actress and author.

Melanie Chisholm
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK
 
Summary: She is also third after Lennon and McCartney for the most UK number-one singles by a British co-writer and is the only female to reach the UK number-one as part of a quintet, quartet, duo and as a solo artist.

Mort Shuman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 January 1938
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: While playing piano on some of Doc Pomus's recordings. In 1958 he and Pomus formed a partnership that lasted until 1965.

Ray Price
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1926
 
Description: Vocalist Composer
 
Summary: Country music hall of fame - 1996. Began his recording career in the fifties with a song ’JEALOUS LIES’

Ricky Van Shelton
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1952
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Ricky got the love for country music at the age of fourteen and also rock and roll.

Shirley Thoms
 
Date Born: Monday 12 January 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Yodeller, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Shirley is was mainly known for her Yodelling.

Tex Ritter
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 January 1905
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He is the father of Thomas Ritter and the late American actor of films and television star John Ritter who starred in "Three's Company".

Tom Ardolino
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 January 1955
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A rock drummer best known as a member of NRBQ (New Rhythm and Blues Quartet).

Trummy Young
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1912
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: With Sy Oliver, he wrote "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)", a hit for both Lunceford and Ella Fitzgerald in 1939.

Billy Gray
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 January 1938
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Gray still resides at the house in Topanga, located between Malibu and Santa Monica, California, which he purchased in 1957 at the height of his Father Knows Best popularity. The house has over the years become something of a "motorcycle museum".

Bobby Lester
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: Originally formed in their native Louisville, Kentucky as the Crazy Sounds

Boris Gardiner
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Gardiner was a member of 'The Upsetters' in Jamaica. He also had a hit with the song 'Elizebeth Reggae' in 1970.

Brad Hawkins
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Dallas, Texas. He with his mother moved to Summerville, South Carolina.

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.

Daevid Allen
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 January 1938
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1960, inspired by the Beat Generation writers he had discovered whilst working in a Melbourne bookshop.

Danny Barker
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1909
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Banjo, Ukelele, USA
 
Summary: He was a rhythm guitarist for some of the best bands of the day, including Cab Calloway, Lucky Millinder and Benny Carter throughout the 1930s.

David Platz
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1929
 
Description: Manager and music founder Essex Music, USA
 
Summary: He also founded two record labels, Fly and Cube, and, from 1973 to 1986, served as a publisher director of the Performing Rights Society

James Lomenzo
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 January 1959
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: He played bass with White Lion from 1984 to 1991, and later with Zakk Wylde's side-project Lynyrd Skynhead who evolved into Pride & Glory and released one 1994 album.

Jason James
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 January 1981
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: The band released its second album, Scream Aim Fire, in 2008.

John Lees
 
Date Born: Monday 13 January 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Educated at Robin Hill Secondary Modern and Breeze Hill Comprehensive, John went on to study at Oldham School Of Art, where he met Woolly Wolstenholme in 1964.

Julia Louis-dreyfus
 
Date Born: Friday 13 January 1961
 
Description: Actress, Comedian. USA
 
Summary: Louis-Dreyfus subsequently became one of the cast members on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985, tying with current cast member Abby Elliot as the youngest female cast member in the history of the program.

Lester Sill
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1918
 
Description: Management, Producer, USA
 
Summary: He worked with Leiber and Stoller co founder of Phillies Records.

Melba Liston
 
Date Born: Monday 13 January 1936
 
Description: Trombonist, compositions, musical arrangementsUSA
 
Summary: Melba Liston’s musical style reflects bebop and post-bop sensibilities, not surprising given her stints working with such major bop figures as Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey.

Paul Kelly
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 January 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Paul Kelly’s inroads on Australian music has been very significant in towards,completely being original.

Richard Addinsell
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1904
 
Description: Composer of songs, UK
 
Summary: A British composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight (also known under the later title Suicide Squadron).

Robert Stack
 
Date Born: Monday 13 January 1919
 
Description: Actor, US
 
Summary: He credits Lombard with giving him many tips on acting and with being his mentor. Lombard was killed in a plane crash.

Sophie Tucker
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1884
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: She was born Sonia Kalish to a Jewish family in Tsarist Russia. Her family emigrated to the United States when she was an infant.

Tim Kelly
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 January 1963
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Kelly was a self-taught guitar player and began his music career around the sixth grade. He was inspired by other guitarists such as Rick Derringer and Peter Frampton.

Trace Adkins
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 January 1962
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Adkins musical interest came at an early age, when his father taught him to play the guitar. In high school, he joined a gospel music group called the New Commitments. Later, Adkins went on to study at Louisiana Tech University; after graduation, he took up work at an oil rig.

William Duckworth
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1943
 
Description: Pianist,
 
Summary: His other notable compositions include Thirty-One Days (1987), for alto saxophone, and Southern Harmony (1980-1981)

Alain Toussaint
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1938
 
Description: Composer. Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Toussaint collaborated with Paul McCartney and Wings for their hit album Venus and Mars. Two years later, Glen Campbell covered Toussaint's "Southern Nights" and carried the song to Number One on the Pop, Country and Adult-Contemporary Charts.

Bebe Daniels
 
Date Born: Monday 14 January 1901
 
Description: Actress, singer, USA
 
Summary: One of her earliest roles was that of Dorothy in the oldest known surviving screen version of L. Frank Baum's well-known novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.'

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

Billy Walker
 
Date Born: Monday 14 January 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Nicknamed The Tall Texan, Walker had six number one hits, 32 top ten hits and more than 100 charted records during a nearly 60-year career; and was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Busta Cherry Jones
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 January 1951
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: Busta Jones can be heard on Bombers' "(Everybody) Get Dancin'" single and LP

Caterina Valente
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 January 1931
 
Description: Vocalist , Actress, Dancer, Italy
 
Summary: Caterina has worked with many stars that include Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Rich and so on.

Charlie Tumahai
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Bass, Composer, New Zealand
 
Summary: An acclaimed bass player and singer originally from New Zealand.

Clarence Carter
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Married Candy Staton.He and Staton divorced in the eighties.

Col Edmonds
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1938
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, AU
 
Summary: One of the well known country performers throughout Australia.

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’

Jack Jones
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Son of singer Alan Jones who mainly appeared in the ’Marx Brothers Films’.

Joe Seneca
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1919
 
Description: Vocalists, Composer, Actor
 
Summary: He was also a songwriter and had big hits with Talk to Me which was sung by Little Willie John and "Break It to Me Gently".

Joy Mckean
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1930
 
Description: Singer, Composer of music, Australian
 
Summary: Known as the "grand lady" of Australian country music, McKean is recognised as one of Australia's leading song writers and bush balladeers and wrote several of Dusty's most popular songs.[

Kenny Wheeler
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1930
 
Description: Trombonist, Canada
 
Summary: Wheeler has written over one hundred compositions and is a skilled arranger for small groups and larger ensembles.

Lamar Williams
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1949
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He played for "The Allman Brothers Band" in late 1972 after the death of original bassist Berry Oakley.

Larry Golder
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 January 1951
 
Description: Guitarist, Arranger, Musical Director. Australia
 
Summary: Larry regularly taught master classes in guitar, for the University of Adelaide.

Mike Tramp
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 January 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA, Australia
 
Summary: In 2006 Tramp's White Lion toured Europe in November and December of 2006 and toured the USA & two European festivals in Europe in the summer of 2007.

Richard Briers
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 January 1934
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life (1975–78), that he became a household name. In the 1980s he starred in Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–89), and he had a leading role in Monarch of the Glen (2000–02).

Russ Columbo
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 January 1908
 
Description: Actor, Singer, Violinist, USA
 
Summary: He started playing the violin while still very young, and debuted professionally at the age of 13.

Slick Rick
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 January 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Born Jamaica moving to England then to the USA.

T-bone Burnett
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 January 1948
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, Producer
 
Summary: In 1987, Burnett produced Roy Orbison's two-record album, In Dreams: The Greatest Hits. After that, Burnett was the musical director and a guitarist for Orbison's HBO television special, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night.

Tim Harris
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 January 1948
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: They charted with ’Build Me Up Buttercup’

Zakk Wylde
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 January 1967
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocals, USA
 
Summary: He was the lead guitarist and vocalist in Pride & Glory, who released one self-titled album in 1994 before disbanding. As a solo artist he released Book of Shadows in 1996.

Belinda Chapple
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Belinda started her dance career at the age of 13, and spent the next four years at the Johnny Young Talent School.

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.

Charo
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Comedienne, USA
 
Summary: Taught guitar by the famous Adres Segovia.

Earl Hooker
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1930
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Hooker made his first recordings mainly 78 rpm and 45 rpm records in 1952

Frank Thornton
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 January 1921
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He appeared alongside Benny Hill, Frankie Howerd, Harry Worth, Reg Varney and Spike Milligan in their comedy shows. He appeared in five episodes of Steptoe and Son during its original run from 1962 to 1965, and in 1973 appeared in the film Steptoe and Son Ride Again.

Gene Krupa
 
Date Born: Friday 15 January 1909
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Many consider Krupa to be one of the most influential drummers of his time in with regard to the development of the drum kit. He used Slingerland drums. But he had already made history in 1927 as the first kit drummer ever to record using a bass drum pedal.

Johnny Grande
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1930
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known as a member of Bill Haley's backing band 'The Comets'.

Lloyd Bridges
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1913
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Bridges gained wide recognition as Mike Nelson, the main character in the television series Sea Hunt, which ran from 1958-1961.

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

Melvin Gale
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 January 1952
 
Description: Celloist, UK
 
Summary: He was a Cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra from 1975 replacing Mike Edwards. He had also played with the London Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Opera Company.

Obo Addy
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1936
 
Description: Drummer, Ghanaian
 
Summary: Obo Addy, one of the key originators of the seminal musical movement now known as "Worldbeat," is a prominent member of the first generation of African musicians

Pete Waterman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 January 1947
 
Description: Composer of songs, UK
 
Summary: To date, Waterman has scored a total of twenty two UK number one singles with his various acts and he claims upwards of 500 million sales worldwide. Documented 2009.

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

Ronnie Van Zant
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was the lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of the Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Barbara Lynn
 
Date Born: Friday 16 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She appeared at the Apollo Theatre, twice on American Bandstand, and even had her song "Oh Baby (We've Got A Good Thing Goin')" recorded by The Rolling Stones.

Bob Bogle
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 January 1934
 
Description: Guitarist, Bassist, US
 
Summary: Bogle was the lead guitarist and later bassist of the group.

Bob Kulick
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1950
 
Description: Producer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bob Kulick has been a member of the Neverland Express, Meat Loaf's touring band, on and off for years, and has appeared on several Meat Loaf albums, most notably on 1984's "Bad Attitude".

Damo Suzuki
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1950
 
Description: Vocalist. Japan
 
Summary: A German Based Rock Group.

George "smitty" Smith
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Manhattans, originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, formed in 1962 with members:

Irving Mills
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 January 1894
 
Description: Vocalist, Music Publisher, Film Producer, USA
 
Summary: Mills was one of the first to record black and white musicians together, using twelve white musicians and the Duke Ellington Orchestra on a 12" 78 rpm disc performing St. Louis Blues.

Jim Stafford
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He co-hosted “Those Amazing Animals” with Burgess Meredith and Priscilla Presley, and also hosted 56 episodes of “Nashville on the Road”

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.

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

Nick Valensi
 
Date Born: Friday 16 January 1981
 
Description: Guitariist, USA
 
Summary: The Strokes released their debut album Is This It in the US in October 2001 on RCA.

Paul Raven
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1961
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Raven's replaced original Killing Joke bassist Youth in mid 1982, just in time for the North American tour documented on the Ha! live EP.

Raymond Philips
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The group charted with the Mickie Most produced ’TOBACCO ROAD’ 1964.

Richard Elliot
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 January 1960
 
Description: Saxophonist
 
Summary: Elliot is known for his zebra-striped tenor saxophone.

Ronnie Milsap
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Voted CMA country vocalst of the year in 1974.

Roy Lanham
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 January 1923
 
Description: Gutarist, USA
 
Summary: Roy saw his creative peak with his own band The Whipperwhills during the 1940s and unbelievably his work with this amazing band was never released until two years ago when the Bloodshot label made the recordings available on Hard Life Blues.

Sade
 
Date Born: Friday 16 January 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Nigeria
 
Summary: Debut album Diamond Life, in 1984, and have subsequently sold over 50 million albums.

Betty White
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 January 1922
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: White has won seven Emmy Awards, three American Comedy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990), and two Viewers For Quality Television Awards.

Cedar Walton
 
Date Born: Friday 17 January 1936
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Walton grew up in Dallas, Texas. His mother was an aspiring concert pianist, and was Walton's initial teacher. She also took him to jazz performances around Dallas.

Chris Montez
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Montez grew up in Hawthorne, California, influenced by the Latino flavored music of his community and the success of Ritchie Valens.

Eartha Kitt
 
Date Born: Monday 17 January 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA

Francoise Hardy
 
Date Born: Monday 17 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, French
 
Summary: Hardy is mentioned in a poem by Bob Dylan "Some other kinds of songs" on the cover of his LP "Another Side of Bob Dylan".

Grady Martin
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 January 1929
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1951, he signed with Decca Records with own country-jazz band, Grady Martin and the Slew Foot Five.

Ita Butrose
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1942
 
Description: Magazine editor, fashion journalist
 
Summary: She was the founding editor of Cleo, a high-circulation magazine aimed at women aged 20 to 40.

James Earl Jones
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1931
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His first film role was as a young and trim B-52 crewman in Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in 1964 which was more famous for the work of Peter Sellers and Slim Pickens.

Jim Carrey
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 January 1962
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: His first working job and getting paid was support act for singer Linda Ronstadt. He later dated Ronstadt for some time. P/E

Mack Sennett
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1880
 
Description: Film producer, Singer, Dancer, Canada
 
Summary: Sennett has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Also in 2004, he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

Mick Taylor
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1948
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter, UK
 
Summary: An English musician best known as the former guitarist for The Rolling Stones.

Muhammad Ali
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1942
 
Description: Boxer, USA
 
Summary: Muhammad Ali defeated every top heavyweight in his era, which has been called the golden age of heavyweight boxing.

Paul Young
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 January 1956
 
Description: Vocalist,UK
 
Summary: Paul was born in Luton, England. He has an older brother Mark and a younger sister Joanne.

Sid Catlett
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 January 1917
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A jazz drummer often referred to as "Big Sid Catlett" because of his large frame.

Steve Earle
 
Date Born: Monday 17 January 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was the eldest son of Jack Earle, an air traffic controller, and Barbara Earle.

Susanna Hoffs
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Hoffs attended Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. In 1980, she graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art.

Zooey Deschanel
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 January 1980
 
Description: Actress, model, singer-songwriter, musician
 
Summary: American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her breakout role as young protagonist William Miller's rebellious older sister Anita in Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous.

Al Perkins
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 January 1944
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The Gibson guitar company called Perkins "the world's most influential Dobro player", and even began producing an "Al Perkins Signature" Dobro in 2001 - designed and autographed by Perkins.

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.

Bobby Herne
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 January 1938
 
Description: Guitarist, Producer, USA

Carl Mccoy
 
Date Born: Friday 18 January 1963
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: McCoy is well known for his mystical and occult-based lyrics and beliefs.

Cary Grant
 
Date Born: Monday 18 January 1904
 
Description: Actor, USA, UK
 
Summary: In 2001 a statue of Grant was erected in Millennium Square, a regenerated area next to the harbour in his city of birth, Bristol, England.

Damien Leith
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 January 1976
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Ireland
 
Summary: As a teenager he formed a family band, "Leaf", with his sister Áine and brothers Paul and Darren.

Danny Kaye
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 January 1913
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist. Comedian, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: A celebrated American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His best known performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire nonsense songs. Kaye starred in 17 movies, notably The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Inspector General (1949), Hans Christian Andersen (1952), White Christmas (1954), and – perhaps his most accomplished performance – The Court Jester (1956).

David Greenslade
 
Date Born: Monday 18 January 1943
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Mystic has also released Greenslade Live (1973-75) and Dave Greenslade's solo album, "Going South" (1999).

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.

Joanna Newsom
 
Date Born: Monday 18 January 1982
 
Description: Harpist, USA
 
Summary: Newsom was first taught to play the Celtic harp by a local teacher in Nevada City.

Kevin Costner
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 January 1955
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Costner was honored on September 6, 2006, when his hand and foot prints were set in concrete in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre along side other great actors and entertainers.

Oliver Hardy
 
Date Born: Monday 18 January 1892
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appear on the Beatles "Sgt Pepper" cover.

Ray Dolby
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 January 1933
 
Description: American engineer
 
Summary: Dolby was born in Portland, Oregon. He was raised in San Francisco, California and attended Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California.

Rodgers Grant
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 January 1936
 
Description: Pianist. Composer, USA
 
Summary: He composed the title track on Hubert Laws's Grammy-nominated album Morning Star (1973).

 
 
 
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