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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.

Dianne Wiest
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 March 1948
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Under Woody Allen's direction, Wiest won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Hannah and Her Sisters in 1987 and Bullets Over Broadway in 1995.

Dirk Bogarde
 
Date Born: Monday 28 March 1921
 
Description: Actor, Author
 
Summary: Bogarde was born in London, of Dutch and Scottish ancestry. His father, Ulric van den Bogaerde born in Perry Barr, Birmingham, was the art editor of The Times and his mother Margaret Niven was a former actress.

Freddie Bartholomew
 
Date Born: Friday 28 March 1924
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Born Frederick Llewellyn March, as an infant he was handed into the care of his aunt, Millicent Bartholomew, by his disinterested parents.

John Evans
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 March 1948
 
Description: Keyboards, UK
 
Summary: His mother was a piano teacher and John began piano lessons at home so, when at Blackpool Grammar school aged fifteen, he was noticed by Ian Anderson as a likely recruit for the beat group formed out of some of Ian's class mates.

Jon Lee - (drummer)
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 March 1968
 
Description: Guitarist, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He took up playing the drums, having acquired a drum kit in his teens.

Lady Gaga
 
Date Born: Friday 28 March 1986
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: As of May 2010, Gaga has sold over 15 million albums and over 40 million singles worldwide.

Michael Parkinson
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 March 1935
 
Description: Broadcaster and journalist
 
Summary: He is one of the figures on the cover of the Wings album Band on the Run. He was responsible for "discovering" jazz pianist Jamie Cullum, among others.

Reba Mcentire
 
Date Born: Monday 28 March 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor , Composer, USA
 
Summary: She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall.

Rodney Atkins
 
Date Born: Friday 28 March 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Rodney Atkins was born in Tennessee, and put up for adoption not long after his birth.His adoptive mother had been raised in a coal mining family near a tannery camp, and his dad survived an upbringing marked by poverty and episodes of abuse.

Roy Webb
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 March 1937
 
Description: Mandolinist, USA
 
Summary: An original member of the bluegrass group "The Dillards".

T Bone Walker
 
Date Born: Monday 28 March 1910
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was influenced by Dallas's Blind Lemon Jefferson, the local string bands that his stepfather played with and the classic blues sound of blues/gospel singers, such as, Ida Cox and Ma Rainey. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked him at #47 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". On the 2011 list of Rolling Stone magazine's "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" Walker had dropped to #67.

Tony Barber
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 March 1940
 
Description: TV Host, Vocalist, Australia.
 
Summary: His greatest success was "Sale of The Century" in 1980 to 1991. Tony Barber won a Gold Logie in 1973 for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television.

Albert Von Tilzer
 
Date Born: Friday 29 March 1878
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: As a young man he worked briefly at his older brother Harry Von Tilzer's publishing company, and Albert's earliest songs were published by Harry.

Arthur Oconnell
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 March 1908
 
Description: Actor. USA
 
Summary: In 1962 O'Connell portrayed the father of Elvis Presley's character in the motion picture Follow That Dream.

Astrid Gilberto
 
Date Born: Friday 29 March 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Brazilian
 
Summary: Astrud Gilberto was born Astrud Weinert the daughter of a Brazilian mother and a German father in the state of Bahia, Brasil, and was raised in Rio de Janeiro.

Billy Thorpe
 
Date Born: Friday 29 March 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Manchester, Billy Thorpe and his parents emigrated to Australia in 1955, arriving in Melbourne, Victoria and settling in Brisbane, Queensland. He performed as a youth under the pseudonym 'Little Rock Allen'.

Bobby Kimball
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 March 1947
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1974, Bobby Kimball left Louisiana and moved to Los Angeles where he joined 3 members from the defunct band, Three Dog Night.

Chad Allan
 
Date Born: Monday 29 March 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Canada
 
Summary: A Canadian musician and founding member of The Guess Who.

Eden Kane
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 March 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Like Cliff Richard and Engelbert Humperdinck, Eden Kane was born in India, but returned to Britain as a child.

Elle Macpherson
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 March 1964
 
Description: Actress, Model, Fashion
 
Summary: Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow in Cronulla, New South Wales, the daughter of Peter Gow a former club president of Sydney rugby league club the Cronulla Sharks. She is the eldest of four children.

John Keen
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 March 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer
 
Summary: He is famous among fans of The Who for writing "Armenia City in the Sky" for the group.

John Popper
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 March 1967
 
Description: Guitarist
 
Summary: Popper is a founding member of Blues Traveler, serving as the band's front man with lead vocals and harmonica.

Moon Mullican
 
Date Born: Monday 29 March 1909
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1976, he was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Pearl Bailey
 
Date Born: Friday 29 March 1918
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was born in Southampton County, Virginia, to Rev. Joseph and Ella Mae Bailey.

Sidney Arodin
 
Date Born: Friday 29 March 1901
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: Clarinetist Sidney Arodin is best remembered to today as the writer of the song Lazy River.

Terry Jacks
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 March 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Producer
 
Summary: Growing up as part of the hippie generation, a teenage Jacks migrated to the west coast where, as a guitarist and singer, he joined a Vancouver, British Columbia, band called The Chessmen.

Toni Lamond
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 March 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: As a little girl, her mum and dad were travelling vaudeville stars. The lure of greasepaint and applause was her own prompt to hit the road as a comedian and singer.

Vangelis
 
Date Born: Monday 29 March 1943
 
Description: Comoser,
 
Summary: He began composing at the age of four, and is largely a self-taught musician. He refused to take traditional piano lessons, and throughout his career did not have substantial knowledge of reading or writing musical notation.

Adam Goldstein
 
Date Born: Friday 30 March 1973
 
Description: DJ, Remixer, Drummer
 
Summary: When Goldstein was 20 years old, he started deejaying, which he'd been obsessed with since seeing Herbie Hancock do the song “Rockit” at the Grammy Awards.

Al Goodman
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 March 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One major pop hit with "Love on a Two Way Street", but they had many years of successful singles on the R&B charts

Celine Dion
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 March 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: Born to a large, impoverished family in Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record.

Dave Ball
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 March 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: David J Ball became a member of "Procol Harum", "Big Bertha", and afterwards played with Long John Baldry.

Dave Hole
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 March 1948
 
Description: Slide Guitar
 
Summary: Hailed as the newest guitar wizard and comparing him to such greats as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King.

Deborah Byrne
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 March 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Byrne's first Australian television guest appearance as a featured solo artist was on The Graham Kennedy Show at the age of fifteen.

Eric Clapton
 
Date Born: Friday 30 March 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The son of 16 year old Patricia Molly Clapton and Edward Walter Fryer, a 24 year old soldier from Montréal, Canada.Clapton grew up with his grandmother, Rose, and her second husband Jack, believing they were his parents and that his mother was his older sister.

Frankie Laine
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 March 1913
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: born to Giovanni and Cresenzia LoVecchio. His parents had emigrated from Monreale, Sicily to Chicago's "Little Italy", where his father worked at one time as the personal barber for gangster Al Capone.

Graeme Edge
 
Date Born: Monday 30 March 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Born in Staffordshire, England) is best known as the drummer and a songwriter for the Moody Blues.

Jay Traynor
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 March 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Traynor left the Americans going solo and releasing several records.

Jim Dandy Mangrum
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 March 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Founder of southern rock group "Black Oak Arkansas" formed in 1965 in Black Oak, Arkansas.

Lene Lovich
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 March 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Lovich was born Lili-Marlene Premilovich in Detroit, Michigan to a British mother and a Serbian father.

Mc Hammer
 
Date Born: Friday 30 March 1962
 
Description: Rap Musician, USA
 
Summary: Burrell wanted to be a professional baseball player, but he did not catch on in any professional organization.

Norah Jones
 
Date Born: Friday 30 March 1979
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, Pianist,
 
Summary: Jones has become one of the most successful recording artists of the decade since 2000, racking up sales of more than 16 million records in the US and 36 million records worldwide.

Piers Morgan
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 March 1965
 
Description: Broadcaster, panellist, journalist, talk show host
 
Summary: In the United Kingdom he worked as a writer and editor for several British tabloids, including The Sun, News of the World, and Daily Mirror, and was a judge on Britain's Got Talent.

Randy Van Warmer
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 March 1955
 
Description: Singer, songwriter
 
Summary: An American songwriter and guitarist. His biggest success was the pop hit, "Just When I Needed You Most".

Robbie Coltrane
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 March 1950
 
Description: Actor
 
Summary: Coltrane moved into acting in his early twenties, taking the stage name Coltrane (in tribute to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane) and working in theatre and stand-up comedy.

Rolf Harris
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 March 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Comic, Composer, Painter, Australia,
 
Summary: Named after Rolf Boldrewood, an Australian writer his mother admired, he was born in Bassendean, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, Australia, to Cromwell Harris and Agnes Margaret Harris who had emigrated from Wales.

Sonny Boy Williamson
 
Date Born: Monday 30 March 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One of the founding members of the post-War Chicago blues scene, Sonny Boy Williamson did more to popularize the harmonica than any of his contemporaries.

Ted Heath
 
Date Born: Friday 30 March 1900
 
Description: Band Leader, trombonist, UK
 
Summary: Heath was born at 76 Atheldene Avenue, Wandsworth, South London.

Tracy Chapman
 
Date Born: Monday 30 March 1964
 
Description: Singer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Grammy Award for Best New Artist 1989.

Warren Beatty
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 March 1937
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in Richmond, Virginia's Bellevue neighborhood. His mother, Kathlyn Corinne, was a Nova Scotia-born drama teacher, and his father, Ira Owens Beaty, was a professor of psychology, as well as public school administrator and real estate agent.

Angus Young
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 March 1955
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Young developed his trademark schoolboy image. Before settling on the schoolboy costume.The original uniform was reputedly from his secondary school, Ashfield Boys High School in Sydney.

Anita Carter
 
Date Born: Friday 31 March 1933
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Anita Carter, who sang and played stand-up bass with the Carter Sisters, the legendary country music act.

Christopher Walken
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 March 1943
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Walken made his feature film debut with a small role opposite Sean Connery in Sidney Lumet's The Anderson Tapes.

Freddie Green
 
Date Born: Friday 31 March 1911
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Played with the Count Basie Orchestra during the late 30’s and the 40’s.

Gabe Kaplan
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 March 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He is best known for his role as Gabriel "Gabe" Kotter in the 1970s sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter, but he has become more visible in recent years in relation to the popularity of poker.

Graham Cornes
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 March 1948
 
Description: Radio Host,Vocalist, Australian Rules Footballer

Henry Spinetti
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 March 1951
 
Description: Drummer, Wales
 
Summary: He played on Gerry Rafferty's single, "Baker Street", and also played in the 2002 memorial concert for George Harrison, "The Concert For George".

Herb Alpert
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 March 1937
 
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Alpert began trumpet lessons at about the age of eight and played at dances as a teenager. In 1957, Alpert teamed up with Lou Adler, another burgeoning lyricist, as a songwriter for Keen Records.

Hoyt Hawkins
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 March 1927
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: In the year 2001, the Jordanaires celebrated their 51st year in the music business and their election to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

John D Loudermilk
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 March 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Loudermilk grew up in a family who were members of the Salvation Army faith and was influenced by the church singing. His cousins Ira and Charlie Loudermilk were known professionally as the Louvin Brothers.

Johnny Diesel
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 March 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Two of his albums reached #1 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums Charts, Hepfidelity in 1992 and The Lobbyist in 1993

Jon Poulos
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 March 1948
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Original drummer of American rock band "The Buckinghams" which saw enormous radio popularity in 1967.

Joseph Haydn
 
Date Born: Monday 31 March 1732
 
Description: Composer, Violinist and Keyboardist, Austria
 
Summary: Joseph Haydn was the brother of Michael Haydn, himself a highly regarded composer, and Johann Evangelist Haydn, a tenor

Lefty Frizzell
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 March 1928
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Frizzell began playing the guitar as a young boy. By age 12, he was appearing regularly on a children's show at local radio station KELD-AM.

Michelle Nicastro
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 March 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was 50 years old. "For the Good of Our Country", an episode of The Event that originally aired November 15, 2010, is dedicated to her memory.

Mick Ralphs
 
Date Born: Friday 31 March 1944
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Mick Ralphs is an English guitarist who was a founding member of 1970s rock bands, Mott the Hoople and Bad Company.

Red Norva
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 March 1908
 
Description: Vibraphonist, USA
 
Summary: He played with bands such as the ’Paul Whiteman Orchestra’. One of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as "Mr. Swing". He helped establish the xylophone, marimba and later the vibraphone as viable jazz instruments.

Richard Chamberlain
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 March 1935
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Chamberlain was born in Beverly Hills, California to salesman Charles and Elsa Chamberlain.

Ryan Bingham
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 March 1981
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: 2010, Bingham was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind" at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards.

Sean Hopper
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 March 1953
 
Description: Keyboardist , Vocals, Actor
 
Summary: Sean has played in bands longer than any other member of "The News", his first band being the "Round the Bend Blues Band".

Shirley Jones
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 March 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Jones and her son Shaun Cassidy are the only mother and son to each have a song reach number one on the Billboard Charts. Jones hit #1 with The Partridges "I Think I Love You" in 1970 (sung with stepson David Cassidy). Shaun followed that in 1977 with "Da Do Ron Ron."

Thijs Van Leer
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 March 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboards
 
Summary: Van Leer received his first flute at the age of eleven from his father, a classical flautist.

Adolph Rickenbacker
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1886
 
Description: Manufaturer, USA
 
Summary: His cousin was flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker.Swiss-American who founded the Rickenbacker guitar company.

Alberta Hunter
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1895
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Memphis, she left home while still in her early teens and settled in Chicago, Illinois. There, she peeled potatoes by day and hounded club owners by night, determined to land a singing job.

Ali Macgraw
 
Date Born: Friday 1 April 1938
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born to an Irish-American father, whom she described as "violent" and a Jewish mother, she has one sibling, a brother.

Amos Milburn
 
Date Born: Friday 1 April 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Houston, one of thirteen children, by the age of five Milburn was playing tunes on the piano. He enlisted in the United States Navy when he was fifteen and earned thirteen battle stars in the Philippines, before returning to Houston and organizing a sixteen-piece band playing in Houston clubs.

Arthur Conley
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Arthur was raised in Atlanta and first recorded for the NRG label as Arthur And The Corvets.

Debbie Reynolds
 
Date Born: Friday 1 April 1932
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: The second child of Raymond Francis Reynolds 1903-1986, a carpenter for Southern Pacific Railroad, and Maxine Harman. 1913-1999.

Eddie Duchin
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1909
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He first became a pharmacist before turning full-time to music and beginning his new career with Leo Reisman's orchestra at the Central Park Casino in New York.

Frank Gari
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A popular singer and songwriter from the late 1950s and early 1960s. YOUTUBE: Frank Gari - Princess (1961) Charted at #30 on Billboard Hot 100 in July 1961.

Gina Jeffreys
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: She has often been called Australia's "Queen of Country" and has won numerous Australian country music awards. She is recognised as Australia's most successful female country singer. She began playing guitar at 12.

Jane Powell
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1956 Powell recorded a song, "True Love", that rose to 15 on the Billboard charts and 107 on the pop charts for that year. This was her only single to make the charts.

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.

Jim Ed Brown
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 April 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1956, The Browns were signed by RCA, an association which would last until the group disbanded in 1967.

Jimmie Logsdon
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 April 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A popular country and rockabilly singer, songwriter and radio and TV personality in the 1950s and '60s.

Jimmy Cliff
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Jamaica
 
Summary: Cliff also appeared as Jamaican musician and revolutionary Ernest Reed in the 1986 comedy Club Paradise, co-starring with Robin Williams and Peter O'Toole.

John Butler
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 April 1975
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The "Million Dollar Hippie" nickname stems from his status on the BRW Rich List. In 2004, John Butler first made the BRW Rich List with reported earnings of 2.4 million dollars.

Kenny Buttrey
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 April 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Buttrey was born in Nashville, Tennessee, became a professional musician at age 11 and went on his first world tour at the age of 14 with Chet Atkins.

Lionel Batiste
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 April 1931
 
Description: Singer, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He began his music career at the age of 11 playing bass drum with the Square Deal Social & Pleasure Club.

Lucille Bogan
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1897
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was born Lucille Anderson in Amory, Mississippi in 1897, and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1916 she married Nazareth Lee Bogan, a railwayman, and gave birth to a son.

Phil Carr
 
Date Born: Friday 1 April 1949
 
Description: Bassist, Vocalist, Australian
 
Summary: Phil is probably remebered for his time in the Adelaide band "The Harts" and also "Trick" during the sixties.

Ronnie Lane
 
Date Born: Monday 1 April 1946
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Bassist
 
Summary: Lane moved to Texas in 1984, where the climate was more beneficial to his health, and continued playing, writing, and recording. He formed an American version of Slim Chance, which was, as always, a loose-knit conglomeration of available musicians.

Simon Cowe
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 April 1948
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The group began as the Downtown Faction, but soon changed their name to Brethren. In 1968, after hearing of an American group of the same name, they were rechristened Lindisfarne after the island of the same name off the Northumbrian coast.

Alec Guinness
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1914
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Born in 1914 in London as Alec Guinness de Cuffe. Under the column for name where the first names only are usually stated, his birth certificate says "Alec Guinness".

Billy Dean
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1942
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, actor, USA
 
Summary: Singer and songwriter and the nephew of the late legendary Jimmy Dean.

Booker Little
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1938
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He studied at the Chicago Conservatory from 1956 to 1958 and it was during this time that he worked with leading local musicians such as Johnny Griffin.

Buddy Ebsen
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1908
 
Description: Actor, Dancer, Singer
 
Summary: His father, Christian Rudolf Ebsen, Sr., was Danish and his mother, Frances, was Latvian. He was raised in Belleville until age 10, when his family moved to Palm Beach County,

Chico Slimani
 
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1971
 
Description: Violinist, Welsh
 
Summary: Chico is involved with a production company called Unity Films, and his daughter appeared in one of their short films, Left Holding Baby, for which Chico composed the music.

David Macrae
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 April 1940
 
Description: Keyboards, NZ
 
Summary: MacRae studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music and then worked in Australia in the 1960s as an arranger for Festival Records.

David Mason - Trumpet
 
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1926
 
Description: Trumpeter, UK
 
Summary: On 17 January 1967 at Abbey Road Studios Mason recorded the piccolo trumpet solo which is a prominent part of The Beatles' song Penny Lane.

Dimitris Mitropanos
 
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Greek
 
Summary: In 1967, Mitropanos recorded his first album with the song "Thessaloniki." This followed the recording of "Chameni Paschalia", a song that was censored by the Greek military junta and thus never released.

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

Jack Webb
 
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1920
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Webb grew up poor in the Bunker Hill slum section of Los Angeles to a Jewish father and a Roman Catholic mother; he was reared Roman Catholic.

Kenny Moore
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 April 1952
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Kenny was born in Sumter (South Carolina) in 1951, at the early age of 4 he starts playing piano. His firs music school was listening to his mother and aunt playing the piano.

Kurt Winter
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 April 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, Canadian
 
Summary: He co-wrote several songs with group leader Burton Cummings, including Winter's personal favorite, Runnin' Back To Saskatoon.

Larry Coryell
 
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Texas. After graduating from Richland High School in eastern Washington, he moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. In 1965, Coryell moved to New York City where he became part of Chico Hamilton's quintet, replacing Gabor Szabo.

Leon Russell
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011, at a black-tie dinner at The Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan.

Linda Hunt
 
Date Born: Monday 2 April 1945
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of Elsie (née Doying), a piano teacher who taught at the Westport School of Music and accompanied the Saugatuck Congregational Church choir, and Raymond Davy Hunt, the long-time vice president of Harper Fuel Oil in Long Island.

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.

Paul Gambaccini
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1949
 
Description: Broadcaster on BBC Radio 1 in 1973
 
Summary: "The Great Gambo" as he was later known, started broadcasting on BBC Radio 1 in 1973 as a music reporter.

Ron Palillo
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1949
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ronald Gabriel "Ron" Paolillo was an American television and film actor and teacher. He was best known as Arnold Horshack on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter

Warner Mack
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Warner is one of the few musicians actually born in Nashville. His parents were both Tennessee natives, and his father was a minister.

Alec Baldwin
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1958
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The son of Carol Newcomb and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr, a high school history/social studies teacher and American football coach.

Barry Pritchard
 
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Barry Pritchard had the high voice, was sensational. His high notes really made the song "Caroline".

Billy Joe Royal
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Royal became a local star at Savannah, Georgia's Bamboo Ranch in the 1950s and 1960s.

Cobie Smulders
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 April 0198
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: A Canadian actress and former model, known for her role as Robin Scherbatsky on the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.

Criss Oliva
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 April 1963
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Criss was the youngest of four children, the next eldest being brother Jon Oliva, with whom he formed the band.His family moved around the country during his childhood, stopping off in California before making Florida their home.

David Hyde Pierce
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1959
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Pierce was born the youngest child of Laura Marie and George Hyde Pierce, who was an insurance agent and aspiring actor.

Dee Murray
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 April 1946
 
Description: Bassist, PIanist, UK
 
Summary: Murray was a talented musician whose gift for melody, placement, and an understated, yet profound technique plus his standout work as a backing vocalist puts him in an elite class among rock bassists.

Doris Day
 
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1922
 
Description: Vocalist , Actress, USA
 
Summary: Doris Day was born to Alma France Welz and William/Wilhelm Kappelhoff; three of her grandparents were German immigrants, at least one of them was gay. The youngest of three, she had two brothers, Richard, who died before she was born and Paul, a gay boy was a few years older.

Eddie Murphy
 
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1961
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1982, Murphy made his big screen debut in the film 48 Hrs. with Nick Nolte.

Gill Robbins
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1931
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was the father of actor and director, Tim Robbins.

Irvin Drake
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1919
 
Description: Composer of music, lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Ervin Drake had his first song published at age 12, in 1931.

James Miley
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1903
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Miley was born into a musical family. At the age of six he and his family moved to New York City where, as a child he occasionally sang for money on the streets, and later, at the age of fourteen, studied to play the trombone and cornet.

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.

Jeff Barry
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 April 1938
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich stamped their names in song from the late fifties.

Joe Vann
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 April 1943
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: The vocal group recorded a cover version of ’You Belong To Me’ in the fifties.

John Mooney
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 April 1955
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1981, he formed his own band Bluesiana with whom he has been recording and touring with since.

Leona Lewis
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 April 1985
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Leona Lewis was born in Highbury, in the London borough of Islington, to parents Aural Josiah, an Afro-Caribbean Guyanese youth worker, and Maria Lewis, a social worker of Welsh descent.

Lois Wilkinson - The Caravelles
 
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The group charted with ’ YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BABY TO CRY’ in 1963

Marlon Brando
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He has appeared in many films such as "A Street Car Named Desire" "Guys and Dolls" - "Last Tango In Paris".

Peter Williams
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, New Zealand
 
Summary: Member of ROCKONZ Rock Hall of Fame - 2007.

Phillipe Wynne
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 April 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: R&B and attained some measure of success, singing with Bootsy Collins's Pacesetters in 1968

Richard Manuel
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 April 1945
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Richard Manuel was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. His father Ed was a Chrysler mechanic and his mother was a schoolteacher.

Scott Lafaro
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1936
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Born, Newark, New Jersey. From the late fifties to the early sixties LaFaro made fine recordings with Bill Evans.

Stuart Swanlund
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 April 1958
 
Description: Bassist, USA

Tony Orlando
 
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Formed 1970 New York City, Tony and the two girls made many inroads to popular music with much chart success.

Wayne Newton
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Newton was born to Evelyn Marie and Patrick Newton, who was an auto mechanic. His father was of Irish-Powhatan descent and his mother of German-Cherokee ancestry. While his father was in the U.S. Navy.

Anthony Perkins
 
Date Born: Monday 4 April 1932
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The son of Janet Esselstyn and stage and film actor James Ripley Osgood Perkins. He attended The Brooks School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Columbia University and Rollins College, having moved to Boston, Massachusetts after his father's death in 1942.

Berry Oakley
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 April 1948
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Oakley's bass guitar, nicknamed "The Biker Boy", was a Fender Jazz Bass with a Hagström pickup.

Billy Bob Thornton
 
Date Born: Monday 4 April 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Thornton was born the son of Virginia Roberta, a psychic, and Billy Ray Thornton, a high school history teacher and basketball coach.

Clive Davis
 
Date Born: Monday 4 April 1932
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Clive Davis has won three Grammy Awards. At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2000 he won Best Rock Album and Album of the Year for producing Carlos Santana's Supernatural.

Dave Hill
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 April 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In 1989 Dave Hill and Noddy Holder did a remake of The Everly Brother's hit song "Crying in the Rain."

Elmer Bernstein
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 April 1922
 
Description: Composer, Conductor Musical Direction, Films
 
Summary: His theme for The Magnificent Seven is also familiar to television viewers, as it was used in commercials for Marlboro cigarettes.

Frances Langford
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: While a young girl she required surgery on her throat, and as a result, she was forced to change her vocal style.

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.

Gary Moore
 
Date Born: Friday 4 April 1952
 
Description: Guitarist, Ireland
 
Summary: Moore played in Thin Lizzy for several periods and worked with Phil Lynott subsequently in his solo career.

Heath Ledger
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 April 1979
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Ledger's mother is descended from the Clan Campbell of Scotland and his father comes from a family well-known in Perth.

Jake Hanna
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1931
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A superior drummer equally at ease driving a big band or playing in small mainstream combos.

Jessie Baylin
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 April 1984
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Jessie's first album, "You" was an intimate, stylish amalgam of pop, jazz, blues, Western swing, and other rootsy styles.

Jill Scott
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 April 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Jill Scott's career began as a spoken word artist with live poetry readings.

Major Lance
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His one time backing group in the U.K. was a band by the name ’Bluesology’ with a young Reg Dwight (Elton John).

Mike Starr
 
Date Born: Monday 4 April 1966
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: In the mid 1980s Jerry Cantrell began a band called Diamond Lie which included drummer Sean Kinney and Starr on bass.

Muddy Waters
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 April 1915
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Waters's sound was basically Delta blues electrified, but his use of microtones, in both his vocals and slide playing, made it extremely difficult to duplicate and follow correctly.

Nigel Preston
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1959
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: He was a founding member of The Death Cult and The Cult.

Robert Downey Jr
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 April 1965
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 2007, Downey was cast as the title character in the comic book adaptation Iron Man which premiered in the spring of 2008, making almost $100 million in the United States and Canada.

Sam Moran
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 April 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Australian entertainer best known for having been a member of the children's band The Wiggles.

Sharon Sheeley
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 April 1940
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: American songwriter, born in California, who wrote songs for Glen Campbell, Ricky Nelson, Brenda Lee, and Sheeley's former fiancé, Eddie Cochran.

 
 
 
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