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Anita Baker
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An eight-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum rhythm and blues and soul singer and songwriter.

Clement Dodd
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 January 1932
 
Description: Record producer, Jamaica
 
Summary: Reggae music pioneer. Legendary music producer known as a highly influential figure in the development of Jamaican music and credited with launching the career of Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Corky Laing
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1948
 
Description: Drummer, Canada
 
Summary: A Canadian rock drummer, best known as a longtime member of pioneering American hard rock band Mountain.

Crawford Wethington
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1908
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A graduate of the Chicago College of Music. An early jazz saxophonist, Crawford Wethington's most significant musical associations were with trumpeter Louis Armstrong, and a popular dance band of the '30s.

David Briggs
 
Date Born: Friday 26 January 1951
 
Description: Guitariist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1976 he joined Little River Band. He wrote their hit single "Lonesome Loser", as well as "Happy Anniversary".

Don Wood
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 January 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Maryborough, Victoria, Auatralia.

Doug Ford
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 January 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia,
 
Summary: Born in Casino NSW Australia,He first came to prominence in the mid-1960s in Sydney as a member of the second incarnation of legendary Australian rock group The Missing Links (1965-66).

Eddie Van Halen
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 January 1955
 
Description: Guitarist,Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Edward Van Halen was born to Jan van Halen, a Dutch father, and Eugenia, a Javanese mother, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Van Halen family moved to Pasadena, California, United States, from the Netherlands in 1962.

Ellen Degeneres
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1958
 
Description: Actress, Television Host, USA
 
Summary: Born to Elliot DeGeneres, a salesman, and Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer.She is of French, English, German and Irish descent.P/E. She has won twelve Emmys and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

Huey Smith
 
Date Born: Friday 26 January 1934
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Huey's influence on New Orleans music in the mid 1950s was profound, and it was often said Huey Piano Smith’s band was like a finishing school for Nola singers and musicians.

Jimmy Van Heusen
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1913
 
Description: Pianst, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He also worked as a part time test pilot for Lockheed Corporation in World War II.

Kirk Franklin
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1970
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Kirk Franklin's 10th album, The Fight of My Life, was released in the United States on December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18). The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 33 with 74,000 copies sold in the first week.

Lucinda Williams
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of poet and literature professor Miller Williams and an amateur pianist.

Mary Murphy - Actress
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1931
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Murphy first gained attention 1953, when she played a good-hearted girl who tries to reform Marlon Brando in The Wild One.

Merrilee Rush
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 January 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Rush's version of "Angel of the Morning" was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, in early 1968, and was produced by Chips Moman and the late Tommy Cogbill. Released by the Bell Records company, in late June. 1968, the song climbed to #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart

Paul Newman
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1925
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donates all profits and royalties to charity. As of May 2007, these donations have exceeded $220 million. P/E

Ronnie Hilton
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 January 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: From a comparatively unknown Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "Me and Juliet" written in 1953, Ronnie Hilton took the hit tune "No Other Love", and scored his one and only UK Number One hit in 1956.

Ronnie Stephenson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 January 1937
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Stephenson had a close association with Ronnie Scott and the Club, spent two years in Ronnie Scott's Quartet.

Shane Howard
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 January 1955
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Composer
 
Summary: An Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, he was the mainstay of folk rock group Goanna which had hits with "Solid Rock"

Stephane Grappelli
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 January 1908
 
Description: Violinist, French
 
Summary: Grappelli is rated as one of the greatest jazz violinist of all time.

Thom Bell
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 January 1943
 
Description: Songwriter, record producer, and arranger, USA
 
Summary: One of the creators of the Philadelphia style of soul music in the 1970s. Nominated for a Grammy Award in 1970.

Warren Benson
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1925
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Composer of more than 100 works, his music has been performed in more than 40 countries, and many of his works have been recorded.

Billy Barnes
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1927
 
Description: Composer and lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Barnes started writing musical comedy sketches while still in high school, and continued while at UCLA. He started collaborating in college with Bob Rodgers, and their first professional revue, a Cabaret Concert Show, was staged in 1956 in Los Angeles.

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

Bridget Fonda
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1964
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Fonda was born in California, into a family of actors, including her grandfather Henry Fonda, father Peter Fonda, and aunt Jane Fonda. Her mother, Susan Jane Brewer, is an artist.

Buddy Desylva
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1895
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: De Sylva was mainly successful with songs written for Al Jolson and Jolson's Broadway show 'Sinbad'. The show goes back to 1918.

David Saville - Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1919
 
Description: Voca, Actor, Record Producer.USA
 
Summary: Bagdasarian's first musical composed success was the song he wrote with Saroyan, "Come on-a My House", sung by Rosemary Clooney.

Don Shirley
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1927
 
Description: Pianist, Jamaica
 
Summary: His first teacher was his mother. He began playing piano at age of about two and made his first public performance at the age of 3.

Donna Reed
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1921
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Reed was the daughter of Hazel Jane (née Shives) and William Richard Mullenger.The trees that Reed's father planted still stand and the route to their home, southeast of Denison, is named Donna Reed Drive. This route is now paved to the north corner of the old Mullenger farm.

Elmore James
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1918
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He was the illegitimate son of 15-year-old Leola Brooks, a field hand. His father was probably Joe Willie "Frost" James, who moved in with Leola, and so Elmore took this as his name.

Helmut Zacharias
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 January 1920
 
Description: Violinist, Germany
 
Summary: In the 1950s he was considered to be one of the best jazz violinists of Europe.

Hot Lips Page
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1908
 
Description: Trumpeter, Vocals, USA
 
Summary: He has been largely neglected by historians since his death due to mysterious circumstances in November 1954, but is considered by many to be one of the giants of the Swing Era and one of the founders of what came to be known as rhythm and blues.

Jean-michel Damase
 
Date Born: Friday 27 January 1928
 
Description: Pianist, conductor and composer
 
Summary: French pianist, conductor and composer of classical music.

Jerome Kern
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 January 1885
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Jerome Kern was born to Fanny and Henry Kern, both German Jews. They named him Jerome because they lived near Jerome Park, a favorite place of theirs.

Kevin Coyne
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 January 1944
 
Description: Guitar, Vocalist, Harmonica, Composer, Singer, Artist, Writer, Poet, Filmmaker
 
Summary: Coyne is notable for his unorthodox and unforgettable style of blues-influenced guitar composition, the intense quality of his vocal delivery.

Kim Gardner
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1946
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He was part of the British invasion of the 1960s, and recorded more than thirty albums during his music career.Ashton and Dyke then joined forces with the bass guitar playing Kim Gardner

Nedra Talley
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Ronettes were a girl group of the 1960s from New York City, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector.

Nick Mason
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 January 1945
 
Description: Drums, UK
 
Summary: The son of the documentary film maker Bill Mason, he was born in Birmingham but brought up in Hampstead, London. P/E

Skitch Henderson
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 January 1918
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Aunt Hattie, who raised him. She taught him piano, starting at the age of four

Tracy Lawrence
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 January 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lawrence worked as an ironworker and in phone sales while he tried to break into the music business.

Troy Donahue
 
Date Born: Monday 27 January 1936
 
Description: Actor,USA
 
Summary: An American actor of film and television considered a male sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - (1756 – 1791)
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 January 1756
 
Description: Composer, Austria
 
Summary: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl Mozart in Getreidegasse 9 in Salzburg, the capital of the sovereign Archbishopric of Salzburg, in what is now Austria, then part of the Holy Roman Empire. P/E

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - (1756 – 1791)
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 January 1756
 
Description: Composer, Austria
 
Summary: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl Mozart in Getreidegasse 9 in Salzburg, the capital of the sovereign Archbishopric of Salzburg, in what is now Austria, then part of the Holy Roman Empire. P/E

Ainslie Henderson
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1979
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Scotland
 
Summary: a Scottish singer-songwriter. He is best known for his appearance on the BBC's television programme, Fame Academy, and his subsequent Top 5 UK single, "Keep Me A Secret". In 2006, he independently released his debut album.

Alan Alda
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 January 1936
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His father, Robert Alda (1914-1986) aka Alphonso Giovanni Giuseppe Roberto D'Abruzzo, was an actor and singer, and his mother, Joan Brown, was crowned Miss New York in a beauty pageant. P/E

Anthony Hamilton
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 January 1971
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Hamilton's career and was released in June 2005. Ain't Nobody Worryin', his gold-selling third studio album.

Arthur Rubinstein
 
Date Born: Friday 28 January 1887
 
Description: Pianist, Poland
 
Summary: He retired from the stage in 1976, as his eyesight and hearing were rapidly deteriorating. He became almost blind in later life. he Aeolian Duo-Art system and the American Piano Company.

Barbi Benton
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 January 1950
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Benton a recording artist with some success. Her 1975 record, "Brass Buckles," was a top five hit on Billboard's country singles chart.

Brian Keenan
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Keenan was part of The Chambers Brothers from 1965 to 1971.

Dan Spitz
 
Date Born: Monday 28 January 1963
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The lead guitarist of the thrash metal band Anthrax from 1983-1995 and 2005 to 2007. He is the brother of former Black Sabbath bassist Dave Spitz.

Michael Hastings
 
Date Born: Monday 28 January 1980
 
Description: Contributing editor to "Rolling Stone" - Journalist
 
Summary: Michael Mahon Hastings was an American journalist, author, contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and reporter for BuzzFeed. He was raised in New York, Canada, and Vermont, and attended New York University.

Mr Acker Bilk
 
Date Born: Monday 28 January 1929
 
Description: Clarinetist, UK
 
Summary: He is known for his trademark goatee, bowler hat, striped waistcoat and his breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style.P/E

Robert Wyatt
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine.

Ronnie Scott
 
Date Born: Friday 28 January 1927
 
Description: Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: Scott is best remembered for co-founding, with former tenor sax player Pete King, the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, which opened in 1959 at 39 Gerrard Street in London's Soho

Sacha Distel
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, French
 
Summary: He is mentioned in the Peter Sarstedt's song "Where Do You Go To, My Lovely". One of Sarstedt's bigest hits in the sixties.

Sarah Mclachlan
 
Date Born: Monday 28 January 1963
 
Description: Vocalist, Multi- Instrumentalist, Painter, Executive Producer, CA
 
Summary: Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2006, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide

Amii Stewart
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 January 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Stewart is the aunt of actress/singer Sinitta who, in turn, is the daughter of actress/singer Miquel Brown.

Bobby Scott
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1937
 
Description: Pianist, vibraphonist, Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: As a songwriter, he won a Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition for the song "A Taste of Honey".

Claudine Longet
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, France
 
Summary: Married Andy Williams on December 15, 1961. She and Williams separated in 1969 but did not formally divorce until 6 years later in 1975.

David Byron
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Mainly known as the frontman of the '70s arena rock outfit Uriah Heep, singer David Byron also performed as a solo artist.

Eddie Taylor
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1923
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Taylor's son Eddie Taylor Jr. is a blues guitarist in Chicago, and his stepson Larry Taylor is a blues drummer and vocalist.

Frederick Delius
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 January 1862
 
Description: Composer, UK
 
Summary: His parents were German born and moved to England which they worked a wollen business.

Ian "molly" Meldrum
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1946
 
Description: Media, Personality, Journalsit, Australia
 
Summary: Music news presenter on the popular music program Countdown and widely recognised for his trademark Akubra hat.

Isabel Lucas
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1985
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Known for her role as Tasha Andrews on the Australian television soap opera Home and Away (2003–2006)

Ivo Robic
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1923
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Croatia
 
Summary: Robi¿ was nicknamed "Mister Morgen" following the success of his first international hit, "Morgen" (which means "tomorrow"), in 1959.

James Jamerson
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 January 1938
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: James Jamerson plays bass on countless Motown singles and album tracks, including classics by the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas, the Miracles, the Marvelettes, the Temptations and others.P/A

Jeanne Lee
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 January 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her influence is the black rootsand tradition and her love for classical.

Jessica Marais
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1985
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Born in South Africa, Marais and her family lived in Canada and New Zealand before relocating to Perth, Western Australia, when she was nine.

John Forsythe
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 January 1918
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Forsythe, the oldest of three children, was born in New Jersey to a factory worker, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York where his father worked as a Wall Street businessman during the Great Depression of 1929.P/E

Katharine Ross
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1940
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ross was born in Hollywood, California, when her father was in the Navy. Her family later settled in Walnut Creek, California, east of San Francisco. She graduated from Las Lomas High School.P/E

Mark Wynter
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: One of Britain’s most promising singers charting with songs such as "DREAM GIRL" and "VENUS IN BLUE JEANS" all covers but very good covers compared to the originals.

Max Carl
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 January 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In addition to performing, Carl also found time during the mid-80s to compose tunes for various movie soundtracks, performing on many of them as well. Films such as Police Academy (1984) and Doin' Time (1985) include his compositions.

Max Richard
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, Australian
 
Summary: An Australian country singer, songwriter.

Noel Harrison
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: He is the son of British actor Sir Rex Harrison.

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.

Rodney Rude
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1943
 
Description: Comedian, Vocalist, Poet and Write, rAustralia
 
Summary: He began his career in a band, singing and playing guitar. His habit of altering the lyrics of songs to amuse himself and his audience prompted him to become a comedian.

Tom Selleck
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in Detroit to a father from north eastern Slovakia Robert Selleck (died 2001) and Scottish-American mother Martha.

Tony Blackburn
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1943
 
Description: Disc Jockey, Singer UK
 
Summary: An English disc jockey, who broadcast on the "pirate" stations Radio Caroline and Radio London in the 1960s

Victor Mature
 
Date Born: Friday 29 January 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born to father, Marcellus George Mature, a cutler, and Swiss American mother, Clara Mature.

Dick Martin
 
Date Born: Monday 30 January 1922
 
Description: Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for the co host of "LAUGH IN" television series during the sixties with partner Dan Rowan.P/E

Gene Hackman
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 January 1930
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Lyda and Eugene Ezra Hackman. He has a brother, Richard. Hackman's family moved from one place to another until finally settling in Illinois, living in the house of his maternal grandmother, Beatrice, and where Hackman's father operated the printing press for the Commercial-News, a local paper.

Horst Jankowski
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 January 1936
 
Description: Pianist, Germany
 
Summary: A classically trained pianist most famous for his easy listening music.

Jeanne Pruett
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 January 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was one of ten children, and since a young age she listened to the Grand Ole Opry and also harmonized with her brothers and sisters.

Jody Watley
 
Date Born: Friday 30 January 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She ranks as the #144 most successful R&B artist of all time according to Billboard magazine.

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.

Lizbeth Webb
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 January 1926
 
Description: Actress, Singer
 
Summary: She began her career as a teenage band vocalist under the name Betty Webb, singing to the troops during World War II and freelancing with British bands

Marty Balin
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Balin was the founder and featured vocalist for Jefferson Airplane from 1965 to 1971.

Phil Collins
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 January 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Collins was given a toy drum kit for Christmas when he was five. Later, his uncle made him a makeshift one that he used regularly.

Roy Eldridge
 
Date Born: Monday 30 January 1911
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Eldridge was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and originally played drums, trumpet and tuba.

Ruth Brown
 
Date Born: Monday 30 January 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Ruth Brown's father was a dockhand who directed the local church choir. Ruth showed more of an interest in singing at nightclubs. She was inspired by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington.

Steve Marriott
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 January 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Steve Marriott was born to parents Kay and Bill Marriott who lived at Strone Road, Manor Park.

Tubby Hayes
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 January 1935
 
Description: Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: From 1957 to 1959 he joined Ronnie Scott in co-leading a quintet, The Jazz Couriers, perhaps the most fondly remembered of British Modern Jazz groups.

Vanessa Redgrave
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 January 1937
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: The daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave.

Alan Lomax
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1915
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was one of the great field collectors of folk music of the 20th century, recording thousands of songs in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, the Caribbean, Italy, and Spain.

Bobby Hackett
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1915
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra during 1941-42.

Carol Channing
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1923
 
Description: Actress, Comedienne, USA
 
Summary: Her father was George Channing, a journalist, whose newspaper career took the family to San Francisco when Channing was only two weeks old; her mother was the former Carol Glaser.

Chuck Willis
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 January 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Willis signed with Columbia Records. After one single, he began recording on a Columbia subsidiary, Okeh. During his stay at Okeh, he established himself as a popular R&B singer and songwriter. In 1956, he moved to Atlantic Records where he had immediate success with "It's Too Late", "Juanita", and "Love Me Cherry". His most successful recording was "C.C. Rider".

Cyril Stapleton
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 January 1914
 
Description: Band Leader, UK
 
Summary: Stapleton was a leader in Britain and overseas, thanks to his regular BBC broadcasts and his many recordings.

Earokin
 
Date Born: Friday 31 January 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, musician and comedian, UK
 
Summary: He performs on TV in several countries, particularly in Brazil, Australia and Germany.

Eddie Cantor
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 January 1882
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: His eye rolling song and dance routines eventually led to his nickname, Banjo Eyes. In 1907, Cantor became a billed name in vaudeville.

Frank Ricotti
 
Date Born: Monday 31 January 1949
 
Description: Vibraphonist, UK
 
Summary: In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ricotti led his own jazz quartet.

Franz Schubert
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 January 1797
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Austria
 
Summary: Franz Schubert is now widely considered to be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition.

Harry Wayne Casey
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He is most famous for his group, KC and the Sunshine Band and as a producer of several hits for other artists.

Isham Jones
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1894
 
Description: Saxophonist, Violinist,Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He began leading his own band in world war one. Jones compositions he co-wrote the music, Charles Newman and Gus Kahn were among his lyricists.

Jack Young
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 January 1925
 
Description: Speedway rider. Australia
 
Summary: We have entered the late Jack Young as a tribute and recognition for his national and international status even though he was not an entertainer. he was notably by many the best speedway rider of all time from Adelaide, South Australia.

Jean Simmons
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 January 1929
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: In 1950 she married actor Stewart Granger and that same year starred in the Frank Sinatra,Marlon Brando musical Guys and Dolls 1955, She used her own singing voice and earned her first Golden Globe Award.

Jeff Hanneman
 
Date Born: Friday 31 January 1964
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The guitarist was with Slayer from its founding in 1981. Its breakthrough came five years later with the release of "Reign in Blood," an album that included two songs -- "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood" -- co-written by Hanneman.

Justin Timberlake
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 January 1981
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Record Producer, Dancer, ActorUSA
 
Summary: Timberlake became famous in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the boy band 'N Sync, whose launch was financed by Lou Pearlman.

Mario Lanza
 
Date Born: Monday 31 January 1921
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: A highly influential artist, Lanza has been credited with inspiring the careers of successive generations of opera singers, including Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci and José Carreras

Peter Dawson
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1982
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Peter Dawson was born of immigrant Scottish parents in Adelaide, South Australia, one of nine children. At 17 he joined a church choir and took singing lessons from C.J. Stevens.

Phil Manzanera
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1951
 
Description: Guitarist,UK
 
Summary: Manzanera was determined to join a professional band, and in October 1971 he was one of about twenty players who auditioned as lead guitarist for the recently formed Roxy Music.

Philip Glass
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1937
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards.

Roosevelt Sykes
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1906
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: His first release was "'44' Blues" which became a blues classic and his trademark. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1999.

Suzanne Pleshette
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 January 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Her mother, Geraldine was a dancer and artist who performed under the stage name Geraldine Rivers. Her father, Eugene Pleshette, was a stage manager, network executive and manager of the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn.

Terry Kath
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 January 1946
 
Description: Guitarist,Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A multi instrumentalist who also played banjo, accordion and drums, Kath played bass during the early 1960s in a band called Jimmy and the Gentlemen.

Bob Shane
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 February 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Shane attended Menlo College in Menlo Park, California while Guard matriculated at nearby Stanford University.

Brandon Lee
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1965
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was the son of the late legendary martial arts film star Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell and the brother of actress Shannon Lee.

Clark Gable
 
Date Born: Friday 1 February 1901
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born to William Henry "Bill" Gable, an oil-well driller, and Adeline Hershelman, both of German descent.

Dennis Brown
 
Date Born: Friday 1 February 1957
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer, dubbing him "The Crown Prince of Reggae".

Don Everly
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Guiarist, USA
 
Summary: Guitarist Ike Everly had an Iowa radio show in the 1940s. Singing appearances on their father's show gave the brothers their first exposure. The Everly Brothers recorded their own first single, "Keep A' Lovin' Me," in 1956.

Elisabeth Sladen
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 February 1948
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: An English actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the British television series Doctor Who and its spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

George Beverly Shea
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1909
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: According to the Guinness Book of Records, Shea holds the world record for singing in person to the most people ever, with an estimated cumulative live audience of 220 million people. Died 16th April 2013 aged 104.

James Price Johnson
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 February 1894
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Pianist, Composer, Johnson was responsible for some really great recordings during the twenties.

Jani Lane
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 February 1964
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: As lead vocalist with Warrant, Lane wrote three Top 40 hit singles.

Jim Carl Black
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1938
 
Description: Vocalsit, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He also worked as a guest vocalist with Muffin Men, a Frank Zappa tribute band based in Liverpool, England.

Johnny Ashcroft
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1927
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Johnny Ashcroft’s great, great maternal grandfather, Marine Corporal John Gowan, arrived in Australia aboard the First Fleet’s Flagship, HMS Sirius. In 1814 his other great, great grandfather and namesake, John Ashcroft, arrived in chains aboard the notorious convict ship Surrey.

Kerry Mills
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1869
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: He trained as a violinist and was working as head of the Violin Department of the University of Michigan School of Music when he began composing

Lee Thompson Young
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 February 1984
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was known for his teenage role as the title character on the Disney Channel television series The Famous Jett Jackson and as Chris Comer in the movie Friday Night Lights.

Lillian Roxon
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1932
 
Description: Rock Historian, Australian
 
Summary: In 1959 she moved permanently to New York, becoming the first Australian female overseas correspondent and the first Australian journalist to establish a high profile in America.

Lisa Marie Presley
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 February 1968
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: She attended the 10th grade at an alternative boarding school in Ojai, California, called Happy Valley School.

Mick Hamilton
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 February 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: In 2000, Mick released his debut solo album, appropriately titled Alone At Last.

Mike Campbell
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 February 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, USA

Mike Campbell
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 February 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He produced four songs on Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl album

Normie Rowe
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 February 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Between 1965 and 1967 Normie was Australia's most popular male star but his career was cut short when he was drafted for compulsory military service in late 1967.

Patrick Wilson
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 February 1969
 
Description: Drummer, Vocals, USA
 
Summary: Prior to the formation of Weezer, Wilson appeared in several bands, including Bush. The Dum Dums and United Dirt, all of which featured members who would go on to be in Wax. He later joined a band called Sixty Wrong Sausages that featured members of Weezer.

Ray Sawyer
 
Date Born: Monday 1 February 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist
 
Summary: As a youth, he idolized Hank Williams, and at 14 he was playing with a local country band, eventually leading the house band at Al Cottrill's club in Mobile.

Renata Tebaldi
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 February 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, Italy
 
Summary: Her major breakthrough came in 1946, when Acclaimed as one of the most beloved opera singers of all time,[1] she primarily focused on the verismo roles of the lyric and dramatic repertoires.

Rick James
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 February 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Buffalo, New York, James was the third of eight children. His father was an autoworker who abandoned the family, and his mother was a former dancer.

Sherman Hemsley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1938
 
Description: Actor, Voice Over Artist, USA
 
Summary: While Hemsley was on Broadway with Purlie, Norman Lear called him in 1971 to play the role of George Jefferson in his new sitcom, All in the Family.

Sherman Hensley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1938
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1989, Hemsley, who had previously been a jazz keyboardist, released a single titled "Ain't That a Kick in the Head". This was followed in 1992 with Dance, an album of rhythm and blues music. In 1999, Hemsley collaborated with Yes lead singer Jon Anderson on an album titled Festival of Dreams which was not released.

Tommy Duff
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: There is no more information in regards to this performer.Please send details of band and persons identified to th e music minder address at contact.

Victor Herbert
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 February 1859
 
Description: Conductor, Composer, Publisher - Ireland
 
Summary: Herbert was born in Ireland. His parents were Edward Herbert and Fanny Lover.

 
 
 
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