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Number of Records Matching Query: 18
Bix Beiderbecke
Date Born: Tuesday 10 March 1903
Description: Cornet, Composer, Pianist
Summary: The character Rick Martin in the novel Young Man With A Horn (1938) by Dorothy Baker is partly based on Beiderbecke's life.

Lawrence Welk
Date Born: Wednesday 11 March 1903
Description: Band Leader, Conductor, USA
Summary: Welk had a number of instrumental hits, including a cover of the song "Yellow Bird." His highest charting record was "Calcutta", which achieved hit status in 1961.

Frankie Carle
Date Born: Wednesday 25 March 1903
Description: Band Leader, Pianist, USA
Summary: Carle had several million-sellers in the 1940s and early 1950s. YOUTUBE: Frankie Carle on this vintage 1947 clip.

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.

Ward Bond
Date Born: Thursday 9 April 1903
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: In 2001, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Irving Kahal
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1903
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: "I'll Be Seeing You", which was written in 1938, but became a hit in 1943 especially among the families of servicemen sent overseas.

Cliff Carlisle
Date Born: Wednesday 6 May 1903
Description: Steel guitarist, USA
Summary: Carlisle was a yodeler and was a pioneer in the use of the Hawaiian steel guitar in country music.

Bob Hope
Date Born: Friday 29 May 1903
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Bob Hope was born in England, the fifth of seven sons. His English father, William Henry Hope, was a stonemason and his Welsh mother, Avis Townes, was a light opera singer who later had to find work as a cleaning woman.

Jeanette Macdonald
Date Born: Thursday 18 June 1903
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Jeanette MacDonald was born in 1903 at her family's Philadelphia home at 5123 Arch Street. She was the youngest of the three daughters of Daniel and Anna Wright MacDonald.

Ben Pollack
Date Born: Monday 22 June 1903
Description: Band Leader, Drummer, USA
Summary: A very successful bandleader in the 1920s, his orchestra featured future stars Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman among others.

Adrian Rollini
Date Born: Sunday 28 June 1903
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Rollini was equally skilled at piano, drums, xylophone, and bass saxophone, which gained him the respect.

Milton Brown
Date Born: Tuesday 8 September 1903
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Brown joined Bob Wills and Herman Arnspiger in forming the group that became the Light Crust Doughboys in 1931. Milton Brown And His Musical Brownies

Claudette Colbert
Date Born: Sunday 13 September 1903
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Émilie Chauchoin was born in France to Georges Claude, a banker, and Jeanne Loew Chauchoin, a pastry-cook. Her family emigrated to New York City in 1906. Colbert eventually became a naturalized citizen of the U.S.

Roy Acuff
Date Born: Tuesday 15 September 1903
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: One of the early country greats of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Sold and wrote millions of records ending up with the well known Acuff - Rose Publications.

Joe Venuti
Date Born: Wednesday 16 September 1903
Description: Violinist, Italian
Summary: He was also a strong early influence on western swing players like Cecil Brower, not to mention the fact that Lang and Venuti were the primary influences of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

Jimmy Rushing
Date Born: Saturday 26 September 1903
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Count Basie claimed that Rushing "never had an equal" as a blues vocalist.

John Bishop
Date Born: Monday 26 October 1903
Description: Pianist, Australia
Summary: Chairman of the UNESCO Committee for Music and as Federal President of the Arts Council of Australia

Earl Hines
Date Born: Monday 28 December 1903
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: For 11 years his was "The Band" in Al Capone's Grand Terrace Cafe

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