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Joe Pass
Date Born: Tuesday 1 January 1929
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Epiphone has produced an edition of the Emperor line of semi-acoustic Guitar in his honour. Previously Ibanez had a Joe Pass model jazz guitar, as they continue to for influential jazz guitarists George Benson and Pat Metheny.

Arthur Prysock
Date Born: Wednesday 2 January 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Prysock received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1995. NP

Ed Shaughnessy
Date Born: Wednesday 9 January 1929
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: A swing music and bebop drummer best known for his long association with Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

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

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.

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.

Jimmy Cobb
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1929
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Cobb is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians today. He leads his own band (Jimmy Cobb's Mob) in New York City.

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

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.

Andrew Tibbs
Date Born: Saturday 2 February 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: From 1947 to 1949, Tibbs originally recorded for Aristocrat Records.

Hal Blaine
Date Born: Tuesday 5 February 1929
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Blaine played on numerous hits by popular groups, including Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Beach Boys, Nancy Sinatra, and the 5th Dimension.

Floyd Dixon
Date Born: Friday 8 February 1929
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: Floyd Dixon, Born 8 February 1929 – Died July 26, 2006) was an American rhythm and blues pianist.

Jerry Goldsmith
Date Born: Sunday 10 February 1929
Description: Composer and Conductor, USA
Summary: In 1997, he composed a new theme for the Universal Studios opening logo, first heard in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997.

Lavern Baker
Date Born: Monday 11 February 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She began singing in Chicago clubs around 1946, often billed as "Little Miss Sharecropper",

Jb Lenoir
Date Born: Tuesday 5 March 1929
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Born in Monticello, Mississippi, and was always known by the initials J.B. rather than any given name. His surname was spelled as Lenore on some of his early recordings.

Fred Anderson
Date Born: Friday 22 March 1929
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Fred Anderson was probably the most significant and yet nearly unknown saxophonist working in the United States.

Malcolm Vaughan
Date Born: Friday 22 March 1929
Description: Vocalist, Wales
Summary: He first appeared as a stage actor in 1944 when he was cast in Emlyn Williams’s comedy The Druid’s Rest at the St. Martin’s Theatre in London's West End.

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.

Joe Meek
Date Born: Friday 5 April 1929
Description: Producer, UK
Summary: Meek was the founder of "Triumph Records" and recording his first hit "Johnny Remember Me'" by Johnny Leyton

Andre Previn
Date Born: Saturday 6 April 1929
Description: Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Arranger
Summary: In the mid-to-late 1950s, and more recently, he toured and recorded as a jazz pianist.

Jacques Brel
Date Born: Monday 8 April 1929
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Poet, Actor, Belgium
Summary: Brel was born in Schaarbeek, Belgium, a district of Brussels, but lived half of his life in Paris.

Max Von Sydow
Date Born: Wednesday 10 April 1929
Description: Actor, Swedish
Summary: In 2002, von Sydow had one of his largest commercial successes, co-starring with Tom Cruise in Steven Spielberg's science fiction thriller Minority Report.

Inez Andrews
Date Born: Sunday 14 April 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Andrews became a member of the gospel group The Caravans; she auditioned for Albertina Walker (Queen Of Gospel Music) and Dorothy Norwood, and they sent for her in Chicago. She resided there, and used Chicago as a base for her performing career.

Roy Hamilton
Date Born: Tuesday 16 April 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The song ’You Can Have Her’ was his most noted hit in Australia.

James Last
Date Born: Wednesday 17 April 1929
Description: Bandleader, Pianist,USA
Summary: Over the course of his career, he has sold well over 100 million albums. James Last has survived the ever changing times since the inception of his music.

Sonny James
Date Born: Wednesday 1 May 1929
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: As the first-ever teenage country "crossover" single, it topped both the country and pop music charts. He gained more exposure with a television appearances on the very important Ed Sullivan Show.

Link Wray
Date Born: Thursday 2 May 1929
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Wray was born to Lillie M. Norris and Frederick ("Fred") Lincoln Wray.

Audrey Hepburn
Date Born: Saturday 4 May 1929
Description: Actress. USA
Summary: Hepburn also noted the similarities between herself and Anne Frank: "I was exactly the same age as Anne Frank.

Bob Money
Date Born: Saturday 4 May 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The Jordanaires are an American vocal quartet, which formed as a gospel group in 1948.

Mel Lewis
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1929
Description: Drummer - U.S.A.
Summary: He started playing professionally as a teen, eventually joining Stan Kenton in 1954.

Betty Carter
Date Born: Thursday 16 May 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: When she was 16, she sang with Charlie Parker, and she later performed with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.

Johnny Alf
Date Born: Sunday 19 May 1929
Description: Pianist, Brazil
Summary: He recorded nine albums and appeared on nearly fifty others.

Digby Wolfe
Date Born: Tuesday 4 June 1929
Description: Actor, Screenwriter, Writer, Television host, UK
Summary: Moving to Australia in 1959, where he made frequent television appearances and was host of the variety shows Review '61 and Review '62.

Johnny Ace
Date Born: Sunday 9 June 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Born the son of a preacher, was one of the stars of U.S. rhythm and blues singing.

Cy Coleman
Date Born: Friday 14 June 1929
Description: Composer of music, lyricist, USA
Summary: Coleman's film scores include Father Goose, The Art of Love, Garbo Talks, Power, and Family Business.

June Carter
Date Born: Sunday 23 June 1929
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Comedian, Actress USA
Summary: She was born into country music and performed with the Carter Family from the young age of ten, beginning in 1939.

June Bronhill
Date Born: Wednesday 26 June 1929
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia.
Summary: Born in the inland Australian city of Broken Hill in New South Wales. Her stage name Bronhill, which she used from 1952, was an abbreviation of Broken Hill, which was her way of thanking her home town for its support.

David Lynch
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: David Lynch of St. Louis, Missouri, who was working as a cab driver when he joined. YOUTUBE: The lead singer on this recording is David Lynch. This song was orginally a hit in 1947 for Kay Kyser and Freddy Martin.

Reg Lindsay
Date Born: Sunday 7 July 1929
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Reg is probably known most of all for his country music shows televised from Adelaide, South Australia named "The Reg Lindsay Country Hour"

Lee Hazlewood
Date Born: Tuesday 9 July 1929
Description: Vocalist,Composer, Record Producer, USA
Summary: Hazlewood had a baritone voice that added to his music. Hazlewood's collaborations with Nancy Sinatra as well as his solo output in the late 1960s

Danny Flores
Date Born: Thursday 11 July 1929
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Flores was born to Mexican field workers in Santa Paula, California.

Charles Anthony
Date Born: Monday 15 July 1929
Description: Violinist, USA
Summary: He celebrated his fiftieth anniversary with the company in 2004

Joe Morello
Date Born: Wednesday 17 July 1929
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Morello suffered from impaired vision since he was born, and devoted himself to indoor activities.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Date Born: Thursday 18 July 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: An eccentric singer noted for his outlandish looks and dress on stage.

Jack Richardson
Date Born: Tuesday 23 July 1929
Description: Canadian record producer, Canada
Summary: The Juno Award for "Producer of the Year" has been named in Richardson's honour since 2002.

Harvey Fuqua
Date Born: Saturday 27 July 1929
Description: Vocalist
Summary: ,e,ber of The Moonglows, the group began in 1952 as the Crazy Sounds, founded by Harvey Fuqua and Bobby Lester; the group later changed its name to the Moonglows. Though Harvey sang lead on some songs, Bobby sang lead much of the time.

Mike Elliot
Date Born: Tuesday 6 August 1929
Description: Saxophonist, West Indies
Summary: The Foundations were the first visibly multi-racial group to have a number 1 hit in the UK in the 1960s.

Buck Owens
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1929
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
Summary: Born on a farm in Texas to Maicie Azel Ellington and Alvis Edgar Owens, Sr. A shopping mall,located at 4800 Texoma Parkway, now sits where his farm used to be in Sherman.

Bill Evans
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1929
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: Evans was born to a mother of Rusyn ancestry and a father of Welsh descent. Young Bill Evans received his first musical training in his mother's church.

Ned Fairchild
Date Born: Monday 26 August 1929
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: She was an AMI staff songwriter who variously wrote and performed as Ned Fairchild and Sunny Bingo.

Bob Newhart
Date Born: Thursday 5 September 1929
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
Summary: Newhart became famous mostly on the strength of his audio releases, in which he became the world's first solo "straight man."

Harlan Howard
Date Born: Sunday 8 September 1929
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: Harlan Perry Howard was an American songwriter, principally in country music. In a career spanning six decades, Howard wrote a large number of popular and enduring songs, recorded by a variety of different artists. Howard was married to country singer Jan Howard. Among his biggest hits was "I Fall to Pieces", co-written with Hank Cochran and recorded by Patsy Cline, including "Heartaches By The Number" and "Busted". He died in 2002, aged 74, and was buried in Nashville City Cemetery.

Claude Nougaro
Date Born: Monday 9 September 1929
Description: Singer, Painter, Poet
Summary: His music drew inspiration, among other sources, from American jazz, from which he borrowed heavily (Charles Mingus, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins),

Tommy Leonetti
Date Born: Tuesday 10 September 1929
Description: Vocalist, Actor, US
Summary: In Australia, his most famous song was "My City of Sydney" (written by Leonetti & Robert Troup) and was used by Sydney, Australia TV channel ATN7 for station identification into the 1980s.

Teddi King
Date Born: Wednesday 18 September 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: For those who never had a chance to hear Teddi King, there is In the Beginning: 1949-1954, a Teddi King compilation .

Wally Whyton
Date Born: Monday 23 September 1929
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: A British musician, songwriter and radio and TV personality.

Barbara Walters
Date Born: Wednesday 25 September 1929
Description: TV Host, Journalist, USA
Summary: Walters published her memoirs, Audition: A Memoir, in 2008.Walters is a part-time host of the daytime talk show The View, of which she also is co-creator and co-executive producer with her business partner, Bill Geddie

Ronnie Barker
Date Born: Wednesday 25 September 1929
Description: Comedian, Actor, Presenter, Writer, UK
Summary: Barker was born in Bedford in Bedfordshire. He had two sisters; Vera his older sister and Eileen his younger sister. The family moved to Oxford when his father, a clerk for Shell Oil, was relocated, when Barker was two years old.

Kris Kenner
Date Born: Monday 30 September 1929
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: In 1962 he produced his most enduring song, "Land of a Thousand Dances," which was recorded by Cannibal & the Headhunters, Wilson Pickett, The Action and Patti Smith.

Bonnie Owens
Date Born: Tuesday 1 October 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Bonnie Owens herself became a popular singer and songwriter in the fifties.

Leroy Van Dyke
Date Born: Friday 4 October 1929
Description: Singer, songwriter, USA
Summary: American country music singer best known for his hits "The Auctioneer" (1956) and "Walk On By" (1961).

Thel Carey
Date Born: Wednesday 9 October 1929
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Thel a fair dinkum farm girl from Glossodia near Windsor.

Hugh Jarrett
Date Born: Friday 11 October 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He joined the group in 1954 and left the group in 1958.

Neal Matthews Jr
Date Born: Saturday 26 October 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: A 2nd tenor to join the famed ’Jordanaires’ in 1953. He was wih the vocal group through the Presley era up until his death in 2000.

Ambar Bose
Date Born: Saturday 2 November 1929
Description: American entrepreneur, electrical engineer and sound engineer.
Summary: In the year 2007 he was listed in Forbes 400 as 271st richest man in the world, with a net worth of $1.8 billion.

Paul Vance
Date Born: Monday 4 November 1929
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: Vance co-wrote such hits as "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," recorded in 1960. YOUTUBE: Features Brian Hyland singing thr major hit song written by Paul Vance.

Grace Kelly
Date Born: Tuesday 12 November 1929
Description: Actress and Princess Grace of Monaca
Summary: The American Film Institute ranked Kelly 13 amongst the Greatest Female Stars of All Time.

Joe Hinton
Date Born: Friday 15 November 1929
Description: Vocalist
Summary: His career began in the late fifties.

Eileen Barton
Date Born: Sunday 24 November 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Her first record, done for Capitol Records, was "Would You Believe Me?"

Rusty Bryant
Date Born: Monday 25 November 1929
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Bryant grew up in Columbus, Ohio and became a fixture of the local jazz scene

Berry Gordy
Date Born: Thursday 28 November 1929
Description: Record producer and Composer of songs
Summary: In 1957, Wilson recorded Reet Petite, a song Gordy had co-written with his sister Gwen and writer-producer Billy Davis.

Dick Clark
Date Born: Saturday 30 November 1929
Description: TV Host
Summary: Clark's career in show business began in 1945 when he started working in the mailroom of radio station WRUN in Utica, New York which was owned by his uncle and managed by his father.

John Cassavetes
Date Born: Monday 9 December 1929
Description: Actor, Director, USA
Summary: He appeared in many Hollywood films. He is most notable as an influential pioneer of independent film.

Christopher Plumber
Date Born: Friday 13 December 1929
Description: Actor, Pianist, Canada
Summary: Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Isabella Mary and John Plummer, who was secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University.

Vestal Goodman
Date Born: Friday 13 December 1929
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Her title of “Queen of Southern Gospel Music" was proclaimed in a wide array of magazines, from Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, Time, People, and The Singing News.

Bob Brookmeyer
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1929
Description: Trombonist, pianist, arranger, and composer. USA
Summary: Played during the fifties and was influenced by Count Basie.

Chet Baker
Date Born: Monday 23 December 1929
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: Nick named the James Dean of cool jazz.

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