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Number of Records Matching Query: 79
Rod Taylor
Date Born: Saturday 11 January 1930
Description: Actor, Australia
Summary: His middle name comes from his great-great grand uncle, Captain Charles Sturt, a famous British explorer of Australia. He has homes in southern California and in his native Australia.

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

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

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

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

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

Bobby Bland
Date Born: Sunday 19 January 1930
Description: Vocalist, musician, songwriter, USA
Summary: Bobby Bland began his career in around 1954.

Milt Trenier
Date Born: Sunday 19 January 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Milt joined the group in 1951 along with his brother Buddy.

Tippi Hendron
Date Born: Sunday 19 January 1930
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: An American actress, former fashion model and an animal rights activist. She is known for her roles in the Alfred Hitchcock films The Birds and Marnie

Ripley Ingram
Date Born: Tuesday 21 January 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.

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.

Robert Wagner
Date Born: Monday 10 February 1930
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: The son of a steel executive, Wagner moved with his family to Los Angeles, California, when he was seven. Wagner became an aspiring actor and was successfully employed in a variety of jobs, most prominently as a caddy for actor Clark Gable.

Marnie Nixon
Date Born: Saturday 22 February 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The credits for her many dubbing roles did not appear on the titles of any of the films. Nixon was credited only until the movies were released on Video yearslater.

Joanne Woodward
Date Born: Thursday 27 February 1930
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie, for See How She Runs (1978)

Ornette Coleman
Date Born: Sunday 9 March 1930
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: He began performing R&B and bebop initially on tenor saxophone. Seeking a way to work his way out of his home town, he took a job in 1949 with a Silas Green from New Orleans traveling show and then with touring rhythm and blues shows.

Lc Williams
Date Born: Wednesday 12 March 1930
Description: Vocalist

Liz Anderson
Date Born: Thursday 13 March 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: An American Country Music Singer-Songwriter. She is also the mother of singer Lynn Anderson.

Otis Spann
Date Born: Friday 21 March 1930
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: Otis Spann is considered then, and now, as Chicago's leading postwar blues pianist.

Stephen Sondheim
Date Born: Saturday 22 March 1930
Description: Composer, Lyrist, USA
Summary: Stephen Sondheim was born to Herbert and Janet ("Foxy") Sondheim, in New York City, New York, and grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and later on a farm in Pennsylvania. Herbert was a dress manufacturer and Foxy designed the dresses. An only child of well-to-do parents living in a high-rise apartment on Central Park West, Sondheim's childhood has been portrayed as isolated and emotionally neglected in Meryle Secrest's biography, Stephen Sondheim: A Life.

Steve Mcqueen
Date Born: Monday 24 March 1930
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: His father, William, was a stunt pilot for an aerial circus, who abandoned Steve and his mother shortly before the birth. His mother unable to cope with bringing up a small child she sent him at an early age to be raised by his Uncle Claude on the latter's farm in Slater, Missouri.

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.

Tiny Tim
Date Born: Saturday 12 April 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In the 1960s Khaury was seen regularly near the Harvard University campus as a street performer, singing old Tin Pan Alley tunes.

Richard Davis
Date Born: Tuesday 15 April 1930
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Richard Davis, a Chicago native, began his musical career as a singer with his brothers.

Herbie Mann
Date Born: Wednesday 16 April 1930
Description: Saxophonist, Composer. US
Summary: Mann had a number of songs cross over to the pop charts — rather rare for a jazz musician. A 1998 interview reported that "At least 25 Herbie Mann albums have made the top 200 pop charts, success denied most of his jazz peers."

Chris Barber
Date Born: Thursday 17 April 1930
Description: Trombonist, UK
Summary: Barber played trombone with Ken Colyer in 1949 and began leading his own bands in which he played trombone and double bass in 1950.

Carol Kaye
Date Born: Monday 21 April 1930
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK
Summary: They were probably Britain's only serious rivals to the Beverley Sisters as a closely harmonising girl group. They had great popularity during the mid to late 1950s and were frequently seen on TV and in the charts.

Joe Porcaro
Date Born: Tuesday 29 April 1930
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: An American jazz drummer, percussionist and educator.

Little Walter
Date Born: Thursday 1 May 1930
Description: Vocalist, Harmonacist, USA
Summary: Jacobs is generally included among blues music greats: his revolutionary harmonica technique has earned comparisons to Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix.

Bill Eyden
Date Born: Sunday 4 May 1930
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Eyden joined Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames in September 1964 and remained until December 1965.

Joyce Collins
Date Born: Monday 5 May 1930
Description: Pianist, US
Summary: Collins wrote and arranged extensively, including a program, performed live and on radio, tracing the involvement of women in jazz as composers and lyricists.

Mitchell Jayne
Date Born: Wednesday 7 May 1930
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: The Dillards are notable for being among the first bluegrass groups to have electrified their instruments in the mid-1960s.

Jimmy Keyes
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1930
Description: Vocalist
Summary: The Chords were "discovered" singing in a subway station and landed a contract with Atlantic records in 1954.

Kenny Ball
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1930
Description: Trumpeter, UK
Summary: An English jazz musician, best known as the bandleader, lead trumpet player and vocalist in Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen.

Stan Coster
Date Born: Tuesday 27 May 1930
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Stan Coster copositions produced 161 titles, from age 25 in 1956 to the end of his life. Stan introduced his writing to Slim Dusty.

Clint Eastwood
Date Born: Saturday 31 May 1930
Description: Film director, film actor, producer, USA
Summary: Eastwood was born California, the son of Margaret Ruth, a factory worker, and Clinton Eastwood, Sr., a steelworker and migratory worker. Eastwood has Scottish, English, Dutch and Irish ancestry.

Edward Woodward
Date Born: Sunday 1 June 1930
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Singer, UK
Summary: He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1978. At the 1987 Golden Globe Awards, he won Best Actor in a Dramatic TV Series for his role of Robert McCall in The Equalizer. At the Emmy Award from 1986 to 1990, he was nominated each year for The Equalizer.

Morgana King
Date Born: Wednesday 4 June 1930
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: "She has a gift that makes popular music… classical." —Donny Hathaway. She is a noted jazz singer, who is regarded as a "musician's singer."

Sp Leary
Date Born: Friday 6 June 1930
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Leary was inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame in 1995, and was also honored with the Key to the City of Dallas.

Homayoun Khorram
Date Born: Monday 30 June 1930
Description: Composer, violinist, Australia
Summary: Khorram began his music career as a violinist at the age of 10 by participating in master Abolhassan Saba violin and Radif classes.

Bobby Day
Date Born: Tuesday 1 July 1930
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Day's best known songwriting efforts were "Over and Over" made popular by the Dave Clark Five in 1965 and "Little Bitty Pretty One"

Pete Fountain
Date Born: Thursday 3 July 1930
Description: Clarinetist, USA
Summary: Pete would go to Hollywood many times appearing on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson fifty six times.

Tommy Tedesco
Date Born: Thursday 3 July 1930
Description: Guitarist, Session Musician, USA
Summary: He was described by "Guitar Player" magazine as the most recorded guitarist in history.

Jcak Greene
Date Born: Monday 7 July 1930
Description: Singer-songwriter, USA
Summary: Country musician. Nicknamed the "Jolly Greene Giant" due to his height and deep voice, Greene was a long time member of the Grand Ole Opry. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Greene is best-known for his 1966 hit "There Goes My Everything."

Earl Van Dyke
Date Born: Tuesday 8 July 1930
Description: Keyboardist, Arranger, Band leader, USA
Summary: Van Dyke played the Steinway grand piano, the Hammond B-3 organ, the Wurlitzer electric piano, the Fender Rhodes, and the celeste and harpsichord.

Helen Merrill
Date Born: Monday 21 July 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Merrill's recording career has spanned six decades and she is popular with fans of jazz in Japan and Italy.

Maureen Forrester
Date Born: Friday 25 July 1930
Description: Vocalist, CA
Summary: Forrester also provided the voice of the Bianca Castafiore character in the television series The Adventures of Tintin.

Jim Stewart - Stax Records
Date Born: Tuesday 29 July 1930
Description: Violinist, Record producer, USA
Summary: Stewart was a part time fiddle player who moved to Memphis, Tennessee and joined a local country music group called the Canyon Cowboys. YOUTUBE: Lincoln Center's Out of Doors summer series concluded with it's tribute to one of the most prolific record labels that give the world its own unique blend of soul, blues, gospel, comedy, and deep roots music. Stax Records was formed by the brother and sister team of Estelle Axton and Jim Stewart, a country and western fiddler.

Tony Lip
Date Born: Wednesday 30 July 1930
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He portrayed real-life Bonanno crime family mobster Philip Giaccone, in Donnie Brasco, and real-life Lucchese crime family mobster Francesco Manzo, in Goodfellas.

Lionel Bart
Date Born: Friday 1 August 1930
Description: Composer, Arranger, Band leader
Summary: Bart was born the youngest of seven surviving children and grew up in Stepney. His father worked as a tailor in a garden shed in London E1.

Abbey Lincoln
Date Born: Wednesday 6 August 1930
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, USA
Summary: She continues to perform and can often be found at the Blue Note in New York City.

Don Ho
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1930
Description: Vocalist, Hawaii
Summary: Ho played at the top night club spotts such as Lake Taho, Las Vega, and in New York.

Solomon King
Date Born: Wednesday 13 August 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: King was the first white singer taken on tour by Billie Holiday, as well working with Elvis Presley's backing group the Jordanaires.

Jackie Brenston
Date Born: Friday 15 August 1930
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Brenston continued playing in local bands. After a final recording session with Earl Hooker in 1963.

Robert Culp
Date Born: Saturday 16 August 1930
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He starred in the provocative Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice in 1969, probably the height of his movie career.

Johnny Preston
Date Born: Monday 18 August 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Johnny Preston's pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Mario Bernardi
Date Born: Wednesday 20 August 1930
Description: Conductor and pianist. Canadian
Summary: He conducted 75 different operas and over 450 other works with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Christiane Legrand
Date Born: Thursday 21 August 1930
Description: Vocalist , Composer, French
Summary: Legrand was born in Paris, the daughter of film composer Raymond Legrand.

Sean Connery
Date Born: Monday 25 August 1930
Description: Actor, Scotland
Summary: An Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films.

Ben Gazzara
Date Born: Thursday 28 August 1930
Description: Actor, Director, USA
Summary: Gazzara appeared in 38 films, many for television, in the 1990s.

Big Tiny Little
Date Born: Sunday 31 August 1930
Description: Pianist, US
Summary: The son of a prominent musician and bandleader, Tiny Little Sr..

Sonny Rollins
Date Born: Tuesday 9 September 1930
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: As a saxophonist he had initially been attracted to the jump and R&B sounds of performers like Louis Jordan, but soon became drawn into the mainstream tenor saxophone tradition.

Anne Francis
Date Born: Tuesday 16 September 1930
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: She won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy award for her role in Honey West.

Nev Nicholls
Date Born: Tuesday 16 September 1930
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Born on th 16th September 1930 at Millthorpe in the central west of NSW, Nev Nicholls spent his childhood on a farm at Tallwood. Tallwood is not a town merely a district of small farms.

Joni James
Date Born: Monday 22 September 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She was the first American to record at London's Abbey Road Studios, and recorded five albums there.

Ray Charles
Date Born: Tuesday 23 September 1930
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Charles never knew exactly why he lost his sight,though there is are sources which suggest Ray's blindness was due to glaucoma.

Shel Silverstein
Date Born: Thursday 25 September 1930
Description: Composer, Catoonist, USA
Summary: He also wrote ’I’m Checking Out’ from the film ’Postcards From The Edge’ etc. Silverstein's "A Boy Named Sue" won a 1970 Grammy.

Richard Harris
Date Born: Wednesday 1 October 1930
Description: Actor, Iriish
Summary: He recorded several albums, one (A Tramp Shining) included the seven-minute hit song "MacArthur Park" (which Harris mispronounced as "MacArthur's Park"); that song written by Jimmy Webb, reached #2 on the United States Billboard magazine pop chart

Monk Higgins
Date Born: Friday 3 October 1930
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Higgins served as a producer on several of Blood, Sweat, and Tears' albums.

Pepper Adams
Date Born: Wednesday 8 October 1930
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
Summary: He played on the album Dakar by John Coltrane, played with Lee Morgan on The Cooker, and briefly worked with Benny Goodman's band in 1958.

Robert Parker
Date Born: Tuesday 14 October 1930
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Parker also appeared on sessions for Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe and Joe Tex.

Big Bopper - Jp Richardson
Date Born: Friday 24 October 1930
Description: Vocalist , DJ, USA
Summary: His father was an oil field worker and driller. He had two younger brothers, Cecil and James. He graduated from Beaumont High School in 1947.

Clifford Brown
Date Born: Thursday 30 October 1930
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: He died aged 25, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings.

Mike Winters
Date Born: Saturday 15 November 1930
Description: Comedian, UK
Summary: He then played jazz with his brother on drums and performed as a musician at dances and weddings.

Bernard Horsfall
Date Born: Thursday 20 November 1930
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: In 2003 he appeared in Davros — a Doctor Who audio drama produced by Big Finish Productions.

Matt Monro
Date Born: Monday 1 December 1930
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: An important influence on his early career was the pianist Winifred Atwell, who became his mentor, provided him with his stage name, and helped him sign with Decca Records.

Hank Garland
Date Born: Thursday 11 December 1930
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: At age 19, Garland recorded his million-selling hit "Sugarfoot Rag".

Noel Ferrier
Date Born: Saturday 20 December 1930
Description: Actor, Australia
Summary: To ease the workload on Graham Kennedy, he was invited by GTV9 to host a Friday night version of In Melbourne Tonight from 1963 to 1965.

Pat Hare
Date Born: Saturday 20 December 1930
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: An American blues and rockabilly - Guitarist and singer.

Date Born: Wednesday 31 December 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: On September 29, 1999, President Bill Clinton presented Odetta with the National Endowment for the Arts' National Medal of Arts.

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